News Production & Post

Litepanels LED Fresnel line expands

21 March 2012

The professional lighting pioneer is making big news with LED Fresnel fixtures by introducing a new member of its daylight balance Sola Series of Fresnels, along with the entirely new Inca Series of tungsten balanced Fresnels. The Sola 4 daylight Fresnel focusable fixture features a 10cm Fresnel lens and uses a small fraction of the power consumed by conventional fixtures. It employs Litepanels’ proprietary LEDs to produce the company’s hallmark soft light quality daylight colour balance. The Sola 4 is based on the same breakthrough Fresnel technology as Litepanels’ Sola 6, but in a smaller, more lightweight form factor. It provides the controllability and light-shaping, single shadow properties inherent in a Fresnel light, with a range of focusing from 70 to 10°. A new line of Litepanels’ tungsten-balance Fresnel fixtures, the Inca Series, will make its worldwide premiere. The Inca 6 and Inca 4 mirror the capabilities of their daylight counterparts in the Sola Series of Fresnels, but will output tungsten-balance light that can be integrated with light from legacy tungsten fixtures. Like the Sola series, new Inca Fresnel fixtures feature a lightweight form factor, 1/3rd that of traditional Fresnels. They provide the controllability and light-shaping, single shadow properties inherent in a Fresnel light, focusing from 70 to 10°. Litepanels will also unveil new on-camera LED lighting fixtures, the Croma (variable colour-temperature) and Luma (daylight). The Croma can illuminate in any colour temperature from daylight to tungsten via an on-fixture control knob, suitable for run-and-gun news shooters, event videographers and still photographers who move rapidly from one light environment to the next. The Luma provides powerful daylight illumination that is perfect for fill light when shooting outdoors or in similar colour temperature conditions. They draw just 9W of current, with comparable light output to that of a 40W (HMI) to 90W (tungsten) fixture, with long life from AA batteries, or both fixtures can also be powered off an AC adapter. Also making its NAB debut will be Litepanels’ Hilio high-intensity LED lighting fixture. The daylight-balanced Hilio is a small-footprint LED fixture capable of emitting daylight illumination over a 6.1 – 7.6 M distance, without requiring an external ballast. It draws just 115W (while providing comparable illumination equivalent to a 575W HMI), and offers bulb life of 50,000 hours while operating from 100-240VAC 50/60 Hz, or 24VDC battery. C6025


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