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Rotolight Launch their enhanced edition RL48-B Multi-Award Winning On-Camera Ringlight and announce appointment of fantastic new Distributor for Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.

Sydney, Australia: 9th August 2011: Rotolight are delighted to announce the Australian launch and International Debut of the RL48-B, the third generation of the hugely popular and multi-award winning HD LED on camera Ringlight, that has to date sold over 15,000 units. Rotolight are delighted to also announce the appointment of New Magic Australia as their Distributor for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

RL48-B Features:

  • Bright – 48 ultra bright Grade-A LEDs
  • 80 Watt Output
  • 140 Degree Beam Angle for naturally soft, shadowless light
  • Accurate – 6300K, 5600K, 4300K and 3200K operation
  • Dimmable over 1.5 stops
  • Battery Life : 4 Hours (Li-Ion)
  • Powered by 3 x AA batteries
  • Fast – deployable under 2 seconds
  • Convenient – shoot non-stop for 4 hours
  • Light – weighs less that 5oz
  • Versatile – weather resistant
  • Includes LEE Filter Gel Kit

The new RL48-B delivers 25% more light output than the previous award winning model and also features numerous performance enhancements including re-designed circuit boards, better connectors and switch assembly for greater efficiency, whilst still retaining its legendary studio accurate colour temperatures. These range from direct daylight, indirect daylight, mixed light to tungsten; providing a naturally warm, 'shadowless' wide light beam. The output is quickly and accurately dimmable over a range of 1.5 aperture stops using any one of the contained Natural Density Filters created by LEE Filters. The RL48-B also requires less filtration than the RL48-A, requiring just a 1/16th CTO to achieve 5600K Daylight, instead of 1/8th CTO on the previous model, thereby further maximizing light output. Rotolight can be mounted on any shotgun microphone natively, or using the optional Rotolight stand (included within the interview and creative colour kit), mounted to any hot / accessory shoe, spare tripod, lighting/desk stand or rail support system.

Rotolight will also be unveiling a range of state-of-the-art accessories to enhance Rotolights' versatility for connectivity and deployment, which are also designed to work separately with third party products. The range shall include a 360 Swivel Ball ¼″-20 Thread Mount allowing users to control the light angle whilst the Rotolight is mounted to a hotshoe or light stand, as well as Articulated arms, stud connectors and handle grips.

As a continuous light source, Rotolight provides the user with a 'Shoot What You See' alternative to flash and is perfect for ENG, HD Cinematography, Videography and HD-DLSR photography providing that great fashion 'ring light' effect whilst eliminating 'red-eye', blink reflex and shadows.

The RL48-B is available for sale separately but also comes included within the single light source "Creative Colour Kit" and dual light source "Interview Kit". Both of these also contain the Rotolight Colour FX Gel Filter Kit, comprising 10 of the most popular LEE Lighting colour FX filter gels including 8 Colour FX filters for sidelight, backlight, kicker or top light, and two Cosmetic filters for skin tone enhancement. These enable users to create a wide range of lighting effects from one compact, easy to carry kit. Both Kits also include an Accessory Belt Pouch and Rotolight Hot Shoe Stand Mount(s).

“We are very excited to be launching the enhanced Rotolight RL48-B HD LED Ringlight in the Australian market after the exhibiting the product at our first SMPTE Show in Sydney this year. We have been inundated with requests from end users looking to purchase our product in this region and so are delighted to be able to announce our new Partnership with New Magic as our Distributor for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. New Magic Australia are a long established Distributor in this market with fantastic range of expertise and passion for our product, and we look forward to working closely with them to represent, develop and support our product range in the Territory.”

-Rod Aaron Gammons, President - Rotolight

“We are very excited to be adding this very innovative product to our range. Rotolight is a simple to use yet high quality product that will be well be very well received by both our camera and video specialist reseller channels.”

-Mark Harwood, CEO New Magic Australia


Mike Johnson, Guild of Television Cameramen - "I wouldn't want to be without it"

Phillip Nash, Journalist and 'Glamour & Beauty Photographer of the Year' June 2011 said.. " I haven't seen a more pleasing quality of light from any other form of camera mounted light... It's such a pleasure to see and touch a product that's been put together by people who really care. Everything about it screams class, and the finishing - right down to the integrated Gels is just quality. My advice - ... don't buy another on Camera light till you see a Rotolight for yourself!"

Stephen Perry, World Famous Photographer (Clients include Kelly Brook, The Prodigy, Jenson Button, Gordon Ramsay, Porsche, and others)"The Rotolight is a fantastic tool for using with the HD. It provides a perfect backup when a fill light is needed to iron out any shadows on the face. It works best at close range, so for tight headshots and as an interview light it is perfect. Having two lights with the filters to be able to match the lighting to the ambient light is a great simple feature in a very portable and cool looking package. Having it attached to the camera along with the flash gives the user the flexibility to switch between stills and movies easily. This will always be in my kit."

MacWorld Editors Choice Award 2011. MacWorld gave the Rotolight 5* Editors Choice Award saying "Rotolight instantly consigns your old shaky, badly-lit videos to history and replaces them with something even budding Spielbergs could love." We couldn't have said it better ourselves...

Availability and Price

The RL48-B Rotolight range of products will be shipping from mid August 2011, with a RRP starting at $189 (AU$ inc GST). To locate your nearest stockist please visit Where To Buy

About Rotolight

  • Rotolight™ is a registered trademark of Rotolight Inc, and is based at Pinewood Film Studios in the UK, home of James Bond, Harry Potter and Pirates of the Caribbean.
  • Rotolight is a registered design of Rotolight Inc. and is CE, ROHS compliant, and features fully recyclable packaging.
  • For any further information or press enquiries, please contact Rod Aaron Gammons, President of Rotolight, at or on + 44 1753 422 744

About New Magic Australia Pty Ltd

New Magic Australia Pty Ltd is a recognised leader in the distribution and marketing of multimedia hardware and software, representing a carefully selected range of innovative, leading manufacturers and catering for both the professional and consumer markets. New Magic Australia established in 1993 is the Australian distributor of Blackmagic Design, Convergent Design, NewTek LightWave 3D, Hauppauge Computer Works Inc, Matrox Video Products and Sony Creative Software products.