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Litepanels is Shipping its Sola ENG LED

Fixture provides beam control of 10 degrees to 70 degrees.

Litepanels, a producer of energy efficient light emitting diode lighting (LED) fixtures, is shipping its Sola ENG LED Fresnel model, the Van Nuys, Calif. company says in a written statement.

Litepanels’ Sola ENG LED Fresnel lighting fixture provides beam control of 10 degrees to 70 degrees with the daylight-balanced Solas providing the controllability and single-shadow properties inherent in a Fresnel light.

Designed for both on-camera and off-camera mounting, the SolaENG is only 102 millimeters x 102 millimeters x 127 millimeters (4 inches x 4 inches x 5 inches) and weighs just .28 kilograms (10 ounces), says Litepanels, which is part of the Vitec Group.

Like all Litepanels, Sola ENG Fresnels feature instant dimming from 100 percent to zero with no noticeable color shift. The SolaENG provides manual focus and dimming control via camera lens style ergonomic controls. Output is fully flicker free, and remains consistent even as the battery’s voltage reduces.

The SolaENG runs on camera batteries, or via an AC power adapter, and using a proprietary 7.62cm (3 inch) lens, it draws just 30 watts, yet produces light output equivalent to a 250-watt tungsten light, says Litepanels. The system draws 90 percent less power than conventional tungsten lights, with very little heat generation, the company adds.