Award-winning photographer Sal Cincotta of Shutter Magazine discusses the Westcott Skylux LED in this video review. The Skylux was named Shutter Magazine’s Editor’s Choice for Continuous Lighting in 2013:
As photographers, we are constantly experimenting with different light sources, all in the pursuit of creating something unique for our clients. For the past 12 months, I’ve been playing with continuous light sources. The challenge for me is that the more powerful units are also ridiculously bulky and clumsy, and offer limited light modifiers.
Enter the Westcott Skylux LED: light, well-built and with amazing light quality. I’m always talking up portability. I don’t want to be that guy on photo shoots lugging around 18 bags of equipment. I want to be in and out quickly, but the equipment also has to perform.
The Skylux is a great unit for both video and portrait work. One light, many purposes: Now that’s economical! If you have never used a continuous light source for portraits, get ready to be impressed. It’s WYSIWYG: no guessing, shooting, testing, adjusting. Get set up, and you can see exactly what is happening with the light. Best of all, it’s daylight balanced and completely dimmable—incredibly practical when you use this in conjunction with natural light in your studio or on location.
Last but not least, the Skylux mounts to nearly any light modifier: umbrellas, softboxes, grids, snoots, barn doors, etc. You can’t go wrong with Westcott, which has a proven track record of delivering high-quality products.
The Skylux is the first daylight-balanced studio LED with a CRI Rating of 94+ that allows photographers to utilize their favorite modifiers with the addition of a single Bowens Mount Speedring. The Skylux emits pristine 5600K continuous output and includes a built-in diffusion panel allowing photographers to shoot without adding a modifier. Photographers can also control the output of this continuous LED from 30% to 100% with the rear seamless control dial.
Westcott Lighting Gear in Action