Aputure Introduces Low Cost LED Fresnel

As the competion increases in the crowded LED lighting marketplace, prices come down. Aputure is attacking the price point of professional lighting with its new Lightstorm COB 120t Fresnel.

Aputure said the new Fresnel will come in daylight and tungsten versions at first, with an adjustable Bi-Color color temperature version coming later. Estimated price is $585.

The light has a 1500 watt equivalent output, coupled with high color accuracy (claimed at 98.4 TLCi). It comes with V-Mount and Anton Bauer battery options. A silver reflector is included. It has a remote control to power the light on/off and a dimmer. A Bowens-S mount is available for optional light shaping tools. It includes a near silent fan.

Being a single source light means that the shadows are well defined, unlike with a regular LED panel. It also makes it easy to use with a wide range of light modifiers available for the S mount.

Aputure’s Fresnel accessory can adjust between a 42 and 12-degree beam angle. It will have its own low-cost umbrella and three foot parabolic diffuser. The parabolic diffuser costs $150.

The light can be dimmed directly, or remotely using Aputure’s own controller. There is no weatherproofing. 

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