NANLITE Forza 720 and Forza 720B COB LEDs Hands on The most powerful Forza lights to date

Earlier today NANLITE released two powerful COB LEDs – the Forza 720 and Forza 720B – daylight and bi-color fixtures with a power consumption of 800W, DMX and wireless capabilities, and a number of improvements compared to NANLITE previous Forza line.

NANLITE Forza 720 and 720B: Main features

Although NANLITE released the high-end Nanlux Evoke 1200W in May of 2021, that COB is part of a different family and category (and has a much higher price tag). The new Forza 720 and Forza 720B are currently the most powerful lights in the Forza line and as mentioned above have a power draw of 800W and support the common Bowens mount.

Like many COB these days the new Forza 720/720B offers high CRI/TLCI rated officially at 95/96 (CRI) and 97 (TLCI). Both lights have 12 built-in practical effects (CCT loop, INT loop, flash, pulse, storm, TV, paparazzi, candle/fire, bad bulb, firework, explosion, and welding).

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The Forza 720b is identical to the Forza 720 but instead of daylight (5600K) it can go all the way from 2700K to 6500K. The output however is somewhat reduced compared to the daylight-only version.

The lights can be controlled via the NANLINK mobile app via built-in Bluetooth. The separately sold WS-TB-1 transmitter can be paired with the built-in 2.4G receiver for more complex setups. The unit can also has a USB Type-A port with power for DMX receivers.

When it comes to power, both lights can be fully powered by AC but you can also operate them using two V-mount batteries at reduced output. With dual 14.8V batteries, you can get up to 40% brightness, and with dual 26V up to 70%.

Batteries and output

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The output of the light as measured (see the first review below) is over 120K lux at 1m away with a reflector which is very impressive.

The unit has a new single side handle and a new yoke mount is which is compatible with both 5/8″ baby pins and 1 & 1/8″ junior pins. Both units come in a large carrying case and have a quick-release clamp for light stands.

Pricing and availability

When it comes to pricing the Forza 720 will start selling for $1650 and the Forza 720B will start selling for $1850. NANLITE didn’t release exact availability but these would be available in the next few weeks.

What’s included with the Forza 720B

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Videos and Hands-on from around the web

 Michael Eggler comparing the Aputure 600D and the new Forza 720

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Brady Bessette with an official NANLITE video with the Forza 720

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Nicolai Brix playing with the Forza 720 and lots of tube lights

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Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of LensVid.com. He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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