French Television - Lots of Light, Little Space
The French TV broadcasting network has equipped its studio in Bordeaux with 11 Litepanels 1x1 flood lighting fixtures from supplier K5600 Lighting of Bouafle, France. Didier Gorbaty, DoP of Des Racines & Des Ailes and other programs, is a technical consultant for France Télévision. He says enthusiastically, "We decided on the Litepanels 1x1 LED lighting fixtures, as the studio is very small. We faced the challenge that there is very little space between the studio decor and the journalists. Being extremely flat, the fixtures are well suited to our studio. The speakers' faces are perfectly illuminated with the Litepanels using only minimal head room."
Another reason why he decided on the Litepanels lights is the color temperature. "There are a lot of plasma displays with a color temperature of 5600°K. Therefore, it is an added advantage to have Litepanels lights working at the same temperature. As TV news is produced in the studio, it is important that the faces be lit softly in a clear light, without any noticeable effects. The 1x1 fixtures are perfectly suited to this purpose."