The BB&S Area 48 Color RGBWW is now shipping. The light was first shown at IBC last year in Amsterdam.
I have been a big fan of the original Area 48, which I bought way back in 2013. Above you can see my review of the light.
A testament to how good the original Area 48 was, is that BB&S haven’t made a replacement in almost 6 years.
The original Area 48 put out 3290 lx at a distance of 1m when using the 5600K remote phosphor panel. It also had an extended CRI (R1-R15) of 91.23. Both these figures were exceptionally good for a light that is almost 6 years old!
When used with the 3200K remote phosphor panel the light has an extended CRI (R1-R15) of 96.09 which is the highest score I have ever recorded from a light tested at 3200K.
The new Area 48 Color isn’t a replacement for the original Area 48, it is just a new addition to the lineup.
- Claimed 97.5 CRI
- 2500K to 10,000K
- Draws 165 watts
- 105º beam angle
- RGB Black Fixture
- plus/minus green, plus/minus magenta
- Detachable Barndoors
The Area 48 Color features a very similar design to the original Area
The Area 48 Color can produce saturated and tinted colors as well as precise clean white light in both 2700°K and 5600°K. At
Weight & Size
The Area 48 Color measures in at 356mm / 13.97” wide, 275mm / 10.82” high, by 115mm / 4.53” deep, and weighs 5kg/ 11 pounds. The yoke is reversible for hanging or using on stands.
Precision color is a hallmark of BB&S Lighting. To ensure very
Soft Output Wide Dispersion
Standard & Optional Accessories
The BB&S Area 48 Color comes with a 48V power supply, locking AC cable and TVMP. They also feature removable barn doors for additional lighting control. Optional soft boxes, grids
The Area 48 Color is certainly not as affordable as other similar sized 1×1 RGBWW panel lights. At $3,300USD it is almost $1,000 USD than the ARRI S30-C SkyPanel.
Other more affordable options include the Lupo Superpanel Full Color 30 ($1.598USD),
We will attempt to get hold of one for review to see how it matches up against other RGBWW panel lights.