Litepanels® Ships Sola 4™ Fresnel LED Lighting Fixtures

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Litepanels®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, announces that the Sola 4 Fresnel LED lighting fixture, the smallest DMX controllable LED Fresnel on the market, is now shipping.

The new focusable Sola 4 features a 4-inch (10cm) Fresnel lens and uses a small fraction of the power consumed by conventional fixtures. It employs Litepanels’ proprietary LEDs to produce the company’s hallmark soft light quality in 5600°K daylight color balance.

Sola 4 is based on the same breakthrough Fresnel technology as Litepanels’ award-winning Sola 6™, but in a smaller, more lightweight form factor. It provides the controllability and light-shaping, single shadow properties inherent in a Fresnel light, focusing from 70 to 10 degrees. Like all Litepanels fixtures, Sola 4 can be dimmed from 100% to zero with no noticeable shift in color temperature. Both focus and dimming can be controlled manually with dials on the fixture, or via remote DMX.

The compact new Sola 4 weighs just 22 oz. (.62 kg) and measures just 9” x 8” x 7” (229mm x 203.2mm x 178mm). Its small size and minimal weight make it adaptable to both studio and field applications. Lighting technicians can easily attach the fixture to a studio lighting grid, lightweight stands or to scenery on location with standard grip equipment. Cool running Sola LED Fresnel fixtures generate very little heat, which is more pleasant for on-air talent, reduces air conditioning costs, and makes handling easy.

Sola 4 requires just 30W of power, yet provides the luminance output of a 125W HMI Fresnel. This versatile light can be powered from AC (120-240V) or DC (via XLR). Optional accessories for the Sola 4 include 4-Leaf Barndoors and a Gel Filter set.

“Litepanels Sola 4s have gained a fast following among lighting directors and electronic field production (EFP) crews who now have a precisely focusable and controllable daylight fixture in their light kits,” said Chris Marchitelli, Litepanels VP of Global Marketing. “Its small size and lightweight design make it ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications. This small fixture is helping to revolutionize the lighting industry.”

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