Budget-friendly camera accessories company SmallRig has launched a new RGBWW LED light called the M160.
I own a lot SmallRig Stuff. In fact, all of my cameras are currently head-to-toe equipped with SmallRig cages and accessories. One big annoyance of mine is when companies sell small pieces of metal with some holes and threads and charge hundreds and hundreds of dollars (I won’t name names). That’s where SmallRig always came in.
SmallRig has always valued its accessories very cheaply and they are perfectly usable in terms of durability and ease of use. They even have small hidden Allen keys and tripod screw gadgets in their cages, which over the years have come in handy at times. Suffice it to say, I’m usually a fan of his products.
I recently noticed that the company is just getting started RGBWW LED light named M160.
Why an RGBWW light?
RGBWW lighting is definitely a big part of the future, but it is already a very crowded space as well. From all different price perspectives, from the high-end to the low, there are many extremely impressive developments in space.
Immediately this light draws eerie comparisons to the Aputure MC lightswhich, oddly enough, come at the exact same price of about $ 100 (there are many others too). The Aputure lights have an advertised output of around 1100 lux (at 0.3 meters) and the SmallRig M160 has an output of 1350 lux (at 0.5 meters), so maybe just one little brighter. Both lights have magnets, fit in your pocket, and have tons of really cool lighting effects (aside from Sidus Link app and Bluetooth mesh functions from Aputure). They are almost identical in many ways.
While it is certainly not new for competitors to bring competing similar products to market, I find it strange that the price of almost all of these small square RGBWW LED light versions is the same and how many of them there are. I’m excited to see what plans SmallRig (if any) have for lighting in the future, and in the meantime, I’d say we’ve almost maxed out battery operated RGBWW magnetic lights.
Here is a look at some of the properties of light:
- CCT range from 2500K-8500K
- Full HSI color control
- Twelve light effects
- Police car, fire engine, ambulance, RGB color change, RGB strobe, rainstorm lightning, windstorm lightning, paparazzi, fire and candlelight, television, breathing light
- 1350 lux at 0.5 meters
- Portable, with 3800mAh battery
- including accessories
Are you excited about this one? Let us know in the comments.