Nanlite LitoLite 5C - RGBWW Pocket-Sized LED Light Introduced
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The Nanlite LitoLite 5C is a new pocket-sized RGBWW light with built-in magnets and a rechargeable battery for a service life of up to 90 minutes at 100% intensity. It promises a more powerful output than the Aputure MC while offering precise colors, built-in effects and an included diffuser. The light is available now for $ 75.

Pocket-sized RGB lamps have become very popular with filmmakers. Thanks to their small size and built-in magnets, they can be mounted practically anywhere and fill even the smallest corners of the scene with a desired color.

Perhaps the most popular light of this type is the Aputure MC, which is even available in a 4-piece or 12-piece kit (our first article can be found here).

The Chinese luminaire manufacturer Nanlite has just announced its new pocket-sized RGBWW LED luminaire called the LitoLite 5C. Let's take a look at the features and specifications.

Nanlite LitoLite 5C

The LitoLite 5C flashlight has an RGBWW nano-panel – just like the PavoTube 6C from Nanlite. According to the manufacturer, the panel can produce an accurate light with a CRI average of 95 and a TLCI average of 97. The CCT mode (two-tone) is between 2700 K and 7500 K.

LitoLite 5C Mini LED light announced. Source: Nanlite

According to Nanlite, the LitoLite 5C can output a maximum of 6,205 lux at 0.98 m (581 lux at 1 m). If the numbers are correct, it's a lot punchier than the Aputure MC, which is rated at 1100 lux at 0.98 m (100 lux at 1 m). With its dimensions of 108 x 22 x 60 mm and a weight of 138 g, the LitoLite 5C is slightly larger than the Aputure MC (93 x 61 x 17 mm, 130 g). Even so, I think it can still be considered pocket-sized.

LitoLite 5C Mini LED light announced. Source: Nanlite

According to Nanlite, the built-in battery should offer a service life of up to 90 minutes at 100% intensity. The light can also be charged via the USB-C port while in use, which extends the service life. During assembly, the LitoLite 5C has a 1 / 4-20 mounting thread and magnets in the housing.

LitoLite 5C Mini LED light announced. Source: Nanlite

There are 15 built-in customizable practical effects such as fire, storm, flickering lightbulb, various police cars and more. The light offers an intuitive menu that can be controlled via a built-in OLED display on the back. According to Nanlite, the light can also be updated with future firmware updates.

LitoLite 5C Mini LED Light – Photometrics. Source: Nanlite

The light comes with a diffuser that can degrade performance. Without it, the beam angle of the light is around 45 degrees – with the diffuser installed, the beam angle is around 253 degrees (and the output is of course weaker).

Optional accessories are also available for the light. Nanlite will offer a waterproof bag, for example to use the light underwater. Another accessory is a "battery handle", which is essentially a power bank that can be used as a handle when screwed into the 1 / 4-20 thread of the lamp. Another accessory will be a mini tripod that can also be used as a handle.

LitoLite 5C Mini LED light – optional accessory. Source: Nanlite

  • Size: 108 x 22 x 60 mm
  • Weight: 138 g
  • Power: 7W
  • Dimming range: 0-100%
  • 45 ° beam angle (253 ° with diffuser)
  • CRI: average 95
  • TLCI: Average 97
  • 2700k – 7500k
  • +/- 100 g / m.
  • 36,000 colors
  • 15 customizable effects
  • 2,351 lux at 0.5 m
  • Supplied diffuser
  • Built-in battery with 3.7 V / 2400 mAh
  • 1/4 "- 20 mount
  • USB-C (USB-C to USB-A cable in the box)
  • Built-in magnets
  • carry bag
  • Bluetooth (requires app)

Price and availability

LitoLite 5C comes with useful accessories. Source: Nanlite

The Nanlite LitoLite 5C comes with a diffuser, a USB-C to USB-A cable and a carrying case. The light can already be bought for a fairly affordable price of $ 75.

What do you think of the Nanlite LitoLite 5C? Do you have experience with other mini LED lights like the Aputure MC? Let us know in the comments below the article.

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