ARRI's L-Series of LED lights, which launched with the color-controllable L7-C model, has quickly been accepted by the industry as an efficient, eco-friendly and cost-saving alternative to traditional tungsten Fresnels. Now a dedicated tungsten model, the 30% brighter L7-T, is being released, alongside an option for active cooling that reduces both the weight and the size of L7 units, making them perfect for location shoots.
L-Series fixtures reduce electricity usage by 75% and further savings are brought about by the exceptional life span of the LED light engine, which lasts around 200 times longer than a conventional tungsten lamp; the reduced maintenance and minimized power distribution combine with other cost-saving attributes such as built-in dimming to provide a rapid return on investment.
The L7-T is a single-color, 3200 K tungsten version of the popular L7-C, providing in excess of 30% more light while maintaining the same size and weight, and offering the same calibrated color quality. It is also even more affordable than the L7-C and is particularly suited to applications requiring maximum intensity for a given fixture size.
L7 lampheads provide the same light quality and simplicity of use as conventional tungsten Fresnels, and can easily be used alongside them. This allows studio facilities to make a gradual transition from older tungsten fixtures to the L-Series, spreading the cost over a longer period without any workflow inefficiencies or changes to working practices.
A new active cooling option is premiering for both the L7-C and the L7-T, still providing energy savings and impressive light output, but in a smaller and lighter package. Featuring a super quiet fan, L7 lampheads equipped with active cooling are ideal for low-ceilinged studios, portable lighting kits and location use, as their reduced size and weight make them easier to transport and allow them to be used in space-constrained environments.
We get a glimpse during the filming of ARGO, directed by Ben Affleck and shot by Rodrigo Prieto ASC, AMC on ARRICAMs, ARRIFLEX 435, ARRIFLEX 235 and ALEXA.