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Nanlite FC500B Bi-Color LED Spotlight

BH #NAFC500B • MFR #FC500B
Nanlite FC500B Bi-Color LED Spotlight
Key Features
  • For Film, Broadcast & Video Production
  • Output: 65,640 Lux at 3.3' w/ Reflector
  • 2700-6500K CCT
  • AC Power
Designed to give you full flexibility of a bi-color output, the FC500B Bi-Color LED Spotlight from Nanlite is a compact, stylish AC-powered fixture suitable to light up most scenarios with a Kelvin range of 2700 to 6500K. With an innovative wing-shaped top housing, the FC500B stands out from other Nanlite fixtures. Delivering impressive brightness, it ensures faithful color reproduction with a CRI of 96 and a TLCI of 98 and provides advanced features with intuitive onboard and remote control.

This highly versatile light comes with Bluetooth and 2.4 GHz for wireless connection, DMX/RDM capability, and smart fan modes for complete control over sound. The FC500B's light head is conveniently separated from the included power supply, so each can be as lightweight as possible. A reflector and a robust carry case are also supplied for extended output and portability.

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Nanlite FC500 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Bi-Color Output with Advanced Features
  • 3Multiple Control Options
  • 412 Practical Lighting Effects
  • 5Smart Fan Modes
  • 6AC Operation
  • 7Easy Positioning Yoke
  • 8Bowens Mount
  • 9Travel-Ready Case
  • 10Additional Features
By B&H Photo's

Designed to give you full flexibility of a bi-color output, the FC500B Bi-Color LED Spotlight from Nanlite is a compact, stylish AC-powered fixture suitable to light up most scenarios with a Kelvin range of 2700 to 6500K. With an innovative wing-shaped top housing, the FC500B stands out from other Nanlite fixtures. Delivering impressive brightness, it ensures faithful color reproduction with a CRI of 96 and a TLCI of 98 and provides advanced features with intuitive onboard and remote control.

This highly versatile light comes with Bluetooth and 2.4 GHz for wireless connection, DMX/RDM capability, and smart fan modes for complete control over sound. The FC500B's light head is conveniently separated from the included power supply, so each can be as lightweight as possible. A reflector and a robust carry case are also supplied for extended output and portability.

Bi-Color Output with Advanced Features
Advanced features include maximum output mode to supply full output power and constant output mode to maintain constant intensity across the CCT range. Adjustable from 0 to 100% in 0.1% increments, users can easily fine-tune the dimming to achieve the precise intensity needed for video and photo productions. At 5600K, this light outputs an incredible 65,640 lux at 3.3' with the included reflector.
Multiple Control Options
For precision control, intuitive local knobs and a 2" screen are available, but the FC500B can also be controlled remotely using your smartphone.
  • You can fully control the light from your smartphone via Bluetooth with the NANLINK app
  • The fixture can also be remotely controlled on a 2.4 GHz connection using the separately available WS-TB-1 transmitter or WS-RC-C2 remote control
  • Locking metal 3.5mm DMX/RDM port facilitates advanced control and enables the FC500B to be quickly adopted into any DMX-controlled environment
12 Practical Lighting Effects
Choose between 12 built-in customizable effects that can be saved as presets using the NANLINK app.
  • CCT loop, INT loop, flash, pulse, storm, TV, paparazzi, candle/fire, bad bulb, firework, explosion, and welding
Smart Fan Modes
The light offers smart fan modes to suit your sound requirements on-set, avoiding interference with audio recording.
AC Operation
The FC500B is conveniently ready to work plugged into a standard AC outlet thanks to its included 110 to 240 VAC power supply. The FC500B's power supply has a safety strap to hang it on a separately available light stand.
Easy Positioning Yoke
The FC500B ships with a yoke with a one-sided lock that allows 360° rotation for a greater tilting range. A 5/8" receiver accepts industry-standard light stands, and the light's Bowens mount is widely compatible with multiple light modifiers.
Bowens Mount
By utilizing the near-universal Bowens-style light modifier mount and incorporating an umbrella holder, the FC500B is compatible with an extensive selection of light modifiers.
Travel-Ready Case
A corrosion-resistant carry case with efficient shock protection is included, so you can safely transport and store your light when not in use.
Additional Features
  • The light's head measures 14.69 x 9.7 x 5.87" and weighs 6.97 lb
  • 520W unit
  • USB port allows firmware updates

Nanlite FC500 Specs

Key Specs
Item Type
1x LED Monolight
Included Storage Case
1x Case
Photometrics
2700K:
1516 fc / 16,320 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m*
4575 fc / 49,250 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m (with Reflector)
3200K:
1640 fc / 17,660 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m 
5065 fc / 54,530 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m (with Reflector)
5600K:
1961 fc / 21,110 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m 
6097 fc / 65,640 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m (with Reflector)
6500K:
1846 fc / 19,880 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m 
5923 fc / 63,760 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m (with Reflector)

*Standardized Measurement Supplied by the Manufacturer
Color Temperature
2700 to 6500K
Color Modes
Daylight, Tungsten
Color Accuracy Standard
CRI 96
TLCI 98
Dimming

 • 0 to 100%
Beam Angle
120° Unmodified
Front Accessory Mount
Bowens S
Wireless Remote Control Type
Bluetooth
Radio/RF
Power Source
AC Power (Cable Built-In)
AC Input Power
100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Power Consumption
520 W
Fixture Mounting
1x 5/8" Receiver (Via Yoke Mount)
Light Fixture
Item Type
1x LED Monolight
Included Storage Case
1x Case
Photometrics
2700K:
1516 fc / 16,320 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m*
4575 fc / 49,250 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m (with Reflector)
3200K:
1640 fc / 17,660 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m 
5065 fc / 54,530 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m (with Reflector)
5600K:
1961 fc / 21,110 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m 
6097 fc / 65,640 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m (with Reflector)
6500K:
1846 fc / 19,880 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m 
5923 fc / 63,760 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m (with Reflector)

*Standardized Measurement Supplied by the Manufacturer
Color Temperature
2700 to 6500K
Color Modes
Daylight, Tungsten
Color Accuracy Standard
CRI 96
TLCI 98
Dimming

 • 0 to 100%
Cooling System
Fan
Beam Angle
120° Unmodified
Built-In Flash
No
Umbrella Mount
Yes
Front Accessory Mount
Bowens S
Connectivity
Wireless Remote Control Type
Bluetooth
Radio/RF
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: NANLINK
Wireless Frequency
2.4 GHz
Power & I/O
Power Source
AC Power (Cable Built-In)
AC Input Power
100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Included Adapter / Cable
Yes
Power Consumption
520 W
Mounting
Yoke Type
Manually-Operated Yoke
Fixture Mounting
1x 5/8" Receiver (Via Yoke Mount)
Environmental
Environmental Protection
No
General
Display
Yes
Dimensions
14.69 x 9.7 x 5.87" / 37.31 x 24.64 x 14.91 cm (Fixture)
11.09 x 4.45 x 3.58" / 28.17 x 11.3 x 9.09 cm (Power Supply/Controller)
Weight
6.97 lb / 3.16 kg (Fixture)
4.94 lb / 2.24 kg (Power Supply/Controller)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
17.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
23.1 x 18.6 x 18"

Nanlite FC500 Reviews

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Is there a v-mount clamp receiver or something to ...

Is there a v-mount clamp receiver or something to help mount the power supply to a light stand?
Asked by: Stuart
The Nanlite FC500B Bi-Color LED Spotlight BH #NAFC500B does not come with a clamp but you could use B&H # CAC2967.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2023-10-09

How do you connect this light to dmx?

How do you connect this light to dmx?
Asked by: Samori
Yes, the Nanlite FC500B Bi-Color LED Spotlight has Onboard, Wireless, DMX & App Control.
Answered by: Rachael B
Date published: 2024-02-12

Does this light have a magenta / green ...

Does this light have a magenta / green adjustment?
Asked by: Joe
The Nanlite FC500B Bi-Color LED Spotlight does not have magenta / green adjustment. The version II has that feature, https://bhpho.to/3OuHw8U.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2023-11-30

Does this light work witht the nanlite fresnel?

Does this light work witht the nanlite fresnel?
Asked by: Daniel
Yes, you can use this light with https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1540178-REG/nanlite_fl_20g_fresnel_lens_for_forza.html
Answered by: Lera K
Date published: 2024-02-15

Is this light brither than the smallrig 450B? ...

Is this light brither than the smallrig 450B? there are more watts but less Lux output..
Asked by: Vincent
The Nanlite FC500B Bi-Color LED Spotlight BH #NAFC500B has a higher watt LED. The output when measured after modifiers and reflectors can very tremendously as not all reflectors are made the same.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2023-09-21

Does this light have crmx?

Does this light have crmx?
Asked by: Christian
The Nanlite FC500B Bi-Color LED Spotlight does not have built-in CRMX.
Answered by: Elliot
Date published: 2024-02-14
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