Arri upgrades its LED Fresnels to the new L-Series Plus

Arri has announced a new generation of LED Fresnels, the L-Series Plus. Up to 90% brighter than the original L-Series and with direct network data input and the intuitive onboard control interface known from Arri SkyPanel, the L-Series Plus provides additional benefits while retaining appreciated features such as continuous focusability from spot to flood; a smooth, homogenous light field; and complete control over the colour and intensity of light.

Originally introduced in 2011, Arri L-Series LED luminaires were the first professional alternatives to popular tungsten Fresnels on a like-for-like basis, offering additional LED advantages such as independent control of colour temperature and brightness, along with cost savings through reductions in power draw and cooling requirements. Precise light field control can still be achieved with barndoors and flags, permitting the beam shaping and cutting upon which lighting designers depend.

The new L-Series Plus fixtures come in two sizes: the L5-C Plus features a 5in Fresnel lens, while the L7-C Plus features a 7in Fresnel lens. Despite being approximately the same size and weight as their predecessors, the products provide up to 90% more light output, making them much more powerful and versatile as lighting tools (average output increase, depending on model, beam angle and colour temperature is 60%). Existing barndoors and all other L-Series accessories are fully compatible with the new Plus range.

The L-Series Plus introduces enhanced connectivity by implementing network data input and lighting control via the ArtNet and Streaming ACN industry standards. Workflows are simplified by the familiar onboard control and user interface of the classic SkyPanel, while light output is specifically calibrated for optimal reproduction on broadcast and digital cinema cameras, ensuring pleasing skin tones and vividly rendered colours.

At the heart of the L-Series Plus concept remain the core benefits of tuneability, colour fidelity, rugged durability and ease of use, now upgraded to the latest connectivity standards. Three individual knobs permit the brightness, colour temperature and green/magenta point to be fine-tuned, while a focus knob on the side of each fixture allows for smooth adjustment of the beam spread, just like conventional sources.

L5-C Plus and L7-C Plus fixtures will be available from June 2024 in blue and silver or all-black colourways, with either a manual or PO yoke. The existing L-Series (L5-C, L7-C, L10-C) will be discontinued upon the release of L-Series Plus.

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