Radiant 2XL Pro On-Camera SMD CRI 95+ light for performance videography and photography lighting
This camera light's design was enhanced by our engineers in Dallas for the grueling demands of professional photographers and videographers yet perfect for anyone trying to improve the quality of their images.
Two distinct controls for variable color temperature and brightness
Radiant 2XL Pro has 2 control knobs, 1 to manage the brightness from 10-100%, flicker free and 1 to control the color temperature from 3,200 - 5,600K, thereby providing the flexibility for on-the-go videographers and photographers to keep up with the demands of their profession.
Adjustable color temperature control supports the setting, indoor or outdoor and makes it the most versatile lighting accessory in your bag. Use the diffuser and it will often eliminate the need for a softbox.
Precisely measured Lumens & Lux tested by 3rd party for full disclosure
Radiant 2XL Pro SMD camera light's highly advanced160 SMD LED lamp beads output provides a broader beam angle and have a longer life span than other LED lights.
It has been 3rd party tested and delivers 2,300 lumens/875 lux at 1 meter with a light setting of 4400K.
Understanding Lumen vs. Lux, LED vs. SMD and CRI
WHAT IS A LUMEN? Also known as luminous flux, a single lumen is the measure of energy that is released from a light. While this is an important measurement depending on what you are trying to achieve it can be misleading based on the distance that you are from the light source. We use an integrated sphere system with an integrated spectroradiometer and computing software when testing lumens on all our camera lights at a distance of 1 meter (approx. 39 inches). Others may use half or even a third of this distance and therefore show a much higher lumen output that is essentially misleading. One needs the right amount of power but lumens only tell you part of the story for light output. This is why we measure both lumens and lux.
WHAT IS LUX? Lux measures the amount of light hitting the target or a given area. Measuring lux is the precise way to determine the intensity of the light at a distance. A light that is engineered for high lux will have a smaller area of coverage, where as a light that is designed for a larger area of coverage will have lower lux measurement. Optics play an important role in creating maximum beam brightness. Our team uses a digital lux meter to measure lux and utilizes the inverse square law to calculate beam distance.
LED stands for light-emitting diode and is significantly different than traditional lighting sources as it is more efficient, durable, versatile and lasts longer, making it perfect for use in lighting for on-camera lights. LED’s use an electrical current passing through one of the two leads to the other through a semiconductor material where energy is released in the form of protons creating the light. The LED’s that we use are covered with a lens as in the Radiant 2XL camera light.
SMD LED’s stands for surface-mount device light-emitting diode. SMD LED’s produce the highest brightness amongst the LED family from the same power consumption. SMD LED’s also produce very little heat yet deliver a relatively high lumen performance compared to traditional LED’s. The last point that makes us love the SMD LED’s for use in our Radiant 2XL Pro is the exceptional light dispersion. When comparing this to a traditional LED, one might consider the LED more of a ‘spot light’ due to the lens that covers the diode, where the SMD LED might be considered more of a ‘flood light’. This is excellent at eliminating any dark corners during videography or photography.
CRI stands for Color Rendering Index and is a process standard devised to measure the quality and accuracy of color light. The higher the CRI number, the better the color rendering ability the LEDs or SMD LEDs will compare to highest standard set by the International Commission on Illumination. This is measured on a scale of 0 to 100 with a 100 representing an exact match to a reference source at a given color temperature. An interesting example would be if you were taking a photo or video in a room lit by standard fluorescent lamps, the colors captured would not be very true as these fluorescent lamps produce a CRI of approximately 62. Our Radiant Camera and Video Lights were tested to exceed a CRI level of 95 at the three standard light levels of 3200K, 4300K and 5600K. This will assure you some of the truest color matches available in lighting your subject throughout the 3200-5600K range for both photography and videography.