Sola Series LED Fresnel Lights Deliver!
Litepanels much anticipated LED Fresnel fixtures are shipping this month. As a matter of fact, in Latin America there’s a state-of-the-art new studio that's using dozens of new Sola6's to light their newscasts.
Offering beam control of 10° to 70°, the revolutionary new daylight-balanced Solas provide the controllability and single-shadow properties inherent in a Fresnel light, but utilize just a fraction of the power of conventional fixtures.
Like all Litepanels, Sola Fresnels feature instant dimming from 100% to 0 with no noticeable color shift. The SolaENG provides manual focus and dimming control via camera lens style ergonomic controls. The Sola6 provides on-fixture control of focus and local dimming via a convenient knob, 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% less power than conventional tungsten lights, with very little heat generation Solas weigh only 1/3 as much as their HMI predecessors with no external ballasts.
Litepanels Solas are now available in two models. The Sola6 draws 75 watts yet produces output equivalent to a 650W tungsten unit, and weighs 2.7kg (6 lbs). Designed for both on-camera and off-camera mounting, the SolaENG is only 102mm x 102mm x 127mm (4" x 4" x 5") and weighs just .28kg (10 ounces). Employing a 7.62cm (3") 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.