Creamsource Vortex4

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3 Year Australian Warranty

Introducing the Vortex4, the latest fixture in the Creamsource Vortex series.

The Vortex4 is a 325W high powered LED system in a 1x1 format. This fixture shares many key elements of its predecessor Vortex8, including the narrow native beam angle of 20° and the evolving CreamOS Operating System.


  • A premium high powered 1×1 LED fixture designed for heavy use in all conditions.⁠
  • 325W of LED power providing the equivalent output to a HMI 575W Fresnel.⁠
  • IP65 Water resistant with a built in power supply and all the advanced connectivity for professional use.⁠
  • Optimised for a range of applications with RGBW, a wide CCT range 2200k-15000k and high speed modes for shooting up to 5000fps.⁠
  • Sync Input for Triggering and Syncing to Camera Shutter.⁠
  • A native 20° beam angle for extreme punch and intensity. This can be diffused with the Creamsource Dome.⁠
  • With the high power output an active cooling system is in place with nearly silent fans and effective heat dissipation through the machined chassis.⁠


Material Aluminium/Technopolymer
Light Source RGBW LED
CRI Typical 95
TLCI Typical 95
Beam Angle, SPOT Lens 20° (Half Peak Angle)
Tilt Angle 360°
Photometrics 3200K:
48,500 lx / 4,507 fc @ 1m / 3.3ft
15,000 lx / 1,394 fc @ 2m / 6.6ft
6,700 lx / 623 fc @ 3m / 9.8ft
3,900 lx / 362 fc @ 4m / 13.1ft
2,500 lx / 232 fc @ 5m / 16.4 ft
1,700 lx / 158 fc @ 6m / 19.7 ft
53,100 lx / 4,935 fc @ 1m / 3.3ft
16,300 lx / 1,515 fc @ 2m / 6.6ft
7,300 lx / 678 fc @ 3m / 9.8ft
4,200 lx / 390 fc @ 4m / 13.1ft
2,700 lx / 251 fc @ 5m / 16.4 ft
1,900 lx / 177 fc @ 6m / 19.7 ft
Mounting 8x 3/8” Threaded Insert Rigging Points
Yoke Removable quick release yoke
Filter Rails 2 Filter Rails for Secondary Lenses, Diffusers, Accessories
User interface High Precision Digital Magnetic Encoder, Backlit Keypad, Colour LCD Display
Dimming 0-100% with High Resolution, Super-Smooth Low End Mode
High Speed Capability Over 5000fps Flicker Free in High Speed Mode
Synchronization Sync Input for Triggering and Syncing to Camera Shutter
Max Ambient Temperature 40°C
Cooling Low noise variable speed fans
Estimated LED Lifespan 50,000hrs (L70)
Input (AC) 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz, Max 3.3A. Neutrik PowerConTrue connector
Input (DC) 48V DC, Max 6.9A, Can run at 100% brightness on DC input
Protection Class IP65
Weight 9.76kg / 21.5lb (Excluding Yoke)
1.64kg / 3.6lb (Yoke weight)
Dimensions 380 x 380 x 121mm / 15” x 15” x 4.8” (Excluding Yoke)
525 x 570 x 179.25mm / 20.7” x 22.4” x 7.1” (Including Yoke)
Warranty 3 Years on Fixtures, 12 Months on Accessories
Certifications Pending: CE, ETL and FCC
Control On-Board Interface, DMX via standard 5-pin XLR connectors, Wired Remote Control
Accessory, Integrated Lumen radio Timo Two with Bluetooth, Ethernet, USB Type A


What's In The box

Creamsource Vortex4 325W Colour Including Yoke
1x Head
1x Yoke
1x Diffusion
1x Power Cable

Creamsource Vortex4 325W Colour Including Yoke Softbag and Dome
1x Head
1x Yoke
1x Softbag
1x Dome
1x Diffusion
1x Power Cable


More Info

The Vortex4 is a 1x1 RGBW all-in-one lighting system with integrated power supply and antennas. A punchy 20° beam gives a reading of 7,300lux @3m. This fixture has a CCT range from 2200K to 15000K and four independently controllable zones. Vortex can be used as a hard light or soft light with the Creamsource Diffuser or Dome.

Effects, colour gels and our latest ‘FrameSync’ technology are built into the latest CreamOS architecture. Like it’s big brother, Vortex4 has no problem with bad weather, messy effects machines or extreme dust. The Vortex4 is IP65 water resistant and sealed for the ultimate security and efficiency.

Vortex4 adopts ‘Vortex Connect’ including LumenRadio TimoTwo built in, Ethernet with sACN, Bluetooth, Wifi, 5pin DMX, USB type A and Creamsource Accessory port, enabling a plethora of control possibilities and future protocol support. New rigging points have been built into Vortex4 to accommodate rapid rigging of large arrays of units. Battery powered operation is also supported with a dedicated 48V DC input.


The Vortex4 is built and designed to withstand all weather conditions and is rated IP65. The Vortex4 is an ultraquiet fan-based system with optimum thermal efficiency. The fan system and heatsink placement allows for core electronics to be sealed and isolated. This ensures the ultimate safety and piece of mid when operating in volatile conditions or heavy effects environments.

Only premium waterproof connectors have been used in this series allowing all functions to be used in all weather conditions.


The Vortex4 is a 325W hard light with a beam angle of 20°. This 1x1 fixture gives the meter a workout, reading 7,300 lux at 3m / 9.8ft. Similar to the output of a 575W HMI equivalent.

The versatility of a narrow beam source is obvious. Both the artistic and technical needs to diffuse or shape the beam, create the flexibility needed to perform a range of tasks and provide a number of different lighting aesthetics.


The Vortex Series has been built with new software architecture at its base, supporting a myriad of new features, protocols and connectivity mediums making the future evolution of CreamOS very exciting.

Such evolution has come to fruition with a number of recent innovations in the space including the all-new FrameSync and like the Vortex 8, multizone control is also available with 4 zones on the Vortex4. All of these evolving functions are wrapped into a new user interface, enhancing the user experience.

Interfacing with 3rd party equipment, apps and the internet is possible across the Vortex series.

LumenRadio TimoTwo, Ethernet, Bluetooth, 5pin DMX, Wifi, USB typeA and Creamsource Accessory port are all available on the antennaless Vortex4 offering endless potential communication and remote control.


Our design team spend endless hours experimenting with new technologies, techniques and materials to maximise the quality and the efficiency of the Creamsource experience.

The Vortex4 is no different. As Vortex8 puts a steak in the ground as a household name, we can’t help but think about the things we can do to improve the Creamsource products. Such improvements can be seen in the growth from Vortex8 to Vortex4.

Not only is it our goal to make our lighting fixtures perform to the highest standards, we also strive to achieve our own artistic standards.



How to update

1. Copy the file to the root level of USB drive. Only one *.sfb update file should be copied onto the drive at a time.

2. Insert USB drive into USB connector on Vortex.

3. Power up Vortex and it will automatically update to the version copied on the USB drive. This will take 1-2 minutes

4. Safely remove USB drive once the update is complete.

*USB Drives need to be formatted as FAT or FAT32. If the Vortex fails to read the USB drive, please try one from a different manufacturer. Maximum drive size is 32GB

Download CreamOS Firmware 2.0.0

Download CreamOS Firmware Release Notes

Download Creamsource Vortex4 Datasheet