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Nanlite Forza 300 & 500: A Deeper Look

Nanlite Forza 300 & 500: A Deeper Look

Posted by Kelly Mena on Dec 17th 2019

The Forza 300 and 500 are the most powerful LED monolights that Nanlite makes, outputting 300 and 500 watts respectively. Both models have a daylight-balanced 5600K color temperature with an average CRI of 98 and TLCI of 95, which means they're incredibly accurate. [Editor's Note: The original Forza 300 and 500 have both been replaced by the updated Forza 300 II and Forza 500 II LED Spotlights]

They only differ in wattage, brightness, and size, with the Forza 500 head and sled being slightly larger. Even though there's a slight difference in size, both lights are impressively compact and lightweight considering their power.

Like the rest of the Forza line, the 300 and 500 have all-metal construction with carbon-fiber overlays. They're built to withstand the rigors of production work both in the studio and the field. Again, like all of the other Nanlite Forza fixtures, these lights have the ability to run off of AC or battery power, giving you the freedom to create anywhere.

Here are some important segments in the video in this post:

00:12 - Differences between 300 & 500

00:52 - Light Accuracy (CRI 98, TLCI 95)

01:18 - Controls

01:38 - Special Effects

02:02 - Compatible Batteries and Duration (14.8V for Forza 300 and 26V for Forza 500)

03:00 - DMX Controls

03:17 - Wifi control and smart phone App for the Nanlite Forza 300/500

03:34 - How to shut the fan off on the Nanlite Forza 300/500

04:04 - Accessories - Fresnel, softboxes and handle

04:47 - Remote Control

Accessories featured in the video:

Nanlite FL-20G Fresnel for Forza 300

Nanlite Para 90 Softbox with Bowens Mount (35in)

Nanlite Para 120 Softbox with Bowens Mount (47in)

Nanlite Para 150 Softbox with Bowens Mount (59in)

Nanlite Stripbank Softbox with Bowens Mount (12x55in)

The Forza Collection of Products

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