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The Vitec Group to Showcase Litepanels at LDI 2017

Gemini 2x1 soft panel

The Vitec Group will highlight its award-winning Litepanels brand of LED lighting systems for the television, broadcast, video, and film industries. On display will be Gemini, the all-new Litepanels 2x1 soft panel, together with the company's Astra and Sola product lines.

At LDI 2017, the Vitec Group's Litepanels brand will showcase Gemini, among the industry's most accurate and agile softlights. Recently launched at IBC2017, Gemini is an all-new, 2x1 RGB-WW soft panel that combines daylight, tungsten, and red-green-blue LEDs with flexible, precise color adjustment for an accurate full-spectrum white light. Adding daylight and tungsten means lighting professionals can reliably achieve exceptional color and realistic skin tones -- eliminating the need for color correction and saving postproduction time and money.

Litepanels' next-generation Astra 3X and 6X LED lights will also be on display. Building on the quality and popularity of the innovative Astra 1x1 panel, the next-generation panels now feature a 50 percent increase in output with reduced power consumption for longer battery run time. This means the new Astra 6X is six times brighter than the original 1x1 version, while the Astra 3X is three times brighter. Both the Astra 3X and 6X are available in daylight and bi-color models.

The Astra Soft Bi-Color LED panel follows the Litepanels tradition of a 1-sq.-ft. form factor, designed with select, premium-quality, high-CRI, surface-mount LEDs and paired with a soft diffusion panel that provides a soft wrap-around quality perfect for lighting talent and taking the edge off reflective surfaces. The Astra Soft Bi-color has an impressive output that rates among the highest of soft LED panels. This higher intensity results in a longer throw and illuminates a wider area, allowing the panel to compete with strong exterior light sources or illuminate a large area effectively with just a single fixture.

The Litepanels Astra Bi-Focus light is a versatile and lightweight LED panel with the ability to adjust from a 48-degree flood to a 15-degree concentrated light with a turn of a dial. The Astra Bi-Focus offers the punch of a spot when shooting on location and when working with natural sunlight, with the flexibility to adjust the beam angle on the go. This model incorporates custom optics with two lens sets in the 1x1 panel array.

Litepanels will also showcase its daylight-balanced Sola 4+ and Sola 6+ Fresnel LED lights. Compared with their predecessors, the daylight-balanced Sola 4+ lights offer a greater than 120 percent increase in output, while the new Sola 6+ has an incredible 50 percent increase. The high-quality Sola range of Fresnels provides cool daylight illumination with the unique ability to control both focus and intensity via standard DMX512 protocol, with all of the single-shadow properties that traditional Fresnels offer for cutting and shaping. Since these lights are also LEDs, they can be powered with DC and operate without the heat generation of a traditional Fresnel.

"LDI has become a leading forum for lighting professionals working in a variety of spaces, from broadcast to live events and everywhere in between. It's an outstanding platform for us to showcase our industry-leading lineup of lighting products. Our new Gemini, for example, raises the bar for professional lighting once again by giving users the ability to light their talent with the industry's most accurate white light," adds Alan Ipakchian, product marketing manager, Litepanels.



(6 November 2017)

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