Aputure has finally released their Light Storm LS60D and LS60X LED lights

Jan 21, 2021

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Aputure has finally released their Light Storm LS60D and LS60X LED lights

Jan 21, 2021

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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First announced in May last year, the Aputure Light Storm LS60D and LS60X LED lights are now officially here. Available in both daylight (LS60D) and bicolour (LS60X) variants, the new lights offer an adjustable beam angle, weatherproofing. Both lights also offer a multitude of power options from the supplied AC adapter or through the use of a weatherproof DC input.

It’s taken a little longer than expected for Aputure to bring these to market, having initially expected them to come in Summer 2020, but they look like a pretty exciting addition to the Light Storm product lineup.

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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)

Not much has really changed from the previous specs announced last May, except that we have a few more details now. Both lights are “all-inclusive” meaning there’s no external control unit, however there is an included dual NP-F battery plate for when you want to get them powered up away from the plug sockets. They’ll also accept power from V Mount batteries via D-Tap.

All of the controls for the light are built right into the back via an on/off button and dials to adjust the brightness, the white balance (on the LS 60X) and sift through the menus. But there’s also a remote control option over Bluetooth using Aputure’s Sidus Link tech with the smartphone app.

Both lights offer an adjustable beam angle of 15° to 45°. The LS 60D and 60X are designed for use with the Aputure Spotlight Mini Zoom and LS 60 Softbox (sold separately), but they’re also compatible with all your favourite Bowens mount modifiers using the included Bowens mount adapter. The weatherproofing and portable power options of these lights will also definitely be very attractive to location shooters – especially those in the northern hemisphere at this time of year.

The Aputure LS 60D is available to pre-order now for $369 and the LS 60X is available to pre-order now for $419. Both models of light come supplied with 8-leaf barndoors, power supply, power cable, dual Sony NP-F battery plate adapter, D-Tap power cable, Bowens mount adapter and a carrying case.

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John Aldred

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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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One response to “Aputure has finally released their Light Storm LS60D and LS60X LED lights”

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    Harry White

    What about Godox S60?