Aputure have announced Amaran, the Chinese manufacturer’s first venture into LED lighting. Product images and full specifications are now available following the light’s unveiling at Interphoto Shanghai last month.
Not to be confused with the Swedish metal band, the Aputure Amaran is a portable LED light comprising 160 diodes in a 16:9 array. As well as being dimmable from full power, Amaran’s intensity can be expanded by fitting multiple panels together like a jigsaw. In this manner, arrays as large as nine units (3*3) can be created for intense, soft lighting.
The unit is powered by either standard AAs or lithium camcorder batteries, and there is a battery indicator light on the back. According to Aputure, the LEDs will last 50,000 hours while being “100% flicker free”.
For more information, please visit the Aputure web site.