ARRI SkyPanel gives you complete creative control
SkyPanel is a compact, ultra-bright and high-quality LED soft light that sets a new standard for the industry. With a design focused on form, color, beam field and output, SkyPanel represents the culmination of more than a decade of research and development of LED technology at ARRI.
Fully tuneable, excellent color rendering
Incorporating features of ARRI's successful L-Series LED Fresnels, SkyPanel is one of the most versatile soft lights on the market, as well as one of the brightest. Like the L-Series, SkyPanel 'C' (Color) versions are fully tuneable; correlated color temperature is adjustable between 2,800 K and 10,000 K, with excellent color rendition over the entire range. Full plus and minus green correction can be achieved with the simple turn of a knob, and in addition to CCT control, vivid color selection and saturation adjustment is also possible. Applications for this controllability range from quickly adjusting the CCT to set the mood of a scene, to selecting the perfect green color to wash a greenscreen. Each LED light engine is computer calibrated in order to ensure unit-to-unit and batch-to-batch consistency, as well as accurate color temperatures.
Powerful light output
Unlike other tuneable fixtures, SkyPanel makes no sacrifice when it comes to light output. SkyPanel puts out a tremendous amount of light, in a soft and uniform beam field. Brighter than a 2 kW tungsten soft light or a 6 kW tungsten space light, the SkyPanel S60 has more than enough light for most applications. At the same time, the lamphead is able to perform beautifully at lower light levels. This range of illumination and color gives users an unprecedented amount of control.
Rosco/Lee Gel Libraries
Already able to create a vast number of colors, the SkyPanel with Firmware 2.0, can now emulate a wide variety of well-known lighting gels. The SkyPanel’s calibrated light engine reproduces color filters more accurately than a lighting console and enables users to select familiar gels in seconds via the on-board controls or through a new DMX protocol. SkyPanel gel libraries comprise Rosco and Lee filter categories that include color corrections, party colors, Rosco CalColor, Storaro Selection and many more.
True soft light beam quality
Soft lights are known for their smooth quality of light and even, uniform beam field -- SkyPanel is no different. The combination of the curated selection of diffusion panels, LED mixing chamber and large light aperture allow for the light to wrap around objects, eliminating sharp shadows and making for a perfect beauty light. The beam field is homogeneous in both color and intensity.
Versatility built in
While the SkyPanel was designed to be used primarily as a soft light to illuminate people, various built-in features make it extremely versatile. The diffusor panels on the front of the lamphead are interchangeable, so going from the Heavy Diffusion panel to the Lite Diffusion can be done in a matter of seconds, and further diffusion accessories are planned. With the on-board battery input, SkyPanel can be run off industry-standard batteries for untethered soft light requirements. The S60 can be operated at up to 50% of its total power on battery, and the S30 can be used at full power.
The SkyPanel also makes an amazing space light; by providing a large pool of downward soft light, as well as the ability to change CCT and vivid colors, it offers a compelling alternative to conventional space lights.