Quick Look: Aputure COB 120T LED Fixture

June 6, 20163 Comments

Aputure cob 120t_erik light full_cropped

When Ted at Aputure showed me the Bowen S Mount COB 120t I got pretty excited about it. It’s a different style for us video guys. It looks like a strobe! But it’s not. The COB 120t is a hybrid stills/video light. And it’s a very affordable 1.5K watt tungsten comparable output fixture that is a accessory add on machine. Since it’s using a industry standard Bowen S Mount you have access to a ton of lighting control and modifier accessories. Aputure is also making some like a parabolic and focusable fresnel lens and barndoors. On the light stand yolk a umbrella can be mounted too for fast diffusion. I’m excited about these single source bright LED’s.

The COB 120T arrived today. Check out the unboxing. I show you what you get in the kit. Oh and nice job on the travel case!

I have several shoots coming up and will definitely get some one on one time with the COB 120t. Yes that means more to come…..

Aputure cob 120t_Erik face w LED

Look at the size of that LED!

Big but silent fan sits underneath the fixture

Big cooling fan sits underneath the fixture

The Aputure COB 102t can be powered by V-mount or gold mount batteries.

Another fixture coming soon is the LS-c20 mini LED Fresnel. Puts out approximately 120 watts. Focusable too. Great little hair light and cuts really well. Can run off a portable battery too since it’s such a low voltage light fixture.


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  1. Max says:

    I was interested in these as a replacement for my Fiilex P360ex kit but when calculating the photometrics the Aputure cob120 seem to put out an equivalent to 450-500w not 1.5k. Their using the light output at .5 meters as their quantifier, the lumens dropoff at 1 and 2 meters give more accurate results of the light output and compared to a 1.5k its way below.

  2. James says:

    Hi Eric,

    I saw your review on the 1s and am trying to decide between that and a 120t for a key on interviews. Any suggestions?

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