The CAME-TV Q-55W Boltzen 55w MARK II Daylight LED Fresnel

September 30th, 2020
The CAME-TV Q-55W Boltzen 55w MARK II Daylight LED Fresnel

The CAME-TV Q-55W Boltzen 55w Mark II packs a punch without denting your wallet. This compact LED outputs a claimed 40% more light than the previous generation Q-55W and can be used with or without the Fresnel lens attachment.

LED lighting technology continues to improve, with innovations in design, optics, cooling, and control making it one of the most interesting and fast moving categories of production technology to follow in recent years.

Powerful and Portable LED Lighting

One of the biggest challenges many of us face is getting enough light where you need it on small scale shoots, outdoors, or in places where you don’t have AC power, without having to pack large, bulky lights, heavy stands and accompanying heavy V-mount batteries.

The CAME-TV Q-55W Boltzen 55w Mark II is a daylight balanced only compact LED light that promises to fit this requirement. Let’s take a look.

CAME-TV Q-55W Boltzen 55w MARK II Features

The Q-55W is compact at only 21cm x 9cm

The CAME-TV Q-55W Boltzen 55w MARK II looks almost identical to the original it replaces. Most of the changes are internal.

  • Portable compact size
  • App control
  • AC and DC power supply
  • Memory function
  • Optional bowens mount
  • 40% Brighter (claimed)
  • CRI 96+ / TLCI 97+ (claimed)
  • Can be powered by 2x Sony NP batteries or V-Mount (2 x F970 = 90 mins, 2 x F750 = 60 mins)
  • Built in Wifi
  • 2.4G wireless controller
  • Filter set
  • Single COB (Chip on board)
  • Built in fan
The single light kit includes the light, power adapter, d-tap cable, filters and carrying bag

Optional Accessories

Optional V-mount plate.

A number of optional accessories are available for the Q-55W including a V-Mount battery adapter plate, a bowens mount and foldable soft box, and a “Snap Kit” of filters, diffusion and a grid.

Optional Accessories for the Q-55W

Pricing and Availability

The CAME-TV Q-55W will be priced at $288 and there is a two light and three light kit available at $568 and $798 respectively.

We don’t have full photometric data, so cannot yet give you the exact output of the light.

Are you using the original Q-55W? What are your experiences with these lights? Let us know what you think of the CAME-TV Q-55W Boltzen Mark II in the comments below.

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Jeff Brass
Jeff Brass
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October 1st, 2020

hopefully these are more robust then the earlier versions. While a nice light and easy to use all of ours fell apart fairly quickly with only minimal use. Very little support from Came-TV…ok, I’m being a little generous there….virtually no support. 1 week out of warranty and one of our went up in smoke – literally. Came-TV’s response was to want to charge 2/3rds of the lights new price price just for the main board…that’s not even fitting it, just the parts and postage.

Thanks but no thanks.

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October 2nd, 2020
Reply to  Jeff Brass

Hi Jeff.
What lights you had an issue with. Also, please PM me with your mail address.

Thank you.
Johnnie

Rob
Rob
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October 3rd, 2020
Reply to  Jeff Brass

Ok, now hearing this from a real user. Due to Jeffs past issues with Came-TV, I don’t think Im willing to go down that same path if I spent $1200 Canadian on a portable 3 light kit.

Brandon Li
Brandon Li
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September 30th, 2020

Really wish they could make a parallel beam attachment like Dedolight for reflecting light sources. This would be the perfect product for an attachment like that.

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