The Litepanels story


Lighting a TV show, lighting an outside broadcast, lighting a sportscast, lighting a movie set, lighting The Pentagon, lighting The White House, lighting the International Space Station.

These lighting scenarios have one thing in common; they are all lit by Litepanels.

Litepanels® is the pioneering force that introduced LED panel lighting to the television and motion picture industries. Starting with the original 1x1 LED panel, it built on the phenomenal success of that light to develop ever-more innovative lighting solutions including on-camera lights, Fresnels and multi-color special effects lighting to become the first name that gaffers, DPs and cinematographers think of when it comes to LED lights.


In 2001, at the heart of the TV and moviemaking community, five Hollywood gaffers and lighting engineers joined together to revolutionize the way that lighting was used on sets.  Using newly emerging LED technology, they set out to create a lightweight, slim-profile fixture that would make it extremely versatile to rig, a characteristically soft, HD-friendly light, that could be infinitely dimmed with no noticeable shift in color temperature, an eco-friendly light that draws less energy with lower running costs and a light that generates practically no heat to keep the talent comfortable. The light they created was the now familiar 1x1 LED panel.

It was an instant hit with studios and lighting designers and an industry was born.

The wide range of lighting scenarios possible with Litepanels lights has made them the industry workhorse lights for network and streaming television productions such as Stranger Things, The Blacklist, 24 and Desperate Housewives as well as movies including The Hunger Games and Murder on the Orient Express.

Litepanels lighting solutions extend beyond television and feature production, and include the White House and Pentagon Briefing Rooms, the International Space Station, CNN’s Election Bus, news helicopters, and numerous TV news studios and ENG crews.


With a whole industry reliant on Litepanels lighting technology, it is no surprise that when the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences came to award its Technology and Engineering Emmy® to a lighting company for the first time in its history, Litepanels was the honored recipient.

Today - through a continued commitment to innovation - Litepanels still leads the way in LED lighting with several variants of its popular Astra series including; Daylight, Tungsten, Bi-color Soft and Bi-focus to meet specific lighting needs on set and the recent super-versatile Gemini series that introduces RGB colors in addition to accurate white and even offers instant gel replication and special effects.

No matter what you are looking to create, LED lighting solutions from Litepanels provide a better light for your vision.