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Rotolight NEO 3 and Rotolight AEOS 2 Go Live via Kickstarter

- 3 years ago

Rotolight, the award-winning British LED lighting company, has this very evening, revealed its next-generation LED lighting products; the Rotolight NEO 3 and AEOS 2. Combining ‘shoot what you see’ benefits of continuous light, with a world-first High-Speed Sync RGBWW flash, providing creative image makers with unbound creative possibilities.

Rotolight NEO 3 and AEOS 2

Rotolight NEO 3

This new LED is described in Rotolight’s PR as a ‘pocket-sized powerhouse’. Rotolight claims that NEO 3 is the brightest on-camera LED ever built, with ‘unrivalled power and industry-first innovations’ that are all packed into a compact and portable frame. You can pick this up as a single light, a three-light kit and with a new, native, high-performance, rechargeable lithium battery. 

Rotolight NEO 3
The Rotolight NEO 3 arrives as the brightest, on-camera LED by far.

Rotolight AEOS 2

Meanwhile, the Rotolight AEOS 2 arrives as the thinnest and lightest 1 x 1 panel ever made. Its lightweight, the ultra-thin design comes in at a staggering sub-1.4kg.

Both of Rotolight’s new lights allow photographers a high-speed sync flash, [HSS] in any one of 16.7 million colours or 2,500 digital filters, with zero recycle time.

Rotolight AEOS 2
The Rotolight AEOS 2 is the thinnest and lightest 1 x 1 panel ever made.


The Rotolight NEO 3 and AEOS 2 give swift access to key features, allowing users to recall prefered settings with a new full-colour 2-inch touchscreen display.

Rotolight Display
The Rotolight iOS and Android app brings a level of control and possibility never seen before.

Rotolight iOS & Android App

With an all-new Rotolight iOS and Android native mobile application, users can easily switch between lighting modes to remotely adjust colour, power, SFX and more. Create custom groups and projects on up to 20 lights simultaneously; right from the palm of your hand.

Rotolight Mobile Application
The Rotolight iOS and Android app bring a level of control and possibility never seen before.

Smartsoft Box™

Transition from a beautiful soft light to a harder output source at a moment’s notice with the world’s first intelligent softbox designed for AEOS 2: SmartSoft Box™. This clever new device, which we don’t have too much information on right now, electronically adjust light diffusion, focus and spread without the need for gels via the touchscreen display or even the Rotolight app.  

Rotolight Universal Speedring Adaptor

A new Rotolight Universal Speedring adaptor is also being promised, which will be great news for many photographers with lots of old light modifiers and should unlock Bowens-mount modifiers for the Rotolight NEO & AEOS range.

“The NEO 3 and AEOS 2 are a huge leap forward in lighting technology, and we’re extremely excited about launching on the Kickstarter platform to bring these state-of-the-art products to more people than ever before,” says Rotolight CEO, Rod Aaron Gammons. “For new users, this is a fantastic opportunity to join the Rotolight family, while for our existing customers it’s our chance to say thank you for a decade of support with an exclusive opportunity to be the first in the world to own these revolutionary products.”  The NEO 3 and AEOS 2, are available now exclusively on Kickstarter until November 16th, and will ship from March 2022. View the early bird offers and back the campaign now at Kickstarter.

These two exciting products are available now for pre-order exclusively through Rotolight’s Kickstarter campaign, which will run through until November 16th, 2021. 

It seems clear to us, here at PhotoBite Towers, that Rotolight is not messing around with these new additions to the range. Just look at the comparisons to competitor brands below, [no slouches in their own right] and we think you’ll see what we mean. First up:

Rotolight NEO 3

Rotolight NEO 3 Comparison 2
Rotolight NEO 3 Comparison 3
Rotolight NEO 3 Comparison 1

And the AEOS 2

Rotolight AEOS 2 Comparison 2
Rotolight AEOS 2 Comparison 3
Rotolight AEOS 2 Comparison 1

With regards to pricing, head to the official Rotolight Kickstarter campaign page and you’ll find information on all products, accessories, bundles and much, much more as the campaign develops through its 35 days. Expect more goodies to be added, more detail and don’t forget those sweet early-bird discounts!


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Read Rotolight NEO 3 and Rotolight AEOS 2 Go Live via Kickstarter

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.