The LS C300d is the brightest LED light in the Light Storm series. Boasting an impressive 48000 lux @ 0.5m with its included reflector, it can also reach an incredible 142000 lux @ 0.5m with Aputure’s fresnel mount (with camera settings set to f/36, 1/200 shutter, and ISO 800). This level of illumination is approximately equivalent in output to that of a traditional 2k tungsten or 400w HMI.
Shining bright at 5500K, the LS C300d casts a powerful light that is both natural looking and pristine in colour 1. The LS C300d features not only a CRI rating of 95+, but a TLCI rating of 96+, allowing for extremely precise colour accuracy making it perfect for broadcast video, photography, television production and studio filmmaking.
LS C300d maintains its incredibly high output and colour fidelity without any compromise to weight. Though its output is comparable to that of a 2000W tungsten lamp, the LS C300d weighs less than a quarter of that. Easily held with one hand, the LS C300d weighs just 2.1kg (4.6 lbs) while a 2000W tungsten lamp typically weighs over 9kg (nearly 20 lbs). The LS C300d also simplifies the once complicated and heavy process of using light shaping accessories, making it possible to modify your light using just one hand.
The LS C300d has a remarkably intelligent temperature control system. Aputure’s smart fans come with advanced internal thermometers and vary their speeds based on the system’s temperature. Even at maximum speed, these fans are impressively quiet and keep the light from getting too hot, eliminating the need for grip gloves.
Featuring an aircraft-grade aluminium body, the LS C300d is remarkably tough and durable. It is engineered with 100 fabrication procedures including extrusion, cutting, trimming, sandblasting, oxidation, laser engraving and more. This comprehensive and elaborate production process makes the LS C300d sleek in design, yet robust in build.
The LS C300d is built to give you maximum control over your light. The light’s easy-to-use and intuitive control box allows you to change things like brightness, remote channels and fan speeds. With a control box that is separated from the light’s power ballast, top weight is greatly reduced, allowing for maximum portability.
Using 2.4G FSK technology, the LS C300d can be adjusted in brightness wirelessly using a remote up to 150m away (according to Aputure).
The LS C300d can be powered either via AC, or for location shoots you can mount either 2 V-Mount batteries, (V-Loks) eliminating the need for a costly generator. (Aputure recommends ≥190wh batteries for better performance).
NB: To ensure optimal performance, each working battery requires current output 12A and capacity more than 190WH according to Aputure.
Designed specifically for Aputure COB lights, these Aputure Barn Doors are the optimal solution for shaping your light and preventing excess spill, featuring four velvet leaves, a newly designed negative reflector dish, and a high-quality gel holder.
Black velvet fabric maximises light absorption, allowing for virtually no light leak or bounces. Though maximum light control will be achieved with the included black reflector dish, the 4 leaves can be mounted onto the standard Aputure Silver Reflector Dish or the Aputure Fresnel 2X as well.
The Aputure Barndoors also include a magnetic gel holder that allows filmmakers to easily add colour to their lights.
The included 30° honeycomb grid allows filmmakers to further control the direction of their light as needed.
The four leaves of the Barn doors are made of a smooth finish aircraft-grade aluminium to ensure a strong, sleek build that is lightweight and easy to manipulate, while remaining incredibly durable.
|LS C300D Mark II||1|
|- USB Drive (Containing user manual)||1|
|- Spare battery sealed in envelope (if required, the old battery MUST be put in the envelope).||1|
|- Strap for Carry Case||1|
|- Carry Case||1|
|- C300D II Lamp Head||1|
|- U-Shape Stand Adapter||1|
|- Thumb Turn (attached)||2|
|- Cable Relief Hook (attached to lamp head)||1|
|- Clear Protective Lamp Cover (attached to lamp head)||1|
|- Reflector (with protective foam)||1|
|- 5 Pin XLR Cable (male to female)||1|
|- Mains PowerCON Cable||1|
|- Quick Release Clamp with Release Mechanism||1|
|- Case Insert||1|
|- Control Box||1|
|- XLR Release Pin||2|
|- V-Lok Battery Mount||1|
|- Rope Tether (attached to control box)||1|
|- Remote (with battery door & CR2032 battery)||1|
|Storm Barn Doors||1|
|- Main Barn Door Unit (including Release Wire)||1|
|- Mount Adapter for Barn Doors||1|
|- Gel Holder||1|
|- Circular Honeycomb Grid (with retaining pin & removable tag)||1|
|300cm Air Cushioned Stand with 1/4" and 3/8" Spigot||1|
|- Thumb Turn (attached)||5|
|- Spigot (attached)||1|
|- Black Padded Bag||1|
23 December 2020
The LS C300d is the brightest LED light in the Light Storm series. Boasting an impressive 48000 lux @ 0.5m with its included reflector, it can also reach an incredible 142000 lux @ 0.5m with Aputure’s fresnel mount (with camera settings set to f/36, 1/200 shutter, and ISO 800). This level of illumination is approximately equivalent in output to that of a traditional 2k tungsten or 400w HMI.Read full article