Clacton on Sea, Essex: British manufacturer Bowens have launched Streamlites, their latest range of continuous lighting. The new Streamlite 330 and 530 are audaciously described as “the next best thing to the sun”, putting out daylight-balanced light from three and five E27 30 Watt lamps respectively.
Each unit features a removable white reflector and diffusion sock (no S-mount). The 530 model allows you to individually switch each of the five lamps on and off via a control panel on the back, while the 330 is fixed at 90W (claimed 330W tungsten equivalent).
The Streamlite 330 can be bought as part of a two head light tent kit, emphasising their usefulness in table-top applications such as food and product photography. Their low running temperature (compared to tungsten lights) and simple controls means they’re less likely to melt your ice cream while photographing it! Of course as a continuous light, the Streamlites are equally suited for video.
|Bulbs||3x 30W||5x 30W|
|Power Settings||90W only||150W, 120W, 90W, 60W, 30W|
|Colour Temperature||5600K (Â±300K)|
|Operating Voltage||190-250V AC
- Streamlites review by Steve Aves in Bowens litebook magazine
- Streamlite 330 product page
- Streamlite 530 product page
Where to buy
A recommended retail price and release date have not yet been published. You can find a full list of international distributors of Bowens lightsÂ here. Check your local Bowens web site for dealers in your country.
Bowens will be at Photokina from the 21st to 26th September at Hall 9 / Stand C20 – D23.