Zylight: F8 LED Fresnel enhanced12 September 2014
The collapsible F8 LED Fresnel that Zylight introduced last year has been upgraded with several refinements that deliver improved performance for field and studio applications.
The F8 delivers close to the light output of a traditional 1kW Fresnel and collapses to less than 10cm thick for easy transport. Its yoke mount has now been angled for greater positioning range and is able to accommodate 90º stand mounting. Plus, all locking and adjustment is done with a single knob.
On the light, the self-locking focus now automatically holds focus position. Other improvements include improved bellows design for smoother operation, a self-terminating DMX input, better protection from the elements and a new heat sink orientation that allows 20% better cooling.
“We have been blown away by the response to the F8. Broadcast studios, ENG news crews, commercial producers, independent filmmakers – our LED Fresnel has been embraced by video professionals across the industry,” said Joe Arnao, president of Zylight. “We went back to the drawing board to make the F8 even better, without changing the features that make it the most exciting lighting instrument on the market.”
Available in daylight (5600K) or tungsten (3200K) versions, the F8 draws just 100W, has a high CRI and its 20cm Schott glass lens maintains single shadow traditional Fresnel beam shaping. The fully dimmable F8 offers an adjustable beam spread (16-70º), with a patented focusing system for spot and flood operations, can be powered from a standard 14.4v camera battery or AC adapter, and is water resistant (IP54).