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New LUPOLED 560 panels The result was exceptional and while the LEDs cost a great deal the result of the panels constructed with these LEDs fills with satisfaction those who use them because they have an almost absolute colour balance. This fact cannot be overlooked if one thinks, for example, that during an external shoot the face of the person lit on the right by sunlight and on the left, in contrast, by the light of a LED panel; if the panel is of the high-CRI variety the camera adjusts easily and the two lights mix perfectly, if the panel is of low-CRI type (with dominant green) the camera is unable to balance. This clarification concerning LED plates is very important as are the mechanical and electronic characteristics of these new LUPOLED panels. On the mechanical side, a carbon fibre body was chosen since the material is light and very resistant to knocks. The electronics were constructed using latest generation miniaturised components without the use of electrolytic capacitors to permit for an extremely long product lifetime. The Lupo Light LEDs, besides having a CRI> 94 and being of 5600° K or 3200° K, have a lifetime of over 50,000 hours. by Carlo Lupo L upo Light, leader in the production of fluorescent lighting, is launching its new high colour rendering LED panels. It is roughly two and a half years since Lupo Light’s management decided to study and design LED panels ideal for creating perfect images whether with video cameras or with the new DSLR cameras, which as well as having outstanding photographic definition, also offer video of excellent quality. Videomakers have increasingly felt the need to have continuous lighting capable of following the subject in movement and consequently panels which are very light, wireless, battery-powered and with daylight (5600° K) or artificial light (3200° K) as required and also adjustable by hand. These were the guidelines from Lupo Light’s management team to its technical staff for the creation of equipment which, in the opinion of many professional photographers and expert video operators, represent the best panels available 44 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE on the market today both in terms of colour and in terms of their mechanics, particularly the panels’ lightness and user-friendliness. One of the main difficulties encountered was the need to create LED light sources specifically for photographic and video use and this required more than two years of research and development. It should be stated that the declared temperature of the LEDs (5600° or 3200° K) in no way defines the quality of the LEDs themselves which in contrast is better determined by the CRI (colour rendering index ): the higher the latter is, the more it characterises the general colour balance without dominant peaks. These high-CRI LEDs with perfectly balanced spectrum have been achieved thanks to the perseverance of the Lupo Light technical staff with a renowned LED manufacturer, the only one capable of constructing such hard-to-produce LEDs - so great is the difficulty of obtaining the select phosphors required and of applying the same using new high- technology machinery. The LUPOLED 560 panels have, furthermore, the extremely low energy consumption of a mere 38W with a light output equivalent to 650W of an incandescent lamp. The new complete LUPOLED panels range also include the models LUPOLED 560 DMX and LUPOLED 1120 DMX DUAL COLOR.. They are ideal for video (as they are very light and battery-powered) and TV studios . They may be dimmed with precision from 0 to 100%, without variation of colour temperature, and they may be used to light the set or placed, even by hand, close to the subject to be photographed. The LUPOLED 560 panels may be connected to mains electricity (100 V – 240V) or to a Lupo Light battery with V-Mount attachment. With the special superlight battery (a mere 600 g), LUPOLED panels have a battery life of roughly 3 hours at maximum power and this characteristic makes them particularly suitable for exterior shooting. For further information about the new LUPOLED panels please visit: www.lupolight.it