The Nanlite LitoLite 5C is a new pocket-sized RGBWW light with built-in magnets and a battery for up to 90 minutes of usage at 100% intensity. It promises to have a more powerful output than the Aputure MC while offering accurate colors, built-in effects and an included diffuser. The light is available now for $75.
Pocket-sized RGB lights have gotten quite popular amongst filmmakers. Thanks to their small size and built-in magnets they can be mounted virtually anywhere and fill even the smallest corners of the scene with a desired color.
Perhaps the most popular light of this kind is the Aputure MC that even comes in a 4-piece kit or 12-piece kit (you can check our first look article here).
The Chinese lights manufacturer Nanlite has just announced its new pocket-sized RGBWW LED light called LitoLite 5C. Let’s take a look at its features and specs.
Nanlite LitoLite 5C
The LitoLite 5C pocket-sized light features an RGBWW nano panel – same as the one found in Nanlite’s PavoTube 6C. According to the manufacturer, the panel is capable of producing an accurate light with a CRI average of 95 and TLCI average of 97. The CCT (bi-color) mode range is 2700K-7500K.
According to Nanlite, the LitoLite 5C can output a maximum of 6,205 lux @ 0.98’/0.3m (581 lux @ 3.28’/1m). If the numbers are right, that makes it much punchier than the Aputure MC, which is rated at 1100 lux at 0.98’/0.3 m (100 lux at 3.28’/1m). With its dimensions of 108 x 22 x 60mm and a weight of 138g, the LitoLite 5C is slightly larger than the Aputure MC (93 x 61 x 17 mm, 130g). Nevertheless, I think it can still be considered pocket-sized.
Nanlite says that the built-in battery should provide up to 90 minutes of usage at 100% intensity. The light can also be charged via the USB-C port while it is being used, which extends its usage time. When it comes to mounting, the LitoLite 5C has a 1/4-20 mounting thread and magnets built into the body.
There are 15 built-in, customizable practical effects like fire, storm, flickering bulb, various cop cars and more. The light offers an intuitive menu that can be controlled via a built-in OLED display at the back. Nanlite says the light can also be upgraded with future firmware updates.
The light comes with a difuser that can soften the output. Without it, the beam angle of the light is around 45-degrees – with the diffuser mounted, the beam angle is roughly 253-degrees (and the output is weaker, naturally).
There are also some optional accessories available for the light. Nanlite will be offering a waterproof bag to use the light underwater, for example. Another accessory is a “battery grip” that is essentially a power bank, which can be used as a holding grip when screwed into the 1/4-20 thread of the light. One more accessory will be a mini tripod, which can be used as a holding grip as well.
LitoLite 5C Key Specs
- Size: 108 x 22 x 60mm
- Weight: 138g
- Output: 7W
- Dimming range: 0-100%
- 45° beam angle (253° with diffuser)
- CRI: Average 95
- TLCI: Average 97
- 2700k – 7500k
- +/-100 G/M
- 36,000 colours
- 15 customizable effects
- 2,351 lux @ 0.5m
- Supplied diffuser
- 3.7V/2400mAh built-in battery
- 1/4”- 20 Mount
- USB-C (USB-C to USB-A cable in the box)
- Built-in magnets
- Carry case
- Bluetooth (requires app)
Price and Availability
The Nanlite LitoLite 5C comes with a diffuser, USB-C to USB-A cable, and a carrying case. The light can be purchased already for quite a friendly price of $75.
What do you think about the Nanlite LitoLite 5C? Do you have experience with other mini LED lights, like the Aputure MC? Let us know in the comments underneath the article.