Forza 720 and 720B: Nanlite’s brightest spotlights

Nanlite has announced two new powerful lights, the Nanlite Forza 720 and Forza 720B. The 720 model is a daylight-balanced fixture and the 720B version is a bi-color light.

Brightest LED

The Forza 720 and Forza 720B are the brightest spotlights the company has ever made. In addition, Nanlite claims that the 720B is the brightest LED bi-color spotlight in the world. The lights have an AC power draw of 800W.

Nanlite Forza 720

The Forza 720 is daylight balanced at 5600K. It has a maximum output of 10200 lux at three meters and a powerful 124000 lux at one meter with a 45-degree reflector. Without the reflector, the output at three meters is 3777 lux. The Forza 720 has a CRI of 95 and a TLCI of 96.

Nanlite Forza 720B

The bi-color Forza 720B has a CCT range from 2700 K to 6500 K. It has a maximum output of 7919 lux at 3 meters and 84460 lux at one meter, again with the 45-degree reflector. These figures are obtained with the light set to a color temperature of 5600 K. Without the reflector, the output, at three meters, drops to 3116 lux.

Maximum vs. constant output

The Forza 720B has two output modes. In maximum output mode, the light will always be the brightest it can at any given temperature. For example, without the reflector, the output varies from 2385 lux at 2700 K, peaks at 3116 lux at 5600 K, then drops to 3074 lux at 6500K. However, the light level remains at 2385 lux in constant output mode irrespective of the color temperature. While this does decrease the output, you can adjust CCT without worrying about changing the exposure of your scene.

Bowens mount

NANLITE Forza mount
Image courtesy: Nanlite

Both lights have a standard Bowens mount which means they are compatible with a wide range of modifiers and accessories from Nanlite and third-party suppliers. The curved yoke design means that you can rotate the lights through 360 degrees. The Forza 720 and 720B have a separate control unit, which is attached to a light stand with the included quick-release clamp.

Battery power

NANLITE Forza 720B
Image courtesy: Nanlite

In addition to AC power, the Forza 720 and 720B control units have two V mount plates, so you can run the fixtures on batteries. When using two 14.8V batteries, you can run the lights up to 40 percent of the maximum. However, the lights are also compatible with 26V batteries. When using two 26V batteries, you can run the Forza 720 at up to 70 percent and the 720B at 65 percent of the maximum.

Lighting effects

The Forza 720 and 720B have an active cooling system but the fans only output 20dB. The fan can be turned off if you need complete silence, but the lights are limited to a maximum output of only 15 percent. You can continuously dim the lights from 0-100 percent in 0.1 percent increments. In addition to the control unit, you can operate the lights with the NANLINK app and via DMX. The lights also have several built-in effects, including Flash, Pulse, Storm, Paparazzi, Firework, TV, Candle/Fire, Bad Bulb, Explosion and Welding.

Pricing and availability

The Nanlite Forza 720 and 720B are available for preorder now. The Forza 720 retails at $1649 and the 720B at $1849.

Pete Tomkies
Pete Tomkies
Pete Tomkies is a freelance cinematographer and camera operator from Manchester, UK. He also produces and directs short films as Duck66 Films. Pete's latest short Once Bitten... won 15 awards and was selected for 105 film festivals around the world.

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