Nanlite PavoBulb 10C

Nanlite has announced the PavoBulb 10C, a 10W LED RGBWW Bulb that was designed to compete against the Aputure Accent B7c and Astera NYX.

The Nanlite PavoBulb 10C is an RGBWW bulb that features an E27 socket so it can be used as a practical source replacement in a lamp, etc., or as a stand-alone fixture.

Key features

  • Wide CCT range of 2700-7500K with G/M adjustments
  • RGBWW color mixing technology, up to 36000 colors
  • Good color accuracy with an average CRI of 95 and TLCI 97
  • Wide large angle diffuser, ultra-soft point light source
  • Multiple control methods: NANLINK APP, DMX control, 2.4G control, wire control, and onboard
  • Comprehensive power solutions: E27 socket AC input, USB Type-C DC input, NPF battery adapter, wire controller
  • Available in 1/4/12 bulb kits
  • Variety of accessories

The PavoBulb 10C weighs in at 170g / 5.99oz and it it is Kelvin color temperature adjustable from 2700-7500K. It has a claimed CRI of 95 and a TLCI of 97. The bulb features G/M adjustment, the ability to create 36,000 colors, and 15 fully customizable special effects.

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Dimming, Modes, and CCT/HUE can be controlled individually by three buttons on the bulb itself. You can also control the light via the NANLINK App. There are also shortcuts for 5 level dimming, 6 level CCT and 12 level HUE adjustment.

The bulb comes with a bouncer that attaches via a suction cup. This accessory gives control over unwanted spill.

The PavoBulb 10C can be powered via the E27 socket, AC input, or USB Type-C DC input. The PavoBulb 10c doesn’t feature an in-built battery like the Aputure.

There is also a magnetic mount/E27-B22 adapter available for $25 USD.

Price & Availability

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The PavoBulb 10C retails for $75 USD. As a comparison, the Aputure Accent B7c costs $70 USD, and the Astera NYX retails for $105 USD.

Accessories include a DMX adapter cable, magnetic mount, battery adapter, and a wired controller.

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The PavoBulb 10C is also available in 4 and 12 bulb kits for $499 USD and $1,399 USD respectively.

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While it is always good to have more options and competition in the marketplace, there doesn’t seem to be anything overly unique or special about the PavoBulb 10c when you compare it to the competition. It appears to have less output than the Astera NYX and around the exact same amount of output as the Aputure Aputure Accent B7c.

A lot of lighting companies are now rounding out their lineups with a variety of different types of fixtures that can all be wirelessly controlled through an app. It certainly makes sense to create an ecosystem within a brand so that the end-user doesn’t need to mix and match fixtures from different brands.

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