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Gemini 1×1 Hard

The Powerful One

The most powerful 1×1 RGBWW LED Panel

The power to create extraordinary.

Power your imagination to create the extraordinary on screen. With an incredibly bright output of over 3000 lux @10ft/3m, Gemini 1×1 Hard delivers the brightest and most accurate 1×1 light ever. Blast through a silk, build layers of diffusion or bounce light off a board, with precision control of hue, saturation, intensity, gels and effects, Gemini 1×1 Hard gives you the power to control and create your own extraordinary.

Gemini 1X1 Hard

One light for every use

The Gemini 1×1 Hard was the only light needed for this fast-paced action sequence.

Ultra-bright, hard and soft light

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 1×1 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.

Gemini 1X1 Hard showcasing different diffuser combinations
Gemini 1X1 lighting interview on football pitch

Lightweight design – industrial strength

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 1×1 Hard to work first time, every time.

Choice on demand for fast changing productions

The incredible power of Gemini Hard, expands the creative potential of a 1×1 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 1×1 Hard adapts to your imagination.

Multiple Gemini 1X1 Hard LED Panels being used within a studio space
Gemini 1X1 Hard showing a dynamic color range

Naturally Accurate in any scene

True to life color reproduction comes naturally with Gemini. With CRI and TLCI ratings of 98, Gemini 1×1 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.

One Light – Infinite Options

Go behind the scenes to discover how for Joe Ransom, Gemini 1×1 Hard was the one light solution for every scene in this fast-paced commercial shoot.

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Photometrics & Color Data

Highly accurate correlated color temperature control across the full spectrum from a warm 2,700K to a cool 10,000K with full plus minus green/magenta fine tuning.


With an incredibly bright output of over 3000 lux @10ft/3m, Gemini 1×1 Hard delivers the brightest and most accurate 1×1 light ever.
Gemini 1×1 Hard – 10ft/3m (Daylight)

3000 Lux

Astra 6X – 10ft/3m (Daylight)

1653 Lux

Gemini 1×1 Soft – 10ft/3m (Daylight)

614 Lux
Gemini 1X1 Hard LED Panel lighting music video

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

Product Overview

Gemini 1×1 Hard delivers the brightest and most accurate 1×1 light ever. Available with standard or pole-operated yoke.

Create, shape and modify

Creativity is unbound with the wide range of Gemini accessories delivering multiple ways to shape and modify light.  Softboxes, grids, barndoors and more fit simply and quickly to Gemini fixtures for endless lighting control options.

Litepanels accessories

Frequently asked questions

Why has the Gemini 1x1 Hard got a 46° beam angle?

Lensing the LEDs to a tighter beam angle than the 1×1 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 1×1 Soft.

Is the Gemini 1x1 Hard a true Hard light?

Gemini 1×1 Hard uses non-diffused, lensed LEDs to cast an intense beam of light further than any other 1×1 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.

Which diffusers come with the Gemini 1x1 Hard?

The Gemini 1×1 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.

How can I get more output?

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 1×1 panels when needed.

Do the LEDs need extra protection when the diffusion panels are removed?

No, it is perfectly safe to use the Gemini 1×1 Hard without any diffusion panels. The LEDs are protected by impact resistant lenses.

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