Lighting fixtures come in all shapes and sizes, from individual bulbs to panels and monolights. But which one is right for you? That all depends on your project, budget, and creative style.
For this Deals of the Week, we have three brands in three different fixtures to help you rethink how you light your scene.
So, which one will you choose?
Litepanels Astra 6X
Panel lights are flat arrays of LED lights that can create a large soft source without the need for a softbox (although you can always use one for added effect). This makes them compact and an excellent asset for fast-paced shoots.
Litepanels is a company that has been a leader in just that: panels. While it also offers LED fresnels in its product line, the Astra panel lights have been a strong competitor in the lighting market.
The Astra 6X Bi-Color LED Light Panel from LitePanels offers significant brightness due to the use of tightly-binned LEDs and fine-tuned TIR (Total Internal Reflection) optics, resulting in a longer throw over a wider field. It offers flicker-free 0-100 percent dimming with no visible color shift and has a high CRI of 95 for accurate color rendering.Yaroslav Altunin
Aputure amaran 100x
Monolights were a staple of photography that made their way to the film world. While initially made as flash units, they were eventually adapted into continuous lighting sources. Moonlights offer a nice power output with the ability to add accessories using the industry standard Bowens mount.
In Aputure's case, the amaran series offers a low-cost version of its more robust line of monolights. For budget creatives, they are a great solution when solid output is a necessity.
Designed with the familiar monolight form factor, intuitive design, and solid core features, the 100x Bi-Color LED Monolight from amaran is a 100W light source with variable color from 2700 to 6500K and a CRI/TLCI rating of 95 to indicate advanced accuracy in color rendering. This fixture outputs up to 34,300 lux at 3.3' using its included reflector and is dimmable from 0 to 100 percent.Yaroslav Altunin
Nanlite PavoBulb 10C LED Bulb
The good old lightbulb has never gone out of style. You can use this type of light as a practical or in an array to make a ring light. While the format has remained the same, technology has evolved quite a bit.
Tungsten has now been replaced with LED, offering better efficiency and light output variation.
Nanlite has been making these practical-style bulbs in addition to its tube lights, offering decent output, incredible control, and lighting variation that an old-school tungsten bulb just can't provide.
The PavoBulb 10C Bi-Color RGBWW LED Bulb from Nanlite is an LED bulb made for creative production. It attaches to a standard lamp socket and provides highly accurate light with a CRI of 95 and a TLCI of 97. It has an expanded color temperature range of 2700 to 7500K, with stunning RGB color and 15 built-in, customizable effects.Yaroslav Altunin