This new HELIOS-B500 LED fixture could look a bit acquainted, because it clearly mimics the look of a sure Arri SkyPanel S120-C fixture to some extent. Let’s take a more in-depth take a look at DigitalFoto’s newest providing in studio lighting.
This new bi-color mild is aimed primarily at studio setups, as it’s 1) fairly giant and a couple of) provides plenty of distant management choices with out having to make use of the controls on the again of the unit.
In comparison with the ARRI, the HELIOS-B500 is a bit smaller in dimension – 98 x 18 x 34cm whereas tipping the scales at 15.35kg (and this would be the final time I evaluate the 2 on this article, as they’re clearly not in the identical league, however for the reason that outward look of the HELIOS-B500 calls for it, I felt the urge to say it).
The HELIOS-B500 provides, because the identify suggests, 500W of LED energy, distributed over 5125 particular person LEDs. The entire thing might be powered by both AC 110V ~220V or DC 62V/12A. So you should utilize 4 acceptable V-Mount batteries to energy one unit.
The HELIOS-B500 is a bi-color fixture that ranges from 3200K to 5600K (±300K). You’ll be able to management it through an included distant management or through DMX or through the bodily controls on the again of the unit. In fact, the same old lighting results are applied as nicely: Flashing, Strobe mild, Paparazzi, TV, and so on.
The HELIOS-B500 is an actively cooled unit with inside followers and warmth dissipation holes. A diffusion panel is included within the package deal. You too can buy different diffusion panels or, to harden the sunshine a bit, take away the diffusion panel altogether.
The bracket might be rotated 360º and the beam angle of the sunshine is specified as 120º with the usual diffusion plate.
I can’t say an excessive amount of in regards to the mild high quality since DigitalFoto solely claims a CRI of 95. However for the reason that CRI isn’t precisely ultimate for measuring trendy LED lights, we’ll have to attend and see a HELIOS B500 unit in motion to guage the standard of the sunshine.
Pricing and availability
The DigitalFoto HELIOS-B500 might be bought immediately from their website here. One unit, full with yoke, mushy bag, some cables and tripod stand adapters is $1,860. An elective exhausting case for transportation might be bought individually.
What do you suppose? Would this mild be one thing you might use on set? Share your ideas within the feedback beneath!