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Genaray Spectro LED Essential 500IIB Bi-Color LED 2-Light Kit

BH #GESPE500IIBK (B&H Kit)
Genaray Spectro LED Essential 500IIB Bi-Color LED 2-Light Kit
Key Features
  • 2 x Spectro LED 500IIB LED Panels
  • 2 x Light Stands: 6', 2 x AC Adapters
  • Panel Measures 13.6 x 9.25 x 2.8"
  • Color: 3200 to 5600K, CRI/TLCI: 96+
B&H has put together this Genaray Spectro LED Essential 500IIB Bi-Color LED 2-Light Kit to provide image-makers with a flexible system for the studio or on location. The bundle includes two Spectro LED Essential 500IIB bi-color LED panels, each with a light stand. Power options include separately purchased NP-F-type batteries.
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Genaray Essential 500 II Bi-Color Overview

By B&H Photo's

B&H has put together this Genaray Spectro LED Essential 500IIB Bi-Color LED 2-Light Kit to provide image-makers with a flexible system for the studio or on location. The bundle includes two Spectro LED Essential 500IIB bi-color LED panels, each with a light stand. Power options include separately purchased NP-F-type batteries.

Genaray Spectro LED Essential 500IIB Bi-Color LED Light

The Spectro LED Essential 500IIB Bi-Color LED Light by Genaray is a 504 LED panel with color temperature that's variable from tungsten-balanced 3200K to daylight-balanced 5600K or anywhere in between. Instead applying filters, you can match other light sources, ambient light conditions, or just use color creatively with a simple twist of a knob. The fixture's high CRI/TLCI ratings of 96 are indicators of impressive accuracy in color rendering. Light intensity is adjustable too, from 0 to 100% without flicker, allowing shooting at high frame rates for slow motion.

The Spectro LED Essential 500IIB offers a 60° flood beam spread for adequate coverage with enough punch for long-throw work. The 13.6 x 9.25 x 2.8" panel weighs just 2.8 lb, and with its slim profile it can be placed in areas that traditional fixtures just can't go. Another benefit of using LEDs is low power draw, and although the 500IIB consumes just 40W of power, it outputs many times that number, providing impressive output for your work. For a larger array with more power Genaray has included cold shoe mounts to allow you to stack up to 3 units for triple the power.

Yet another example of the light's versatility is its power options. The 500IIB is ready for worldwide use thanks to the included 100 to 240 VAC adapter, but the fixture also has two ports that accept separately-purchased NP-F-type batteries for situations where mains power is unavailable.

Adjustable Color Temperature with High CRI/TLCI
Color temperature is adjustable from 3200K tungsten to daylight-balanced 5600K to blend seamlessly with ambient light, match other fixtures, or to spark creative expression. The SP-E-500IIB's high CRI/TLCI ratings are indicators of accuracy in color rendering.
Flicker-Free Variable Light Intensity
The Spectro LED is dimmable from 0 to 100% without filters or color shift. The light is also flicker-free allowing shooting at high frame rates for slow motion.
AC or Battery Power Options
The fixture is ready for worldwide use via the included 100 to 240VAC adapter, but the SP-E-500IIB has two ports that accept separately-purchased NP-F-type batteries when mains power is unavailable.
Cool Operation
The Spectro LED runs with barely perceptible warmth, so you can move the light close to your subjects without causing them discomfort.
Mounting and Stacking Options
The light has an industry-standard 5/8" receiver for stand-mounting as well as 1/4"-20 top and bottom taps, while the pre-installed yoke is removable to allow the fixture to be vertically or horizontally stand-mounted. You can also stack up to three units to create a large array using the included cold foot mounts.
UPC: 847628021884
Impact Light Stand (Black, 6')

Great for small to medium-size lights, the black anodized aluminum 6' Light Stand from Impact is a lightweight (1.8 lb) support that can handle gear weighing up to 4 lb and folds down to just 26.3" to easily fit in a small bag. The stand has a minimum working height of 26.3" and a stable footprint of 30". The 3-section stand has an industry-standard 5/8" top stud with 1/4"-20 threads for additional mounting options.

Benefits
  • Light and compact design: The two telescoping risers extend to a full height of 6' and fold down to 26.3" for easy transport and storage
  • Integrated 5/8" spigot: Compatible with lights, flash units, and other photo and video accessories with a 5/8" receiver
  • Matte black finish: Prevents unwanted glare from reflected light
UPC: 847628011953

Genaray Spectro LED Essential 500IIB Bi-Color LED Light Specs

Light Fixture
Color Temperature3200 to 5600K
Color Accuracy StandardCRI 95.8 at 3200K
CRI 96.5 at 4400K
CRI 96.1 at 5600K
TLCI 94 at 3200K
TLCI 96 at 4400K
TLCI 96 at 5600K
Cooling SystemPassive
Number of LEDs504
Expected Lamp Life50,000 Hours
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
DC Input Power 7.4 VDC
Power Consumption40 W Maximum
DisplayNone
CertificationsCE, RoHS, WEEE
*as per Manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.84 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)19.3 x 15.8 x 10.4"

Impact Light Stand (Black, 6') Specs

Stand Type1 x General Purpose Stand
Maximum Working Height6' / 1.8 m
Minimum Working Height26.3" / 66.8 cm
Load Capacity4 lb / 1.8 kg
Closed Length26.3" / 66.8 cm
Mounting
Stand/Column Top Mount5/8" Stud with 1/4"-20 Male
Features
Accepts Second RiserNo
WheelsOptional
Air CushionedNo
Detachable BaseNo
Leveling LegNo
Reverse LegsNo
General
Column Diameter1.0" / 25 mm
Number of Sections3
Footprint Diameter30" / 76.20 cm
Leg ShapeRound
FinishBlack
MaterialAluminum
Weight1.8 lb / 0.8 kg
Warranty LengthLimited 1-Year Warranty
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.235 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)26.4 x 3.5 x 3.5"

Genaray Essential 500 II Bi-Color Reviews

Brilliant lamp.

By dante
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-16

This is my fourth Genray lamp which I use as a hair light. However, Just one of these lamps can light an interview ( which I have done) and is easily colour matched to one another-a 500IIB lamp. The most useful thing about these lamps is that they are portable.

Very useful setup but wish for more power

By Vadim
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-05

Once all is setup, this set works well for my needs. I have used it for outdoor portrait shooting and some product listings. I do really like that temperature adjustments and the fact that the mounts can be placed horizontally if I am trying to take a picture low to the floor. The lights stay fairly cool which is great. A couple of attributes that detract from the value for me. I noticed that 2 units don't produce the same temperature and same brightness on the same settings so each one has to be tweaked individually. I also don't like messing with 4 batteries and chargers. That just seems like such a stupid setup. I In a few situations I wish it had a bit more brightness. The stands are sturdy, but not smooth or dampened, and the clamps flimsy plastic. Packaging had some issues as the moisture packs for some reason were ripped in both boxes so it created a bit of mess during the setup. Dealing with 12+ boxes and packages was not fun either and just seemed so wasteful. the body on the lights is made of plastic, so I have no idea how it will hold up over time. Overall this is good setup for occasional use , in a small studio or on location, with some power and quality limitations. It fits my needs for now and allows me to have good fill light, and not mess with my big strobes all the time.

Great

By Constanze
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-16

Works exactly as described

great multipurpose light

By Javier
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-14

i bought many of these lights for a studio a few years ago and realized that control over color temperature is great to light my office.

LIGHT ME UP!

By Louis
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-28

Excellent lights for my indoor model railroad photography work. Provide a soft light but at the same time can be used to create subtle shadowing. Having the ability to attach the diffusers spreads the light even more while creating an even softer effect. Because of their adjustability they can be balanced perfectly with the existing room lighting regardless of the source. Although they can be set between 3200 K and 5400 K a feature they don't have, but could use, is an internal meter that would show what the actual (K) setting is.

Good for the price

By Seth
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-27

These lights are reasonably well built and I like that the full kit comes with batteries, chargers and power cords. I wish the lights were a bit brighter but I guess that is how it goes with LED panels that are only 500 Bi-color bulbs. One nice feature is that they include clips to hook the panels together so you can combine two panels into one, allowing you to get brighter light overall.

High Quality, and power options!

By Vincent
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-08

I like the duel power options. I've found a couple large LP batteries get drained to about 70% after an hour of use at 79-80%. I'm a full time pro, and I'm pleased. It can fill in the sun from about 6' easily. I'm using it for stills and video. Color balance options are intuitive, and work well.

Great economical light

By Patrick
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-19

Rugged design, use 12 units in a small public/community access TV studio with a 10' ceiling. Originally purchased 6 lights three years ago which all work as good as the latest purchase.

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