HIVE LIGHTING Launches Bee 50-C and the Hornet 200-C Omni-Color LEDs at NAB 2018

NAB 2018 starts on Monday, and we’ve already seen quite a few announcements such as and there are loads more to come on Monday, most of which I can’t tell you about just yet. In any case, I am glad to see more and more companies announce high-quality and more affordable LED lights in all shapes and sizes, enabling more of us to use better tools with which to a paint on our proverbial canvas. I am much more interested in LED lights and lighting overall than cameras, since I’d rather invest in my craft and improve my lighting skills by focusing on getting to know my tools better than argue over bit rates and codecs online, hence why this new announcement from Hive Lighting has me feeling slightly chuffed.

After successfully launching the popular Wasp 100-C last year at NAB 2017, Hive Lighting returns Las Vegas with two additions to their Omni-Colour LED product lines: the Bee 50-C and the Hornet 200-C. These new additions effectively “goldilocks” the previous Wasp 100-C, creating Hive’s “C-Series” of Omni-Colour LEDs, offering unparalleled colour control and versatility in a full-spectrum, colour-changing point source LED.

Both the Bee 50-C and the Hornet 200-C have the same groundbreaking Perfect S.H.O.T. colour controls offered on the Wasp 100-C. These controls give the user the ability to adjust the Saturation, Hue, Output, and colour Temperature of the lights, allowing for infinite colour combinations and complete lighting customization, so you can create the perfect shot every time.

Bee 50-C Highlights/Features

  • Omni-Color LED / 40W draw
  • 200-300W incandescent equivalent
  • Up to 98 CRI / 97 TLCI
  • 360° Hue Control
  • 0 – 100% Dimming & Sat Control
  • 1,650K – 8,000K Color Temperature
  • Manual, DMX, and Smartphone control
  • 100 – 240 V input via Universal Wall/Battery
  • 12 – 18 V input via XLR
  • 5” / 127mm Length
  • 4” / 100mm Diameter
  • 1.5 lbs. / 0.7 kg. Weight
  • Pricing:
    • $630 Open Face
    • $736 Par Reflector
    • $946 Adjustable Fresnel

The Bee 50-C and the Hornet 200-C also retain the unique form factor of the Wasp 100-C, including an adjustable yoke design and a 100mm body diameter. This diameter allows these lights to be combined with hundreds of existing photo accessories from various manufacturers including ProFoto, Chimera, Elinchrome and Westcott among others.

The Bee 50-C is a the more compact of the bunch with a 40W Omni-Colour LED and weighing in at just 1.5lbs while measuring 5” ( 125mm) long. The Bee-50 C is brighter than a 300W incandescent source and features multiple ¼-20 threaded mounting points, this allows for easy rigging to cameras, drones, stages, built sets, and practical locations. The small form factor, low power draw, and competitive pricing makes this light the most versatile and cost effective colour changing light source for travel and location production.


Hive Lighting Hornet 200-C

Hornet 200-C Features

  • Omni-Color LED / 150W draw
  • 700-1000W incandescent equivalent
  • Up to 98 CRI / 97 TLCI
  • 360° Hue Control
    0 – 100% Dimming & Saturation Control
  • 1,650K – 8,000K Color Temperature
  • Manual, DMX, and Smartphone control
  • 100 – 240 V input via Universal Wall/Battery
  • 24 – 36 V input via XLR
  • 9” / 229mm Length
  • 4” / 100mm Diameter
  • 2.6 lbs. / 1.3 kg. Weight
  • Pricing:
    • $1788 Open Face
    • $2104 Par Spot / Fresnel

The Hornet 200-C is sightly larger with a 150W Omni-Color LED. Weighing in at just 2.6lbs and measuring 9” (225mm) long, it is brighter than a 1000W incandescent source. With 2.5x the output of the original Wasp 100-C, this is the brightest single point source colour changing LED on the market.

Among other accessories, Hive Lighting offers a Par Reflector and Adjustable Fresnel for the Hornet 200-C, both fully compatible with a wide variety of classic light modifiers from “soft boxes” for video production, to “beauty dishes” for photographic applications. The Hornet 200-C offers a light source that is bright enough to be used for both still and moving image production, while taking full advantage of any photographer’s existing equipment.

Hive’s Perfect S.H.O.T. control system on the all LED products allows you to create the perfect lighting for any shot by adjusting Saturation/Hue/Output/Colour Temp allowing you to create millions of colour combinations to customize lighting for any production scenario. Perfect S.H.O.T. can be accessed on the fixture itself via controls on the back, or remotely via DMX or the free Hive smartphone app.

For more info head over to Hive Lighting.

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