The Nanlite PavoTube II 6C is a compact, lightweight RGBWW tube light with an internal battery.
If you are wondering why the light looks similar to the Ledgo AltaTube RGBWW series there is a good reason. I reviewed the Ledgo AltaTubes previously on the site.
If you didn’t know, Nanlite and Ledgo are both owned by Nanguang, a Chinese lighting company that has been around for almost 30 years.
- Color Temperature: 2700 to 6500K
- CRI/TLCI: 95/97, 0 to 100% Dimming
- RGB Mode with Hue Control
- In-built battery
- Special Effects
Small & Compact
The Nanlite PavoTube II 6C is 25cm (9.84″) long and it has a diameter of 3.8 cm (1.49″). It tips the scales at just 260 g (9.17oz).
This small size and lightweight makes it a good solution for solo shooters or anyone who travels and needs to carry around a compact, battery-powered RGBWW light.
The fixture has a built-in 3.7V 2200mAh battery, but unfortunately, it will only run the light at full power for one hour. You can plug it into a compatible USB power bank if you need to run it for longer periods of time.
This is probably the lights Achilles heel. It is all good and well to have a small battery-powered light, but having a run time of just 1 hour is far from ideal. This is, however, an optional battery handle that you can also get to increase run times. More on that later.
You can re-charge the battery through the USB-C port. You can also use the USB-C port to do firmware updates.
It takes 2.5 hours to recharge the battery.
What can it do?
The Nanlite PavoTube II 6C is Kelvin color adjustable from 2700K to 7500K and it has up to +/-50 G/M adjustment. The company claims that the light has an average CRI of 95 and a TLCI rating of 97.
Being an RGBWW light, the PavoTube has full HSI adjustability. Nanlite claims that the tube can produce up to 36,000 different colors.
Like a lot of other RGBWW tube lights that are available, the PavoTube has a built-in array of special effects that you can use. There are 15 different effects you can choose from.
Nanlite claims that the tube light has an output of 169lx / 15.7fc when used at 5600K at a distance of a meter. This is a pretty low output.
The Nanlite has magnets at both ends of the fixture and this allows you to mount it very quickly to a variety of surfaces.
The tube lights come with a set of iron plates that you can also use for mounting the fixture using the magnets.
The PavoTube’s have a T12 diameter as well as 1/4-20″ mounts at both ends of the fixture.
WiFi & App
The PavoTube has built-in WiFi receiver and you can control the light directly via the RC-1 remote control, or remotely through an iOS or Android app using the NANLink WiFi Controller.
Large range of accessories
It is good to see that Nanlite has made a wide range of accessories for the light.
Optional accessories include a waterproof bag, Battery handle, carry bag, T12 tube holder, and barndoor with grid.
What do you get as standard?
The PavoTube II 6C comes with the following:
- PavoTube II 6C × 1
- Iron Plate × 3
- USB Type-C Cable × 1
- Safety Strap × 1
- Carrying Bag × 1
- User Manual × 1
- Giftbox x 1
Price & Availability
The Nanlite PavoTube II 6C will be available soon for $99 USD. This makes it a very affordable solution if you are in the market for a small RGBWW tube light.
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