LOS ANGELES — Zylight, a manufacturer of LED lighting products, introduced a new version of its F8 LED Fresnel product line, the F8-200. Compact for field use, the F8-200 delivers the brightness of a 2,000-Watt Tungsten or 400-Watt HMI fixture, but can be powered by AC or two 14.4V standard Gold Mount or V-Mount batteries.
Built on the same chassis as Zylight’s F8-100, the F8-200 includes an active cooling system and collapses to less than five inches thick for easy transport. The portable F8-200 can also be powered by an AC adapter and used on a studio lighting grid.
“With the F8-200, location shooting just got a lot brighter and a lot cooler,” said Joe Arnao, president of Zylight. “The F8-200 doesn’t generate the heat of a typical HMI, and our quantum-dot technology provides a very natural and balanced light source.”
Both the F8-200 and F8-100 feature an adjustable beam spread (16-70 degrees), Zylight’s patented focusing system for spot and flood operations, and an eight-inch Schott glass lens for single-shadow traditional Fresnel beam shaping. Both F8s also have a high color rendering index as well as a high Television Lighting Consistency Index.
With built-in DMX and ZyLink wireless technology, F8s can be linked with multiple Zylights for simultaneous remote control. Both lights are available in tungsten (3200K) or daylight (5600K) versions, ship with barn doors and yoke mount, and are water resistant (IP54) for use in challenging conditions. The F8-100, which draws only 90 watts but has close to the light output of a traditional 1,000-watt Fresnel, is available now. The F8-200 will be available in late summer.