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Westcott L60-B Announced – Travel-Friendly Bi-Color COB LED Light

Westcott L60-B Announced – Travel-Friendly Bi-Color COB LED Light

American lighting manufacturer Westcott recently released one of the most compact 60W bi-color COB LED lights on the market: the Westcott L60-B. You can adjust the color temperature of the light from 2700 to 6500K, it has a very high CRI of 97 and a TLCI of 98, which should give you excellent color accuracy, and you can power it with Sony NP-F style or V-Mount batteries. So let’s take a closer look at this small new competitor in the LED light market!

Westcott has been making high-quality photo and video lighting solutions for decades, and they’re well-known for being one of the first companies to make LED tube lights with their Westcott Ice fixture.

Also, they expanded their lineup of products with LED mats like the compact and portable Flex Cine mat, which we reviewed.

The company is back with its first-ever COB LED light: the Westcott L60-B.

Westcott L60-B features

The Westcott L60-B is a 60W bi-color COB LED light that is, according to the manufacturer, 20% smaller than its competitors. Indeed, with dimensions of only 3.2 x 3.2 x 5.5″/8.1 x 8.1 x 14cm – without any lighting modifier attached – it can literally fit in the palm of your hand. Also, with a weight of only 700g/1.5lbs, I assume it is mainly made of plastic.

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You’ll find a small status screen at the back of the light and two knobs: one to dim the light from 0 to 100% and another knob to adjust the color temperature from 2700K to 6500K. Also, like every modern LED lighting fixture, the Westcott L60-B can be wirelessly controlled via the free iOS/Android Westcott StudioLink mobile app.

The L60-B has nine built-in lighting effects, including lightning, fire, TV screen flicker, faulty light bulb, pulse, paparazzi flashes, headlights, SOS, and emergency lights.

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At the front of the light, you’ll find a proprietary lighting modifier mount. In the kit, the L60-B comes with a Mini Westcott light mount adapter, which is compatible with the company’s Rapid Box Switch light modifiers. Unfortunately, if you already have standard Bowens mount lighting modifiers, you’ll be out of luck!

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Westcott L60-B powering options

The Westcott L60-B comes standard with an AC power brick. You can run the light out of Sony NP-F style batteries with the optional L60-B battery grip that retails for $49.99. Also, an optional L60-B D-Tap to barrel power cable is available for $19.99 if you want to run the light out of V-Mount/Gold-Mount batteries.

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Light output and photometrics

According to Westcott, the L60-B has a maximum light output of 15.000Lux at 1 m with the included 45° reflector and 2700Lx without.

Furthermore, Westcott claims that the L60-B can reach CRI readings up to 97, TLCI readings up to 99, and a maximum SSI score of 83 at 3200K. That’s pretty impressive for such a small light!

Lastly, the light should be flicker-free for up to 1000 frames per second. But I guess you’ll be using LED fixtures with a much brighter light output if you’re shooting at such frame rates.

Image credit: Westcott

Pricing and availability

The Westcott L60-B is available now for $269/€338. Various backpack kits with one, two, or three lights are available starting at $449/€564. I think this is a very competitive price, seeing as the Nanlite Forza 60B is $319.

For more information, please visit Westcott’s website here.

What do you think about this travel-friendly COB LED light? Have you ever used Westcott lighting products? What is your go-to compact LED light? Don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments down below!

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