At NAB 2022, Aputure announced its new LS 600c Pro. This is essentially an RGBWW version of the 600d / 600x Pro with a few improvements.
The LS 600c Pro is Aputure’s first full-color point-source light fixture and it looks to be competition to Prolycht’s Orion 675 FS full spectrum RGBACL color spotlight which was announced a few days ago.
The 600c Pro uses RGBWW LED chipset and it is capable of producing 600W of output. The fixture draws 720W and it features custom color-blending optics, weather resistance, and professional level connectivity.
The LS 600c Pro comes standard with an LS 600 Series Hyper Reflector which is listed at 62 ° and not 55 ° like the ones found on the LS 600d / 600x Pro. You can also purchase optional BM12 15 °, 30 °, and 45 ° Hyper Reflectors.
The LS 600c Pro is also compatible with the F10 Fresnel.
Aputure claims that the LS 600c Pro is one of the brightest full-color point-source light fixtures on the market and as having the highest wattage RBGWW chipset in any point-source LED for filmmaking.
- 600W Output Full Color Bowens Mount RGBWW Point Source LED
- 720W Maximum Power Draw
- Fully Tunable CCT from 2,300K to 10,000K
- Fully-Tunable Green-Magenta Adjustment
- 90% of Colors Within Rec.2020 Color Space
- Hue, Saturation & Intensity with CCT Control
- Industry standard X, Y (CIE 1931)
- Light Source Presets
- 300+ Gel Presets
- 15 Built-in Lighting FX
- 2 Output Modes: Max & Constant
- 4 Dimming Curves: Linear, Exponential, Log, S-Curve
- 10 User-Programmable Presets
- Frequency Selection to Reduce Flicker
- 4-Fan Modes: Smart / Medium / High / Silent
- Multiple Control Methods: SidusLink Bluetooth App Control, LumenRadioCRMX, Art-net & sACNvia etherCON
- Multi-Voltage Battery Plates (V / Gold Mount): Half Power (14.4V / 15A, 26V / 8.5A, 28.8V / 7.5A)
- V-Mount / Gold Mount Battery Charging
- Supports 48V / 15A DC Input (3-pin XLR): Battery Power Stations & Block Batteries
- 16-bit 5-Pin DMX512 In & Out
- 360 ° Rotation, Curved Dual Disk-brake Yoke
- Uses Universal Bowens Mount Standard
- Dual Junior / BabyPin (16mm / 28mm)
- Lightning Clamp Quick Release Plate
- 7.5m Weatherproof Head Cable
- 6m Locking NeutrikpowerCONTRUE1 TOP AC Power Cord
- Rolling Case included
- 4,150+ lux @ 3m with LS 600 Series Hyper Reflector
- 17,480+ lux @ 3m with BM1215 Hyper Reflector (Narrow)
- 5,300+ lux @ 3m with BM 1230 Hyper Reflector (Medium)
- 2,694+ lux @ 3m with BM1245 Hyper Reflector (Wide)
How much output does it have?
Aputure claims the above output figures for the LS 600c Pro.
With the included LS 600 Series Hyper Reflector (62 °), when used at 5600K, the LS 600c Pro is claimed to be able to output 5,555 lux at 3 meters. When used with the optional BM1215 Hyper Reflector (15 °) at 5600K it is claimed to be able to output 17,480 lux at 3 meters.
5600K Reflector @ 1m /3.3 ′
|Aputure LS 600c Pro (62 °)||49,995 lx **|
|Prolycht Orion 675 FS (55 °)||91,530 lx **|
|ARRI Orbiter (60 ° Optic)||18,800 lx *|
|Aputure LS 600x Pro (55 °)||68,400 lx|
|Aputure LS 600d Pro (55 °)||111,000 lx *|
|Nanlite Forza 720 (55 °)||91,800 lx **|
|Nanlite Forza 720B (55 °)||84,460 lx **|
* Independently tested
** Not tested (claimed output)
Ok, so how does that output compare to other similar spotlights? Well, above you can see.
The Aputure LS 600c Pro has 83% less output than the Prolycht Orion 675 FS when used at 5600K with its 62 ° Hyper Reflector. It also has 36.8% less output than Aputure’s own LS 600x Pro and a whopping 122% less output than the LS 600d Pro. Again, please remember that the figures for the LS 600c Pro and the Prolych are both claimed figures from manufacturers and without having tested either of these lights I cannot verify any of these claims.
How does the power draw compare to other point source fixtures?
As I have already mentioned, the Aputure LS 600c Pro drwas 720W. Below you can see how that compares against the Prolycht Orion 675 FS, ARRI Orbiter, Aputure LS 600x Pro, Aputure LS 600d, and Nanlite Forza 720 and 720B. Please remember that out of all these other lights, only the ARRI and Prolycht have RGB capabilities.
|Aputure LS 600c Pro||720W|
|Prolycht Orion 675 FS||675W|
|Aputure LS 600x Pro||720W|
|Aputure LS 600d Pro||720W|
|Nanlite Forza 720||800W|
|Nanlite Forza 720B||800W|
As you can see, the Aputure LS 600c Pro draws the same amount of power as the Aputure LS 600x Pro and Aputure LS 600d Pro, but more than the Prolycht Orion 675 FS.
Size & Weight
Just like the other LS 600 fixtures, the 600c Pro has a separate power supply / controller. The light head weighs 12.92 lbs / 5.86 kg (with yoke frame). The power supply / controller weighs 11.48 lbs / 5.21 kg.
So how does this weight compare to other COB spotlights such as the Prolycht Orion 675 FS, ARRI Orbiter, Aputure LS 600x Pro, Aputure LS 600d, and Nanlite Forza 720 and 720B? Below you can see:
|Aputure LS 600x Pro||24.4 lb / 11.07 kg|
|Prolycht Orion 675 FS||21 lb / 9.45 kg|
|ARRI Orbiter||25.8 lbs / 11.7 kg *|
|Aputure LS 600x Pro||22.62 lb / 10.26 kg|
|Aputure LS 600d Pro||22.62 lb / 10.26 kg|
|Nanlite Forza 720||21 lb / 9.45 kg|
|Nanlite Forza 720B||21 lb / 9.45 kg|
* Doesn’t include the weight of the yoke frame
Essentially if you look at the weight comparison above, there isn’t a massive difference between the weight of any of these lights. Although the Aputure LS 600c Pro is more than 3.3 lbs / 1.5 kg heavier than the Prolycht.
If you are curious the Aputure LS 600c Pro in its rolling case weighs in at 14.36 kg / 31.66 lbs.
Aputure states that the LS 600c Pro utilizes the same RGBWW technology found in the Nova series. They claim that the light can achieve an SSI (D56) score of 74 and SSI (Tungsten) a score of 85. These are good numbers, but very similar to what a lot of other lights I have tested score.
The LS 600c Pro has a Kelvin color temperature range of 2,300K to 10,000K, full green-magenta adjustment, and the ability to reproduce> 90% of colors within the Rec.2020 Color Space.
Just like the Nova series, the LS 600 Pro features color controls including XY, RGB, Source & Gel Presets, as well as advanced HSI with white-point adjustability.
The LS 600c Pro features a brand-new UX, which makes it easy to access different light modes. There are also 10 user-programmable presets, and other features, such as Max & Constant Output Modes, Frequency Selection, 4 Fan Modes, 4 Dimming Curves, and 15 Lighting FX.
Just like the other LS 600 Pro series fixtures, the 600c Pro utilizes V-Mount or Gold Mount battery plates that feature both multi-voltage compatibility and active battery-charging functionality. The control box can also accept 48V / 15A DC power via 3-pin XLR, allowing it to be powered via external battery power stations or block batteries.
Professional connectivity options including LumenRadioCRMX, 16-bit DMX512, and Art-net & sACNvia etherCON are also available.
What do you get?
- LS 600c Pro Lamp Head
- LS 600c Pro Control Box
- LS 600 Series Hyper Reflector
- LS Series 7-Pin Weatherproof Head Cable (7.5m)
- NeutrikpowerCONTRUE1 TOP AC Power Cable (6m)
- Lightning Clamp
- LS 600c Pro Rolling Case
Please note that none of the BM Hyper reflectors are included. These are all optional extras.
Price & Availability
The Aputure LS 600c Pro will retail for $ 2490 USD
As a comparison, its nearest competitor, the Orion 675 FS (basic kit) has a list price of just $ 3,495 US plus local taxes, however until June 1, 2022 users will be able to pre-order the light for $ 2,795 US from authorized Prolycht dealers in USA and Canada, with similar offers available in Europe and the UK.