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Nanlite Forza 300B Bi-Color LED for Video Announced

Yes, the long-awaited bi-color version of the Forza 300 LED is here!

Nanlite Forza 300B

Innovative lighting manufacturer Nanlite just unveiled the new Forza 300B bi-color COB LED for video production.

Further expanding their growing Forza line-up, the new Nanlite Forza 300B is a bi-color monolight style LED engineered to give maximum output out of a minimal footprint.

At just 5lbs (for the lamp head), the lightweight Forza 300B employs a chip-on-board LED module and a precision-engineered reflector for an impressive maximum output of 37,440 Lux at 1 meter (with included reflector) when set to 5600K. 

Wide Color Temperature Range, 0 to 100% Dimming

Furthermore, the new bi-color light support a wide color temperature range from 2700 Kelvin to 6500K allowing it to blend seamlessly into any ambient light situation and /or match other fixtures on set.

In addition, the new Forza 300B can be dimmed to 0% effortlessly from the dedicated control box dial, with no color shift. The light has CRI/TLCI ratings of 96/98, reassuring users of the high quality of light output the newest Forza can produce.

Seriously Bright Output with Fresnel Attachment

When equipped with the included reflector, the Forza 300B output the staggering 37,440 Lux at 1 meter.

However, it gets even brighter when you attach the optional FL-20G fresnel. With it, the Forza 300B can emit the monstrous 140,000 Lux at 1 meter. 

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Nanlite Forza 300b Bi-color
Forza 300B – front

Nanlite Forza 300B Quick Features

  • 2700K to 6500K Bi-Color Temperature Adjustment
  • High CRI/TLCI Ratings – 96/98
  • 37,400 lux at 1 meter with included reflector
    • 140,000 lux at 1 meter with optional FL-20G Fresnel Attachment
  • 0 to 100% smooth dimming
  • Bowens mount – plenty of light modifiers: 
    • Umbrellas, Soft boxes, Fresnels, Gobos etc. 
  • Optional V-mount battery (2 x for full power)
  • Can run on AC (100-240V)
  • Compact and Lightweight, 5 lbs lamp head 
  • Built-in Special Effects: 
    • CCT Loop, INT Loop, Flash, Pulse,
    • Storm, TV, Paparazzi, Candle/Fire, Bad Bulb,
    • Firework, Explosion, and Welding
  • DMX, Bluetooth and Wi-fi for wireless control
  • Pre-order: $899 at B&H

Lightweight, Compact Design and Bowens Mount

The lightweight and compact design of the Forza 300B is identical to the 300, which makes it easy for video pros to transport and store the light fixture. The controller + lamp head weighs only 11 lbs, while the cube-like shape makes it compact enough to fit into most gear cases.

In addition, the Forza 300B utilizing the universal Bowens mount giving users access to virtually unlimited light modifiers. These include soft boxes, umbrellas, snoots, fresnels and many more. Furthermore, the new Forza also features an umbrella mount holder built into the yolk, saving you time and hassle on set. 

nanlite forza 300b bi-color led
Images by Nanlite USA

Built-in Lighting Effects and DMX

The Forza 300B comes equipped with 12 preset special effects including: CCT Loop, INT Loop, Flash, Pulse, Storm, TV, Paparazzi, Candle/Fire, Bad Bulb, Firework, Explosion, and Welding.

Furthermore, a low-profile control box, which can be attached to a light stand gives users access to an easy to master menu system. Furthermore, the control box also includes a wired DMX port for more complex studio setups. 

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V-Mount Power, Works in the Studio and on Location

The new Forza 300B is quite a versatile light – thanks to its V-mount capable control box, the light can be equally useful on set as well as in the studio. The light can run off AC adapter or alternatively use 2 x 14.8V V-Mount batteries when on location. 

Due to the extra power, the Forza 300B (and the Forza 300) do require 2 x V mount batteries for the light to run at full power, however you can run it at 50% with one battery. This is in contrast to the Forza 200 daylight, which is more compact, and a little bit less powerful, but uses only a single V-mount battery when used on location.

And last, but not least the new Forza 300B comes with a standard 5/8″ receiver mount, allowing it to be mounted directly on any standard light stand. In addition, the 360-degree rotating yolk makes it easy to adjust any angle or even hang the light from a ceiling for studio use.

Pricing and Availability

You can pre-order the Forza 300B from B&H for $899. Deliveries are expected to start soon, although an exact date has not bee specified.  

For full specifications and to learn more, head over to Nanlite USA.

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