The Light Source

The Light Source is a North Carolina-based manufacturer of equipment for stage and studio. Known originally for their clamps, couplers and other handy hardware for mounting / hanging things, they have developed a robust LED lighting line.

The Light Source | MEGAFRESNEL

New to the NAB Show this year were their MEGAFresnel and MEGASoft lights. Based on their original engine these new lights have a high CRI and great light output at for a good value.

https://www.thelightsource.com

IKAN

Ikan’s Lyra RGBW 1×2 soft panel RGB Digital Color lights have high CRI chip LEDs paired with a soft panel, giving you a very soft wrapping light. Its variable color adjustability from 2700K-10000K is great for any light setup. The RGBW also, give the professional a variety of colors to play and create with. The beam angle of the light is a wide 110 degrees, making it possible to light a large area with a single fixture. The best thing about a Lyra soft light is the nice clean shadow you get from the light itself. The HSI color mode allows you to adjust the hue, saturation, and intensity,

The heavy-duty yoke and baby 5/8″ or 1 1/8″ Junior combo pin allow you to attach to any stand or use in any studio configurations. The quick set disk locking system allows professionals to lock the light in place when aiming the fixture.

The Ikan Onyx Digital Color Light is designed for color creation.  It has a RGBWA LED panel that has five color modes to satisfy the needs of the professional.   The RGBWA Mode allows you to control Red, Green, Blue, LEDs independently.   This allows the user to make literally millions of colors.   The Amber and White LED’s allow for a more accurate color temperature when reproducing daylight or tungsten lighting.  While CCT Mode offers color temperature control from 2800K to 10,000K.  The Hue shift of Magenta/Green gives the user better matching control when using this light with other LED fixtures. Saturation control on all the gels.  With a CRI/TLCI rating of 95, this light has all the color the camera can see. The Onyx digital color light has 33 different gels to choose from and 8 different built-in special effects.

https://ikancorp.com

Velvet Light

VELVET LIGHT is a high-power LED lighting technology developer and manufacturer of professional high output LED fixtures specially designed for the broadcasting industry. With manufacturing in Barcelona, Spain since 2008, they offer the Velvet Light line.

Teased at last year’s NAB now shipping is the line of waterproof fixtures called the EVO 2 Color. EVO full-color spectrum is an exclusive technology developed by VELVET Light for the film industry. The combination of 5 LEDs, (red, green, blue, warm white, cool white) extends the color possibilities over traditional RGBW technology, producing more natural white light and richer colors. Color filters can also be applied over any color temperatures with more output. The ultra-white inner reflector focuses the light from each LED onto the front diffuser resulting in a super soft uniform natural light at any color or white light setting. EVO’s ergonomic design makes it easy to work with. The two large, soft padded side handles make it easy to grab, even with gloves on. It has a robust 100% aluminum body and offers a weatherproof IP54 rating. The STUDIO versions offer an IP51 dustproof rating. The EVO offers several control opportunities:

  • The onboard control with color display and shock resistant buttons is easy to navigate.
  • DMX with RDM – both wired via 5 pin XLR and wireless (Lumen Radio)
  • LAN ethernet through the RJ45 connector

Control is also available through the Color Master APP, allowing quick and easy wireless control from your smartphone.

https://www.velvetlight.tv

Cineo

Lightblade LB Edge Series

NBCUniversal, in partnership with Cineo, has re-designed the ultimate creative lighting tools for Motion Picture and Broadcast:  the LightBlade Edge modular fixtures.

Individual Blades are the key component to the modular LightBlade Edge fixtures.  At 24″ (610mm) or 48″ (1.2m) wide by 2 1/2″ (64mm) deep, the individual LightBlades bring you both versatility and a low profile footprint that can efficiently and discreetly light even the darkest and tightest corners of your set.

Each individual LightBlade can operate as a stand-alone fixture, with internal AC power supply, control electronics with DMX and Local control.  Combining superior white light with innovative full-gamut saturated color technology, a single LightBlade delivers up to 5,000 lumens at an 80-watt power draw.  Both 24″ and 48″ LightBlades are the most powerful linear lighting engines on the market.

The LightBlade Edge fixtures offer a unique modular design.  LightBlades are integrated into the mounting system to create the Edge 160 (2-Blade) and Edge 320 (4-Blade) fixtures, delivering 10,000 or 20,000 lumens.  The LightBlades in the Edge fixture can be set to operate as an integrated light source, or they can operate independently for dynamic lighting effects.

The LightBlade Edge modular fixtures offer the simplicity of a complete lighting fixture with the flexibility of individual LightBlade control.

Lightblade LB800

Introducing the Lightblade LB800™, the latest professional lighting tool from NBCUniversal® and Cineo Lighting™.  The LB800 represents the latest technological advances within the Lightblade product line, with new features and even greater flexibility.

Like all LightBlade fixtures, the LB800 uses proprietary phosphor-converted white light LEDs, as well as phosphor-converted saturated color LEDs. These work together to create a balanced, natural-looking spectrum. The saturated color LEDs use the exact same dies as the white LEDs, so all light emitting elements of the LightBlade products carry identical thermal stability and perform over time with consistent color quality.

Additional features include support of both 8-bit and 16-bit DMX data, as well as multiple color space personalities.

Controlling the color space for each zone can be accomplished in either HSI + CCT mode, or RGB + CCT. The LB800 can store and recall multiple fixture settings for quick access to frequently used lighting parameters.

For dynamic lighting effects, the LB800 can be configured in 10 independent zones, with complete DMX/RDM control over each zone. For advanced use, all parameters for each zone are completely configurable via RDM.

The LB800 includes the same intuitive graphical user interface as the LB1K and Cineo Standard 410 delivering predictable, repeatable results. The fixture can be controlled locally or remotely with wired or built-in wireless CRMX control.

https://www.cineolighting.com

Fluotec

New from Fluotec at NAB was the CineLight 120 Quad. This Tunable Softlight square format quad LED panel is white light tunable in color temperatures from 2700k to 6600k and sports a reported 97 CRI.  The lightweight 24.25 lb fixture packs a power punch at only 266w.  Quad measures 21” high by 24” wide creating a very large and even source of light.  Quad is the largest light source in Flouotec’s Cinelight line of fixtures complementing its 1×4 brother, the Cinelight 60 1×2, and the Cinelight 30 1×1.  All can be controlled locally by the digital display or via industry standard DMX-512 control protocol. 

http://www.fluotec.net

LiteGear

Further expanding on the popular LiteMat, LiteGear introduced their LiteMat Spectrum. It can accurately reproduce any shade of white that the camera considers correct. That can be anywhere between 2,000K and 11,000K with +/- 8 points of tint correction. LiteMat Spectrum can also augment its white light with color accents. Saturated color can be delicately added with 100 shades of depth. LiteMat Spectrum can also improve post-production workflows.

https://www.litegear.com

Litepanels – Vitec Group

Litepanel’s booth was flashing this year, displaying their all new Gemini 1×1 Soft RGBWW LED panel. If you are familiar with the Gemini 2 x 1 this is the skinnier version. If not the Gemini has four operating modes; CCT, HIS, Gel, and Effects.  You can operate/control the Gemini with its onboard control screen or via DMX, wireless DMX, or Bluetooth. With the Gemini 1×1, you can easily switch between AC and battery, V-Mount or Gold Mount, since the Gemini 1×1 draws just 200W. 

https://www.litepanels.com/en/

Mole-Richardson Co.

You couldn’t stop by the Mole-Richardson booth and not notice their newest fixture, the 24” 20k LED was front and center.  This 3000 Watt LED will be shipping soon and comes in either 3200 or 5600K with a 95+ CRI. Gone are the days of a separate power supply for this giant. Simply use the two  included / detachable 20 ft. PowerCON TRUE1 to Edison cables with inline Toggle Switch.  Control is possible either by DMX or LumenRadio.

Mole Vari-Soft

Mole-Richardson Co. also expanded their already impressive line of variable white fixtures this year with the addition of the Vari-Soft Panel LED. The Vari-Soft Panel is 400 Watts, has a CCT range of 2700 – 6500k with +/- green, and a 95+ CRI.  When considering which panel light will be best for you, consider Mole-Richardson’s Vari-Soft Panel LED.

http://mole.com/

The Rag Place

We used to think of rabbit ears as an antenna atop older tv sets, but brand new to NAB 2019 was The Rag Place’s Rabbit-Ears! These new Rabbit-Ears mount quickly sets up the same SNAPBAGs on powerful LED fixtures including Arri Skypanel S60, Cineo HS Series, Creamsource Doppio, and even 2x BB&S Area 48s!

The SPOTS Gaffers Control is the essential tool for complete wireless control of DMX devices, with an intuitive touch screen interface. This is an “All-In-One” DMX console in StormCase™ casing. It comes with a 7” capacitive touch screen 800×480 pixels, Integrated CRMX LumenRadio™ transmitter, and Integrated Lithium-ion 70 W/h battery.14 addressable banks/512 DMX addresses. It’s also integrated with a DMX library including Arri, BB&S, Creamsource, Cineo, DMG, Astera, Quasar Science, Carpetlight, Litegear, Kino Flo, Litepanels, Dedolight, Aladdin, Exalux and more. You can update your DMX library via USB. Master setting via linear potentiometer.

http://trpworldwide.com

Chimera Lighting

Chimera is the premier designer and manufacturer of quality lighting products for film, video and still photography. Their lighting products consistently deliver award-winning imagery and are probably the most sought-after accessory for any lighting fixture. At NAB 2019, Chimera continued their product development with Litegear to create larger overheads with new F3. The F3 not only provides bright, even distribution of light, it also packs up into a convenient carrying case. If portability is, even more, your thing, then check out the Panel Lantern; small, portable, bright overhead lighting.

Chimera continues to add accessories like soft boxes, diffusers, barn doors, scrims and speed rings for almost every major lighting manufacturer on the market. If you need assistance figuring out which accessory goes with which fixture, check out their handy website: https://chimeralighting.com/speed-ring-finder/

AAdynTech by Sturdy Corp

AAdyntech has expanded its line of fixtures with the new Punch and JAB Quad panels.  At 278,000 Lumens (wow!), the Punch Quad has a 36” x 24” aperture.  It has the equivalent output of four of its popular Punch fixture and is IP65 rated, all in a single soft panel configuration.  The  JAB Quad is a smaller version with a 24” x 18” aperture. Both fixtures have variable white color temperature control from 2800K to 6000K with Plus/Minus green correction.  They are also RDM and wired and wireless DMX capable.  These fixtures are excellent for slow-motion photography as they are flicker-free up to 260,000 fps along with dimming.  You can power them with 100/277VAC-50/60HZ.  These fit a wide range of production needs and are very well built.  They dominate the sports lighting category for interviews and outdoor weather temporary set-ups and compete with HMIs with one-tenth the power required.

https://www.sturdycorp.com/led-lighting

BB&S Lighting

BB&S Lighting introduced the Area 48 Color a full-featured panel with Red, Green, Blue, 2700K & 5600K LEDs.  Do not be fooled by its small form factor.  The Color 48 boasts 13,000 lumens of precision color mixing with high CRI across the range.  Its features include :

  • No Color Shift During Dimming
  • Touchscreen for DMX/RDM tweaking
  • 97.5 TLCI throughout the white range
  • Full output at 5600°K & 2700°K
  • Extreme binning ensures the best LEDs
  • White light range: 2500°K to 10,000°K
  • Plus/minus green, plus/minus magenta settings
  • Full range dimming: 8/16 Bit 0% to 100%                      
  • 48V
  • Flicker-free at any frame rate
  • Super-fast synced strobe ability

https://www.bbslighting.com

AC Lighting

AC Lighting was awarded the 2019 NAB Product of the Year for their new Space Force onebytwo™, a cost-effective, bright, high-quality variable white LED soft light panel.  The onebytwo™ is a modern replacement for traditional soft sources used in TV studios, live broadcast, film, and photographic applications.

Highly efficient and natively single-source, the onebytwo™ offers variable Color Temperature between 2,800K and 6,000K, and has an output of up to 13,900 lumens. The extremely high quality, diffused light is matched by a superbly smooth dimming intensity gradation. Convection cooling provides quiet operation for studio applications.

https://www.aclighting.com/

SoftPanels

SoftPanels was at NAB showing their new approach to LED lighting.

What makes their soft-source LED fixtures different from others on the market is their built-in color meter and intelligent color management technology designed to provide color precision and smart control over the emitted light.

Each fixture undergoes a two-hour color temperature calibration process in the factory to +\- 80°K.  By doing this the displayed color temperature matches the actual light output. Many LED lights do not match their color preset buttons, and they are often off by more than 1000°K.

Each fixture also has an integrated digital color meter, with proprietary Autocolor™ matching technology.  This process can instantly read the current ambient color conditions, and then exactly color-balance their LED color output to match that of the scene’s ambient conditions for far more color consistency in a variety of studio and location applications and saving time correcting in post-production.

https://www.softpanels.video/

Lumos by DMLite

Lumos-Glow-PanelLumos continues to expand its LED lighting fixture line with both variable color and fully RGBW color changing capability.  The Lumos Glow Panel 200C (1k tungsten Output)and 400C (2.5k tungsten output) is ideal for location, commercial and entertainment.  Featuring a full range of white color temperature 2800k to 10,000k, all metal body, hybrid cooling system, flicker-free, stable dimming, standard DMX512/RDM, onboard useful 10 presets on a simple interface.

For those of you that looking for a white light only panel fixture, check out the brand new line of Lumos 200GT (30w), 300GT (50w), 500GT (120w) and 700GT (200w).  The “F” series is available if fixed color 3200k or 5600k.  The “MK” series is available in two separate adjustable color temperatures including 3200k-5600k or 2800k-6500k.  All available with 40, 55, or 85-degree lenses.  Ask your local Barbizon office about the battery mount (12-24v) and snap bag accessories.  All fixtures feature a 95+ CRI and come with a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty.

http://www.lumos.co.kr/

Mole Richardson

Last year Mole Richardson debuted is new Mole LED Variable-Color Fresnel with the 6” Vari-Baby LED (250w).  This year Mole Richardson expanded the line by adding the 8” Vari-Jr LED (350w), 10” Vari-Studio Junior (480w), the 14” Vari-Senior (900w) all the way up to the 20” to replace your 10k tungsten.

With a color temperature range of 2700k to 5600k, this Variable-Color series of fixtures features an onboard RGB color mixing display with the optics you come to expect from a Mole Richardson lighting fixtures.  All fixtures come with Lumen Radio and Bluetooth wireless control capability.  The standby draw is <.2 Amps Max. 30V DC making a 30v DC, Block Battery the perfect accessory for location shooting.

The Variable-Color series is also available in panels, soft lights, and space lights.

The MoleLED Variable-Color features:

  • Over 35,000 hours lamp life from on-board LED module
  • Universal A/C input voltage from 90-250v
  • True, Linear 100-0% local and remote dimming via DMX 512A
  • Silent dimming with little to no color shift
  • Universal Power Con AC input
  • All made in the USA

Coming soon is the 10” 5k tungsten replacement and the 17” 10k replacement.

Be on the lookout for the Mole Bluetooth app also coming soon.

http://mole.com

Kino Flo

Kino Flo’s FreeStyle 41 LED unleashes your creative side by using a quick-release system to remove the LED panel from the plastic housing. The smaller form factor and lightweight LED panel combined with four corner bumpers add further rigging versatility. The LED panel also includes an additional mating plate so it can still be mounted on a stand. Also on display was the new line of full color LED tube replacements. These will work in conjunction with the new FreeStyle power supply.

http://kinoflo.com/

Dedolight

Dedolight brought their range of studio and field LED fixtures to NAB this year. Their focusing fixtures include the stand or camera mounted Turbo series in tungsten, daylight or bicolor, the DLED2, and the DLED4.  If you need LED panel lights, they have the Felloni panel and the DLEDRama in different sizes and configurations.  The larger fixtures are DMX controlled and are at home in the studio or in the field.  Most of their fixtures are available in multi-head kits with all the accessories you could possibly need.

http://www.dedolight.com/

Litegear

Creating a buzz at the show was Litegear’s LiteBox, the perfect accessory for your new LiteTile+ Plus.  This modular system is designed so that you can mount your LiteTile to a lightweight rigid frame and then have the option of diffusing the LEDs at 1 inch (2.5 cm) or 6 inches (15 cm) away. LiteBox comes with the same three, familiar diffusers as LiteMat — so you can always integrate them together — and opaque fabric sides to eliminate spill light when used in the 6-inch deep version.  For rigging, LiteBox is surrounded by 1/4”-20 PEM® nuts and comes with an optional 5/8” baby pin adapter or grip head mounts.

Litegear also brought several pieces of gear to NAB this year that won’t be released until this summer, but brought a lot of interest to their booth.

The LiteMat Plus 8 is the largest and newest iteration of the popular LiteMat line.  It’s a 4’ x 4’ bi-color LED light source that only draws 400 watts.  It can be powered by battery or AC and is controllable via DMX.  It has front mount accessories available, like the Snapgrid, and it can be hung or velcroed to a wall, or mounted on a stand using its center ball mount.

They are also making an LED retrofit for the KinoFlo Image 80, 85, 87, and Flathead fluorescent fixtures.  Using the existing frame and yoke, the light engine installs over the existing reflector using 4 screws.  Also included is a new power supply/controller where you can choose tungsten, daylight, visual effects green or visual effects blue.  Perfect as a large soft source or chromakey light.

The LiteMat Spectrum brings camera compliant RGBW to the game to the LiteMat line.  Color balancing available from 2000k to 11,000K.  It has full spectrum color available, and color can be desaturated using the white light that you have color balanced to.  The controller allows you to select the type of camera you are shooting with to ensure compliance.  It also is controllable with onboard wireless DMX.

http://www.litegear.com/

Litepanels

LitePanels EffectsLitepanels launched a new 2’ x 1’ softlight this year called Gemini.  The Litepanels Gemini 2×1 LED soft panel provides a beautiful and wide source of soft, color accurate, full spectrum Daylight and Tungsten lighting. Gemini allows users quick and easy precision adjustment of light with three fully featured lighting modes; CCT Mode for true daylight and tungsten with +/- green fine-tuning, HSI Mode for total control over hue, saturation and intensity to create any color in the 360 color wheel at any intensity from 0-100% and Gel Mode to easily replicate the industry’s most popular gel sets with a daylight or tungsten source. The Gemini is truly versatile with its intuitive onboard controls and remote control options via standard DMX 512 protocol, wireless DMX or Bluetooth and can adapt to any lighting situation today’s Cinematographers and lighting professionals will find themselves in. The manual control knobs are sensitive to the speed of rotation and can either be finely tuned or when ramped up can adjust very quickly. Together with its lightweight design with built-in power supply, and full intensity mobile power operation, via 3pin XLR, the Gemini offers rapid rigging with fewer cables making it the perfect location light.

Chimera Lighting

Chimera Panel LanternChimera Lighting in partnership with LiteGear is excited to launch its newest product; the Panel Lantern, Powered by LiteGear. The LiteGear LED engine will feature 95+ CRI and TLCI ratings and the ability to achieve color temperatures anywhere from 2600 to 6000 degrees Kelvin. The panel lantern will be available in a kit which will include the LED head unit, a 24×24” collapsible Chimera Panel Frame, Lantern Fabric, dimmer, 12ft. head power cable and power supply. The entire kit fits conveniently in a ballistic bag and tips the scale at a TSA friendly 6lbs. The panel can be mounted any number of ways using a specially designed Matthews/Chimera Grip Head or panel clamp kits for use on a lighting stand or boom.

It’s versatility and compact size make it perfect for both studio and on location shoots. Chimera fully expects to be able to ship Panels around June of this year.

Chimera also makes durable, rugged, diffusers and softbanks designed and sized for most all the lighting fixtures on the market today.

http://chimeralighting.com/

Cineo

Cineo Standard 410Cineo has added yet another powerful creative tool to the lighting professional’s arsenal – the Standard 410. This fixture won the TV Technology “Best in Show,” adding to their already award-winning white-light quality with their innovative saturated color technology.  The Standard 410 delivers up to 25,000 lumens of beautiful, easily controllable, full-gamut light. The Standard 410 boasts a substantial 2’ x 1’ diffused illuminating surface, weighing less than 29 lbs., with a maximum power of 410 watts. Creating beautiful light within an extended color gamut is only part of the story. Cineo has developed an intuitive control strategy that allows predictable, repeatable results, either using the graphical control panel or remotely with wired or built-in wireless CRMX control. The strategy is simple: four controls or four DMX channels control the entire fixture in a single mode of operation:

Dim – Cineo’s Photo-Accurate Dimming™ maps the 0-100% dimming curve to actual camera stops for precise output control using the MASTER control locally or on the first DMX channel.

CCT – For color-accurate white light, choose the CCT as you would with any Cineo fixture using the CCT rotary control or the second DMX channel.

Saturation – controls the amount of saturated color to be added to the white light, from full white to fully saturated color, managed on the third DMX channel.

Hue – To optionally add saturated color, the HUE control adjusts the hue, the color of which is displayed on the control panel, or managed on the fourth DMX channel. With the Standard 410, the same color shading can be achieved regardless of the CCT used for photography. For example, +2 Green added to 3200K CCT will look the same as +2 Green at 5600K to the correctly white-balanced camera.

Rosco Laboratories

Rosco had some new things to unveil at NAB this year.

ROSCO Silk 205First, there was the Rosco Silk 205 and 305 LED soft light provides uncompromising light output for film and broadcast professionals. Designed to meet the requirements of the most discerning filmmaker, the Silk 205 LED light fixture has been specifically developed for film and video applications that demand extremely color-accurate, high-quality light.

Utilizing proprietary, state-of-the-art, tungsten & daylight balanced LEDs, Silk 205 and 305 LED fixtures to produce a high volume of broad-spectrum white light. With TLCI, CRI and R9 metrics in the high 90’s, the fixture is capable of producing a high volume of light output at color temperatures ranging from 2800K – 6500K.

Next there was the Best Of Show Award from DigitalVideomag. the MIX from Rosco and their new acquisition DMG Lumière.

MIX features 6-LED color mixing: Red + Lime + Green + Blue + Amber + White. This enables it to generate a wider gamut of colors than RGBW or RGBA fixtures. In addition, the Red and Lime emitters in the array are manufactured exclusively for MIX – meaning that it can create colors, tones, and hues that are only available from a MIX light. Every Rosco gel color in the MIX library has been authenticated by Rosco’s color experts as a match on tungsten and daylight sources – by eye, by meter, and by camera. In addition, the MIX control software also allows you to set the base color temperature of the light before adding color.

The MIX has no menus. Simply choose between three different modes (Gel, White and Color Mode) then choose the color temperature, color or Rosco gel color you desire from there.

Rosco DMG also showed their new myMIX App. It will allow filmmakers to easily control their MIX LED fixtures from their mobile device – and so much more! Whether you’re mixing your own colors from scratch, or modifying a Rosco gel color you’ve chosen – you can mix the color you need using the myMIX App. From there, you can save those colors into your own personal library of colors in the cloud to call up whenever you need them in the future. The myMIX App allows you to capture a color and then send it to your MIX LED lights. If the color isn’t quite right – no worries. Just like any other MIX color, you can adjust the hue, intensity, and saturation of your captured color until it’s exactly what you need – then save it to your library.

Introducing MIX from Rosco and DMG Lumière. MIX features 6-LED color mixing: Red + Lime + Green + Blue + Amber + White. This enables it to generate a wider gamut of colors than RGBW or RGBA fixtures. In addition, the Red and Lime emitters in the array are manufactured exclusively for MIX – meaning that it can create colors, tones, and hues that are only available from a MIX light. Every Rosco gel color in the MIX library has been authenticated by Rosco’s color experts as a match on tungsten and daylight sources – by eye, by meter, and by camera. In addition, the MIX control software also allows you to set the base color temperature of the light before adding color.

Amazing color control and preset setting will also be coming soon via the new myMIX App.

http://us.rosco.com/en

Ikan

Ikan OryonIkan was showing their new Oryon 14” and 18” Bi-Color 3200K-5600K Ring Light w/ 15mm Rail Adaptor, Light Stand, and batteries.  This new multi-mount ring light is available in 14” and 18” and has just the right amount of illumination to give any subject that sparkle in their eyes. The large diameter opening allows for any size camera to be used with the light.  The soft diffused LED’s give the ring light a bright but wrapping light that makes your subjects glow. The control knobs on the back of the allow you to quickly switch from brightness to color with a simple push of the button. The custom 15mm camera mount system allows the professional to adjust the camera to any height.  The heavy-duty compact stand folds up tightly and makes it easy to carry. The lights come in Bi-Color (3200K-5600K adjustable) with a 96 CRI and a 97 TLCI. Also with two Sony L batteries and Dual charger included this light give you up to 4 hours of uninterrupted light.

http://ikancorp.com/

DeSisti Lighting

DeSisti showed their new SoftLED 2 XL which has replaced the remote phosphor technology used in the SoftLEDs with Fixed White chips. These new chips are adding 50% more light output than their predecessors while retaining CRIs greater than 96 and TLCIs of 97.5. I was told that Lighting Designers had requested DeSisti to add a longer fixture with a larger surface area. It’s nice to know they listened and acting on those suggestions.  The SoftLED 2 XL uses the same power as the SoftLED 4 but is 20% brighter.

On another note, the Piccoletto joins the DeSisti line of Variable White Fresnels (2700K – 6500K). This is their 300W tungsten equivalent.

Photon Beard

Photon Beard Highlight LEDPhoton Beard is committed to keeping things simple and the Highlight LED does just that. They have taken their best remote phosphor technology and unique optical approach to providing a punchy full spectrum LED luminaire that has an excellent Color temperature and output rating that is guaranteed for 5 years. Adding a cyc hood to these fixtures makes them an excellent choice for lighting your green screen.

The fixtures can be operated locally or through DMX and this year they have added a USB port to the rear of the fixture, so firmware updates are simple as well.  The fixtures can dim from 100%-5% while maintaining a constant color temp. Cooling is passive so there is no issue with fan noise.

http://www.photonbeard.com/

Draco Broadcast – APARO

Dracast has revealed an attractive and round soft light under it’s Aparo brand dubbed the “Luna.” Based on the existing Silk Ray, these fixtures will come in larger sizes with a very narrow profile (at just over ½ an inch). Edge-mount LED’s point inward while a distribution panel creates a soft, 180 degree beam spread. According to Dracast, this technology mimics ambient light by eliminating hot spots and hard shadows. Available in either bicolor or daylight, this fixture will be ideal for portrait photography due to the exceptional softness and wrap it creates around the subject.

https://www.aparolight.com/

https://www.dracobroadcast.com