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Gekko adds high-brightness 6006-DD to karess range at IBC 2010

Gekko's karelesslite 6006-DD.

Gekko Technology announces a new addition to its range of LED-based video and film lighting equipment. A soft light designed for studio and location use, the karesslite 6006-DD has twice the number of emitters and hence twice the brightness of the existing karesslite 6006. Available in daylight (5600K), tungsten (3200K) versions, it incorporates a 6 x 12 emitter format in a 300 x 300 mm panel with a front-to-back depth of 165 mm and a weight of 4.8 kg including diffuser.

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"The 6006-DD is as compact and portable as the 6006 yet delivers the same 2600 lux at 1 metre brightness as the 600 x 300 mm karess 6012," comments Gekko Technology Managing Director David Amphlett. "It can be used as a single soft light source or deployed with additional karesslites to form a large multiple light source. Unlike traditional lighting products, colour temperature remains consistent throughout the full range of intensity variation. The light output is smooth and can be used either as a primary source or as fill."

Power can be derived from a single V-lock battery, a 12 to 40 V DC feed via an XLR 4 connector, or from a mains supply. Being LED-based, the karesslite 6006-DD is far more efficient than traditional film or video production lights and emits very little heat. Power consumption is 85 W, allowing more than 90 minutes of continuous operation from a single rear-mountable V-Lock battery.

Flexible control is a feature of Gekko's karesslite series, On-board dimming as well as integrated DMX are incorporated. An integral diffusion grating makes the output single-source with minimal light loss, and two egg crate options can be utilised to make the source more directional.

Accessories available include a Gekko swivel mount, yoke, encapsulated colour-correction gel sets, removable barndoors, honeycomb louvers, remote dimmer and soft transit case.

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About Gekko Technology

Gekko Technology produces versatile, robust and efficient LED-based luminaires for film, television, photographic and stage lighting. Intelligent design, combined with high-quality components, ensures accurate, consistent light output which render extremely well in image capture. Credits include Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Death Defying Acts, Mamma Mia, Golden Compass, Star Trek, Desperate Housewives and Date Night.

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