New continuous Streamlites from Bowens

British manufacturer Bowens have launched the Streamlite 330 and 530, their latest range of continuous daylight fluorescent lighting.

Bowens Streamlites 330 and 530

Bowens Streamlites 330 and 530

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.


Model 330 530
Bulbs 3x 30W 5x 30W
Wattage 90W 150W
Power Settings 90W only 150W, 120W, 90W, 60W, 30W
Tungsten Equivalent 330W 550W
Colour Temperature 5600K (±300K)
Operating Voltage 190-250V AC
110-130V AC
Diameter 414mm 460mm
Depth 325mm 335mm
Weight 1.95kg 2.8kg

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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 lights 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.

David Selby
David is a keen photographer and has been editor of Lighting Rumours since 2010. When not writing about lighting, he works as a data scientist at the University of Manchester, UK.