Launched Godox UL150II and UL150IIBi – 150W LED Flood Lights with Fanless Design
Godox recently launched two new 150W fanless COB LED flood lights: UL150II (daylight) and UL150IIBi (bi-color). They must ensure completely silent operation without interfering with the sound recording on set. Both fixtures are available for pre-order now, starting at $499.
Godox recently released quite a few new lighting products. We recently told you about the compact Litemons LC30Bi and the powerful Knowled M600Bi LED spotlights, and today it’s the turn of the new UL150II and UL150IIBi.
This new product family inherits the silent, fanless design of the existing UL150 model while adding an improved control box, dual-color option, DMX control and built-in lighting effects. Let’s take a closer look.
Godox UL150II and UL150IIBi: silence is golden
The new Godox UL150II and UL150IIBi floodlights are a daylight-balanced and bi-color COB LED floodlight respectively, with a maximum power consumption of 160W. The color temperature of the UL150IIBi model is adjustable between 2800 and 6500K.
Both sources are 100% dimmable and offer users four different dimming curves (exponential, linear, logarithmic and S-curve). According to the manufacturer, when the UL150II and UL150IIBi are set to 5600K, they can produce up to 71700 and 54700 lux at a distance of 1 meter, using the included reflector. If confirmed, these are very good results. Additionally, Godox claims that the fixtures offer good color rendering, being rated at CRI 96+ and TLCI 97+.
The main selling point of these lights is their fanless design. Indeed, according to Godox, the luminaires ensure completely silent operation, while having an efficient heat dissipation system. This makes it an ideal tool to have in your lighting kit when shooting interviews, for example.
The addition of built-in lighting effects is another improvement over the original UL150. Both lights support broken bulbs, flash, lighting, and TV effects, but the two-tone model can also mimic candles, fire, and fireworks. Finally, both lightheads feature an industry-standard Bowens mount, which allows compatibility with a wide range of light modifiers, including the company’s proprietary FLS8 and FLS10 Fresnel lenses.
Godox UL150II and UL150IIBi: size, power and control
The UL150II and UL150IIBi consist of a lamp head and a control box, which received an upgrade from the previous generation. The two lightweight bodies are roughly identical in size (316.9×217.8×170mm) and weight (3.1kg). The control box comes with a clamp that makes it easy to attach to C-brackets.
The lights can be operated on 100-240V AC power, but the control box also features a dual battery plate to accommodate V-mount bricks. Using two 14.8V batteries or one A single 26V battery still keeps the lights running at full power, while using a single 14.8V battery reduces the power to 50%.
As with the original UL150, settings can be adjusted using the on-board or wireless controls, via the Godox Light app (iOS/Android) or the optional RC-A6 controller. Bluetooth range is claimed to be 30m, while 2.4G wireless control ensures longer operating distance (~60m). Additionally, the UL150II and UL150IIBi now benefit from DMX capabilities to better integrate into more advanced workflows.
What’s in the box?
- lamp head
- Connection cable
- Power cable
- Professional reflector RFT-19
- controller clamp
- fixed rope
Price and availability
The new Godox UL150II and UL150IIBi are now available for pre-order from B&H. Although the official retail price of the daylight-balanced model is $499, it is currently listed on the website for $439. The two-tone version, on the other hand, is a bit more expensive, priced at $599.
For more information, please visit Godox website here.
How often do you find yourself in a situation where sound recording is essential? What do you think of the new Godox UL150II and UL150IIBi? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!