The Aputure Amaran AL-MW Mini LED Light is a compact 5600K daylight-balanced video light that packs many outstanding features in its small form. It’s designed with chip-on-board (COB) LED technology and features CRI and TLCI ratings of 95+. It offers ten brightness levels and delivers a brightness of 4000 lux at 1′ and 6000 lux at 1′ in boost mode, which provides 60 seconds of overclocked brightness. The light runs on a built-in lithium-ion battery that lasts 80 minutes at maximum brightness and up to a full 24 hours of non-stop operation at minimum brightness. It’s also IP68 dustproof and waterproof down to 33′, so you can safely use it in wet weather conditions as well as take it in the water with you along with an action cam or underwater camera rig.
Additionally, the AL-MW Mini LED Light has five built-in special effects, including Lightning and Fireworks, which can be used in the background to enhance and even transform your shot at no additional cost. Lightning, for example, can be applied on a rainy day to highly dramatize your scene. The light also comes with six CTO/CTB gels and two diffusers for adjusting your color output and spread.
Rounding everything off is a rugged all-aluminum design with specialized fanless heatsink technology. Although the Amaran AL-MW is robust, it’s nonetheless a pocket-sized, lightweight LED light that can comfortably be mounted on-camera or onto an articulating arm in handheld, gimbal, and various other applications. A 1/4″-20 mounting thread is provided on the bottom.