Aputure announces new LS-60D daylight and LX-60X bicolour LED lights

May 7, 2020

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Aputure announces new LS-60D daylight and LX-60X bicolour LED lights

May 7, 2020

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Aputure’s been coming pretty thick and fast on the announcements lately, and now they’ve announced their new Light Storm 60D daylight and 60X bi-colour adjustable focusing LED lights. As the name suggests, these are 60 Watt LEDs, and everything is built inside the head, meaning there’s no external control unit to have to deal with.

So far, they’ve only been announced, not released, and both lights may be subject to some changes before the final products are released. The price of the new units is also not set yet. A release is expected at some point in Q3, although presumably, we’ll find out a final price before then.

There are two versions of the Aputure Light Storm 60. There’s the LS-60D, which is a daylight-balanced LED light and there’s the LS-60X, which is the bicolour variant. Both lights can be powered via AC power, a DC battery input (including from a D-Tap) or using a dual Sony NP-F battery plate adapter.

LS-60DLS-60X
Power Output60 Watts60 Watts
Max Power Draw90 Watts90 Watts
Light output15°: 4645 fc / 50,000 lux at 3.28′ / 1 m15°: 2787 fc / 30,000 lux (@5600K) at 3.28′ / 1 m
Colour Temp5600K2700-6500K
Colour accuracyCRI 95+ / TLCI 95+CRI 95+ / TLCI 95+
Beam Angle15-45°15-45°
Modifier MountBowens (via supplied adapter)Bowens (via supplied adapter)
CoolingFanFan
Power0-100% continuous0-100% continuous
Remote ControlSidus LinkSidus Link
Wireless range<80m (Bluetooth)<80m (Bluetooth)
HousingAluminiumAluminium
Battery plate2x Sony L-Series NP-F2x Sony L-Series NP-F
Onboard displayOLEDOLED
DC Voltage19v, D-Tap support19v, D-Tap support
AC Power100-240VAC, 50/60Hz100-240VAC, 50/60Hz
Power cable6m (19.69′)6m (19.69′)
IP RatingIP54IP54
Operating Temp10-45°C (50-113°F)10-45°C (50-113°F)
Dimensions209x116mm (Lamp head)209x116mm (Lamp head)
Weight1.8kg (Lamp head)1.8kg (Lamp head)

Both lights are all-inclusive, which means there’s no external control unit. The power, colour temperature and other features are all available using controls on the back of the head itself, along with a dial that lets you focus the light, going from a spot to a wide-angle beam.

Both units claim an IP54 rating, which is quite interesting. This means that…

IP5x – Ingress of dust is not entirely prevented, but it must not enter in sufficient quantity to interfere with the satisfactory operation of the equipment; complete protection against contact.

IPX4 – Water splashing against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effect.

Given the obvious vents on the units to assist with cooling (it has a fan), that “water splashing against the enclosure from any direction” sounds like a neat trick. Presumably, it means that the electronics inside are protected, even if some water does enter the unit.

The lights feature a new Mini Mount, that locks onto the barn doors, but there’s also a Bowens Mount adapter, that allows you to keep using all of the modifiers you already own. There’s also a new Spotlight Mini Zoom modifier (that’s the big long thing in the photo near the top) to help you focus your lights even further, as well as utilise gobos.

Again, there’s no word on price yet for either the LS-60D, the LS-60X or the new Spotlight Mini Zoom, but they’re expected to be released at some point during Q3. We’ll keep you posted as we hear more.

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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