Nanlite expands their LED tube light line with the second-generation PavoTube II 15C RGB LED Tube Light, featuring an improved easy-to-use fixture with a brighter output compared to the original PavoTube 15C. At over 423 lux at 3.3′ (5600K), the PavoTube II 15C delivers exceptional color accuracy with a wider color temperature range from 2700 to 7500K, as shown by its CRI and TLCI scores of 97 and 98. Measuring 2′ in length, this versatile and lightweight tube light is ideal for filmmakers and content creators setting up lighting in the studio or on location. With 0 to 100% dimming and 15 preprogrammed special lighting effects, it can be used as key, fill, backlight, or for in-camera practical effects.
Multiple improvements include faster recharging via an included AC adapter or a USB-C port on the back of the fixture, seamless diffusion, green-magenta shift by +/- 150, Bluetooth and 2.4 GHz for wireless control, DMX/RDM capability, and smaller endcaps to minimize distractions on your frame. The PavoTube II 15C has a built-in rechargeable battery that will give you up to 2 hours of battery life at 100% brightness. The light also offers universal power capability via an included multi-voltage AC adapter or runs on optional external batteries. T12 compatible with a 1.9″ diameter, it has a clip equipped with two 1/4″-20 mounts, two steel safety wires for hanging, and a padded carry bag for storage and transport.
Developed for larger illumination areas, the PavoTube II 15C’s improved internal diffusion obscures the individual LED diodes to create a seamless light source that looks compelling in-frame as well as smoother on reflective surfaces when applied out-of-frame.
The PavoTube II 15C features a CRI of 97 and a TLCI of 98, meaning you can shoot with confidence knowing the color reproduction will be precise. For a more detailed perspective on color rendering, it also has TM-30 scores of RF 94 and RG 101. No matter how bright or dimmed, the light you see will remain accurate across any CCT. Besides color accuracy, the light is equipped with 15 preprogrammed customizable effects that can be saved as presets using the free NANLINK app.
In shooting situations where you need to match other light sources or achieve a specific look, it can be extremely helpful to adjust the green-to-magenta shift for color correction. With this PavoTube II 15C’s feature you can tweak the color by +/- 150 to get there.
AC Power & Battery Advancements
The light’s built-in battery recharges 1 hour and 10 minutes faster than previous generations. You can charge it using the USB-C port on the back of the fixture or connect it to the included AC adapter to the PavoTube II 15C’s endcap for continuous power. You also have the option of using D-tap batteries with the separately available CB-DT/DC cable.
- Up to 2 hours of battery life at 100% brightness
- Up to 4 hours at 50% brightness
- Up to 9.5 hours at 10% brightness
- Up to 14 hours at 1% brightness
Onboard, DMX & App Control
The PavoTube II 15C features a convenient OLED display and two onboard buttons and knobs for precise and easy local control, but the light can also be controlled remotely.
- You can fully control the light from your smartphone via Bluetooth with the free NANLINK app for iOS and Android
- Built-in 2.4 GHz allows use of the separately available WS-RC-C2 handheld remote or the WS-TB-1 transmitter box for larger setups
- Locking DMX/RDM ports facilitate advanced control and enables the PavoTube II 15C to be quickly adopted into any DMX controlled environment using the separately available CB-DMX-3.5C-1/2 adapter cable
Portable & Lightweight
Versatile and portable, the PavoTube II 15C is bright enough for multiple applications and compact enough for tight spaces or even to hide behind objects without getting to the frame. This 2′ long tube light weighs only 1.9 lb, which makes it a portable lighting solution.
Additional Benefits & Refinements
- The new design requires separately available fabric barndoors and grid accessories
- Lock button prevents accidental setting changes
- Front-facing power switch is recessed to avoid unwanted activation
- It can stand vertically with the separately available LSFLT12MII foldable floor stand
- USB port allows firmware updates