IDX Technology Europe has announced the availability of the new X5-Lite, the next generation of IDX’s powerful lightweight LED based on-board camera lights. Successor to the popular X3-Lite, the X5-Lite produces considerably more light output with 50W of daylight colour temperature lighting while still only requiring 12W of power. The pure white light dispersal is perfect for all professional ENG or studio environments, and the light brightness is adjustable from 0 to 100% via its built-in dimmer control dial.
The X5-Lite uses LED technology to its advantage. It will provide over 10,000 hours of illumination and unlike traditional tungsten lights, there is no need to carry costly spare or replacement bulbs. The high-grade LEDs also produce little or no heat, so the X5-Lite can run for extended periods without affecting light quality or dispersal, camera and filter accessories. For extra protection, the LEDs are housed behind a sealed scratch resistant lens.
Using the X5-Lite couldn’t be easier. It comes with a “one touch” hot shoe designed for attaching the light to a wide variety of cameras or tripods, and the hot shoe remains firmly in place even when the light is removed. Power is drawn from the camera via a 2-pin D-Tap power connection. In addition, there are a range of accessories for the X5-Lite, including a 4-leaf barndoor accessory and choice of replacement base with either D-Tap or 4-pin XLR connectors.