During IBC 2019 Aputure showcased a number of new products, as well as a very special upcoming light that is said to be the most powerful the company, has ever designed called the LS 600D and a bi-color COB version of its powerful 300D called the 300X, as well as a mini portable RGB, LED.
The most existing product shown by Aputure on IBC is certainly the LS 600D. This behemoth is still in development and should reach the market around February of 2020. However, even in this early stage, it is clear that this light is a possible game-changer for those who need a LOT of light from a relatively compact and portable unit to replace at least some of the existing HMI lights used in larger productions until now.
A 600W LED of this type can fill up an entire room with light (depending on the size of course) or a scene with several people. In the Cinema5D video above TED from Aputure compared the output of this upcoming light to an 800-900W HMI light which is a very nice achievement (although taking on the “big boys” of the HMI family is still a few years into the future).
Despite the power output and heat generation, Aputure was able to reduce the noise level of the unit thanks to a new generation of fans with high efficiency and low noise level. The unit will take 4 V-mount batteries and you can power 2 units like this from a normal AC in the U.S. (or 4 in Europe). The controller is still a prototype and while it is big, it is still something that an operator can carry with him/her to a location fairly easily.
At this point, no pricing was set for this upcoming light but we will know more in a few months when the light will get closer to reaching the market.
Another 600D video by the guys from ProAV TV from the U.K.