New LEDs adjust light spread, colour temperature

Aputure have announced two new LED panels, the Amaran 198A and 198C, allowing photographers and film-makers to adjust beam angle and colour temperature of the light.

Aputure Amaran

Aputure, a Hong Kong based photographic accessory manufacturer, have announced two new LED lights, the Amaran 198A and 198C. Like the original Aputure Amaran, the two panels 198 LEDs and can be stacked into a larger array. In addition to this, the 198A allows you to “zoom” your light while the 198C has adjustable colour temperature.

The 198A has two different kinds of LEDs with 25° and 60° beams. With a dial on the back you can adjust the mix of light from each type of LED, effectively zooming from a wide to a narrow angle and vice versa.

A mixture of different colour LEDs, again configurable with a dial on the back, allows light from the 198C to match 5600K, 3200K and everything in between.

You can also adjust the overall brightness of both lights with another dial on the back. They are powered by AA or Lithium batteries with an operating life of up to 50,000 hours.

For more information, please visit the Aputure web site.

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.