Westcott SkyLux LED Light

Westcott SkyLux LED Light

Westcott SkyLux LED Light

B&H # WE4850 MFR # 4850
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Product Highlights

  • 5600K Daylight Balance
  • 30-100% Dimming
  • Multi-Voltage
  • Separate Flicker-Free Ballast
  • 1200W Tungsten Equivalent
  • 60-Degree Beam Angle
  • 50,000 Hour Lamp Life
  • High CRI of 94
  • Includes Umbrella Reflector
  • All Metal Construction
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Westcott SkyLux overview

  • 1Description

Housed in a compact all-metal housing, the SkyLux LED Light from Westcott is a powerful LED source capable of delivering up to 1200 tungsten equivalent watts of output at a digital-friendly color temperature of 5600K and a high CRI of 94. Wescott keeps the SkyLux lightweight by separating the flicker-free ballast from the head, allowing for a multitude of placement options. Dimming control from 30-100% makes excessive repositioning or use of scrims and ND filters unnecessary.

The SkyLux has a 60-degree beam angle and comes with a tilting 5/8" stand mount and a reflector with an umbrella slot. Its extra-long 20' power cord ensures ample movement around the studio.

LED Studio Lighting
Daylight balance, 1200W equivalent studio LED fixture with a CRI Rating of 94+ allows photographers to utilize their favorite modifiers with the addition of a single Bowens mount speed ring
It's all in the Design
The SkyLux is a full spectrum light source housed in a high-quality, compact, all-metal constructed body which employs a uniquely designed flat front panel to protect the LEDs. There's no protruding bulb or globe to shatter
Built to Use Modifiers of All Sizes
The Bowens S-Type mount allows of softboxes, umbrellas, snoots, barn doors and gels. The durable construction allows photographers to utilize their largest modifiers, like the Westcott 7' Octabank with the simple addition of a Bowens S-mount speed ring
Built-In Diffusion Panel
The built-in diffusion panel allows photographers to shoot without adding a modifier and still achieve a soft, consistent output
Recessed LED
The frosted, diffused LED source is recessed and spring-mounted to thwart impact damage
Control the output of the SkyLux from 30 to 100% with the rear stepless control dial
Keeping Things Compact
The flicker-free external ballast helps minimize the size of the SkyLux unit by locating power components away from the SkyLux housing
Extended Cabling
The 20' power cord gives you ample mobility in the studio
Long Lifespan
Unlike units utilizing halogen or tungsten bulbs, the SkyLux LEDs give off virtually no heat permitting a lifespan of over 50,000 hours
Internal Fan
The silent internal fan keeps the SkyLux cool
Metal Construction
Solid, all-metal tilter bracket and umbrella mount minimize the number of hardware components to carry around
Umbrella Compatible Reflector
An umbrella hole can be found in the supplied parabolic reflector allowing the SkyLux to be aimed directly into the center of your umbrella
UPC: 817967004466
In the Box
Westcott SkyLux LED Light
  • Metal Ballast with Bag
  • Silver Parabolic Reflector with Umbrella Hole
  • Power Cord
  • Instruction Manual
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Westcott SkyLux specs

    Light Fixture
    Beam Angle 60°
    Color Temperature 5500K
    Color Accuracy Standard CRI 94
    Cooling System None
    Dimming Yes, 30 to 100% 
    Display None
    Expected Lamp Life 50,000 Hours
    Fixture Dimensions 4.8 x 4.8 x 4.8" / 12.3 x 12.3 x 12.3 cm
    Fixture Weight 7.1 lb / 3.27 kg
    Reflector Mount Bowens S-Type
    Fixture Mount 5/8" Receiver
    Accessory Mount None
    AC Input Power 120 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    Power Source AC Adapter
    Cable Length 20" / 6.09 m
    IP Rating IP20
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 9.885 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.0 x 11.8 x 8.6"

    Westcott SkyLux reviews

    SkyLux LED Light is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 13.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Adds -15db of fan noise to your set. Not usable for video work if set audio is important to you. Pitch and volume of the fan noise varies with the light intensity. If audio is not important, seems like a powerful light in a small form factor.
    Date published: 2015-03-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Save Time in Post For me this was a very nice upgrade. I use these lights in my video production work and find that it is much easier to preserver natural skin tones with these lights over other LEDs. I only use these indoors and have to mention that they are not strong enough to compete with sunlight...so a controlled environment will get the best performance out of these lights. Another point worth mentioning is how inexpensive it is to use light modifiers with these lights.
    Date published: 2014-09-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Produces marvelous Light! This piece of kit is wonderful. The gorgeous light is creates is wonderful. This light is well made. Simple in it's design and certainly appears designed to take rough use. The ballast being a separate entity is a plus in my opinion. A versatile light as well. Works well with my umbrellas and brolly's. The light when used with the Apollo Orb is my favorite. If you are looking to get into continous light portraits like I was this is the way to go.
    Date published: 2015-01-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice, Soft Light This light produces a nice, soft, natural looking light; especially when lit thru a 1-stop fabric. Also, the 'intensity' control on the back of the light gives a nice range of power. The light is built well and produces a very true 56K. It's produces a little bit noisy when it's been on for a while but nothing that would interfere with audio recording.
    Date published: 2015-11-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fan is quiet enough for video Quality of the light is phenomenal, but I wanted to comment about the noise level from the fan. I'm a video shooter and was concerned about this, but I can say that while the fan does get a bit louder when the light has been on for a while, it has yet to be an issue with audio. If you're properly micing your subjects (lav or boom), it shouldn't be an issue at all.
    Date published: 2018-04-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice unit I really like this light for DSLR video work. True to all the Westcott stuff I own, it's well made and nicely designed. I was bummed it had a ballast, but surprised that it's so easy to deal with -- even though they never show pictures of it. (Ballast is small and comes in a nice padded sleeve that hooks on your light stand.) And the fan is just about silent, making the unit perfect for sound shooting.
    Date published: 2013-10-26
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from No strobe replacement but still useful Got this as a strobe replacement. It's not that as it simply doesn't output enough light to do the job. However, as a supplemental device (highlighting, fill lighting) it works great and it can use existing sofboxes, umbrellas, etc. But the unit would need to be at least 3x brighter if you wanted to replace a key light. The build quality is great and it runs cool. The light is diffused and the fans are near silent. I plan on using them for background and fill. It cannot be used to replace your key light. So I'm still searching for a light that is both powerful enough and flexible enough. I also own a Mole-Richardson JUNIOR-LED (200w). That preduces enough light to be a key light but it's a fresnel (which is cool but not always what you want). If I could take that quantum dot Mole-Richardson light source and place it in the SkyLux body, then I would have found the perfect device.
    Date published: 2014-02-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect I used the SkyLux for a video shoot. 1/3 rd power was more than enough. I was plesantly surprised. Only complaint was that my Calumet speed ring was very difficult to fit on. This may be a Calumet issue though. I would recommend this product, defiantly!
    Date published: 2013-09-24
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