Gekko Technology, a market leader in LED lighting for film, television and photographic applications, announces a major new version of its karesslite LED soft light. The standard karesslite is switchable between daylight or tungsten colour temperatures. The new model can be adjusted to any intermediate colour temperature, allowing blending between 3200 and 5600 kelvin. It is scheduled for introduction at the US National Association of Broadcasters' exhibition in Las Vegas, April 11-14.
"Lighting system designers, lighting directors and cameramen will appreciate the very precise control this new option provides," comments Ian Muir, Gekko Technology's Business Development Manager. "They now have the ability to select the colour temperature they require by adjustment on the back of the unit, or remotely via DMX. Like all karesslites, the blendable version delivers consistent colour temperature throughout its full range of intensity variation. It delivers an output colour quality that is consistent with more traditional technologies, as well as providing the many benefits that LEDs offer."
Equally at home both in and out of the studio, karesslite comes complete with an integral diffusion grating which makes the output single-source with minimal light loss. Egg crate options can be deployed to make the source more directional. Accessories available for karesslite include a Gekko swivel mount, yoke, encapsulated colour-correction gel sets, removable barndoors, honeycomb louvres, remote dimmer and soft transit case.
All karesslite fixtures can be operated under local control from the luminaire itself, wired to a remote dimmer or DMX. Consuming far less electricity than is required by traditional professional lighting, karesslite can be powered from one or two V-lock batteries, 12 to 40 volts DC into an XLR4 connection, or from mains.
Gekko Technology will be represented at NAB 2011 by David Amphlett (Managing Director), Ian Muir (Business Development Manager) and colleagues from US reseller PRG, on PRG's booth C2249 in the Central Hall.