At CES today Litra announced their new light, the Litra Torch 2.0 (Amazon). We were lucky enough to get our hands on one of these lights and made a quick comparison to the original Litra Torch. We did an in-depth durability test to the original Torch and were quite happy. If you are considering the Torch for photography or video, you should consider an upgrade. Here is why:
First, let’s have a look at the specs:
- 90+ CRI / 92 TLCI
- Up to 800 lumen output
- 16 LEDs with Precision Optics
- Waterproof up to 60ft (20m)
- 35+ mins of run time at max output, 4+ hours on low output
- 5700K daylight color temperature
- No hot spots
- Flicker free
- 70 degree beam angle
- 2 industry standard 1/4 20 mounts
- Built-in magnet
- MIL-SPEC 810 tested
- 38mm x 38mm x 42mm (1.5in x 1.5in x 1.65in)
- 90 grams (3.17 oz.)
So, not much change in terms of brightness, and zero change in form factor, but…..
Color temp is now 5,800 (measured, or 5,700 spec’ed) which for all intents and purposes is close enough for the “standard” 5,600K. And unless you are a stickler for white balance it’s definitely good enough.
The other nice change is the CRI, went from not-so-amazing sub 80 to 90 (by spec) or 93 (by our measurements). Take this and combine it with the 16-LED hot-spot-free design and you have a light that is pretty awesome for video.