Ever since this years NAB show it’s crystal clear that RGBWW LED lights are here to stay. Vibesta seems to be the latest member to the club with the release of their new Peragos Disk range of LED lights. One is daylight only, one is bi-color and one, you guessed it, is RGBWW.
These new Peragos Disk line of LED lights come in three flavors so you can choose and pick the one that fits best. If you just need a tiny, yet punchy source of daylight, the daylight only version is for you. For a little more flexibility you can choose the bi-color version but you’ll lose some of the output, of course. For the fully fledged RGBWW variant pictured above you’ll lose even more output but you gain all kinds of color effects. Choose wisely.
Vibesta Peragos Disk
The PERAGOS Disk lights are actually pretty small devices. You can even mount them on some kind of mirrorless camera in order to use it as a flash.
In flash mode you can use the 304P (daylight) and 304B (bi-color) as an actual flash for your (stills) camera. It will give you 200% of its max continuous light output without any recycle time. Pretty cool. Speaking of light output, the different models come with very different numbers regarding maximum continuous light output:
- Peragos Disk 304P (5600K daylight): 3212lx @ 1m (30° beam angle)
- Peragos Disk 304B (3200K – 5600K): 3200K – 927lx | 4400K – 1991lx | 5600K – 1068lx (all @ 1m, 50° beam angle)
- Peragos Disk 30C (RGBWW): 3200K – 450lx | 5600K – 500lx (all @ 1m, 120° beam angle)
All three lights share the same form factor, size and weight (0,35 kg). They can be powered either via 8 AA sized batteries or, using the same compartment, with Sony NP-F style batteries. An AC input can also be found, of course. Furthermore, all three lights share a pretty high TLCI of 94-98 and CRI 93-97 (the 30C RGBWW version is rated TLCI 96-98 in CCT mode and offers a CRI up to 95 in CCT mode). All these measurements are labeled as preliminary so these might change slightly for the final versions.
Peragos Disk 30C – RGBWW
Since RGBWW lights are such a thing nowadays, let’s have a closer look at the 30C model. Sure, it doesn’t offer quite the punch of the other two models but it has some tricks up its sleeve. As a proper RGBWW light it has multicolor LEDs (RGB), daylight balanced ones (W) and tungsten balanced LEDs (W) on board. So you get everything: high CRI / TLCI whites plus every color you can imagine.
The 30C comes with preloaded effects, such as candle light, fire, cop car, paparazzi, fireworks, lightning or television. You also get an extended CCT range from 2400K all the way up to 9900K. Furthermore you can choose HSI mode to dial in the exact color you’re after. Plus, the 30C comes with a library of 200 gels you can choose from.
All three Peragos Disk models come with a built-in wireless receiver. With an upcoming wireless router it can be controlled by any ArtNet compatible app via your smartphone or tablet. While this functionality seems to be cool, the need of a dedicated piece of hardware isn’t great. If I understand this correctly though, you can interconnect and control a vast number of lights with just one router which is, again, pretty cool although Aputure’s upcoming Aputure Sidus Link Bridge still gets my nod here. Even without an app you can control the lights easily via an LCD screen on the back and dedicated buttons surrounding it.
The Peragos Disk line of LED lights operate at up to 16.000 Hz so you can rest assured these lights won’t ruin your high-speed shots. One last thing worth mentioning is the 1/4″ 20 mounting thread on the bottom of the unit. Since it is pretty lightweight you can mount one of these disks anywhere with common grip arms or clamps.
Pricing and Availability
Currently, all three lights can be pre-ordered for a discounted price:
- Peragos Disk 304P (daylight):
- Peragos Disk 304B (bi-color):
- Peragos Disk 30C (RGBWW):
I will update this article as soon as these lights become available through Vibesta’s resellers, such as B&H in the US.
link: Vibesta Website
What do you think? Are these new lights worth a closer look? Do you already own RGBWW lights? What do you use them for? Share your experiences in the comments below!