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Aputure AL-M9 Amaran Pocket-Sized Daylight-Balanced LED Light

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Aputure AL-M9 Amaran Pocket-Sized Daylight-Balanced LED Light
Key Features
  • 5500K ± 200K
  • 9-Step Brightness Adjustment
  • Integrated Lithium-Ion Polymer Battery
  • 1.75-Hour Runtime at Max Brightness
The AL-M9 Amaran Pocket-Sized Daylight-Balanced LED Light from Aputure is an extremely portable yet surprisingly bright battery-powered LED fixture. Easily fitting in your pocket, the fixture is daylight balanced and sports a color temperature of 5500K with a CRI and TLCI rating of over 95. It includes a removable sheet of diffusion and 9 steps of dimming.
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Is this waterproof?

Is this waterproof?
Asked by: Justin
Definitely NOT waterproof
Answered by: Antonio
Date published: 2019-06-17

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Why can not I adjust the led angle on the camera? I want this led but I have no possibility to adjust. The GVB GEAR led allows you to adjust the angle, correct?
Asked by: Fabio C.
Yes, the GVB Gear light does allow you to adjust the angle a bit. However the AL-M9 is a very high quality light and it has a 1/4 -20 thread on the bottom of it. That 1/4 -20 thread will allow you to add a Ball Head Shoe Mount like B&H # VECSBH2.https://bhpho.to/2sLlWTP
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Just got one of these handy lights and I already love it. My only gripe/issue/confusion is that when I put on the provided CTO filter (which seems to be a 1/2 CTO filter, it introduces a green cast to my eye. With a CRI of 95+ I didn't expect this. The light without any filters looks great. Do I need to purchase a minus green filter as well just to get it closer to the advertised 3400k without any color shift?
Asked by: Jamie
It sounds like it wouldn't be a bad idea to try out a Minus Green Filter when using the included CTO. We have this Gam 1/4 Minus Green Cine Filter, B&H # GA1583S, which would be a a great place to start.https://bhpho.to/2fW2Szq
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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If you have the light plugged into a USB battery pack can it power off that? I'm looking for ways to extend the battery life and if it can power off an external pack that would be gold.
Asked by: James W.
This will work fine! However, if you are using it mounted to a camera then you might have a hard time mounting the battery.
Answered by: Jack C.
Date published: 2018-08-26

How bright is the maximum illumination?

How bright is the maximum illumination?
Asked by: Thomas
The small Aputure AL-M9 Amaran Pocket-Sized Daylight-Balanced LED Light can output up to 350lux at 0.5m making it a perfect close-up fill or accent light.
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2022-09-23

Lumens?

Lumens?
Asked by: Roger L.
For folks more familiar with lumens: -- from the staff answer of [email protected] / [email protected] / 80Lux@1m, ... I calculate this is a ~500 lumen light source (since it's a flat plate source with no focusing element, so dispersion angle is 90°).
Answered by: Roger L.
Date published: 2019-12-02

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Is this led light good for interviews and/or youtube videos?
Asked by: Arturo F.
Yes a good little adjustable fill light for many situations.I think if you regard this that little guy is a fill light, not as a main source light and you'll be happy with the results.
Answered by: GARY W.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Can this be mounted on a light stand? Or is it only a hot shoe mount?
Asked by: frankie
This can be mounted on a lightstand. It also has a 1/4 20 male thread if you want to mount it to the bottom of a camera.
Answered by: Jack C.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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