Brighten Your Productions with the New Aputure Light Storm 1200d Pro

Aputure Light Storm 1200d Pro
Meet the new brightest light in the Aputure Light Storm product line.

For those working in commercial film and video production, Aputure has dropped some interesting news for those who are keen on lighting. As part of its flagship Light Storm product line, Aputure has just unveiled its new Light Storm 1200d Pro, their brightest light in the line yet.

Featuring a 1200W COB, this LS 1200d Pro isn’t just the brightest in their line, but might just be the highest output Bowens mount light fixture on the entire market.

Let’s take a look at this bright and exciting new offering to see if it might be right for you and your lighting projects.


The Aputure Light Storm 1200d Pro

Designed to utilize the Bownes mount, this Light Storm flagship should be a hit with professional lighting technicians across genres as it can use a wide range of Bowens mount soft light modifiers (like light domes and lanterns) for an array of lighting types and uses.

It’s also set to include three Bowens mount Hyper Reflectors with different beam angles including narrow, medium, and wide. And just looking at the narrow, for example, the 1200D Pro can push an output of 83,100 lux at up to three meters.

This 1200d Pro should also be quite durable and weather-resistant as well as feature some robust connectivity features using Lumenradio CRMX and Art-net & sACN via an etherCON connector, as well as integrating seamlessly with any professional DMX interface.

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Who’s It For?

So, if you work in film and video at a commercial, corporate, or larger-scale narrative level, this might be a great light for you to consider. It’s really designed to be highly modifiable and features plenty of controls and features for connecting it with different setups.

Ideally, the 1200d Pro should easily fit into any LED lighting package that you may already own or rent as you won’t have to worry about constant bulb maintenance and changes. Thus, it’s an ideal plug-and-play lighting solution for any lighting-savvy or novice filmmaker.

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Specs and Feature    

  • 1200W Daylight Bowens Mount Point-Source LED 
  • 83,100 lux @ 3m with Hyper Reflector (Narrow)
  • 22,400 lux @ 3m with Hyper Reflector (Medium)
  • 9,610 lux @ 3m with Hyper Reflector (Wide)
  • Weather-Resistant: Dust & Water Resistant
  • 0.1-100% Stepless Brightness Control
  • Frequency Selection to Reduce Flicker
  • Lead-Follow Mode for Quick Workflow
  • 4-Fan Modes: Smart/Medium/High/Silent
  • Half Power Output with one 48V/15A Power Source
  • Full Power Output with two 48V/15A Power Sources
  • 7.5m Weatherproof Head Cable
  • 6m Locking Neutrik Power Cord
  • Dual Lightning Clamp Quick Release Plates
  • Curved, Disk-Brake Yoke with 360° Rotation
  • Utilizes Universal Bowens Mount Standard
  • 4 Dimming Curves: Linear, Exponential, Log, S-Curve
  • 8 Lighting FX: Paparazzi, Fireworks, Lightning, Faulty Bulb, TV, Pulsing, Strobe, & Explosion
  • Includes Rolling Case & Reflector Carrying Case

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What do you think of this bright new light from Aputure? Let us know in the comments below    

Your Comment


If they can produce this for about $3.5k and lifetime warranty it would be cool. Right now you can get a 1200 hmi used for under $3k. I have 5 1200 HMIs that have truly stood the test of time.

September 27, 2021 at 8:32AM

Aaron Harper
Rental House Manager

HMI's produce a tremendous about of heat and use a lot of electricity .... I'll take the LED Aputure all day long .... assuming the light quality is comparable

September 28, 2021 at 7:56PM


I think you might be getting confused with incandescent. HMIs use slightly more electricity than LED. They are comparing the 1200 LED to a 1600 HMI and M18 so that is easily discernible. It does put off more heat but it's easier to replace a bulb than a diode as far as I'm aware

September 29, 2021 at 7:35AM

Aaron Harper
Rental House Manager