Godox Powers Up with Knowled MG1200Bi LED Light

12/21/2022Link5

Godox has released the MG1200-Bi LED, the most powerful light to join the Knowled lineup to date. Built for productions requiring bright, durable sources, this bi-color LED features full-power draw across color temperatures, 0.1% stepless dimming, and IP54-certified weather resistance. Whether you’ll be lighting a spacious interior or night exterior, the MG1200-Bi promises impressive and consistent output.

KNOWLED MG1200-Bi LED
KNOWLED MG1200-Bi LED

The MG1200-Bi features a CCT range from 2800K to 6500K with CRI and TLCI ratings of 96, promising accurate, repeatable color. Maximum output is possible across the entire temperature range and is adjustable from 0-100% in stepless increments of 0.1%. Four dimming curves are built in (linear, s-curve, exponential, and logarithmic). Eleven customizable FX modes allow users to simulate flash, lightning, cloudy, broken bulb, TV, candle, fire, fireworks, explosion, welding, and SOS effects.

On-light adjustments are possible via four buttons and a control knob on the back of the unit, paired with a bright, color LCD screen. The MG1200-Bi can also be controlled wirelessly via separately available 2.4 GHz remotes, a Bluetooth app, LumenRadio CRMX, or DMX. With the MG1200-Bi, Godox also introduces a new mounting system that recognizes accessories when they are attached, preventing improper use. A 45-degree reflector is included and additional 15-, 30-, and 60-degree reflectors are available separately.

60-Degree Reflector
60-Degree Reflector
45-Degree Reflector
45-Degree Reflector
30-Degree Reflector
30-Degree Reflector
15-Degree Reflector
15-Degree Reflector

An included clamp attaches the light’s control box to a stand to streamline rigs and an 8-meter power cable offers enough length to provide power across a variety of mounting scenarios safely. The MG1200-Bi is IP54 certified so it can endure the challenges of outdoor sets including rain and fog. A large, internal fan works to dissipate heat for prolonged use at high powers. A padded carrying case is included for safe storage and transport.

Do you have experience with the Godox Knowled series of lights? How would you incorporate this behemoth into your work? Share your ideas in the Comments section, below!

Comments

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I just hope this one doesn’t overheat and melt like the 2 VL 300’s I bought did. But their 150ii bi is still going strong for me. Nice to see they implemented app control as well. 

Wow how did it overheat? How old is the unit?

Grips don't touch lights, less adjust them. The fact you mentioned means I should not listen to a word you say.

 

1200W seems like a lot for a single LED lamp, at a conservative luminous efficacy that must be pushing 120,000 lumens, and it must have a screaming loud fan. If you're trying to light a big outdoor scene wouldn't it be better to run several smaller lamps?

Everything you said applies to the Arri M18, which is one of the most popular HMIs for outdoor use.

The short answer is, for certain types of lighting, no. It's better to have a single source.

The fan on the Aputure LS 1200D isn't crazy loud, so I don't expect this to be.