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Kelvin Play

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A super light that fits in your pocket.

World’s first RGBACL panel light, the most powerful light that fits into your pocket, and anywhere on set, without compromising light quality. Your lighting companion that never leaves your side.

  • 10W full spectrum LED pocket light
  • Cantastoria™ RGBACL Six-Color Light Engine (patent pending)
  • CRI 98 | TLCI 99 | CQS 97 | SSI 85 @3200K | SSI 73 @5600K
  • 1700 K to 20000 K CCT
  • IP rating 65
  • Extra wide beam angle of 106° for more flexibility
  • Bluetooth, Kelvin Narrator App for iOS/Android
  • 2 x 1/4″-20 Female Thread Mounting
  • Kelvin MagTech™ for accessory (proprietary)
  • 2-Hour Runtime without charging
  • USB-C
  • Sturdy aluminium housing

All the technical specifications you need can be found down below.

 


 

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Technical specifications

Light Fixture

Light Engine
Cantastoria (RGBACL) Six-Color
Color Temperature
1,700 to 20,000 K ±100 K
Modes
CCT, HSI, RGB, GELS, EFFECTS, XY
Dimming
0-100% (continuous)
Display
1,3” TFT LCD
Housing Material
Aluminum
Number of LEDs
18 clusters of 6 LEDs, 108 LEDs in total
Expected Lamp Life
50 000 hours
Beam Angle
106°

Color Accuracy Standard

CRI 98 | TLCI 99 | CQS 97 | SSI 86 @3200K | SSI 74 @5600K
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Connectivity

USB
USB-C
Bluetooth
Bluetooth 5.2 with extended range

Mounting

Fixture Mount
2 x 1/4"-20 Female Thread and 2 x Magnetic Mount
Accessory Mount
Kelvin MagTech™ (proprietary)

Remote Operation

Control
Bluetooth, Kelvin Narrator App for iOS and Android
Wireless Operating Range Bluetooth
≤100m

Power

Battery Type
1 x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Polymer, 7.2 VDC, 2500 mAh, 18.5 Wh (Built-In), 2-Hour Runtime at Maximum Brightness
Power Source
Built-in battery charged via USB, or USB power input
Inputs / Outputs
1 x USB-C Power Input
Battery Charging
USB-C
DC Input Power
9 VDC, 12 VDC, 15 VDC
Included Cable
1 x USB-C to USB-C Cable for charging
Power Consumption
10 W (Maximum)
Operating Temperature
-4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C

Weight and Dimensions

Weight Light Fixture
0.375 kg / 0.827 lbs
Dimensions Light Fixture (L x W x D)
15.6 x 7.6 x 2.1cm / 6.14 x 2.99 x 0.82in

Packed in Cardboard

Weight
0.65kg / 1.43lbs
Dimensions (L x W x D)
19.4 x 11 x 3.8cm / 7.63 x 4.33 x 1.49in

Certifications

FCC, CE, UKCA, IC, ROHS, KC, NCC, PSE, BIS, UL
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IP Rating
65
Photometrics and Color Quality
What is in the box?
  • 1 x Kelvin Play Full Color Spectrum RGBACL LED Panel Light
  • USB Type-C Power Cable
  • 3 Years Keep Rolling Warranty™
  • Lifetime customer support

A light, more versatile than a swiss army knife.

The world’s first RGBACL panel light, the most powerful light that fits into your pocket, and anywhere on set, without compromising light quality. Your lighting companion that never leaves your side.

The first RGBACL Cinema panel light in the world​

Superb precision and ultimate light quality/output​.
Yes it’s portable. But the way we made it so small, yet with light quality of a big cinema light  – that’s what makes it truly special. With specs beyond imagination, and color accuracy in a league of its own. Because it’s the world’s first RGBACL panel light.

Power or Battery Life?

Beast
Mode



35% More Light Output: Experience extraordinary brightness that transforms any space or moment.

Eco
Mode



Up to 35% Extended Battery Life: Optimized energy consumption ensures reliability without compromise.

Your pocket sized super power with an ultra-wide beam angle.

Bring your light anywhere. Mount it on anything. Light the darkest, hardest to reach places on set with ease. Without compromising light quality, intuitive use and seamless integration of your lighting setup.

Get ready to explore a world of boundless creativity with the Play. Its expansive 106° beam angle opens doors to a multitude of lighting scenarios, giving you unmatched flexibility for your cinematic vision. From captivating studio setups to adventurous outdoor shoots on the go, the Play adapts effortlessly, becoming your go-to companion for a wide range of multi-use cases – all with the power of a single device.

The advantage
of RGBACL.

The Kelvin Play doesn’t use any white LEDs. Instead, we are mixing Red Green Blue Amber Cyan Lime LEDs to produce white light and any color you can imagine.

“The advantage RGBACL has over RGBWW is that it is capable of giving you a larger CCT range and it can produce more saturated colors with more output. RGBWW lights tend to struggle to create saturated colors like yellow and they don’t always have as much output when generating saturated colors. They can also have a large drop-off in output at different CCT settings.” 

Matthew Allard, multi-award-winning, ACS accredited freelance Director of Photography and Editor of Newsshooter.com​

Designed and built without compromise. (IP65)​

A massive light in a small package encased in solid aluminum.

Of course, our aluminium housing exceeds structural requirements, conducts heat better away from the light, and it is stronger than creaky plastic. One material as case, structure and finish removes complexity, yet adds strength and robustness without compromise.

Everything you could ever need, no distractions. Made to be handled hard. Harder, than a traditional tungsten work horse.

Almost unbreakable, yet highly recyclable.

Super light, in every way.

Uniquely mobile & flexible​.

Light your story from impossible angles, places.​ No mounts needed: Stick it to any magnetic surface.​ Pocket-sized, the Kelvin Play is a workhorse lighting tool, and an every day carry for cinematographers and content creators. ​

Made to run powered by its integrated battery, or plugged in via USB-C all day long.

Your lighting needs change, so your lighting kit adapts.

Combine, expand, connect and grow.

Our modular lighting system is built to suit your personal needs.

Whether it’s a big production with 20 Epos 600s linked with x amount of Epos 300s and Plays, or just a couple of Plays with an Epos 300 – it all works seamlessly together.

All the modes you need to light your story.

CCT, HSI, RGB, Gel effects and more.

Use colors and modes to create emotional stories through the language of light.

“You’ll never use another gel again.”

Designed for life on set, made to withstand it. Mind-blowing light accuracy and control. All, built into the light.

Access endless possibilities with your tool for creativity.

We added more than lines of code, to make this light shine in endless ways. Use the Kelvin Narrator App across your devices to control your light, access built-in lighting effects, presets and gels. Create stunning custom sequences from the comfort and convenience of your devices.

The Kelvin Narrator App adds tools for creating the lighting effect you want and need.

Endless possibilities. Thanks, math. 

Have and stay in control over the set without having to step away from the camera.

Make use of custom sequences without stepping away from your monitor or the camera.

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Made in Norway, engineered with passion.

Welcome to the world of next generation lighting.

This is going to change the way you work. Creative lighting at your fingertips. A lasting impact on the way we tell stories.

Kelvin, the all-in-one solution for creative lighting in cinema. We can’t wait to see how you use this light in ways we have never thought of.

The products are assembled by hand in the same building they are being designed and engineered in. It’s not a secret, it is our recipe for superior quality.

Life
time

Customer Support

3
Years

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For 180 Days

An award-winning lighting solution

The Play comes from a line of award-winning lights. The Play’s big brother, the Epos 300 won the reddot award 2023, the DOGA award for the design and the iF Gold Award 2023.

Powerful words from the Jury of the DOGA award:

“Good lighting is a key factor in all film production. 

There was a lot of joy and enthusiasm in the jury when we studied the Norwegian-made cinema light from Kelvin. 

The Kelvin Epos 300 is awarded the DOGA mark for design and architecture because it is a great, well-designed product that exudes precision and ease of use. We are pleased with the quality of the materials and that the lamp has been given an honest, rational expression with a clear identity. 

We also applaud the process behind it, where technology development has gone hand in hand with product and brand design. 

The light makes it easier to work creatively for all types of film productions – but it also acts as a design role model in its own right.”

A word from our engineers:

The construction of the optical elements ensure the exact wavelength mix for perfect light consistency.

Precise power control regulates the amount of light to an accuracy of 0,1%. Every light is built with a meticulous attention to detail to ensure it outperforms your expectations on set.

What this means:

We have the science covered so you have the best tool to be creative.

  1. 5/5

    Company review

    Epos 300, Great for on location shooting

    For me Kelvin Epos 300 is a game changer. I lit every scene of a whole 20min short film with it. It is a tool to work really cinematic with, because the lamp is very versatile and compact and most importantly, the light and color quality are exceptional. For me, an excellent idea are the quickly changeable magnetic attachment lenses. Great design and usability. I’m curious to see how the housings…
    For me Kelvin Epos 300 is a game changer. I lit every scene of a whole 20min short film with it. It is a tool to work really cinematic with, because the lamp is very versatile and compact and most importantly, the light and color quality are exceptional. For me, an excellent idea are the quickly changeable magnetic attachment lenses. Great design and usability. I’m curious to see how the housings and mechanical parts perform after a longer life on sets, because those are not always studios. And the lamps offer so many options for on location shooting that they should definitely be used there. A complete five stars plus an extra one for the incredibly good support
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    Mirko B. Peeck
  2. 5/5

    Company review

    Color delight with Epos300

    I used the Epos300 on a few different projects and was blown away with the way I could choose color to get the perfect background and fill to match the setting. Clients was also impressed that we could just the color that accurate without using HUE adjustments in post. My videographer also loved this of course. The lights look beautiful and feel sturdy enough to be run over by a truck and not ma…
    I used the Epos300 on a few different projects and was blown away with the way I could choose color to get the perfect background and fill to match the setting. Clients was also impressed that we could just the color that accurate without using HUE adjustments in post. My videographer also loved this of course. The lights look beautiful and feel sturdy enough to be run over by a truck and not make a dent.
    Read more
    Håkon Jørgensen
  3. 5/5

    Company review

    The Kelvin Light «Play» is my new TOP favorite thing!

    The Kelvin Light «Play» is my new secret weapon for professional lighting. I bought it online, and it’s been a game-changer. It’s super portable, fits in my pocket. The build quality is solid, and the app makes it super easy to control and I couldn’t be happier with my purchase. This incredible little device has revolutionized the way I approach lighting for my creative projects. Play is someth…
    The Kelvin Light «Play» is my new secret weapon for professional lighting. I bought it online, and it’s been a game-changer. It’s super portable, fits in my pocket. The build quality is solid, and the app makes it super easy to control and I couldn’t be happier with my purchase. This incredible little device has revolutionized the way I approach lighting for my creative projects. Play is something truly special! Huge thanks to customer service for their protectional support, advices, help and tips. The whole communication process was smooth and simple yet very effective! Wish you good luck with all your projects!
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    IULIIA FURMAN
  4. 5/5

    Company review

    Using Epos 300 for photography

    I had the pleasure of using two Epos 300 lights for a photo project. This was a complicated shoot, with multiple lighting scenarios to match the different outfits, and we had a short amount of time to complete the full shoot. Looking past the good-looking design and quality of the lights themselves – what stood out features to me was the quality of light – especially when shooting high-saturatio…
    I had the pleasure of using two Epos 300 lights for a photo project. This was a complicated shoot, with multiple lighting scenarios to match the different outfits, and we had a short amount of time to complete the full shoot. Looking past the good-looking design and quality of the lights themselves – what stood out features to me was the quality of light – especially when shooting high-saturation coloured light. Rich, deeply saturated colours, from a system that behaved in such a way that it let me focus on creating, not having to deal with complex technical trickery. Their app was easy to use and I love not having to create an account and sign-in to be able to adjust lights. I could quickly jump from light to light and make adjustments. Overall impression: It is the best light quality I have seen from any LED lights.
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    Kai Simon Fredriksen
  5. 5/5

    Company review

    Play preorder upgraded to Play Pro.

    I requested to upgrade my original Play order to a Play Pro. I reached out and Casper came back with a coupon code to make everything easy for me to upgrade, so that made this transaction very easy. I wish SNAPBAG products were a little cheaper, but I understand why they cost what they do for the quality that you get.
    Brad Fogle
  6. 5/5

    Company review

    Quality product and great customer service

    Quality product and great customer service. Very speedy replies with amazingly friendly staff which will do everything they can to help. Definitely will be shopping again to get the full collection of Kelvin Lights.
    Oren S
  7. 4/5

    Company review

    Eagerly awaiting these lights

    I initially had a hard time placing an order for two Kelvin Plays and accessories, but after persisting I was able to get my order through. Kelvin reached out to me regarding my order issues, and I really appreciate their help in sorting things out, and to help them iron out ordering issues. If the Play is anything like what I have read in articles, this will be a game changer for me.
    Alberto Tanikawa
  8. 5/5

    Company review

    Photoshop is the best toy anyone ever gave me, this expanded where I can take my vision

    I would appreciate your passing this note to Kelvin; Photoshop is the best toy anyone ever gave me. 3.0. I started taking photos at about 5, with a cheap Christmas present. My introduction to Photoshop was 1994 when I was doing a marketing degree in New Zealand. there in my own time I was playing with Photoshop and Corel, then the second year was co-opted to teach the basics for display and presen…
    I would appreciate your passing this note to Kelvin; Photoshop is the best toy anyone ever gave me. 3.0. I started taking photos at about 5, with a cheap Christmas present. My introduction to Photoshop was 1994 when I was doing a marketing degree in New Zealand. there in my own time I was playing with Photoshop and Corel, then the second year was co-opted to teach the basics for display and presentation at the University. Everything you do sometime you need to be able to present it. so it is a skill all disciplines need Ive worked at keeping up with the software but its expanding abilities not so much. Life and my real job in telecommunications took up a lot of my time. Now retired I’m working at converting a lifetime of photography into a possible income. Last night I finally made time to look at the initial bundle you gave me. in less than 10 min I had something new to work with! I appreciate “your Sunday class invite” and the fact that like those of us who did not grow up in the USA you grasp the world and its times. So the presentation was at a time I could join. To see your work and what this tool can do was amazing, and I thank you very much for sharing. Brian Kemp
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    Brian K Emp
  9. 5/5

    Product:

    Kelvin Epos 300

    I was lucky enough to have an protype epos 300 with me for 5 days on a tvseries late last year, it arrived at lunch and was set up and being used as moonlight through a window within minutes. Ease of use is amazing, the menu is very intuitive and responsive. Build quality is good, we chose not to use the case and threw it in a plastic box with a bit of molton in the bottum which worked a charm a…
    I was lucky enough to have an protype epos 300 with me for 5 days on a tvseries late last year, it arrived at lunch and was set up and being used as moonlight through a window within minutes. Ease of use is amazing, the menu is very intuitive and responsive. Build quality is good, we chose not to use the case and threw it in a plastic box with a bit of molton in the bottum which worked a charm after 5 days it still looked like new. The bowens mount and switchable diffusions are useful and easy to use, just be a little careful with some prepriotory bowens mount accesories as they might colid with the light housing and not slide deep enough into the mount, things like the aputure spotlight optics will not work. As a tool I enjoyed working with the light, easy to tune the light to match other sources from HMIs to wonky led bulbs. Its light weight enough to do some creative rigging even with a small crew. I would recommend getting a shorter powercon cable as the included one is just long enough to make throwing the light and controller in a box a little finicky, but if you coil the cables and pack it as intended this shouldnt be a problem. Over all super happy with my experience and looking forward to test the epos on more projects moving forward.
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    Michael
  10. 5/5

    Product:

    Kelvin Epos 300

    The Epos 300 is a major step up in quality compared to other brands/lights I am regularly using. So many little details are engineered to last, it really feels like a premium product. Also, the app is the easiest and most user friendly I have used in terms of connectivity and features. And, of course, the light quality is top notch.
    Howard
  11. 5/5

    Company review

    Great website and responsive support

    Great website that showcases the product and gives me all the technical details I needed to make a decision. I also liked that they use Klarna as a payment gateway – familiar and reliable. Their team was also quick to respond to some questions I had which makes me feel like they care. Thanks guys!
    Blyde Wright
  12. 5/5

    Product:

    Kelvin Epos 300

    I had the opportunity of working with the Epos 300 whilst developing some 3rd-party software for the light. After working with other light brands for the same reason, I have to say that the quality of the Epos is unmatched and very impressive! So much so that I ended up investing in one for myself 🙂
    Blyde Wright
  13. 5/5

    Product:

    Kelvin Epos 300

    I had the opportunity of working with the Epos 300 whilst developing some 3rd-party software for the light. After working with other light brands for the same reason, I have to say the quality of the Epos is in a league of it’s own and very impressive!
    Blyde Wright
  14. 5/5

    Product:

    Kelvin Epos 300

    I got to say, I was really impressed by my new Kelvin light. I’d never heard of the brand, but I was lucky enough to try out a pre-production unit, and I’m so glad I did. I mean, the build quality and industrial look blew me away. Not to mention the colour range of the LED-lights. Cool stuff, Kelvin. Can’t wait to see how your product range will evolve in the future.
    Petter Tofte
  15. 5/5

    Product:

    Kelvin Epos 300

    The Epos 300 is a major step up in quality compared to other brands/lights I am regularly using. So many little details are engineered to last, it really feels like a premium product. Also, the app are the easiest and most user friendly I have used in terms of connectivity and features. And, of course, the light quality is top notch.
    Håvar Karlsen