- 2800 to 6500K Stepped Variable Color
- Metal Chassis Construction
- Fits into Pocket
- Stepped Dimming
- Variety of Diffusion Filters Included
- Integrated Li-Po Battery
- On/Off Switch and LED Charging LEDs
- 1/4"-20 Threaded Mounting Hole
The new Amaran MX light by Aputure is the successor of the popular M9 light, but this time it’s very sturdily built using aircraft aluminium, on the footprint of a credit card. It features 128 LEDs and is supposed to be 3 times as bright as the M9 – when using the “booster” function, it can temporarily output even 4 times as much light as the M9 (for up to 60 seconds).
The MX is bi-color and can change from 2800K to 6500K, its CRI and TLCI is more than 95, according to the manufacturer. One charge lasts 40 minutes at maximum power and over 5 hours at minimum power, so in practice it will be somewhere in between for normal use. The internal lithium battery can be charged with a supplied USB-C cable, which is quickly becoming a standard.
Such a light is extremely useful to use in small spaces where nothing else fits, for example in cars.