A while back we got an upgrade for our Amaran 528 LED system and replaced them for the Amaran HR672 system. We are still using the old panels when we need more then the lights that we have, but all and all the 672s became our go to panels for almost anything out of the studio.
I am not completely sure how to tag this video, but I am sure that it show at least one specific benefit of LED lights over any other type of light: Durability.
Filmmaker Nitsan Simantov took an Amaran AL-H160 for a spin and while the review does not cover CRI, color temperature or brightness, it does prove one thing and proves it very well. The AL-160 is one tough light.
What starts as an innocent light stand drop, evolves into using the LED as a punch bag, oar, golf ball and Frisbee – the light survived them all, albeit the batteries do fall off on impact every now and then.
A short while ago I got three of Aputure’s Amaran LED panels. While there is a full review coming, I wanted to share my first impressions.
The Amaran LED AL-528x system is a low budget LED lighting system. The name hints on the fact that each AL-528 body consists of 528 LEDs. There are three members in the family, each with slightly different main features. I am going to quickly go over the three types and then share my first impressions. The lights sell for about $180 on Amazon which makes them a good entry level lights. [Read more…]