Litepanels®, A Vitec Group company, brings the Fresnel into the 21st century with the new Sola series. Offering beam control of 70° to 10°, 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 and Sola12 provide on-fixture motorized control of focus and local dimming via a convenient touch screen, 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. Additionally, Litepanels’ cool-to-the-touch lighting systems substantially cut down on air conditioning requirements in studio applications. Importantly, the Solas weigh only 1/3 as much as their HMI predecessors with no external ballasts. The fixtures have a universal AC input and can be used on any 85-245 watt power worldwide.
Litepanels Solas are available in three models. The Sola6 draws 75 watts yet produces output equivalent to a 650W tungsten unit, and weighs 6 lbs. (2.7kg). The Sola12 draws just 250 watts yet produces output equivalent to a 2000W tungsten and weighs only 14 lbs. (6.4kg). Designed for both on-camera and off-camera mounting, the SolaENG is only 4″ x 4″ x 5″ (102mm x 102mm x 127mm) and weighs just 10 ounces (.28kg). Employing a 3″ (7.62cm) lens, it draws 30 watts yet produces output equivalent to a 250W tungsten. The SolaENG runs on 10-20VDCsources such as camera batteries, or via an AC power adapter.
For more information on the Solas series of Fresnels and other Litepanels HD-friendly LED lighting systems, contact Litepanels, Inc., 16152 Saticoy Street, Van Nuys, CA 91406, Phone: 818/752-7009, Fax: 818/752-2437 Email: [email protected], www.litepanels.com