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Dracast LED500 Pro Bi-Color LED Light with V-Mount Battery Plate

BH #DRLED500BV • MFR #DR-LED500-BV
Dracast
Dracast LED500 Pro Bi-Color LED Light with V-Mount Battery Plate
Key Features
  • 3200-5600K Variable Color Temperature
  • Works with V-Mount Batteries
  • 12 x 6 x 2" Panel, Weighs 4 lb
  • 45-Degree Beam Angle
At just 4.0 lb the LED500 Pro Bi-Color LED Light from Dracast is an ideal choice for location work, interviews and small sets where color accuracy, control and flicker-free output are of major importance. Variable color temperature from 3200K-5600K or anywhere in between means that you can quickly match the prevailing ambient or artificial light balance with a simple twist of a knob while others are still applying filters. Dimming is equally convenient via another knob that adjusts the light intensity from 100-0% with negligible color shift. The low electrical draw of just 30W means a timely return on your investment.
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Dracast LED500 Pro Bi-Color Overview

At just 4.0 lb the LED500 Pro Bi-Color LED Light from Dracast is an ideal choice for location work, interviews and small sets where color accuracy, control and flicker-free output are of major importance. Variable color temperature from 3200K-5600K or anywhere in between means that you can quickly match the prevailing ambient or artificial light balance with a simple twist of a knob while others are still applying filters. Dimming is equally convenient via another knob that adjusts the light intensity from 100-0% with negligible color shift. The low electrical draw of just 30W means a timely return on your investment.

The durable anodized aluminum frame is supported by an oversized, U-shaped yoke with locking knobs on each side and a standard 5/8" receiver. The LED500 can be used worldwide, powered by the included 100-240 VAC adapter in the studio, or by V-Mount batteries in the field. Four-way barndoors for contouring and control of the LED500's 45-degree beam angle are available separately. For protection during transport and storage, a carry case is included.

Photometrics

2,700 lux/ 251 fc @ 3.0' (0.9m) and 3220K
750 lux/ 70 fc @ 6.0' (1.8m) and 3220K
350 lux/ 33 fc @ 9.0' (2.7m) and 3220K
200 lux/ 19 fc @ 12' (3.6m) and 3220K

4,400 lux/ 409 fc @ 3.0' (0.9m) and 4400K
1250 lux/ 116 fc @ 6.0' (1.8m) and 4400K
600 lux/ 56 fc @ 9.0' (2.7m) and 4400K
350 lux/ 33 fc @ 12' (3.6m) and 4400K

1950 lux/ 181 fc @ 3.0' (0.9m) and 5600K
530 lux/ 49 fc @ 6.0' (1.8m) and 5600K
265 lux/ 25 fc @ 9.0' (2.7m) and 5600K
150 lux/ 14 fc @ 12' (3.6m) and 5600K
UPC: 720189882920

Dracast LED500 Pro Bi-Color Specs

Light Fixture
Color Temperature3200 to 5600K
Color Accuracy StandardCRI 95
Cooling SystemNone
DimmingYes, 0 to 100%
DisplayNone
Housing MaterialAluminum
Beam Angle45°
Fixture Dimensions12.0 x 6.0 x 2.0" / 305.0 x 152.0 x 51.0 mm
Fixture Weight4 lb / 1.8 kg
Connectors
Battery Plate1 x V-Mount
Mounting
Yoke MountTVMP/ Hex Bolt
Fixture Mount5/8" Receiver
Accessory MountNone
Power
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
DC Input Power12 VDC
Power SourceAC Adapter, External Battery
Max Power Consumption30 W
Physical
IP RatingIP20
Packaging Info
Package Weight8.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)18.189 x 11.811 x 8.11"

Dracast LED500 Pro Bi-Color Reviews

Get what you pay for

By Damon
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-16

Light is built to the price point . The carrying case zipper on all 3 cases literally broke with jn the first 3 days of use . Broke as in the metal broke . Flimsy. The stands are also fragile and good only for limited use.

Not adjustable or bright enough

By Wayne
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-21

I have two of these now and I just want more power. I knew going into it not expecting great power results, but.... However, my biggest complaint, and maybe its user error is that you cannot adjust the tilt of the light when you are using the batteries. The battery gets in the way. Kind of a real bummer.

Excellent Build Quality!

By David
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-08

This LED panel is very high quality. Robust and metal body. One of the best built LED panels I’ve handled. The knobs are smooth and easy to operate. The V-mount battery option is a massive plus for me as I’m always shooting in locations with no power outlets. No flicker. Smaller than I imagined, with a very soft throw as a bare panel. I’m using this as a fill or backlight and the quality of light, although soft, is very nice. I got the barn doors and diffusion panels sold separately and it definitely increased the functionality of the light. Those add ones are a must if you want to get the most out of this light. Since this is a bi-color light, you lose light output depending on the color temperature you select. I did not have any color shifting issues when increasing power output. The time of this light is very robust, and has teeth so that it locks in the position you tilt it into. This can make it hard to make quick small adjustments but once you set it, this light isn’t going anywhere. Make sure you get a sand bag and light stand with a bigger load capacity if you want to really get the most out of this unit.

Great Light

By Rodney
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-08

This thing is really well built. Well worth the money. Works better than expected. Totally happy with it. Should have bought another. Probably still will.

Nicely packaged lighting

By william
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-07

The package came nicely sealed by Dracast, inside the paper box, the light was sealed inside anti-static plastic bag. So I knew this was un-opened and brand new. Tested the light was nice and bright, it has an alternating LED diodes, one set for bright white, and the alternating for warm ones. The knobs were sturdy and responsive to the tuning.

V-Mounts don't fit new Dracast Plate

By James
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-31

I have numerous light sets, including three Dracast S-Series lights. But none of the V-mount battery plates I have will fit on these two new LED 500 units. The pin shoe is about 2 mm narrower on the ID on these newer V-mount bases preventing the battery plate from sliding forward to engage the five conductor pins. They look identical but the existing shoes I have won't mount to the two LED500's I bought. I haven't contacted anyone yet, but why should I have to. I paid money for poor quality control. I was warned about Dracast quality. Return is imminent!

Very happy with quality.

By Jon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-30

From the ordering to the unboxing and setup was excellent. Very happy with the simplicity of the quality and ease of use. Highly recommend.

Good light for the price

By Zac
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-25

This light is pretty great for the price. Nice even light with the ability to easily control temperature and brightness. My issue with this light is the V-Mount Battery Plate. The light is made of sturdy construction except for the v-mount plate which is made of cheap plastic and broke within the first 6 months of light use. Would have been a 5-star rating except I don't like shortcuts and they definitely took one with the v-mount plate.

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Asked by: LEONARDO
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Date published: 2018-08-25

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Asked by: Mark
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