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SkyPanel X - hard light experience


With HyPer Optics, the SkyPanel X becomes a high-output ARRI hard light panel, casting a refined rounded beam.

  • Delivers 4,800 lux at 10 m in the X21 format, and is fully weatherproof.
  • The HyPer Optic goes beyond S60 beam options, creating a superior hard light experience.
  • Configurable as a 2:1 (X21), 2:2 (X22), or 2:3 (X23) hard light source, offering one single, rounded beam for each format.
  • Features 8 controllable and sealed pixel zones for precise hard light control.
  • Wide 1,500 K - 20,000 K CCT range, with high-res, flicker-free dimming.
  • High-contrast looks when used as a direct source, great bouncing possibilities.
  • CRMX2, BLE, Bluetooth 5.0, and modular design enhance this hard light panel's usability.
  • Compatible with DoPchoice SNAPBOX® SNOOT and SNAPGRID® for extra beam accuracy.
For medium and long throws

As a native hard light system, SkyPanel X provides a rounded, spotted beam with extraordinary punch and quality.

8 pixel zones per panel

The HyPer Optic offers a high-contrast pixel look with solid, saturated colors and no light leak between zones. Every pixel is made from a 3x3 square of individually lensed LED clusters and is internally blocked from its neighboring pixels.

HyPer Optic

This hot-swappable lens for the X21 lamphead provides the highest performance while being compatible with third-party accessories.

The SkyPanel X features a precisely engineered HyPer Optic, that produces a concentrated, single-source hard shadow, significantly amplifying light intensity. Whether there are hard or soft shadows, the innovative design of this hybrid lighting system guarantees that the shadow characteristics seamlessly enhance the scene and subjects, elevating the overall visual charm and aesthetics.


Zohaib Latif

Cinematographer, Pakistan

Modular experience

Aiming for even more punch?

The SkyPanel X modular system provides the highest output-to-size ratio via the X21 hard light panel, the X22 square light, or the powerful X23 vertical unit, plus the option to combine it with other accessories.

Want to use SkyPanel X as a soft light?

Beyond hard light use, ARRI's redefinition of the LED panel allows for more applications. Use the X21 Dome or the S60 Adapter for direct soft light, as a hybrid mix of soft and hard light, or as an open-face light for bouncing purposes.

SkyPanel X as soft light


  • Mounting HyPer Optics over the SkyPanel X transforms it into a native hard light luminaire with a refined, rounded beam. Depending on the output needs or size format, the SkyPanel X can be used as one 2:1 hard light (X21) in backlight applications, as a squared 2:2 hard light (X22) to throw light through the windows, or as a powerful 2:3 hard light (X23) for cherry picker/condor use. To enhance color mixing over close-to-medium distances, the HyPer Optic allows the attachment of diffusion frames right after the individual lenses. While the HyPer Optic delivers an accurate, narrow beam that can be cut from a far distance, it is possible to attach a foldable DoPchoice SNAPBOX® SNOOT or a SNAPGRID® eggcrate directly over the lens, allowing for glare and spill control.

  • Yes. The HyPer Optic allows for the placement of filter frames and the diffusion options of SkyPanel S60-C also fit. However, you may consider the possibility of removing the HyPer Optic and attaching the X21 Dome or the S60 Adapter directly over the open-face LEDs, getting all the advantages of native soft lighting. Alternatively, you can also mount the HyPer Optic and break the light to your preferred quality and coverage by placing an external diffusion frame at the desired distance from the beam.

  • The HyPer Optic is an optional, hot-swappable, multi-lens accessory that can be quickly mounted and dismounted from the X21 lamphead's front. The name refers to its high-performance light output for maximum intensity. The HyPer Optic is fully compatible with third-party accessories such as DoPchoice's SNAPBOX® SNOOT and SNAPGRID®. Thanks to its quick accessory mounting system, the X21 can work as a native hard light with the HyPer Optic, but also as a native soft light, a hybrid soft and hard light, or an open-face light for bouncing purposes.

  • The HyPer Optic allows for the attachment of filters and diffusers directly in front of the lens. The Beam Enhancer Filter can be used to soften the edges of the beam while still delivering a powerful punch, much like a frost filter. Glare and spill control is also possible via third-party accessories such as DoPchoice's SNAPBOX® SNOOT and SNAPGRID®.

  • The beam projected by the HyPer Optic is specifically optimized for long throws and applications where you need a very punchy light. While it can be used at close distances, most users will prefer the X21 Dome or the S60 Adapter for distances up to six meters, since the light will be softer and the beam distribution wider. The narrow beam of the HyPer Optic has multiple advantages, such as powerful bouncing, a strong and coherent beam into the distance, and the emulation of hard, point-source lights.


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