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Aputure Electro Storm CS15 RGB LED Monolight (US Plug)

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Aputure Electro Storm CS15 RGB LED Monolight (US Plug)
Key Features
  • For Studio & Film/TV Production
  • Output: 32,600 Lux at 9.8' w/ Reflector
  • 2000-10,000K CCT; Full RGB Color Control
  • AC or Battery Power
Designed with power and durability for film and television professionals, the Electro Storm CS15 RGB LED Monolight from Aputure is a full-color point-source fixture offering 1500W of ultra-high color quality. The CS15 provides 2000-10,000K CCT and tint control, dual accessory mounts, advanced connectivity options, and a rugged IP65 dust- and weather-resistant construction to withstand demanding filming environments. Made with optimization and versatility in mind, filmmakers and lighting technicians will appreciate this powerful, color-accurate, RGB fixture that is ideal for illuminating large areas. This CS15 version comes with a US plug.
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Aputure Electro Storm CS15 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Chipsets and Color Accuracy
  • 3Professional Connectivity
  • 4Expanded Mounting Options
  • 5Advanced Liquid Cooling Technology
  • 6Additional Benefits
By B&H Photo's

Designed with power and durability for film and television professionals, the Electro Storm CS15 RGB LED Monolight from Aputure is a full-color point-source fixture offering 1500W of ultra-high color quality. The CS15 provides 2000-10,000K CCT and tint control, dual accessory mounts, advanced connectivity options, and a rugged IP65 dust- and weather-resistant construction to withstand demanding filming environments. Made with optimization and versatility in mind, filmmakers and lighting technicians will appreciate this powerful, color-accurate, RGB fixture that is ideal for illuminating large areas. This CS15 version comes with a US plug.

Chipsets and Color Accuracy
The full-color LED chipset goes just beyond 1500W of power output that rivals industry-standard 1800W HMIs, providing expanded color controls across its broad 2000 to 10,000K CCT range. It also offers green-magenta adjustment and impressive coverage of over 90% of colors within the Rec. 2020 color space. The dual-blue LED chipset design allows the light to achieve broad spectral reproduction, boasting an SSI of daylight and tungsten at 86 and 89, respectively. This ensures industry-leading color quality in all shooting environments. The CS15 outputs up to 32,600 lux at a distance of 9.8' using its included 35° reflector.
Professional Connectivity
Designed with professionals in mind, the CS15 offers advanced connectivity options, including Sidus Link app control, LumenRadio CRMX, Art-Net & sACN via etherCON, and 16-bit DMX512. These features seamlessly integrate the fixture into existing lighting workflows, providing lighting technicians and programmers with complete control over its operation.
Expanded Mounting Options
Featuring dual accessory mounts, the CS15 offers both the universal Bowens Mount and the innovative electronic A-Mount compatibility. This unique combination makes it one of the most adaptable fixtures on the market, catering to a wide range of modifier options, such as the versatile Spotlight Max. The A-Mount, designed for heavy-duty modifiers, including the optional F14 Fresnel, guarantees stability, durability, and optimized color accuracy while supporting motorized focus control. The Aputure mount is also compatible with the optional 20 and 50° reflectors.
Advanced Liquid Cooling Technology
To effectively manage heat dissipation and maximize light output, the CS15 incorporates advanced liquid cooling technology. This innovative design guarantees that users can access the full potential of the fixture's light output while maintaining optimal performance.
Additional Benefits
The fixture comes with 15 built-in lighting effects, XY color control, advanced HSI, over 300 gel presets, and max and constant output modes. 0.1 to 100% stepless dimming is available as well as PWM and high-speed flicker-free dimming modes. Adding to its versatility, it also supports battery operation via dual 48 VDC inputs. In terms of convenience, the CS15's included high-output control box features side and top-facing ports, and a control box handcart is also supplied for easy transportation. If needed, users can also benefit from an optional motorized yoke that allows for smooth remote operation.

Aputure Electro Storm CS15 Specs

Key Specs
Item Type
1x LED Monolight
Included Light Modifier
1x Reflector
Included Storage Case
No
Photometrics
2000K:
8645 fc / 93,060 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m (with Reflector)*
960 fc / 10,340 Lux at 9.8' / 3 m (with Reflector)
344 fc / 3710 Lux at 16.4' / 5 m (with Reflector)
3200K:
24,079 fc / 259,200 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m (with Reflector)*
2675 fc / 28,800 Lux at 9.8' / 3 m (with Reflector)
985 fc / 10,610 Lux at 16.4' / 5 m (with Reflector)
4300K:
26,011 fc / 279,990 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m (with Reflector)*
2890 fc / 31,110 Lux at 9.8' / 3 m (with Reflector)
1029 fc / 11,080 Lux at 16.4' / 5 m (with Reflector)
5600K:
27,256 fc / 293,400 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m (with Reflector)*
3028 fc / 32,600 Lux at 9.8' / 3 m (with Reflector)
1082 fc / 11,650 Lux at 16.4' / 5 m (with Reflector)
10000K:
22,992 fc / 247,500 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m (with Reflector)*
2554 fc / 27,500 Lux at 9.8' / 3 m (with Reflector)
933 fc / 10,050 Lux at 16.4' / 5 m (with Reflector)

*Standardized Measurement Calculated Internally Based on Closest Distance
Color Temperature
2000 to 10,000K
Color Modes
RGB
Color Accuracy Standard
SSI 86 at 5600K
SSI 89 at 3200K
CRI 98
TLCI 98
CQS 97
TM-30 Rf 93
TM-30 Rg 101
Dimming
Built-In Dimmer
 • 0.1 to 100%
Front Accessory Mount
Proprietary
Bowens S
Wireless Remote Control Type
Bluetooth
Wireless CRMX
Power Source
AC Power (Cable Included) *Requires Power Supply/Controller (Included)
Battery (Not Included)
AC Input Power
100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
DC Input Power
48 VDC at 19 A
Power Consumption
1500 W
2200 W (Maximum)
Fixture Mounting
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Light Fixture
Item Type
1x LED Monolight
Included Light Modifier
1x Reflector
Included Storage Case
No
Photometrics
2000K:
8645 fc / 93,060 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m (with Reflector)*
960 fc / 10,340 Lux at 9.8' / 3 m (with Reflector)
344 fc / 3710 Lux at 16.4' / 5 m (with Reflector)
3200K:
24,079 fc / 259,200 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m (with Reflector)*
2675 fc / 28,800 Lux at 9.8' / 3 m (with Reflector)
985 fc / 10,610 Lux at 16.4' / 5 m (with Reflector)
4300K:
26,011 fc / 279,990 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m (with Reflector)*
2890 fc / 31,110 Lux at 9.8' / 3 m (with Reflector)
1029 fc / 11,080 Lux at 16.4' / 5 m (with Reflector)
5600K:
27,256 fc / 293,400 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m (with Reflector)*
3028 fc / 32,600 Lux at 9.8' / 3 m (with Reflector)
1082 fc / 11,650 Lux at 16.4' / 5 m (with Reflector)
10000K:
22,992 fc / 247,500 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m (with Reflector)*
2554 fc / 27,500 Lux at 9.8' / 3 m (with Reflector)
933 fc / 10,050 Lux at 16.4' / 5 m (with Reflector)

*Standardized Measurement Calculated Internally Based on Closest Distance
Color Temperature
2000 to 10,000K
Color Modes
RGB
Color Accuracy Standard
SSI 86 at 5600K
SSI 89 at 3200K
CRI 98
TLCI 98
CQS 97
TM-30 Rf 93
TM-30 Rg 101
Dimming
Built-In Dimmer
 • 0.1 to 100%
Cooling System
Fan
Beam Angle
62° Unmodified
Built-In Flash
No
Front Accessory Mount
Proprietary
Bowens S
Connectivity
Wireless Remote Control Type
Bluetooth
Wireless CRMX
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: Sidus Link
Wireless Range
328.1' / 100 m
Max DMX Control Channels
512
Power & I/O
Power Source
AC Power (Cable Included) *Requires Power Supply/Controller (Included)
Battery (Not Included)
Inputs/Outputs
Power Supply/Controller
1x XLR 5-Pin DMX Input
1x XLR 5-Pin DMX Output
1x etherCON/RJ45 Remote/Network Input/Output
AC Input Power
100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
DC Input Power
48 VDC at 19 A
Included Adapter / Cable
Yes
Power Consumption
1500 W
2200 W (Maximum)
Mounting
Yoke Type
Manually-Operated Yoke
Fixture Mounting
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Environmental
Operating Temperature
-4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
Storage Temperature
-40 to 185°F / -40 to 85°C
General
Display
Yes
Dimensions
18 x 13.9 x 11.1" / 45.7 x 35.2 x 28.1 cm (Fixture without Yoke)
21.7 x 10.7 x 10.3" / 55 x 27.3 x 26.2 cm (Power Supply/Controller)
Weight
39.7 lb / 18 kg (Fixture without Yoke)
41.9 lb / 19 kg (Power Supply/Controller)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
183 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
38.25 x 32.25 x 22.25"

Aputure Electro Storm CS15 Reviews

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What is the difference in brightness if running ...

What is the difference in brightness if running on a 15amp plug compared to a 20 amp plug?
Asked by: Raul
The Aputure Electro Storm CS15 RGB LED Monolight can be powered from some household circuits. The CS15 requires more than 110v/15a to operate at full power so in the US, there are multiple cables available. A 20a Edison connector will allow full power and a 15a Edison plug will inform the Control Box to automatically limit power draw. There is no information about the exact output using a 15a plug.
Answered by: Boyd H
Date published: 2024-06-27

can the F10 fresnel be used with the ES 15?

can the F10 fresnel be used with the ES 15?
Asked by: Michael
The Aputure Electro Storm CS15 RGB LED Monolight (US Plug) should be used with Aputure Motorized F14 Fresnel for Electro Storm CS15 and XT26 https://bhpho.to/3TYXfQF.
Answered by: Lera K
Date published: 2024-04-17
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