Hive Lighting Wasp 100-CX and Hornet 200-CX Lights Released

November 27th, 2019
Hive Lighting Wasp 100-CX and Hornet 200-CX Lights Released

Hive lighting releases new CX-series LED lamps. Both Wasp 100-CX and Hornet 200-CX single point source OMNI-color lights sport the same set of features as their C-series equivalents, but they come at a much more affordable price. Wasp 100-CX starts at just $799 and Hornet 200-CX starts at just $1,299.

New Wasp 100-CX and Hornet 200-CX LED lights. Source: Hive lighting

Hive Lighting is a US company specializing in manufacturing LED lights for filmmakers and photographers. Their OMNI-color lights wasp 100-c and Hornet 200-C  have been on the market for a while. Hive today announces a brand new CX series, featuring the Wasp 100-CX and Hornet 200-CX. What is the difference between the original C-series? Let’s take a short look.

Hive Lighting Wasp 100-CX and Hornet 200-CX

Simply put, the CX is the new lower price version of the original C-Series LED lights. The CX models are all single point source, single shadow, full-spectrum OMNI-Color LEDs, with full white light and fully saturated color control. Hive removed the display on the back of the lamps and reorganized the connectors slightly.

New Wasp 100-CX LED light. Source: Hive lighting

The lights are modular with Fresnel, Par Reflector and theatrical Leko Spot options as well as fully Profoto compatible, meaning they can work with a wide variety of 3rd party softboxes and modifiers. Hive lighting CX models can be controlled via free wireless Bluetooth app Hive SHOT on both Android and iPhone or via wired DMX.

New Hornet 200-CX LED light. Source: Hive lighting

By looking at the following key features, we can see almost the same set of specs as the C-series.

WASP 100-CX Key Features

  • OMNI-color LED
  • 75W draw
  • 400-750W incandescent equivalent
  • Up to 98 CRI / 97 TLCI
  • 360° hue control
  • 0 – 100% dimming control
  • 0 – 100% saturation control
  • 1,650K – 8,000K color temperature
  • Wired DMX, and smartphone control
  • 100 – 240 V AC input via universal wall/battery
  • Profoto modifier compatible
  • Compatible with ALL Hive C-series modifiers
  • 6.5” / 165 mm length
  • 4” / 100mm diameter
  • 2 lbs / 0.9 kg weight
  • Inside the Box: Wasp 100-CX head unit, Wasp 100-CX power supply 100-240 VAC, portable yoke

New Wasp 100-CX LED light. Source: Hive lighting

HORNET 200-CX Key Features

  • OMNI-color LED
  • 150W draw
  • 700-1000W incandescent equivalent
  • Up to 98 CRI / 97 TLCI
  • 360° hue control
  • 0 – 100% dimming control
  • 0 – 100% saturation control
  • 1,650K – 8,000K color temperature
  • Wired DMX and smartphone control
  • 100 – 240V AC input via universal wall/battery
  • Profoto modifier compatible
  • Compatible with ALL Hive C-series modifiers
  • 8” / 200 mm length
  • 4” / 100mm diameter
  • 2.2 lbs / 1kg weight
  • Inside the Box: Hornet 200-CX head unit, Hornet 200-CX power supply 100-240 VAC, Hive adjustable yoke

New Hornet 200-CX LED light. Source: Hive lighting

Hive SHOT App

The new lights from Hive are fully controllable by the new Hive SHOT app via Bluetooth connection.

The app can be downloaded for free on Google Play for Android and on the App Store for iOS.

Pricing and Availability

Both Wasp 100-CX and Hornet 200-CX lights are now available for pre-order. They are already in production and Hive expects to start shipping them to customers before the end of December.

Hive has prepared a special “Black Friday” time-limited pricing for both lights, which runs through January 3rd. The Wasp 100-CX (WLS1CX) has an MSRP of $1,051.58 and during the “Black Friday” pricing it will be available for $799.00 only. Hornet 200-CX  (HLS2CX) has an MSRP of $1,577.89 and during the “Black Friday” pricing it will be available for $1,299.00 only.

What do you think about the new Hive CX lights? Do you use Hive lamps? How do you like the light output quality? Let us know in the comments underneath the article.

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