Three new competitively priced Nanguang LED on-camera lights are now available, including a powerful Fresnel light and two small light panels.
Providing portable and flicker-free illumination for photography and video, these battery powered, heat-free, LED lights slot into a camera’s hotshoe and boast a colour rendering index (CRI) of 95.
Being relatively bulky, fresnel lights are more commonly mounted to a light stand rather than on the camera itself, making Nanguang’s new on-camera Fresnel a novel product (though it can be mounted to a stand too).
Each light is powered by any of the following batteries (not included): the Sony NP series (NP-FH, NP-FM and NP-F), Panasonic CGR-D series (adapter plate included), Ni-HM or AA (battery magazine included). Alternatively an optional power adaptor can be used.
Let’s take a look at the finer details of each new LED light:
Nanguang LED CNB144 & Nanguang CNLUX1600C
These small LED light panels feature a maximum brightness output of 1005 lumens, with step-less dimmer control.
There is some level of modification possible. The bracket can be angled up and down to change direction of light output.
Like some other panels on the market, the CNB144 and CNLUX1600C can be stacked together with the same light type, in order to create a larger panel.
The CNB144 is the budget level model, with fixed 5600K colour temperature. Next model up is the CNLUX1600C, which offers a 3200K-5600K colour temperature range. The latter’s panel is a fraction bigger, yet the unit is lighter.
Both light panels come with a small selection of filters designed to alter the colour temperature of the light panel.
Nanguang LED Fresnel CN8F
Emitting a powerful 560 lumens beam from a single LED light, the Nanguang Fresnel CN8F’s front lens can be adjusted between 10° and 60° to create spot or flood lighting effects.
Again, the light colour temperature is 5600K and its output can be adjusted between 0 and 100% via the step-less control.
Included extras are orange (3200K) and blue (6500K) filters, a gelatine filter holder, barn doors and padded carrying case.
At 550g without batteries, the Fresnel is a bit of a beast when mounted directly to a camera, but its power and versatility makes up for that.
Prices of the three lights, including VAT, are as follows:
Nanguang (CNB144) £89.94
Nanguang (CNLUX1600C) £119.94
Nanguang Fresnel light (CN8F) £239.94
For more information about the Nanguang range, please visit the Kenro website.