First take a look at the Aputure Amaran 150C and 300C RGBWW LED lights

At NAB 2023, Aputure introduced two new LED lights of their Amaran lineup. They’re the Amaran 150C (buy here) and Amaran 300C (buy here), each RGBWW lights inheriting some tech from Aputure’s higher-end LS600C (buy here), which was introduced eventually yr’s NAB. Because the names counsel, the 2 new lights provide full-colour 150W and 300W output – in each white and RGB color schemes.

Designed for filmmakers and content material creators, the Amaran 150C and 300C are compact, inexpensive LED lights with Bowens mounts to be used with all of your favorite modifiers. We visited the Aputure sales space on the present this week to speak to Senior Product Advertising Supervisor, Brandon Le, to be taught extra about them.

Amaran 150C & 300C

Aputure says that the Amaran 150C and 300C RGBWW LED lights are in direct response to consumer suggestions after the announcement of the Aputure Light Storm 600C final yr. That suggestions typically consisted of customers saying that they wished the RGBWW performance of the LS600C with out the $2,500 price ticket it instructions. It’s a justified price ticket, which brings with it the entire energy output and bells and whistles the LS600C has. However they’re bells and whistles that entry-level customers merely don’t want.

Each lights provide the same kind issue and measurement, with an easy-to-use interface on the again of the unit, with a easy button press to modify between white and RGB color modes. They provide a color temperature vary of two,500K as much as 7,500K with inexperienced/magenta changes. As a result of they’re suitable with Aputure’s Sidus Hyperlink app, they’re straightforward to distant management out of your smartphone and can slot proper into your lighting presets for extra everlasting studio-type setups with different Aputure or Amaran lights.

New Kind Issue


The 2 lights provide a brand new kind issue for the corporate. It’s very completely different to every little thing they’ve launched prior to now. They’re just a little bit greater than the Amaran 100D and 200D to account for the additional electronics and energy necessities – in addition to the bigger heatsink and fan – so that they wanted to be redesigned. This bigger design, nevertheless, has its benefits. The bigger fan implies that it will probably spin extra slowly to shift the identical quantity of air and preserve the unit cool. And a slower fan means a quieter fan.

There are additionally twin handles on the again of the items. One on the left and one on the best. This enables for fast and simple changes irrespective of whether or not you’re left or right-handed or which route the unit is dealing with whenever you method it. It’s straightforward to seize and regulate with both hand, serving to that environment friendly on-set workflow.

No DMX, however Wi-fi DMX coming quickly

The Amaran 150C and 300C are in a position to be remotely managed by the Sidus Hyperlink app in your smartphone or pill, providing the complete vary of functionality, together with including the lights to your preset arrays to be used in everlasting setups in a single location. There’s no native DMX management, which is frequent on lights at this value, however will probably be suitable with Aputure’s upcoming Sidus DMX system.

Aputure has but to launch, and even say a complete lot in any respect, about its Sidus DMX system, however it can assist you to use DMX to regulate Sidus Hyperlink-compatible items, that don’t natively assist DMX. Basically, it can act as a translator between the 2 methods so as to add that DMX distant management performance the place it didn’t exist earlier than. This implies it’ll work with the Amaran 150C and 300C, in addition to earlier Amaran lights, just like the 60/100/200 D/X S fashions (buy here), the PT1C, PT2C, PT4C Pixel Tubes (buy here) and even the SM5c versatile LED strip (buy here).


Amaran 150C/300C Specs

Amaran 300C Amaran 150C
RGB Color 360° HSI color management 360° HSI color management
RGB Color copy 90% of Rec.2020 90% of Rec.2020
Color Temperature 2500-7500K (with inexperienced/magenta regulate) 2500-7500K (with inexperienced/magenta regulate)
Color Accuracy 95+ CRI / 95+ TLCI 95+ CRI / 95+ TLCI
Dimming 0-100% 0-100%
Max Output Wattage 150W 300W
Modifer Mount Bowens Bowens
Cooling Energetic Cooling Energetic Cooling
Show Rear LCD Rear LCD
Energy enter 48v 3-pin XLR (w/ 100-240V AC adapter) 48v 3-pin XLR (w/ 100-240V AC adapter)
Distant Sidus Hyperlink Sidus Hyperlink
Wi-fi Vary As much as 100m (Bluetooth) As much as 100m (Bluetooth)
Dimensions 25.1 x 24.9 x 19.3cm (Fixture with Mount) 25.1 x 24.9 x 19.3cm (Fixture with Mount)
Weight 2.6 kg (Fixture) / 3.52 kg (Total Package) 2.6 kg (Fixture) / 3.52 kg (Total Package)

Worth and Availability

The Amaran 150C LED mild is offered to pre-order now for $359 and the Amaran 300C is offered to pre-order now for $569. Each lights begin transport within the coming weeks.

DIYP’s protection of NAB 2023 is sponsored by Sennheiser, Zhiyun, B&H, and SmallRig