IS3c LED Light

LED softlight and color-adjustable backdrop wash


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.


  • 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


  • 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


Size15″ x 12.6″ x 4.6″ [382mm x 319mm x 97mm]
Weight13 lbs [5.8Kg]
MountingYoke Mount, Optional Kino Flo Style Center Ball Mount
Power Requirement48V DC
Power Consumption220W max. [4.6A @ 48V]
Power Input PlugAmphenol 97-3106A-12S-3S
AC Power Supply100 – 240V AC, 50/60Hz
Wireless Frequency2.45 GHz
Wireless Channels10, User Selectable
Beam Angle95oCenter, 115o Total
Dimming0 – 100% [minimal color shift]
Color TemperatureVariable 2500K – 10000K
Presets2 user-defined in White mode; 2 user-defined in Color mode
LED Life100,000 Hours min. before Recommended Factory Re-Calibration
ComplianceRoHS, FCC
DMX Channels11 (See DMX tab above for more detail)

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  • IS3c LED Light Kit
    IS3c LED Light Kit
  • IS3c LED Light
    IS3c LED Light
  • IS3c Stand Yoke Mount
    IS3c Stand Yoke Mount
  • IS3c Chimera Softbox
    IS3c Chimera Softbox
  • IS3c Egg Crate (50 deg)
    IS3c Egg Crate (50 deg)
  • IS3 Worldwide AC Adpater
    IS3 Worldwide AC Adpater
  • Worldwide AC Adapter Bag
    Worldwide AC Adapter Bag
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.


DISTANCE:3.3 FT [1M]6.6 FT [2M]16.4 FT[5M]
IS3 LED Light:160 fc48 fc18 fc


DISTANCE:3.3 FT [1M]6.6 FT [2M]16.4 FT [5M]
IS3 LED Light:1722 lux517 lux194 lux

IS3 LED Light DMX Assignments

1ModeOFF= 0 – 33%;COLOR = 34 – 66%; WHITE = 67 – 100%
2Brightness0 – 100%
3Color 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)
5Color Hue0% = Red; 17% = Amber; 33% = Green;66% = Blue; 100% = Red
6Color Saturation0% = No Saturation (White Light);100% = Full Saturation
8Brightness- Fine100% adds ~0.4% to Brightness
9Color Temperature- Fine100% adds ~30K to Color Temperature
10Color Hue- Fine100% adds ~0.4% to Hue
11Color Saturation- Fine100% adds ~0.4% to Saturation

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