Versatility built in
While the SkyPanel was designed to be used primarily as a soft light to illuminate people, various built-in features make it extremely versatile. The diffusor panels on the front of the lamphead are interchangeable, so going from the Heavy Diffusion panel to the Lite Diffusion can be done in a matter of seconds, and further diffusion accessories are planned. With the on-board battery input, SkyPanel can be run off industry-standard batteries for untethered soft light requirements. The S60 can be operated at up to 50% of its total power on battery, and the S30 can be used at full power.
The SkyPanel also makes an amazing space light; by providing a large pool of downward soft light, as well as the ability to change CCT and vivid colors, it offers a compelling alternative to conventional space lights.
Remote phosphor versions
If tuneability is not required, a remote phosphor version of the SkyPanel is also available. Remote phosphor technology uses powerful blue LEDs to excite a panel coated in phosphors, which is positioned further away from the LEDs. These high-quality phosphors deliver near-perfect color rendition and outstanding light output. The remote phosphor versions of SkyPanel are roughly 10% brighter than the color versions and have a lower price point. Different color temperature panels are available, including 2,700 K; 3,200 K; 4,300 K; 5,600 K; and 6,500 K.
Built to last
Made in Germany to the high standards for which all ARRI products are known, SkyPanel is built to last -- constructed from resilient materials and assembled by hand with great care. The combination of an aluminum core with fiberglass-reinforced thermoplastics results in a solid fixture that can withstand heavy daily use on busy film sets. The electronics have been designed to last beyond a minimum of 25,000 hours, and to be easily serviceable. The LED light engine even allows for recalibration, further enhancing SkyPanel's credentials as a long-lasting, high-quality fixture.
Other features include a LAN port for network connectivity, USB-A port for firmware updates via thumb drive, and many more.
The SkyPanel S60 will start shipping in September 2015, with the S30 becoming available shortly afterwards.
- Two models: S60 and smaller S30
- Fully color tuneable
- Tremendous light output
- Soft, clean shadows
- Outstanding color rendition
- Interchangeable diffusion panels
- Large aperture for smooth, even light
- On-board battery input for portability
- Remote phosphor versions available