ARRI orbiter light engine

Light engine

Say hello to ARRI Spectra

Many LED lights in different colors

Six-color LED light engine

Incorporating red, green, blue, amber, cyan, and lime LEDs, the ARRI Spectra six-color light engine provides a wider color gamut, more accurate colors, and most importantly, higher color rendition across the entire CCT range.

Wide gamut

Hues are precisely reproduced and the increased gamut allows for 15% more color possibilities than previous ARRI light engines.

Ultra-high color rendition

Orbiter has a larger CCT range of 2,000 to 20,000 K with ultra-high color rendering across all color temperatures. Skin tones look natural and flattering.

Compact light engine

Orbiter's light engine uses innovative LEDs to create a completely homogeneous color beam field. This light engine delivers a unique and unprecedented amount of brightness, which is achieved through the precise arrangement of the light-emitting diodes.

Color sensor

The Orbiter color sensor mode reads the ambient color surrounding the fixture and reproduces the color with great accuracy and quality.
This way you have fast and accurate color matching for location work. Just daisy-chain to more Orbiters, or use measured xy coordinates on other fixtures.

Having a lighting fixture like the Orbiter that can do more than one job is the direction in which set lighting is going. You have a lighting engine that is smart and gives you countless possibilities to do your craft.


John Velez


ARRI SPECTRA & cameras

As a company that makes both cameras and lights, we are keenly aware that a sensor is only as good as the light that strikes it.

ARRI SPECTRA, Orbiter's light engine, was developed with an intimate understanding of how both humans and digital cameras see the world. So, ARRI's color science for lighting and therefore its LED color palette delivers everything from exceptional skin tone and subtle variations of hue to colors at the edge of human vision, for cameras as discerning as the cutting-edge ALEXA 35.

On the camera side, ARRI’s REVEAL Color Science reproduces the range from extremely subtle color to extremely saturated color with a finesse and delicacy never before seen in a digital camera—but a camera this good requires an LED light that can deliver all it can see. ARRI SPECTRA is designed to do exactly that.

Together, ARRI SPECTRA and ARRI REVEAL Color Science reproduce the full chain of color, from the subtlest hues to the most saturated highlights. Light with the best, capture with the best, see the best.

As flexible as you are

Aigars Altenbergs Photo

Aigars Altenbergs

Photographer, Cinematographer, Gaffer

In my opinion, the ARRI Orbiter is a fantastic light source not only for filming, but also for photography. The accuracy of the light colors is so balanced and so similar to real sunlight that the 100 and 500 year old paintings open up in such vibrant and nuanced hues as if they were painted yesterday.
Orbiter's light engine reveals nuances that would otherwise only be perceptible and visible in the UV or IR spectrum. But with the ARRI Orbiter, even the eyes of a specialist can see these nuances in the precise and nuanced illumination of the Orbiter.

Jimmy Huang-resized

Jimmy Huang


Orbiter covers an even wider color gamut range than SkyPanel. It also can be used with all kinds of optical accessories.

Color sensor mode

Menu of the Orbiter operating modules in the software
Blue Menu of the orbiter value selector
Color Sensor Mode Animation

The color quality that Orbiter reproduces by measuring ambient light with the color sensor directly on the fixture is unparalleled.
There are two types of measurement with the color sensor mode: continuous and momentary. The continuous mode will constantly measure the ambient color and update the light output accordingly. The momentary mode takes only one measurement of the ambient color, with the press of a button. Color sensor mode is perfect in situations where the light is changing and you need to adapt quickly. Orbiter can automatically and accurately adjust for color changes without any interaction, no matter how large or small the color differences are.
Learn even more about how the color sensor works in our Tech Talk.

With the color sensor mode, Orbiter’s LiOS provides a total choice of eight color modes, including CCT, HSI, direct LED control, X/Y, gel, source matching, and effects. On top of that, the extended color control (ECC) allows fine-tuning to the smallest detail. The color sensor mode is also directly accessible from certain color modes and can be integrated into favorites and cues. And that’s not all! There are plenty of further features and modes with the Lighting Operating System.


Sheer light output

Immense brightness with full color tunability

Powerful light output

Orbiter is an extremely bright directional LED fixture with an output similar to corresponding HMI systems. Orbiter’s powerful yet tuneable ARRI Spectra light engine provides outstanding color quality and brightness, rendering hard shadows with defined edges. Overall, Orbiter creates great highlights, natural skin tones, and crisp shadows.

Amazing brightness

This revolutionary light engine is 76 times smaller than the L-Series L10’s light engine but produces greater output while drawing the same amount of power. Orbiter's light engine consists of over 200 advanced LEDs, arranged in a point source-like aperture, which produce stunning light output while maintaining color quality and full-color tunability. The compact light engine uses a six-color LED mixture to create a homogeneous color beam field with brightness levels that easily rival much larger lighting fixtures.

Configure your Orbiter

A step-by-step guide to configuring your LED fixture according to your needs

Accessories & individual configuration possibilities
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