Litepanels Introduces 1x1 Bi-Color LED Light

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Wed, 02/11/2009 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Litepanels has introduced the 1x1 Bi-Color LED light. According to the company the new Litepanels 1x1 Bi-Color enables never-before possible utility by providing a single fixture capable of generating a color temperature of either 3200°K or 5600°K or an infinite range of color temperatures in between. The Bi-Color name comes from its design which incorporates both 3200°K and 5600°K LEDs. This allows a crew to carry one light or set of lights to cover both tungsten and daylight ambient light conditions.

Until now when cinematographers videographers and still photographers faced a change of lighting conditions between daylight and tungsten they've either had to change lighting fixtures entirely re-lamp the fixture or use light-robbing filtration in front of the fixture.
          To further expand the 1x1 Bi-Color's versatility the fixtures can vary the mix between tungsten and daylight LEDs to set the resulting color temperature to any point between 3200°K and 5600°K. Color temperature can be dialed in by using either the onboard dial or digital color temperature settings or via a built in DMX lighting controller. Thus the Bi-Color user can make quick adjustments to match unusual mixes of color temperature or to enhance skin tones. The 1x1 Bi-Color LED fixture features Litepanels' full-range integrated dimmer that enables instant dimming from 0 to100 percent with minimum shift in color. The company says it requires less than 10 percent of the electricity needed to power standard lighting fixtures. Also because Litepanels fixtures generate practically no heat there is an additional savings in the energy that would otherwise be required for air conditioning. The 1x1 Bi-Color's modular design makes it easy to customize the lighting configuration to meet the shoot's requirements. With a slim line profile just 12 inches wide by 12 inches high by an inch and three-quarters deep (30.48cm x 30.48cm x 43mm) the 1x1 Bi-Color is ideal for lighting even in tight quarters. The Bi-Color can be powered from a variety of 12-30V sources including an optional battery car battery or AC adapter. The optional on-board 1.75-hour lithium-ion battery pack provides un-tethered mobility. Litepanels