Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, showcased its range of LED instruments, including the new F8 LED Fresnel, at IBC 2013 (Stand 11.F56), Sept. 13-17 at Amsterdam RAI. Available in tungsten (3200K) or daylight (5600K) versions, the compact F8 folds flat – collapsing to less than four inches thick – for easy transport and storage.
With a CRI (color rendering index) of 97 or better, the fully dimmable F8 offers and adjustable beam spread (16-70 degrees) for even coverage for widescreen productions. It maintains single shadow traditional Fresnel beam shaping through an eight-inch SCHOTT glass lens, and offers a patented focusing system for spot and flood operations.
The F8’s LED engine with quantum dot technology provides a cooler, more energy efficient light than traditional Fresnel instruments, but does not compromise performance. While it draws only 100 watts, it has close to the light output of a traditional 1000-watt Fresnel. It is also water resistant (IP54) for use in challenging location conditions, and can be powered by a worldwide AC adapter or standard 14.4V camera battery.
“We’ve designed the F8 to be a versatile, rugged light for studio and location work,” said Joe Arnao, president. “It’s bright like an HMI but better suited for run-and-gun news ENG applications – you just snap on a battery and go. In the studio, the F8 saves space and costs less to operate than traditional Fresnels.”
Like other Zylight models, the F8 is also equipped with ZyLink wireless technology, which makes it easy to link multiple Zylights for simultaneous remote control. As a result, several F8s can be grouped together and linked for unique lighting scenarios. The F8 can also be controlled via DMX.
The F8 includes a five-year warranty on the LED engine, and ships with barn doors and yoke mount. Additional accessories are available separately.