Published 23/05/17

Three new on-camera lights from Nanguang and Kenro

Kenro Ltd, the specialist photo & video distributor for the UK and Ireland, has introduced three new portable LED on-camera lights by NanGuang.


Designed for use on DSLRs and camcorders, NanGuang’s new lights simply attach to a camera shoe and use high efficiency, low energy LEDs to produce powerful heat-free, flicker-free illumination for photography and video. The new range comprises two small panel lights and one powerful on-camera Fresnel light.

These battery powered units operate from any of the following: Sony NP-FH, NP-FM, NP-F series batteries, Panasonic CGR-D series batteries (adapter plate included), Ni-HM or AA batteries (battery magazine included). They can also be powered via an AC 100-240V power adapter (not included).

The ultra-portable panel lights, the NanGuang CNB144 and CNLUX1600C, both feature an adjustable angle bracket so the light can be directed higher or lower than the angle of the lens, and have a brightness output of 1005 LM each at 100% brightness. Both lights feature stepless dimmer control, and can also be locked together with other units of the same type to create a larger, brighter light panel.

The CNB144 weighs 225g and is supplied with an ultra-soft diffusor, as well as a pink filter and 3200K filter. Without filters, the colour temperature is 5600K. SRP is £89.94 including VAT.

The CNLUX1600C is bi-colour, with colour temperature steplessly adjustable 3200K-5600K. Power output is 9.6W, and weight is 175g. This kit is also supplied with an ultra-soft diffusor, as well as pink and blue filters. SRP is £119.94 including VAT.

Meanwhile, the NanGuang LED Fresnel Light (CN8F) is designed to be used on-camera, or stand-alone, and emits a very powerful beam from its single light source.

Full specs are available on the Kenro website

The front Fresnel lens can be adjusted via a side-mounted knob to give an angle of beam between 10 to 60 degrees. Another knob gives stepless control of the brightness from 0 to 100%. There’s also a handy battery level indicator on the side of the light.

The lightweight CN8F can be either used on the camera’s shoe, or on a stand or tripod via its 1/4 inch thread. The lower section of the head has a locking knob that enables the user to adjust and direct the light upwards or downwards when in use.

A rotating frame on the front of the lens holds up to three filters of 65 x 70mm. Orange 3200k and blue 6500K filters are included in the kit, as well as a gelatine filter holder, barn doors and a padded carry case.

The 8 Watt single LED light gives 95 CRI, illumination of 560 LM and a colour temperature of 5600K. Weight is 550g without batteries. Dimensions: 200 x 160 x 85mm.

SRP is £239.94 including VAT.

Says Paul Kench, Kenro's managing director: ''On-camera LED lighting is essential for all DSLR and camcorder operators, even if just to ‘lift’ the shadows and give a crispness to the image. Interestingly, the CNB144 and CNLUX1600C LED lights can also be ‘stacked’, locking together into larger light panels so you can provide additional light whenever required. As always these NanGuang lights offer excellent value for money.

''Those looking for a versatile, yet good value Fresnel light that can be used both on and off the camera will love the new CN8F – it’s a fantastic addition to any kit bag.''

All quoted prices are SRP guide, including VAT.

1st Published 23 May 2017 09:41 Posted by Ben Jones
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