The Aputure AL-MW is a tiny, yet incredibly bright waterproof light

For those looking for a portable and powerful light to light their shots, Aputure answers with its portable and powerfully bright AL-MW LED.

The AL-MW is extremely bright. It has a huge 6000 lux output, twice as bright as the MX — another portable light made by Aperture. Plus, it can go 10 meters underwater and last 24 hours on a single charge. The AL-MW also features an solid CRI and TLCI rating of 95+ and 5 pre-programmed built-in Special Lighting Effects: Paparazzi, Lighting, TV, Fireworks, and Faulty Bulb.

Aputure AL-MW

Advanced LED

Aperture claims this little light’s LED tech has “never been so advanced. Besides having a 6000 lux output … it also uses the same COB tech that the Aputure 300d uses. That award-winning light isn’t a small light like the AL-MW.

Aputure 300d being held
The AL-MW is powered with the same COB tech that the Aputure 300d uses

AL-MW’s durability

The AL-MW is IP68 certified dustproof, and with housing, it’s waterproof for up to 10 meters. So this means that this light can handle some deep waters. Those that dive and SCUBA can use this light for underwater shoots.

Long battery life

This light has a built-in lithium-ion 3800mAh. The battery can last for 80 minutes of continuous use at maximum power and 24 hours at minimum power. It can be charged through a USB-C cable.

Included Diffusers

The MW can be paired with a gel holder and includes a number of CTO and CTB filters. Those include full CTO, 1/2 CTO, 1/4 CTO, full CTB, 1/2 CTB, and 1/4 CTB. Also included is a 1.5 stop diffusing frost and a 2.5 stop silicone diffusion accessory.

Pricing and availability

The AL-MW is out now for $209. You can learn more at

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's Managing Editor.

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