Litepanels Ships Sola 4 Fresnel LED Lighting Fixtures
Bury St Edmunds, UK: 21 February 2012 - Litepanels®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, is now shipping the Sola 4 Fresnel LED lighting fixture, the smallest DMX controllable LED Fresnel on the market.
The new focusable Sola 4 features a 100mm Fresnel lens and uses a small fraction of the power consumed by conventional fixtures. It employs Litepanels’ proprietary LEDs to produce the company’s hallmark soft light quality in 5600°K daylight colour balance.
Sola 4 is based on the same breakthrough Fresnel technology as Litepanels’ award-winning Sola 6™, but in a smaller, more lightweight form factor. It provides the controllability and light-shaping, single shadow properties inherent in a Fresnel light, focusing from 70 to 10 degrees. Like all Litepanels fixtures, Sola 4 can be dimmed from 100% to zero with no noticeable shift in colour temperature. Both focus and dimming can be controlled manually with dials on the fixture or via remote DMX.
The compact new Sola 4 weighs around 0.6kg and measures just 230mm x 205mm x 180mm. Its small size and minimal weight make it adaptable to both studio and field applications. Lighting technicians can easily attach the fixture to a studio lighting grid, lightweight stands or to scenery on location with standard grip equipment. Cool running Sola LED Fresnel fixtures generate very little heat, which is more pleasant for on-air talent, reduces air conditioning costs and makes handling easy.
Sola 4 draws only 30W of power, yet provides the luminance output of a 125W HMI Fresnel. This versatile light can be powered from AC (120-240V) or DC (via XLR). Optional accessories for the Sola 4 include 4-leaf barn doors and a gel filter set.
“Litepanels Sola 4s have gained a fast following among lighting directors and electronic field production (EFP) crews, who now have a precisely focusable and controllable daylight fixture in their light kits,” said Chris Marchitelli, Litepanels VP of global marketing. “Its small size and lightweight design make it ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications. This small fixture is helping to revolutionise the lighting industry.”