IS3c LED Light

LED softlight and color-adjustable backdrop wash

IS3c

Soft light. Hard to resist.

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The IS3c combines Zylight’s unmatched color-mixing technology and high-quality construction to meet the demands of location and studio professionals who require an extremely bright and wide soft source, while offering all of the innovative features for which Zylight is renowned: Fully dimmable with minimal color shift, adjustable color temperature and color correction, unlimited color control, integrated ZyLink ™ wireless control, and rugged construction for years of reliable service.

Field or Studio Ready

All functionality of the Zylight IS3c can be controlled via DMX through industry standard XLR connectors, or remotely via the built-in ZyLink ™ wireless link. A USB port is included for field upgradeability and the built-in carry handle and shock absorption ensures rock-solid portability. At 18” x 11” x 2” the Zylight IS3c can be powered by either AC or rechargeable battery.

Tricky on-location lighting situations are quickly mastered with the IS3c’s  adjustable 2500K-10000K color temperature and variable ±GREEN color correction. The easy to use built-in controls and sunlight-readable digital displays make set-up fast, with user-defined presets for storing your favorite settings.

The IS3c’s advanced four-color mixing ensures excellent skin tones and rich, accurate color rendition. And the IS3c’s wide 90° spread means the IS3c is up to the task for shooting with wide angle lenses or in 16×9 format.

Integrated Wireless Control

Built-in ZyLink™ technology allows you to wirelessly link together multiple Zylights to create a soft LED source as large as you need. Zylights that are linked together act in concert as if they were one unified LED source, with adjustments made on one light changing all lights in the group.

All IS3c lights now ship with a Chimera softbox included.

Features

  • Variable Color Temperature
  • Variable Color Correction + – GREEN
  • Full Color Output with Hue and Saturation Control
  • Precise OLED Readout with Rear Control
  • Fully Dimmable 0 – 100%
  • RGBA Color Mixing with Long Life LED’s
  • DMX or Wireless ZyLink Operation
  • Optional Softbox & Egg Crate Available
  • Made Production Tough in the USA

Benefits

  • No Gels to Buy or Carry
  • No Spare bulbs to Buy or Carry
  • Low Maintenance Cost and Downtime
  • Low Power Draw
  • Extremely Versatile Light
  • Quick Set Up Reduces OT

Specifications

Size 18.5″ x 10.75″ x 1.9″
Weight 13 lbs [5.8Kg]
Mounting Yoke Mount, Optional Kino Flo Style Center Ball Mount
Power Requirement 48V DC
Power Consumption 220W max. [4.6A @ 48V]
Power Input Plug Amphenol 97-3106A-12S-3S
AC Power Supply 100 – 240V AC, 50/60Hz
Wireless Frequency 2.45 GHz
Wireless Channels 10, User Selectable
Beam Angle 95oCenter, 115o Total
Dimming 0 – 100% [minimal color shift]
Color Temperature Variable 2500K – 10000K
Presets 2 user-defined in White mode; 2 user-defined in Color mode
LED Life 50,000 Hours min. before Recommended Factory Re-Calibration
Compliance RoHS, FCC
DMX Channels 11 (See DMX tab above for more detail)
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  • IS3c LED Light Kit
    IS3c LED Light Kit
    #26-01031. Includes: IS3 LED Light, Yoke Mount, IS3 Chimera Softbox, Worldwide Ac Adpater, Antenna, User Guide m4s0n501
  • IS3 LED Light
    IS3 LED Light
    #26-01013. IS3 Includes: IS3 Light Head, Yoke Mount, Worldwide AC Adapter, Antenna, User Guide m4s0n501
  • IS3c Stand Yoke Mount
    IS3c Stand Yoke Mount
    #26-02006. Easily position your IS3 with this replacement Yoke Mount. 5/8” female stand mount for hangers or stands. m4s0n501
  • IS3c Chimera Softbox
    IS3c Chimera Softbox
    #26-02023. The Zylight Soft Box for IS3 LED Light mounts directly onto the IS3, providing smooth window-like catch lights and a soft, flattering wrap-around quality of light. With two interchangeable diffusers, the IS3 Soft Box channels light where you want it and controls spill, keeping it off of areas that you don’t. Includes: Softbox, (2) […]
  • IS3c Egg Crate (50 deg)
    IS3c Egg Crate (50 deg)
    #19-02024. The soft and flexible Zylight Egg Crate for the IS3 LED Light blocks and controls off-axis-soft-light, while permitting maximum light output to the focused area. This allows you to create separation and depth, eliminate spill/flare and reduce near-to-far light value variations. m4s0n501
  • IS3 Worldwide AC Adpater
    IS3 Worldwide AC Adpater
    #26-02005. Power your IS3 anywhere in the world through any AC wall outlet. m4s0n501
  • IS3 Mount w/Baby Reciever
    IS3 Mount w/Baby Reciever
    #19-02021. Kino-style mounting plate for the IS3. Short size, twist on mount with 5/8” (16mm) baby receiver. Built in ratchet handle for tightening m4s0n501
  • Worldwide AC Adapter Bag
    Worldwide AC Adapter Bag
    #19-02042. This Carrying Bag from Zylight is a mesh nylon bag for the IS3 and F8 worldwide AC adapters. It has a drawstring with a cord lock, as well as a buckle fastener to attach the bag to other gear or stand. m4s0n501
  • Antenna
    Antenna
    #13-14001. Replacement ZyLink wireless network antenna m4s0n501
  • AC Plug Adapter- UK
    AC Plug Adapter- UK
    #19-02012 m4s0n501
  • AC Plug Adapter-Europe
    AC Plug Adapter-Europe
    #19-02023 m4s0n501
  • AC Plug Adapter-Australia
    AC Plug Adapter-Australia
    #19-02010 m4s0n501
Yes! The IS3 uses an RGBA (red, green, blue, amber) LED engine to make different colors and color temperatures. Mixing these four colors allows for a greater depth when choosing colors and very accurate color temperatures.
It’s tough to measure an LED light against any bulbed instrument because of the way the light is generated and projected. If our backs are against the wall we would say the IS3 is equivalent to a Kino Flo Diva 400 with a piece of Opal attached to the front. Soft and punchy. Please see our photometrics page for more detail.
Simply turn the color temperature dial on the rear of the IS3 and you will see the Kelvin temperature readout directly above it. Color temperature is adjustable in very small and precise 1k increments.
Yes! The IS3 has the ability to add or subtract Green color correction. Located next to the Color Temperature control, the Color Correction dial is on the rear of the instrument and readout is given just above the dial. Color correction is available in a 10 step adjustable range in either direction.
Yes. The IS3 has two preset buttons on the rear of the instrument to store your settings. When you have found your favorite color or color temperature, just press and hold the appropriate Preset button until the readout says “saved”. All of the settings are stored until you store additional settings over them.
The IS3 includes a Yoke Mount with a 5/8″ female receptacle on the bottom for mounting directly to light stands, grid clamps, or C-stands. A compatible Kino Flo mounting bracket is built into the rear of the IS3 for Kino lollipop mounts which are available separately.
The IS3 now ships with a chimera soft box for controlling light spill and eliminating multiple shadows. More accessories are available – see our IS3 Accessory page for more information.
The IS3 is built from machined aluminum and is tough as nails. Unlike other LED lights made from cheap plastic, The IS3 can withstand a fair drop from a stand. We would worry about a dent in the floor more than the IS3 breaking.
Please see our photometrics page for more detail.
No. Conventional color temperature meters cannot read a full spectrum RGBA LED light such as the IS3. There are RGB type color temperature meters available from meter manufacturers.
The IS3 draws 48v and can only be powered from its ac power supply. In the field, the IS3 would need a generator, or car inverter to be remotely powered.
The IS3 can be controlled by both our wireless Remote and through standard DMX 512A 5 pin XLR jacks on the bottom of the instrument. Please see the DMX page for its DMX channel map.
Zylight has many dealers worldwide. Please see our dealer page to locate one near you.
The IS3c comes with a one year warranty. Service may be obtained from your local dealer or from Zylight. Please see our support page for more information
The IS3 LED light is made in the USA.
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Footcandles:

DISTANCE: 3.3 FT [1M] 6.6 FT [2M] 16.4 FT[5M]
IS3 LED Light: 160 fc 48 fc 18 fc

Lux:

DISTANCE: 3.3 FT [1M] 6.6 FT [2M] 16.4 FT [5M]
IS3 LED Light: 1722 lux 517 lux 194 lux

IS3 LED Light DMX Assignments

CHANNEL FUNCTION VALUES
1 Mode OFF= 0 – 33%;COLOR = 34 – 66%; WHITE = 67 – 100%
2 Brightness 0 – 100%
3 Color Temperature (White Mode) 0% = 2500K; 100% = 15000K (Each 1% ? 125K)
4 +- GREEN (White Mode) 0% = -10.0 (max. Magenta);50% = 0.0 (Neutral); 100% = +10.0 (max. Green)
5 Color Hue 0% = Red; 17% = Amber; 33% = Green;66% = Blue; 100% = Red
6 Color Saturation 0% = No Saturation (White Light);100% = Full Saturation
7 [Reserved] [Reserved]
8 Brightness- Fine 100% adds ~0.4% to Brightness
9 Color Temperature- Fine 100% adds ~30K to Color Temperature
10 Color Hue- Fine 100% adds ~0.4% to Hue
11 Color Saturation- Fine 100% adds ~0.4% to Saturation

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