Litepanels debuts mid-size LED fresnels

Litepanels, an LED lighting provider, is rolling out two new fresnels models.

The Sola 9, a daylight balanced model, and Inca 9, tungsten balanced, join the Sola 12 and Inca 12, which were introduced last year.

The new 9-inch fixtures fill a market demand for medium-sized LED Fresnels.

These energy efficient fixtures draw a mere 189 watts of electricity, and generate only a small amount of heat through Litepanels’ patented Cool to the Touch LED technology that allow for greatly reduced HVAC costs. They also offer years of color accurate service without the need for traditional lamp replacements, according to a statement issued by the company.

Additionally, an integrated DMX module offers unprecedented control by allowing both remote dimming and focusing. This eliminates the need for expensive dimmers and a dedicated, climate controlled dimmer room, and makes the use of ladders to adjust focus obsolete. The proprietary DMX module works with readily available and affordable RJ45 Ethernet connections via any standard DMX512 protocol device.

While the high CRI (Color Rendering Index) LEDs in the versatile Sola 9 and Inca 9 are optimized for lighting talent, they offer a host of applications. The high output allows the Sola 9 to balance natural light in full daylight exterior or interior situations, and it can serve as an artificial sunlight source through a window or other opening on a stage or location setting. The color temperature of the tungsten balanced LED in the Inca 9 is designed to match existing incandescent Fresnel fixtures, so that it can be easily installed for side-by-side use.

“With the introduction of the Sola 9 and Inca 9, Litepanels now offers a complete LED solution for broadcast and production applications,” said Chris Marchitelli, vice president of global marketing for Litepanels in the statement. “This has been our goal for customers since we first set out to reimagine the traditional Fresnel fixture. We understood the inherent differences between tungsten bulbs and LED emitters, and knew that it demanded a fresh perspective on fixture design. Litepanels’ revolutionary LED Fresnel fixtures were designed from the ground up, and we took great care to ensure that familiar form factor and function were not lost in the process. Now our complete collection can be used to complement existing lighting plots or to create a whole new system, offering color consistency, energy conservation, and cost efficiencies across the board.”

The Sola 9 and Inca 9 both include 8-way barndoors, a standard yoke with junior pin to enable easy mounting and positioning and an AC power supply.