Litepanels LEDs Perform Highly on TLCI Tests

New independent colour reproduction testing highlights Litepanels quality

Litepanels®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of LED lighting for the broadcast and production industries, has announced the results of recent TLCI-2012 colour reproduction testing conducted by colour science expert Alan Roberts.

The Litepanels 1x1 Bi-Focus (flood and spot daylight balanced LEDs), Inca 9 and Inca 12  Tungsten LED Fresnels, and Sola 9 and Sola 12 Daylight LED Fresnels were analysed in the newly created Television Lighting Consistency Index (TLCI) and scored very highly against the competition.

The TLCI method, developed by BBC engineer Alan Roberts in conjunction with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), is an alternative to the current colour rendering index (CRI) that was originally used to determine the light quality of tungsten lights. When used on LED lighting, however, CRI can produce unreliable results.


The TLCI method assesses both the output of the specific light (spectral power distribution), as well as the response to the TV system using a spectroradiometer and software analysis. The scores fall into five categories ranging from the poorest quality (0-25) where colour rendering would need to be significantly improved by the colourist, to the best quality (85-100) where any errors so small that they do not warrant correcting.


The Litepanels LEDs all measured in the top category with the 1x1 Bi-Focus lights achieving 98, the Inca 9 rated 93, and the Sola 9 rated 94.

Chris Marchitelli, vice president of marketing for Litepanels, says: “Litepanels LEDs have always performed well in CRI testing, achieving top results. However, the TLCI measurement is particularly significant for the industry as it has been developed specifically with the LED light in mind.

“The results of the testing underscore the Litepanels commitment to quality and innovation, and we welcome this new method and really see the benefits of it for the television and film lighting industry.”

You can view the results of the TLCI testing by visiting the website or by clicking here.


About Litepanels
Litepanels, a Vitec Group brand, was founded in 2001 by five professional gaffers and engineers who saw the future and pioneered LED (light emitting diode) lighting for motion pictures, television, and the audio-visual industry. Their Emmy® award-winning technology has now been used on thousands of productions worldwide and is trusted by the world’s leading broadcast organizations. Litepanels continues to expand its suite of flicker-free, color accurate, fully-dimmable soft lights that talent and lighting directors admire. These environmentally friendly fixtures can pay for themselves with power savings and long life, setting a new standard in professional lighting.