Litepanels has debuted the Gemini, a new 2x1, RGB-WW soft panel that combines daylight, tungsten and red-green-blue LEDs to deliver flexible and precise color adjustment.
Litepanels said the Gemini soft panel produces true, full-spectrum white light and an extensive choice of control options designed to suit any professional lighting application.
Until Gemini, users of most 2x1 panels have achieved white light by mixing red, green and blue, which can create undesirable color spikes. Gemini eliminates this problem by giving users a daylight-to-tungsten light foundation and then enabling them to finely adjust color throughout the full, 360-degree color wheel.
This means that users can match a broad range of ambient lighting conditions quickly and simply. One example might be shooting in an old warehouse with florescent lighting, where accurate white balancing could be easily achieved by adding or removing green.
Gemini offers a menu interface with LCD screens in three lighting modes: Correlated Color Temperature (CCT) Mode, for bicolor (daylight to tungsten) with +/- green adjustment; Color Mode, offering hue saturation and intensity (HSI) control for full color and saturation control; and Gel Mode, providing the ability to dial up a variety of popular gels.
All three modes offer users complete intensity control with smooth dimming from 100 percent to zero without any color shift. Users can define presets to save their favorite lighting attributes, including intensity for quick recall.
Gemini offers flexible remote control through DMX (5-pin XLR or RJ45), Wireless DMX (both using standard 512 protocol) or Bluetooth. Gemini can be remotely controlled using the Litepanels SmartLite or SmartLite Director apps for Apple devices.
Recent independent testing demonstrated that Gemini delivers outstanding photometric performance, measuring TLCI/CRI levels of 97 in daylight and 99 in tungsten.
With its on-board power supply, Gemini is lighter than competing panels that require an external ballast. Without the need for external power components, the panel is more agile, allowing it to be transported and rigged rapidly with fewer cable connections.
Gemini panels can also run from battery power (3-pin XLR 28 VDC), or power can be daisy-chained from other devices using an industry-standard powerCON connection.
The Litepanels Gemini 2x1 panel is now available for $4,440 retail.
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