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Litepanels introduces Revolutionary New Sola Fresnels

New Sola Fresnel

Litepanels®, A Vitec Group company, bringsthe Fresnel into the 21st century with the new Sola series. Offering beamcontrol of 70° to 10°, the revolutionary new daylight-balanced Solas provide the controllability and single-shadowproperties inherent in a Fresnel light, but utilize just a fraction of thepower of conventional fixtures.

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Like all Litepanels, Sola Fresnels feature instant dimming from 100% to0 with no noticeable color shift. The SolaENG provides manual focus and dimmingcontrol via camera lens style ergonomic controls. The Sola6 and Sola12 provideon-fixture motorized control of focus and local dimming via a convenient touchscreen, and are also remote-controllable via their integrated DMX interface.Output is fully flicker free, and remains consistent even as the battery voltagegoes down.

Employing Litepanels’ ultra-efficient LEDs, Solas draw 90% less powerthan conventional tungsten lights, with very little heat generation.Additionally, Litepanels’ cool-to-the-touch lighting systems substantially cutdown on air conditioning requirements in studio applications. Importantly, theSolas weigh only 1/3 as much as their HMI predecessors with no externalballasts. The fixtures have a universal AC input and can be used on any 85-245watt power worldwide.

Litepanels Solas are available in three models. The Sola6 draws 75 wattsyet 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 a2000W tungsten and weighs only 14 lbs. (6.4kg). Designed for both on-camera andoff-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 30watts yet produces output equivalent to a 250W tungsten. The SolaENG runs on 10-20VDCsourcessuch as camera batteries, or via an AC power adapter.

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 andfill lighting, and innovative features such as full range dimming with onlyminimal effect on color temperature. 

The ever-growing range of Litepanels products includes: compactMicroPro and MiniPlus on-camera lights, slimline, flat-profile 1x1 fixtures instandard, Bi-Color, or Bi-Focus, Super-Spot, and Low-Profile versions, and LEDRinglites. Litepanels installations are an essential component of the WhiteHouse and Pentagon Briefing Rooms, the CNN Election Van, KTLA News Helicopter,and television news crews and motion picture studios worldwide. Inaddition to dozens of industry awards, the company has recently been honoredwith a PrimeTime Engineering Emmy by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Litepanels is a Vitec Groupbrand.

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