The British lighting specialist Rotolight had first introduced its SmartSoft technology in its 1x1 Soft Light Titan X1 and X2. Using SmartSoft technology, the diffusion and therefore the focus and spread of the light can be adjusted electronically, eliminating the need for gels. Smartsoft technology uses light crystals that are diffuse in their natural state - when a voltage is applied, they become more transparent and brighter.
Rotolight SmartSoft Box on AEOS 2 Light
Now Rotolight has announced the SmartSoft Box, which is used in conjunction with the new 1.4 kg LED studio light AEOS 2, giving it an electronically variable diffusion of 1.5 f-stops. This makes it easy to switch between soft and hard light fall-off. Since possibility of control of the SmartSoft Box is already integrated in the AEOS 2 light, the electronic diffusion can be done by means of the integrated touch screen of the AEOS 2 light or alternatively via the new Rotolight app.
For filmmakers and photographers alike, the ability to change the light cast of an LED light at the touch of a button is a welcome simplification and acceleration of work, as it eliminates the need to manually install various gels and modifiers. The SmartSoft box itself can be mounted on the AEOS 2 in seconds.
Here is an explanation of the SmartSoft technology used in the Soft Light Titan X1 and X2 Soft Lights:
The Rotolight SmartSoft Box for the AEOS 2 LED studio light (which costs about 1,400 euros) is scheduled to hit the market on August 31, 2022, at a price of about 520 euros - it can already be pre-ordered now.
Rotolight SmartSoft Box on AEOS 2 light