Westcott Releases Solix LED
Posted by: Tom Pitts on Nov 16, 2017
Westcott has released the latest light source in its impressive lineup of LED lighting. The Westcott Solix is a professional, hassle-free light designed with an array of versatile features for on-the-go filmmakers and photographers. The Solix emits up to 2100 lux (at 1m) of 5600K daylight balanced light with a high color accuracy rating of 96+ CRI (97+ TLCI) and a beam angle of about 120º. The Solix incorporates an integrated rotatable speedring with 8 standard rod receptacles. It is compatible with a variety of modifiers, including Westcott’s line of Pro Softboxes, Signature Softboxes, Shallow Softboxes, Stripbanks, and 5’ Octabanks. This convenient mounting system allows traditional softboxes to be instantly rotated 360º. Weighing only 3.3 pounds (1.5 kilograms), the Solix’s compact housing is extremely durable and heat resistant. The Solix features a removable barndoor system for precise light control and a frosted diffusion front that eliminates cross-shadows. These accessories conveniently mount to the Solix’s magnetic front for quick and easy modification. For simple and precise operation, an output and power dial is located on the back of the unit along with a digital display. This energy-efficient AC/DC light draws only 60-watts and is rated for 50,000+ hours of use. To further eliminate the need for adapters or brackets, the Solix was designed with an affixed tilter bracket and light stand mount. This feature allows for truly effortless light positioning. Additionally, the Solix’s tilter bracket includes a standard umbrella receptacle allowing for further modification options with umbrellas and umbrella-style softboxes. The Solix is available in a Compact Kit, Solix Apollo Orb Kit, or in photographer Jen Rozenbaum’s complete 2-Light Kit with Softboxes, stands, PowerStrap by Tether Tools™, and a carry case. Each of these kits are remarkably affordable for photographers with any budget. To learn more about the Solix, please visit fjwestcott.com/solix.