- Both lights support the Sidus Link App. Some lighting FX are built-in such as Paparazzi, Fireworks, Lightning, Faulty Bulb, TV, Pulsing, Strobe, Explosion.
- The lights feature a “mini-mount,” and they come with removable barn doors to shape light. But, a mini-mount to Bowens mount adapter is available to attach light modifiers. There is also a new “Spotlight Mini Zoom” projection lens (more on that later).
- The light can turn 360° around the yoke. Talking about the yoke, there is a V-Mount plate built-in on the side of it to attach the AC adapter, a V-Mount battery, or the included Sony NP-F to V-Mount power adapter. You can use one NP-F battery for half power or two for full potential.
- For Gold Mount users, you can’t mount your battery directly to the yoke, but you can power the light via a D-tap cable and attach your battery to your light stand.
- The lights have a fan to cool the LED chip, but it is “ultra-quiet at around 18dB,” according to Aputure.
In terms of output, the LS 60d has a maximum output of 50.000 Lux at 3.28’/1m in full 15° spot according to Aputure. The LS 60x is bi-color (2700 to 6500K ) and can output 30.000 Lux at 3.28’/1m in full 15°. These metrics are impressive compared to the LS 120d II, which “only” outputs 7000 Lux at 1m with the reflector. Otherwise, keep in mind that the LS 60d/60x features a built-in aspherical lens, which is “comparable” to a fresnel-style glass. If you attach a fresnel lens to the Aputure LS 120d II, it can output around 67.000 Lux.
I think that these compact and lightweight new Aputure fixtures are an excellent addition in the Light Storm lineup. Indeed, they are filling filmmakers’ need for small lights and a direct answer to the very popular Nanlite Forza 60 and Dedolight DLED7.