May 7, 2020

Aputure Puts A Spotlight On Lighting With Its New LS 60d and 60x Fixtures

Aputure is developing 2 new fixtures in its Light Storm series, plus an optical zoom. 

On the heels of updating its Sidus Link lighting control software and stamping a price on the LS 300x, Aputure has announced the development of 2 new fixtures and an optical accessory.

The LS 60d is a daylight adjustable LED that is expected to run cool and have a slew of power options. The LS 60x is the bi-color version touting many of the same features of its counterpart. Compatible with both lights, the Spotlight Mini Zoom is a 2X optical projection lens that can be used to reshape the lighting source.  

Light Storm 60d 

The LS 60d is being developed as a daylight-balanced adjustable focusing LED with a color temperature of 5500K. Internal optics will allow the beam to transition from a spotlight to flood at an angle between 15° and 45°. 

Aputure says the light will provide 50,000lux at 1 meter in full 15° spot. This is close to the LS 120d II, which provides 75,000lux at the same distanceat least on paper. The brightness will be adjustable from 0-100%. The CRI and TLCI ratings will be greater than 95, and it will have 8 built-in lighting effects, including Paparazzi, Fireworks, Lightning, Faulty Bulb, TV, Pulsing, Strobe, and Explosion.

The LS 60d will come with a 360° tilting yoke and will be compatible with the Bowens mount adapter and the new Spotlight Mini Zoom. The fixture will have plenty of power options, too. AC, though the included adapter, DC battery, or D-Tap. Each power option can be mounted into the V mount receiver clip of the yoke for a clean install. The LS 60d is also rated IP54, making it dust and water-resistant. 

Features

  • Adjustable Spot/Flood Beam Angle
  • Color Temperature: 5500K
  • CRI≥95, TLCI≥95
  • 0-100% Adjustable Brightness
  • Supports Sidus Link Mobile App Control
  • 8 Built-in Lighting FX
  • 360° Tilting Yoke
  •  18dB cooling fan design
  •  Power Output: 60w
  • Working temperature: -10~45°C
  • Power Specifications: AC 100~240V, 50/60Hz
  • Dust and Water Resistant

Light Storm 60x

The LS 60x is the bi-color version and is expected to have a range between 2700K - 6500K. The spot/flood beam angle will fall between 15° and 45° and it's overall design matches the LS60d. 

Aputure says the light will provide up to 30,000lux at 1 meter in full 15° spot, which is about 60% of the output capability of the LS 60d. Bi-color fixtures tend to have a lower output power when compared to daylight fixtures. If you had to choose between the two, I'd always suggest a properly balanced daylight fixture since you can always gel the light without needing to sacrifice output. 

The LS 60x can also be powered through AC, DC battery, D-tap, or the included Dual Sony-NP-F battery plate adapter. Like the LS60d, it's dust and water-resistant, compatible with a custom Bowens mount adapter and the Spotlight Mini Zoom. The former allows the LS60x to be used with the any of Aputure's lighting modifiers like the Lantern or Light Dome Mini II. 

Features

  • Adjustable Spot/Flood Beam Angle
  • Up to 30,000lux+ at 1 meter in full 15° spot
  • 2700K – 6500K Color range
  • CRI≥95, TLCI≥95
  • 0-100% Adjustable Brightness
  • 9 Built-in Lighting FX
  • 360° Tilting Yoke
  • Sidus Link Supported
  • 18dB cooling fan design
  • Power Output: 60w
  • Working temperature: -10~45°C
  • Power Specifications: AC 100~240V, 50/60Hz
  • Dust and Water Resistant

Spotlight Mini Zoom 

The Spotlight Mini Zoom is a 2X optical projection lens that can reshape the output using its built-in shutters or a drop-in iris. Designed specifically for the LS 60d and LS 60x, the 2x zoom lens is being developed to project a beam angle of 15° to around 30°. Aputure suggests at 5 meters, the Spotlight Mini Zoom will project an image circle of 1.4 meters to 2.8 meters depending on the zoom setting. The projection lens will also be able to accept M size Gobos, which generally have an outer diameter of 66mm. 

Pricing & Availability 

All three products are currently in development. Aputure says the final specs, along with pricing, will be made available later this summer.

Do you like the new moves by Aputure? Let us know in the comments below.      

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For anyone interested in a freshly minted review of the 300X where we look at color accuracy and strength of the output, check out my review below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akRbbutFhJw&t=4s

May 7, 2020 at 12:14PM

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James Powers
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genaray has a better lux output then Aputure does without the bells n whistles to sell it.

May 8, 2020 at 7:05PM

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