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The future of flash is here! Rotolight launches Kickstarter for its two next-gen LEDs

From left to right: Rotolight NEO 3 front, NEO 3 rear and AEOS 2 front. (Image credit: Rotolight)

Rotolight has launched its brand-new Kickstarter campaign (opens in new tab) giving you the ability to support and be among the first to receive the incredible next generation lineup of innovative Rotolight products: the Rotolight NEO 3 and AEOS 2.

The duo of next-generation lights is set to give photographers unprecedented lighting control with a white balance that can be adjusted to one of 16.7 million colours or have one of 2,500 digital filters applied to it. Recycling times are usually a hassle causing delays between shots when using a conventional flash. As both the NEO 3 and AEOS 2 make use of super bright LED technology you get an astonishingly bright light source with no downtime between shots so you'll never miss a moment. 

The new NEO 3 and AEOS 2 lights are compatible with the previous generation’s accessories, while they’re also introducing a new Rotolight Universal Speedring Adaptor which unlocks a suite of Bowens-mount modifiers as well.

Benefits to pledging not only involve being the first in the world to get their hands on these state-of-the-art lighting products when they start shipping in February next year, but also give you access to exclusive early bird prices.

Rotolight NEO 3: Portable, powerful and packs a punch!

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The Rotolight NEO 3 is the smaller of the two lights announced and although small it still manages to pack a powerful punch. In-fact it’s the brightest LED light ever produced that's designed to sit on a camera’s hotshoe.

Building on the success of the Rotolight NEO 2 (opens in new tab), the NEO 3 adds greater power, an innovative touch screen interface on the back of the light and is designed to fit seamlessly into your workflow with the Rotolight iOS & Android App. It also features a brand-new high-performance Lithium battery so you can shoot brighter and for longer.

Save up to 20% on the Rotolight NEO 3 Starter Bundle (opens in new tab) which has an earlybird price of £352/$479 down from £429/$599. There's also huge savings to be had with the NEO 3 Ultimate Bundle which comes with the NEO 3, Diffuser Dome and Fast Charger which has a discounted price of £380/$519 down from £459/$649.

The biggest saving comes from the Rotolight NEO 3 Kit which comes with a trio of NEO 3 lights with diffuser domes, light stands and batteries for each light as well as a dual channel fast battery charger and a hard case to keep your lights protected.

Learn more (opens in new tab) about the Rotolight NEO 3, or click here to buy (opens in new tab)

Rotolight AEOS 2: Professional lighting redefined

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The Rotolight AEOS 2 builds on the success of the highly-rated original AEOS (opens in new tab) and offers image-makers unmatched versatility. Uniquely lightweight with an ultra-thin design, this new LED from the world’s most innovative lighting brand is the thinnest and lightest 1x1 panel ever made weighing in at under 1.4kg. 

The AEOS 2 incorporates the brilliant new SmartSoft Box feature which, allows you to switch from a beautiful soft output to a harder light source at a moment’s notice. Electronically adjusting the diffusion, focus and spread of the light. 

Just like with the NEO 3 there’s some massive savings to be had with the AEOS 2 including the base Rotolight AEOS 2 package which comes with the AEOS 2 light, a diffuser dome, and a power supply unit which is just £825/$1119, down from £999/$1399. There’s also the Ultimate, Masters and Explorer bundles which are worth checking out and have varying amounts of lights, spare batteries and accessories, all with 20% off the RRP.

Learn more about the Rotolight AEOS 2, or click here to buy

Brand-new touchscreen

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Both the NEO 3 and AEOS 2 feature a brand-new two-inch touchscreen display on the back of the panels giving photographers and videographers an intuitive way to dial in settings and access key features at a moment’s notice. The intuitive display allows users to quickly switch between presets, change the white balance, choose gels, change between flash modes and much more without delay.

Rotolight iOS & Android App


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With an all new Rotolight iOS and Android native app, you’re always in control. Easily switch between lighting modes, adjust power, SFX and change the quality of the lights from one in 16.7 million colour options. You can even match colours using the camera on your smartphone. Create custom groups and projects on up to 20 lights simultaneously; right from the palm of your hand.

Rotolight NEO 3 and AEOS 2 price and release date

The Rotolight NEO 3 and AEOS 2 is available now, with prices starting at £352/$479. For more information and the full list of kits, accessories and bundle options, head to the Kickstarter (opens in new tab) campaign.

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