Aputure has some of the most popular LED Panels available for the budget shooter, and now they've added a nice high power single point source LED Light called the LightStorm COB120. If you've worked with Fresnels, the new COB120 can be used in similar ways. Still photographers who are now working with continuous lighting will also be familiar with it's MonoLight type form factor. With a Bowens Mount adapter, you'll also be able to use many available Light Modifiers such as a Beauty Dish, Softboxes, Snoots, etc.
They say the new COB120 may have the equivalent to a 1K-1.5K fresnel which is very good output for an LED Light of this size. There is a fan built in to dissipate heat, but they say it's extremely quiet, similar to the fan found in the Mac Pro (trashcan). The new Aputure LightStorm COB120 will be available over at B&H (click here).
Any good ways to modify the temperature of these lights? They don't have a good contact point for clothes pegs. Also, looking for a good quick softbox for it, that doesn't have 16 rods to assemble each time, like the one I've found designed for these. Basically a popup version that fits these.
is it capable of charging the v mount battery when its plug on AC?
Any hints if there is a COB120D model coming?
(So - A daylight balanced model?)
@ Kay. I just checked B&H these are all tungsten 3000kish balance. I want a daylight NOW! lol
Any word on what the price point is going to be on that smaller light?
I saw these introduced the other day; httpss://www.fotodioxpro.com/led100wb56-studio-led-high-intensity-daylight-led-5600k.html
have to say the aputure look nicer, but these are cheaper
@Victor Dizon - Been using these for a long while, recharging them constantly. Great batteries for the price. httpss://cheesycam.com/kayo-maxtar-dual-capacity-v-mount-batteries/comment-page-1/
Are there cheaper vmount batteries that are reliable that you recommend?
What is the lumen rating?
Kay O. Sweaver
I read somewhere else that this is a 3000K light, which seems strange to me. I hope that's a mistake and that this is daylight balanced.