A Look at the ARRI SkyPanel LED

We continue our ongoing coverage of NAB 2015 and today we look at the ARRI SkyPanel LED – one of the most interesting advanced LEDs showcased during the show.

The ARRI SkyPanel LED is an ultra light soft light that will come in two sizes – the S-60 series (which you can see in the video above) and the smaller S-30 series. The CRI for the light is higher than 95 which is impressive, no less impressive is the ability for the two color tuneable models to move between 2800-10000 kelvin (the non color tuneable models  have 10% more light output instead).

There are also changable panels and many other goodies including  CCT control to set the mood of a scene or selecting the perfect green color to wash a greenscreen. According to ARRI, SkyPanel has tremendous light output across the entire CCT range. Brighter than a 2 kW tungsten soft light or a 6 kW tungsten space light while drawing only 400w) so it can be powered by a battery.

The larger S60-C will cost $6300 there is also an S60-RP (phosphor version) which will retail for and $4500. The S30 versions is half the size (here you will also have C and RP versions) pricing is going to be $4500 and $3125 respectively. The units are going to be available in September 2015 – you can find out more on ARRI’s website.

Official video by ARRI showing some of the features of the SkyPanel LED

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Another look at the ARRI SkyPanel LED from the guys at No Film School

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