SWIT CL40D 40W Ultra Portable Bi-color Panel Light

At NAB 2024 in Las Vegas, we caught up with SWIT to look at their recently announced CL40D 40W Ultra Portable Bi-color Panel Light.

The light weighs just 842g / 1.85 lb and it was designed to be compact, affordable and lightweight solution that provides a decent amount of output. It looks like a good option for shooters that need to travel with minimal equipment.

Key features

  • 288pcs ultra bright long-life LEDs
  • SMD LED, glareless, soft and bright
  • 20×20cm ultra portable size
  • 40W 2700K LED + 40W 6500K LED
  • 2700K-6500K continuously adjustable
  • 40W output, 1150Lux @ 1meter
  • 0-100% flick-free dimming
  • 480FPS Slow-motion Capture flick-free
  • CRI Ra 98, TLCI 99, SSI(D55) 75
  • LCD display color and dimmer value
  • USB-C and DC 15V power input
  • On-board V-mount battery plate
  • With 4-leaf barn doors
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The CL-40D provides 40W light output, and it has a claimed output of 1150Lux luminance @1m / 3.3′. It features a 64° half-peak wide beam angle, and it supports 0 to 100% PWM digital dimming. What is nice is that the output is the same across its 2700-6500K range.

The high frequency LED drive of CL-40D supports seamless slow-motion capture without any flickering, at up to 480fps.

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The light can be powered via. battery using the in-built V-mount battery plate, via USB-C PD, to through mains power.

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CL-40D has a snap-on handle to be quick installed on the backside of the light, and install on any standard 5/8” baby-pin light stand. The bracket supports ±90° rotate on the light stand.

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Price & Availability

The is now available for $199 USD.

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