Launch of the ARRI L-Series
At NAB 2011 ARRI is introducing a new generation of LED-based Fresnel lights that was first presented in concept form at IBC last year. The ARRI L-Series represents a major step forward in the integration of LED technology into the film and broadcast industries.
Ryan Fletcher, ARRI's LED Lighting Product Manager guides us through the L-Series: three LED fixtures that are the first to truly incorporate Fresnel characteristics in function and performance. For more, go to: www.arri.com/l-series
Launching the L-Series are three LED Fresnel units that are comparable in intensity to a conventional 1K Fresnel.
The L7-D, L7-T and L7-C all share the same basic housing and the same 7" Fresnel lens. They differ in terms of color temperature, with the D model outputting a daylight-equivalent 5600 K, the T model a tungsten-equivalent 3200 K, and the top-of-the-range C model offering total color control.
Customers purchasing any of the three initial units can decide between two different cooling assemblies and two different control options, so there are actually 12 distinct L-Series configurations available at launch, catering to a huge variety of studio and location lighting requirements.
Whereas other LED fixtures have taken forms that demand sacrifices in the quality of lighting designs, the L-Series is unique in that it fits perfectly into established working practices. This means that lighting designers will not have to adapt their creative techniques, nor will studios have to change their operating procedures; conventional Fresnels can be exchanged for L-Series Fresnels on a like-for-like basis, achieving substantial and immediate cost savings with minimal disruption.
To learn more, visit the ARRI L-Series microsite: