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Luxli Taiko 2x1 RGBAW LED Light

Luxli Taiko 2x1 RGBAW LED Light
Key Features
  • CCT Mode: 2800-10,000K Color Temperature
  • RGB Mode: Total Hue & Saturation Control
  • Floating White Point in RGB Mode
  • High CRI/TLCI: 95/98 Color Accuracy
The TAIKO 2x1 RGBAW LED by Luxli is a leader in its class that combines high power output with pinpoint color accuracy into a lightweight frame that's only 2.75" thick. With a new rugged design, durable construction, and streamlined power efficiency, the Taiko is the perfect addition to any field or studio lighting setup.
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Luxli Taiko 2x1 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Powerful Output
  • 3Accurate and Versatile RGBAW LED
  • 4Precise Color Rendering at All Color Temperatures
  • 5Detailed Photometric Data
  • 6Color Adjustment and Effects Modes
  • 7Diffusion
  • 8LCD Display with Intuitive User Interface
  • 9Wireless Control with the Composer Mobile App
  • 10DMX 512 Ready
  • 11V-Mount Battery or AC Power Efficiency
  • 12Fanless Cooling for Silent Operation
  • 13Heavy-Duty Yoke Mount
  • 14Taiko Effects
  • 15Split-Panel Effects
  • 16Firmware Updates

The TAIKO 2x1 RGBAW LED by Luxli is a leader in its class that combines high power output with pinpoint color accuracy into a lightweight frame that's only 2.75" thick. With a new rugged design, durable construction, and streamlined power efficiency, the Taiko is the perfect addition to any field or studio lighting setup.

The Taiko's advanced connectivity features allow you to add it into any studio setup or lighting grid. Whether you're working in the studio with AC power, or on location with battery power, you'll benefit from the same power output and performance to illuminate your creative vision.

The Taiko is precisely manufactured in Norway to Luxli's specifications. Its 2 x 1-foot LED configuration boasts a powerful output capacity along with a compact enclosure. This multicolor LED light features a highly accurate and versatile RGBAW LED that provides amazing accuracy across the white color spectrum. The unit's color adjustment modes will illuminate your subject with any hue of light you can imagine using RGB mode or the 150 built-in digital filters. Special effects are preprogrammed yet editable to give your video lifelike drama and immediacy.

The light is equipped with Bluetooth 4.2 LE that pairs with your tablet or smartphone when you open Luxli's Composer mobile app. The Taiko supports DMX 512 so it will seamlessly fit into any lighting grid. Master and apprentice mode allow you to attach multiple Taikos and other Orchestra-series studio lights and control them from a single unit. Whether controlled via the app, the interface on the unit itself, or DMX, the Taiko will illuminate your creative vision with endless possibilities.

Powerful Output

The Taiko is Luxli's most powerful light to date, with an output of 15,500 lux, which is more than 3.5 times more powerful than Luxli's Timpani 1x1 LED. This means the lights can be moved further back and still cast brilliant light. With the diffuser installed, the Taiko's output is 9800 lux, still more than twice the output of the Timpani, while reducing the harshness of the direct raw light output.

Accurate and Versatile RGBAW LED

The accurate and versatile RGBAW LEDs open a whole new range of creative possibilities. Color mixing on each LED means higher accuracy and full panel output, regardless of settings. The "A" and "W" in RGBAW stand for amber and white, 3000 and 5600 K color temperature LEDs, respectively. And thanks to the amber and white LEDs, brightness and accuracy apply to any color temperature.

Precise Color Rendering at All Color Temperatures

You won't need to spend your time at the computer, color correcting your shots. With an average TLCI/CRI rating of 98/95 across the entire color temperature range, the Taiko's color output is extremely accurate.

Detailed Photometric Data

Every Taiko is individually calibrated and tested before it leaves the factory. A serialized photometric calibration result sheet is included with every light that lists the lux output, CRI, TLCI, and color gamut of your light.

Color Adjustment and Effects Modes

Building on the innovative features introduced with Luxli’s Timpani 1X1, the Taiko offers adjustment modes that will take your lighting to the next level. The Taiko’s color adjustment modes are accessible from the onboard control panel or via the Composer App and will illuminate your subject with any hue of light you can imagine.

  • The traditional CCT mode allows you to accurately adjust your color temperature from 2800 to 10,000 K in 50 K increments with incredible accuracy.
  • RGB mode lets you select colors with incredible accuracy. You can set the base white point from 3000 to 10,000 K and then use the RGB color wheel to dial-up almost any color by adjusting hue and saturation levels in 1° increments.
  • In Filter mode, set your white balance in CCT mode, and then select between 150 Lee gels. The Taiko displays the color, taking your CCT temperature setting into account.
  • Effects mode offers ten preprogrammed special effects with adjustable parameters for incredibly realistic lighting effects.



The ORC-TAIKO-D90 medium-strength diffuser is included with the Taiko. It softens and smooths the beam for a diffuse, wraparound light that flatters your subjects. Lighter- and heavier-strength diffusers are available separately.

LCD Display with Intuitive User Interface

The built-in LCD display offers a simple and intuitive interface. Easily adjust brightness and color, and switch between the RGB, filter, CCT, and special effects modes with the touch of a button.

Wireless Control with the Composer Mobile App

The powerful Composer mobile app is available for iOS and Android devices. While connected via Bluetooth, you can link together all your Luxli Orchestra-series lights. Whether you're controlling your lights in unison or individually, you'll have a whole symphony of lights at your command.

DMX 512 Ready

For studio applications, the Taiko supports DMX 512 via a 5-pin XLR connector, and it's equipped to fit into any lighting grid or studio setting. And Luxli will keep you up to date on the latest DMX protocols at

V-Mount Battery or AC Power Efficiency

You'll get the exact same power output whether you run the Taiko with AC or two V-mounts batteries, The Taiko's efficient power draw means you won't need a portable generator just to use your light. The Taiko delivers the same power and quality whether you're shooting in the studio or in the field because there's no power drop-off when it's running on battery power.

Fanless Cooling for Silent Operation

The Taiko's highly efficient 250-watt power draw enables high-power output without employing fans to prevent overheating. Since the Taiko has no internal moving parts, it's a silent partner in the studio, and your mics won't pick up any fan noise when you're recording dialog or ambient sound.

Heavy-Duty Yoke Mount

The Taiko includes a newly designed yoke with a 5/8-inch receiver for convenient light stand mounting, and single-sided release and adjustment for the ultimate control over mounting and adjusting your light.

Taiko Effects

Ten realistic effects are programmed into the Taiko that will add realism to your scene and take your lighting to a new dimension:

• CCT Chase—a continuous loop between two color temperatures. You can adjust the start and stop color temperatures, how long the loop will last, and add or subtract green.

• Color Chase—a continuous loop between two preset colors. You can adjust the start and stop colors and saturation, and how long the loop will last.

• Explosion—simulates an explosion. You can adjust explosion frequency per minute and how long each explosion lasts.

• Fire—simulates a fire. You can choose between a candle, campfire, or bonfire, and whether there is no wind, a breeze, wind, or a storm.

• Fireworks—creates a random burst of colors to simulate fireworks. You can adjust the frequency per minute of the fireworks, and the duration of each burst.

• Lightning—simulates lightning. You can adjust the color temperature of the flashes and the length of time between each flash.

• Paparazzi—simulates the random firing of multiple camera flashes. You can adjust the number of flashes per second, the duration of each flash, color temperature, and add or subtract green.

• Pulse—creates a steady pulse that fades on and off between pulses. You can adjust the color and saturation of the pulses, and the frequency per minute.

• Siren—simulates emergency lights. You can choose between red, blue, and white; red and blue; red and white; blue and white; blue; red; or SAE Amber sirens. You can also set how many times each color will flash per cycle, how many times it will repeat, and flash duration.

• Strobe—creates a steady, flashing strobe (this one doesn’t fade like the pulse). You can adjust the color and saturation of the pulses, the number of strobes per minute, and the duration of each strobe.

Split-Panel Effects

The Taiko's split-panel effect mode is accessible from the Composer app. It can split select Taiko animated effects between the two panels and add depth and realism to the effect. So, when simulating the aftermath of an accident or a large group of paparazzi photographing a celebrity, dual-panel mode will bring even more realism to your scene.

Firmware Updates

Luxli is always working to improve the Orchestra-Series LED lights. We'll let you know when the latest firmware updates are available. Connect the Taiko's USB port to your computer for the latest performance-enhancing features the minute they're available.
UPC: 847628034273

Luxli Taiko 2x1 Specs

Light Fixture
Photometrics1440 fc / 15,500 Lux at 2.99' / 0.91 m
Color Temperature2800 to 10,000K +/- 50K
Color Accuracy StandardCRI 95
Cooling SystemPassive
0 to 100% (Continuous)
Housing MaterialAluminum
Number of LEDs1568
Expected Lamp Life50,000 Hours
Beam Angle76°
Fixture Dimensions23.5 x 12.1" / 59.7 x 30.7 cm
27.0 x 17.7 x 3.0" / 68.6 x 45.0 x 7.6 cm (Including Yoke)
Fixture Weight16.75 lb / 7.60 kg (Including Yoke)
Battery Plate2 x V-Mount
Power Input ConnectionXLR 4-Pin
DMX Connection5-Pin XLR
Service ConnectionMicro-USB
Fixture Mount5/8" Receiver
Yoke MaterialAluminum
Yoke TypeYoke/Bracket
Remote Operation
Remote Control TypeBluetooth, DMX
Number of DMX Channel Modes512
Wireless Range30' / 9.1 m
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
DC Input Power36 VDC
Power SourceAC Adapter, External Battery
Max Power Consumption250 W
Power Supply Output36 VDC, 7.8 A
Power Supply Dimensions2.2 x 4.4 x 8.7" / 5.6 x 11.2 x 22.1 cm
Power Supply Weight3 lb / 1.36 kg
CertificationsCE, FCC, RoHS, UL, as per Manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight24.305 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)31.2 x 23.4 x 4.9"

Luxli Taiko 2x1 Reviews

Luxli Taiko

By Kevin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-08

So Far So Good, Light seems to work great

Lightweight alternative to the Nova & sky panel, Love them!

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-07

I was looking at the Nova and compared specs, battery options, quality and portability and these panels check all the boxes. I have bought two of these now! With two amount 190 wh battery I can run at full power about 2 hr if needed. Generally I never have to run this past about 40 - 60% output.

Love this light so far!

By Derek
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-03

As promised, this is basically a large version of the timpani with a soft panel. If you love other Luxli products, you’ll be very happy with this kit. I added on a pop softbox as well and it really makes this light shine. Speaking of, this panel has plenty of power even with a soft panel AND a soft box on. The case easily fits everything you need and more. For the power pack, I prefer adding a dummy v-mount to the brick and hanging it from the battery mounts on the back of the unit rather than hanging from the yoke as they recommend (this is how I use my timpani fixtures, hopefully the added heat from this unit doesn’t make this a problem, but so far it seems to work fine) . That said, it’s impressive they include the pieces to hang it in the box. A lanyard or other solution would be nice as well.

It's Great

By Andrew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-10

Great light with great features at a great price

Super impressive light!

By Curtis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-04

I gotta say, this is definitely the best light that I've purchased so far. Technically the only other RGB light I've ever owned is the Godox R1 which is fun to play with and has it's purpose but not even a fair comparison. I got this for it's versatility, it having great light output for a panel without breaking the bank, light weight and thin, comparatively to it's class, and Superb App as well as on light menu. It's the easiest to navigate menu I've had the pleasure to use, though I don't own any aputure's so can't compare to the Sidus app. The only complaint I have with it so far is the short power cable's, and the power supply's cable is so short in fact that the brick would hang off the ground if i had it fully extended (and it's a heavy brick!). Figured out a workaround with some velcro and some v-mount bracket/clamp but for the price and quality of everything else, this seems like someone dropped the ball big time. Just seems really cheap compared to the rest. Anyway, the rest is so good it's something I'm willing to look past now that I have a suitable workaround.

Fantastic beast of a light

By Adam
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-01

This light is great! I would say it has the best iOS app as well.

Exceeded my expectations

By Keith
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-27

The form factor of these 2X1 LED lights is great. They are super thin but feel solid and well made. The ability to connect the lights via Bluetooth and control them from behind the camera has to be my favorite feature. I also, like the fact that you can use a couple of v mount batteries right on the head to power the lights out in the field.Thats one thing a skypanel won't do. They are bright enough to use with talent against a window to get proper exposure. They have full RGB control as well as daylight and tungsten balance. And the built in FX will be fun to have in my back pocket. These lights will definitely be my work horse lights.


By Matt
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-31

Our favorite light. Excellent quality, very flexible, easy to use. Heavy, but that is expected.

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What 4-pin XLR power cable will work to extend ...

What 4-pin XLR power cable will work to extend the reach from the light to the power adapter? Must handle 36VDC 7.8A power.
Asked by: Kevin
The cord cannot be any longer between the light and the AC adapter. It is not made to work with one.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2021-04-27

Is there a solution to the incredibly short ...

Is there a solution to the incredibly short length of cable from the power supply to the light?
Asked by: Mike
I bought the Watson Pro PXLR44P 4-wire XLR cable here on B&H to solve this problem. Very reasonably priced compared to some other options listed here.
Answered by: craig
Date published: 2022-02-28

How many lumens?

How many lumens?
Asked by: Michael
It is approximately 15000 lumens
Answered by: Shalom
Date published: 2020-08-31

How can I turn this off and back on without ...

How can I turn this off and back on without climbing up to reach its power switch? Mine is plugged into a strip that turns on all studio lights. All other lights turn on but this one. :( Thanks.
Asked by: Mike
To my knowledge, unfortunately, there is no way for this light to turn back on automatically without hitting the red power button if it's been disconnected from power. You can click the intensity knob to "on/off" the light, but this requires the light to still be connected to power.
Answered by: Ryan
Date published: 2021-08-18

Is the Arri Light Intensifier for the Skypanel ...

Is the Arri Light Intensifier for the Skypanel S60-C compatible with this?
Asked by: Jonathan
Unfortunately, the Arri Light Intensifier for the Arri Skypanel S60-C is not compatible with the Luxli Taiko 2 x 1 panel. If the diffuser on the Luxli Taiko is removed, you would have 15,500 lux at 1m versus only 13, 525 lux on the Arri S60-C with the intensifier at the same working distance.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2020-09-08

When the light is lying flat, how high is the ...

When the light is lying flat, how high is the yoke when it is straight up and down?
Asked by: Hamacher
From the manufacturer the yoke is: 11.5” to the pivot point 12.5” from top to bottom.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2020-01-10

Does this come with a case?

Does this come with a case?
Asked by: Steven Michael
No. The following unit does not come with a case. Please review the following item Luxli Travel Case for Taiko 2 x 1 LED Light (Black) B&H # LUORCTAIKOC MFR # ORC-TAIKO-C
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-03-14

Is there a version that comes with gold mount? Or ...

Is there a version that comes with gold mount? Or is there a way to change it? it looks it's integrated so not sure if it is possible like with the Timpani's
Asked by: Maximiliano
V mount only.
Answered by: Patrick
Date published: 2020-09-03
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