Today Aputure officially released the Lighting Up AL-MW compact waterproof light. We first saw the new AL-MW at BIRTV 2018.
The light is rugged and can water up to 10 meters.
I used Aputure AL-MW on this rig for solo CES show coverage and it worked great for interviews and b-roll. Color is good and the AL-MW last about 80 minutes if used on full power. I generally didn’t have to have it at 100%. A full review is coming soon. I took an output reading from 3 meters and got approximately 600 LUX.
A cool feature is the Aputure AL-MW can be charged with a portable USB battery plus can be powered by one as well for longer run times.
The Aputure AL-MW has 5 pre-programmed built-in Special Lighting Effects; Paparazzi, Lightning, TV, Fireworks, and Faulty Bulb. The AL-MW is daylight color temputure.
The AL-MW is the first pocket-sized LED that uses the same COB technology which powers the Aputure 300d. This allows the AL-MW to not only remain extremely compact but pack twice the punch of the MX.
HIGH COLOR PERFORMANCE
The AL-MW follows Aputure’s long tradition of creating lights with impeccable color fidelity, boasting an incredible CRI and TLCI rating of 95+.
The AL-MW is IP68 certified dust and waterproof for up to 10 meters. This means the MW can be not only a surf light but a dive/scuba light as well.
24HRS Operation at the lowest setting
With a built-in lithium-ion 3800mAh, the MW lasts for 80 minutes of continuous use at maximum power and 24 hours at a minimum. An advanced charging system via an included USB-C cable.
OUT-OF THE-BOX FX EFFECTS
The AL-MW has 5 pre-programmed built-in Special Lighting Effects: Paparazzi, Lightning, TV,
Fireworks, and Faulty Bulb
DOUBLE DIFFUSER FOR MAXIMUM SOFTNESS
The MW comes with a gel holder and includes a range of CTO and CTB filters including full CTO, 1/2 CTO, 1/4 CTO, full CTB, 1/2 CTB, and 1/4 CTB. It also includes a 1.5 stop diffusing frost and a 2.5 stop silicone diffusion accessory.
The Aputure AL-MW retails for $209 and is available today from popular outlets. A full review is coming with all the CRI and output test so stay tuned!