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Aputure LS-mini 20D LED – Daylight The LS-Mini20 LED Light is part of the Aputure Light Storm series. It features TLCI 97 and an active fan cooling system with real-time feedback of temperature circuit. With an ultra-silent fan and a multi-power supply, the LS-Mini20 offers you options for all kinds of lighting requirements. Features:
- 40000 LUX at 0.5m
- Color Temperature Adjustment (7500K±300K)
- TLCI>97 offers High Color Rendition
- Controllable and Shapeable Light Ability
- Rich Accessories Selection (available separately)
- Brightness and Beam Angle Adjustment
- Portable and Lightweight
- Endless Power Options
The Aputure LS-mini20 d is a great low cost; compact LED fresnel light that uses only 25 watts of power. There is an endless compact LED fresnel lights on the market, so how does the Aputure LS-mini 20D LED Light stack up to them? Well, let us find out.
The first thing that strikes you about Aputure LS-mini 20D LED Light is how light the LS-mini 20 is. Aputure does not give any weight specifications on them, but I was curious, so I got out the scales. The Light weighed in at only 680g or 23.98oz. That is lighter than some small-sized sodas.
7500K out of the box
It only is described as a strange move on Aputure. The LS-mini20 has an amazing kelvin color temperature of 7500K that is +/-300K. Off the top of my head, I can not think of any other light that comes as a 7500K. Calling it a daylight fixture as noted by the “D” in its name is just a bit of a stretch. The 5600K fixtures are the norm; it is hard to understand why this fixture bucks the trend yet.
The whole concept behind the LS-mini20 is its versatility, and it certainly ticks that when it comes to power options of it. The Light uses only 25 watts of power that means you can run it for extended periods of time from the included Sony style battery.
Not only you get a battery and a fast charger, but also a power plate that can be used as an attachment that lets one mount it on any light stand. What I personally like about the power plate is that it uses a connector at one end that makes it super easy to also run the Light off a camera battery that uses a D-tap output.
The other little nice trick is that the Light can also be powered off using a USB 5V-2A power bank. This is a really great feature, but you do need to know that the lights output will be reduced to a 1/4 if you are powering it using a power bank. A 25% drop in output is I think a small price to pay for this added flexibility. The Aputure LS-mini 20D LED Light can also be powered off mains power through its 5v-18v port.