NANLITE Forza 300B Bi-Color LED Light Announced
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NANLITE has just announced the introduction of a new device to its Forza range: the NANLITE Forza 300B. This two-tone COB LED light can range from 2700K to 6500K with a maximum output of 37440 lux at one meter at 5600K. Let's take a closer look!

Chinese lighting manufacturer NANLITE has been launching products quickly lately! In fact, the company launched the FS-200 in November 2019. If you skipped this, you can check out our review of the Forza 500 here.

Today, NANLITE is back with a new two-tone device that is part of its Forza line of products: the NANLITE Forza 300B.

NANLITE Forza 300B

If you look closely, the NANLITE Forza 300B looks very similar in terms of design to previous lights like the Forza 200 or Forza 500. But if it works, why change it?

NANLITE Forza 200 on the left, 300B in the middle and 500 on the right. Image Credit: NANLITE

The Forza 300B is a 300W COB LED light. The light head is quite compact, measuring just 12.9 x 8.9 x 4.7 inches and weighing 5 pounds. However, Forza LED lights are powered by an external ballast connected to the light head. This measures 5.5 x 4.9 x 17.9 with a weight of 6 lbs.

In addition to the Forza 60B announced last year, the Forza 300B is the second two-tone device in this range. The light can go from 2700K to 6500K.

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Of course, as with any modern LED light, you can dim the Forza 300B from 0 to 100% and achieve a maximum output of 37440 lux at one meter with the reflector. According to the company, the light has a CRI / TLCI of 98/97, which should give an almost perfect color rendering.

Finally, the Forza 300B has an integrated Bowens S-mount that allows light modifiers, soft boxes, etc. to be attached in front of the light.

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The ballast

The light head itself has no controls. It's basically a COB chip, some electronics, and a built-in fan. All changes to the power supply and the dimming / color temperature are made via the ballast and are displayed on the small LCD. The ballast has two buttons: one for the light output and one for the color temperature. Navigate the menu.

Speaking of the menu, with a CCT button, an effects button (there are 12 pre-programmed special effects), a menu button and a lock button, you can't accidentally change your settings. You can also control the ballast with the supplied remote control.

As already mentioned, the light head is powered by the ballast. The ballast itself can be supplied with power from the mains or from two 14.8 V V mount batteries. NANLITE states that you can achieve a running time of approx. 49 minutes with two 130 Wh V-mount batteries at full power.

Last but not least, the ballast has a DMX / RDM connection so that it can be easily integrated into your existing lighting setup, as well as a USB connection for future firmware updates.

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Price and availability

The NANLITE Forza 300B should soon be available for $ 899. It is supplied in a padded housing with ballast, WS-RC-C1 remote control, light stand clamp, head cable, mains cable and reflector.

For more information, please visit the NANLITE website here.

What do you think of the Forza 300B? Have you used NANLITE devices before? Don't hesitate to let us know in the comments below!


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