Anton Bauer UL2-20 Ultralight-2 On-Camera Light with 20" PowerTap Cable

BH #ANUL220 • MFR #UL2-20
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Anton Bauer UL2-20 Ultralight-2 On-Camera Light with 20" PowerTap Cable

Anton Bauer UL2-20 Ultralight-2 On-Camera Light with 20" PowerTap Cable

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Anton Bauer UL2-20 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Universal Mounting System
  • 3
  • 4PowerTap Connector
  • 5Automatique
  • 6Satellight Adapter
  • 7Lamp
  • 8Three Available Models

The UL2-20 Ultralight-2 On-Camera Light is an inexpensive, compact camera-mounted light. Currently one of the most widely used lights for ENG applications, the UL2-20 can easily mount on all professional cameras/camcorders.

Universal Mounting System

The UL2-20 employs a patented universal mounting system. Options for either a 1/4"-20 threaded mount or shoe mount are built-in to allow the light to mount onto any professional camera. No special mounting studs or hardware options are required for mounting.
With the head module removed, the Ultralight-2 folds like a pocketknife, allowing it to stay mounted on the camera even when the camera is transported in a case.

PowerTap Connector

A 20" cable is hardwired from the UL2-20 to a 2-pin PowerTap connector. PowerTap receptacles can be found on all Anton Bauer Gold mount quick-change battery mounts. Most camcorders conveniently incorporate a PowerTap connector near the viewfinder to allow for an easy connection to the Ultralight-2. This exclusive Anton Bauer feature allows a camera-mounted light, wireless microphone, or other DC-powered accessory to operate via the camera battery. The PowerTap is rated at 10A and is internally fused for safety.


A special power circuit in the PowerTap mates with the VTR roll signal in the camera/camcorder, allowing the Ultralight-2 to turn on/off automatically with the VTR. The Ultralight-2 will turn on before tape is at full "speed" and off after the tape stops rolling. This assures that every shot is free from the objectionable shadows caused by overhead lights, yet battery drain is kept to a minimum.

Satellight Adapter

The optional Satellight Adapter allows the Ultralight-2 to operate remotely as a hair light or wherever a remote highlight is needed.


Extensive field testing indicates that the 25W BAB (GU5.3 Base) lamp provides the most pleasing lighting condition for most indoor interviews in the typical 3 to 6' range.

Three Available Models

The Ultralight-2 is available with one of three PowerTap cable Lengths:

  • UL2-6: Includes a 6" PowerTap cable
  • UL2-20: Includes a 20" PowerTap cable
  • UL2-28: Includes a 28" PowerTap cable

To determine the proper cable length for your particular camcorder, just click on the *Anton Bauer Reference Chart, locate your camera on the left side of the chart, and you will find the required cable length under "PowerTap Cable Length". The Anton Bauer Reference Chart can also be used to determine battery runtimes for different cameras.

UPC: 872496000853

Anton Bauer UL2-20 Specs

Light Fixture
Beam Angle24 to 36°
DC Input Power12 to 14 VDC
Max Power Consumption85 W
Power Input ConnectorD-Tap
Mount Type1/4"-20 Female, Cold Shoe
Dimensions2.7 x 2.2 x 2.2" / 68.6 x 55.9 x 55.9 mm
4.2 x 3.7 x 2.2" / 106.7 x 94 x 55.9 mm
Weight12 oz / 340 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.91 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.65 x 4.8 x 3.1"
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