Aputure announces bi-color LS 600x Pro and 59″ Light Dome 150 PLUS price reductions

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The LS 600x Pro is an exciting release for Aputure and an evolution of the high output LS 600d Pro daylight version. We knew it was coming, didn’t know when. I’m a big fan of bi-color fixtures, and now the LS 600x Pro gives you both high output and the flexibility of a 2700K to 6500K Variable CCT. I reviewed the LS 600d Pro and found the light to be powerful with an impressive build. The LS 600x Pro offers the same but with the advantage of bi-color.

Since the output is one huge feature with the 600 series, the LS 600x Pro being bi-color does affect the overall output due to the need to mix the colors to get the desired Kelvin temperature. This is nothing new with bi-color lights and is a trade-off we have to expect. The question is, what do you need more? Flexibility or raw output?

LS 600d Pro – 5600K ~ 98,500 lux @ 1m with the Hyper-Reflector.
LS 600x Pro – 5600K ~ 63,900 lux @ 1m with the Hyper-Reflector.
A difference of 34,600 Lux.

Just for fun, below is the output comparison of the LS 300x. Yes, the 600x Pro is significantly brighter.

LS 300x Pro – 5600K ~ 20,500 lux @ 1m with the Hyper-Reflector
LS 600x Pro – 5600K ~ 63,900 lux @ 1m with the Hyper-Reflector.
A difference of 43,400 Lux.

What’s Included with the LS 600x Pro
LS 600x Pro Lamp Head 1
LS 600x Pro Control Box 1
LS 600 Series Hyper Reflector 1
LS 600 Series 5-Pin Weatherproof Head Cable (7.5m) 1
Neutrik powerCON TRUE1 TOP AC Power Cable (6m) 1
VA-Remote RC1+ 1
Lightning Clamp 1
LS 600x Pro Rolling Carrying Case
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LS 600x Pro Photometrics

CCTDistanceBare BulbWith Hyper-ReflectorF10 Fresnel (Flood 45°)F10 Fresnel (Flood 15°)
2700K1M9,420 lux / 875 fc36,500 lux / 3391 fc32,300 lux / 3,0001 fc79,100 lux / 7,349 fc
3200K1M11,630 lux / 1,080 fc45,300 lux / 4209 fc39,800 lux / 3,698 fc98,500 lux / 9,151 fc
4300K1M16,040 lux / 1,490 fc62,900 lux / 5844 fc55,100 lux / 5,119 fc135,300 lux / 12,570 fc
5600K1M16,060 lux / 1,492 fc63,900 lux / 5937 fc55,800 lux / 5,184 fc137,000 lux / 12,728 fc
6500K1M13,890 lux / 1,290 fc55,300 lux / 5138 fc48,300 lux / 4,487 fc119,200 lux / 11,074 fc
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Key features

  • 18,510+ lux @ 3m with the F10 Fresnel @ 5600K
  • 5,610+ lux @ 3m with the LS 600 Series Hyper-
  • Reflector @ 5600K
  • 2700K~6500K Variable CCT
  • Precision Color-Blending Optics
  • Max & Constant Output Power Modes
  • 0-100% Stepless Brightness Control
  • CRI & TLCI ≥96, SSI (D56): 74, SSI (Tungsten): 85
  • Weather-Resistant: Dust & Water Resistant
  • Multiple Control Methods: 2.4GHz Remote, Sidus Link
  • Bluetooth App Control, Built-in Wireless DMX, Art-net,
  • Ethernet, 5-Pin DMX512 In & Out
  • Multi-Voltage Battery Plates Support 14.4V / 26V /
  • 28.8V Batteries
  • Half Power Output with 2x V-Mount / Gold Mount
  • Batteries (14.4V/15A, 26V/8.5A, 28.8V/7.5A)
  • Max Power Output with 2x V-Mount / Gold Mount
  • Batteries (26V/18A, 28.8V/16A)
  • Charge V-Mount / Gold Mount Batteries via AC Power
  • Supports 48V/15A DC Input Power (3-pin XLR),
  • Including Battery Power Stations & Block Batteries
  • Optimized Output: LS 600 Series Hyper Reflector
  • Utilizes Universal Bowens Mount Standard
  • Frequency Modulation to Remove Flicker
  • Curved, Disk-Brake Yoke with 360° Rotation
  • Dual Junior/Baby Pin (28mm/16mm) for Easy Mounting
  • Separate Control Box for a Lighter Lamp Head
  • 7.5m Weatherproof Head Cable
  • 6m Locking Neutrik Power Cable
  • Lightning Clamp Quick Release Plate
  • 4 Dimming Curves: Linear, Exponential, Log, S-Curve
  • 9 Lighting FX: Paparazzi, Fireworks, Lightning, Faulty
  • Bulb, TV, Pulsing, Strobe, Explosion, & Fire

LS 600x Pro Pricing and Availability

The new bi-color LS 600x Pro doesn’t have a set release date for purchasing. However, Aputure is hopeful to have it available for purchase this year. As you probably know, there are several shortages in the electronics component world, and manufacturing is a the mercy of supply. But the good news is Aputure does have three Light Storm fixtures that have a price reduction and are in stock.

The LS 600x Pro will retail for $1990 (US) and $2690 (CAN).
The Light Dome 150 retails for $269 (US) and $359 (CAN).

Light Dome 150

With bright lights, modifiers like big softboxes work extremely well, and these days you can pick them up for a lot less than years past. Aputure has been making Light Dome models for some time now, and I like their new fastpitch design that kames pitching them fast and much easier. With a conventional four-post softbox, it is much easier to pitch; however, these multi-post round modifiers can be tedious.

The new Bowens Mount Light Dome 150 is a 150cm (59in) Bowens Mount Quick- Setup Circular Softbox. Its large surface will give you some very soft large source lighting.
It’s 32-sided with that quick-setup build I mentioned.
The Light Dome 150 includes two diffusion strengths. A 1.5 and 2.5 stop plus a 45° grid and carry bag.

Light Dome 150 Key features

  • 150cm (4.9ft) Bowens Mount Circular Softbox
  • 80cm (31.5in) Depth
  • Large Soft Light Quality
  • 32-Sided Design for Perfect Circular Reflections
  • Quick-Setup Build for Efficient Workflows
  • 2 Types of Front Diffusion (1.5 Stop & 2.5 Stop)
  • 45° Fabric Light Control Grid
  • Includes Carrying Bag
  • 3.32kg (7.32lbs) Weight

Light Dome 150 Pricing and Availability

The Light Dome 150 will retail for $269 (US) and $359 (CAN).

Light Storm Price Reductions

The pandemic has knocked manufacturing around a lot, making many products more expensive. Everything in our lives seems to have gotten a lot more expensive. However, Aputure decided to make a price reduction on several products. Not all but some, and that would be a good thing if you had your eye on one of these products.

The LS 600x Pro is a welcoming new high-powered light from Aputure. It’s good to see the rugged and bright-line expanding. I like the versatility of bi-color, especially if you are mixing different brands on set. This makes it much easier to match them all up. I wish the output were the same as the LS 600d Pro, but it’s no surprise that it’s lower due to mixing daylight and tungsten diodes for variable kelvin output.
Another good thing with the LS 600 fixtures is they can be powered by 14.4V, 26V, and 28.8V batteries and also powered at half output when the batteries are not rated for full power.
The control box is capable of accepting 48V (15A) DC power via 3-pin XLR, allowing it to be powered with external battery power stations or block batteries.

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