By associate editor Elliot Smith:
LA’s Cinegear trade show runs 4-5 June and manufacturers are starting to trail what they’ll be showing this year.
We covered Zylight’s Newz on-camera light at NAB 2015 (video below) and the company is going to expand their offering of LED fresnels with the F8-200.
This is promised to offer the equivalent of a 2,000W tungsten fixture that folds down to a smaller package for transport. Being a fresnel it also has an adjustable beam spread via a focusing lens. ‘Active cooling’ will be incorporated, (which can be a bit of a lottery depending on the type of fan used) and the light can be connected to mains electricity or powered by two V-lock or Anton Bauer type batteries.
Multiple Zylight units can be synchronised over DMX and ‘Zylink’ wireless protocols, they’re water resistant and will be available as either 3200K or 5600K versions – no bi-color option as yet.
Zylink hope to be shipping the F8-200 by late July.
This straight from the company:
Zylight Showcases Expanded F8 LED Fresnel Product Line at Cine Gear Expo 2015
LOS ANGELES – May 26, 2015 – Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, will demonstrate its F8 LED Fresnel product line, including the new F8-200, at 2015 Cine Gear Expo Los Angeles, which runs June 5-6. Compact for field use, the F8-200 delivers the brightness of a 2,000-watt Tungsten or 400-watt HMI fixture, but can be powered by AC or two 14.4V standard Gold Mount or V-Mount batteries. Zylight will be located in the USHIO America booth (S310).
Built on the same chassis as Zylight’s award-winning F8-100, the F8-200 includes an active cooling system and collapses to less than five inches thick for easy transport. The portable F8-200 can also be powered by AC adapter and used as part of a studio lighting grid.
“With the F8-200, location shooting just got a lot brighter and a lot cooler. We can’t wait to demonstrate our new light for the film and video professionals at Cine Gear,” said Joe Arnao, president of Zylight. “The F8-200 doesn’t generate the heat of a typical HMI, and our quantum dot technology provides a very natural and balanced light source.”
Both the F8-200 and F8-100 feature an adjustable beam spread (16-70 degrees), Zylight’s patented focusing system for spot and flood operations, and an eight-inch SCHOTT glass lens for single shadow traditional Fresnel beam shaping. Both F8s also have a high CRI (color rendering index) as well as a high TLCI (Television Lighting Consistency Index).
With built-in DMX and ZyLink wireless technology, F8s can be linked with multiple Zylights for simultaneous remote control. Both lights are available in tungsten (3200K) or daylight (5600K) versions, ship with barn doors and yoke mount, and are water resistant (IP54) for use in challenging conditions. The F8-100, which draws only 90 watts but has close to the light output of a traditional 1,000-watt Fresnel, is available now. The F8-200 will be available in late summer.
Zylight will also demonstrate its Newz on-camera LED light, which delivers a soft but punchy light that complements skin tones. The variable white light includes brightness settings from tungsten to daylight, and its unique articulated arm design and custom barn doors offer easy height and angle adjustments. The Newz has an MSRP of $429 and will be available in July.