SKU: GC52-NNFC500C

Nanlite FC-500C Full Colour RGB LED Spotlight

Nanlite FC-500C Full Colour RGB LED Spotlight

The Nanlite FC-500C is an RGBW LED spotlight that provides a significant amount of light output in 36,000 colours and a wide CCT range of 2700K-7500K. A power supply is included to run on a standard AC outlet, and the separately available FC PowerController allows you to operate the light from V-Mount batteries in the field. FC-500C has easy-to-use onboard controls, Bluetooth control via the free NANLINK app for iOS and Android, 2.4G for more wireless control options, and a locking, metal DMX/RDM port for advanced control.

The FC-500C produces 57050 lux (5300 fc) at 1-metre with the included reflector. You can easily adjust the dimming from 0 to 100% in 0.1% increments, and the high SSI ratings of 84 (3200K) and 71 (5600K), and CRI of 95 and TLCI of 94 ensure your colours will always be accurate. It has green-to-magenta adjustment of +/- 150 to seamlessly blend with other lights. The included power supply has a strap to hang on a light stand, and a quick-release plate is provided for using the separately available ASCPQRFZ clamp. A wide range of light modifiers are compatible with its standard Bowens Mount, and an integrated umbrella mount provides more light-shaping options. The FC-500C is powerful, colourful, versatile, accurate, easy to use, and always ready to travel in the included hard-foam case.

500 Watts of Colour

The FC-500C is the brightest Nanlite light with RGB colour. Either used solo, or with other Nanlite lights, or with light shaping tools such as the PJ-BM Projection Attachment (sold separately) for making textures and sculpting light, the FC-500C opens up new creative options.

Travel Case

A crushproof, shockproof, carry case is included, so you can safely travel and store the FC-500C when not in use. The FC-500C is mains-powered but you can also use V-Mount batteries for on location shoots using the separately available FC PowerController.

Accurate Colour

The colour LEDS on FC-500C make more features possible, like 151 gel presets, HSI Mode, and RGBW Mode where you control red, green, blue, and white separately. You can have confidence in the colour accuracy of the FC-500C with SSI ratings of 84 (3200K) and 71 (5600K), CRI of 95 and TLCI of 94, and TM-30 of Rf Average 92 and Rg Average 100.

Ease of Use

With a 2-inch screen and easy-to-master controls, the FC-500C helps you create professional-looking results quickly. Pressing the right knob jumps between popular colour temperatures or hues, and pressing the left knob instantly drops outut to 0.0% and pressing again brings you back to your previous brightness setting. Bluetooth lets you control the FC-500C with your phone or tablet.

Advanced Details

Rapidly adjust the angle of the beam with its 360° rotating yoke and single-sided, stepless lock. Smart fan modes give you total control over on-set sound. It has 15 built-in special effects, plus you can make your own and save them as presets in the app. A USB port allows future firmware updates so new features can be added, and can also power external DMX receivers (sold separately).

Quality Throughout

Like all Nanlite products, the FC-500C is built to high standardssuch as the glass-protected light source, that make a big difference in long-term reliability. The built-in 2.4G lets you use the WS-RC-C2 Handheld Remote when you'd rather not use your phone to control, and the WS-TB-1 Transmitter Box lets you control larger setups (both sold separately).

Designed and Made at Nanlite

One important distinction that makes Nanlite stand out is that Nanlite design, build, and test every single light in their own facility. This gives Nanlite the best possible control over Quality Assurance. Nanlite even make the cardboard boxes their lights come in because they weren't satisfied with the quality of the available options. Nanlite is a family-owned business that incorporates environmentally friendly practices, and the whole team are passionate about image making and creativity.

The FC-500C is a high-output, full-colour spotlight with a rated power of 520W. It combines the creative potential of colour with the light-shaping capabilities of a point source. It easily forms a powerful beam when used with reflectors and lenses, or a beautiful soft source with ample output when used with a softbox. It also has advanced features like colour modes and Green/Magenta shift for precise matching with other light sources. The FC-500C's unique combination of features makes high-output colour lighting attainable for a wide range of users, whether they be content creators, photographers or production teams.

The FC-500C utilises Nanlite's high power-ratio RGBW full-colour LED. This makes the light as powerful as possible so it can deliver remarkable output in both white light and colour modes. Coupled with the company's advanced optical light mixing technology, it ensures an even beam and excellent performance.

The FC-500C is designed with a distinctive contrasting grey/black body and Nanlite blue accents. It is a stylish, practical and lightweight addition to any set. The light comprises a lamp head with integrated controls and clear display, plus a separate AC power supply. The head weighs in at just 3.91 kg, making the FC-500C easier to transport and simple to to use as a overhead light. No longer do users have to choose between lightweight or output - with the FC-500C they can have it all.

Wide CCT Range

Using Nanlite's specially developed colour mixing technology the FC-500C offers a wide colour temperature range from 2700K-7500K and ±150 Green/Magenta adjustments. This enables easy fine-tuning of colour output to match the time of day or different light sources as required.

Multiple Modes for Efficient Operations

The FC-500C has five built-in lighting modes, offering almost limitless possibilities for lighting. All modes can be easily controlled through the intuitive user interface on the head, or via the NANLINK app. Users can effortlessly achieve the perfect lighting for their shoots by quickly adjusting colour and effects at will.

Multiple Control Options

Adjusting and controlling the FC-500C is simple, yet highly flexible. All parameters can be accessed using the built-in control directly on the fixture body. The light also offers alternative wired and wireless control options, perfect for when the lamp head is inaccessible, or control of multiple lights is required in more complex scenarios.

On-board Control

The FC-500C has an elegantly designed two knob and two button control layout, combined with a bright, clear display to make setup straightforward.

FC PowerController

The FC-500C can be connected to the optional FC PowerController for wired control at up to 3m/9.84ft away from the light. The display is duplicated on the controller allowing users to quickly and accurately set options.

Wireless Remote Controller

The FC-500C features a built-in 2.4G module, enabling quick and easy remote adjustments of basic settings via the wireless remote controller.

NANLINK APP 2.0 Control

The fully upgraded NANLINK 2.0 delivers complete and intuitive touchscreen control for the FS-500C using a tablet or smartphone, greatly enhancing flexibility and usability.

DMX/RDM Control

For more complex lighting setups the FC-500C is engineered with a DMX port. It can be connected to a DMX console via the DMX adapter cable with a 3.5mm connector, ensuring reliable control for multiple light fixtures.

Efficient Cooling

The FC-500C features a larger 11cm diameter fan that allows for efficient cooling at lower speeds.

To minimise noise, it has four fan modes (Smart / High Speed / Low Speed / Off I that allow the user to balance lighting and audio recording requirements. In Smart mode, the fan automatically adjusts its speed based on the ambient temperature, allowing for 100% power output while limiting the noise level to around 29 dBA. making it suitable for professional projects.

In Smart mode or Full Speed mode, the maximum output is 100%.

In Low Speed mode, the maximum output is 50%.

In Off mode, the maximum output is 8%.

Flexible Power Supply

The FC-500C supports DC 48V input and can be powered either by the included power adapter or the external batteries (sold separately). When used with the FC PowerController, the FC-500C can be powered by one or two 14.4-14.8V/26V batteries, providing freedom of movement without the restrictions of needing AC power. This setup also ensures that lighting remains ongoing in outdoor or other environments without power access.

Firmware Update

The FC-500C fixture body is equipped with a USB port for firmware update via a USB drive, unlocking constantly enhanced performance.

Key Features:

500W of Colour

Runs on AC or Battery

Green Magenta Trim to Match Other Lights

What's in the Box:

Nanlite FC-500C Full Colour RGB LED Spotlight

Power Supply

Reflector

Quick Release Clamp

AC Power Cable 6M

DC Connection Cable 3M

User Manual

Carry Case

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Product Overview

Nanlite FC-500C Full Colour RGB LED Spotlight

The Nanlite FC-500C is an RGBW LED spotlight that provides a significant amount of light output in 36,000 colours and a wide CCT range of 2700K-7500K. A power supply is included to run on a standard AC outlet, and the separately available FC PowerController allows you to operate the light from V-Mount batteries in the field. FC-500C has easy-to-use onboard controls, Bluetooth control via the free NANLINK app for iOS and Android, 2.4G for more wireless control options, and a locking, metal DMX/RDM port for advanced control.

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