Nanlite's New Monolights are Punchy and Affordable

Nanlite rolls out new bi-color and daylight LEDs that are lightweight and quick to set up.

The Nanlite Forza series is built around reliability and affordability. Two new fixtures have been introduced to the lineup, the Forza 60B bi-color monolight LED and the Forza 200 daylight LED. Their price makes them ideal for filmmakers looking for an inexpensive lighting alternative.

Nanlite Forza 60B

At the heart of the Forza 60B is a COB LED module with variable color temperature range of 2700K to 6500K. The fixture is extremely light, weighing only 1.8 lbs., and it's about the size of a DSLR, allowing it to fit into tight spaces. It's said to output up to 5560 lumens or 13,839 Lux at 1 meter at 5600K. It touts a CRI of 98 and a TLCI of 95, making color accuracy a non-issue. The LED is dimmable from 1-100% and has 12 pre-programmed special effects, as well as a quick change modifier mount. When using the optional FL-11 fresnel, the light output can reach 33,460 Lux at 1 meter making it a pretty punchy light source.

The practical lighting effects are accessible through the interface and include options for CCT Loop, INT Loop, Flash, Pulse, Storm, TV, Paparazzi, Candle/Fire, Bad Bulb, Firework, Explosion, and Welding. The Forza 60B can run off either the included AC adapter, a 14.8W V-mount battery, or two Sony NP-F series batteries via battery grips. The battery grips are sold separately.

The Forza 60B is available for $319. Nanlite also offers a daylight version, the Forza 60 for $216.

NanLite Forza 200

Nanlite's Forza 200 is another monolight style LED designed for maximum output. The COB LED module is daylight-balanced and packs 37,540 Lux at 1 meter, while maintaining precise color accuracy. When the optional FL-20G fresnel is added, the light output climbs to 126,413 Lux at 1 meter. Like the Forza 60B, dimming ranges from 1-100%, and the fixture has 11 pre-programmed practical effects with CCT Loop being the odd one out.

The Forza 200 also has a Bowens style modifier to attach different fresnels, softboxes, and umbrellas. It's lightweight as well, clocking in at 8.5 lbs.: 4 lbs. for the head, 4.5 lbs. for the controller. Power options include AC or a 26V V-Mount battery. Alternatively, it can also run off a 14.8V V-Mount with a reduced 120w output. The LED is available for $699.      

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