Welcome to our campaign for the most advanced LED lighting in the world: the brand new Rotolight NEO 3 and AEOS 2. Designed and manufactured in the UK for photographers, videographers and filmmakers, the latest products from our design team are amongst the most powerful around.

Live Event

We recently held a live event with Jason Lanier so that we could answer any questions you might have about the new NEO 3 and AEOS 2 - you can watch it again below and see just how amazing the lights perform.

Nothing beats seeing results - While on one of Jason Lanier's shoots, he captured this incredible shot of the beautiful Andrada using the AEOS 2 in continuous mode. 

Jason said "It's a MONSTER, and has already become my favorite light" 


Settings: Sony A9, f/1.4, 1/5000 sec, 50mm, ISO 100. Shot in continuous mode on the AEOS 2.

Here at Rotolight, we’ve been widely recognised and consistently awarded as one of the leading manufacturers in our field. Our goal has always been to offer innovative, revolutionary lighting that no one has ever seen before. This is your chance to be among the first to own the latest in Rotolight technology.

Packed with more world-firsts than any other light, the NEO 3 and AEOS 2 are LED lights that have been built to lift your content to another level. Each light packs a serious punch with its best-in-class output and features never-before seen technology that we are incredibly proud and excited to share in this campaign.

 NEO 3 Comparison Chart

AEOS 2 Comparison Chart 

With both the NEO 3 and AEOS 2 available for backing in this campaign, let’s look at each one more closely so you can see the extraordinary impact these 2 British-made lights will have on your photography and videography.

Rotolight NEO 3: small but mighty

A pocket-sized powerhouse, boasting a jaw-dropping 4541 LUX at 1m, NEO 3 is the brightest LED on-camera light ever made, so much so that it has almost twice the power of its nearest competitor. 

Experience unrivalled power and industry-first innovations in a compact form that you can take anywhere. Powerful and portable, this light is a hero for hybrid shooters - if you can dream it, you can shoot it.

This enormous leap in power output follows on from the game-changing NEO 2 back in 2017. Amateur Photographer had this to say about the NEO 2 on launch and we believe the NEO 3 will follow suit! 

High-Speed RGB Flash

For portrait photographers, the NEO 3 combines the shoot what you see benefits of continuous light with the world’s first High-Speed Sync RGB flash (1/8000th). With a powerful output of 10,700 LUX at 1m and zero recycle time, you can get up to 100,000 full-power flashes on a single battery. 

Shoot at any colour temperature from 3000-10,000K for a significant boost over continuous light performance. For the first time, you can also shoot in any one of NEO 3’s 16.7 million colours or 2,500 digital filters for ultimate creative lighting effects. NEO 3 can be wirelessly triggered at up to 656ft (200m) with the integrated Elinchrom Skyport flash receiver with Skyport transmitters, available as an add-on when selecting your pledge. Alternatively, you can use your existing triggers using the 3.5mm flash sync socket.

A World of Colour at your Fingertips

Featuring state-of-the-art RGBWW chips, NEO 3 offers endless possibilities to enhance your creativity. For the first time, you can flash in any one of 16.7 million colours or 2,500 of your favourite digital filters from brands such as LEE - never before has a light so compact packed such a colourful punch.

Industry-first Touchscreen Technology: Intuitive, Fast, Responsive

Revolutionise your workflow and save time on set with Rotolight’s industry-first intuitive, full-colour touchscreen. Navigate through menus, effortlessly access and adjust key features and recall your favourite settings at a moment’s notice, perfect for when creativity can’t wait. 

In fact, the NEO 3 and AEOS 2 are so advanced, you can switch the fans into "stealth mode" straight from the touchscreen menu so that when you are shooting video, there is no sound from the fans. 

Power You Can Depend On

With battery performance like this, you’ll never be left in the dark. With a bespoke, high-performance, USB-C rechargeable lithium battery, the NEO 3 is the creative companion you can always rely on. This unique battery can be charged via the USB-C port located on the bottom of the battery or with our brand-new fast charger which is included in the NEO 3 – Ultimate Bundle, or you can purchase it as an add-on when selecting your pledge.

Cutting-Edge Special Effects

The NEO 3 is packed with our award-winning suite of CineSFX™ (Fire, Lightning, TV, Gunshot, Paparazzi and much more), so you can add extra drama to a scene at the touch of a button. Our advanced technology allows you to customise, save and instantly recall your favourite settings, reducing time on set to make your shoot as smooth as possible. Designed in conjunction with Stefan Lange, visual FX veteran (Batman, James Bond Skyfall, Tomb Raider), CineSFX™ utilises NEO 3’s RGBWW engine to deliver realistic full-colour lighting effects.

Unrivalled Colour Rendition

Get the shots you need first time with Rotolight’s award-winning colour engine. With outstanding colour reproduction and a TLCI of 99, the NEO 3 reduces editing time by ensuring beautiful skin tones that give you fantastic results. You can even eliminate shadows and add a sparkle to your subject’s eye with Rotolight’s signature catchlight effect for perfect portraits.

Rotolight AEOS 2: The light you can take anywhere

With the AEOS 2, the world is your studio. The most portable 1x1 light ever made, this innovative LED light offers unmatched versatility for photographers and filmmakers.

The Lightweight Heavyweight

When you need power and portability, there’s the AEOS 2. Weighing only 1.4kg, this category-leading, lightweight and ultra-thin design is the ultimate location light, giving you the versatility you need to easily achieve the results you’re searching for.

In fact, visual FX veteran Stefan Lange, had this to say about our original AEOS design.

High-Speed RGB Flash

For professional studio and portrait photographers, AEOS 2 combines the shoot what you see benefits of continuous light with the world’s first High-Speed Sync RGB flash (1/8000th). With a powerful output of 17,800 LUX at 1m and zero recycle time, you can get up to 100,000 full-power flashes on a single battery.

Shoot at any colour temperature from 3000-10,000K for a significant boost over continuous light performance. Alternatively, shoot in any one of AEOS 2’s 16.7 million colours for the ultimate creative lighting effects. AEOS 2 can be wirelessly triggered at up to 656ft (200m) with the integrated Elinchrom Skyport flash receiver with Skyport transmitters, available as an add-on when selecting your pledge.

A World of Colour at Your Fingertips

Featuring state-of-the-art RGBWW chips, AEOS 2 gives you the opportunity to light and flash your subject in 16.7 million colours and 2,500 digital filters from brands such as LEE, unlocking unlimited creative possibilities.

Reliable Power

If you’re looking for reliable battery performance with a low power draw, AEOS 2 is the creative companion for you. Its superior output uses only ⅓ of the power draw of its closest competitors, reducing your running costs but doubling your light output.

As well as the option to power the AEOS 2 from a PSU cable, you have the added benefit of fitting V-Mount batteries for combined portability and long-lasting use. Choose from 95 Wh, 155 Wh and 310 Wh batteries in our add-on menu when confirming your pledge.

In addition to V-Mount batteries, you can also add a conversion plate so you can use our brand-new NEO 3 custom batteries, also available in the add-on section.

Industry-first Touchscreen Technology: Intuitive, Fast, Responsive

Streamline your workflow even further with Rotolight’s industry-first intuitive, full-colour touchscreen. You can save time on set by effortlessly navigating through menus, accessing and adjusting key features, and recalling your favourite settings at a moment’s notice. Ideal for working to tight schedules and lighting safely and efficiently on location, the AEOS 2 gives you the speed to control features on the fly.

In fact, the NEO 3 and AEOS 2 are so advanced, you can switch the fans into "stealth mode" straight from the touchscreen menu so that when you are shooting video, there is no sound from the fans. Award-winning Special Effects

The AEOS 2 is packed with our award-winning suite of CineSFX™ (Fire, Lightning, TV, Gunshot, Paparazzi and much more), so you can add extra drama to a scene at the touch of a button. Our advanced technology allows you to customise, save and instantly recall your favourite settings, reducing time on set to make your shoot as smooth as possible. Designed in conjunction with Stefan Lange, Visual FX veteran (Batman, James Bond Skyfall, Tomb Raider), CineSFX™ utilises the AEOS 2 RGBWW engine to deliver realistic full-colour lighting effects.

Unrivalled Colour Rendition

Rotolight’s award-winning colour engine has outstanding colour reproduction and a TLCI of 99, with the skin tone accuracy reducing editing time, giving you realistic, impressive results. You can even produce perfect portraits with Rotolight’s signature catchlight effect, eliminating shadows and bringing a sparkle to your subject’s eye. 

 Masters of Light: shaping the next generation of technology 

We’re fortunate enough to be partnering with some of the industry’s best world-renowned photographers and videographers, including an extraordinary group of photographers known as ‘Masters of Light’. Not only do they skilfully portray just how beautiful each subject is when shot using Rotolight products, but they also help us shape the next generation of technology, much of which you will see in the NEO 3 and AEOS 2. 

 

Voices from around the world

Rotolight LED lights are used by thousands of photographers and videographers around the world. It’s their feedback, reviews and content that help drive us to achieve new heights with our technological breakthroughs. Take a look at some of their video reviews and content below.


 SmartSoft

SmartSoft™ technology was first introduced in our flagship lights, the Titan™ X2 & X1. This unique feature allows you to electronically adjust your light’s diffusion, focus and spread without the need for gels. Like a 216 diffusion on an adjustable dial, SmartSoft™ provides the flexibility of a beautiful soft output and a harder light source all-in-one, a technology we’ve integrated into our latest designs.

Rotolight Universal Speedring

New for the Rotolight NEO & AEOS range, you can unlock an endless suite of Bowens-mount modifiers with the Rotolight Universal Speedring adaptor, making achieving great soft light easier than ever before. We will also be exploring additional mount options from other brands and will update all backers of our progress throughout the campaign.

Stay Connected

What better way to future proof the NEO 3 and AEOS 2 than to include integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® technology. Not only will you be able to wirelessly control the functions of your NEO 3 and AEOS 2, but you will also be able to update each lights firmware using the integrated USB port featured in both lights when we launch new performance improvements, available from Rotolight's website, free of charge!

The Rotolight App

With the new Rotolight app, easily switch between lighting modes to adjust the colour, power, flash settings and much more right from the palm of your hand. You can create custom groups and projects on up to 20 lights - the perfect solution for staying on top of your setup.

To say thank you for supporting our campaign, and for being the first to own this new technology, we’ve put together several exciting pledges that you can select from. Not only will you be accessing amazing discounts from RRP, but we will also be shipping ALL pledges for FREE*

*Note: Please scroll to Shipping, Taxes and Duties for further details

Now that you have been dazzled by the Rotolight NEO 3 and AEOS 2 and realise you must own one, it's time to choose a reward. We have included this handy table so you can see exactly what comes in each pledge on offer. 

Instructions

DESKTOP

1. On a desktop, simply hover your mouse over the chosen reward and click "Select this reward" 

2. Select your shipping country

3. The pledge amount will automatically appear in the box, select continue 

4. On the next screen you can configure your reward and add optional add-on accessories to complement your reward at discounted prices

5. Once you have selected your add-ons, double-check your amount and click continue. 

6. Enter your card information or use a pre-existing card, tick the box to accept Kickstarter T&C's and finally, click on Pledge


MOBILE

1. Simply tap on "back this project"  

2. Choose the correct reward level and tap on "Select this reward"

3. Change shipping location to match which country you live in

4. Configure your reward and add optional add-on accessories to complement your reward at discounted prices

5. Enter your card information or use a pre existing card and then click on Pledge


How do I cancel or change my pledge?

While a project is still live you can cancel your pledge by visiting the project page and clicking the "Manage your pledge” button on the right-hand side. From there, click "Cancel Pledge" next to the "Change your pledge" link.

Remember, a pledge can only be cancelled while a project is live. If the project has ended and pledge collection has started it is no longer possible to cancel.

Note: It is not possible to decrease or cancel a pledge during the last 24 hours of the campaign if doing so would drop the project below its funding goal.

Keeping our unique look and trademark form factor was integral to our campaign when designing the NEO 3 & AEOS 2 lights. Our current users of the NEO, NEO 2 & AEOS LED lights can use many of their current accessories with the NEO 3 and AEOS 2. What’s more, new-to-brand backers in this campaign will have immediate access to over 30 accessories at discounted prices in our add-on menu, further advancing the versatility and capabilities of the NEO 3 and AEOS 2.

Shipping, Duties & Taxes

That's right, worldwide FREE Shipping - During our continued research, we are fully aware of the temporary rise in global shipping costs, delays at ports and reduced container availability. This had originally placed a lot of constraints on the team, however with a lot of hard work and determination over the last 6 months and to show all our customers and backers our appreciation for the continued support, we will be committing to shipping all pledges and add-ons for FREE* worldwide!

*VAT, GST, Taxes & Duty – As we will be shipping pledges from locations within the US and UK, these pledges will not be liable for importation taxes and duty. Any pledges received from within the EU and other locations outside of the US and UK will be liable for local duty, taxes or GST and any other importation costs and will be the responsibility of the backer

Rotolight is a pioneering British technology company specialising in creating award-winning LED lighting products for photographers and filmmakers. Known for constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation, Rotolight strives to create products that provide unique tools to image makers, allowing them to realise their creative vision and aspirations with ease.

Leading where others follow, Rotolight has developed countless industry-first features and has been widely recognised with numerous global awards and accolades for its innovation, technical excellence, and product quality. As a family business, Rotolight has a unique long-term outlook that allows us to focus on continually investing in delivering outstanding quality products and a totally unique customer experience.

Ever since the launch of our NEO 2 and AEOS around 4 years ago, we’ve been working closely with our customers, Masters of Light and independent lighting specialists to bring you a whole new line-up of products brimming with technology. We knew that the NEO 3 and AEOS 2 had to be ground-breaking. We set about reviewing all the feedback we received, as well as reading through online customer reviews, to better understand what changes you wanted to see.

Rotolight Titan

We also decided to take a closer look at our $5000 Titan technology - what if we could fit some of that incredible technology into a consumer light? With our award-winning team behind the wheel, we were able to do just that with the NEO 3 and the AEOS 2, future-proofing them for our backers and customers.

Turning a sketch into reality

Creating an app simple enough to use, yet intuitive. The Rotolight app truly did start out as a sketch that brought to life the first Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® controllable on-camera lights from Rotollight.  

The moment the NEO 3 and AEOS 2 came to life! 

After all the design and hard work, there is nothing more exciting than witnessing new products being switched on for the first time! We get the same buzz every time and it never gets old. Here we share that memory with our backers in these raw and candid videos where you get to see the features of the NEO 3 and AEOS 2 come to life.

 

 

We love content, pure and simple. Below you’ll find all the links to our social channels - head on over today and join our community of creative followers. We update our pages regularly with videos, offers, workshops and tips and tricks for using Rotolight products. We especially love to see the creativity and quality our customers produce when using our products, so don’t hesitate to share your work with us.

Press

If you are looking for our latest press folder, follow the link below which contains images, logo’s, PR release and product information for the NEO 3 and AEOS 2