A new LED softlight range that offers a high colour rendering index of more than 95 has been launched by De Sisti. The Soft-LED 2 and Soft-LED 3 lights offer a light output that is almost twice that of an equivalent fluorescent fixture.
The lights use remote phosphor technology, with either two or three LED arrays, and offer a controlled beam white source (daylight or tungsten versions), ideal for multiple camera use in the studio. They produce soft shadows with even distribution and no pixel effect from the LED (which is a problem with some LED lights).
The compact, lightweight fixtures come with a choice of manual or pole operation, full dimming via DMX, and the LEDs are supplied with DC power throughout the 0 to 100% dimming range for flicker-free operation and smooth cross fades.
The lights are built using lightweight carbon steel, with low-glare black epoxy powder coating, and use high efficiency convection cooling. Accessories have been designed for one-handed installation, and the fixtures are available with either positive lock manual yokes, or pole-operated yokes that can be used either via the lighting pole for panning and tilting the lights or manually, as the mechanical activators are equipped with clutches.