SANDMARC Prolight LED lights: Portable lighting for active filmmakers

Written by Simon Wyndham

SANDMARC has announced two new highly portable Prolight LED lights that achieve 96CRI at an incredibly attractive price.                       

SANDMARC Prolight LED lights. Image: SANDMARC.
SANDMARC Prolight LED lights. Image: SANDMARC.

The new Prolight LED light range consists of two models; a Bi-Colour option and an RGB edition with highly tuneable colour output.

The lights have been designed with mobile phone filmmakers in mind, but these lights will come in handy for anyone who needs a highly portable lighting system, or for adding background accents in a studio.

Aputure has had great success with its phone/credit card sized lights, so it is great to see a company like SANDMARC enter the market with some alternatives.

Shot with the SANDMARC Prolight LED. Image: SANDMARC.Shot with the SANDMARC Prolight LED. Image: SANDMARC.

With a price of $99.99 for the Bi-Color edition and $129.99 for the RGB version, or $199.99 for the two as a bundle, they are extremely affordable, too. It would appear that performance hasn't been compromised for that price either.

The Prolight LED's apparently achieve a claimed 95+CRI, which makes them perfectly suited for professional use with good colour rendition.

The two lights in the Prolight LED range. Image: SANDMARC.
The two lights in the Prolight LED range. Image: SANDMARC.

Technical specifications of the SANDMARC Prolight LEDs

Prolight RGB

  • Color Temperature: 1000-10000K
  • Max Brightness: 770 Lux
  • Color Rendering Index (CRI): 96+
  • Battery Life at 100% Brightness: 90 Minutes
  • Brightness Range: 1%-100%
  • Built in Li-Polymer Battery: 3000mAh
  • Dimensions: 4.4"x 2.8" x 0.53"(112*71*13.5mm)
  • Weight: 6.7 ozs (190g)
  • Power: 15W

Prolight Bi-Color

  • Color Temperature: 3000-6500K
  • Max Brightness: 1500 Lux
  • Color Rendering Index (CRI): 95+
  • Battery Life at 100% Brightness: 100 Minutes
  • Brightness Range: 5%-100%
  • Built in Li-Polymer Battery: 3000mAh
  • Dimensions: 4.4"x 2.8" x 0.4" (112*71*10mm)
  • Weight: 5.2 ozs (147g)
  • Power: 15W
Before and after images using the Prolight LED lights. Image: SANDMARC.
Before and after images using the lights. Image: SANDMARC.

The lights will be useful for anyone who might want to take better photos with their phones in low light environments, or for low budget studio based images. They will also be useful for product photography, or product lifestyle images. With their compact size anyone filming action with a GoPro or mirrorless camera, for instance on the side of a climbing wall at dusk or at night will also find them very handy.

SANDMARC Prolight BiColor LED light.Using the Prolight Bi-Color edition light. Image: SANDMARC.

We'll be reviewing the lights as soon as production versions become available on RedShark, so we'll keep you posted. In the meantime find out more on the SANDMARC website.

 

Tags: Production, Feature, Featured

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