Lighting Equipment

Object of Desire: Aputure LS 300d LED Light

January 25, 2018

By Greg Scoblete

The Aputure LS 300d LED Light

This bright LED pumps out 48,000 lux at .5m with the included reflector or 142,000 lux at .5m with a Fresnel mount. Aputure says that’s roughly equal to what you’d get from a 2k tungsten or 400w HMI light. The LS 300d has a color temperature of 5500k and a CRI of 95+ and a TLCI (Television Lighting Consistency Index) score of 96+ which, like CRI, is scored out of 100. The lightweight LED weighs in at 4.6 pounds despite its aircraft-grade aluminum body. The light is controlled via a control box that is separate from the body of the light. It can also be controlled wirelessly via a 2.4GHz remote with a range of 150m. The 300d draws power from an AC outlet or from two V-mount batteries. It uses a Bowens mount to accept a wide variety of modifiers and is fan cooled so it shouldn’t melt your softboxes and umbrellas.

PRICE: $1,099

Watch Apurture’s introductory video here.

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