April 22, 2020

Aputure's Bi-Color LS 300x LED Gives You a Wide Range of Options

Aputure sheds light on the LS 300x availability and cost. 

Announced last year, the Aputure LS 300x is a bi-color LED fixture that's part of its Light Storm series that includes the popular LS C300d II and LS C120d II lighting fixtures. The price of the LS 300x will be $1,199 and is available to buy now.

Key Features 

  • 2700 - 6500K Tunable White Point
  • 65,000+ lux with the Fresnel 2X
  • CRI and TLCI scores of 95+
  • 4 Dimming Curves
  • Dimming from 0 - 100%
  • DMX512 Compatible
  • 9 built-in lighting effects
  • Bowens-S Mount

First of Its Kind

The LS 300x is a mixed variable-white light that's easily modifiable. A color-blending optical element sits front of the LED light source and combines the bi-color chipset into one source. 

Enhanced Output

With the Fresnel 2X, the LS 300x can produce over 65,000 lux at 1 meter while still providing CCT control at your fingertips. Other modifiers, like the Spotlight Mount or Light Dome II, allow you to spot, flood, cut, or diffuse the light with precision. 

Flexible Bi-Color Range 

The LS 300x offers a tuning range of 2700K - 6500K, which covers everything from cooler light to tungsten and conventional daylight making it a flexible key light in setups. The fixture offers superb color rendering abilities, with CRI and TLCI scores of 96+ as well as a tungsten SSI score of up to 85 and a D55 SSI score of up to 74. The fixture offers smooth dimming from 0 - 100% and includes 4 dimming curve options: linear, exponential, logarithmic, and S-Curve. 

Robust Design

The LS 300x offers a similar design to the LS 300d II, by incorporating the same lamp head design and control box. The 300x also utilizes a full 360-degree adjustable handbrake locking yoke. Like the LS 300d II, it has a silent, passively-cooled all-in-one control box that integrates the power supply and control system into one unit. 

Dual Output Modes

There are two output modes on the fixture: a Max Output and Constant Output mode. In Constant Output mode, the CCT can be changed while maintaining a consistent luminance level. As the name suggests, in Max Output mode, the LS 300x will always maximize your output for your CCT and dimming level, with the highest output range being 4000K - 5500K. 

Multiple Control Methods

In addition to the control wheels, the fixture can be controlled via Aputure’s 2.4G RF Remote, DMX512, or by the Bluetooth Mesh Sidus Link App. With the added range you get from having multiple Sidus Link lights active, the lights can be controlled from nearly anywhere on set. 

Sidus Link Ecosystem 

The light integrates the Sidus Mesh chipset, providing lighting control from a single app. With the Sidus Link Mesh Network, up to 100 fixtures can be controlled from a smartphone or tablet. Sidus Link allows you to control every aspect of the light’s output, including luminance, CCT, Effects, and even Light Source presets for fast-paced situations. 

Built-in Effects

The 300x integrates 9 built-in lighting effects, including paparazzi, fireworks, lightning, faulty bulb, TV, pulsing, strobe, explosion, and fire. Each effect provides adjustable color temperature.  

Bowens Mount

The LS 300x is fully compatible with Bowens-S mount, which offers flexibility to change the quality of the light source in seconds. The LS 300x’s Bowens mount can be used with other industry-standard modifiers from brands like Chimera, as long as you have a Bowens mount speed ring.

Power 

The LS 300x can also be operated with a single battery for up to half of its maximum output, or 2 batteries for full power. The unit's control box also accurately displays realtime expected remaining battery life. Aputure recommends batteries that support 15A continuous discharge to power the light properly.

Specs 

Photometrics 

Price & Availability 

The LS 300X is available in V-mount and AB-mount for $1,199 USD. You can find more info about it here.      

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wowwww... superb

April 23, 2020 at 12:35AM

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deniel
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For those interested, I just completed my review of the 300X AND, I've discovered some issues with its color accuracy. It's still an amazing light though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akRbbutFhJw

May 2, 2020 at 11:02AM

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James Powers
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