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ikan IB500 Dual-Color LED Studio Light

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Value $53.80
B&H # IKIB500 Mfr # IB500
Price: $494.00
Instant Savings: -$98.80
You Pay: $395.20
Product Highlights
  • Digital Color Adjustments
  • 3200 - 5600K
  • Built-In Dimmer
  • Integrated Barn Door Intensifiers
  • Wide Angle Beam Pattern
  • Solid Metal Construction
  • Multi-voltage
  • AC/DC 12-24V
  • Optional Anton Bauer, V-Mount
  • Low Power Draw: Only 36W

The Ikan IB500 Dual-Color LED Studio Light adjusts to various lighting conditions without the addition of gels -- the rear panel features a touch-screen digital readout into which a desired color temperature can be entered. The range of available colors is 3200K tungsten to 5600K daylight. Other than by the rear panel readout, the colors can be adjusted via an included remote.

The light is built of solid metal and has barn door intensifiers integrated into the doors. A built-in dimmer is available for brightness control.

A multi-voltage AC power supply is included, but professional Anton Bauer or optional Sony V mount batteries can be used with an optional V17PBK-A/S battery mount system that can be mounted to the back of the light.

  • Changes color temperature by digital commands (no gels)
  • Commands can be given by touch-screen readout or by remote
  • 3200 - 5600K colors / integrated barn door intensifiers / built-in dimmer
  • Professional Anton Bauer or Sony V mount batteries can optionally be used
Operating Voltage 12v - 14.4v
Color Temperature 3200K - 5600K
Brightness 2500 lux @ 1.6 ft (50cm)
Power AC/DC
Power Draw 36W
Dimensions 13.8 x 7.5 x 2.8" (35 x 19 x 7.1 cm)
Weight 5.8 lbs (2.6 kg)
ikan IB500 Dual-Color LED Studio Light
  • 100-240VAC Power Supply
  • Power Cord
  • Stand Adapter
  • Remote Control
  • 1-Year Warranty

  • Included Free

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    ikanIB500 Dual-Color LED Studio Light
     
    4.7

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Attaches securely (6)
    • Durable (6)
    • Good color value (6)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Long-lasting (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (4)
      • Indoors (4)
      • Outdoors (3)
      • Portraits (3)
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      5.0

      A great product

      By Paul H.

      from Northfield, MN

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about ikan IB500 Dual-Color LED Studio Light:

          Because of a job's impossibly short timeline, I had one of these lights - and two 1,000-watt models - shipped directly to the location where I was scheduled to shoot. I arrived a day after they did, unboxed everything, set up my lighting, dialed in the illumination and color temperature and captured the footage I needed. I then shipped the whole works home, where I finally read the owner's manuals. These units offer great plug and play performance - and beautiful light. Super sturdy construction. This was my introduction to Ikan. I'll be buying more of the company's products.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Everything you could want

          By GWPS

          from Ohio

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Flexible
          • Good Color Value
          • Lightweight
          • Powerful
          • Tremendous Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about ikan IB500 Dual-Color LED Studio Light:

              This is an incredible light. The adjustable color temperature and dimming system give you total lighting control. I can't say enough about this and the IB1000.

              If you are paying more you are simply wasting your money!

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              5.0

              Well designed light

              By Summit Broadcast

              from Cuyahoga Falls, OH

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Good Color Value
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Outdoors

                Comments about ikan IB500 Dual-Color LED Studio Light:

                We use the light for ENG/EFP work for interviews in the field. The dual-color is a big time saver by not having to mess around with gels in mixed lighting enviroments. The LCD readout of the color temp and dimming control is great for not having to guess by spinning a dial. The remote controll is great for looking through the camera and making changes, which again is a big time saver. The anton-bauer adapter allows cord free operation in the field by using the same batteries as all our cameras. This makes a great backlight, kicker or background light when used with the Ikan IB1000.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great light!

                By Director

                from New York City

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Good Color Value
                • Long-Lasting
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about ikan IB500 Dual-Color LED Studio Light:

                    Just bought a 500K and a 1000K out of country for shoot. They worked great. Looks fantastic. Battery makes it even better. They are a little heavy and a little bulky compared to lite panels-- but half the price

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                    5.0

                    Cool Lighting At A Cool Price

                    By Digital Don

                    from Washington, DC

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Good Color Value
                    • Lightweight
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Portraits
                      • Video Interviews

                      Comments about ikan IB500 Dual-Color LED Studio Light:

                      I conduct video interviews and as the technology changes, light weight lighting is a must. These iKan Dual-Color LED lights are a fantastic bargain and do the job they were designed to do.

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                      4.0

                      Pretty Nice Light

                      By CIXdesigns

                      from Kingston, NY

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Good Color Value
                      • Lightweight
                      • Long-Lasting

                      Cons

                      • Multiple Shadows

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Outdoors
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about ikan IB500 Dual-Color LED Studio Light:

                      All in all a pretty great light. I like that since it is an led light it can double as a photo and video light without getting hot. Pretty lightweight and portable too. I love that you can alter both the brightness and color temp digitally which helps for repeatability. Much better than an unmarked dimmer dial. I was hoping however that it would be a bit brighter, although it is adiquit. My only other complaint is that in some setups (close-up product photography especially), the multi bulb approach creates multiple shadows that must be dealt with by using a diffusser. This of course solves that problem but at the cost of potentialy changing the color temp and losing more brightness. All in though it is a good quality build that throws out nice clean, consitently colored light, while letting you dial in the temp to match your surroundings when needed.

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                      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Multi-purpose solution!

                      By rsdesign

                      from WI

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Good Color Value
                      • Lightweight
                      • Long-Lasting

                      Cons

                      • Drop-off a little short

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Low Light
                      • Night Time
                      • Outdoors
                      • Portraits
                      • Special Events

                      Comments about ikan IB500 Dual-Color LED Studio Light:

                      While this product was designed with videography in mind I've been using this product for regular photo shoots with great success! Having the capability to change the temperature of the light from 3200 - 5600K has made lighting shoots so enjoyable and easy. You can control the temperature and dimness/brightness settings using the digital display on the back of the light or the remote that comes with it. Ensuring the correct output you need, instead of having to guess that you have the right temperature. Because they are LED the power draw is greatly reduced compared with traditional lights and with the added flexibility of AC/DC I'm also able to be on location with these lights and not have to worry about running out of juice. I haven't yet had a chance to use it for video but we'll be soon and I'll repost my thoughts then. The only drawback/s that I've noticed is that because the lights are LED the drop-off point is shorter than a standard light so you need to either get a beefier light [like Ikan's IB1000], or have multiple lights [which you would for a studio setup anyway], or adjust the distance from which you are shooting. Keep in mind though that the drop-off difference isn't bad, it's just something to be aware of. Besides that, the construction is solid and the digital display is great for making sure you are set to the correct temperature and brightness you want for the environment your shooting.

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