Nanlite LitoLite 5C – RGBWW Pocket-Sized LED Light Introduced

9 days ago
Nanlite LitoLite 5C - RGBWW Pocket-Sized LED Light Introduced

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.

LitoLite 5C mini LED light announced. Source: Nanlite

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.

LitoLite 5C mini LED light announced. Source: Nanlite

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.

LitoLite 5C mini LED light announced. Source: Nanlite

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.

LitoLite 5C mini LED light – Photometrics. Source: Nanlite

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 mini LED light – optional accessories. Source: Nanlite

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

LitoLite 5C comes with useful accessories. Source: Nanlite

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.

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Richard James Milne
Richard James Milne
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9 days ago

Come on… this is 2020! A pocket light that only throws 2,351 lux @ 0.5m isn’t worth anything unless used as an accent light or inside 5′. You would need 3 of these to make a real difference for filming a single subject. Not waterproof… they give you a bag to put it in, wow, that’s professional! Then asked you to spend $80 for it! Not for me, good luck with that.

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Adam Gaudreault
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9 days ago

What makes the aputure product line, but especially the MC and B7C is the sidus app.

Because of the app functionality of the new small aputure lights, even at a slightly friendlier price point, i think it just isn’t a worthwhile buy for the smaller nanlite products.

For non-rgbww lights, especially for several hundred dollar difference, larger lights can be competitive vs the aputure 120d/300d range without the sidus app.

microobserver
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9 days ago

Is this available in Europe as well?

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9 days ago
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Hi microobserver.
We will check with the manufacturer and update the article accordingly.

Thank you

microobserver
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9 days ago
Reply to  Johnnie Behiri

Thanks Johnnie.

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9 days ago
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Hi microobserver

Nanlite recommends looking at the following link for finding a European distributor: http://en.nanlite.com/agent.php?region=11&country=&keyword=

Thank you!
Johnnie

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