The Aputure LS C120D II is a complete re-design of the original C120D. They've included all of your favorite features of the C120D and jam packed version II with upgrades, improvements and new features.
The C120D II boasts an incredible luminance of 135,000 lux at 0.5 meters away with the Aputure Fresnel. With an approximate brightness equivalent to a 1,000-watt tungsten light, the C120D II is nearly 25% brighter than the 1st generation C120D, making it competitive with some of the highest-grade studio lights on the market.
Impeccable Color Fidelity
Quantity of light is important, but quality is even more important. The C120D II has gone through intense color quality testing, using not only CRI ratings, but the industry standard Television Lighting Consistency Index (TLCI). In both tests, the C120D II scores CRI over 96 and TLCI over 97, guaranteeing you are receiving the highest color quality possible.
DMX is the worldwide industry standard for film & television studios, theatre, broadcast, and all forms of digital networking systems. The C120D II comes with DMX capability, allowing studio creatives to maximize their range of uses for their lighting arsenal.
Combined Controller-Power Unit
The most notable of these upgrades is its power unit - the C120D II is now powered by a single, all-in-one power box. Made of aircraft-grade aluminum but maintaining its lightweight build, a single power unit means less cabling and power components so filmmakers spend less time setting up their light, and more time being creative.
Neutrik Cable Locks
Color coded Neutrik cable systems allow for more flexibility in where your light can be placed, and advanced locking systems ensure maximum safety, no matter your set’s challenges and environment.
Handbrake Locking Yoke
A re-designed yoke construction accommodates an expanded range of motion with over 330 degrees, letting you angle and point your light anywhere needed. An improved user-friendly handgrip design also allows for highly intuitive controls.
While the C120D II boasts an impressive studio grade build quality, it still weighs in at just over 2.2kg (4.85lbs) allowing filmmakers to easily take this light anywhere without having to worry about the transportation issues that frequently come with larger tungsten fixtures.
The Brightest or the Dimmest
The C120D II has taken the precision controls of the C120D and expands upon them even further, allowing for dimming seamlessly from 100% all the way down to 1%, meaning the C120D II is capable of being both the brightest and dimmest light on your set.
While the original C120D came in at 6000K, the C120D II has a perfect 5500K daylight, allowing it to perfectly blend with other daylight-balanced lights in the Aputure ecosystem.
Everything You Love About the Original C120D, and More
While all of these incredible upgrades are worthy of note, the C120D II still has many of the same features as the 1st Generation C120D, including the universal Bowens mount, ultra-silent temperature control system, wireless remote, and the same carrying bag.
Best light great accessories
We were struggling with our cheap fluorescent lights making our video content green. Nothing says top notch like greenish skin tones. So we rented the Apurture light kit to test out. We ran through a bunch of test shots. We used a grey card to get spot on focus. Set white balance to auto and 5500K. Tried using the lights in 3 locations as fill, key and or background lights. And in every test we had the best looking videos and skin tones we had ever filmed. We returned the rental kit, and purchased our own kit the next day. Lights are great. And the softbox is fantastic. The fresnel mount we are still learning how to beat use, but it’s a good add on for the price. If you watch and vloggers on YouTube they all reviewed this as one of the best light and accessory kits. There’s a reason why. For the money you can’t beat it.