Broncolor cuts the cord with the new Lithium Ion powered Siros L portable monolights
Available in both 400Ws and 800Ws flavours, the Broncolor Siros L features Broncolor’s ECTC technology, to help ensure consistent colour temperature at different power levels as well as consistent flash durations between shots.
Using the most up-to-date Lithium Ion batteries, the Siros L flash units can achieve 440 flashes at full power, which gets drastically increased as the power is reduced. The battery pack can be swapped out and recharged in only 75 minutes, and operates over a very wide temperature range from -10° to 60°C (14° to 140°F).
Due to its compact size, battery operation, and wide range of operating temperatures, the Siros L is ideally suited to outdoors use, and with this kind of portable power, turning day into night (or vice versa) becomes a breeze.
The Siros L flash units come with a 25 Watt LED modelling light having a colour temperature of 3000K, matching that of the halogen modelling lamps of the Siros mains powered units and is compatible with the entire Broncolor light shaper range, allowing easy integration into existing Broncolor setups in the studio.
The Broncolor Siros L lights will be shipping from 1st July, 2016, but are currently available for preorder through B&H, priced at $2053.10 and $2347.10 for the 400Ws and 800Ws versions respectively for single light kits.
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.