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Aputure Light Storm C300d Mark II LED Light Kit with V-Mount Battery Plate

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Aputure Light Storm C300d Mark II LED Light Kit with V-Mount Battery Plate
Key Features
  • Light with Controller & Power Supply
  • 20% More Powerful than Original C300d
  • Wireless Remote with 328' Range
  • 5500K Color Temperature, CRI/TLCI: 96
Built on the foundation of the popular LS C300d, Aputure's Light Storm LS C300d Mark II LED Light Kit with V-Mount Battery Plate is an enhanced version with 20% more power, refined features, and advanced connectivity. Aputure uses Chip on Board (COB) technology to produce a 5500K color temperature, with power consumption of just 350W, while outputting 3500 lux of light with an efficient reflector at a distance of 9.8'. In addition to power efficiency, this fixture also has a CRI/TLCI rating of 96, indicating accuracy in color rendering. The fixture's ballast/controller employs 0 to 100% Linear, Logarithmic, Exponential, and S-Curve dimming and is separated from the body of the fixture, making it lighter and reducing its size. A mounting base is included for use with an optional clamp, allowing attachment to a light stand to distribute the weight.
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Aputure C300d II Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Changing the Game
  • 3Even More Output
  • 4A More Robust Lamp Head
  • 5Maximum Efficiency with Hyper Reflector
  • 6A Redesign Revolution
  • 7Power Solutions for Indie Filmmakers
  • 8Enhanced Control Features
  • 9Stepless Dimming
  • 10More Options for Control
  • 11Sidus Link App Control
  • 12Redesigned Carrying Case

Built on the foundation of the popular LS C300d, Aputure's Light Storm LS C300d Mark II LED Light Kit with V-Mount Battery Plate is an enhanced version with 20% more power, refined features, and advanced connectivity. Aputure uses Chip on Board (COB) technology to produce a 5500K color temperature, with power consumption of just 350W, while outputting 3500 lux of light with an efficient reflector at a distance of 9.8'. In addition to power efficiency, this fixture also has a CRI/TLCI rating of 96, indicating accuracy in color rendering. The fixture's ballast/controller employs 0 to 100% Linear, Logarithmic, Exponential, and S-Curve dimming and is separated from the body of the fixture, making it lighter and reducing its size. A mounting base is included for use with an optional clamp, allowing attachment to a light stand to distribute the weight.

The LS C300d II's performance is backed by its design. The all-aluminum construction goes through numerous fabrication steps, and the reflector and accessory mount is the widely used Bowens S-Type. A wireless remote that allows you to control on/off and dimming functions from distances up to 328' is included. And speaking of control, Aputure also offers the Bluetooth Sidus Link App Control which allows wireless adjustments of all the light's functions as well as effects such as Lightening, Pulse, Flash, and Explosion. Ideal for sound-sensitive environments, the LS C300d II can be seen but not heard thanks to a highly efficient fan that can be turned off when absolute silence is required. The LS C300d II is ready for worldwide use thanks to its 110-240 VAC power supply but it also has two battery plates, allowing you to use V-Mount batteries for external power when mains current is unavailable. The LS C300d II is delivered with a power cable, a DMX cable to connect to the ballast, a wireless remote, a base for an optional clamp, and a beefy carrying case that can support 220 lb to protect the light during transport and storage

Changing the Game

A couple of years ago, Aputure impacted the industry with the 300d, creating a powerful and compact LED fixture that could be modified easily. Filmmakers from around the world were impressed by the light's capabilities, but encouraged by user feedback, Aputure produced the redesigned and improved 300d Mark II. The light is 20% brighter than its predecessor, more durable, more portable, and "smarter" than the original 300d.

Even More Output

By utilizing the latest in Aputure COB LED technology, the 300d Mark II outputs a whopping 20% more light than its predecessor. When combined with the optional Fresnel 2X, the 300d Mark II can produce up to 80,000 lux, approaching the luminance of a 575W HMI! And as always, the 5500K-balanced 300d Mark II maintains very accurate color fidelity with CRI/TLCI ratings of 96+.

A More Robust Lamp Head

The 300d Mark II also introduces redesigned features, while maintaining the same form factor and lightweight aircraft aluminum body as the original 300d. The latest yoke allows for 360° of rotation, and when combined with the handbrake locking mechanism from the 120d Mark II, you'll be able to mount the light in any position, with any modifier.

Maximum Efficiency with Hyper Reflector

The 300d Mark II is also the first Aputure light to feature the all-new, hyper efficient 55° reflector. By slightly narrowing the beam from 60 to 55° and redesigning the inner shape and coating of the reflector, Aputure was able to increase the output of the 300d II by more than 3-times, when compared to the original design.

A Redesign Revolution

The control box is completely redesigned. By utilizing Aputure's fan‐less heat sink design, the 300d Mark II's All-in-One control box is now completely silent. Composed of a durable aluminum alloy, with a new concealed antenna and military-grade paracord strap, the control box is ready to withstand the rigors of any film set. The 300d Mark II control box is also the first product to utilize Aputure's quick release plate and clamp system, allowing you to firmly secure it on any stand, truss, or speed rail.

Power Solutions for Indie Filmmakers

The 300d Mark II can produce its maximum output by using two high-capacity V-Mount or Gold Mount batteries, but it also features advanced technology that allows you to power the light with a single battery at up to half output. The included 19.7' Neutrik cable provides the 300d II with a sturdy power connection and allows you the convenience of not having to grab a stinger to power your light.

Enhanced Control Features

The control box of the 300d Mark II features 8 built-in lighting FX: Paparazzi, Spark, Lightning, Faulty Bulb, TV, Pulse, Flash, and Explosion, with more coming in future firmware updates via the control box's USB interface. The control box also features a trigger button to activate lighting FX instantly.

Stepless Dimming

The long-awaited 0 to 100% stepless dimming control allows you to use the 300d II in low-light environments or to overpower the sun and can utilize any of 4 different dimming curves: Linear, Logarithmic, Exponential, and S-Curve.

The 300d Mark II also features a Studio Mode that allows the lights to turn on and be controlled immediately upon receiving power, making it ideal for DMX lighting grids.

More Options for Control

In addition to the control wheel, the 300d Mark II also features DMX512 compatibility, a 2.4 GHz Aputure Wireless remote with an FX toggle button, and the ability to be controlled by the Sidus Link App using a Bluetooth mesh network protocol.

Sidus Link App Control

Featuring recently introduced Bluetooth SIG mesh network technology, the 300d Mark II will also the first app-controllable Aputure lighting fixture. This technology will allow you to control a 300d Mark II from up to 1300' away, by linking multiple lights up to 262' apart. Using the Sidus Link App, you'll be able to access all of the functions of the control box, in addition to being able to save presets, finely tune and trigger additional lighting FX, as well as install firmware updates, all from your smartphone or tablet.

Redesigned Carrying Case

Aputure also made the carry case with grip trucks and run-and-gun filmmakers in mind. The new 300d Mark II carrying case is composed of durable walls with a soft exterior lining that can support up to 220 lb, providing both ample protection and a seat for you on set. The bottom of the case is also covered with an easy-to-clean, slash-proof material, letting you rest easy, knowing your 300d Mark II will survive just about any situation you throw at it.

Aputure C300d II Specs

Light Fixture
Cooling SystemFan/Passive Combo
DimmingYes
0 to 100% (Continuous)
DisplayNone
Housing MaterialAluminum
Connectors
Power Input ConnectionpowerCON
DMX Connection5-Pin XLR
Lens
Reflector MountBowens S-Type
Mounting
Fixture Mount5/8" Receiver
Accessory MountNone
Yoke
Yoke TypeYoke/Bracket
Remote Operation
Remote Control TypeBluetooth, DMX, Proprietary Wireless
Number of DMX Channel Modes512
Wireless Range328.1' / 100 m
Wireless Channels / Groups3 / 4
Power
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz at 3.5 A
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz at 3.5 A
DC Input Power 16.8 VDC
Power SourceAC Adapter, External Battery
Max Power Consumption350 W
Power Pass-ThruYes
Power Supply Dimensions11.0 x 5.0 x 3.8" / 278.6 x 126.7 x 96.7 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)24.5 x 12.4 x 10.8"

Aputure C300d II Reviews

Powerful daylight

By Brian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-28

Nicely featured and powerful modern HMI replacement light. Also comes with a nice case.

Well designed, bright enough for an interview

By Chandler
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-07

This is my go-to key light for interviews, especially when traveling. It's fairly compact while still being bright enough to fill a 48 softbox. Versatile enough to use in a lot of different ways, too. Not bright enough to use outdoors, but for indoor work it's a real bargain for what you're getting. Great build quality, too.

Just what I needed

By Eric
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-06

I needed this fixture for a shoot, I ordered from B&H and had it in my hands the next day. The C300d Mark II worked flawlessly just as expected. There are other cheaper fixtures out there with similar specs, but none have the build quality of Aputure. You will find these in stock at most rental places, where durability is very important. For less than a grand this is one hell of a light, with similar output and modifiability to a Joker, that can run on a couple of V mounts. If you want an affordable, versatile, light that is easy to transport, the C300d Mark II is the way to go.

This light has grown on me.

By Erik
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-21

I was NOT a fan of the first generation C300d. That said I gave Aputure another chance and I am liking just about everything about the Mark II. My only issue is that if you have a really picky audio guy the fan can sometimes (rarely) be an issue.

Amazing

By Ginnard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-01

My key light for anything Photography or Video

Great light and strong design

By Al
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-12

This light is well made and the overall design throughout makes it something special. The included case is well made and provides protection. The control box and included stand mount keep it off the floor and away from stray feet. The Sidus link does a great job keeping me working without having to keep returning to the unit. I love this thing!

Great light

By Kurt
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-19

I can't add more to the positive reviews already posted here, but I will for B&H and Aputure. Extremely good LED light. Well built. Very high light output. Aputure really thought their lights through thoroughly. Is this as potent as a Joker 400 HMI? Maybe. It's very close for sure, and at much, much less of cost to you. If you have the budget, I highly recommend getting these lights. If not, try the Amaran 200s....they're very powerful and less cost than these Aputure 300s. But you will be very happy with the output and versatility of these Aputure 300d II.

My go to lights for EVERYTHING!

By Sergio
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-12

These lights are the perfect go to lights for on the go professional look for all of your production needs! They pack a punch and have incredible features made to be easy to adjusted from your anywhere the set directly from an app on your phone! I cannot say enough about these lights!

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Regarding battery operation, I understand ...

Regarding battery operation, I understand according to Aputure's documentation that 15A batteries are required to power the 300d II, based on the logic of 350W max power draw requires (12V * 15A) * 2 = 360W. My question is, if I own many 12A batteries, is there a safe way to use them with this light, by capping the output following this equation: 12V * 12A = 144W max draw 144W is more or less 40% of 350W So one battery should provide safely and reliably 40% of total output capacity. 2 batteries should provide 80% of total output capacity. Meaning if I underpower the light using these values, I should be ok. Is that logic sound?
Asked by: David
I am surprised that Aputure gave that answer... As power electronics engineer with 40 years of experience, I do not recommend running your LiIon batteries beyond their rating for any length of time. Depending on the quality and age of the cells, and depending on the protection circuits built-in to the battery, you cannot assume it is safe to operate them beyond their rating - this is how battery-pack fires start. Having said that - yes your logic is sound. Running at 80% max will keep the packs within a safe operating region (12 A). I am also surprised that Aputure did not know that - when you have a single battery installed and set the power level to 80% - that really is 40% (the output of the power supply is cut in half with only 1 V-mount installed). So you only need to worry about keep the setting to 80% or below regardless of whether 1 or 2 batteries are attached. As a final note - the red-colored V-mount is the master. If you have only a single battery it must be on the red mount. The second battery goes on the black mount. Once the #1 battery on the red mount runs out, the light shuts-off, regardless of how much charge is remaining in battery #2. So plan accordingly to get the longest operating life.
Answered by: Eric
Date published: 2021-06-29

What are the outside measurements for soft case? ...

What are the outside measurements for soft case? I need to order a Pelican (or simular) case at the same time. It would be nice to just drop it in.
Asked by: Michael R
This Pelican 1630NF https://bhpho.to/2M7UtYF would allow for drop in fit as well as a few accessories.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2019-08-08

Is the case that come with the product safe for ...

Is the case that come with the product safe for travel?
Asked by: Malek
We highly suggest the following pelican case for heavy transporting. Pelican 1650TP Case with TrekPak Divider System (Black) BH #PE1650TPBK • MFR #016500-0050-110 https://bhpho.to/3ttgGEQ
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-06-12

Can I use with Godox gobo?

Can I use with Godox gobo?
Asked by: junchen
The C300d Mark II is compatible with any Bowens mount light modifier. So if the Godox gobo has a Bowens mount, then yes.
Answered by: Eric
Date published: 2022-01-04

Can i use this light as a flash light for studio ...

Can i use this light as a flash light for studio photography? And if so, how does it sync to the camera's shutter?
Asked by: Rhett
This is an LED light and not a flash. The light is continuous.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-08-31

Would it be possible to carry a standard light ...

Would it be possible to carry a standard light stand in this case?
Asked by: Adam
The carrying bag this light comes with would not be large enough for a stand.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2019-11-08

Are you able to charge batteries on the power ...

Are you able to charge batteries on the power unit, like with the aputure panel lights?
Asked by: Laura
You will not be able to charge the batteries on the unit. You will need a charger based on your battery choice.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2019-11-11

What batteries work with this light?

What batteries work with this light?
Asked by: Robin
Two 150wh 12a batteries will work, Watson makes a kit https://bhpho.to/2Md4DHN.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2019-09-10
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