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Industry leader ikan has announced two new LED studio lights, expanding its already impressive inventory of fixtures and lighting kits. The unique aspect of both lights is the inclusion of an LCD touch screen control panel, which replaces the knobs and switches located on the back of the older units. We will discuss the details of the control panel after reviewing some of the other important features of these exceptional studio lights.
The ID500-v2 LED Studio Light with Touch Screen Dimming replaces the ID500 and offers the same durable package. The lightweight metal unit mounts vertically or horizontally and provides the equivalent of 300W Tungsten at 5600K, while drawing only 36 watts of power. It offers a brightness of 2550 lux at 3 feet. Using ID500-v2 LED lights will lower your electrical bill while keeping you up and running—without tripping circuit breakers.
The attached barn doors and optional Anton Bauer or Sony V-mount battery plates give you versatility and ease of mounting, with a completely outfitted unit weighing an easy-to-manage 5.8 lb. The unique shape of these new lights makes them ideal for studios or spaces with low ceilings. In addition, once you’ve mounted a unit in the grid, the included wireless remote will come in handy. With the remote, you have control over the light’s power and dimming capabilities. The lamps last thousands of hours, which translates to minimal maintenance.
What sets the ID500-v2 apart from many of the LED lights in the marketplace is the well integrated touch screen control panel mentioned earlier. Located on the back of the unit, the touch screen offers 0-100 % dimming in 100 steps. The dimming of the light, from the panel or with the remote control, is smooth and seamless. New LED bulb technology developed by ikan is another positive and unique aspect of these lights. The overall accuracy and consistency of the color temperature creates a more pleasing quality, especially noticeable with skin tones.
The full kit, ID500-v2 3-Point Light Kit, is an excellent choice for a small studio or shooting interviews on location. In addition to the three LED lights, the kit contains three lightweight (3.6 lb each) but sturdy stands, light bags, power cords and wireless remote controls, in addition to a light-stand bag. Again, one of the big advantages of LED lighting is the small size and light weight, a definite plus if you are doing multiple setups.
The more powerful of ikan’s two new arrivals, ID1000-v2 1X1' LED Studio Light with Touch Screen Dimming, is a near replica of the ID500-v2, the exceptions being its Tungsten equivalent 750W output and 3200 lux brightness at 3 feet. With the added strength comes an extra three pounds, bringing this unit in at 8.8 lb, still easy enough to maneuver using the conveniently integrated handle. Both lights come with a multi-voltage power supply for worldwide use.
If you are lighting larger areas, the ID1000-v2 1X1' LED 3-Point Light Kit, will serve you well. Along with the heads, stands, carrying cases and multi-voltage power supply, there is a remote control for each light.
By designing these two new LED lights with touch screen control panels, ikan has taken another step to solidify its position as an innovator in the field of studio lighting. To take the next step toward buying or finding out more about these products, please contact a lighting sales professional on the phone at 1-800-606-6969, stop by the B&H SuperStore in New York or engage in a Live Chat online.
|Control Panel||LCD touch screen||LCD touch screen|
|Operating Voltage||100-240 VAC||100-240 VAC|
|System Voltage||12 - 14.14 V||12 - 14.14 V|
|Output||300W Tungsten equivalent||750W Tungsten equivalent|
|Power Draw||36W @ 120V||75W @ 120V|
|Photometrics - with light horizontal,
|2,550 lux, 168 fc @ 3.0' (0.9 m)
584 lux, 54 fc @ 6.0' (1.8 m)
222 lux, 20.6 fc @ 9.0' (2.7 m)
159 lux, 15 fc @ 12' (3.6 m)
|3,200 lux, 297 fc @ 3.0' (0.9 m)
689 lux, 64 fc @ 6.0' (1.8 m)
282 lux, 26 fc @ 9.0' (2.7 m)
171 lux, 16 fc @ 12' (3.6 m)
|Color Temperature||5560 K @ 3.0' (0.9 m)
5580 K @ 6.0' (1.8 m)
5590 K @ 9.0' (2.7 m)
5560 K @ 12.0' (3.6 m)
|5360 K @ 3.0' (0.9 m)
5410 K @ 6.0' (1.8 m)
5330 K @ 9.0' (2.7 m)
5330 K @ 12.0' (3.6 m)
|Mount||5/8" (16 mm)||5/8" (16 mm)|
|Dimensions||14 x 7.0 x 4.0"
(35.6 x 18 x 10 cm)
|13.75 x 13.75 x 2.2"
(34.9 x 34.9 x 5.6 cm)
|Weight||5.80 lb (2.63 kg)||8.8 lb (4.0 kg)|