New lights include two ultra-compact, portable lights and one powerful Fresnel light

Kenro has introduced three new portable LED on-camera lights by NanGuang that are designed for use on DSLR cameras or camcorders and simply attach to a camera’s shoe. Such on-camera LED lighting is a useful tool to help to lift shadows and to give a crispness to your video footage.

The new range comprises two small, portable panel lights – the CNB144 and CNLUX1600C – and one powerful, on-camera Fresnel light in the shape of the CN8F. The units use high efficiency, low energy LEDs to produce powerful heat-free, flicker-free illumination for both video and stills shoots.

These battery powered units operate from Sony NP-FH, NP-FM, NP-F series batteries or Panasonic CGR-D series batteries (adapter plate included), Ni-HM or AA batteries (battery magazine included), and they can also be powered via an AC 100-240V power adapter (not included).

Ultra-portable panel lights
The ultra-portable CNB144 (kit pictured below) and CNLUX1600C (pictured at top) panel lights both feature an adjustable angle bracket, so the light can be directed higher or lower than the angle of the lens, and have a brightness output of 1005 LM each at 100% brightness. Both lights feature a stepless dimmer control and can also be locked together with other units of the same type to create a larger, brighter light panel.

The CNB144 weighs 225g and is supplied with an ultra-soft diffusor, as well as a pink filter and 3200K filter. Without filters, the colour temperature is 5600K. It has an SRP of £89.94 (including VAT).

The CNLUX1600C is bi-colour, with colour temperature steplessly adjustable from 3200K to 5600K. Power output is 9.6W, and weight is 175g. This kit is also supplied with an ultra-soft diffusor, as well as pink and blue filters. It has an SRP of £119.94 (incl. VAT).

LED Fresnel light
The NanGuang CN8F LED fresnel light can be used on-camera, or as a stand-alone light source, and emits a very powerful beam. The front Fresnel lens can be adjusted via a side-mounted knob to give an angle of beam between 10 to 60 degrees. Another knob gives stepless control of the brightness from 0 to 100%. There’s also a handy battery level indicator on the side of the light.

The CN8F can be used on the camera’s shoe, or on a stand or tripod via its 1/4 inch thread. The lower section of the head has a locking knob that enables the user to adjust and direct the light upwards or downwards.

A rotating frame on the front of the lens holds up to three filters of 65x70mm and the kit (pictured directly above) includes orange 3200K and blue 6500K filters, a gelatine filter holder, barn doors and a padded carry case. The 8 Watt single LED light gives 95 CRI, an illumination of 560 LM and a colour temperature of 5600K. It weighs 550g without batteries, measures 200x160x85mm and has an SRP of £239.94 (incl. VAT).

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