Nanlite is a growing brand offering a diverse range of LED products to assist creators with lighting solutions. Lighting plays a crucial role in visual storytelling. Light is your companion, whether you aim for stills or shoot a motion picture. It amplifies the concept and mood for that piece of creation.
Both natural and artificial light sources aid photography or videography. The latter, particularly LED, provides a more controlled environment as compared to natural light.
Available in Wide Range
Various technological advancements have equipped the market for light sources, ranging from flashes and continuous lights to strobes and heavy tungsten lights.
LEDs by Nanlite are designed to be a continuous source of light, fit for photography as well as videography. They are available in an extensive range of colour temperatures and intensities to match any environment. Many of their LED range has been developed especially for photography purposes. For instance, they come with tungsten or daylight-balanced (both warm and cool bulbs), and a few have RGB modes, as well.
Helpful for Both Video and Photos
Usually, during a shoot, you may require both photography and videography recording to happen simultaneously. This is where LED can be an advantage. LEDs being a continuous source can light up the subject as well as the environment, without introducing additional flash units which only cater for video.
Flashes and strobes fire only when triggered or while shooting. Using LEDs allows you to see lighting patterns and light fall-off while composing the shot. By utilising LED, you will have a more time-efficient shoot with the advantage of visually seeing the highlight and shadow results straight away.
LED vs Traditional Halogen Lighting
Halogen lighting did exist in earlier days; its demand has been almost wiped out. Since the late ’90s, there have been innovations that are much more efficient, LEDs being one of them. Obviously nothing will compare against natural lighting, however when you look at Halogen Lighting, the Nanlite series of LED carry so many advantages. Some of these pros include:
The Temperature of the Bulbs
Halogen bulbs are made up of a tungsten filament and require high temperature to produce light. They need time to cool off in between shoots because their high temperature can cause the risk of burn or injury to the person controlling it. On the other hand, LED lighting runs cool. You can clip gels without them burning out. The lights don’t require time to cool off, and therefore, they are much more time-efficient.
Nanlite Offer A Wider Range of Colour Temperatures
Unlike halogen, LEDs come with a better range of colour temperature and RGB colour modes. The pre-existing colour modes eliminate the need for buying extra gel accessories. This is a benefit to your wallet in the long term.
The compact size of LED lights makes them more comfortable and portable. Compared with traditional halogen lights, there is no need to carry around heavy cases to protect the globes. Nanlite products are ready to go straight out of the box.
LEDs require less energy to produce light and are cost-effective. They convert 80% of the energy into light. They also have a higher lamp life of about 25000-1000000 hours, whereas halogens only last about 3600 hours.
Recommended LED Lights for Both Photography and Videography
Nanlite LED lights are super convenient. They let you experiment and create more artistic outputs. Since you have complete control over placement, adjustment, and colour temperature, you get to execute your vision just right. Here are some recommendations, from among the best picks available by Nanlite:
Nanlite Forza 60B Bi-Colour Monolight LED Light.
Forza-60B is the first bi-colour feature of the Forza series. This popular LED has a colour temperature ranging from 2700K (warm) to 6500K (cool). Its wide range blends this light with ambient light conditions or other fixtures and boosts creative expression. The light comes with a compact body, sophisticated quality reflector, and emits 13830 lux at 5600K
It has a high colour rendering index rating (CRI/TLCI rating of 96/98) that certifies its advanced accuracy in colour rendering. Another attribute of this particular light is its AC/DC power options, and how it can run on NP-F or 14.8V V-mount batteries because of it.
The Forza 60B comes with 12 different lighting effects – CCT Loop, INT Loop, Flash, Pulse, Storm, TV, Paparazzi, Candle or Fire, Bad Bulb, Fireworks, Explosion, and Welding. These work as presets and save time and enhance creativity. Additionally, this product supports firmware updates to keep up with the pace of advancements.
Forza 60B Bi-Colour Monolight Specifications:
- Power Consumption: 60W
- CRI or TLCI: 96/98
- Special Effects: Lightning, TV screen, Flash, Light Bulb
- Colour Temperature: 2700K to 6500K
- Dimming: 0 to 100 % continuous
- Lumen output: 6732 Lumens
- Weight (Light): 0.82 kg
- Power Source: DC 15V/6A
Why We Recommend, the Nanlite Forza 60B Bi-Colour Monolight LED Light
The Forza 60B Bi-Colour is a perfect combination of design, technology, features and portability. It comes with a mount, which allows you to use all Forza 60 modifiers. There is also an optional Bowens adapter that will allow attachment of standard Bowens modifiers. It is an excellent addition to your lighting kit for in numerous experimentation and pro-level results.
Nanlite PavoTube II 6C RGBW LED Tube
As the name suggests, Nanlite PavoTube II 6C is an LED Tube with RGBW colour modes. The colour temperature varies from 2700K to 6500K, matching in with the ambience light. It flashes 360 colours on the RGB spectrum, featuring colour rendering capacity at 95.
Powered by an in-built lithium-ion battery, the PavoTube II 6C can run for 65 minutes at full brightness. Its lasting battery back-up and small, light-weight design make it entirely travel friendly.
Like any LED light, PavoTube II 6C is adjustable in terms of intensity and brightness. The dimness value ranges from 0 to 100%. The LED Tube can also simulate 12 special effects such as Hue Loop, CCT Loop, Int Loop, CCT Flash and Hue Flash, etc.
PavoTube II 6C RGBW LED Tube Specifications:
- Temperature: 2700K to 7500K
- Colour Modes: Complete RGB Tuning
- Accuracy Standard (Colour): CRI 95/TLCI 97
- Dimming: Yes, 0 to 100%
- Lumens: 520 (at 5600K)
- Run Time: 65 Minutes at Full Power
- Max Power Consumption: 6W
Why We Recommend the Nanlite PavoTube II 6C RGBW LED Tube
The PavoTube II 6C is another quality product by Nanlite. From an excellent build to quality light, this LED Tube is worth every dollar spent on it. It will resonate with your creative juices and location flexibility, all while rendering a pleasant output.
Nanlite offers a vast range of designs and types of LEDs. It deals in LED tubes, LED monolights, halo lights, LitoLite series, Lumipad series, and so forth. The brand has developed a project series for all of its products. All of their popular designs vary in size and purpose, as well, so be sure to visit us in-store to find out the right fit for you.
Remember, creativity can never be generalised. There is nothing more promising and assuring than trying the products yourself. We recommend joining some of our upcoming workshops where you can experience these lights for yourself, plus try some of the latest cameras or lenses.