The world of LED lights has definitely heated up over the previous few years with plenty of releases from corporations like Godox, Aputure and Nanlite. It’s additionally seen a number of newcomers, too, like Colbor. After saying their first LED mild final yr, the Colbor CL100, they’re again with a extra compact and modular model, the Colbor CL60, out there in each bi-colour and CL60M daylight-only varieties.
It’s a small transportable LED mount that gives a bunch of various energy choices together with the same old NP-F fashion batteries or V-Mount in addition to USB Energy Supply. It’s fairly tiny, coming in at solely 80 x 90 x 140mm in dimension (just like your common 24-70mm f/2.8 lens), however as you may see from the picture above, they’re stackable to create big mild banks if you want extra energy.
It appears like there are already a few early critiques on the market on YouTube. The one above is from Mauro’s Movies and reveals off the equipment and options fairly properly. It comes with a Bowens mount adapter, letting you utilize it with all of your favorite modifiers. The sunshine stand mount can also be simply detachable, making it a really small unit when it’s all packed up. This design, with detachable equipment, can also be designed to allow you to interlock a number of lights collectively to make bigger banks of sunshine if you want extra energy.
Clearly, if you’ve obtained a bunch of lights ganged collectively, you’re not going to have the ability to use your Bowens adapters or modifiers, however for bouncing off a wall or ceiling or blasting by way of a scrim, it will possibly make for a reasonably highly effective mild supply if you want it. Colbor says you may stack as much as 10 of them collectively for a mixed output of 650W.
There are two variations of the sunshine. One is bi-colour with a 2700K to 6500K temperature vary, in addition to a CL60M which is daylight solely, locked to 5600K. Each boast a CRI of 97+ and two completely different cooling modes. The primary is “Sensible Mode” which adjusts your fan’s pace relying on the temperature of the sunshine with a purpose to preserve an optimum temperature whereas attempting to maintain itself quiet. The opposite is a devoted quiet mode fan which retains the fan quiet on the expense of somewhat additional warmth. If the fan in that is wherever close to as quiet as it’s within the CL100, it’s just about silent.
Each lights work with the Colbor Studio app for full distant management over brightness and color temperature, permitting you to simply combine and management a number of Colbor lights from the palm of your hand. A Matrix Management System additionally permits one Colbor CL60 (or CL60M) mild to regulate a number of different lights – helpful when it’s essential gang a number of of them collectively performing as one. The daylight CL60M options 7 built-in lighting results whereas the bi-colour CL60 consists of 10.
In relation to energy choices, the native energy enter is USB-PD. Which means you do want a battery or charger able to supplying 20 Volts at 4 Amps (80W). Whether or not it’ll run at a decrease energy output on 60W and 45W USB-PD energy sources is unknown however I might assume not. It does include an appropriate USB-PD AC adapter, although, so at the very least you gained’t must exit and purchase one if you’re close to plug sockets. If you need it transportable on USB-PD, although, you’ll most likely must go and get a transportable AC energy financial institution to plug it into. There aren’t actually any simply out there USB-PD energy banks on the market that may ship 80W+. Colbor does additionally say that it may be powered by NP-F and V-Mount batteries through a D-Faucet cable, though I don’t know of any V-Mount batteries that help 20V 4A USB-PD.
The Colbor CL60 bi-colour is on the market to purchase now for $149. The Colbor CL60M daylight can also be out there to purchase now for $129. Each lights include the USB-PD AC adapter, Bowens mount adapter and reflector, detachable grip, bulb protector and a zip-up case to retailer and carry them in. Each varieties look like transport already.