De Sisti launches Super Series of LED fresnels
“The biggest request we receive is for LED instruments to have the same optical performances as traditional tungsten fresnels with the equivalent light output,” said Frank Kosuda of De Sisti USA. “With the introduction of the LED the Fresnel Super Series, we feel like we’ve raised the bar on lighting with LED in the broadcast studio.”
The Super Series, like the companies Standard Series, maintains a greater than 90 color rendering index while increasing light output by up to 50 percent in tungsten CCT and 72 percent in daylight CCT. The lights have the following equivalencies compared to tungsten fresnels: the LED Magis has a 650 watt Fresnel, the Leonardo 6 has a 1000 watt Fresnel, and the Leonardo 10 has very close to a 2000 watt Fresnel.
The lights include zero flicker, even with HD and high speed cameras due to the straight DC dimming, allowing for a wider range of production uses.
“It’s amazing to think that we are talking about wattages of 60 to 200 watts versus the typical 500 to 2000 found in traditional studios,” said Kosuda. “The electrical power savings, reduced air conditioning costs and lower maintenance and bulb costs go a long way in paying for the new LED units, assuring a quick return on investment.”