Kelvin Play is the primary ever RBGACL LED panel mild

Kelvin Play - TitleI wish to warmly welcome the brand new Kelvin Play (link) – an RGBACL panel mild. Of all the various LED panels I’ve seen out there, I don’t recall a single panel utilizing the RGBACL know-how.

The Kelvin Play was introduced at NAB 2023 final week and acquired fairly a bit of pleasure. Whereas we’re not new to coloured RGB panels, seeing an RGBLAC within the wild was an thrilling discovery. If you’re new to RGBLAC know-how or wish to study why it is a massive factor, hit the leap.


Most coloured LED lights in the marketplace are RGB lights, that means they’ve three LED chips: Crimson, Inexperienced, and Blue. Some are extra superior and are RGBWW, with two further LED chips for warm-white and cold-white, totaling 5 LED chips. The extra chips present extra correct management over colour subtleties and the choice to provide purer white than their RGB counterparts. Essentially the most superior techniques are RBGLAC and have six LED chips: Crimson, Inexperienced, Blue, Amber, Cyan, and Lime. This multitude of LED chips permits them to output much more correct colours at an even bigger vary.

RGBACL LED technology

Six completely different chips create the specified colour

In keeping with Kelvin:

The benefit RGBACL has over RGBWW is that it’s able to providing you with a bigger CCT vary and it could actually produce extra saturated colours with extra output. RGBWW lights are likely to wrestle to create saturated colours like yellow they usually don’t all the time have as a lot output when producing saturated colours. They will even have a big drop-off in output at completely different CCT settings.

Now, most RGBLAC lights to date have been COB lights just like the Orion Prolyct 675 or Nanlite 60c, the place there are some optics to defuse the completely different colours. Kelvin Play is the primary small panel with RGBACL, with 18 separate chips. I hope it paves the best way for extra RGBLAC lights.

Kelvin Play’s key options

Whereas Kelvin Play is a brand new system, it attracts some know-how and a few design components from the opposite Kelvin lights: the Epos 300 and the larger Epos 600. The Epos sequence are all COB lights, however you possibly can see that Kelvin stored the sunshine engine, IP ranking, and aluminum housing.


  • 18W full spectrum LED pocket mild
  • Cantastoria™ RGBACL Six-Colour Mild Engine (patent pending)
  • CRI 98 | TLCI 99 | CQS 97 | SSI 86 @3200K | SSI 74 @5600K
  • 2000K to 20000K CCT
  • IP ranking 65
  • Bluetooth, Kelvin Narrator App for iOS/Android
  • 2 x 1/4″-20 Feminine Thread Mounting
  • Kelvin MagTech™ for accent (proprietary)
  • 3-Hour Runtime at Most Brightness with out charging
  • USB-C
  • Sturdy aluminum housing

Kelvin Play management choices

There are two methods to regulate Kelvin Play:

Bluetooth App Management

Constructed-in Bluetooth 5.0 means that you can management the Play panel from as much as 328′ away utilizing the Kelvin Narrator App. The app is appropriate with each iOS and Android units. Choose between preset gel and inventive results and create your individual lighting results.

Onboard Management

Use the 2 built-in dial controls with the 1.3″ TFT LCD show on the again panel of the Play mild for onboard management. Toggle between the CCT, HSI, and RGB modes and modify dimming and colour temperature.

Kelvin Play Mild Modifier Package

Kelvin Play will be prolonged with a Mild Modifier Package that features a full set of modifiers:

  • 40 and 60° Honeycomb Grids
  • Heavy, Medium, and Skinny Mild Diffusers
  • Magnetic Spacer

There’s a whole of six components that you would be able to combine and match to realize completely different mild focusing and diffusion. The one lacking component I’d like to see is a focusing lens add-on that might permit for an extended throw.

Kelvin Play Worth and availability

On pre-order, the Kelvin Play prices $174, although as soon as they begin transport in September 2023, I assume they are going to revert to the checklist worth of $249. The accent equipment prices $199.00 at B&H and, whereas within the pre-order state, $159 at Kelvin.