Westcott SkyLux LED Light

BH #WE4850 • MFR #4850
Westcott SkyLux LED Light
Key Features
  • 5600K Daylight Balance
  • 30-100% Dimming
  • Multi-Voltage
  • Separate Flicker-Free Ballast
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.
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Westcott SkyLux Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2LED Studio Lighting
  • 3It's all in the Design
  • 4Built to Use Modifiers of All Sizes
  • 5Built-In Diffusion Panel
  • 6Recessed LED
  • 7Dimmable
  • 8Keeping Things Compact
  • 9Extended Cabling
  • 10Long Lifespan
  • 11Internal Fan
  • 12Metal Construction
  • 13Umbrella Compatible Reflector

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

Dimmable

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

Westcott SkyLux Specs

Light Fixture
Beam Angle60°
Color Temperature5500K
Color Accuracy StandardCRI 94
Cooling SystemNone
DimmingYes, 30 to 100%
DisplayNone
Expected Lamp Life50,000 Hours
Fixture Dimensions4.8 x 4.8 x 4.8" / 12.3 x 12.3 x 12.3 cm
Fixture Weight7.1 lb / 3.27 kg
Lens
Reflector MountBowens S-Type
Mounting
Fixture Mount5/8" Receiver
Accessory MountNone
Power
AC Input Power120 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Power SourceAC Adapter
Cable
Cable Length20" / 6.09 m
Physical
IP RatingIP20
Packaging Info
Package Weight9.88 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.5 x 11.6 x 8.1"
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I read somewhere that there are two versions of ...

I read somewhere that there are two versions of the diffusion panel, one being stronger diffusion than the other. How can you tell which one you received? And can it be removed/replaced?
Asked by: Jeremy
We'd recommend calling Westcott's customer service and they will provide the most appropriate answer for you. They can be reached at 419-243-7311.
Answered by: FJ Westcott
Date published: 2019-02-03

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Are there replacement led lights? 50,000 is a long time, but when the light goes, are you able to replace it?
Asked by: Joseph Flores
The Skylux LED chip would need to be replaced by the Westcott repair team, in the unlikely event the LED chip would fail. The warranty for the Skylux is 2 years. The lifespan of 50,000 hours equals over 17 years of operation for 8 hours a day. I suspect the availability of replacement chips will be very limited at that point.
Answered by: Pete F. Westcott Expert
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Can this be attached to an 86 PLM? I cant seem to figure it out!
Asked by: Anonymous
The Westcott SkyLux LED Light has an umbrella receptacle on the base of the light fixture, and the included silver parabolic reflector has an umbrella hole to allow you to use an umbrella with the reflector. B&H does not carry the PLM 86 umbrellas as they are only sold factory-direct by Paul C. Buff. However, as the Westcott SkyLux LED Light is compatible with umbrellas, it should work with the SkyLux LED light.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Is the ballast sold separate and how many units will the ballast handle at one time?
Asked by: earl
The ballast is designed to work with one Skylux light head. The ballast is not sold by itself but is available directly from Westcott as a repair/replacement part.
Answered by: Pete F. Westcott Expert
Date published: 2018-08-28

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What is the light's output if compared to a 500W monolight?
Asked by: Anonymous
Spectral and output data are available at https://<a href= http://www.fjwestcott.com/skylux target= _blank >www.fjwestcott.com/skylux</a> under the technical specs tab. The Skylux is a continuous light sources and thus very different than monolights which are usually rated in Watt seconds not Watts.
Answered by: Pete F. Westcott Expert
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Can it also run on while plugged in to a power outlet ? Or does it run only on its own battery ? what is the batter life time in hours if its running continuously at full power. I am exploring if I can use it for a photo booth at weddings.
Asked by: Mohanpreet S.
There's no battery - it uses a power cord. The cord is pretty long so you have some flexibility for placement at venues.
Answered by: Michelle L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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What is the wattage of this light? How many amps does it pull?
Asked by: Thomas G.
It's 110 - 220V . Amps I don't know, what I know from my test that is equivalent at 1,2 KW tungsten light (but as daylight). Basically not very powerful being equivalent to a LED panel which can be used with batteries.
Answered by: LUIGI D.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Will this take an umbrella with a 8mm shaft? I can't seem to find if it will fit a 7mm shaft or 8mm online anywhere.
Asked by: Jenn A.
It does not that I can tell. Also, it is not a flash head so I'm not sure it would be useful with an umbrella. However is produces a very nice quality continuous light. I use it with a chimera for video and love it.
Answered by: Nick M.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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