September 30, 2023


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The SIRUI A100B Bi-Shade is an computerized inflatable images mild

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Sirui A100B light on a desk

Sirui simply made an fascinating announcement. A 100 watt auto-inflatable LED light. It isn’t the primary inflatable mild we’ve seen right here. Pipelight, whom we met at IBC, additionally made an inflatable mild. However in contrast to Pipelight, SIRUI targets on a regular basis customers and never simply big manufacturing firms.

Interstingly, SIRUI isn’t launching this product the standard manner however through a croud funding platform on their very own web site. Whereas there’s an inherent threat in supporting a product earlier than it ships, the april goal date means that the product may very well be virtually prepared.  (Trying on the replace part signifies that the A100B is already in manufacturing)

An auto-inflatable LED mild

A technique to take a look at the A100B  is to match it to its closest cibling – the mat mild / versatile mild / material mild (e.g. Godox FL150S, or Amaran F21x). However in contrast to these lights, the A100B doesn’t want a body to deploy. The key? A pump that auto inflates the fixture right into a (semi) inflexible body.

There are two rapid advantages to such a lightweight: the small and flat footprint, and the short setup and teardown. Being a flat mild is fairly apparent. The material-like construction takes considerably much less house than a typical COB mild with an octa. However we have now seen this characteristic earlier than with material lights, and a few panels. What units the A100B aside is that it doesn’t require a body, so it units up sooner and has much less components.

Self Inflation

Sirui A100B light inflating

Based on SIRUI, “The A100B is the world’s first bi-color self-inflating flat mild supply. Activate the sunshine to start out the inflation, and as soon as the sunshine is absolutely inflated, the inflation stops. This distinctive design frees your fingers and drastically facilitates the setup course of“.


I’m assuming right here that there’s a inbuilt pump and a valve that retains the air in. To deflate the sunshine, you must open a small cap, just like those you’d discover on an inflatable mat. This makes the sunshine extraordinarily compact in packaging as properly.

SIRUI claims that the sunshine runs so fairly that it isn’t audible. My guess is that when the lgigt iflates, the pump stops, however we should truly use  the sunshine to make sure.

A100B Mountability

Sirui A100B light magnetic back

Having a lightweight, comfortable mild can go a great distance by way of mounting and setup choices. SIRUI positioned a magnet on the again of the sunshine, and its complete system is constructed on attaching mounting level to that magnet.

This mechanism provides you loads of mounting choices. Apart the trivial hand-holding and mounting the sunshine on a stand, you too can magnetize the sunshine to a any metallic floor. I didn’t attempt the sunshine myself, however hopefully it’s mild sufficient to stay to a plate on te ceiling. That will be unbelievable.

SIRUI marks the A100B as Splash-Resistant. There is no such thing as a phrase how sturdy or constant that splash could also be, I can say that utilizing such a self contained mild in a wet surroundings can be a delight, and I hope it’s at the least considerably at the least mild rain proof.


A100B Mild Signature

Sirui A100B light signature

As a self contained mild, the A100B has a entrance face that’s truly a diffuser. Simply think about a big pool matt with a translucent prime. This goes again to the short setup that I talked about earlier. There is no such thing as a have to arrange a body after which connect a diffuser to that body. Then again, in case you favor energy over softness, there isn’t any technique to take this diffusion off.

The dimensions of the A100B inflatable mild is 68.5cm x 50cm x 10cm, which has similarities to a medium panel.  That needs to be comfortable sufficient for taking pictures up shut, though it might be a bit dramatic as a single mild. The excellent news is {that a} width of 10 centimeters gives excellent diffusion, so you’ll not see any single LEDs.

Sirui A100B light with and without grid

There may be an choice grid obtainable, in case you require some spill management. However keep in mind, this may at all times be a comfortable mild. With a COB LED, you commerce softness for foot print and set-up time. However with this mild, you’re at all times set on comfortable. It’s not a foul factor, simply one thing to pay attention to.

Excessive Output & Shade Accuracy

Sirui A100B light spec

Based on SIRUI, the sunshine is rated at CRI 96 and TLCI of 98. That is greater than sufficient for 99.99% of essentially the most filmakers. Like most bi-color lights, there isn’t any inexperienced/magenta correction. Buthaving the “B” within the A100B title, hopefully means that an A100C will comply with at a sure level.

A100B energy and management

The A100B presents two methods to regulate the sunshine, on board buttons/dials/OLED display which is fairly customary, and an app which appears just like the one we examined with the SIRUI Dragon lights.

After we examined the app with te Dragon lights, it was fairly full, and this may most likely be the case with the A100B as properly.

By way of energy, SIRUI presents to energy choices, an influence adapter and a 14V Vmount battery.


As talked about earlier than, the principle competitors for the A100B are mat lights. And with these,  I’d most likely single out two most important models, the Godox FL150S, and the Amaran F21x.

Mild SIRUI A100B Godox FL150S Amaran F21c
Rated Energy 100 Watt 150 Watt 100 Watt
CRI 96 96 95
Shade 2,800K – 8,500K 3,300K to five,600K 2,500K-7,500K
Panel Floor 68.5cm x 50cm 60cm x 60cm 61cm x 30.5 cm
Mount Magnetic X-mount X-mount
App V V V
Battery help V V V
Worth $515.90 $349.00 $399.00

Pricing and Availblity

Sirui A100B light kit components


SIRUI has a presale page on their web site, and so they supply the next choices:

  • Auto-inflate Mild+ Grid: $515.90
  • Auto-inflate Mild: $474.00
  • Grid: $41.80

Based on SIRUI

  • Delivery Begins in Early April.
  • Precedence native supply.
  • No additional value after order from US, CA, EU, AU, SG, JP, KR, HK, TW, RU

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