The Amaran AL-H198 is an on-camera LED light that utilizes 198 LEDs with a CRI of 95+ to deliver daylight balanced (5500K) illumination with high color accuracy. The light produces a 60° beam angle with a brightness of 920 lux at a distance of 3.3'. A step-less dimming dial is provided on the back of the unit for adjusting light output from 0 to 100%. The light can be powered by either six AA batteries or an optional Sony NP-F/FM/QM/FP/FH/FV type battery, with four LED indicator lights on the back of the unit displaying the remaining battery life.
To create a larger light source, up to nine AL-H198 panels can be attached together using extension slots on all four sides of the light. The slim and frameless design of the light means that when multiple light are connected, there are no gaps or light leaks. One extension attachment piece comes included, which also serves as a 1/4"-20 adapter. Also included are a swivel shoe-mount adapter for camera-mounting, a diffusion filter, and an orange warming filter.
Battery Working Life Tested on Aputure Amaran LED Light
|Lamp Type||198 LEDs|
|Brightness|| 3,340 lux @ 1.6' (0.5 m)|
920 lux @ 3.3' (1 m)
240 lux @ 6.6' (2 m)
|CRI||≥ 95 Ra|
|Battery Type|| 1 x Sony NP-F/FM/QM/FP/FH/FV type|
6 x AA
|Power||5.5 to 9.5 VDC|
|Operating Current||≤ 2.3 A|
|Power Consumption||≤ 20 W|
|Average Life Hours||≥ 100,000|
|Dimensions||5.9 x 2.2 x 3.9" (15.1 x 5.6 x 10.0 cm)|
|Weight||11.5 oz (325 g)|