Lupo’s new Ultrapanel range are essentially brighter Superpanels. The Superpanel series were already ridiculously bright, but now Lupo has stepped it up to generate even more output.
Lupo claims that they have double the output of the existing Superpanels. The Ultrapanels are using a new generation of LEDs, however, Lupo is still able to keep the power draw the same as the Superpanels. This means that you can run the Ultrapanel 1×1 versions via a single 14V battery.
Lupo has numerous different versions of the Ultrapanel available:
- Ultrapanel Dual Color 30 Hard
- Ultrapanel Dual Color 30 Soft
- Ultrapanel Dual Color 60 Hard
- Ultrapanel Dual Color 60 Soft
All of the lights are Kelvin color temperature adjustable from 2800-6500K. Lupo claims that thanks to its exclusive True Color Technology, the Ultrapanels have a perfect color output and do not produce color casts.
Unleash the beast
Lupo lights have always been known for their high output and the Superpanel series that was first announced back in September 2016 redefined what to expect from a 1×1 sized panel.
So how much output do the new Ultrapanels have? Well, let’s find out.
The Ultrapanel Dual Color 30 Hard has a claimed output of 72,000 lx at a distance of 1m / 3.3′. This is an insane amount of output from a 1×1 sized panel with a 220W power draw with a beam angle of 40°.
The Ultrapanel Dual Color 30 Soft has a claimed output of 9,500 lux at a distance of 1m / 3.3′. Again, this is a ton of output from a 1×1 sized panel with a 220W power draw with a beam angle of 120°.
If you need even more output, the Ultrapanel Dual Color 60 Hard and Ultrapanel Dual Color 60 Soft have you covered.
The Ultrapanel Dual Color 60 Hard has a claimed output of 140,000 lux at a distance of 1m / 3.3′ and more than 19,000 Lux at 3m / 9.94′. This 140,000 lx comes from a power draw of 400W. Just like the Ultrapanel Dual Color 30 Hard, the beam angle is 40°. To put this output figure into context, the Lupo Superpanel Dual Color 60 that I previously reviewed on the site had an output of 67,000 lx at 1m / 3.3′. As another comparison, the Creamsource Vortex8 RGBW 2×1 which I also reviewed had an output of 73,200 lx when used at 5600K.
The Ultrapanel Dual Color 60 Soft has a claimed output of 17,000 lux at a distance of 1m / 3.3′ and more than 2,000 Lux at 3m / 9.94′. Just like the Ultrapanel Dual Color 30 soft, the beam angle is 120°. As a comparison, the Rotolight Titan X2 when used at 5600K with its Active Diffusion set to 100% (150 degrees) had an output of 6030 lx.
Size & Weight
Now that I have told you how much the claimed output is for the Ultrapanels, let’s look at how big they are and how much they weigh.
The Ultrapanel Dual Color 30 Hard and Ultrapanel Dual Color 30 Soft both have pysical dimensions of 335 x 320 x 100 mm / 13.18 x 12.5 x 4 inches and they weigh in at 3.7 kg / 8.15 lb.
The Ultrapanel Dual Color 60 Hard and Ultrapanel Dual Color 60 Soft have physical dimensions of 50 x 340 x 110 mm / 25 x 13 x 4 inches and they weigh 9kg / 19.5 lb.
All of the new Ultrapanel models work with inexpensive and widely available 14.8V batteries. Lupo offers a range of battery-powered accessories for all Ultrapanel models and all other LED panels and Fresnel LEDs. The lights also feature Bluetooth Long Range, DMX, RDM, and onboard controls.
The Ultrapanel Dual Color series feature a technopolymer body, reinforced with carbon fibre, making them robust and suitable for a wide range of fieldwork. All Lupo lighting products are available with a pole-operated yoke for use in television studios.
The lights also feature adjustable dimming curves, 3 presets, and various lighting effects.
The lights don’t come with V-lock plates as standard, but you can purchase kits where Lupo includes a battery, V-lock plate, and a D-tap cable.
Price & Availability
The Lupo Ultrapanel’s will be officially announced in the next few months.
Here are the prices: