Content creation is a booming industry that requires high-quality lighting solutions for various shooting scenarios. Whether it is indoors or outdoors, a video light that is compact, lightweight, flexible, and powerful can make a huge difference in the final output. SmallRig, a leading brand in camera and gimbal accessories, has recently introduced the RC 60B Portable COB LED Video Light for creators on the go. This palm-sized, hand-holdable video light offers impressive performance and capabilities that can enhance any video production.
Features and Specifications
The RC 60B measures only 300 x 270 x 115mm (11.8 x 10.6 x 4.5in) and weighs only 650g (1.43lb), making it easy to carry and use in any situation. It has a standard reflector that produces 54,300 lux at 0.5m (1.64ft), which is equivalent to a 60W COB LED light. The high-quality Bi-Color LEDs offer color temperature control from 2,700K to 6,500K, allowing users to simulate natural light sources or create special moods and professional lighting effects. The built-in battery provides 45 minutes of runtime at full output and 75 minutes in ECO mode. Users can also connect a USB-C PD charger, PD Power Bank, or V-mount battery for non-stop power.
The RC 60B has a 1.3″ LCD screen that displays brightness, color temperature, power level, special effects, and more. Users can adjust the color temperature and illumination with separate knobs, and switch functions with a mode button. The RC 60B also has 10 special effects modes, such as Flash, Paparazzi, Lightning, Fireworks, Party, Faulty Bulb, TV, Flame, and Breath, to add some creativity and fun to the videos. The intelligent active temperature control silently cools the light while producing only 26dB at 1m (3.28ft) in normal mode and only 23dB in ECO mode, ideal for noise-free video recording.
The kit includes the RC 60B, mini Reflector, Support Column, Handle, Power Bank Clip, USB-C to USB-C Charging Cable, and padded case. Users can also purchase a mini Softbox, PD Charger, 65~100W PD Power bank, and V-Mount battery separately.
Performance and Quality
The RC 60B boasts impressive CRI 97+ and SSI 89 color rendering, TLCI 98+ and TM-30Rf 96 reproduction consistency/color fidelity accuracy, and TM-30Rg 100 saturation, which means it can produce natural, precise, and consistent lighting for any video project. The RC 60B has a wide beam angle of 120 degrees, which can cover a large area and create a soft and even light. The RC 60B also has a Bowens mount, which can be compatible with various light modifiers, such as softboxes, umbrellas, reflectors, and snoots, to shape and control the light according to the user’s needs.
The RC 60B is designed with durability and reliability in mind. It has a metal body that is sturdy and resistant to impact and corrosion. It also has a dust-proof and water-resistant rating of IP54, which means it can withstand dust, splashes, and light rain. The RC 60B has multiple protection features, such as overheat protection, overcharge protection, over-discharge protection, and short circuit protection, to ensure the safety and longevity of the light and the battery.
User Reviews and Feedback
The RC 60B has received positive feedback from users who have tried it out. Many users praised the RC 60B for its portability, versatility, brightness, color accuracy, and battery life. Users also appreciated the special effects modes, the LCD screen, the silent cooling system, and the Bowens mount. Some users suggested that the RC 60B could improve its user interface, its battery indicator, and its accessories. Overall, users were satisfied with the RC 60B and recommended it to other content creators who are looking for a portable and powerful LED video light.
The RC 60B Portable COB LED Video Light is a great addition to the SmallRig product line, which aims to provide complete accessory solutions for content creation with cameras, gimbals, and mobile phones. The RC 60B is a compact, lightweight, flexible, and powerful video light that can suit various shooting scenarios and enhance the quality and creativity of the videos. The RC 60B is available on the SmallRig website for $199.99, and users can also check out the video for more details.