Aria Forte

Aria Forte

An upgrade from the already strong Aria Brio, the Aria Forte balances battery life, brightness, and even page coverage in one amazing, albeit pricey, package. Several features match the Brio, including the full-range dimmer, constant brightness to the end of the battery, a visual battery gauge, a powder-coated aluminum case (similar to a Manhasset stand), and a pleasant warm white light color. The most significant upgrade is in battery life, with the Lithium Polymer battery. In our tests, the Forte ran an incredible 8 hours 43 minutes on full brightness. We tried to reproduce their claim of 36 hours on half brightness, but after 50 hours the light was still going strong. Like the Lotus Design Pro 14, the light includes a small USB charger and a long cord, which could be useful in a pinch to charge while driving to a gig or in an airport. Unlike the Aria Brio, this light charges rapidly, with a 9-hour recharge time from empty, and can charge when in use. Our measurements show this light just slightly brighter than the Aria Brio, but it’s not likely you’d notice. The 14-inch wide Forte does not fold up, so the optional soft carrying bag (with a strap for one-hand carrying) is recommended for gigs.

Brightness:
1673 lux
 
Bulb Type:
LED
 
Light Color:
Warm White
 
Dimmer:
Full Range
 
Wall Power:
Included
 
Battery Power:
Rechargeable
 
Number of LEDs:
18
 
Power Used:
4.0 watts
 
Material:
Aluminum
 
Hot Surface:
No
 
Shields Audience:
Yes
 
Number of Clips:
2
 
Max. Lip Thickness:
0.45 in
 
Cord Length:
9 ft
 
Lights per Power Strip:
6
 
Battery Type:
LiPo
 
Number of Batteries:
1
 
Run Time (full brightness):
8.6 hrs
 
Recharge Time (from empty):
9.1 hrs
 
MSRP:
$189.95
 
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