The AREA-48 LED HD-friendly 97 CRI soft light output is comparable to a 1K traditional soft light and represents the next-generation in lighting technology for studio and location work. BBS’s new integrated LED technology moves the phosphor away from the LED itself, thereby greatly improving color rendering, consistency, and light output. The system’s color rendering accuracy is up to 97 CRI with multiple power options including an integrated battery or standard AC power. Moreover, the phosphor panels themselves are interchangeable, allowing you to quickly change the fixture from Daylight to Tungsten, to Chroma-Green, all in a matter of seconds.
BBS’s AREA-48 LED: High-Output, Great Color, and the option to Run on Batteries
NEW- NOW WITH DETACHABLE BARNDOORS
NEW- OPTIONAL PSU CLAMPS
Area 48 Fixture Includes:
3200K or 5600K High CRI Phosphor Panel
Angled Yoke with 5/8" Female Baby Pin TVMP
160 Watt Power Supply & AC Power Cord
Chroma Green 525n, 95 CRI 2700k , 97 CRI 3200k, 95 CRI 4300k, 96 CRI 5600k and 95 CRI 6500k Phosphor Panels
V-lock Battery Plate or Gold Mount (AB) Battery Plate
Dop Choice 40 degree Snapgrid
Dop Choice Snapbox including diffuser
Dop Choice Snapgrid XS for Snapbox
160 watt external power supply for Area 48 ( 4 pin xlr)
Canvas Carrying Cases for 1 or 2 units
Phosphor Panel Pouch
Universal AC power cords
Area 48 is characterized by an unprecedented Remote Phosphor Technology light quality and its compact size with the surface area of an A4 paper. 48 blue diodes behind a remote polycarbonate phosphorized diffuser ensures a very even light and an exceptionally softshadow.
In 2012 Area 48 was awarded by TVBEurope as ‘Best of IBC, 2012′.
Area 48 Features:
Ultra High CRI, 95 CRI 2700k / 97 CRI 3200k / 95 CRI 4300k / 96 CRI 5600k / 95 CRI 6500k
Extremely High Light Output
Excellent Shadow Rendering
Flicker-Free Dimming from 0 - 100%
8 / 16 Bit Dimming 0-100%
Special Effects Strobing Mode
Silent Operation (no fan)
V-Mount or Gold Mount (AB) Battery options
Internal DMX 512 for remote control
4 Pin XLR for Power / Power + DMX
Very Compact Versatile Unit
AC Power: 100 - 240V50/60 Hz
Max Power Consumption 150W
Battery Operational Voltage Range: 12V– 20V
Premium LED Array - 50K hour life
Manual or internal DMX512
DMX in/out for Daisy-Chaining
8 / 16 Bit Dimming 0 - 100%
Up to 4 Control Channels in 16 Bit
Mode, Selectable via Digital Display
DIMENSIONS WITH CLOSED BARN DOORS
D: 115mm/ 4.53”
Weight: 3.6 kg / 7.94 lbs
Weight: 3.6 kg / 7.94 lbs
A lot of users now have a 1x1 LED light as part of their kit. With low power consumption, no need for mains power and producing almost no heat it is easy to see why so many news and documentary shooters use them on a daily basis. It’s fair to say they may be the most commonly used lights out there. The problem with LED lights and I’m not just talking about the 1x1 style is they tend to be quite a harsh light. Instead of the light coming from one source LED lights rely on lots of small bulbs to create a larger source. One way around this has been to use a soft box to diffuse and soften the light. Popular brands like Chimera make a kit for the 1x1 Litepanels that retails for $250US and an egg crate runs you more than $75US which is quite expensive for some users. Enter Airbox Lights who have come up with a unique solution. I previously reviewed a smaller version that is available for more compact LED lights. The 1x1 version picks up from where the smaller version left off. It breaks down into a small compact, easy to travel with solution that for the budget conscience user is a great alternative to the more expensive options out there.
The kit includes the inflatable soft box, instructions and a puncture repair kit. An optional honey comb grid diffuser is also available. For more information go to airboxlights.com
The Airbox Lights 1x1 retails for $99.99US and you can purchase a kit with a grid diffuser for $129.99US.
I spoke to award winning journalist Aela Callan who is currently untertaking the John S. Knight Fellowship at Stanford University about her views on the current state of broadcast media, what the media is currently doing wrong and why social media is something we should use to our advantage instead of worrying about it taking our jobs.