Litepanels is now shipping its Sola ENG LED Fresnel model, which offers beam control from 10 degrees to 70 degrees, and which utilizes a fraction of the power of conventional light fixtures, the company says in a written statement.
By employing a proprietary 7.62 centimeter (3 inch) lens, the Sola draws just 30 watts of power, yet produces light output equivalent to a 250-watt tungsten light, Litepanels says. In addition, the daylight-balanced Solas provides the controllability and single-shadow properties inherent in a Fresnel light, the company adds.
Like all Litepanels, Sola ENG Fresnels feature instant dimming from 100 percent to zero with no noticeable color shift, the company says. The Sola ENG provides manual focus and dimming control via camera lens style ergonomic controls. Output is fully flicker free, and remains consistent even as the battery voltage goes down.
Employing Litepanels’ ultra-efficient LEDs, Solas draw 90 percent less power than conventional tungsten lights, with very little heat generation. Designed for both on-camera and off-camera mounting, the Sola ENG 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). The Sola ENG runs on 10-20VDC sources such as camera batteries, Litepanels says.