Hive Lighting WASP 100-C – 100w LED Omni-Colour Light Now on Kickstarter

December 15th, 2016
Hive Lighting WASP 100-C - 100w LED Omni-Colour Light Now on Kickstarter

Kickstarter campaigns for video and film production equipment come and go. We’ve all seen the ‘Craft’ custom-built camera, and more recently the SPUD portable monitor. This time, award-winning lighting manufacturer Hive are crowdfunding for what they claim is the “next generation in production lighting”. Let’s take a look at the Hive Lighting wasp 100-c.

The WASP 100-C is a constant 100w LED light, aimed at a wide market of users from photography and cinematography to sound stage lighting. Hive use the acronym S.H.O.T (TM) control system to highlight its unique features, which include adjustment for:

  • Saturation
  • Hue
  • Output
  • Colour

wasp-100-c colour controls

The combination of this S.H.O.T (TM) control system with 5 energy-efficient LEDs to create any kind of colour looks similar to the ARRI Skypanel we checked out at IBC, but in a much smaller and cost-effective package.

There is a lot to talk about with this little light – Hive have certainly packed it with as many features as you could possibly want in a portable lighting fixture. It’s very popular too, surpassing its $35,000 target to nearly $300,000 with 15 days still to go.

The wasp 100-c promises millions of colours through saturation and hue mixing without the need for gels, and can be controlled by standard DMX protocol or via smartphone. The smartphone control is a simpler application to use than a DMX-based setup, but it shows that Hive have considered both everyday video/film users as well as higher-end productions with rigged lighting for this fixture.

wasp-100-c LED lightswasp-100-c LED lightThe wasp 100-c has even been designed with a battery mounting plate, taking both the regular V-mount and Anton Bauer types. There is no mention of running time on batteries, but it also accepts AC power.

You can adjust colour temperature range from 1650K (candlelight) all the way up to 8000K (blue sky), which is an even wider range than the Hive Plazma light.

wasp-100-c colour tempterature

WASP 100-C Features at a Glance

  • 100w with 5 LEDs
  • 98 CRI/97 TLCI
  • Not just bi-colour, it’s OMNI-colour at 1650K to 8000K.
  • 0-100% dimming control.
  • 360-degree hue control.
  • 0-100% saturation control.
  • 108-degree beam angle
  • Control via DMX or smartphone app.
  • Weighing in at 5lbs (2.26kg).
  • Powered via V-mount or Anton Bauer batter, or AC.
  • Compatible with a wide range of accessories.

The wasp 100-c is estimated to be delivered in the Spring of 2017, and there are a limited number of early-bird kits available (saving $200) by pledging $849. Once the early bird runs out, the WASP kit can be backed for $899 which, when compared to the price of lights with similar functionality ( Arri SkyPanel is over $4000 and Digital Sputnik is over $2000), is a pretty sweet deal.

Interested? Back the Kickstarter campaign here. Would you like a wasp 100-c as part of your lighting kit? Let us know in the comments!

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Zac Gordon
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Eduardo Martinez

Palmer Woodrow
Palmer Woodrow
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(random name)

 Sabri Noor
Sabri Noor
MemberDecember 15th, 2016

The Arri Skypanel has a 4x times higher output.

 Joah Colby
Joah Colby
MemberDecember 17th, 2016

The Arri Skypanel has a 4x times higher price ;)

 Sabri Noor
Sabri Noor
MemberDecember 17th, 2016

Exactly, i just wrote it because it is compared to the Arri as a “sweet deal”.
It costs the same price/performance while Arri is known for best quality.
The 100w LED equals maybe a 300w halogen. So you can´t light very much with it or you need a bunch of them.
And i´m pretty sure the CRI 98 is only at one temperature and not throughout the whole range.
The article is more or less a pr stunt.

 Joah Colby
Joah Colby
MemberDecember 17th, 2016

I feel ya. Arri makes the best and most reliable products possible. Hive is a newer companie and this is their first LED light. I talked with a Hive rep at the NAB last year and was impressed. This kickstarter is a pr stunt but the product is very compelling. 900 gets you a light with 0-100% dimming control, 360-degree hue control and 0-100% saturation control. It is equivalent to a 650W tungsten fixture and compatible with accessories from multiple manufacturers. Sign me up!

 Sabri Noor
Sabri Noor
MemberDecember 18th, 2016

LED @ 98cri has in best case 90 lumen/watt. A 800 watt halogen lamp has 30 lumen/watt.
So this 100w LED lamp would equal a 300 watt halogen lamp.

At other temperatures the LED will have better ratios because we have to gel the halogen lamp with loss of 0,5 to 1 stop.

 Joah Colby
Joah Colby
MemberDecember 18th, 2016

This is what it says on the kickstarter page:

“What is the comparable light output of a Wasp 100-C?
The Wasp 100-C produces light with a comparable intensity to a 650W tungsten fixture.”

Last updated: Wed, Nov 16 2016 1:22 PM CST

 Sabri Noor
Sabri Noor
MemberDecember 20th, 2016

650W tungsten is a bit misleading. This is calculated with household tungsten bulbs.
But everybody uses halogen tungsten light for video/film lamps.
So a fair comparision would be with halogen lamps.

Household tungsten bulb = 10-22 lumen/watt
Halogen (tungsten) = 25-30 lumen/watt
LED with high CRI = 65-90 lumen/watt

Black Maria Film Festival
Black Maria Film Festival
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Wow!

Daniele Cernera
Daniele Cernera
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Noel Franco

Palmer Woodrow
Palmer Woodrow
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(random name)

Palmer Woodrow
Palmer Woodrow
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They included a TLCI measure, good. CRI is not for camera applications.

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