NAB 2017: Rotolight Intros Highly Portable Aeos Location LED Light
Rotolight (Booth C8843), award-winning British LED-lighting manufacturer, has launched an industry-first location LED-lighting innovation, AEOS.
Designed for portrait photographers and videographers on the move, AEOS is a bi-color, location LED light with an ultra-thin design. Weighing in at under 1.5 kg and just 1 cm thick, AEOS is one of the most portable lights on the market.
It delivers a powerful light output of 5,750 lux at 3 ft. but is also one of the most energy-efficient LEDs on the market, able to run for three hours at 100% power on a single 95-W battery, more than twice as long as the industry standard.
“By being so portable and lightweight, the AEOS allows you to take a powerful LED light to locations and remote environments, enabling users to achieve shots that no-one else can,” says Rotolight Chairman Rod Gammons.
AEOS is also the first location LED light to include integrated aluminum handles, which gives users the freedom to “work the light” at angles and positions not otherwise possible. Breaking from traditional convention of LED lights in this form factor, AEOS does not feature a traditional yoke, which typically limits movement of the light to just 30 degrees-40 degrees of tilt, limiting control over light spill.
Instead, it includes a professional-level ball head as standard, providing complete 360-degree rotation and 200 degrees of tilt when mounted to a light stand. This makes it versatile and enables users to achieve lighting setups not otherwise possible with traditional light sources. The ball head is made from high-quality, solid aluminum and can support the full weight of the AEOS with battery and barn doors mounted, at any angle.
“The AEOS is exactly the light that filmmakers and gaffers have been crying out for,” says Stefan Lange, visual FX veteran known for such films as Batman, James Bond Spectre, and Tomb Raider. Integrating the handles into the actual light adds that dimension of flexibility to it and allows users to move and manipulate the light quickly and easily in order to get that perfect shot. I can see filmmakers and photographers alike getting great use out of this new light.”
AEOS features dual controls for brightness and fast, tunable color on location, thanks to the accurate color-temperature display. AccuColour LED technology delivers industry-leading color-rendering performance, eliminating the need for timely color correction of skin tones in postproduction.
AEOS offers Rotolight’s signature industry-first, patented features:
- CineSFX provides a suite of cinematic lighting effects, such as lightning, fire, and TV flicker
- True Aperture Dimming calculates and displays F-stop for a subject at a given distance
- Designer Fade provides custom fade up/down production effects
- High-Speed-Sync Flash provides a powerful HSS flash with zero recycle time at 200% of the maximum continuous light output for traditional photographic workflows. This feature eliminates the need for users to buy a strobe, as it provides an all-in-one solution.
- AccuColour LED phosphor technology ensures that the AEOS delivers exceptional color rendering (CRI:96+) and scores in the highest category on the independently -tested Television Lighting Consistency Index (TLCI).
The AEOS comes as standard with a full set of filters — two diffusion filters, a cosmetic peach skin-tone diffusion, and a magenta filter — as well as AC/DC power supply and ball head. Optional accessories available includes a custom-made soft bag capable of holding up to two lights with barn doors, two batteries, and two stands, as well as V-lock batteries, barn doors, rain covers, soft boxes, and a yoke for studio truss mounting.
The AEOS is on display at the RTS booth.