We recently shared that LED film lights are the most popular lights on the market right now, and Aputure does an incredible job meeting the varying needs of film production crews.
The company was started by filmmakers and videographers who wanted to blend affordability with the qualities of professional-grade equipment. The result is the Amaran line, comprised of high-end cinematic LED lighting.
We’ve been impressed with all of their lighting solutions and carry a number of their Aputure LED film lights in the DTC Grip online shop.
Let us tell you a little more about what makes these lights stand out.
Amaran AL-MW Mini LED Light
The Amaran AL-MW Mini LED Light is a pocket-sized, 5600K daylight-balanced video light that packs many outstanding features despite its small form.
Designed with chip-on-board (COB) LED technology, it has CRI and TLCI ratings of 95+. There are ten brightness levels, and it can deliver a brightness of 4000 lux at 1′ and 6000 lux at 1′ in boost mode, which provides 60 seconds of overclocked brightness.
Add in five built-in special effects, including Lightning and Fireworks, and you can transform your shot at no additional cost.
This video shows you all 5 of the special effect features.
Bonus Features: It’s IP68 dustproof and waterproof down to 33′, so you can safely use it in wet weather conditions or take it in the water with you along with an action cam or underwater camera rig.
Aputure MC RGBWW Mini LED Light
The Aputure MC is the company’s first RGBWW film light. It features full HSI color control and a CCT range of 3200K-6500K. A USB-C PD and Qi wireless charging means it’s always ready to go.
It’s also compatible with Aputure’s own Sidus Mesh technology, so you can use the Sidus Link app to unlock all the light’s capabilities. The MC is Aputure’s smartest light to date, and offers immense flexibility.
Key Advantage: With a tiny footprint that’s roughly the size of a credit card, this mini RGB light will fit anywhere you need to use it.
See a detailed product review of the light:
Amaran 100x & Amaran 200x Bi-Color LED Light Kits
Many consider the Amaran series the perfect lighting line for content creators, interviewers, portrait photographers, and video producers. The Amaran 100x is a bi-colorpoint-source LED fixture with stunning brightness, flexible color temperature control, and wireless Bluetooth app control.
Utilizing Amaran’s latest chip-on-board (COB) technology, the 100x can output up to 34,300 lux at 1 meter using the 55° Hyper-Reflector. If you need to increase output to 51,600 lux at 1 meter, you’ll want to upgrade to the Amaran 200x option.
Both versions are incredibly compact, boast CRI & TLCI scores of 95+ for immaculate color quality, and feature a Bowens Mount for compatibility with a wide universe of accessories.
Bonus Feature: Equipped with Sidus Mesh® technology, it forms a network with other Sidus compatible lights, allowing users to precisely control the fixture from nearly any smartphone or tablet using the Sidus Link® mobile app.
Amaran P60c RGBWW LED Panel
The Amaran P60c is an RGBWW full-color LED Panel designed with content creators, videographers, and indie filmmakers in mind. Its optical design (45°) allows the P60c to use its 60W RGBWW LED chipset to produce high-intensity light output that measures a stunning 5,900+ lux at 1 meter (5600K).
By using the control knobs or the built-in Sidus Link App integration, users can adjust the color temperature (2500K-7500K) or the saturated color using HSI.
The robust fixture can also utilize 10 built-in lighting effects and up to 46 color gel presets, in addition to the 4 user-configurable preset buttons. Using the Sidus Link app, users can also utilize specialized tools such as Source Match, Color Picker, and Custom FX.
Impressive Feature: The Amaran P60c accomplishes these feats while maintaining excellent color rendering scores of CRI ≥95 and TLCI ≥96.
See it set up with a double-yoked system:
The Right LED Film Lights for You
Across the board, we find that Aputure has achieved the perfect balance of affordability and professional-grade features in their lighting line.
You’re welcome to contact us with any questions you have about the products we have in our online shop.