Battle of RGB LED Light Bar: Godox TP series vs Aputure Infinibar

As part of the new KNOWLED Range, Godox offers the TP RGB LED pixel light series: TP2R, TP4R, and TP8R models, while Aputure presents the Infinibar light bar series: PB3, PB6, PB12, and MT Pro options. Let’s dive deeply into their specifications to understand what is different between Aputure and Godox.

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Round 1: Power Output

The Godox TP lights are more powerful than the Aputure PB LED light bars, which produce more light, making them suitable for those who require high power for larger studios and outdoor shoots. Because of its higher power, the TP LED light series provides greater flexibility in adjusting the lighting conditions to suit your needs. For interviews or product shoots, the Godox TP RGB light can help reduce shadows and create a more evenly lit environment than the Aputure Infinibar LED light. In situations where you need to overpower ambient light, such as shooting in bright daylight or combating competing light sources, TP LED pixel lights can provide the necessary intensity to maintain proper exposure and image quality. Moreover, the TP LED light can reduce the need for additional lighting equipment, saving time and effort in setting up and adjusting multiple light sources. 

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Godox Aputure
TP2R ≈26W PB3 6.5W
TP4R ≈47W PB6 14W
TP8R ≈83W PB12 27W
MT Pro 7.5W

Round 2: Colour Temperature Range and Colour Accuracy

The colour range of 2000K to 10000K is the only similarity between these two stick lights, with both series of lights allowing users to seamlessly switch between daylight and tungsten light. No matter what application you’re shooting on, either series ensures superior colour rendering. With their wide colour range, you can easily set the mood, tone, and ambience of your shots, as well as save time and resources in post-production. Instead of investing in various types of lights for different colour temperatures, you can achieve the same effects with a single tube light. This can be a cost-effective solution for those with budget constraints. 

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With a CRI above 96 and a TLCI exceeding 98, the Aputure Infinibar RGB Light offers exceptional colour accuracy. While the TP LED pixel light series has a CRI and TLCI above 96, it may not reach the same level of broadcast readiness as the Aputure (PB3, PB6, and PB12). However, it still offers high-quality lighting suitable for a wide range of professional and creative projects. It’s still a reliable choice for those who require consistent lighting without the need for absolute broadcast precision. In contrast, the Aputure MT Pro is designed with CRI at 95 and TLCI at 98. 

Godox Aputure
TP2R >96 / >96 PB3 >96 / >98
TP4R >96 / >96 PB6 >96 / >98
TP8R >96 / >96 PB12 >96 / >98
MT Pro >95 / >98

Round 3: Number of Pixels

The number of pixels can affect its versatility and capabilities. Whether you need basic illumination, intricate lighting effects, or professional-grade versatility, In detail, the Godox TP2R RGB LED light comes with 16 pixels, making it suitable for photographers and videographers who need simple lighting effects. 

With 32 pixels, the TP4R and TP8R provide more versatility and better control over lighting effects. It is ideal for achieving more sophisticated lighting effects for a broader range of applications. 

At the middle ground between 16 and 32 pixels, the Aputure Light Bar PB3 and PB6 come with 24 pixels, offering decent versatility and creating diverse lighting effects. While the PB12 has the highest number of pixels, at 96, for creating dynamic and eye-catching visuals in larger spaces. 

Godox Aputure
TP2R 16 PB3 24
TP4R 32 PB6 24
TP8R 32 PB12 96
MT Pro 36

Round 4: Waterproof Rating

The Godox TP series RGB LED light provides a higher waterproof rating at IP65, while the Aputure Infinibar light bar series indicates IP20. So, the Aputure lights are suitable for indoor use in dry environments as they can’t protect against water and moisture. With its less durable ability, the Aputure Infinibar series requires more maintenance and damage. 

In contrast, the TP LED pixel light not only offers complete protection against dust but also waterproof ability, making it suitable for use in outdoor settings, wet environments, and other locations. Its robust design makes it ideal for challenging environments. 

  • Godox TP series: IP65
  • Aputure Infinibar: IP20

Round 5: Remote Control

The Godox TP RGB LED light offers a combination of control options, including DMX, Bluetooth, CRMX, EDM controls, and on-board controls. The Aputure stick lights, on the other hand, feature the Sidus Link App, DMX/RDM for wired control, and LumenRadio CRMX for wireless DMX control.  

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Final Thoughts

Godox and Aputure are both reputable brands with various lighting solutions to meet the needs of photographers and videographers. The Godox TP RGB Light series is more expensive than the Aputure light bar series because of its advanced features, such as power output, pixels, and waterproof rating. The choice between the two will depend on your particular needs. Carefully consider your requirements and preferences when selecting the right lighting equipment for your creative endeavours.

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Comparison Table: 

Brand Godox Aputure
Model TP2R TP4R TP8R PB3 PB6 PB12 MT Pro
Price £397.99 £568.99 £944.99 £278.40 £436.80 £585.60 £193.20
Max. Power ≈26W ≈47W ≈83W 6.5W 14W 27W 7.5W
DC Inputs 20V = 1.6A 20V = 1.6A 20V = 1.6A 24V, 0.5A 24V, 0.5A 24V, 1.8A N/A
Lithium Battery 14.4V 3000mAh 14.4V 6000mAh 14.4V 6000mAh 7.4V, 2000mAh, 14.8Wh 7.4V, 2000mAh, 14.8Wh 7.4V, 8000mAh, 59.2Wh
4200mAh 3.7V, 15.5Wh
Power Supplies DC/Lithium Battery/V-Mount Battery DC/Lithium Battery/V-Mount Battery DC/Lithium Battery/V-Mount Battery 100V-240V 50/60Hz, 1.5A 100V-240V 50/60Hz, 1.5A 100V-240V 50/60Hz, 1.5A N/A
Number of Pixels 16 32 32 24 24 96 36
Battery Life Approx 120m on fill-power Approx 120m on fill-power Approx. 140min Approx. 120 Mins @ Max Output Approx. 120 Mins @ Max Output Approx. 120 Mins (24V/2.67A)
Approx. 120 Mins @ Max Output
Charging Times Approx. 120min Approx. 150min Approx. 180min Approx. 120 Mins (24V/1A) Approx. 120 Mins (24V/1A) Approx. 120 Mins (24V/2.67A)
Approx. 120 Mins (5V/2A)
Waterproof Grade IP65 IP65 IP65 IP20 IP20 IP20 N/A
Average TLCI >96 >96 >96 >98 >98 >98 ≥98
Average CRI >96 >96 >96 >96 >96 >96 ≥95
Colour Temperature Range 2,000-10,000K 2,000-10,000K 2,000-10,000K 2,000-10,000K 2,000-10,000K 2,000- 10,000K
2,000- 10,000K
Modes CCT mode, HSI mode, RGB mode, Gel Mode, FX mode CCT mode, HSI mode, RGB mode, Gel Mode, FX mode CCT mode, HSI mode, RGB mode, Gel Mode, FX mode N/A N/A N/A N/A
FX Types 17 17 17 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Controlling Methods DMX512, Bluetooth App, CRMX control, EDM controls, and On-board controls DMX512, Bluetooth App, CRMX control, EDM controls, and On-board controls DMX512, Bluetooth App, CRMX control, EDM controls, and On-board controls
Sidus Link App, DMX/RDM, LumenRadio CRMX
Sidus Link App, DMX/RDM, LumenRadio CRMX Sidus Link App, DMX/RDM, LumenRadio CRMX
On-board, Sidus Link App, DMX/RDM, LumenRadio CRMX
Bluetooth Control Distance Approx. 30m Approx. 30m Approx. 30m ≤80m / ≤262.5ft ≤80m / ≤262.5ft ≤80m / ≤262.5ft ≤80m / ≤262.5ft
Wireless Control Distance Approx. 150m Approx. 150m Approx. 100m ≤100m / ≤328.1ft ≤100m / ≤328.1ft ≤100m / ≤328.1ft ≤100m / ≤328ft
Working Environment Temperature -10°C - 40°C -10°C - 40°C -10°C - 40°C -10ºC ~ 45ºC -10ºC ~ 45ºC -10ºC ~ 45ºC
-10º ~ 45ºC / 14ºF ~ 113ºF
Dimensions 47x47x600mm 47x47x1200mm 47x47x2300mm 30.4 x 4.5 x 4.3cm / 12.0 x 1.8 x 21.7in 60.4 x 4.5 x 4.3cm / 23.8 x 1.8 x 1.7in 120.4 x 4.5 x 4.3cm / 47.4 x 1.77 x 1.69in
30.0 x 4.0 x 3.5cm / 11.81 x 1.57 x 1.38in
Net. Weight 0.84kg 1.5kg 2.94kg 0.60kg  1.0kg  1.96kg 391g 


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