Chinese lighting manufacturer NANLUX has just released its first full-color LED spotlight: the Evoke 900C. This 940W fixture features RGBLAC LED chips, can go from 1,800K to 20,000K, has multiple RGBW/HSI/XY/Gel color modes, and has an impressive output of 12,940 lux at 3m with a claimed CRI/TLCI over 96+. So let’s take a closer look at this high-power color LED light!
NANLITE & NANLUX are the two sub-brands of NANGUANG. The NANLUX brand focuses on high-output LED lights for professional filmmakers and content creators. With fixtures like the NANLUX Evoke 1200 and 1200B bi-color we reviewed, these lights are designed as alternatives to small HMIs.
However, finding lights with high output in the color LED world is still challenging. Indeed, top-of-the-line products such as the Aputure LS 600C Pro and Prolycht Orion 675 FS are close to the maximum you can currently get.
NANLUX is back with its first full-color LED spotlight that uses the RGBLAC technology and pushes the limits to an impressive 940W: the Evoke 900C.
NANLUX Evoke 900C – features
If you’re looking for a lightweight and portable full-color LED light, the Evoke 900C might not be the right choice for you. With dimensions of 33 x 24.1 x 21cm/13 x 9.5 x 8.3″ for the light head with a weight of 9.54kg/21lbs with the included removable yoke, the 900C is designed for sets with a gaffer team or studio use rather than one-man-band filmmakers. Furthermore, if you add the 14.6 x 12.5 x 34.4cm/5.7 x 4.9 x 13.5″ external power supply that weighs 4.5kg/9.92lbs, you’ll also need beefy light stands to support the total weight.
As I mentioned before, the Evoke 900C comes with a quick-release removable angled yoke that looks similar to the one on the Evoke 1200B. As we say, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
At the back of the light head, you’ll find a 3.5-inch full-color screen, four buttons, and three knobs to adjust all your settings. Having control buttons on the light head could look like a strange design, but we’ll discuss the various control options later.
In terms of input and outputs, the light head of the Evoke 900C features a DC 48V/18.75A power input, DMX input/output ports, and two LAN ports for Ethernet control upon Art-Net/sACN protocols. Lastly, there is a USB port for firmware updates.
The fixture and power supply are IP55 rated, meaning they are dust/water resistant and can be used under light rain.
Also, the light head has a built-in fan with four control modes, including Smart, Full Speed, Low Speed, and Off. According to NANLUX, the Evoke 900C has a noise level of 25 dBA in Smart mode.
NANLUX Evoke 900C – Light output
The NANLUX Evoke 900C is an RGBLAC (or RGBCAL) fixture, which means it features six different types of LED chips: Red, Green, Blue, Amber, Cyan, and Lime.
This kind of LED fixture usually has a good color rendering thanks to the multiple LED chips. According to the company, the Evoke 900C has a CRI/TLCI of over 96, an SSI at 5600K of 73, and an SSI at 3200K of 81.
Regarding the CCT range, the Evoke 900C can go from 1,800K to 20,000K with plus and minus Green/Magenta adjustments of 200. Furthermore, in color mode, you’ll get access to the well-known Advanced HSI, RGBW, XY Coordinates, and GEL modes to achieve the look you’re after. Last but not least, you’ll also find 15 built-in effects, including Hue/CCT/Int loops, pulse, storm, police car, and so on.
At the front of the Evoke 900C, you’ll find a NANLUX NL Mount to attach lighting modifiers. In the kit, there is an included 45° reflector. According to NANLUX, the Evoke 900C has a light output of 12,940 lux at 3m/5600K with the reflector.
The light head of the NANLUX Evoke 900C is powered via an external power supply. As most of the physical controls are on the light head, there is nothing fancy about the power supply: it has a power input and output, and an On/Off switch. The ballast comes with a 7.5m DC connection cable, and you can also get an optional 10/12m cable.
Lastly, you’ll find a mounting plate at the back of the power supply. In the box, the Evoke 900C comes with a quick-release clamp to attach the ballast to a light stand.
As I previously mentioned, the Evoke 900C can be controlled via the buttons and knobs on the light head. Furthermore, it also has multiple wired and wireless control options, including DMX/RDM, Art-Net/sACN, LumenRadio CRMX, and the NANLINK App. There is even an included tiny remote controller to access basic features.
Price and availability
The NANLUX Evoke 900C is starting at $4,680 for the standard kit pictured above. In the trolley case, you’ll find the light head, yoke, power supply, quick-release clamp, power cables, and 45° reflector. Other kits with a flight case are also available starting at $4,930.
When we get the word about the availability of this product, we will update our post.
For more information, please visit NANLUX’s website here.
What do you think about this new NANLUX RGBLAC LED light? Did you already use color LED spotlights fixtures? Don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments down below!