It’s been 3 years since Nanlite to begin with presented their PavoTube LED tube lights. Today, they’ve introduced their new second-generation PavoTube II X series tube lights, designed for cinematographers, photographers, gaffers and different ingenious execs that rely on top quality tube lights.
They’re sticking with their vintage 2-foot and 4-foot designs we’ve all come to understand and love, however the brand new PavoTube II X additionally comes with a whopping 8-foot duration, bearing in mind broader gentle protection and extra ingenious choices on set.
The new PavoTube II X series are RGBWW LED lights that provide a large 2700-12000K color temperature vary with a CRI of 97 and a TLCI of 98. On the color facet of items, you get get right of entry to to over 36,000 colors, permitting you to perform a little reasonably exact color matching proper on the gentle supply. And they have got a integrated battery, letting you employ them anywhere you would like.
Numerous folks I do know have jumped at the tubes bandwagon over the past couple of years as they’ve grow to be extra to be had and larger in high quality and have set. I’ve most often have shyed away from them to this point as a result of I haven’t actually had a perfect want for them, however after seeing a few of what those can do, I would possibly must reconsider that. For a get started, those seem to be water-resistant – which is lovely to hand dwelling in Scotland at the moment of yr. The corporate doesn’t seem to have revealed an IP ranking, however they do display it getting used underwater of their promotional pictures.
Edit: It seems the PavoTube II 30X proven within the picture above is within an IP68 rated waterproof housing. So, the sunshine itself isn’t water-resistant.
The inside battery has grow to be fairly commonplace to numerous smaller LED lights over the previous couple of years, too, and extra so within the tubes. Historically, tube lights, like the old-fashioned fluorescents would want to be plugged into the wall at all times when in use. Today, no longer such a lot. With all 3 sizes, you’ll get round an hour and a part’s use at complete energy from a few 3 to 5 hour price time, relying at the measurement of the sunshine.
You additionally get a number of far off keep watch over choices, together with the usual DMX, RDM, Bluetooth and a pair of.4Ghz wi-fi keep watch over, however Nanlite has additionally evolved their very own Nanlink App, additionally introduced as of late, that permit simultaneous wi-fi keep watch over of more than one PavoTube II X lights in my opinion and in teams. And all this far off keep watch over isn’t simply environment the color or turning issues off and on. Oh no, it will get a lot more fancy than that. You can use this stuff to in reality show designs and messages.
Overall, it sort of feels like a horny first rate successor to the unique and the extra I’ve observed folks the use of tube lights over the past couple of years, the extra inspired I’ve been with the effects they may be able to succeed in. I will’t wait to look what folks make with those giant 8ft tubes.
The Nanlite PavoTube II 15X (2′) is to be had to pre-order now for $389, the PavoTube II 30X (4′) is to be had to pre-order now for $579 and the PavoTube II I will most effective to find to be had in a twin pack for $1,899. So, you’re taking a look at round $950-1,000 in my opinion once they’re to be had. There also are a number of multi-light PavoTube II kits available to pre-order, too.