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Manfrotto Lykos 2.0 LED Lands

- 5 years ago

The Manfrotto Lykos 2.0 lands after a false alarm a few months ago, when Manfrotto first announced the new versions of their popular Lykos LED lights. Now, we’ve finally had word that they will be landing in November.

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The new Manfrotto Lykos 2.0 LED light.

The [actual] launch of the new Lykos 2.0 LED light, which has been produced with professional videographers and photographers in mind, now lands as a powerful 2 in 1 [Daylight and Bicolor] light that’s versatile, water-resistant and reliable.

Unlike the original announcement, the Lykos 2.0, 2 in 1 LED Light has a dual function, meaning it can be used for video both in and outdoors. It can also be applied to photography, for still life images [Daylight setting] or fashion photography [Bicolor], to give extra warmth to a model’s skin.

By adjusting the rear controller users can regulate light intensity as well as the mode, easily switching from Daylight to Bicolor featuring a built-in lens for optimal natural lighting, and also easily controlled through a dedicated Android and iOS app.

The new Lykos 2.0, 2 in 1 features Bluetooth connectivity, which allows operating through the Lykos app, suitable for both iOS and Android devices. It features a dual mount battery, enabling it to be charged using either Sony L-Type or Canon LP-E6.

Manfrotto Lykos 2.0

The new light is furnished with no less than 8 hot shoe mounts, which can
connect up to 4 Lykos 2.0 lights to create a full LED System for larger professional studio applications.

In addition, the new light is compatible with Manfrotto Softbox light diffusers and is provided with a diffuser to help create the desired light effect.

This ready-to-go lighting solution is available both as a single LED light, and also in a pro-lighting kit, which is made up from three Lykos 2.0, 2 in 1 LED lights, three Nano Photo Stands, two Softboxes, all included in a highly-resistant and specially designed Manfrotto Pro Light Reloader Tough-55 photographic roller bag, with dedicated shock-absorbing foam for ultra-protection.

Pricing and availability

The new Lykos 2.0 will be available in November with a price tag of £259.95 RRP. The Lykos 2.0 kit will be available at £1249.95.
Look out for our hands-on review of these new lights as we’re currently waiting for our review stock to arrive! Till then, head to the Manfrotto website for more info on products from the brand.

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Simon Skinner

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.