Luxli Taiko 2×1 LED light

Luxli taiko
Key features

  • 2×1 RGBAW LED light
  • 250W peak draw
  • Mains or 2x V-mount power
  • Integrated Bluetooth, DMX
  • App control

The Luxli Taiko 2×1 LED light, named for a type of Japanese drum, is a larger version of the Luxli Timpani 1×1 that Matt reviewed here.

The Taiko uses a similar RGBAW system to the Timpani with more compact LEDs – the same as can be found on the Luxli Viola Mk II. Matt explains this tech in his review, but in a nutshell it adds amber (2,800K) and white (5,600K) LEDs to the array to improve colour accuracy.

Bigger, brighter

The Taiko has a lot of the same features as the Timpani but a lot more output. Luxli weren’t saying how much exactly – the models in the video above are prototypes – but peak power draw is around 250W and you’ll need two V-mount batteries to run it without mains power.

The battery mounts are fully integrated with internal wiring and the interface and menu system are the same as on the Timpani. You’ll also be able to use the company’s existing app to control the Taiko via Bluetooth.

The diffuser is slightly thicker than on the Timpani to smooth out individual LED shadows and produce a wider beam angle.

The back of the unit features five-pin DMX in and out for remote control. A new feature on the Taiko is master / apprentice mode, where one fixture can be used to control other Taiko and Timpanis.

Luxli Taiko 2×1 price and availability

Luxli are hoping to release the Taiko in late June or early July with a price of under $2,000 US.

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