SWIT has announced a new range of RGBW panel lights called VANGO. This new range consists of the VANGO-70, VANGO-100, and VANGO-100L.
The VANGO-70 is a 1×1 70W panel, the VANGO-100 is a 2×1 100W panel, and the VANGO-100L is a 3×0.5 100W panel. All VANGO series lights are made entirely of metal and they come with removable aluminum 4-leaf barndoors.
The VANGO panels are only 2.1cm / 0.78″ thick. Not only have they been designed to be reasonably lightweight and portable, but they can also be powered via a built-in V- Mount/Gold-Mount battery plate. Here is what the various panels weigh:
- VANGO-70: 4kg
- VANGO-100: 6kg
- VANGO-100L: 4.9kg
SWIT claims that the VANGO panels are brighter than any of its competitors when used in RGB mode. The VANGO-70, which draws 70W, is stated to have the same brightness as other 200W RGB products, while the VANGO-100 (100W) has an output comparable to 300W RGB panels. Most RGBW panels can only output 1/3 of the Red, Green, or Blue channel’s brightness. By utilizing SWIT’s unique Time-Division technology, VANGO panels have a much higher RGB output than other RGBW products of the same power.
The panels don’t utilize any type of fan and they are passively cooled so they won’t create any noise. They also feature a built-in diffusion panel so that you can use them without a softbox if you need to create a soft source, but don’t want to carry around additional accessories like a softbox.
The lights all feature a 3.5″ color LCD panel that lets you control and adjust your light settings. In CCT mode, the panels can go from 2800K to 10,000K with a claimed CRI of 96 and a TLCI of 93. In addition to CCT/HSI/RGB/CIE/Light Effects, there is also a Gel selection mode, which provides Rosco and Lee Gels, and supports Gels import.
The VANGO serries can also be controlled via the new free SWIT Console mobile APP, that is available for iOS and Android devices.
The whole concept behind the VANGO panels was to come up with affordable, well-made RGBW lights that people can use for small scenes as a key light or fill light. The design of the VANGO series is based on SWIT’s existing PL-E60, PL-E90, and PL-E90L lights.
On the back of the panels, you will find 5-pin DMX input and output ports, an integrated V- mount/Gold-mount battery plate, and a USB port for firmware updates.
Pricing & Availability
The SWIT VANGO-70 will retail for $799 USD / € 799. The VANGO-100 costs $1,099 USD / € 1099. Both of these lights are now available to purchase.
The VANGO-100L will be launched in Q3 2022.