Comparing Godox P600Bi Hard vs Gemini 2x1 Hard

Welcome back to EssentialPhoto & Video blogs! Today, we’ll explore the differences between the Godox P600Bi and the Gemini 2x1 Hard Light Panel. Let’s get to it. 

Getting to Know about Godox P600Bi and Gemini 2x1 Hard Light  Panel 

The Godox P600Bi Hard panel is one of the latest additions to the professional KNOWLED LED light series. It is the latest LED panel that combines top-notch quality and remarkable performance for large-scale studio videography, broadcast filmmaking, and outdoor shooting. On the other hand, the Gemini 2x1 Hard boasts a design derived from the Gemini series, delivering the ultimate flexibility for endless creative lighting solutions in both studios and on locations. The Gemini 2x1 empowers users to capture incredible-quality lighting for cinematography, much like the Godox P600Bi. However, both lights have unique features that make them stand out from one another.

See the full details of the Godox P600Bi here. 

P600Bi Bi-Colour Light Panel By PixaPro
Knowled P600Bi
LitePanels Gemini 2x1 Hard LED light panel
Gemini 2x1 Hard


1. Type 

The Godox KNOWLED P600Bi Hard is a high-powered, bi-colour square LED light panel with a colour temperature range of 2800–6500K; the Gemini 2x1 Hard, on the other hand, is released as an RGBWW panel with a broad spectrum of colours (2700K - 10000K). 

In more detail, the P600Bi significantly produces white light with varying colour temperatures. For instance, warmer tones (2800K) may be preferred for creating a cosy and intimate atmosphere, while cooler tones (6500K) can mimic daylight for a more natural look. Furthermore, it offers consistency and even illumination, making it ideal for those who work on multiple projects. 

Similar blog: Godox KNOWLED P600Bi LED Video Panel: Pro Light for Film.

LitePanel Gemini 2x1 Hard Panel

The Gemini 2x1, in contrast, produces a full spectrum of colours, including red, green, blue, and warm white. With five chips included, the Gemini not only has a warm white chip but also a white chip. This means the Gemini 2x1 Hard panel is better at creating colour mixes to obtain white and more cooling than a regular RGB LED light. 

Model Panel Type 
P600Bi LED light 
Gemini 2x1 Hard RGBWW light 

2. Physical 

Both two lights are constructed with durable aluminium material that can withstand the most demanding photography applications. 

The Gemini 2x1 Hard is incredibly similar in design to the original 2x1, with only a few changes. Its new black colour distinguishes it from the previous model, ensuring easy identification. Despite its appearance change, the fixture still maintains its robust construction, and its IP20 rating makes it well-suited for the most demanding production environments. This fixture is available in either a regular yoke or a pole-operated yoke variant with dimensions of 63.4 x 32 x 17.6cm for a weight of 25.3 lbs (11.5kg), including the yoke and integrated power supply. 

Related blog: How to Install The Godox KNOWLED P600Bi.

P600Bi Bi-Colour 700W Panel for Filmmaking

On the other hand, to ensure effective heat dissipation during prolonged usage and consistent performance, even when the light is utilised at maximum power, the Godox P600Bi uses aerospace-grade material, including a thermal pad. Its U-Type mounting brackets allow for easy setup and secure mounting, whether on a light stand or when connected to the Junior Offset Arm (2-light array) and Junior Multi-Header (4-light array). With an extendable 1.8 power cable, the Godox P600Bi provides ample length for operations at greater distances. Weighting approximately 10kg, it stands out as a lightweight alternative to traditional panel lights with similar outputs. Moreover, its compact size not only makes it more energy-efficient and time-saving but also enhances portability for swift setup and transport. 

Read more: What are the differences between P600Bi hard light vs F600Bi flexible light.

3. Max. Power 

The Gemini 2x1 Hard LED panel draws 500W, which is 175W more than the original Gemini 2x1 Soft light panel. This upgrade in power consumption is likely to enhance the brightness and output capabilities of the light, providing users with a more powerful and versatile lighting solution. Despite the increase in power consumption, its power consumption is still lower than that of the Godox P600Bi, with maximum power at 700W. This feature is valuable for users who prioritise high power in their setups. Meanwhile, the P600Bi is perfect for professionals in various industries, such as film production and broadcast production. In contrast, whether you’re seeking a balance between power and energy efficiency, the Gemini 2x1 is a potent lighting tool. 

Model Max. Power
P600Bi Hard 700W
Gemini 2x1 Hard 500W

Godox P600Bi 700W Hard Panel for Filmmaking By PixaPro

4. Illuminance Data 

Despite being capable of large-area light, the P600Bi can also deliver high intensity at close distances. At a distance of one metre, the P600Bi demonstrates its impressive capability by producing 93,800 Lux illuminance at 5600K. At 3200K, the P600Bi reaches a maximum output of 84900 Lux at one metre. In comparison, the Gemini 2x1 LED panel also provides substantial illuminance levels, with 207000 Lux at 5600K and 180000 Lux at 3200K at a one-meter distance.

Godox KNOWLED P600Bi 700W Hard Panel for Filmmaking and Cinematography By PixaPro

While the Gemini Hard light offers higher Lux values at the same distance, the P600Bi Bi-colour LED panel’s performance is noteworthy and may still be sufficient for many professional applications. Therefore, whether shooting a feature film, documentary, or commercial, the P600Bi can help create captivating lighting and enhance production quality. 

Model Unit 1m 3m 5m
LitePanel Gemini 2x1 Hard
lux 180000 20000 7200
fc 16723 1858 669
lux 207000 23000 8280
fc 1923 2137 769
Godox KNOWLED P600Bi
lux 84900 10300 3900
fc 7890 960 362
lux 93800 11400 4300
fc 8720 1060 400

5. CRI and TLCI 

The P600Bi Hard panel allows for smooth dimming in 0.1 percent increments and has CRI and TLCI ratings over 96, leading to more vibrant and lifelike imagery. It is crucial in professional settings where maintaining colour fidelity is imperative, such as in film and television production, photography, or any application where true-to-life colours are essential. In comparison, the LitePanel Gemini 2x1, offering commendable colour rendering, is designed with a slightly lower CRI and TLCI rating of 95. While these ratings are generally considered very good, the distinction becomes apparent when aiming for the highest levels of colour accuracy and consistency.

Users who prioritise precise colour reproduction might find the P600Bi Hard panel’s higher ratings advantageous for their specific needs. In practical terms, while the LitePanel Gemini 2x1 Hard Light remains a solid choice, the Godox P600Bi LED Panel stands out as a versatile and advanced lighting solution, particularly excelling in smooth dimming and high-colour accuracy.

Model CRI and TLCI
P600Bi 96 and 96 
Gemini 2x1 Hard 95 and 95

P600Bi Bi-Colour 700W light By PixaPro

6. Price 

Both the Godox P600Bi LED panel and the LitePanel Gemini 2x1 target high-end industry professionals. The Godox P600Bi is sold at £1,122.00, while the LitePanels Gemini 2x1 is offered for sale at £4,173.83. This makes the P600Bi an ideal choice for professionals seeking high-quality lighting without the hefty price tag. 

Model Price 
P600Bi £1,122.00
Gemini 2x1 Hard £5,008.60


Additionally, the P600Bi Hard panel light is also a flexible lighting option that helps YouTubers and online content creators with large budgets. Its adjustable colour temperatures and easy-to-use interface make it possible to create high-quality videos in various settings, from short films to tutorials and original shows. Its compact size and portability make it a valuable asset for those who prioritise flexibility and exceptional lighting quality while on the go. 

Similar article: COMPARE LED Panel Video: Godox Knowled P600Bi vs Vortex 8.

P600Bi Panel Vs Gemini 2x1 Hard Light Panel By PixaPro

The Godox P600Bi Hard light is the perfect panel for photographers who want a powerful, reliable, and versatile solution. It offers plenty of power, wireless radio transmission, robust quality, and versatile settings. The P600Bi excels as a primary light source for portraits, enhancing skin tones and details with soft and even illumination. It adapts well to fashion, product, and studio photography, and its compatibility with accessories expands creative possibilities. 

The Gemini 2x1 Hard panel light has numerous applications, but it’s certainly not the best option if you're searching for a portable, energy-efficient lighting source to take with you when you are a solo photographer. The Gemini works well in studios and other places where you have a team of a few individuals or more. 


Specifications Table 

Brand Godox LitePanels
Model KNOWLED P600Bi Gemini 2x1
Price £1,122.00 £5,008.60
Type LED bi-colour light RGBWW light
Power Supply
100V - 240V ~ 50/60Hz, 7A
Max. Power 700W 500W
CCT 2800K–6500K 2700K–10000K
Brightness Range 0% to 100% 0% to 100%
FX Modes 11 N/A
CRI ≥96 95
TLCI ≥96 95
Protection Rating N/A IP20
Controlling Method DMX 512 Control (supports RDM protocol)/LumenRadio CRMX Control /2.4G Wireless Control/Bluetooth APP Control/Light Body Control
Built-in Wired DMX (RJ-45 and XLR5), Wireless DMX (LumenRadio) Module, and Bluetooth Module
Dimension 571mm*499mm*121mm (including U-type bracket)
Net Weight ≈10kg 25.4 lb


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