February 09, 2011

Sola ENG LED Fresnel lights ship

Litepanels’ Sola ENG LED Fresnel light (pictured) is now shipping. Offering beam control of 10° to 70°, the daylight-balanced Sola rang provide the controllability and single-shadow light you'd expect from a Fresnel light, but use a lot less power than conventional fixtures. It has a proprietary 7.62cm lens, and draws 30 Watts, but produces light output equivalent to a 250W tungsten fixture.

It boasts instant dimming from 100% to 0 with no noticeable colour shift, and provides manual focus and dimming control via a camera lens-style control. Output is flicker-free and remains consistent as the battery voltage goes down. Designed for on-camera and off-camera mounting, the Sola ENG is only 102x102x127mm and weighs 280g. We first wrote about the Sola ENG last July, but hopefully it will be worth the wait.

The larger (off camera) Sola6 provides output equivalent to a 650W Tungsten Fresnel while drawing 75W. Electronic dimming and motorised mechanical focus are completely controllable either by using the manual dials, touchscreen or DMX.

The lights will make their UK show debut at BVE 2011 next week, along with the recent MicroPro Hybrid, which offers continuous output and flash functions (making it ideal for use with HD DSLR cameras), and Litepanels' range of LED 1x1 panels.

By David Fox

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