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MAC Group Europe becomes UK & Ireland Distributor for NanLite, providers of specialist lighting equipment

MAC Group EU is announced as a Distributor for NanLite in the UK and Ireland, a broad, versatile range of LED lights and accessories designed to help all sorts of image-makers and storytellers achieve their vision.

The original company was established in 1992 with the goal of creating a better LED light. What followed was a relentless pursuit by a team of passionate and skilled engineers and product designers, to make the best range of continuous (LED) lights possible, with a focus on quality. Along the way, they earned over 100 patents as well as a reputation for exceptional customer service and for listening to customers in the continual refinement of products.

NanLite’s current range is the latest in a quest to create the ultimate range of LED solutions which includes Monolights, Panels, Tubes, Ringlights and Accessories. For anyone working and creating in the video, photo, beauty or content creation communities, there is a powerful NanLite product range with a host of accessories to expand creative potential.

“With over 31 years of expertise, relationships and thought-leadership launching brands across every creative category, we couldn’t have picked a better partner to help on this incredibly exciting next stage of our company development,” said Nancy Zheng, NanLite owner.

“I can’t begin to list all the things that impress me about the entire NanLite team,” said Gary Sutton, MAC Group Europe Managing Director. “NanLite controls nearly 100% of their manufacturing process, unlike many other lighting companies which source components from various third parties. This allows them to respond quickly to customer needs with state-of-the-art technologies and the highest level of quality control.”

Terry Caws, MAC Group Europe’s incoming NanLite Product Marketing Manager commented: “Having been privileged to have been a part of the exponential growth of the NanLite brand, with the support and experience gained by our MAC Group US colleagues, the MAC Group Europe team and NanLite, are ready to take the brand to the next level in the UK & Ireland. As the photographic industry continutes to evolve, many photographers and content creators are finding increasing and ever more demanding applications for continuous lighting, and as such the requirements for quality, robust and versatile products grow. NanLite products cater to all these needs, and our aim is to become first choice brand in this market.”

The NanLite range includes:


The FS series of COB LED lights have an integrated design that combines the control unit, power adapter and lamp head all-in-one. Adopting a new innovation in lighting technology, this series produces ultra-bright but evenly soft light output that’s ideal for studio work. Offering 11 customisable practical effects that help creatives to simulate complex lighting effects, and ideal for studio rail system applications where the FS Series ultilises the Bowens fit light shaping products.

Forza Series Monolight Style LEDs

The Forza Series LEDs from NanLite are monolight-style light fixtures with remarkable light output relative to their size. The top-of-the-line Forza 500 weighs only 5.95 lbs and employs a COB LED module to output 93350 Lux of 5600K daylight-balanced light at one metre. All while maintaining a high CRI/TLCI of 98/95, ensuring accurate colour rendition.

Compac Series Soft Light LED Panels

Compac Series Studio LED panels from NanLite achieve lighting similar to large softboxes but at a fraction of the size and none of the setup time. Their soft, beautiful wraparound light and space-saving design makes them an ideal option for lighting portraits, interviews, headshots, live streaming, food photography, vlogging, product photography, and more.

MixPad 11 Series RGBWW LED Light Panels 

The NanLite MixPad 11 Series offers a versatile LED illumination in a ultra-compact, portable package. The lightweight, slimline design with its generous surface area is packed with professional-grade features. 15 Special effects, soft and hard light in one button, and a choice of output settings, this series offer an ideal solution for location interview work, the home studio environment, E-commerce shoots, interviews and short video shoots.

NanLite Pavotube 11 6C 

The PavoTube II 6C offers a combination of a linear and diffused light source, this provides a soft light without the need for further softening accessories. Small enough to be packed into a small bag or pocket, it is perfect as a close distance fill light or further away to add ambience to any scene as a decorative light.

NanLite Litolite 5C

The LitoLite 5C RGBWW Mini LED Panel puts studio-quality lighting in your pocket.  An amazingly bright, portable and cordless lighting fixture featuring an internal Li-Ion battery with USB-C Charging, adjustable colour temperature from 7500-2700K with green to magenta shift, 360° of hue control with 100 levels of colour saturation adjustment, as well as 15 pre-programmed adjustable special lighting effects.

NanLite PavoTube RGB+W LED Tubes 

NanLite PavoTube RGB+W LED Tubes are an amazingly versatile lighting fixture that features zero to 100% dimming, as well as a full spectrum RGB. Pre-programmed special lighting effects in a simple-to-master menu system make it easy to imitate lighting scenarios that can otherwise be tricky to recreate. This lightweight tube is available in two-foot and four-foot length with the colour temperature adjustable from 6500-2700K, a CRI of 98 and a TLCI of 95 this device exceeds most studio lighting needs. It also features a choice of over 360 static light colours on the RGB spectrum and can cycle through the entire spectrum at a speed of your choice. Both two-foot and four-foot variants are available as single lights as well as two light and four light kits.

Halo Series LED Ring Lights

NanLite Halo series LED ring lights are incredibly versatile light sources with a Colour Rendering Index (CRI) score of 95, a Television Lighting Consistency Index (TLCI) of 93 and can adapt themselves to a vast range of needs and projects. Well-suited for beauty lighting, vlogging, live streaming, makeup application and tutorials, portrait photography and small product photography, Halo LED ring lights from NanLite provide an attractive, soft, near-shadowless light quality with interesting, ring-shaped catchlights in the eyes of your subject.

The NanLite range of specialist lighting equipment is available now from approved MAC Group EU retailers.