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Rotolight NEO 2 Explorer Kit

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Rotolight NEO 2 Explorer Kit
Key Features
  • Portable 3-Light Kit for Photo and Video
  • Includes Light Stands and Filter Packs
  • Continuous Light and Flash Modes
  • 3150-6300K Color Temperature; Dimming
The NEO 2 Explorer Kit from Rotolight is a highly-portable three-light bundle that sets up quickly and provides a lot of versatility for photography and video. The kit packages three NEO 2 LED lights, three light stands, and a comprehensive variety of diffusion and color filters in a water-resistant soft carry case measuring just 21" in width. The total package comes in weighing only 15 lb and can be set up within minutes for events, portrait photography, interview shoots, and most other applications indoors and outdoors.
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Rotolight NEO 2 Overview

The NEO 2 Explorer Kit from Rotolight is a highly-portable three-light bundle that sets up quickly and provides a lot of versatility for photography and video. The kit packages three NEO 2 LED lights, three light stands, and a comprehensive variety of diffusion and color filters in a water-resistant soft carry case measuring just 21" in width. The total package comes in weighing only 15 lb and can be set up within minutes for events, portrait photography, interview shoots, and most other applications indoors and outdoors.

The NEO 2 offers continuous light and flash modes with a variable color temperature of 3150-6300K in both, adjustable using controls and a display on the rear. It features a CRI rating of 96 and TLCI of 91 and is designed with Rotolight's AccuColour technology, which ensures that optimal color rendering is delivered. The light is also dimmable from 100-0% and has a feature called True Aperture Dimming that helps calculate exposure information by displaying the f-stop for a subject at a given distance, eliminating the need for trial and error shooting or a light meter.

Among the top features of this fixture is a built-in 2.4 GHz Elinchrom Skyport Receiver. This provides support for high-speed sync and remote triggering of the unit from up to 656' away when using a corresponding Skyport Transmitter, sold separately. The NEO 2 has been improved in output by 85% over its predecessor, the NEO 1 model. Flash mode can boost output by 500% for stills and will help freeze action. At max power, this results in an output of 2000 lux at 3' for continuous lighting, and a setting of f/8 at ISO 200 for flash. Another useful feature is a CineSFX mode, which provides custom lighting effects such as police sirens flashing, fire flaming, paparazzi cameras snapping numerous photos at the same time, a gunshot bursting, a TV flickering, and more for use as background effects. Another feature, called Designer Fade, provides custom fade up/down production effects for interviews.

The NEO 2 is powered by six optional AA batteries or an included AC adapter that connects into a 2.1mm barrel power input. Using an optional D-Tap to 2.1mm cable, you can connect a brick battery to the light and get up to 10 hours of continuous power. When running on AA battery power, the NEO 2 allows you to shoot up to 85,000 full power shots, which is a significantly large number in comparison to many other battery-powered lights. Offering three 1/4"-20 threads around the edges, the NEO 2 can be mounted in a variety of ways, including via a shoe mount adapter for use as an on-camera light.

Key Features
  • Highly-portable three-light kit for photography and video
  • 3150-6300K adjustable color temperature in continuous and flash modes
  • High speed sync flash (1/8000th)
  • Built-in Elinchrom Skyport wireless flash receiver enables control from up to 656' away using an optional Skyport Transmitter / control up to 10 lights in 4 groups
  • 2000 lux at 3' soft output, 85% brighter than the NEO 1
  • 500% more light output in flash mode using AC power, 250% using AA batteries (NiMH or Li-ion)
  • 85,000 full power flashes on AA batteries or 1.5 hours continuous output at max power
  • No recycle time and no power loss, ideal for high frame rate cameras
  • 96 CRI / 91 TLCI
  • Custom lighting effects in CineSFX mode (police sirens, fire, paparazzi, gunshot, TV flicker, and more)
  • True Aperture Dimming calculates your aperture at a given distance
  • Flicker-free output at any frame rate
  • 100,000-hour lamp life

Rotolight NEO 2 Specs

Key Specs
Item Type
3x LED Round Light
Included Storage Case
1x Case (Fits All Included Lights)
Photometrics
4110K:
150 fc / 1620 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m*
186 fc / 2000 Lux at 3' / 0.9 m
47 fc / 510 Lux at 5.9' / 1.8 m
21 fc / 227 Lux at 8.9' / 2.7 m

*Standardized Measurement Calculated Internally Based on Closest Distance
Color Temperature
3150 to 6300K
Color Modes
Daylight, Tungsten
Color Accuracy Standard
CRI 96
TLCI 91
Dimming
Built-In Dimmer
 • 0 to 100%
Front Accessory Mount
Proprietary
Wireless Remote Control Type
Proprietary Wireless (Skyport)
Power Source
AC to DC Adapter (Included)
Battery
Per Light: 6x AA (Not Included)
Input Power
120 to 220 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
15 VDC
Power Consumption
12 W
Fixture Mounting
3x 1/4"-20 Female Thread
Light Fixture
Item Type
3x LED Round Light
Included Filters
Diffusion, Color
Included Storage Case
1x Case (Fits All Included Lights)
Lumens
1032
Photometrics
4110K:
150 fc / 1620 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m*
186 fc / 2000 Lux at 3' / 0.9 m
47 fc / 510 Lux at 5.9' / 1.8 m
21 fc / 227 Lux at 8.9' / 2.7 m

*Standardized Measurement Calculated Internally Based on Closest Distance
Color Temperature
3150 to 6300K
Color Modes
Daylight, Tungsten
Color Accuracy Standard
CRI 96
TLCI 91
Dimming
Built-In Dimmer
 • 0 to 100%
Cooling System
No
Expected Lamp Life
100,000 Hours
Built-In Flash
Yes
Umbrella Mount
No
Front Accessory Mount
Proprietary
Connectivity
Wireless Remote Control Type
Proprietary Wireless (Skyport)
Mobile App Compatible
No
Wireless Frequency
2.4 GHz
Wireless Range
656' / 199.9 m
Power & I/O
Power Source
AC to DC Adapter (Included)
Inputs/Outputs
1x Barrel / Coax Power Input
Battery
Per Light: 6x AA (Not Included)
Input Power
120 to 220 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
15 VDC
Included Adapter / Cable
3x USA Type-A/B to Barrel / Coax AC to DC Adapter
Inline Switch
No
Power Pass-Thru
No
Power Consumption
12 W
Mounting
Included Light Stand / Mount
3x Light Stand
Fixture Mounting
3x 1/4"-20 Female Thread
Environmental
Environmental Protection
No
General
Display
LCD
Materials
Plastic (Housing)
Dimensions
ø: 5.7 x H: 2" / ø: 14.5 x H: 5.1 cm (Fixture)
Weight
0.8 lb / 354 g (Fixture)
1.1 lb / 504 g (Fixture with Battery)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
15.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
19.8 x 10 x 7.4"

Rotolight NEO 2 Reviews

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w Will kit work with Nikon or Canon only, ...

w Will kit work with Nikon or Canon only, (transmitter) ?
Asked by: Dw
The Rotolight NEO 2 Explorer Kit can work with any of the Elinchrom EL-Skyport Plus HS transmitters for Canon, Nikon, or Sony.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-05-24

These are listed as DC powered lights, which is ...

These are listed as DC powered lights, which is technically true as I see the included AC to DC power units. Is there a way to power these on site without them?
Asked by: Joseph
These lights also run on 6 AA batteries each
Answered by: eric
Date published: 2019-05-28

If this is supposedly a "flash" then why don't ...

If this is supposedly a "flash" then why don't they publish the flash duration specs? What is the flash duration? What kind of motion blur could it possibly freeze?
Asked by: Les
The flash mode on the NEO 2 is not a true flash, as it doesn't offer a specific flash duration. What it is capable of it wireless high speed sync up to 1/8000 of a sec with an Elinchrom Skyport HS transmitter, which is camera-dependent.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-07-21

Can you use these lights, say in a studio ...

Can you use these lights, say in a studio setting, WITHOUT battery power? In other words, can you use them while they are plugged in to a power source so you don't have to stop and keep recharging them?
Asked by: Ben
You can add a Rotolight RL-NEO-PSU AC Adapter for NEO LED Light B&H # RORLNEOPSU for constant power. https://bhpho.to/2SyqJag
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2019-05-28

Can you use a Bowen’s mount light modifier with ...

Can you use a Bowen’s mount light modifier with these lights?
Asked by: J
Unfortunately, Bowens S type modifiers are not compatible with this kit.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2020-08-31

Will these work directly on a canon hot shoe as a ...

Will these work directly on a canon hot shoe as a on-camera flash?
Asked by: Anonymous
No you would have to connect it to a pc port
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-02-25

along the lines of battery run time. the ...

along the lines of battery run time. the rechargeable vs the lithium AA. also can you use non lithium AA batteries?
Asked by: Mark
This recommends using high quality NiMH or Li-ion Batteries.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2021-10-21

Is it work with OLYMPUS omd em5mII ?

Is it work with OLYMPUS omd em5mII ?
Asked by: Joey
Yes, this is is compatible with your Olympus omd em5mii.
Answered by: Zachary
Date published: 2021-02-01
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