7 Reasons Why Filmmakers Need the Godox KNOWLED C5R RGBWW Pocket LED

If you’re working on cinematic movie production, your white lights and multicoloured ambient lights have the biggest overall effect on your subject. Understanding that, Godox offers the new KNOWLED C5R RGBWW LED lights, both a robust workhorse and a creative, versatile tool. It gives your cinematic video a deeper visual experience, which you can use to depict characters and create a particular aesthetic effect. 

But how else is the Godox C5R RGBWW LED light a must-have piece of equipment? In this blog, we’ll look at all the reasons why the Godox KNOWLED C5R is the a great tool for Filmmakers and creators. Keep reading!

KNOWLED C5R Pocket-Sized Creative RGBWW LED Panel With Built-In Rechargeable Battery

#1 Affordable Price

First things first, this light offers outstanding performance at an affordable price that won’t break the bank. Whether you’re a beginner or professional looking for a versatile and budget-friendly lighting solution, the C5R has you covered. 

At EssentialPhoto & Video, the C5R stands at £96.00 at time of publishing; the most affordable price on the market. With our promise to provide our customers with top-quality lighting equipment and excellent customer service, we’re proud to offer you a fantastic opportunity to elevate your lighting game. 

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#2 Powerful Brightness 

The Godox C5R RGBWW LED light has a maximum brightness of 2,000 lux at a distance of 1 ft/30 cm and 200 lux at 3 ft/1 m when set to 6500K. It allows you to illuminate your subject with the right amount of light, helping you capture intricate details. 

Even more, you can experiment with a wide range of colour temperatures between 2500K and 85,000K, ensuring that you can easily set the mood and add captivating visual effects to your images. The Godox KNOWLED C5R LED light offers the ability to instantly fine-tune the colour temperature to match your scene. Whether you create warm, inviting, and cosy atmospheres with lower colour temperatures or go for a crisp, cool, and energetic feel with higher temperatures, the Godox C5R makes sure to provide you with the tools to shape the ambience of your scene. This is especially useful in a mixed lighting environment, ensuring a harmonious look in your photos and videos. 

| Related blog: The Full Godox KNOWLED Lighting Range- Lighting for Film and Broadcast. 

#3 Multi-Control System 

Beyond the onboard control, the Godox C5R can be controlled by the Godox Light App, which maximises your work efficiency. If you’re working on complex setups that involve several lights, you can seamlessly control multiple C5R lights with the Godox App. With just a few taps on your mobile device, you can control different lighting modes, such as RGBWW, HSI, CCT, etc. There’s no need to approach each light individually or fiddle with physical controls. Instead, you have the power of precise remote lighting control, saving you time and effort. 

#4 Pocket Light

One of the remarkable features of the Godox C5R is its compact and lightweight design, which sets it apart from traditional lighting equipment. The C5R is only 3/4 the size of a mobile phone which fits in your pocket or camera bag. Moreover, with its weight of just 169 grams, the C5R is incredibly lightweight, making it easy to transport and set up in various shooting locations. You can travel light and still have access to high-quality lighting, which is valuable for on-location shoots or outdoor adventures. 

Despite its diminutive size, the Godox KNOWLED C5R is equipped with 110 individual high-brightness LEDs. This creative LED light ensures that you have the light intensity you need for your work, even in challenging lighting conditions. 

Godox Knowled C5R Lightweight RGBWW LED light

#5 Excellent Colour Accuracy 

Like all Godox LED lights, the KNOWLED C5R is also designed with impressive colour accuracy, with a CRI of 96 and a TLCI of 97. As you know, these ratings ensure that your subjects will appear with the utmost accuracy and vibrancy, minimising the need for post-processing. Especially when you’re capturing portrait photography or filming production, its high colour accuracy ensures that your work looks true to life. To add more creativity, the C5R allows you to switch to HSI mode, adjusting the hue, saturation, and intensity parameters. You’re no longer limited by your imagination, especially in cinematography and creative photography. 

Additionally, the Godox C5R comes with 39 built-in cinematic FX effects, which is much more than other LED RGBWW lights. Therefore, you can easily add visual drama to your scenes with effects like strobes, lightning, candlelight, and more. These effects are not just post-processing filters; they’re created in real time, allowing you to see the results during your shoot and ensuring you achieve the desired look efficiently. 

#6 Multiple Charging Solutions 

The Godox C5R takes convenience to the next level with its built-in 3000mAh lithium battery and multiple charging options. Its battery can work at full output for up to 2 hours, while most other pocket lights max out at around half. Its extended battery life is a huge advantage, especially when you need consistent and reliable lighting throughout your shoot. You can trust that the light will be there to assist you when you’re working on long shoots such as interview videography, capturing an event, or film production. Besides, type-C charging is available for the C5R, allowing you to recharge the light using standard USB-C cables. On the other hand, wireless charging is a time-saving option when you need to charge multiple lights. 

| Similar article: Your Guide to the Godox KNOWLED LEDs.

#7 Set Up Lights At Ease 

With a magnetic stripe design on the back, the C5R RGBWW LED light allows you to set up quickly and securely in various scenarios without the need for additional mounts or brackets, as you can attach the light to any iron surface, such as metal surfaces or equipment with magnetic properties. Furthermore, the C5R is designed with a 1/4 screw hole and a standard coldshoe base. This combination allows you to mount the light easily and securely, either at close range or in hidden locations within your scenes. In fact, it is designed to unlock your limitless creative potential, you can explore new creative areas and achieve perfect lighting. No matter if you want to add subtle fill light, create captivating effects, or illuminate your subject from an unconventional angle, the C5R always makes it possible. 

Godox C5R KNOWLED Easy To Use By PixaPro

The C5R RGBW pocket light is a great option to carry around when you’re on the move. It has every feature photographers and videographers need to top up their content. 

If you need any advice on the Godox KNOWLED C5R Creative LED light or other lights, feel free to get in touch with us at info@essentialphoto.co.uk and a member of our team will be able to assist you!

Brand Godox
Model C5R
Price £96.00
Lithium Battery 3.8V/300mAh
Power 5W
USB Charging Input 5V 2A
Wireless Charging Input 5V 1A
Colour Temperature Range 2500K~5800K
CRI ≈96
TLCI ≈97
2000lux/180fc (0.98 feet/0.3m)
760lux/70fc (1.64 feet/0.5m)
200lux/18fc (3.28 feet/1m)
Brightness Range 0%-100%
Wireless Charging Time
Approx. 3.5 Hours/td>
USB Charging times
Approx. 2.5 Hours
Battery Life (Full Power) Approx. 2 hours
Control Method
Bluetooth Godox Light App
Working Temperature -10℃~40℃
106 x 68 x 18mm
Net. Weight 169g
Box Weight 0.35kg
Box Dimensions
Approximately Height 7.6cm Width 14cm Length 10.16cm


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