Gemini 1x1 Hard
The Powerful One
The most powerful 1x1 RGBWW LED Panel
The Gemini 1x1 Hard was the only light needed for this fast-paced action sequence.
With an outstanding output of over 3000 lux @10ft/3m and a narrow 46-degree beam angle, Gemini Hard casts intense white or richly saturated color further than any other 1x1 LED panel. Remove the diffuser for an incredibly bright raw light - 20% more powerful than a 200W HMI - or use the ultralight and domed diffusers included with Gemini Hard to deliver perfect soft light with outstanding brightness.
Tough enough to meet the rigorous demands of daily set life in the studio or on location, the compact and lightweight Gemini weighs just 13.2lbs/6kg for rapid rigging and easy transportation. Manufactured to industrial standards using durable, robust materials, Gemini is designed to protect your investment for years so you can rely on Gemini 1x1 Hard to work first time, every time.
The incredible power of Gemini Hard, expands the creative potential of a 1x1 panel. With more power to command and control, you can use a wide range of diffusion and creative light shaping tools, not possible with less powerful fixtures. Combined with full RGB control of over 16 million colors, 300 gels and 11 customizable special effects, the Gemini 1x1 Hard adapts to your imagination.
True to life color reproduction comes naturally with Gemini. With CRI and TLCI ratings of 98, Gemini 1x1 Hard delivers consistently accurate and dependable white light in any CCT from 2,700K – 10,000K with no color shift or flicker at any framerate, shutter angle, or at any intensity from 100-0.1%. You can be sure that everything in your scene, from close-up candlelight to brilliant sunlight, appears true to life and the skin tones of your on-screen talent are rendered perfectly.
With an incredibly bright output of over 3000 lux @10ft/3m, Gemini 1x1 Hard delivers the brightest and most accurate 1x1 light ever.
Gemini 1x1 Hard - 10ft/3m (Daylight)
Astra 6X - 10ft/3m (Daylight)
Gemini 1x1 Soft - 10ft/3m (Daylight)
“The Gemini Hard has an ineffable beauty that is almost a riddle until you try it. Hard-Soft, Directional-Diffusion, Headstrong-Gentle. As Philip Henslowe says repeatedly in Shakespeare in Love, “It's a mystery.” I would add, “It’s a beautiful mystery.”Jon Fauer ASCFilm & Digital Times
“The first time I took the Gemini 1x1 Hard out of the box, i knew it was made for the news business. The output is amazing and the unit is incredibly robust. There is no doubt in my mind that it will stand the test of time in a fast moving news environment.”Carlos Cortes, DoP
“The versatility of the Litepanels Gemini 1x1 Hard is amazing. Either if I need a quick fixture on a stand or a punchy source on a car rig, I know where to turn. And when the DP asks for a bit more directional light? I just pop the diffusor out and there it is!”Tobias Henriksson, Gaffer
“The Gemini Hard packs a punch. It’s great for outdoor work, and provides a soft, yet powerful source, that has a high CRI. I used 2 of them to light talent, under shade, with a sunlit background, and the results were great.”Mike Ladisa, DoP/Producer
“The 1x1 completely changed my thinking, I missed them on my next shoot because they are so versatile – I’m converted.”Joe Ransom, Cinematographer
“We’re delighted to have secured the first ten Gemini 1x1 Hard fixtures to add to our rental fleet. The Gemini 1x1 Hard is a versatile addition to the Gemini range, providing a smaller form factor delivering punch and high output with the ability to easily soften the light with a range of diffusers.”Dave Amphlett, Technical DirectorPanalux
“A simple intuitive light that with good full colour spectrum capabilities that can convert from a compact battery operated soft light to a more aggressive harder output. It’s been a real gem on set.”Julian White, Chief Lighting Technician
“The punch of the new Gemini is fantastic, as is the CRI. Shooting them through a silk, with so much range of adjustment, gave me confidence when working with windows in the background. The added diffusion panels were perfect for lighting talent quickly with a broad spread.”Geoff Nelson, Lighting Cameraman
Lensing the LEDs to a tighter beam angle than the 1x1 Soft concentrates the light into a smaller area and significantly increases the intensity of the beam. 46° is a standard used by the Astra 6X and still creates a light useable on talent without diffusion. Adding the domed diffuser will create a beautifully soft light with a wide beam angle for added wrap around subjects or consistent ambient lighting across an area, yet still with more power than the Gemini 1x1 Soft.
Gemini 1x1 Hard uses non-diffused, lensed LEDs to cast an intense beam of light further than any other 1x1 RGBWW panel. Because it uses multiple LEDs over a larger surface area, it will cast a different, slightly softer shadow to a single source light such as an HMI. However, its output is greater than a 200W HMI and this allows it to be used in a similar way to many hard lights that are then diffused, plus it has the added benefit of being useable on talent even without diffusion where necessary.
The Gemini 1x1 Hard comes supplied with an Ultra Light Diffuser and a Domed Diffuser. The Ultra Light Diffuser clips into the front face of the panel and offers a low level of diffusion but softens and widens the beam. The Domed Diffuser slides separately into the accessory rails (so both diffusers can be used at the same time) and is set around 5cm/2” from the LEDs. This softens the beam even further and homogenises the light across the front face. The domed diffuser is designed to allow some light to pass through the sides of the diffuser, widening the beam angle up to around 100°, to create a light that effortlessly wraps around the subject and creates a single, soft shadow.
Medium and Heavy clip-in diffusers are also available if required.
We know customers always want more! The answer to this is the dual or quad array. Stacking panels together increases the output proportionally (2x for a dual, 4x for a quad). With a quad array you’ll get 12,000 lux @10ft/3m (5,600K). That rig will run off 8x Anton/Bauer Dionic 26v 240Wh batteries for over 2 hours at full blast and weigh only about 50 lb / 23 kg (+27 lb / 12 kg with batteries and brackets). That’s a huge output, from a relatively lightweight, battery powered rig that can be disassembled into four 1x1 panels when needed.
No, it is perfectly safe to use the Gemini 1x1 Hard without any diffusion panels. The LEDs are protected by impact resistant lenses.