Rotolight Announces Aeos, Ultra Thin Location LED Light with Flash, for Stills & Video


Pioneering LED movie and stills LED lighting maker Rotolight has launched an amazing new portable, powerful LED lighting system for moviemakers and stills photographers, Aeos. Aeos is “a bi-colour, location LED light with a unique ‘ultra-thin’design concept” and it “delivers a powerful light output of 5,750 lux at three feet”, “one of the most energy efficient LEDs on the market, able to run for three hours at 100% power on a single 95W battery”. 

Rotolight’s mains and battery-powered LED lights impressed the very first time I encountered the company’s original RL48 on-camera ring lights at a trade show in Sydney and it wasn’t long before I added a two-light RL48 Interview Kit followed by a Neo 3 Light Kit plus Neo Chimera Softbox, three Neo Barn Doors, foam hand grip and Accessory Belt Pouch.

Both LED lighting systems remain in constant use here for shooting video and stills, with the Neo lights being my first choice for stand and camera-mounted lighting especially with barndoors and softbox attached.

The Neos are small and light enough to handhold yet have enough power and fine control of colour and output to make for a versatile, classical three-point lighting set-up.

Rotolight’ Aeos Portable LED Lighting System and Accessories

While there have been times when I would have loved more output from one light alone, I haven’t had the budget or studio space to accommodate Rotolight’s Anova Pro studio lighting system, especially attractive given its ability to shape and colour light via its optional Barn Doors, Honeycomb Louvre, Optical Light Shaping Diffuser, Chimera Softbox, Snap Grid and Colour FX filter pack.

Now, Rotolight’s Aeos system looks set to provide the sort of highly colour accurate high TLCI light that is a standout feature of the Neo and Anova systems, along with handhold-ability and portability that may well make it an excellent single-light for stills portraits or video interviews.

I look forward to seeing examples of the Aeos lights in use for cinematography and photography very soon.