Intellytech Light Cannon X-100

What's in the box?

Here’s everything included in the kit:

  • Intellytech Light Cannon X-100 Fresnel 

  • Ballast/Controller with Battery Plate 

  • AC Power Cable

  • Bowens Reflector

  • Wireless Antenna

  • Strap

  • Soft Carrying Case

The full kit weighs in at about 5kg and the lamp head accounts for most of that weight (2kg) while keeping a small physical footprint. The fixture is focusable between 17 and 70 degrees using a helicoid ringd, in practice, that works very well and makes this light very versatile as a flood or to pinpoint something specific in a scene.

An onboard Bowens Mount means the Light Cannon X-100 is compatible with hundreds of accessories from other brands ranging from softboxes to snoots and reflectors. I

Focusing the fresnel from 17 to 70 degrees and everywhere in-between is easy.

Ballast/Controller Unit

The Light Cannon X100 is available in both Gold Mount and V-Mount versions and the controller/ballast has a little toggle that allows you to switch between AC (marked as “Cable”) and battery power input. The default version we sell is the V-lock version (vlock is the standard within Europe)

There are a few selectable effects built into the light including one with the interesting title of “warm breathing” and here is the full list:

  • Lightning 1

  • Lightning 2  

  • TV Screen

  • Candle

  • Paparazzi

  • Strobe

  • High/Low Beam

  • Double Flash Hazard

  • Warm Breathing 

Most of these are self-explanatory, but the “warm breathing” effect feels like a warm pulse from an alien spacecraft. Good to have these effect options for the moments they might come in handy on set, versus not having them and needing to manually try to toggle a pulse effect mid-scene over dozens of takes.

Light Cannon X100 Controller/Ballast. Image Credit: cinema5D 

Color temperature is selectable between 2800-6500K in 50 Kelvin increments by using the upper right silver wheel (see picture above). You can change intensity in single % increments using the below right silver wheel, which is partially protected by a small metal bar. You do have integrated ports for connecting to a DMX512 network or you can use a X-WR remote (available separately).

An included strap gives you an easy way to hang the controller on a C-stand. Overall the controller/ballast unit is easy to use and light/small enough that it doesn’t kill the portability of the overall kit.

Photometrics

Here are  a few measurements on a Sekonic C-700U Spectrometer of how accurately the X-100 handled color temp (Kelvin) at a distance of 3ft set to a 70 degree beam. Overall we averaged a very good 96.0 CRI (Ra) throughout all testing. Here are some readings with a target of 5600K:

We hit a 5449 kelvin temp with a target of 5600K — these are excellent results and well within a normal margin of error. The 4310 lx output at 3 feet makes this a very punchy LED light. Now for a quick test with a target of 3200K:

At 3063 these are solid readings for the kelvin temp target at 3200K. We did see a slight drop in output from 4310lx to 3870lx once we changed over to Tungsten from Daylight. But this was to be expectected and very minor!

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