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Godox SZ150R – Zoomable COB RGB Light

January 20th, 2021 Jump to Comment Section 1
Godox SZ150R – Zoomable COB RGB Light

Godox SZ150R is a zoomable COB RGB light with a variable beam spread between 20° and 65°. It offers CCT mode with white color output from 2800K to 6500K with high CRI and TLCI ratings, RGB mode, and built-in effects. It comes with a reflector, AC adapter, and a carrying case for $559.

There have been a number of new COB (chip-on-board) lights announced lately and it seems that these types of fixtures are getting increasingly popular. As an example, Aputure extended its COB fixtures lineup with the affordable Amaran 100D, 100X, 200D, and 200X. You can check our review of the daylight-only versions 100D and 200D here. The Chinese company Godox recently announced its new SZ150R zoomable RGB light, which brings some interesting features. Let’s take a look at it.

Godox SZ150R Zoomable RGB Light

SZ150R Zoom COB Light. Source: Godox

The interesting thing about the new Godox SZ150R light is that it has a variable beam spread between 20° and 65° that can be adjusted with a zoom knob on the side. When turning the knob, the COB LED head moves out or in and changes the beam spread. According to Godox, In CCT mode, the light has a variable white color output from 2800K to 6500K with a high CRI of 97 (TLCI 96) rating. The fixture is dimmable from 0 to 100%.

As the name further implies, it is a 150W light, so the output should be on a similar level with other 150W fixtures. According to Godox, the output is 26,000 Lux at 3.28′ (1m) at 20° beam spread or 19,000 Lux at 3.28′ (1m) at 65° beam spread (central point, with the included reflector).

SZ150R Zoom COB Light. Source: Godox

The RGB (or HSI) mode also includes magenta/green control and provides RGB Hue 0-360° with access to 36,000 custom colors. Last but not least, the light also includes 13 built-in special effects such as RGB Cycle, Flash, Laser, Lightning, Broken Bulb, TV, Candle, Fire, Fireworks, Police Car, Fire Truck, Ambulance, and SOS.

The light also has a silent mode which leaves the fan off at all times. The light will not be able to reach the maximum output in this mode, but the noise level will stay down. The Godox SZ150R offers four ways to operate it:

  • on-board control with the knobs, buttons, and the color display on the light’s body
  • DMX
  • wirelessly with the RC-R9 remote that can be purchased separately
  • wirelessly with the Godox Light app which is available for iOS as well as for Android devices
SZ150R Zoom COB Light. Source: Godox

The wireless operation should work for up to 164′ (50m) distance. The light has 32 channels and 16 groups to ensure interference-free shooting. The USB port on the back of the lamp is used for future firmware upgrades. The Zoom RGB LED Video Light can be used worldwide with the included 100-240 VAC power supply. The dimensions of the fixture itself are 13.2 x 7.8 x 6.5″ (336 x 199 x 165mm) and the weight is 5.84 lb (2.65kg).

SZ150R Key Specs. Source: Godox

Price and Availability

Package Contents. Source: Godox

Tje Godox SZ150R light is now available for purchase. The price has been set to $559. The fixture comes with a standard reflector, a power adapter with cable, and a carrying case. Unfortunately, there is no battery plate included.

What do you think about the Godox SZ150R zoom RGB light? Do you use some lights from Godox? Let us know in the comments section underneath the article.

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