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Nanlite Forza 500 II Daylight LED Monolight

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  • For Studio & Film/TV Production
  • 5600K CCT; Green-Magenta Adjustment
  • AC or Battery Power
  • Onboard, DMX & App Control
  • Active Cooling, Four Fan Modes
  • 5/8" & 1-1/8" Pins, Bowens Mount
  • 11 Special Effects & OLED Screen
  • Includes Reflector, Control Unit & Bag

The Nanlite Forza 500 II Daylight LED Monolight provides 0 to 100% dimming in 0.1% increments, ensuring precise intensity control for video and photo projects. Boasting a 55° reflector, Bluetooth, 2.4 GHz wireless control, DMX/RDM compatibility, and four fan modes for noise management, it offers versatility in various shooting scenarios. The redesigned control unit allows seamless operation using AC power or optional V-mount batteries.

The Nanlite Forza 500 II Daylight LED Monolight ships with an upgraded curved yoke that allows 360° rotation for a greater tilting range when used with optional large modifiers. Its base is compatible with both 5/8" baby pins and 1-1/8" junior pins and the light's Bowens mount works with a vast number of light modifiers. The light is ready for worldwide use thanks to its 110 to 240 VAC power supply, but it can also run on optional side-mounted 26V/14.8V V-mount batteries in situations where AC current is unavailable. A padded carry bag is supplied for protection during storage and transport.

Special Effects

The light offers 11 built-in customizable effects that can be saved as presets using the free NANLINK app.

Green-Magenta Adjustment

In shooting situations where you need to match other light sources or achieve a specific look, it can be extremely helpful to adjust the green-to-magenta shift for color correction. The Forza 500 II allows you to tweak the color by +/- 80 to get there. This ability is made possible by the light's LED source.

Four Fan Modes

Four fan modes enhance speed control according to your needs. The fan can also be turned off completely when absolute silence is needed.

  • Smart, full speed, low speed & off modes
  • 15% maximum output when turned off

Control Unit & Battery Power

Optimized for use in the studio or on location, the light's control unit is equipped with easy-access side battery plates that accommodate V-mount batteries. The Forza 500 II runs on 26V/14.8V V-mount batteries or AC power for easy operation in any location regardless of power availability.

  • Fanless control unit
  • Control unit's lock button prevents accidental setting changes
  • Includes 19.8' power cable and 9.8' head cable
  • A robust quick release clamp is included for mounting the control unit
  • The versatile clamp is compatible with round or square stands and trusses

Onboard, DMX & App Control

The control unit features a convenient OLED display plus onboard buttons and knobs for precise and easy local control, but the light can also be controlled remotely.

  • From your smartphone via Bluetooth with the free NANLINK app for iOS and Android
  • Built-in 2.4 GHz lets you use the separately available WS-RC-C2 handheld remote control or the WS-TB-1 transmitter box for larger setups
  • Locking DMX/RDM ports facilitate advanced control and enable the light to be quickly adopted into any DMX controlled environment

Multiple Mounting Possibilities

The light has a curved rotating yoke with a one-sided lock and forward articulation. It allows 360° rotation to provide a greater tilting range with optional large modifiers. It also features an incorporated umbrella holder to expand your light-shaping options. Additionally, the light's Bowens mount capability makes the Forza 500 II compatible with a wide range of modifiers.

Additional Benefits & Refinements

  • Fully dimmable from 0 to 100%
  • USB port allows firmware updates and supplies power for optional wireless DMX receivers
  • Durable construction
In the Box
  • Nanlite Forza 500 II Daylight LED Monolight
  • Stand Super Clamp
  • Nanlite 55-Degree Reflector for Forza 300 and 500
  • Nanlite COB Cap with Bowens Mount for Select LED Monolights
  • Padded Carry Bag
  • Power Cable (19.8')
  • Head Cable (9.8')
  • Control Unit with V-Mount Plates
  • Limited 2-Year Manufacturer Warranty Registration Extension: 1-Year
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Product ConditonNew

Light Fixture

Item Type

1 x LED Monolight

Included Light Modifier

1 x Reflector

Included Storage Case

1 x Case


5600K: 2094 fc / 22,550 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m  252 fc / 2715 Lux at 9.8' / 3 m 104 fc / 1120 Lux at 16.4' / 5 m

Color Temperature


Color Modes


Color Accuracy Standard

CRI 96 TLCI 97

Cooling System



Built-In Dimmer  • 0 to 100%

Umbrella Mount


Front Accessory Mount

Bowens S


Wireless Remote Control Type

Bluetooth Radio/RF *Remote Not Included

Mobile App Compatible

Yes: Android & iOS App Name: NANLINK *As of December, 2022: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility

Wireless Frequency

2.4 GHz

Power & I/O

Power Source

AC Power (Cable Included) *Requires Power Supply/Controller (Included) Battery (Not Included) *Requires Power Supply/Controller (Included)

Battery Plate Type

2 x V-Mount (Built-In)


2 x V-Mount Rechargeable, 14.8 to 26 VDC (Not Included)

AC Input Power

110 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz

Included Adapter / Cable


Inline Switch


Power Consumption

560 W (Maximum)


Yoke Type

Manually-Operated Yoke

Fixture Mounting

1 x 5/8" Receiver


Environmental Protection




OLED (Via Included Power Supply/Controller)


13.9 x 9.1 x 5.6" / 35.3 x 23.1 x 14.2 cm


8.5 lb / 3.9 kg

Packaging Info

Package Weight

31.25 lb

Box Dimensions (LxWxH)

21.3 x 14.6 x 12.1"

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