NAB2010: Litepanels Brings Fresnels to the 21st Century

 The daylight-balanced Solas provide the controllability and single-shadow properties inherent in a Fresnel light, but use just a fraction of the power of conventional fixtures.
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Litepanels is advancing Fresnel technology with the new Sola series, offering beam control of 70° to 10°.

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Litepanels Sola12 The daylight-balanced Solas, being demonstrated at the 2010 NAB Show, provide the controllability and single-shadow properties inherent in a Fresnel light, but use just a fraction of the power of conventional fixtures.

Like all Litepanels, Sola Fresnels feature instant dimming from 100 percent to zero with no noticeable color shift. The SolaENG 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 convenient touch screen, and are also remote-controllable via their integrated DMX interface. Output is fully flicker-free, and remains consistent even as the battery voltage goes down.

Employing Litepanels’ ultra-efficient LEDs, Solas draw 90 percent less power than conventional tungsten lights, with very little heat generation.

The Solas weigh only 1/3 as much as their HMI predecessors with no external ballasts. The fixtures have a universal AC input and can be used on any 85-245 watt power source.

Litepanels Solas are available in three models. The Sola6 draws 75 watts yet produces output equivalent to a 650W tungsten unit, and weighs 6 pounds (2.7kg). The Sola12 draws just 250 watts yet produces output equivalent to a 2000W tungsten and weighs only 14 pounds (6.4kg). Designed for both on-camera and off-camera mounting, the SolaENG is only 4x4x5 inches (102x102x127 millimeters) and weighs just 10 ounces (0.28kg). Employing a 3-inch (7.62-centimeter) lens, it draws 30 watts yet produces output equivalent to a 250W tungsten. The SolaENG runs on 10-20VDCsources such as camera batteries, or via an AC power adapter.

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