Litepanels has announced that the company's Gemini 2x1 Soft LED panels and Sola Fresnel LEDs are being used at Sweden's TV4 for After Five, an evening show focussed on daily happenings in Sweden and around the world. Litepanels' Gemini and Sola offer flexibility in controlling and focussing light, and their construction and compatibility with DMX control contribute to quick setup and easy adjustment in the live production environment.
19 Gemini panels and 19 Sola 6+ lights were combined, all pole-operated, with nine Sola 4+ lights to cover the 15- by 9-meter studio. More than 15 different setups were created across three main positions using a fixed rig that eliminates the need for the show's vision engineer to continuously move and adjust lights. To accommodate the small size of the studio, the soft light was made tight, taking advantage of the Gemini's 40-degree grid — so it could be separated from the background.
Litepanels' Gemini gives users a daylight-to-tungsten light foundation and then enables them to finely adjust colour throughout the 360-degree color wheel. As a result, users can match a broad range of ambient lighting conditions quickly and simply. Producing full-spectrum, directional illumination, Litepanels' Sola 4+ and Sola 6+ offer the controllability and light-shaping properties inherent in Fresnel lights, but at a small fraction of the power draw of conventional Fresnel lighting. The Sola range of LEDs provides cool daylight illumination with the unique ability to control both focus and intensity via standard DMX 512 protocol and without the heat generation of a traditional Fresnel.