How To Improved Your LED Lights Collection: Using SL & SZ series

If you're looking for powerful LED lights that can handle a variety of photography needs, the SL series and SZ series are great options.

Currently, on the market, there are many light segments for photographers to choose from depending on their intended use. Therefore, Pixapro will analyse in detail Godox SZ150R/200Bi and SL II Series including SL150II/150IIBi/200II/300II

We here at EssentialPhoto are also able to offer a 24 Month UK Based Warranty Period for each of our Lighting units. It allows us to offer detailed and professional advice and support throughout this period. From here, you can generally figure out the key main strengths and weaknesses of these brands and also choose the appropriate flash. 



Godox SZ150Bi and SL150 

Coloured Gels 

The first feature which is only had in SZ150R is No Need For Coloured Gels. Since the SZ150R is an RGB LED light, you may choose from 36,000 different colours and tints to practically any colour you can imagine. It can help you build the tone for your movie or photo. Green/Magenta control is another function of the SZ150R. It enables you to fine-tune the lighting's colour tint so that it completely matches the surrounding light or produces the ideal skin tones. 

This is a little bit different on Godox SL150II/150IIBi as these lights are using a COB LED chip. It has a maximum output of 150W and can be dimmed down to about 10% of its full power. With the standard seven-inch reflector that is provided, it offers a brightness of more than 58,000 lux at one metre. And the maximum power for SL200II B at 200W is higher than the 2 above products and can also produce more brightness at 74,000 lux. The Godox SL300II has the highest power at 300W COB LED chip that is extremely strong and produces 99,300 lux at one metre. For ultimate precision, it also has stepless power adjustment from 100% power to 0% power.

Bi-Colour Feature

The next feature is only having on SZ150/200Bi which is Bi-Colour. It will allow the light to change its colour temperature to any value between 2800K and 6500K. To avoid having unfavourable mixed lighting in your scene, you can use this to match the colour temperature of the SZ150R/200Bi/150Bi with the colour temperature of the ambient illumination in your shooting area.



Godox LED Light SZ200Bi and SL200II 

With the colour temperature at 5600K for Godox SL150II compared to tungsten lights, which primarily convert energy into heat, LED lights use about 90% less energy and operate cooler as a result. As LED lights don't add to heat buildup, this makes the shooting environment much more comfortable for your subject and lowers air conditioning expenditures. LED lights are less prone to impact damage because they are solid and do not have a delicate filament. In comparison to CFLs and several times longer than tungsten bulbs, LEDs have a lifespan of up to 50,000 hours.

Impeccable Colour Accuracy

Excellent colour rendition capabilities are present in the SZ150R/200Bi. You may be sure that the colours in your video or photos will be faithfully reproduced with a CRIof 97. The SZ150R/200Bi tube lights are appropriate for usage in broadcast and television production since they have a TLCI of 96. On this feature, both series are having the same value for CRI and TLCI. With a CRI of 96 and a TLCI rating of 97, the Godox SL150II/200II/300II exhibits flawless colour quality. This makes it suitable for professional broadcasting use, as well as for cinematography, television production, and other video applications. As you can get the greatest depiction of colour imaginable. It is also appropriate for still photography, such as taking pictures of people and objects.

Silent Mode

When recording video interviews or other scenarios where fan noise may be an issue, the SZ150R/200Bi's Silent mode is perfect. Since you won't have to worry about needing to remove fan noise during post-production. This will save you a tonne of time. This is very similar to the feature in Godox SLII Series as the product will reduce as much fan noise as possible. The SL150II/200II/300II has a special heat-dissipation technology that increases airflow or more effectively dissipates heat for a practically silent operation. This qualifies the SL150II for usage in all filmmaking scenarios.



Godox LED light SZ200Bi and SL300II

Lighting Effect-presets

The SZ150R has 37 different lighting effects that make it simple to imitate a variety of lighting situations, like TV sets, fireworks, fire, candlelight, police car lights, and more. The SZ200Bi comes with eight different lighting effects that make it simple to reproduce a variety of lighting situations. 

For the SLII Series like SL150II/200II, Godox has decided to use FX Special Effect mode that enables you to mimic lighting effects like flashing, storm, TV, and broken bulbs. It expands your creative options for photography and cinematography. Users can quickly imitate a variety of lighting conditions by using the SL150IIBi's array of 9 different lighting effects. With the SL300II's variety of integrated special effect settings, you can replicate different lighting scenarios for your filmmaking. Ideal for bringing drama and mood to your filmmaking endeavours. With this feature, photographers can customize everything more than Godox SZ150R.


With the SZ150R/200Bi, you may change the beam angle of your light anywhere between 20° and 65° using a dial on the side of the lamp. This gives you the option to alter the lighting's appearance and feel without necessarily changing the modifier or light source. There is no zoom function for Godox SLII Series but it has a special feature. It allows the photographer to dimmer the dial brightness in 10% increments between 100 and 10%. 

Bowen S-Type Mount

This type of mount is the same for both SZ and SLII Series which is using Bowen S-Type mount. The Godox product uses a variety of different modifiers and accessories because it utilises the well-known Bowens S-Type modifier mount. As a result, both series' potential is essentially limitless. The widely used Bowens S-Type Bayonet Mount is used by the SL150II/200II/300II, using with a variety of lighting modifiers, such as softboxes, reflectors, snoots, beauty dishes, and fresnel lenses, among others.

Robust and Lightweight 

Despite having a Professional-Grade Metal Outer-Casing, the SL150II is only 2.95kg in weight. This eliminates the need for them to transport bulky tungsten fixtures with generators wherever they go. By measuring the weight, the SZ200Bi is lightest at 2.54kg. And the next one is SZ150R at 2.65kg. For the SL150Bi/200II/300II, these models are the heaviest light among both series which have 3.07kg, 3.33kg, and 3.62kg, respectively. 

Wireless Receiver 

One of three methods can be used to control the SZ150R/200Bi. The GODOX Light smartphone app, the 2.4GHz Wireless Remote control (Available Separately), or the control panel on the SZ150R/200Bi itself can all be used to operate the light directly. This is the same for Godox SL II Series as it also has the built-in 2.4GHz Wireless remote receiver which allows you to utilise a wireless remote control (available separately) to manage up to 32 channels at once. 

DMX Support

This is a special feature of SZ150R/200Bi which is DMX Support. There is no specification about this feature in the SL II Series. With the SZ150R/200Bi, you may use DMX control to manage one or more units from a single DMX control console. This makes it perfect for bigger television or video projects as well as for theatrical performances.

Firmware update

The SZ150R/200Bi supports firmware updates, making it possible to add improvements and new capabilities as they become available in the future. This guarantees that your light has all the features, regardless of when it was first purchased.

Final Words

To sum up, the Godox SZ150 is a crucial component of any gear for aspiring and seasoned photographers and filmmakers. For the above user type and videographers who need illumination both in the studio and on-site, the Godox SL150II/200II is a strong, affordable option. Based on users' needs, take more consideration of the strengths and weaknesses of these products.

EssentialPhoto and PiXAPRO are pleased to be a direct partner of Godox in the United Kingdom, with the largest collection of Godox stock available in the UK. So you can be confident with the support and assistance we provide. As we are representing Godox at The Photography Show 2022, this further shows our partnership and commitment to the Godox Brand, and we are always looking to expand this further. 

Brand Godox
Model SZ150 SZ200BI SL150II SL150IIBi Bi-Colour SL200II SL300II
Price £501.99 £402.00 £327.99 £395.99 £424.99 £455.00
Max. Power 150W 200W 150W 150W 200W 320W
Colour Temperature 2800 – 6500K 2800 – 6500K 5600K 2800 – 6500K 5600K ± 200K 5600K ± 200K
Brightness @ 1m Max. Diffused Light of Focal length – 19,000 lux
Min. Diffused Light of Focal length – 26,000 lux
32,500 lux 58,000 LUX @ 1m 30,000 lux 74,000 LUX @1m
99,300 LUX @1m (with Standard Reflector) 12,900 LUX @1m (Bare Bulb)
Power Range 0 - 100% 0 - 100% 10%-100% 0 - 100% 0% - 100% 0% - 100%
CRI 97 97 96 96 96 96
TLCI 96 96 97 97 97 97
Zoom Range Beam Angle 20° - 65° Beam Angle 20° - 65° No data No data No data No data
Power Supply AC 100V-240V (50/60Hz) AC 100V-240V (50/60Hz) AC 100V-240V (50/60Hz) AC100V – 240V (50/60Hz) AC100V – 240V (50/60Hz) No data
Display Colour Display Colour Display No data Colour Display No data No data
Special Effects Modes 37 8 No data 9 No data 8
Control Methods 2.4GHx Wireless Remote, Godox Light Smartphone App, DMX console 2.4GHx Wireless Remote, Godox Light Smartphone App, DMX console 2.4GHz Wireless Remote, Rear Control Panel 2.4GHz Wireless Remote, Rear Control Panel 2.4GHz Wireless Remote, Rear Control Panel
2.4GHz Wireless Remote, Rear Control Panel
Wireless Remote Range Approx. 50m (with RC-R9 Remote) Approx. 50m (with RC-R9 Remote) Approx. 50m (with RC-A6 Remote) Approx. 50m (with RC-A6 Remote) Approx. 50m (with RC-A6 Remote)
Approx. 50m (with RC-A6 Remote)
Number of Channels 32 32 32 32 32 32
Number of Groups 16 (A, B, C, D, E and F, 0-9) 16 (A, B, C, D, E and F, 0-9) 16 (A, B, C, D, E and F, 0-9) 16 (A, B, C, D, E and F, 0-9) 16 (A, B, C, D, E and F, 0-9)
16 (A, B, C, D, E and F, 0-9)
Operation Temperature -10°C – 40°C -10°C – 40°C No data -10°C – 40°C No data -10°C – 40°C
Dimensions 336mm x 190.6mm x 165mm 336mm x 198.6mm x 165mm 34 x 20 x 16cm 120mm x 38mm x 15mm 36.7 x 20 x 16cm
362 x 194 x 311mm
Net-weight 2.65kg 2.54kg 2.95kg 3.07kg 3.33kg 3.62kg
Accessory Mount Bowens S-Type Bowens S-Type Bowens S-Type Bowens S-Type Bowens S-Type
Bowens S-Type