Accushine 60W Daylight LED Monolight
The Accushine LED Monolight provides high-quality light for photo and video shoots. It's budget-friendly and compact. It would be great if the remote that is compatible with the light was included and if there was a carrying case for the light, but neither of these issues are deal-breakers for me.
- EASE OF USE
LED Monolight great for product videos or single-person interviews.
Aside from your camera, lighting is the most important element to consider when you are planning a photography or video shoot. There are many types of lighting and many lighting products on the market so how do you know which one is going to give you the best results? The Genaray Accushine LED Monolight is a great option – especially if you have a tight budget.
The Genaray Accushine 60W Daylight LED Monolight is designed to provide balanced light that blends seamlessly with other lighting setups. The compact light is great for smaller video set-ups or for accentuating backgrounds. It’s dimmable (10-100%) in 1% increments. Adjustments can be made on the light itself or by using the remove (optional, not included). Some of the main features include:
Daylight Balance: LED Monolight has a color temperature of 5600K
COB LED Array: Chip-on-Board (COB) technology allows the Accushine to output 12,900 Lux from a small LED array
Color Accuracy: High CRI and TLCI ratings help the Accushine deliver extremely accurate color rendering
Remote Operation: An optional 99 channel remote (Genaray MB-WRT) allows the user to control the light wirelessly from distances up to 98.4-feet away
Stays Cool: LED Monolight features fan cooling and integrated heat sinks
Bowens S-Mount: Use the light with any shaper or modifier that utilizes the popular Bowens S-mount
Multi-Voltage: Runs on North American and international voltages. All you need is an inexpensive plug adapter
- LED Chip Type: COB
- Beam Angle: 120° without reflector55° with reflector
- Color Temperature: 5600 K
- CRI: 93.3
- TLCI: 98
- Cooling System: Fan cooled
- Dimming: Yes, 10% to 100% (1% increments)
- Display: LCD
- Housing Material: ABS plastic
- Light Intensity @3 ft.: 12900 lx
- Number of LEDs: N/A
- Dimensions (H × L × W): 8.6 × 8.6 × 5 in. (21.8 × 21.8 × 12.7 cm)
- Expected Lamp Life: 50,000 hr.
- Weight: 3.4 lb. (1.54 kg)
- Power Input Connector: 3-prong
- Fixture Mount: 5/8 in. receiver
- Reflector Mount: Bowens S-type
- Remote Control Type: Proprietary wireless
- Wireless Range: 98.4 ft. (30 m)
- Wireless Channels/Groups: 99
- AC Input Power: 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz
- Power Source: AC adapter
- Circuit Protection: Fuse
- Fuse: 5 A, 250 V (5 × 22 mm)
- Max Power Consumption: 60 W
In the Box
- 7 in. reflector
- Power cord
- Protective cover
- 2 x Fuse
- User manual
- Limited one year warranty
The Accushine LED Monolight comes in a nondescript cardboard box with a sticker on the front that shows the light, a short description of its features, and a list of the contents. The cardboard box is sturdy enough to keep as a case for the light if needed. when you open the box, you will find the light enclosed with some styrofoam. The light and its reflector are covered with plastic while the power cord is wrapped with a twist-tie and just laid on top of the light.
The LED light array is covered by a hard plastic lid that locks into place on the modifier mount. There is a switch that must be pulled back to release the lock for the mount. I like this feature because it means that the modifier or the cover for the lamp can’t be removed easily without the user knowing about it. The reflector snaps into place easily. You just slide it into the mount and turn it clockwise until you hear/feel the lock engage.
The operation of the light is very simple, which is something I appreciate. You simply plug the power cord into the side and then flip the power switch to the ‘on’ position. I noticed that it took just a moment (less than 5 seconds) for the LED monolight to kick on. Once it did, I was able to turn the dial to change the power intensity by turning the dial. The dial is also a button that you press to switch between the light intensity setting and the channel selector for the remote.
The Accushine produces a very nice daylight tone on anything you shine it on. I was very impressed with how bright it got. One thing I found a little odd was that the dial rotates 360 degrees instead of stopping around the 270-degree mark. I find it easier to dial in a certain intensity by feel if I know where a stopping point is rather than having the dial spin in full rotations.
The light did a great job of lighting up products as I took some photos. The first photo is taken with the available light in my office and the second is taken with the Accushine LED Monolight at 100%. I used my iPhone 12 Pro and edited the photo in Lightroom. I did not make any color corrections or lighting edits to the images. I only cropped and straightened them. I feel like this shows a big difference between warm available light and bright white light from the daylight tones of the LED monolight.
The Accushine LED Monolight is a very nice budget-friendly daylight lighting option. I do wish that it came packaged with the remote that it is compatible with and that the dial had stops on it rather than a full range of motion, but the quality of the lighting that is produced is very good. The monolight is lightweight and easy to cart around, but it would be nice if a carrying case was included with it – just to keep its parts together.