Litepanels introduced a new series of Sola fresnels. The daylight-balanced Sola series offers beam control of 70° to 10° and single-shadow properties inherent in a Fresnel light, but with an LED light source, use just a fraction of the power of conventional fixtures.  Sola Fresnels are said to dim from 100% to 0 with no noticeable color shift, and the Sola ENG provides manual focus and dimming control via camera lens-style ergonomic controls.

The Sola6 and Sola12 provide on-fixture motorized control of focus and local dimming via a touch screen, and are also remote-controllable via their integrated DMX interface. Output is flicker free, remaining consistent even as the battery voltage goes down.

The Sola 6 draws only 75 watts, but is stated to produce a light output equivalent to a 650W tungsten unit, and weighs 6 lbs. (2.7kg).

The Sola 12 inherits the same efficiency drawing only 250 watts, but is also said to produce a light output equivalent to a 2000W tungsten and weighs only 14 lbs. (6.4kg).

The Sola ENG is only 4″ x 4″ x 5″ (102mm x 102mm x 127mm) and weighs just 10 ounces (.28kg). Employing a 3″ (7.62cm) lens, it draws 30 watts yet produces output equivalent to a 250W tungsten. The SolaENG runs on 10-20VDC sources such as camera batteries, or via an AC power adapter. It is designed for both on-camera and off-camera mounting.

Also new from Litepanels is MicroPro Hybrid light, the world’s first Continuous LED light combined with a “Flash” feature. This 9W fixture is the perfect complement for the motion-enabled DSLR cameras that are becoming increasingly popular. Use the “Continuous Mode” for the camera’s video capability and get beautiful wrap-around soft light. Or choose the “Flash” feature to produce a 400% brighter burst–just the ticket for a variety of still images.

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