NAB 2016: Aputure Light Storm COB 120t Hard Light

At NAB 2016, we talked with Ted at Aputure for an overview of their new hard LED light, the Light Storm COB 120t. I can finally tell you that I’ve had one of the first few off the assembly line and love this light. I’ve been in the market for an affordable fresnel LED with good color reproduction. While I don’t have the barn doors, softbox, beauty dish, or fresnel lens just yet, I’m looking forward to getting my hands on those for a full review. If you’ve watched any of my videos over the last couple of months, the back light (kicker) was the  COB 120t which I gelled with a CTB gel to match the daylight balanced Light Storm LED panels.

The tungsten color balanced version will be available by end of May along with the light shaping accessories. The daylight balanced and color tunable versions should be along in another 3 months.

Special thanks to Scott Vanderbilt who was kind enough to bring his brand new Sony FS5 camera to film this series. He used this opportunity to learn his camera, so please understand that he did us a huge favor and also learned when auto focus would work or not work. :)