Godox’s Knowled line of LED lights as so far been a little higher-end and more powerful than their usual target market. With the release of the Knowled M600D and then the Knowled M600Bi, Godox announced “We’re here, and we’re coming for you, Aputure!”. Then we saw some more modest 230W and 330W LED lights added to the range. Now, they’ve gone right down to the smallest extreme with the new Godox Knowled C5R.
The C5R is a small, ultra-compact RGBWW “Creative LED Light”, as Godox calls it. It’s pretty much a direct competitor to the Aputure MC and it comes in at a similar price point with a similar set of features. It features built-in CCT, HSI and various effects modes, has a magnetic back panel for mounting to metallic surfaces and all the rest of the features you’d expect. But it appears to be significantly brighter.