Cineo Quantum c80 large LED fixture – Newsshooter at Cine Gear 2017

Sometimes you just need something a little… bigger. If so, the Cineo c80 could be just what you’re after. It’s a 2′ x 4′ sized soft light source that Cineo are aiming at the rental market (no purchase information was available, which is always a little sobering).

Remote phosphor no more

The c80 makes use of ‘custom blended’ LEDs, with lots of red for skin tones but no greens – the result is a very pure white light that the company describe as a ‘reference source not a party trick.’ Ouch.

It’s designed for use in situations where simplicity and repeatability are key, and where you’re after accurate reproduction of skin tones above all else.

Passive cooling

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The back of the fixture is a giant heatsink.

There are no fans on the unit – cooling is handled, as it is on all Cineo lights, by radiator fins on the back of the fixture.


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The rear control panel of the Cineo c80.

There are connections on the back for a DMX loop, and although it’s not colour tuneable in the same way as RGB LEDs, there are hue and saturation adjustment knobs on the back to tweak the colour – just not greens.

Bigger = better

Working with larger light sources can be tricky if you’re a small team or on your own, but their intrinsic qualities – softness and a flattering wrap – are pleasing and highly addictive!

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