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Litepanels brought out several new fixtures to NAB this year, including the new Inca and Sola LED fresnels. The Inca 4 and Inca 6 are 4” and 6” tungsten fresnel fixtures with outputs equivalent to conventional 300 and 650 watt fixtures. They draw less than 1/3 of the power of conventional tungsten incandescents, and weigh 1/3 of their counterparts. They feature both on-board and DMX dimming, with no noticeable heat generation, thanks to their quiet on-board cooling fans.

The Sola daylight balanced fixtures come in three sizes, with the 4” and 6” fresnel, and a 3” fresnel in the Sola ENG, meant for on-camera use. The Sola 4 and 6 share all the features of the Inca series and are equivalent to 125w and 350w HMIs respectively. The Sola ENG is equivalent to a 100w HMI. All of these fixtures can be powered by AC or DC.

Litepanels also unveiled a new on-camera LED lighting fixtures, the Croma™ (variable color-temperature) and Luma™ (daylight). The Croma can illuminate in any color temperature from daylight to tungsten via an on-fixture control knob, making it a versatile solution for run-and-gun news shooters, event videographers, and still photographers who move rapidly from one light environment to the next. The Luma provides powerful daylight illumination that is perfect for fill light when shooting outdoors or in similar color temperature conditions. Both the Croma and Luma are sleekly designed fixtures that can be dimmed from 100% to 0 via an on-fixture knob, with no noticeable shift in color balance. They draw just 9W of current, with comparable light output to that of a 40W (HMI) to 90W (tungsten) fixture. This miserly use of power provides long life from AA batteries, or both fixtures can also be powered off an AC adapter.

Also making its NAB debut was the Hilio high-intensity LED lighting fixture. The daylight-balanced Hilio is a small-footprint LED fixture capable of emitting daylight illumination over a 20’ to 25’ (6.1 - 7.6 M) distance, without requiring an external ballast. Early users of the Hilio compare the new Litepanels fixture favorably to the venerable HMI fixtures used by the television and motion picture industry, but without the HMI disadvantages such as heat generation, power hunger, short bulb life and required off down-time before restrike. The new high-intensity Hilio draws just 115W (while providing comparable illumination equivalent to a 575W HMI), and offers bulb life of 50,000 hours while operating from 100-240VAC 50/60 Hz, or 24VDC battery.

And just in time for NAB LightPanels has a limited time $100 rebate on the purchase of a Sola ENG or Chroma fixture.Purchase a Litepanels Croma™ part #905-4023 or Sola ENG™ part # 906-1002 between April 15, 2012 and July 15, 2012 and qualifying submissions will receive a$100rebate check for more info and to register click this LINK