Dracast S-Series Plus Bi-Color LED500 Panel with NP-F Battery Plates

Dracast S-Series Plus Bi-Color LED500 Panel with NP-F Battery Plates

Dracast S-Series Plus Bi-Color LED500 Panel with NP-F Battery Plates

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Product Highlights

  • 3200-5600K Variable Color Temperature
  • 10 x 10.4 x 1.8" Panel
  • 45-Degree Beam Angle, CRI: 96
  • Multi-Light Control Capability
  • Color and Dimmer Presets
  • AC or DC Operation, 100-0% Dimming
  • Weighs 2 lb
  • Low Power Draw: 29W
  • 100-240 VAC Power Adapter Included
  • Carry Case
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Battery Plate: NP-F Battery Plates

NP-F Battery Plates V-Mount Battery Plate

Color Temperature: 3200-5600K Variable Color Temperature

3200-5600K Variable Color Temperature 5600K Daylight Color Temperature

Model: LED500


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Dracast LED500 overview

  • 1Description

Featuring a slim and lightweight design, the S-Series Plus Bi-Color LED500 Panel with NP-F Battery Plates 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. One of the light's enhancements is Multi-Light Control Capability whereby you can make color and dimming adjustments to a single master light and other lights in a group will follow suit. The panel also has both color and light intensity presets to make it easy to return to previously used settings. The low electrical draw of just 29W means a timely return on your investment.

The durable aluminum frame is supported by a sturdy, 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 or by optional NP-F batteries. A carry case is included.

2822 lux / 262 fc @ 3.0'(0.9 m) at 3200K
664 lux / 62 fc @ 6.0'(1.8 m) at 3200K
361 lux / 29 fc @ 9.0'(2.7 m) at 3200K
194 lux/18 fc @ 12'(3.6 m) and 3200K
4994 lux / 466 fc @ 3.0'(0.9 m) at 4400K
1357 lux / 126 fc @ 6.0'(1.8 m) at 4400K
610 lux / 57 fc @ 9.0'(2.7 m) at 4400K
366 lux / 34 fc @ 12'(3.6 m) at 4400K
3082 lux / 286 fc @ 3.0'(0.9 m) at 5600K
762 lux / 71 fc @ 6.0'(1.8 m) at 5600K
345 lux / 32 fc @ 9.0'(2.7 m) at 5600K
205 lux / 19 fc @ 12'(3.6 m) at 5600K
UPC: 612520499891
In the Box
Dracast S-Series Plus Bi-Color LED500 Panel with NP-F Battery Plates
  • AC Power Supply for S-Series LED500 LED Panel
  • Diffusion Filter
  • Carry Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Dracast LED500 specs

    Light Source LED
    Color Range 3200-5600K Variable Color Temperature
    CRI 96
    Dimming 100-0%
    Beam Angle 45°
    Operating Voltage 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    15 VDC
    Power Consumption 29 W
    Material Anodized aluminum
    Mount Yoke with 5/8" (16 mm) receiver
    Dimensions 10 x 10.4 x 1.8" / 260 x 265 x 48 mm
    Weight 2.0 lb / 1.0 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 7.105 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.4 x 13.3 x 5.7"

    Dracast LED500 reviews

    S-Series Plus Bi-Color LED500 Panel with NP-F Battery Plates is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hey guys.... you're missing the socket! Recent reviews of this light complain of not being able to tilt down. Well I just can't stand to read about this complaint anymore! It's because the users have left the light in it's "factory default" mounting location. Notice there is another set of mounting sockets in the light's frame. Remove the thumb screws and re-install using this second mounting location. Your problem is solved! Look closely at the image of the light in the B&H product description. The yoke is mounted in this second set of screw sockets just where you need it. We purchased several of these (500 & 1000) new generation S-Series lights last November. After going to NAB, researching LED field lighting and renting many brands of lights over the years... I must say I'm very happy with our purchase of the DRACAST S-Series lights. I've been in this amazing business of location video production for almost 40yrs and wish I had been able to use these lights sooner!
    Date published: 2018-04-11
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent but problematic Pros It's a decent light. Useful because so portable and does an adequate job. I love the fact it is such an affordable bi-color and it has been incredibly versatile. Cons I bought 2 of these and with each one, the power supply broke within 2 years. I bought an extended warranty for one of them so was refunded but when I contacted Dracast, they only have a 1 year warranty. A company should stand by their product and cover the flaw. Instead, they offered me a $50 replacement but I decided to buy a 3rd party power supply because I would just guess the replacement would be faulty also.
    Date published: 2018-05-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from It makes a good hair light on a fast lens... Pros: I think it it build pretty well. I don't think I have a problem with that. I use Sony np-f batteries already so its nice to have a light with that option. I like the bi-color aspect which makes it versatile and simple to use.� The power chord is nice and long. The brick is about 10 feet so it shouldn't float if you put the light high unless its more than 10 feet. Cons: The yoke isn't big enough for the light to swivel to point down. The barn doors hit it so it can't really fit that way.� The barn doors don't actually do a whole lot. Barn doors are created for spot lights and fresnels that have a smaller point light source. When you have an area light The light spills everywhere. The doors would need to be twice (or more) as long to function like traditional barn doors. And as the title says it is good for a hair light or a fast lens. It isn't that bright in my opinion. Although I did get it on a holiday Dealzone for $110 so for that price I would buy it again. I would like to see what its bigger brothers can do if they go on a great deal maybe I'll get another in the future. (or of Dracast wants to me review them ;) Hope that helps.
    Date published: 2018-02-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value Great light, the digital readout is very helpful. Well built and the barndoors are a plus. Nice finish and fit.
    Date published: 2018-05-27
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed Again The last set of Dracast LED lights I tried had individual dimmers for the tungsten and daylight elements making it nearly impossible to dim the brightness without altering the color temperature. This model fixes that with a dedicated dimmer and a dedicated color temperature knob, but that's nearly the only good point. While everyone is complaining that it won't tilt down with the barn doors attached, all three I bought arrived without barn doors at all - nor is there room in the included bags to fit barn doors*. Further these lights aren't nearly as bright as I was led to believe by the specs. After multiple tests in a controlled environment, they come in two thirds of a stop dimmer than my Aputure Amaran 672 bi-color. Worse than the limited intensity is the arrangement of the LEDs. Rather than a checkerboard staggering of the different color emitters, these have all the daylights and tungstens in alternating rows. Because of this, the spacing between like-color emitters in the vertical axis is greater than other LED lights, creating exaggerated and asymmetrical stair-step shadows. The included diffusion panel sits so close to the LEDs that it does very little to remedy this awful shadow quality. With nearly a stop less light than competing units, I'd be reluctant to put this into a D-Fuse softbox. *Along with the discrepancy between the pictures and reviews indicating barn doors that aren't actually included with the unit, the ones I purchased were supposed to have just Sony NPF battery plates yet came with V-brick battery plate and a Sony NPF adapter plate. The additional connection concernes me that something will eventually loosen up and become intermittent. By the way, these units have the same battery design flaw I noticed in their precursors: they will not charge the batteries while running off of AC power. Something the Aputure units do. I'll give it one star for build quality. But the misleading product representation, lackluster performance, lack of charge capability, and terrible shadow quality all keep this light from being at all desirable.
    Date published: 2018-09-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Impossible to tilt down Lights are compact, light and very useful for outdoor. But, when u want to change direction of lights tilt down the head, the barn-doors touched the handle. therefore, you have a limited angle for tilting! lastly if you use the light without barn-door for� more tilt, Lights handles doing a shadow on floor. in my opinion, it's have to need be developing
    Date published: 2018-04-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile and beautiful Gotta say this is probably the most beautiful light I've ever purchased. �Works beautifully, lightweight and compact. �Makes for a great backlight, the image doesn't show it but it comes with barn doors which certainly are a key point to ANY light used in video production.
    Date published: 2018-05-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple, excellent controls for great light variability I have two of the lights and find them easy to use and am delighted with the white balance and brightness controls. The lights come with an excellent, heavy duty carrying case. I have used them for portrait and art photography and am delighted with both applications.
    Date published: 2018-09-12
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