Prolycht has announced its new high-powered Orion 675 FS full-spectrum RGBACL color projector.
The Orion 675 FS uses a 6-color Hyperlight Color LED engine that mixes red, green, blue, amber, cyan, and lime to create a wider color gamut. Prolycht claims that this RGBACL technology used in the Orion 675 FS gives it the ability to outperform rival RGBWW-based projectors.
Design-wise, the light shares some similarities with an ARRI Orbiter. Both have removable quick release yoke frames, both use interchangeable optics and both have integrated power supplies and controllers.
- Power consumption of 675 W
- 6-color LED Hyperlight color engine
- CBT mode
- FREEZE mode
- X/Y mode
- Source mode
- Effects Mode
A real HMI replacement?
Prolycht claims that the Orion 675 FS is significantly brighter than a 1200W HMI device. In fact, they go so far as to claim that it is currently the most powerful fully color adjustable projector in the world. That’s not necessarily a big claim to make as there aren’t really that many fully color adjustable high power projectors on the market.
Prolychyt goes on to say that at 3200K, the Orion 675 FS is equal in output to a typical 5000W tungsten fixture. They also state that compared to LED projectors, the Orion 675 FS is brighter than 600W daylight only and is three times brighter than any other manufacturer’s RGBACL projector.
So what is its power output and how does it compare to other high powered projectors on the market? Well, below you can see. I’ve included daylight-only and bi-color fixtures that people are familiar with, so you have a good reference.
5600K 55° reflector @1m /3.3′
|Prolycht Orion 675 FS||91,530 lx**|
|ARRI orbiter (60° optics)||18,800 lux*|
|Aputure LS600x Pro||68,400lux|
|Aputure LS 600d Pro||111,000 lux*|
|Nanlite Forza 720||91,800 lux**|
|Nanlite Forza 720B||84,460 lux**|
* Independently tested
** Untested (claimed release)
The numbers suggest the Prolycht Orion 675 FS has about the same amount of output as a Nanlite Forza 720 when run at 5600K, and around 20,000 lx less than an Aputure LS 600d Pro. What you need to clearly remember is that these are daylight-only fixtures. If you look at a bi-color fixture like the Aputure LS 600x Pro, the Prolycht Orion 675 FS has around 23,000 lx of additional (claimed) output, and about the same amount as the claimed output of the Nanlite Forza 720B, although this light draws 125W more. If you compare the Orion 675 FS, it has 79% more output than the ARRI Orbiter.
When it comes to RGBWW projectors, the claimed power of the Prolycht Orion 675 FS is very impressive considering its power consumption.
The Orion 675 FS consumes 675W. Below you can see how it compares to the ARRI Orbiter, Aputure LS 600x Pro, Aputure LS 600d, and Nanlite Forza 720 and 720B. Remember that of all these lights, only the ARRI has RGBW capabilities.
|Prolycht Orion 675 FS||675W|
|Aputure LS600x Pro||720W|
|Aputure LS 600d Pro||720W|
|Nanlite Forza 720||800W|
|Nanlite Forza 720B||800W|
As you can see, the Prolycht consumes less power than the Aputure LS 600x Pro, Aputure LS 600d Pro, and Nanlite Forza 720 options. It draws 175W more than the ARRI Orbiter.
The Orion 675 FS can be powered from AC power or a 48V battery, with pass-through AC power for ease of use. The light has a built-in fan which can be set to quiet, low noise, medium speed, high speed or automatic.
Just like the ARRI Orbiter, the Orion 675 FS doesn’t have a separate power supply/controller, everything is built into the device. This design allows the light to be set up and used very quickly. The fixture weighs 21 lbs / 9.45 kg, which Prolycht says actually makes it lighter than comparable lower-powered lamps and some COB-type lamp heads with separate ballasts.
So how does this weight compare to other COB projectors such as the ARRI Orbiter, Aputure LS 600x Pro, Aputure LS 600d, and Nanlite Forza 720 and 720B? Below you can see:
|Prolycht Orion 675 FS||21 lbs / 9.45 kg|
|ARRI Orbiter||25.8 lbs / 11.7 kg*|
|Aputure LS600x Pro||22.62 lbs / 10.26 kg|
|Aputure LS 600d Pro||22.62 lbs / 10.26 kg|
|Nanlite Forza 720||21 lbs / 9.45 kg|
|Nanlite Forza 720B||21 lbs / 9.45 kg|
* Does not include yoke frame weight
Essentially, if you look at the weight comparison above, there isn’t a huge difference between the weight of the Prolycht Orion 675 FS and the Aputure LS 600x Pro, Aputure LS 600d Pro, and Nanlite Forza 720 options.
Remember that of all these lights, only the ARRI has RGBW capabilities.
Seven operating modes
The Orion 675 FS offers seven operating modes that you can use:
- CBT mode allows the Orion 675 FS to adjust the wide color temperature range of 1,800K to 20,000K with green/magenta offset throughout.
- X/Y mode enables accurately reproducible color in the entire CIE1931 color space.
- HSI-Mode lets you dial in hue, saturation, and intensity.
- FREEZE mode offers over 330 Lee and Rosco gel equivalents applied over 3200K or 5600K bases.
- Single color mode provides direct control of the six individual color channels in the Hyperlight color engine.
Moreover, the THE SOURCE The mode includes presets to replicate the output of over 40 types of light sources, and the EFFECTS The mode features a variety of multi-color effects, each with adjustable settings for colors and timing. In addition to the hundreds of preloaded settings, users can load their own presets into the Orion 675 FS.
Control of the Orion 675 FS is available on the luminaire itself, via DMX, CRMX LumenRadio, Ethernet, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth Mesh. ArtNet is also fully supported. Prolycht offers the free ChromaLink app for IOS or Android phones and tablets, and the Orion 675 FS can interface with popular light control software and hardware.
A high IP rating means the Orion 675 FS can be used outdoors in inclement weather.
A tilted yoke allows for a greater range of tilt when light modifiers such as softboxes are attached. It is reversible for better balance on light mounts if heavy lens accessories are used. The yoke is quick release mounted for easier storage and includes 1/4 20 threaded sockets for mounting future accessories.
The Orion 675 FS RGBACL Multicolor COB Transmitter uses an all-new internal geometric structure, creating a front surface just 40mm in diameter. This design creates crisp shadows with a wide, even beam spread and allows the use of a variety of Bowens mount accessories. The Orion 675 FS includes two reflector dishes (30 degrees and 55 degrees).
In addition to the many Bowens mount modifiers available for the Orion 675 FS, Prolycht will offer a 10 inch adjustable Fresnel lens with barndoors, a 60 inch soft dome and a 35 inch soft lantern. Additional lens modifiers are also provided by Prolycht and Dedolight.
What do you get?
Orion 675 FS Basic Kit
- Orion 675 FS luminaire
- 10 meter power cord (dial-up)
- 30 degree reflector/intensifier
- 55 degree reflector/intensifier
- Orion 675 FS Kit with Case (PL50002)
- Orion 675 FS Standard Kit
- Rolling rigid suitcase
Prolycht also offers an optional FS Fresnel lens kit and softbox.
Orion 675 FS Fresnel Lens (optional)
- 10″ Fresnel lens adjustable from 15 to 50 degrees
- 8 way barn doors
- Transport bag
Orion 675 FS Dome softbox (optional)
- 60″ Dome Softbox
- 2-layer internal diffuser
- Front grille (cloth)
- Transport bag
Price and availability
The Orion 675 FS base kit will have a list price of just US$3495 plus local taxes, but until June 1, 2022 users will be able to pre-order the light for just US$2795 from authorized Prolycht resellers in the US and in Canada, with similar products. offers available in Europe and the UK.
The Orion 675 FS will also be sold in a bundle with a rolling hard case and will also be discounted to US$3095 for the promotional period.