2018 NAB Show Preview: Broadcast studio & portable field lighting

The 2018 NAB Show begins in just days at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The annual show brings together the media, entertainment and technology (known as “M.E.T.”) world for diverse discussions and insights into where the broadcast world is headed alongside the largest trade show for new equipment, software and hardware for production.

Along with our extensive coverage of all the pre-show news and announcements, the top sessions to attend and even the best NAB Show parties; we’ve prepared a series of NAB Show Preview articles to help you plan your show floor experience, brought to you by Leyard and Planar.

This first guide covers Lighting, including broadcast studio lighting and portable lighting.

From the latest studio grade light panels to new Fresnels ready for ENG usage, our guide covers some of the top vendors on the show floor and what you can expect to see.

We hope you’ll use our guide as a starting point for your show schedule alongside the “Map Your Show” tool from the NAB Show.


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Along with its full line of lighting products including the popular SkyPanel, Arri will let visitors experience first-hand its new Alexa LF camera and Arri Signature Prime lenses.



A newcomer to the world of LED lighting, Astora unveiled a new line of LED light panels ahead of the NAB Show.

Barbizon Lighting Company

Central Hall – #C4746

Barbizon will showcase its full line up of studio lighting technology during the NAB Show.


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Sharing a booth with Devlin Design Group, Brightline will highlight recent project usages and its full line of lighting instruments.

Cineo Lighting

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Celebrating five years, Cineo Lighting will feature the latest in LED lighting technology for broadcast, television and motion picture, including the Standard 410 light panel and the new NBCUniversal LightBlade Series.


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Fillex introduced a new LED Fresnel ahead of the show, the Q8 Travel. The instrument is aimed at addressing three major needs of every production including the ability to mix well with other fixtures, solid construction and intuitive control.


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Fluotec will showcase its CineLight soft LED lighting system including panels in a 4, 2 and 1 foot version along with its popular StarMaker led panel and StudioLED Fresnel.

Just announced, Chimera Lighting will feature a frameless lightbank and a lantern for the Fluotec CineLight 60 at the NAB Show.


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Ahead of the NAB Show, Ikan has announced a variety of new products including a new line of camera cages, portable teleprompters, ring lights and two new LED lighting instruments.

The new lights include the Helia LED Fresnel and CB8 canvas fabric LED light.


Central Hall – #C9020

Kinotehnik will highlight the just announced Practilite 802 bi-color, power-panel LED lighting instrument during NAB.


Central Hall – #C6025

Litepanels, a Vitec Group brand, will showcase the all-new Gemini 2×1 soft panel. The Gemini’s latest firmware upgrade allows for a variety of cinematic effects such as emergency lights, fire, TV, and hue bursts that are fully customizeable and that can be easily saved to presets.

Nila LED Lighting

Central Hall – #C5640

Nila will highlight its new portable ENG light the Nila Varsa, featuring a weatherproof chassis, new ergonomic design, and new control software. The company will also show updates to its Zaila line of fixtures.


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Outsight’s NAB booth will include its latest offering such as the Creamsource Micro, Sky, Doppio and Mini.


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Rotolight will bring its Anova Pro 2 to the NAB Show for the first time.

The Rotolight Anova Pro 2 is designed for the most demanding of professionals, offering 70% more power output than its predecessor with one of the brightest LED lights ever launched in its class, delivering 10,700 lux at 3 feet.

Rosco Labs

Central Hall – #C7915

Rosco Labs will highlight its full line of LED lighting products including the Silk soft panel, RoscoLED tape, X-Effects LED Projecter and DMG Lumiere.


Central Hall – #C6343

Zylight, now part of Ushio America, is a manufacturer of LED lighting instruments for film and video production.

Explore more of our NAB Show Preview series to help map your show floor visit, including lighting design, display technology, weather and traffic systems, production switchers, music and much more.