New CN600-SA LED Light Wireless Remote – Review

Rod from recently received the latest version of the CN-600-SA LED light panels and shares this review with us. I thought it would be much bigger, but it doesn't seem like there's too much a difference in size. Rod also sent in a few photos of the units earlier this week (seen below) [Thanks Rod].

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I've been very happy with my (original) set of 600s and 900 LED light panels and none have yet to fail me even though I don't pack them very well. The LED lights themselves are still in consistent use everyday at the studio. Though they aren't perfect in every way, the price is right and i'm seeing more and more people use these in their standard lighting kits. Prices have also been listed right now for about $100 dollars cheaper over at eBay (Click Here).

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12 thoughts on “New CN600-SA LED Light Wireless Remote – Review

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  2. I've been holding off on buying LEDs. I think these are gonna be my first. The rear panel seems to be plastic on the new ones. Is that the case for the older models?

  3. Rob S.

    I think three of these would be a far more flexible setup than two 900's. I hear that the older 600 and 900 have kind of a low CRI. But not an issue if you match all lights and custom white balance. Or gel them. Why do these companies even bother with the slide on tungsten panels? They always seem so far off the mark. I'd rather have a lower price and supply my own gels.

  4. Emm

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    @Devon - Many artificial lights including CFL bulbs cast a tint. You can balance in camera for it, or use the filters if you're trying to match with other lights.

  5. Emm

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    @Paul H - Sometimes the surge protector you plug into, or the AC wall outlet could cause flickering. I would have tested it on another power source just to make sure. If it was happening on all of your lights, I would assume it's from the power source.

  6. Paul H

    I got some 500 LED's from Amazon awhile back and ended up returning them because they flickered, this was while plugged into the wall. Was this because of an issue with the lights or possibly some power contamination?

  7. Devon

    I see that a Purple filter is included. Are the CN brand lights bad about color tint? I'd pull the trigger on three of these today if I knew it wasn't going to be a huge issue, but slapping on additional filters is going to cut the light output on these, which isn't massive to begin with.

  8. They already make LED lights with built in wireless receivers...and some which can be controlled from an iPhone or tablet.

    ...they cost $2800 however and aren't sold on eBay.

  9. Pundit

    WTF? That wireless receiver is just ridiculously huge. The size and the way it hangs off the back of the panel is a disaster waiting to happen. Wireless control will eventually become a standard feature with most lights. Give it 6 to 12 months and we'll start to see lights with the receivers built in.

  10. Joe Rodriguez

    I've been doing a lot of research on this. At $250 a piece, 3 of these equals 2 CN900's with 1800 LED total:

    PROS - Cheaper by $50 (best deal for 900 is $400 on ebay). The small form factor is better. If stored in Pelican 1650, plastic material shouldn't be a concern. Alibaba's sellers have a U bracket in order to put two lights (or more) on one stand. Think of Litepanels 2x2 fixture.

    CONS - You have three lights not two. Convenience of use. Bigger bag to store the 900's. FYI, Alibaba's sellers will rip you off on shipping but cost of U bracket is $8.

    Bottom line, brightness. Putting minus green + diffusion + (optional) CTO, will make me lean towards 900s. They have been more time in the market so they've been tested by many users, including the almighty solo-wheel-driving Emm.

    Thanks Rod for your review. I left out the wireless remote but it should work with both lights and obviously it's something you have to pay extra. Very cool though. I'm getting it.

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