Aputure has announced the Light Storm C120D II, a ‘completely redesigned’ version of their popular 120D chip-on-board Bowens-mount LED lamp. According to the manufacturer, the LS C120D II is ‘25% brighter’, has a television lighting consistency index (TLCI) of 97+ and now has DMX control.
Other upgrades include cables that lock in place and a new yoke that provides a wider, 330° range of motion.
The 120D is a 5500K daylight-balanced LED lamp with adjustable output. The standard Bowens S-type bayonet means it can be used with a wide range of existing lighting accessories, making it easier to use the same gear for stills and for video, and making it easier to produce different lighting effects, compared to a rectangular LED panel. The LED technology does not produce as much heat as more traditional hot lamps and produces much more light.