amaran has released a limited edition of the COB 60x in White. The fixture is functionally identical to the current COB 60x only the color has changed. This is a limited edition, so when they are sold out, they are gone.
Check out my review of the amaran COB 60x for all the info on the light.
While I generally don’t have a specific use for a light with a white finish, I have to admit it looks pretty cool, and it would make a nice practical for a set. It’s also flat white, so it won’t be shiny. With the popularity of YouTubers talking to camera they would be a nice option in the background. Aside from that, I think amaran is having a bit of fun, and I can’t remember another lighting company releasing a limited version of a light fixture. Hey, if RED can release a white Stormtrooper Komodo, then why not!
COB 60x White Edition Key feature
- Limited Edition Matte-White Colorway
- 65W Bi-Color Bowens Mount Point-Source LED
- Super Accurate Color Rendition, CRI: ≥96, TLCI: ≥96, SSI (Tungsten): 85, SSI (D56): 74
- As compact as a small cinema camera (11.7 x 11.1 x 11.1in)
- Featherweight Construction Weighs only 675g (1.49lbs)
- Sidus Link App Control compatibility
- 9 Lighting FX: Paparazzi, Fireworks, Lightning, Faulty Bulb, TV, Pulse, Strobe, Explosion, & Fire
- Included NP-F Battery Plate for mobile operation
- Compatible with D-Tap Batteries using the D-Tap to 5.5mm DC Cable (sold separately)
- Pair it with the Handheld Bracket and Light Box 45×45 for the ultimate mobile lighting kit (both sold separately)
The COB 60X is a handy light. It’s very compact and has enough punch for a small softbox to be added for interviews or fill. These lights travel well when every inch and ounce matters.
Two NP batteries can also power it in a pinch with the included NP-F Battery Plate. You can also use a D-Tap to barrel adapter for longer run times and mount a V lock to the side. You Gold Mount users don’t have a mounting option, as it’s only available with the V-Mount.
amaran COB 60x Photometrics
All tests were performed with a Sekonic C-700-U Spectromaster.
Please keep in mind that the Hyper Reflector (Mini) has a very narrow 15° beam angle that will significantly boost the lux readings. As in the sample image from two meters, the hot spot is approximately 1.5 feet or 0.45 meters wide.
amaran COB 60x Lux Output
|Kelvin||Bare Bulb||Hyper Reflector (Mini)|
|3200K||2580 lux||26,700 lux|
|5600K||2940 lux||32,000 Lux|
|6500K||3080 lux||34,700 lux|
As with most bi-color lights, output decreases for the flexibility of having the 2700K to 6500K option. Below are the stated output readings provided by Aputure.
amaran COB 60x CRI
Average CRI: 98
Extended CRI: 97.04
Average CRI: 97.3
Extended CRI: 95.90
The amaran COB 60x (White Edition) $199 will be available for purchase exclusively on the Aputure web store with shipping only in the US & Canada beginning January 26th, 2023.