Rotolight, award-winning British LED lighting manufacturer, has announced the launch of an industry-first location LED lighting innovation, AEOS.
Designed for portrait photographers and videographers on the move, AEOS is a bi-colour, location LED light with a unique ultra-thin design concept. Weighing in at under 1.5kg and just 1cm thick, AEOS is one of the most portable lights on the market.
The AEOS delivers a powerful light output of 5,750 lux at three feet, 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 95W 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 Rod Gammons, Chairman of Rotolight.
AEOS is also the first location LED light to include integrated aluminium 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 30-40 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 incredibly versatile and enables users to achieve lighting setups not otherwise possible with traditional light sources. The ball head is made from high-quality, solid aluminium 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. Integrating the handles into the actual light just 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, says Stefan Lange, visual FX veteran known for films such as Batman, James Bond Spectre and Tomb Raider. CineSFX¢ provides a suite of cinematic lighting effects, such as lightning, fire and TV flicker
Designer Fade¢ provides custom fade up/down production effects
AccuColour¢ LED phosphor technology ensures the AEOS delivers exceptional colour 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 to warm the subject, and a magenta filter, as well as AC/DC power supply and ball head. There is also a full range of optional accessories available, including 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 will be debuted at NAB in Las Vegas for a first-hand view of the ultra-thin location LED, visit Rotolight on stand C8843 (RTS Inc).