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Litepanels Introduces New MicroPro Hybrid

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Litepanels®, A Vitec Group brand, introduces the MicroPro Hybrid™, the first professional LED light to combine “continuous output” and a “flash” feature in a single fixture.

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The Hybrid’s “Continuous Mode” provides luminous, wrap around soft output that beautifully complements the camera’s video capability in today’s motion-enabled DSLR cameras. The “Flash” feature produces a 400% brighter burst, which is perfect for illuminating a variety of still images.

Litepanels MicroPro Hybrid on-camera light runs off standard AA batteries, harnessing the company’s Emmy Award-winning LED technology in alightweight, compact design. The Hybrid offers soft, directional lighting with the same warmth and outstanding color characteristics that make Litepanels an integral part of television, broadcast news, motion picture and still photo shoots worldwide.

MicroPro Hybrid produces 1.5 hours of continuous output from 6 AA batteries or 5-6 hours from Energizer e2 Lithium cells. The system can be run off of either standard or rechargeable batteries. Power can be supplied optionally through a convenient 5-16V input jack located on the back of the unit.

At the top of the Hybrid housing, a convenient integrated dimmer offers instant 100% to 0 dimming with minimal color shift. Output is flicker free and heat free and remains consistent. For greater versatility, an integrated filter holder on the face of the light allows for work with three included color/diffusion gels. Additional filters can be conveniently stored on the back of the fixture. A Strobe Sync Cable included at the base of the unit simply plugs in to enable a strobe function.

The compact, low-profile Hybrid head is ideally suited for mounting on a DV or DSLR camera. It measures 5.5” W x 3.75” H x 1. 5” D (139.7mm x 95.25mm x 38.1mm) and weighs just 10.5 ounces (300g).

For more information on the new MicroPro Hybrid and other Litepanels HD-friendly LED lighting systems, contact

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About Litepanels

Litepanels’ pioneering, energy efficient LED (light emitting diode) lighting fixtures are popular and valued tools throughout the television, motion picture, and audio-visual industries, thanks to their low power draw, heat-free usage, and soft, directional illumination. Litepanels are renowned for their HD-friendly key and fill lighting, and innovative features such as full range dimming with only minimal effect on color temperature.

The ever-growing range of Litepanels products includes: compact MicroPro and MiniPlus on-camera lights, slimline, flat-profile 1x1 fixtures in standard, Bi-Color, or Bi-Focus, Super-Spot, and Low-Profile versions, and LED Ringlites. Litepanels installations are an essential component of the White House and Pentagon Briefing Rooms, the CNN Election Van, KTLA News Helicopter, and television news crews and motion picture studios worldwide. In addition to dozens of industry awards, the company has recently been honored with a Prime Time Engineering Emmy by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Litepanels is a Vitec Group brand.

A Snapshot of The Vitec Group

Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military, aerospace and government (MAG) markets. Listed on the London Stock Exchange with 2009 revenue of £315 million, Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organised in three divisions: Imaging & Staging, Videocom and Services.
Imaging & Staging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography, video and events.
Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG.
Services provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support for camera, video, audio, fibre optic and wireless technology used by TV production teams and film crews.

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