Big buzz at Arri this year is the newest addition to the Arri LED lighting fixture line of products, the Orbiter. This 500w, 33lb fixture offers a very long list of groundbreaking features.    

ARRI Spectra six-color light engine includes a red, green, blue, amber, cyan, and lime LED chipset making for a greater color range than the Arri Skypanel.  The unique array is made up of 190 LEDs that are 76 times smaller than the engine used in the Arri L10 fixture.  The CCT variables white light ranges between 2,000 and 20,000 degrees Kelvin and an average CRI > 98, average TLCI > 95 and average TM-30 > 94   It control interface supports a new integrated color sensor for matching ambient light.  This new feature complement the seven traditional Arri control modes including CCT, HSI, individual color, x/y coordinates, gel and source matching and lighting effects already found in the Skypanel control interface.   Orbiters Quick Lighting Mount (QLM) supports a variety of interchangeable optics including open face lenses including 15, 30 and 60 degrees, two different Ellipsoidal zoom ranges, three different Ellipsoidal fixed beam angles including 15, 25 and 35 degrees, three different dome optics including small (10in.), medium (20in.), large (35in.) and the light bank adapter for all your Chimera accessories.    

Take your Orbiter with you on the road with its Weatherproof Housing for use in all kinds of bad weather conditions including temperatures ranging from -4 to 113 degrees.    

Orbiter also has a Three-axis Accelerometer and Magnetometer to track pan, tilt, roll and heading, along with heat sensors for temperature control and an ambient light sensor that automatically dims the control-panel display.

The device is driven by Arri’s Lighting Operation System (LiOS) which has a new user interface accessed via a removable control panel with a four-inch display.

Connectivity options support Ethernet daisy-chaining, two USB-A ports for operating-system updates as well as Wi-Fi dongles and other third-party peripherals. LumenRadio’s CRMX technology is built-in for wireless DMX control, and two five-pin XLR DMX ports enable conventional DMX and RDM. It also includes a 48v DC input and supports an AC voltage range between 100v and 260v. 

Arri says the Orbiter is on track to begin shipments hopefully by the beginning of Q2 2020.