Setting a Battery Power Limit

Limit the power draw of Vortex fixtures to use with smaller capacity batteries.

To control the amount of power consumed by the fixture, you can set a limit in Watts. This limit can be adjusted in increments of 5W. By doing so, the brightness level of the unit will be automatically adjusted to stay within the set power limit.  

Please note that the power limit is applicable only when a DC input is detected, regardless of whether an AC source is also connected.

To set the power limit, navigate to MENU > Fixture Settings > Battery Power Limit.

The following icons are displayed in the status area at the top of the screen:

Setting a Power Limit 1

This icon indicates the unit is being powered via a battery source, and the power limit has been set but not yet reached.

Setting a Power Limit 2

The icon will turn yellow if the power limit has been exceeded. The unit will dim to keep within the set power limit.


The table below shows power requirements when running at maximum brightness. Battery Amp-Hour ratings should be chosen accordingly.


Selectable Wattage Range

Max Current Draw @ 48V


100 - 650W



50 - 325W