Godox’s new SL150/SL200 Mark II LED lights offer fanless “silent mode” operation

May 9, 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.

Godox’s new SL150/SL200 Mark II LED lights offer fanless “silent mode” operation

May 9, 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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The Godox SL series LED lights have proven to be extremely popular due to their low cost. Two of the models in that range, the SL150 and SL200 have seen a Mark II update today, according to an email that Godox has been sending out today.

One of the features of the new SL150II and SL200II offers up a solution to the biggest complaint about LED lights of this form factor – fan noise! The new lights include a fanless silent mode operation. It’s unclear from the email if there’s simply no fan in the unit at all, or if it’s a mode you can set when you need to minimise noise, but either way, it’s going to be a very welcome feature for many.

According to the email, the major differences of the new SL150II and SL200II over the original SL150 and SL200 are…

  • 8 FX special effects mode to simulate various scenes
  • Silent mode: fanless, without noises and interference
  • Built-in Godox 2.4G wireless X system & wirelessly adjust parameters
  • Much better heat dissipation

Other features include…

  • Stable light source and 0% to 100% precise light adjustment
  • With 16 groups and 32 channels wireless control
  • With U-type bracket to adjust different angles easily
  • Bowens-mount enables to install various of accessories
  • Clear LCD display

There’s no word on an exact release date or price and they aren’t showing up on the Godox website yet, either. But we’ll keep you posted as we hear more about complete specs, pricing and availability.

Hopefully, Godox will also produce a silent variant of the SL60 – arguably the most popular light in the SL series amongst YouTubers and those who don’t always need a whole ton of power due to their very low price point.

Update: Both lights are now available to order. The SL150II costs $339 and the SL200II is $439.

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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 “Godox’s new SL150/SL200 Mark II LED lights offer fanless “silent mode” operation”

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    udi tirosh

    I wish they had introduced a new version for the SL60 as well.