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Aputure Amaran AL-MW Mini LED Light

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Aputure Amaran AL-MW Mini LED Light
Key Features
  • Pocket-Sized 33' Waterproof LED Light
  • 5600K +200K Daylight Balanced
  • 95+ CRI and TLCI
  • 6000 Lux at 1' in Boost Mode
The Aputure Amaran AL-MW Mini LED Light is a compact 5600K daylight-balanced video light that packs many outstanding features in its small form. It's designed with chip-on-board (COB) LED technology and features CRI and TLCI ratings of 95+. It offers ten brightness levels and delivers a brightness of 4000 lux at 1' and 6000 lux at 1' in boost mode, which provides 60 seconds of overclocked brightness. The light runs on a built-in lithium-ion battery that lasts 80 minutes at maximum brightness and up to a full 24 hours of non-stop operation at minimum brightness. It's also IP68 dustproof and waterproof down to 33', so you can safely use it in wet weather conditions as well as take it in the water with you along with an action cam or underwater camera rig.
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Aputure AL-MW Overview

The Aputure Amaran AL-MW Mini LED Light is a compact 5600K daylight-balanced video light that packs many outstanding features in its small form. It's designed with chip-on-board (COB) LED technology and features CRI and TLCI ratings of 95+. It offers ten brightness levels and delivers a brightness of 4000 lux at 1' and 6000 lux at 1' in boost mode, which provides 60 seconds of overclocked brightness. The light runs on a built-in lithium-ion battery that lasts 80 minutes at maximum brightness and up to a full 24 hours of non-stop operation at minimum brightness. It's also IP68 dustproof and waterproof down to 33', so you can safely use it in wet weather conditions as well as take it in the water with you along with an action cam or underwater camera rig.

Additionally, the AL-MW Mini LED Light has five built-in special effects, including Lightning and Fireworks, which can be used in the background to enhance and even transform your shot at no additional cost. Lightning, for example, can be applied on a rainy day to highly dramatize your scene. The light also comes with six CTO/CTB gels and two diffusers for adjusting your color output and spread.

Rounding everything off is a rugged all-aluminum design with specialized fanless heatsink technology. Although the Amaran AL-MW is robust, it's nonetheless a pocket-sized, lightweight LED light that can comfortably be mounted on-camera or onto an articulating arm in handheld, gimbal, and various other applications. A 1/4"-20 mounting thread is provided on the bottom.

Key Features
  • Pocket-sized 5600K daylight-balanced LED light
  • Chip-on-board (COB) LED technology
  • 95+ CRI and TLCI
  • IP68 dustproof and waterproof down to 33'
  • 10 brightness levels
  • 4000 lux at 1' / 6000 lux at 1' in boost mode
  • Built-in lithium-ion battery runs for 80 minutes at maximum brightness and up to 24 hours at minimum brightness
  • Five built-in special effects: Paparazzi, Lightning, TV, Fireworks, and Faulty Bulb
  • All-aluminum housing
  • Specialized fanless heatsink technology
  • 1/4"-20 mounting thread
  • Six CTO/CTB gels and two diffusers included

Aputure AL-MW Specs

Key Specs
Item Type
1x LED Light Panel
Included Storage Case
1x Case
Photometrics
Unspecified Color Temperature:
28 fc / 300 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m 
372 fc / 4000 Lux at 0.98' / 0.3 m
121 fc / 1300 Lux at 1.64' / 0.5 m
Color Temperature
5600K +/- 200K
Color Modes
Daylight
Color Accuracy Standard
CRI 95
TLCI 95
Dimming
Built-In Dimmer (Stepped)
Front Accessory Mount
No
Power Source
Battery (Built-In)
Battery
1x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 3800 mAh (Built-In)
 • 1.3- to 24-Hour Runtime
Input Power
5 VDC at 2 A
Power Consumption
10 W (Maximum)
Fixture Mounting
1x 1/4"-20 Female Thread
Light Fixture
Item Type
1x LED Light Panel
Included Filters
Diffusion, Color
Included Storage Case
1x Case
Photometrics
Unspecified Color Temperature:
28 fc / 300 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m 
372 fc / 4000 Lux at 0.98' / 0.3 m
121 fc / 1300 Lux at 1.64' / 0.5 m
Color Temperature
5600K +/- 200K
Color Modes
Daylight
Color Accuracy Standard
CRI 95
TLCI 95
Dimming
Built-In Dimmer (Stepped)
Cooling System
No
Built-In Flash
No
Umbrella Mount
No
Front Accessory Mount
No
Connectivity
Mobile App Compatible
No
Power & I/O
Power Source
Battery (Built-In)
Inputs/Outputs
1x USB-C Power Input
Battery
1x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 3800 mAh (Built-In)
 • 1.3- to 24-Hour Runtime
Battery Charging
Charging Cable (Included)
Input Power
5 VDC at 2 A
Included Adapter / Cable
1x USB-C to USB-A Cable (3.2' / 1 m)
Inline Switch
No
Power Pass-Thru
No
Power Consumption
10 W (Maximum)
Mounting
Fixture Mounting
1x 1/4"-20 Female Thread
Environmental
Environmental Protection
Dust/Water-Resistant (IP68)
Operating Temperature
32 to 113°F / 0 to 45°C
General
Display
No
Dimensions
4.6 x 1.7 x 1.3" / 11.75 x 4.35 x 3.2 cm
Weight
0.63 lb / 286 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.31 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.4 x 3.6 x 3.2"

Aputure AL-MW Reviews

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Does this light have the capability of doing ...

Does this light have the capability of doing 3200k-5600k?
Asked by: Brien
The light is only daylight balanced but there are CTO gels included.
Answered by: Nicholas
Date published: 2021-07-22

Can it function over a powerbank ? For an longer ...

Can it function over a powerbank ? For an longer time like 1.5 to 2h at 75% let`s say.
Asked by: Ciho
Yes, you should be able to power this light while feeding it from a USB Power Source.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-04-09

what happens when the Lithium battery won't hold ...

what happens when the Lithium battery won't hold a charge anymore?
Asked by: Steven
The lithium battery in the Aputure Amran AL-MW should last quite a long time. If it does start to fail, you can use the power supply to plug the light into a wall outlet. Additionally, you may be able to reach out to Aputure about getting a replacement battery.
Answered by: Zachary
Date published: 2021-02-02

How many steps of dimming are available?

How many steps of dimming are available?
Asked by: Winston
10
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-03-02

Can you answer FOR SURE whether this can REALLY ...

Can you answer FOR SURE whether this can REALLY be powered with, let's say through a USB coming off a V-Mount 98WH battery or even AC?
Asked by: Clarke
Yes, you can charge this light using a v-mount battery, and use the light while it is charging.
Answered by: Geetika
Date published: 2021-01-18

What is the weight of the unit in working order ...

What is the weight of the unit in working order (with rotule ball and 1 diffuser ?) Thanks
Asked by: Boris
The weight in working order is approximately 1.2lbs / 544g.
Answered by: Dennis L
Date published: 2021-08-13

Does this light work with the Aputure Sidus Link ...

Does this light work with the Aputure Sidus Link app? Thanks!
Asked by: Dustin
No.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2020-10-19

Is this a WW LED or just W?

Is this a WW LED or just W?
Asked by: s
Based on specs we have, this is a W LED.
Answered by: Bruno
Date published: 2021-11-04
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