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Genaray PortaBright Bi-Color LED Battery-Powered Monolight

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Genaray PortaBright Bi-Color LED Battery-Powered Monolight
Key Features
  • Color: 3200-6500K, Measures 8.5 x 4.7"
  • High CRI/TLCI of 97.3/98 at 3200K
  • 11,000 lux at 3' / 0.91 m
  • Runs on Included Battery or AC Adapter
The PortaBright Bi-Color LED Battery-Powered Monolight from Genaray is a versatile light source with color temperature that's variable from 3200 to 6500K to blend effortlessly with ambient light on location, with other fixtures, or just for creative expression. This powerful bi-color light outputs plenty of light—almost 12,000 lux at 3 feet. The light also features 0 to 100% flicker-free dimming in 10% increments. But regardless of which power level you've chosen, color rendition demonstrates superior accuracy as indicated by its high CRI/TLCI ratings of 97.3 and 98 at 3200K. And with its lightweight and compact form factor, you can pack the PortaBright into its carry case and sling it over your shoulder to carry it to your next location.
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Genaray PortaBright Bi-Color Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Bright, Dimmable Bi-Color Light
  • 3Flicker-Free Color Accuracy
  • 4Battery and AC Power Options
  • 5Optional Remote Control
  • 6Circular Chip-on-Board (COB) LED
  • 7Bowens Accessory and Umbrella Mounts
  • 8Cool Running

The PortaBright Bi-Color LED Battery-Powered Monolight from Genaray is a versatile light source with color temperature that's variable from 3200 to 6500K to blend effortlessly with ambient light on location, with other fixtures, or just for creative expression. This powerful bi-color light outputs plenty of light—almost 12,000 lux at 3 feet. The light also features 0 to 100% flicker-free dimming in 10% increments. But regardless of which power level you've chosen, color rendition demonstrates superior accuracy as indicated by its high CRI/TLCI ratings of 97.3 and 98 at 3200K. And with its lightweight and compact form factor, you can pack the PortaBright into its carry case and sling it over your shoulder to carry it to your next location.

One of PortaBright's outstanding benefits is its power options. The light runs on a removable lithium-ion battery when in the field or when AC power is unavailable. For worldwide use, it will also run on its included 100-240 VAC adapter. Extra Genaray MONOBATT batteries will provide the juice to keep you going on extra-long shoots. The light has a wide beam spread of 120 degrees that can be narrowed to 45 degrees with the included reflector, and it has a Bowens front accessory mount that not only accepts Genaray modifiers, but also those of the many manufacturers that employ this popular mount. The light's 5/8" receiver also has an umbrella receptacle for further modifier compatibility. Another advantage is the PortaBright's powerful COB LED that provides soft, circular edges, with the bonus of round, natural-looking catchlights reflected in the eyes of your subjects. A well-known benefit of using LEDs is their very low, barely warm-to-the touch heat. The PortaBright draws just 100W, allowing close-up shooting while keeping your subject cool and comfortable.

In addition to the numerous benefits mentioned above, the PortaBright also provides control options. The fixture has a built-in 16-channel, 5-group receiver, and while you can adjust power levels locally on the fixture, with the separate purchase of a remote transmitter you can also make them wirelessly at distances up to 100'—a very valuable asset when lights are hung overhead or mounted in out-of-the-way places.

Bright, Dimmable Bi-Color Light

The PortaBright's COB LED outputs plenty of light—almost 12,000 lux at 3'—and is dimmable from 0 to 100% in 10% increments. Its bi-color output allows it to be integrated seamlessly into ambient light on location or with other light fixtures in your setup.

Flicker-Free Color Accuracy

The light's very high CRI/TLCI ratings of 97.3 and 98 at 3200K are your assurance of superior accuracy in color reproduction. It's also flicker-free at any power level for image makers who require high-speed shooting.

Battery and AC Power Options

The PortaBright runs on a removable, rechargeable lithium-ion battery. For longer shoots, extra Genaray MONOBATT batteries will provide the juice to keep you going. When AC power is unavailable, the PortaBright is also ready for worldwide use via the included 100 to 240 VAC adapter.

Optional Remote Control

The PortaBright has a built-in 2.4 GHz, 16-channel radio receiver. Separate purchase of a remote transmitter will allow you to make light intensity adjustments at distances up to 100' away.

Circular Chip-on-Board (COB) LED

Unlike rectangular panels, the PortaBright's LED provides soft, circular edges and reflects round, natural-looking catchlights in the eyes of your subjects.

Bowens Accessory and Umbrella Mounts

The PortaBright has a Bowens front accessory mount for Genaray reflectors as well as modifiers from other manufacturers that employ this popular mount. An umbrella mount is also built into the 5/8" receiver as further proof of compatibility with numerous light shapers.

Cool Running

One of the benefits of using LEDs is their very low, barely warm-to-the-touch heat. The PortaBright draws just 100W, allowing close-up shooting while keeping your subject comfortable.
UPC: 847628034532

Genaray PortaBright Bi-Color Specs

Light Fixture
Beam Angle120 to 45°
Color Temperature3200 to 6500K
Color Accuracy StandardCRI 97.3 at 3200K
TLCI 98 at 3200K
Cooling SystemFan
DimmingYes, 0 to 100% (Stepped)
DisplayLCD
Housing MaterialMetal
Photometrics120° at 5600K:
1105.5 fc / 11,900 Lux at 2.99' / 0.91 m
120° at 4400K:
1129.6 fc / 12,159 Lux at 2.99' / 0.91 m
120° at 3200K:
571.4 fc / 6151 Lux at 0.03' / 0.91 cm
Expected Lamp Life50000 Hours
Fixture Dimensions8.5 x 4.7" / 21.6 x 11.9 cm
Fixture Weight4.5 lb / 2.04 kg (Including Battery, Bracket)
Connectors
Battery Plate1 x Proprietary
Power Input Connection3-Pin XLR
Lens
Reflector MountBowens S-Type
Mounting
Fixture Mount5/8" Receiver
Yoke
Yoke TypeYoke/Bracket
Remote Operation
Remote Control TypeProprietary Wireless
Wireless Range100' / 30.5 m
Wireless Channels / Groups16 / 5
Power
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
DC Input Power11.1 VDC
Power SourceAC Adapter, Integrated Battery
Max Power Consumption100 W
Physical
CertificationsCE, RoHS, WEEE, as per Manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight11.09 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)15.2 x 10.4 x 9.1"

Genaray PortaBright Bi-Color Reviews

Solid light for interviews

By Andrew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-30

Had been waiting for Aputure Amaran 100x to be more widely available. Bought this because I needed a light right away. First, the light quality is great. At the 3200 setting matches my tungsten lights perfectly and vector scope shows no significant color cast. Construction is great with a metal body. Like the umbrella and Bowens mount. I wasn't looking for the battery capability but it's nice extra that I used right away on a shoot where I needed to tote a light around an area with few outlets. Only negative so far is that at 3200 it's not a huge amount of light - my 500 watt Lowel Rifa is brighter. It's fine for interviews, if you need to throw a lot of light you'll need a higher power fixture. Overall a great light!

Bright and lightweight

By Patrick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-05

This is a pretty lightweight light & battery combination. It won't run all that long on full power but for the size, price, and weight it's impressive.

Well-designed light

By Scott
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-19

Genaray did a great job with this light! The housing is rigid plastic and feels durable. The included reflector does a great job of focusing the light and achieving a really bright output. Light quality is fantastic. Controls are easy to use, though I wish the brightness and daylight balance were continuous rather than 10% increments. The included carrying case is compact yet fits everything perfectly and is nicely padded. Really like the built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery. Tripod mount safety catch is a thoughtful feature. This produces more light than you would expect from just 100W. All-in-all a real winner!

Great Bi-Color Light!

By Kris
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-23

I love the flexibility of having a Bi-Color Monolight. The fan is also quiet (for me). In comparison to the Aputure 120D II, the Aputure is about 2 stops brighter with both lights @ 5600k. Also, in terms of overall brightness only, this Portasun set at 5000k @ 100% is about equal to the Aputure(which is only 5600k) @ 75%. Hopefully someone else can also give more info on their experience with this light.

This is a great step forward for LED Monolights.

By Kent
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-25

These are fantastic lights if you are into the LED monolight thing. We got these as an upgrade from the Generay MonoBright 750. I'm very pleased so far. The fan is much quieter, it has metal construction, it's a bit brighter, and have a greater white balance range. Plus, the included power supplies seem to be much higher quality than the MonoBrights. While we are talking about power, the battery is a nice feature. There are a few drawbacks though. You cannot charge from the light body. You need to charge it with another power brick while not in use. In my first tests, I'm getting about an hour or so of light per charge. It's good for a quick interview, but for the most part I'll be running these off the mains.

Great Continuous Light

By Mike
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-22

Love this kit except for the softboxes (See separate review that I did of the softboxes.) The lights are great. I would only improve a couple of items if it were up to me: 1. A gradual, linear adjustment of light level instead of the jumpy 10% increments provided now. 2. Slightly brighter max level would be helpful in overpowering strong ambient lighting. Other than that, they are great!

Very Satisfied

By Ian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-18

So I want to put a couple things in my review that I had trouble finding out about this light: 1) I did a number of tests and I would put this light at about a 400 W incandescent/tungsten equivalency. Also by setting exposure on my camera and then changing color temperature on the light I found that it is at its brightest between 5k - 5.6k. Which is great! You lose about half a stop at 6.5k and a whole stop at 3.2k but this doesn’t bother me. As advertised the battery will run about 30 minutes at 100%. If I’m ever shooting a long interview, or setting the light up to use at a wedding ceremony I will plug it in. But being able to grab and go with just a stand is amazing and opening all kinds of opportunities for me. I would say it stands up really well against an aperture 120 D. The build quality is a lot better than I expected the entire chassis is metal very few plastic parts even the mount it’s all metal. The only thing to keep in mind is that the dial for both intensity and color temperature is indeed stepped and the drop off from the last 10% to zero seems big. I would honestly estimate that the dimmable range of this light is from about a 200 w equivalency at its lowest and somewhere around 400+ w at its highest. Once again this is not a problem for me for how I am using the light but something to consider. At this price point it’s a small issue. The CRI seems really good although I did not do any legitimate testing to back that up. All in all I would highly recommend this light. I have used this as a key through a 36” double diffused soft box, with camera set to 24fps, shutter 1/50, ISO 200 with talent about 9ft away and I was not at full intensity.

A Great Video Light at a Reasonable Price

By Joshua
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-14

Overall, I was really happy with this light, while it does have flaws, which we detail in our review, I would give it a full 5 stars based on the value proposition it offers. It is't the brightest light, but it has a nice mix of features to make it a great asset on any video set. https://youtu.be/TgIa_y-TVSI [I received this product in exchange for my honest review.]

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