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Nanlite Forza 500B II Bi-Color LED Monolight

BH #NAFORZ500BII • MFR #FORZA500BII
Nanlite Forza 500B II Bi-Color LED Monolight
Key Features
  • For Studio & Film/TV Production
  • 2700-6500K CCT; Green-Magenta Adjustment
  • AC or Battery Power
  • Onboard, DMX & App Control
Adopting the same powerful output and compact form of the original Forza 500, Nanlite has introduced the Forza 500B II Bi-Color LED Monolight. Featuring an adjustable color temperature of 2700-6500K with green-magenta shift by +/- 80, this spotlight is dimmable from 0 to 100% in 0.1% increments so you can achieve the precise intensity needed for your video and photo productions. Blend seamlessly into any ambient light situation, match other fixtures, or allow creative expression. The light comes with a 55° reflector, Bluetooth and 2.4 GHz for wireless control, DMX/RDM capability, and four fan modes for speed adjustments or absolute silence. The redesigned control unit offers power options as the light can efficiently run via AC power or on optional V-mount batteries.
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Nanlite Forza 500B II Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Special Effects
  • 3Green-Magenta Adjustment
  • 4Four Fan Modes
  • 5Control Unit & Battery Power
  • 6Onboard, DMX & App Control
  • 7Multiple Mounting Possibilities
  • 8Additional Benefits & Refinements
By B&H Photo's

Adopting the same powerful output and compact form of the original Forza 500, Nanlite has introduced the Forza 500B II Bi-Color LED Monolight. Featuring an adjustable color temperature of 2700-6500K with green-magenta shift by +/- 80, this spotlight is dimmable from 0 to 100% in 0.1% increments so you can achieve the precise intensity needed for your video and photo productions. Blend seamlessly into any ambient light situation, match other fixtures, or allow creative expression. The light comes with a 55° reflector, Bluetooth and 2.4 GHz for wireless control, DMX/RDM capability, and four fan modes for speed adjustments or absolute silence. The redesigned control unit offers power options as the light can efficiently run via AC power or on optional V-mount batteries.

The Forza 500B II ships with an upgraded curved yoke that allows 360° rotation for a greater tilting range when used with optional large modifiers. Its base is compatible with both 5/8" baby pins and 1-1/8" junior pins and the light's Bowens mount works with a vast number of light modifiers. The light is ready for worldwide use thanks to its 110 to 240 VAC power supply, but it can also run on optional side-mounted 26V/14.8V V-mount batteries in situations where AC current is unavailable. A padded carry bag is supplied for protection during storage and transport.

Special Effects
The light offers 12 built-in customizable effects that can be saved as presets using the free NANLINK app.
Green-Magenta Adjustment
In shooting situations where you need to match other light sources or achieve a specific look, it can be extremely helpful to adjust the green-to-magenta shift for color correction. The Forza 500B II allows you to tweak the color by +/- 80 to get there. This ability is made possible by the light's LED source.
Four Fan Modes
Four fan modes enhance speed control according to your needs. The fan can also be turned off completely when absolute silence is needed.
  • Smart, full speed, low speed & off modes
  • 15% maximum output when turned off
Control Unit & Battery Power
Optimized for use in the studio or on location, the light's control unit is equipped with easy-access side battery plates that accommodate V-mount batteries. The Forza 500B II runs on 26V/14.8V V-mount batteries or AC power for easy operation in any location regardless of power availability.
  • Fanless control unit
  • Control unit's lock button prevents accidental setting changes
  • Includes 19.8' power cable and 9.8' head cable
  • A robust quick release clamp is included for mounting the control unit
  • The versatile clamp is compatible with round or square stands and trusses
Onboard, DMX & App Control
The control unit features a convenient OLED display plus onboard buttons and knobs for precise and easy local control, but the light can also be controlled remotely.
  • From your smartphone via Bluetooth with the free NANLINK app for iOS and Android
  • Built-in 2.4 GHz lets you use the separately available WS-RC-C2 handheld remote control or the WS-TB-1 transmitter box for larger setups
  • Locking DMX/RDM ports facilitate advanced control and enable the light to be quickly adopted into any DMX controlled environment
Multiple Mounting Possibilities
The light has a curved rotating yoke with a one-sided lock and forward articulation. It allows 360° rotation to provide a greater tilting range with optional large modifiers. It also features an incorporated umbrella holder to expand your light-shaping options. Additionally, the light's Bowens mount capability makes the Forza 500B II compatible with a wide range of modifiers.
Additional Benefits & Refinements
  • Fully dimmable from 0 to 100%
  • USB port allows firmware updates and supplies power for optional wireless DMX receivers
  • Durable construction

Nanlite Forza 500B II Specs

Key Specs
Item Type
1x LED Monolight
Included Light Modifier
1x Reflector
Included Storage Case
1x Case
Photometrics
3200K:
1773 fc / 19,090 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m 
219 fc / 2367 Lux at 9.8' / 3 m
91 fc / 987 Lux at 16.4' / 5 m
5600K:
2054 fc / 22,120 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m 
221 fc / 2379 Lux at 9.8' / 3 m
105 fc / 1140 Lux at 16.4' / 5 m
Color Temperature
2700 to 6500K
Color Modes
Daylight, Tungsten
Color Accuracy Standard
CRI 96
TLCI 97
Dimming
Built-In Dimmer
 • 0 to 100%
Front Accessory Mount
Bowens S
Wireless Remote Control Type
Bluetooth
Radio/RF *Remote Not Included
Power Source
AC Power (Cable Included) *Requires Power Supply/Controller (Included)
Battery (Not Included) *Requires Power Supply/Controller (Included)
Battery Plate Type
2x V-Mount (Built-In)
Battery
2x V-Mount Rechargeable, 14.8 to 26 VDC (Not Included)
AC Input Power
110 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Power Consumption
580 W (Maximum)
Fixture Mounting
1x 5/8" Receiver
Light Fixture
Item Type
1x LED Monolight
Included Light Modifier
1x Reflector
Included Storage Case
1x Case
Photometrics
3200K:
1773 fc / 19,090 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m 
219 fc / 2367 Lux at 9.8' / 3 m
91 fc / 987 Lux at 16.4' / 5 m
5600K:
2054 fc / 22,120 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m 
221 fc / 2379 Lux at 9.8' / 3 m
105 fc / 1140 Lux at 16.4' / 5 m
Color Temperature
2700 to 6500K
Color Modes
Daylight, Tungsten
Color Accuracy Standard
CRI 96
TLCI 97
Dimming
Built-In Dimmer
 • 0 to 100%
Cooling System
Fan
Umbrella Mount
Yes
Front Accessory Mount
Bowens S
Connectivity
Wireless Remote Control Type
Bluetooth
Radio/RF *Remote Not Included
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: NANLINK
Wireless Frequency
2.4 GHz
Power & I/O
Power Source
AC Power (Cable Included) *Requires Power Supply/Controller (Included)
Battery (Not Included) *Requires Power Supply/Controller (Included)
Battery Plate Type
2x V-Mount (Built-In)
Battery
2x V-Mount Rechargeable, 14.8 to 26 VDC (Not Included)
AC Input Power
110 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Included Adapter / Cable
Yes
Inline Switch
No
Power Consumption
580 W (Maximum)
Mounting
Yoke Type
Manually-Operated Yoke
Fixture Mounting
1x 5/8" Receiver
Environmental
Environmental Protection
No
General
Display
OLED (Via Included Power Supply/Controller)
Dimensions
15.7 x 9.1 x 5.6" / 39.9 x 23.1 x 14.2 cm
Weight
9.5 lb / 4.3 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
31.905 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
21.9 x 16.2 x 11.8"

Nanlite Forza 500B II Reviews

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Can this light be powered by gold mount ...

Can this light be powered by gold mount batteries?
Asked by: Mike
This light is a V mount but you can adapt it with a Dracast V-Mount to Gold Mount Battery Adapter BH #DRBADPSA • MFR #BADP-SA or similar.
Answered by: Jessica G
Date published: 2024-03-30

Is there any hint when this will be released?

Is there any hint when this will be released?
Asked by: William
As of the date/time of this reply, we do not have an estimated arrival date from Nanlite for the arrival of the Nanlite Forza 500B II Bi-Color LED Monolight.
Answered by: Manzell L
Date published: 2023-03-03

Are the lux ratings with or without a reflector?

Are the lux ratings with or without a reflector?
Asked by: William
The following is lux with the bare bulb without the reflector 1m 5600K 22550 lux / 2095 3m 5600K 2715 lux / 252 5m 5600K 1120 lux
Answered by: Jessica G
Date published: 2024-02-15

How does this compare to the Aputure 600x?

How does this compare to the Aputure 600x?
Asked by: Chase
The Nanlite Forza 500B II Bi-Color LED Monolight BH #NAFORZ500BII has a little less power but it does have a magenta shift control that the B&H # APLS600XPROV does not.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2023-05-31

How many lumens?

How many lumens?
Asked by: tienne
At this time, Nanlite has not release the Lumens on the Nanlite Forza 500B II Bi-Color LED Monolight. The light is very new and that information should be release very soon.
Answered by: Rob K
Date published: 2023-02-17

Will the included case for this light accommodate ...

Will the included case for this light accommodate the Fresnel Lens for Forza 300 and 500 from NanLite?
Asked by: Thomas
The case of Nanlite Forza 500B II Bi-Color LED Monolight will not fit additional Fresnel Lens for Forza 300 and 500 from Nanlite. However the Fresnel comes with it's own Padded Carry Case.
Answered by: Lera K
Date published: 2024-03-17

lumen radio integrated?

lumen radio integrated?
Asked by: David
No, the Nanlite Forza 500B is driven by the Nanlink app only.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2023-08-13
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