LX1 from the makers of MediaLight
LX1 was launched in late 2020 by Scenic Labs, the makers of the #1 MediaLight Bias Light and worldwide publishers of the Spears & Munsil Benchmark, with the goal of making bias lighting great and affordable for everyone.
MediaLight has been recognized by many trusted sources as the finest bias light available anywhere. But we’re not going to lie. Maybe 20-30 times a day, people ask us why the MediaLight costs more than other bias lights. Couldn't we make a cheaper product? (The short answer is YES).
The reasons for the Medialight's cost are related to build quality and accessories:
- 66% more LEDs than budget bias lights
- Higher CRI (≥98 versus 75-80 for most)
- Strict binning (within 50K and Δuv .0005)
- Included remote control
- Included dimmer
- Included extension cord
- Included adapter.
- 5-Year Warranty
But, first and foremost, 98 and 99 CRI LEDs are expensive, and we included a lot more of them per meter than most strips include of cheap LEDs.
So, we wondered if maybe the MediaLight wasn’t over-engineered for some people.
You can get a decent TV for about $500, and it might suffer from some bloom or light bleed, but are you going to spend $80-90 for lights for a TV in that price range?
But does that mean that you should sacrifice lighting accuracy when color and tint are, as a whole, pretty great even on mid-range TVs?
We wanted to see if we could take away the extras that people weren’t willing to pay for (and weren’t included by competitors) and create a totally separate line of bias lights. You can still add a remote or a dimmer, but you only need to buy what you need. And if you have a 5v dimmer from your older light, it probably works with LX1.
This new bias light is called LX1. It’s not a MediaLight, but it’s from the same team and built on the same supply chain.
- CRI 95
- ISF-Certified 6500K LEDs
- 20 LEDs per meter, still more than cheaper strips but fewer than the MediaLight, which has 30 per meter
- USB connector and male and female DC connectors (The LX1 will work with virtually any 5v LED dimmer, compared to other cheap strips that only have USB connections).
- Copper PCB versus cheap alloy
- Two-Year Warranty
Being second-best at something doesn't sting as much when we are second only to MediaLight.