Litepanels Sola 4 delivers LED lighting in smaller form factor
Litepanels has introduced Sola 4, the smallest DMX controllable LED Fresnel fixture on the market, according to the company. The new focusable Sola 4 features a 10cm Fresnel lens and uses a small fraction of the power consumed by conventional fixtures. It employs Litepanels’ proprietary LEDs to produce the company’s hallmark soft light quality in 5600°K daylight color balance.
Sola 4 is based on the same breakthrough Fresnel technology as Litepanels’ award-winning Sola 6, but in a smaller, more lightweight form factor. It provides the controllability and light-shaping, single shadow properties inherent in a Fresnel light, focusing from 70 to 10 degrees. Like all Litepanels fixtures, Sola 4 can be dimmed from 100% to zero with no noticeable shift in color temperature. Both focus and dimming can be controlled manually with dials on the fixture, or via remote DMX control.
The compact new Sola 4 weighs just .62 kg (22 oz.) and measures just 229mm x 203.2mm x 178mm (9” x 8” x 7”). Its small size and minimal weight make it adaptable to both studio and field applications. Lighting technicians can easily attach the fixture to a studio lighting grid, lightweight stands or to scenery on location with standard grip equipment. And cool running Sola LED Fresnel fixtures generate very little heat, which is more pleasant for on-air talent, reduces air conditioning costs, and makes handling easy.
Sola 4 requires just 30W of power, yet provides the luminance output of a 250W conventional tungsten or 150W HMI Fresnel. This versatile light can be powered from AC (120-240V) or DC (via XLR).
Optional accessories for the Sola 4 include 4-Leaf Barndoors and a Gel Filter set.
Also in the series is the Sola ENG, which uses a 7.62 cm (3”) Fresnel lens and weighs just 28kg (10 oz), making it ideal for on-camera use. The larger Sola 6 Fresnel utilizes a 15.24 cm (6”) Fresnel lens and produces equivalent output to a 650W conventional Fresnel, yet draws just 75W.