Nanlite has announced the new Forza 720 daylight and Forza 720B bicolour LED lights. The former is the most powerful light in the Nanlite arsenal while the latter, they say, is the most powerful bicolour LED light in the world from any company. Both lights are the same in appearance and are rated at 800W, but there are some very slight spec differences between the two – apart from the obvious feature of one of them being bicolour.
Shared features, however, include a standard Bowens mount, making them compatible with Nanlite’s range of modifiers as well as the countless third-party Bowens mount modifiers available today. The yoke mount also features a built-in umbrella holder for even more modifier options. They both offer from 0-100% power in 0.1 increments and they’re both super quiet at only 20dB fan noise.
The Forza 720 daylight offers a CRI of 95 and a TLCI of 96 while the Forza 720B bicolour LED light offers a slightly higher CRI of 96 and TLCI of 97 but at the cost of some power. Nanlite claims that the Forza 720 offers 10,200lux @ 3 metres while the Forza 720B offers only 7,919 lux @ 3 metres. Of course, the Forza 720B does offer a bicolour capability that the Forza 720 doesn’t, offering a range between 2700K and 6500K. The daylight version is locked to 5600K.
As well as being bicolour, the Forza 720B also offers up two modes of operation. There’s Maximum Output mode, which puts out the maximum the LED is capable of throughout its white balance range and then there’s the Constant Output mode which, as the name suggests, keeps the light output constant as you cycle through the 2700K to 6500K white balance range. Very handy if you’ve already metered your lights but notice that one is a little cooler or warmer than the rest of the scene and don’t want to have to meter and adjust the power again after shifting the colour.
The curved yokes offer 360° of rotation, with expanded angles for tilting down and a quick release clamp and plate improves efficiency when attaching to light stands and other objects. Control comes via a separate control unit that plugs into the light and deals with all the power – either AC or a pair of V-Mount batteries – or you can use the Nanlik app over Bluetooth.
the Nanlite Forza 720 Daylight LED light is available to pre-order now for $1,649. The Nanlite Forza 720B Bicolour LED light is also available to pre-order now for $1,849. There’s no word yet on when they’re expected to ship but hopefully, you won’t have to wait too long to get your hands on one.