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Optimized for portability and graced with a unique vintage styling, the Avant Bi-Color LED Light Creator Kit from Hobolite includes a compact, yet powerful light that produces a bright and even burst of illumination. Designed for image makers on the go, the light packs a bi-color punch, color accuracy, and smooth dimming. Quickly adjust brightness and color temperature settings with a full color LCD screen and knurled knobs. Control is also possible via app and NFC tap to quickly connect your hobolites.
I already had a Creator Avant Kit and a Creator mini Kit. A new Avant Kit joins them.
Having already used other brands, this is, for me, the best lighting kit available. As well as its performance despite its low 100w, I'm delighted with the range of accessories and its portability.
What's more, the system comes in a superb, very sturdy carrying case.
Economical, efficient and beautiful.
What do I like about Hobolite? Well pretty much everything, I am a very practical photographer who works on film sets and I am drawn to the beauty of constant light, I love searching for beautiful pockets and layers around a subject and Hobolite being a constant light source ticks every box for me in that journey of bringing an image to life.
So lets start with functionality, i'm not the most technologically minded photographer so picking up a piece of photographic equipment and to be able to figure my way around it as quick as my Nikons is imperative.
I turned on my Hobolites and instantly I knew where the settings would be.
Everything is laid out right in front of you and without there being a massive menu system with sub menus of things you will never use.
Straight up, power, colour temp and effects.
When I was told about the app to control them, at first I was like, nah I only need the removable mag screen from the Pro or the the control screens on the Avant and mini.
I had a few minutes before heading to set and I thought well lets see how easy they are to pair.
I couldn't believe how quick and I ended up pairing 4 heads in less than 5 minutes.
Everything about the Hobolite makes perfect sense.
Then of course theres the build, Oh my these are even more beautiful and well engineered than the web page makes them look.
You hold them in your hand and to be honest you just want to keep holding them, you don't want to let them go!
I feel like I have a beautiful 6 x 4x5 camera in my hands.
Seriously you will never find a more beautiful light anywhere, so beautiful my bet is we will see loads of shoots with Hobolites in the frame.
The build of the modifiers and stands are again absolutely stunning, there is nothing that wasn't thought about when the design team got to work on these.
5 stars for me in, in fact in my 30 years as a photographer I have never been so excited about a product!
I have tried a bunch of different different lights for photography and video through the time and the Avant Light is by far the best i have tried! It is extremely powerfull but compact and i love the fact that it comes with a powerbank so you can bring it anywhere! It is of top quality and the leather on the light feels very exclusive. I have nothing bad to say about it. I would recommend this light to everyone who is serious about photography/video, it is a great investment!
As a person in the photography industry I have seen many types of lighting and this brand is the first to really capture the artistry in the light as well as how they work in a set. Such a gorgeous product I recommend 100% And will continue representing their lights for years to come! Just plain and simple these are worth it!