01.25.2012 05:21 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Litepanels ships Hilio high-intensity LED lighting fixtures
Litepanels has announced that Hilio high-intensity LED lighting fixtures are now shipping. The daylight color-balanced Hilio is a small-footprint LED fixture capable of emitting 5600°K illumination over a 20ft-to-25ft distance without requiring a ballast.
Early users of the Hilio compare the new fixture favorably to the venerable HMI fixtures used by the television and motion picture industry, but without the HMI disadvantages such as heat generation, power hunger, short bulb life and required down time before restrike. The new high-output Hilio draws just 115W (while providing comparable illumination to a 575W HMI) and offers a bulb life of 50,000 hours while operating from 100VAC-240VAC 50/60 Hz, or 24VDC battery.
Like all Litepanels LED fixtures, Hilio is dimmable from 100 percent to 0 percent with no noticeable color shift and is controllable by either an on-fixture knob or via a DMX dimming panel. Hilio's 15° beam angle outputs an even wash of soft light to provide a natural filling of shadows in even the harshest sunlight.
The slim, (14in x 10in x 4in) Hilio is equipped with a standard yoke for easy mounting and positioning on light stands or in a grid. It features an integrated rear gimbal plate for accessories and power supply attachment as well as a front gel slot.