IS3/c LED Light

LED softlight and color-adjustable backdrop wash

Soft light. Hard to resist.

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The IS3/c 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 IS3/c 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 IS3/c can be powered by either AC or rechargeable battery.

Tricky on-location lighting situations are quickly mastered with the IS3/c’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.

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The IS3/c’s advanced four-color mixing ensures excellent skin tones and rich, accurate color rendition. And the IS3c’s wide 90° spread means the IS3/c 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.

Available in White


The IS3 is also available in white molded aircraft grade aluminum for houses of worship or architectural installations where fixtures are better left unseen!

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



Size 18.5″ x 10.75″ x 1.9″ [470mm x 273mm x 48mm]
Weight 11lbs [4.9Kg]
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, 120o 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 100,000 Hours min. before Recommended Factory Re-Calibration
Compliance RoHS, FCC
DMX Channels 11

Lights & Kits:
IS3 LED Light
Includes: IS3 Light Head, Yoke Mount, Worldwide AC Adapter, Antenna, User Guide

IS3c LED Light Kit
Includes: IS3 Light Head, Yoke Mount, IS3 Chimera Soft box, Worldwide AC Adapter, Antenna, User Guide

Includes: WHITE IS3 Light Head, Yoke Mount, Worldwide AC Adapter, Antenna, User Guide

26-02006   IS3c Stand Yoke Mount (replacement)
26-02004   IS3c Pole Yoke Mount
19-02021   IS3 Mount w/ Baby Receiver Kino style mounting plate
26-02023   IS3 Chimera Soft Box Includes: Soft box, (2) Diffusers
19-02024   IS3 Egg Crate (50 deg) Fits on face of IS3 Chimera Soft box
26-02029   IS3 DoP Soft box Kit Includes: Soft box, (2) Diffusers
19-02035   IS3 DoP Snapgrid (40 deg) Fits on face of IS3 DoP Soft box
26-02005   IS3 Worldwide AC Adapter (replacement)
26-02007   IS3 Worldwide AC Adapter- Europe Includes AC Power Adapter and EU Power Cord
19-02042   Worldwide AC Adapter Bag Mesh bag to hold F8 power adapter off of light stand
19-02045   IS3/c Travel Case Soft sided travel case to protect the IS3/c and accessories
19-02046   F8/IS3 Case Strap Optional shoulder strap for travel cases
13-14001   Antenna Replacement ZyLink wireless antenna

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.



IS3 Photometrics

IS3 LED Light DMX Assignments

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
Customer Quotes
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Jim F. Z90 LED Light
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