The first thing that catches your eye is the is unique form factor of the 18" Oryon LED Bi-Color Ring Light from ikan. While most light fixtures have a degree of directionality that allows selective lighting, the Oryon is omni-directional, bathing your subject in soft, flattering light that is very kind to skin tones. ikan employs tightly-binned LEDs softened by a half-stop diffusion filter, that maintain a high CRI/TLCI rating of 96, indicating advanced degree of color accuracy.
The Oryon Ring Light offers color temperature that's variable from 3200 to 5600 and anywhere in between to blend seamlessly with other fixtures, or to meet the challenge of inconsistent ambient light conditions without the burden of applying filters. Light intensity is also adjustable from 10-100% with a simple twist of a knob. While you can make these adjustments locally on the light, ikan has also included a wireless RF controller so you can make them remotely as well.
You can use the Oryon as you would a traditional fixture - on a light stand placed to one side of your subject for wrap-around light and open shadows. It's when you place the camera lens (or smartphone with the included mount) into the center of the 18" ring that the Oryon's signature characteristics emerge - soft light on the face, head, and shoulders, for instance, with shadows cast behind the body. The circular catchlights reflected in your subject's eyes also have a striking effect, especially up close. The Oryon is ready for worldwide use thanks to the inclusion of a multi-voltage AC adapter but it can also run on two optional Sony L-Style batteries when mains power is unavailable.