Nanlite has announced its new bicolour FC series LED lights. The FC series, so far, contains two lights. There’s the FC-300B (buy here) and the FC-500B (buy here), offering output of 350w and 520w, respectively.
The lights have a variable temperature range of 2700-6500K. Remote control is available through Bluetooth with the Nanlink app, wired DMX control, or 2.4GHz with the WS-TB-1 transmitter (buy here) or the WS-RC-C2 remote control (buy here).
Nanlite FC500B & FC300B Bicolour LED Spotlights
Let’s start with the more powerful of the two new lights. That’s the Nanlite FC500B. Despite having the number “500” in its name, it’s actually a 520w LED light. It’s bicolour, obviously, with a colour temperature range of 2700-6500K.
As bicolour lights and not RGBWW lights, there’s no green/magenta adjustment compensation, but it has a CRI of 96 and a TLCI of 98. Dimming is available from 0-100% in 1% increments, with 12 built-in lighting effects – CCT loop, INT loop, flash, pulse, storm, TV, paparazzi, candle/fire, bad bulb, firework, explosion, and welding.
Bowens mount for maximum versatility
Unmodified, it has a fairly wide beam angle of 120°. The ubiquitous Bowens modifier mount is on the front of the unit, and the light comes with the usual 7″ reflector. You’ve also got an umbrella mount if that’s your preference.
In terms of power, it plugs into the wall, taking 100-240v through an external ballast power supply. There doesn’t appear to be any kind of v-mount or other portable power options available yet. It may be possible to power it by other means in the future, but I wouldn’t count on it.
The Nanlite FC300B is essentially identical to the FC500B, except instead of 520W, it’s a 350W LED unit. It also comes with a smaller power supply. Both lights come with a hard foam style case – similar to those that most gimbals come in these days.
Nanlite FC500B & FC300B Specs
|Nanlite FC500B||Nanlite FC300B|
|Light source||2700-6500 COB LED||2700-6500 COB LED|
|Cooling||Active Cooling Fan||Active Cooling Fan|
|AC Power supply||External PSU/Ballast||External PSU/Ballast|
|AC Voltage||100V-240V, 50Hz/60Hz||100V-240V, 50Hz/60Hz|
|Remote control||Nanlink app, 2.4Ghz wireless, wired DMX||Nanlink app, 2.4Ghz wireless, wired DMX|
|Dimensions (Fixture)||36.04 x 24.64 x 13.49cm||37.31 x 24.64 x 14.91cm|
|Weight (bare light only)||2.6 kg (Fixture) / 1.1 kg (Power Supply/Controller)||3.16 kg (Fixture) / 2.24 kg (Power Supply/Controller)|