Nanlite expands its studio line of AC-powered LED lights with the FS-300B bi-colour spot

Jun 15, 2022

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.

Jun 15, 2022

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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Nanlite has announced its new FS-300B AC-powered bi-colour LED spot light. As an AC-powered light, it’s designed for use in the studio rather than on location and offers 11,130 Lux bare at 1 metre and up to 38×720 lux when using the included reflector. It offers a bi-colour range of 2700K to 6500K with a constant output mode ensuring that your brightness stays consistent throughout the range.

It has an average CRI of 96 and TLCI of 97 to help ensure accuracy on-camera and offers 12 built-in practical effects that can be adjusted by brightness, colour temperature and speed. It’s simple interface is controlled by just a couple of knobs and a button with a 1.3″ OLED on the back to show you what you’re doing. But, you also get built-in Bluetooth and 2.4G for wireless control with the Nanlink App from your smartphone.

The Nanlite FS-300B contains the standard Bowens mount fixture, providing access to a wealth of modifiers and lighting control options for both content creation as well as photography. A powerful cooling fan helps to keep things cool and ensure a long life, although the fan can be turned off to eliminate noise when absolute silence is required. Turning off the fan does limit its maximum power output to 25%, though. A Type-A USB port allows for firmware updates.

According to Nanlite, the key features of the FS-300B include:

  • Bi-color spotlight with wide CCT range of 2700K to 6500K
  • Outputs 11,130 lux @ 1M(light only, 5600K) and 38,720 lux @1M(with reflector, 5600K)
  • Two output modes available–both constant and maximum modes
  • High color fidelity with average CRI of 96 and average TLCI of 97
  • 12 built-in practical effects customizable with brightness, color temperature and speed
  • The all-in-one structure enables easier setup and better stability
  • 1.3-inch OLED display, two knobs and one button user interface
  • Supporting 2.4G, Bluetooth and NANLINK APP control
  • Bowens Mount and umbrella holder for more modifiers options
  • Powerful cooling with the option to turn off the fan for absolute silence
  • Firmware updatable via the USB-A port on the fixture body

The unit offers fairly simple control which can be performed via the dial interface on the back of the unit or over Bluetooth using the Nanlink App – allowing you to drop it very easily into an existing Nanlite setup, controlling everything from your smartphone. Included in the box is the light itself, along with an LED bulb protector, a 7″ Bowens mount reflector and an AC power cord.

As of writing, Nanlite has yet to release the final pricing and shipping date. We’ll update this post when we find out more.

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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 “Nanlite expands its studio line of AC-powered LED lights with the FS-300B bi-colour spot”

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    Godox just released a similar 300W Bi-Color COB, I wonder how they compare IRL