Nanlux Evoke 1200B – Ultra Powerful Bi Color Light Hands On (IBC 2022) Bi-color is getting even brighter

IBC 2022 is over but we just came back with almost 30 interviews and we are planning on releasing a new video every single day for the next few weeks. Today we have for you a video about the all-new Nanlux Evoke 1200B – an ultra-powerful 1200W bi-color light that was shown for the first time on IBC and should be available next month.

Bi-Color is king

Although daylight is still the most usable color temperature for most productions, having the ability to change the temperature without having to physically gel the light is super helpful. For years the problem was that bi-color lights were used to reduce the output of the light considerably (as some of the LEDs have to be dedicated to the other color temperature and mixing them together created the resulting color temperature needed).

However, it seems that recently Nanlux (as well as some other manufacturers if we are to accept their word for it as we have yet to test those statements yet), were able to overcome this limitation and create Bi-color that are equally as powerful as their single color variants, or in the case of the Nanlux Evoke 1200B – even more so base don what we were told.

Nanlux Evoke 1200B

Externally the new Nanlux Evoke 1200B is very similar to the original Nanlux Evoke 1200 but has a small number of tweaks including a new yoke with  15 degrees of tilt for flexible adjustment when using modifiers.

One of the very impressive aspects of this light is how quiet and cool it runs – putting our ear to it even at 100% was almost inaudible (granted the IBC show floor is very noisy) but a few cm is normally not the way you would put a mic next to the light anyway.

The 1200B is IP54 certified and that includes both the head and the ballast so you can operate outdoors even in the rain.

The one thing that surprised us the most talking to Luke Curtis, UK & EU Marketing Director for NANLITE was that the Bi-Color version of the Evoke 1200 is actually more powerful than the original version. How is this possible we can’t really say, however, the official specs of the light talk about the maximum output of 61,030 lux at 3m which is extremely powerful (getting this type of number at 1m is quite impressive so 3m is almost hard to comprehend).

The control is done from the head, this might sound strange for a light that you can use way up on a stand but the decision to control it in this way and not from a ballast makes sense if you consider the target audience of this lens which are bigger productions, movies commercials etc. Where much of the work is being done over DMX cables and 2.4G direct remote, LumenRadio, or Nanlink app. Firmware updates are accessible via an included USB drive.

Pricing and availability

The Nanlux Evoke 1200B should be available in October 2022 (and is available now for pre-order) for just under $3895.

For more of our coverage on LensVid from IBC 2022 – please visit the following link.

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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