Nanlite Forza 60C review

Add a key light and special lighting effects with this powerful but compact LED spotlight

Nanlite Forza 60C LED video light
(Image: © George Cairns / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Despite it's compact size the Nanlite Forza 60C packs a punch when it comes to lighting a subject with an intensity output. It’s also versatile thanks to its ability to match a wide range of color temperatures and emit a wide spectrum of color hues. The supporting Nanlink app enables you to dial in specific colors with precision and unleash creative animated lighting effects that will enhance your creative video productions. The supplied spotlight reflector may produce a relatively narrow beam but the supplied Bowens mount adaptor enables you to attach a wide range of accessories for a softer and wider spread of light.


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    RGBLAC technology allows a wider range of colors

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    Wide CCT range

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    Supplied Bowens mount adaptor lets you add accessories

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    Controllable via the Nanlink app

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    Portable thanks to battery grip

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    Extensive range of customizable special lighting effects


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    Relatively narrow beam (using the supplied reflector)

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Nanlite produces a wide range of the best LED video lights for photographers and videographers, from lightsaber-sized wand lights like the PavoTube 30C to palm-sized spotlights such as the Forza 60C.

Wand lights like the PavoTube 30C produce a wide spread of soft fill or key light. The Forza 60C ships with an RF-FMM-45-S spotlight reflector attachment that focuses the Forza’s light into a tight and bright beam which makes it a powerful key light. Thanks to a supplied Bowens mount adaptor you can attach other FM mount lighting accessories (such as the Nanlite SB-FMM-60 softbox) to the front of the Forza 60C and create a wider and more diffuse field of illumination (though you’ll need to buy these accessories separately). 

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George Cairns

George has been freelancing as a photo fixing and creative tutorial writer since 2002, working for award winning titles such as Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N-Photo and Practical Photoshop. He's expert in communicating the ins and outs of Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as producing video production tutorials on Final Cut Pro and iMovie for magazines such as iCreate and Mac Format. He also produces regular and exclusive Photoshop CC tutorials for his YouTube channel.