Lightweight Kit Featuring New LED Fresnels Delivers for Mobile Users
The latest addition to Litepanels’ award-winning line of LED Fresnels, the Caliber is a true Fresnel fixture with wide focus range that can be powered via AC or with AA batteries. Ideal for webcasting, blogging and professional content creation the Caliber 3-Light Kit is designed specifically to provide the portable, out-of-the-box lighting solution that today’s professional videographers require
Cinematographer Lan Bui recently served as a beta tester for the new Caliber Kit. “I’m often stuck in very hard situations with limited power choices, so having a standardized battery power option built right into the lights is a key feature for me,” noted Bui. “Being able to set up the lights anywhere without running cables or worrying about location power is an incredible convenience. Using only the AA batteries, I’m able to use the lights to compliment the shot I’m composing.”
With professional accessories including a color frame, correction filters and a 4-way barndoor, the LED Caliber brings the functionality of large Fresnels into a small size factor. It has been carefully crafted to enable ease of travel and a fast setup.
The daylight-balanced LED offers the controllability and light-shaping properties inherent in a Fresnel light at a fraction of the power draw of conventional fixtures. Flicker-free at any frame rate or shutter angle, the Caliber Fresnel offers ultra-smooth dimming from 100 percent to zero, with no noticeable color shift throughout the entire range.
Bui added, “The Caliber lights have a surprisingly bright output for their size and power sources. The quality of light, coupled with the ability to focus the light down and use the provided barndoors, makes these fixtures a ‘must have’ on any travel or run-and-gun location shoot. I don’t see how I’ll ever go out on a shoot without the Caliber Kit again. ”
“The Caliber is a game changer for professional shooters,” adds Alan Ipakchian, Product Marketing Manager for Litepanels. “Our customers in this space have been requesting a Fresnel kit with high-production value at an affordable price, and the Caliber delivers for them. It’s a true Fresnel fixture that produces soft, directional illumination, yet has a very low power draw. Its light weight means that it can run anywhere light is needed. We’ve also packaged it in a completely functional kit that is designed with an eye to future expandability.”
The new Litepanels kit delivers a portable, flexible and accessibly priced solution for content creators on the go.