Elinchrom has launched its new ELM8, a continuous LED light that it claims is the ‘most portable, powerful and progressive modular system’ of its kind. The ELM8 was made in partnership with LED light manufacturer Light & Motion and is fully integrated with Elinchrom's existing lighting system.

The ELM8 is battery-powered and compact, measuring 20.5 x 9.6 x 9.6cm (8 x 3.7 x 3.7in) and weighing only 1.2 kg (2.6 lbs). When fully charged, Elinchrom says the light can run for between 50 and 245 minutes (around 4 hours) before needing recharged, a process that takes two hours.

The ELM8's specifications include:

  • CRI: 93
  • TLCI: 94
  • Color Temp: 5600 K
  • LUX: 16320 (at 1m w/Fresnel)
  • Light Output: 8000 Lumens
  • Native Beam Angle: 120°
  • Water Resistance: IP54
  • Impact Resistance: 1m (3.2ft)
  • Charge Time: 2hrs
  • Radio Control: Skyport Protocol
  • Distance Range: up to 100m
  • Skyport: 20 Frequencies / 4 Groups
  • Phottix: Phottix Odin II Transmitter

Elinchrom has a number of accessories that work with the ELM8, including multiple reflectors, diffusers, the company's micro USB charger kit and a remote control. The ELM8 continuous LED light is available now for €1379 ($1699 USD).