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Dracast Fresnel 2000 Daylight LED Light

Dracast Fresnel 2000 Daylight LED Light
Key Features
  • 7" Fresnel Lens
  • 20-60 Degree Adjustable Beam Angle
  • Daylight Balance: 5,600K
  • CRI: > 90
The Fresnel 2000 Daylight LED Light from Dracast is packed with the latest LED technology backed with solid construction, intuitive design and a wide 20-60 degree range of beam adjustment. The daylight balanced light has a Kelvin temperature or 5,600 for work outdoors or to match other light sources such as HMIs. Dimming from 10-100% is easily done locally on the unit or remotely via DMX.
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Dracast Fresnel 2000 Daylight Overview

The Fresnel 2000 Daylight LED Light from Dracast is packed with the latest LED technology backed with solid construction, intuitive design and a wide 20-60 degree range of beam adjustment. The daylight balanced light has a Kelvin temperature or 5,600 for work outdoors or to match other light sources such as HMIs. Dimming from 10-100% is easily done locally on the unit or remotely via DMX.

The Fresnel 2000 outputs the equivalent of a 2,000W tungsten halogen Fresnel while running cool to the touch and consuming a fraction of the power, resulting in lower HVAC running costs in the studio and a quick return on your investment. The light ships with a 100-240 VAC power adapter for worldwide use and it also runs on 24 VDC in locations where mains power is unavailable. The Fresnel 2000 comes with a 5/8" receiver for hanging or stand mounting.

UPC: 683405283560

Dracast Fresnel 2000 Daylight Specs

Light Fixture
Item Type1 x LED Fresnel
Included Light Modifier1 x Barndoors
Photometrics20° at 5600K
192 fc / 2070 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m*
238 fc / 2556 Lux at 2.95' / 0.9 m
68 fc / 727 Lux at 5.91' / 1.8 m
33 fc / 355 Lux at 8.86' / 2.7 m
29 fc / 317 Lux at 12.14' / 3.7 m
60° at 5600K
330 fc / 3553 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m*
408 fc / 4386 Lux at 2.95' / 0.9 m
117 fc / 1258 Lux at 5.91' / 1.8 m
54 fc / 585 Lux at 8.86' / 2.7 m
32 fc / 340 Lux at 12.14' / 3.7 m

*Standardized Measurement Calculated Internally Based on Closest Distance
Color Temperature5600K
Color Accuracy StandardCRI 90
Cooling SystemPassive
DimmingYes, Built-In Dimmer
10 to 100% (Continuous)
Beam Angle20 to 60°
Front Accessory MountProprietary
Lens TypeFresnel
Lens Diameter7" / 17.8 cm
Power & I/O
Power SourceAC to DC Adapter (Included)
Battery (Not Included)
Inputs/Outputs1 x XLR 3-Pin DMX Input
1 x XLR 3-Pin DMX Output
Battery1 x Rechargeable (Not Included)
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
DC Input Power24 VDC
Included Adapter / Cable1 x Edison Plug to Unspecified AC to DC Adapter
Inline SwitchNo
Power Pass-ThruNo
Power Consumption200 W
Yoke TypeManually-Operated Yoke
Fixture Mounting1 x 5/8" Receiver (Via Yoke Mount)
IP RatingIP21
Storage Temperature32 to 158°F / 0 to 70°C
MaterialsAluminum (Housing)
Dimensions20.4 x 18.9 x 13" / 51.8 x 48 x 33 cm (Fixture with Barndoors/Yoke)
Weight26.45 lb / 12 kg (Fixture with Barndoors/Yoke)
Packaging Info
Package Weight24 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)17.9 x 16.6 x 14.6"

Dracast Fresnel 2000 Daylight Reviews

Solid build and beautiful even light.

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-11-21

Very solid light with a wonderful and even light in both spot and wide. It's closer in brightness to my old 1k Strand Century tungsten Fresnel lights...perhaps 1 or 2 stops dimmer, but this Dracast has a much more even, manageable light source. The older tungsten lights always required a little diffusion to help even the spot that was always present in the center. Not nearly as bright as the 2K equivalent I was hoping for (about half), but a very well built and pleasing light source. Will buy more.

Great lighting!

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-09-22

I am an established photographer and I was looking for some new lighting. I found this and decided to get it because it was portable and lightweight. I do a lot of outside shooting and this is the perfect light for that. It does not get hot either, which is very lovely. A great investment!

Portable and Strong!

By Kelterss
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-08-21

Professional lights are a dime a dozen, but all of them only have partial parts that are great. This LED fresnel takes the cake because it does everything that it says it does, and there is no complicated part to it. It's a light that works great, with no unneeded bells and whistles. If you are a videographer (semi- or pro), you'll find the light weight capability of this LED panel is great for whatever your needs are. It easily portable so that you can move yourself to the scene you are filming, but still maintains the professional quality you require. It will not get hot and the light output is perfect for what you're looking for. Since it is a LED fresnel light, you'll see that it has all of the fresnel advantages, like the beam intensity and the longer distance that it illuminates. The LED portion comes into play by the energy-efficient and other pros to having a LED light. Just by infusing these two elements alone, it's already a great product. The color accuracy with this LED fresnel light is a huge plus. You don't have to worry about strange tints or color hues creeping into the purity and strength of the light even if you use it for the 2 hours straight. You can count on the color temperature to stay constant and consistent as long as the light is in use. Since it has built-in DMX controls, you are able to control everything with an external DMX panel. This LED fresnel light is all about bringing you the best light out there, and with all of the needs you require. This is better than a panel, and it's portable...pretty fantastic, don't you think?

Perfect Lighting for Many Reasons!

By J.D.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-05-14

As a professional videographer I need the perfect lighting for my work which includes indie films and documentaries. I was looking for something portable and lightweight that didn't get hot yet gave a lot of light output. What I love is this light is an LED fresnel. It takes the same advantages of a traditional fresnel light (beam intensity, longer distance) yet has the energy-saving and efficiency pros of an LED light. I'm a fan of the color accuracy-- the purity of the light is great and has no weird color tints. The color temperature remains consistent, no matter how long I use it (30 min-2 hrs), the temp is always accurate and does not dip. How great is that? Another great feature is that this also has built-in DMX controls, so you can control it with an external DMX panel. If you're looking for well priced lighting that's light weight, has great color accuracy and is priced well-this is a great choice!

Great light at a great value

Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-05-14

I needed a high output daylight balanced light source for my light kit and was originally looking for a 400W HMI but finding them cost prohibitive. I started looking into alternatives and discovered the Fresnel 2000 by Dracast. I can honestly say that this light is better in every way and I couldn't be happier with it. This light offers similar throw to a 400W HMI but doesn't require strike time to warm up or cool down, you can adjust spot to flood with the turn of a dial rather than changing lenses, it's more energy efficient and doesn't get hot, you don't have to lug around a ballast, it's fully dimmable, and all for less than half the price of the HMI. The quality of the light is also excellent, no visible color spikes like with cheaper LEDs. With a CRI rating of 90+ colors look as they should. Overall an excellent product and invaluable part of my light kit.


By AmandaLS
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-03-25

I love this light! I was looking for a LED panel that was easily transportable because I never know where I'll end up working. I enjoy the LED aspect because there are same advantages of the traditional fresnel lighting along with the energy-saving and efficient aspects. This light is lightweight and the panel doesn't get hot which is a major plus as well. You can easily control the DMX with the external DMX panel. What I really love though is that the color temperature is so reliable. There are no weird color tints when in use. I've used this for anywhere between 30 minutes to a couple of hours with very accurate color temperature throughout the whole shoot. Overall this is my favorite light to work with due to it's reliability and quality. Highly recommended!

Dracast Fresnel 2000 Versus Arri 2000 and Arri 1000 Studio

By Allen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-11-03

I’ve been shooting video content with my Red camera for years with several Arri Tungsten fixtures.  And I’ve have my eye on adding LED fixtures to my rig for some time.  I’ve purchased 2 of the Dracast 2000 Daylight Fresnels and I thought I’d share some observations and comparisons between the Dracast 2000 LED Fresnel and the Arri Studio 1000 and 2000 Tungsten fixtures.   Since I shoot most of my footage at 5600 Kelvin, at that setting the Daylight Dracast has a lot of punch. I have to use color conversion gels on my tungsten Arri Fresnels to convert to 5600K.  So, when comparing in Daylight temps, the Dracast 2000 has a few more stops of output than the converted Arri Studio 1000.  Just a size note…the size of the Dracast 2000 Fresnel is about the same size as the Arri Studio 1000 Fresnel.  When comparing Dracasts 2000 against an Arri 2000 fresnel…the Arri 2000 is a beast.  It’s big and it’s heavy, it’s really hot, let’s say extremely hot, and it requires so much power.  It really needs it’s own 20 amp circuit.  Interestingly, when I compared the Daylight Dracast 2000 to the converted Arri 2000 (using the gel to convert to 5600K) I got the same light output measurements.   Another thing that I typically do when shooting videos is to diffuse the fresnels to soften the shadows.  I compared the Dracast with the soft box and the Arri 1000 with a conversion gel and diffusion.  With this setup, the Dracast had about 1 stop more output than the Arri Studio 1000.  When comparing the soft box setup on the Dracast to the Arri 2000 with gel and diffusion, the Arri 2000 had 1 stop higher output.   Just to compare bare and raw output, I took meter readings with the Dracast in it’s default 5600K and the Arri Studio 1000 in it’s default 3200K and the Arri tungsten 1k had 2 more stops of output.  I also compared the Arri 2000 with it’s raw tungsten output and it was 5 stops brighter than the Dracast 2000.  So in their native form, the tungsten Arri Studio 1000 has more punch than the Dracast 2000, and the Arri 2000 has significantly more raw punch.  I’ve seen this mentioned before…remember that if you go with the Bi-Colored version, you only end up with half the output on either 3200K or 5600K.  You get max output when they are mixed together.  This is why I went with the daylight version…to get the most punch in 5600K setups.   I shoot a lot of videos in rooms where natural light may be spilling in a window and I need to match for daylight…so for me in most of my shooting scenarios, the Dracast 2000 is a winner.  Add to that, less power draw...I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been on shoots and had to find the breaker boxes after blowing them.  Then spending time trying to find another receptacle thats on a different circuit.  Add to that the fact that the LEDs remain cool.  Not having to wait for the fixtures to cool before taking them down to reset for the next scene setup is fantastic!  I’m looking forward to adding more of these to my lighting arsenal.

Impressive Performance at a Very Reasonable Price

By Andrea Joiner
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-10-07

I've only been working as a videographer for about two years, mostly part time, but every now and then I get a great gig to work on during my vacation time. I decided to purchase the Dracast LED 2000 Fresnel because I was going to be traveling to Central America to work on a travel documentary, and I wanted a portable and lightweight LED panel that would be easy and convenient to carry. I also wanted to find something that wouldn't over heat in the hot tropical climates of Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. I feel like I made a great choice. Not only did the Dracast LED 2000 Fresnel deliver on my expectations of convenience and portability, but I can also give it great marks for things like energy saving (I get up to two hours on it, depending on how I am using it), while still providing excellent beam intensity and long distance capabilities. It's essentially an LED fresnel. The color quality is impressively accurate, offering a pure light and no funky color tints. I also appreciated the built in DMX controls that I could control with my external panel. Highly recommended accessory.

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Would it be possible to attach a beauty dish to this for portrait work?
Asked by: James J.
Unfortunately, there are no connections that would allow a beauty dish to be connected to this fixture.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-25


What are the real world footcandle readings for this light at 5', 10' and 15' in spot mode?
Asked by: James
At 15: 7,500 lux @ 6.0' (1.8 m) Fc 696.7728 1,800 lux @ 12' (3.6 m) Fc 167.225472790 lux @ 18' (5.5 m) Fc 73.3934016
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-25


Replacement bulbs, how to purchase?
Asked by: Josh W.
The Dracast Fresnel 2000 Daylight LED Light does not use replaceable bulbs; it uses an LED light array, which is not user-replaceable. If there is an issue with the light fixture or the LED light array becomes inoperable, you would have to send the unit back to Dracast for repair/replacement.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-25


What is the hmi equivalent of this?
Asked by: Peter D.
It has the equivalent approximately of a 400w HMI light.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-25


We currently use a set of 28 HMI's for a duration of 15 hrs for a photo production that runs year round. Is this equipment durable enough to be in such an environment?
Asked by: Summer R.
Yes, Dracast are built very well and LED lights can be used continuous for that time frame.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-25

Why is there no on/off switch?

Why is there no on/off switch?
Asked by: Mitch
Dracast says that it intended for the dimmer dial on the Dracast Fresnel 2000 Daylight LED Light to control the power. By dialing it down to "0" yu are effectively turning the light off.
Answered by: byron
Date published: 2020-06-09


My unit has a high pitch whistle sound that can be heard when turned on. Is this normal? I know older HMI's have silent modes but I I can't get an answer from Dracast on this, they are giving me the silent treatment.
Asked by: Garrett
How weight is it ?
Answered by: Yu
Date published: 2018-12-26


Can you power this from a 24 volt battery if so what is the input connection?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes. There is a 24-volt input on the right side of the unit. I don't know what the connector is called, though. It's circle-shaped, and the outside of it is threaded. The inside is a half inch in diameter (I measured), and has two pins. It looks rather like a male XLR connector (so in other words your cable would have to be female), except that there are only two pins instead of the standard 3. There is a nub in the top of the inside of the circle to prevent a cable being inserted upside-down (one of the pins has positive polarity and the other has negative). I'm sorry I don't know what this connector is called, but if you want to contact me directly I can probably email you a picture of it if that would help.
Answered by: Matthew S.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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