Kino Flo Introduces Select Freestyle Line At NAB 2017

Kino Flo
Kino Flo Select Freestyle LED: Weighing in at 8 lbs/3.5 kg, the removable Freestyle LEDs are a force multiplier when it comes to production lighting. The LED panels include rigging points for suspending from a grid or screwing into a set wall, and a twist-on mounting plate assembly for 360-degree orientation or for building into light arrays.

Kino Flo is busy at NAB 2017. The company has introduced the Select Freestyle series of location lighting systems for film and television, the new Celeb 850 light fixture makes its debut, plus the Celeb LED line has gotten an upgrade.

Here are the highlights from Kino Flo:

The Select Freestyle systems feature durable and lightweight LED panels that can be moved easily for use as set practicals or for unconventional mounting in tight quarters. The panels provide a bright,  controllable >97 CRI white light, full hue and saturation control color, cinema gel presets, and RGB chromatic selection via the AC/DC Select controller. They can be operated remotely by standard DMX or wireless DMX. It’s available in two sizes: Select 31 (3 feet) and Select 21 (2 feet) sizes.

Kino Flo
Kino Flo Select Controller and Fixture: Kino Flo’s Select LED Controller can be removed from the fixture and operate the softlight up to 50 feet (15 meters) away. The proprietary controller firmware is the brains behind Kino Flo’s hi-lumen soft sources that display a full range of white light from 2500K to 9900K correlated color temperature, plus full Green/Magenta correction, Cinema Gel Color presets, Hue/Saturation selection, and dial-in RGB. The solid state electronics give lighting professionals the freedom to operate fixtures remotely via wireless DMX light control boards and Apps to 200 yards (185m) away, or through standard DMX connections.
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Kino Flo’s 150W Select Controller, Detail: The display interface for the Select LED Controller shows a full range of white light from 2500K to 9900K correlated color temperature, plus full Green/Magenta correction, Cinema Gel Color presets, Hue/Saturation selection, and dial-in RGB. The solid state electronics give lighting professionals the freedom to operate fixtures remotely via wireless DMX light control boards and Apps to 200 yards (185m) away, or through standard DMX connections.

The new Celeb LED 850 is a versatile light fixture. It can be handheld for walking shots, rigged from an offset arm or center-mounted on a light stand for 360 degrees of rotation. The wide 4×2 aspect ratio fixture wraps a subject in a spectrum from fulsome reds of warm tungsten quality soft light, through a range of mid tones to full sky blue daylight.

Kino Flo
Kino Flo Celeb 850

The Celeb LED studio line has received an upgrade, now featuring Kino Flo’s advanced True Match® white light color management system and the company’s user-friendly 360-degree color and RGB color control features. The new Celeb 850 joins the compact Celeb 250, the 4-foot-wide Celeb 450 and the quad-frame 450Q family of softlights.

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Kino Flo Celeb 450 Center Mount with new 360-Degree Color

See the full press releases below:

News Release
April 24, 2017

Kino Kicks Off NAB Show with Freestyle

HOLLYWOOD WAY, CA–Kino Flo Lighting Systems will premier it’s new Select Freestyle line of location lighting systems for motion picture and television production during this month’s NAB 2017 Trade Show in Las Vegas.
The new Freestyle systems come with durable, lightweight LED panels that can easily be removed for use as set practicals or for unconventional mounting when lighting in tight quarters.

Weighing in at 8lb/3.5kg, the  removable Freestyle LED’s are a force multiplier when it comes to production lighting. The LED panels include rigging points for suspending from a grid or screwing into a set wall, and a twist-on mounting plate assembly for 360 degree orientation or for building into light arrays. Like all Select LED Kino’s, the Freestyle panels deliver bright,  controllable >97 CRI white light, full hue and saturation control color, cinema gel presets, and RGB chromatic selection via the AC/DC Select controller.

Lighting professionals also can program Freestyle fixtures to operate between 2500K to 9900K, or choose a full range of color, lumen level, and green/magenta correction remotely by standard DMX or wireless DMX. The same hand-held Select controllers can run fixtures remotely on 50 feet of head cable without hooking into a control board.

Color and luminosity remain stable over the rated life of the LED’s using Kino Flo’s advanced True Match® daylight and tungsten color management system, which has been the engineering science behind the success of the company’s LED’s introduced five years ago in the Celeb fixture line.

The passive-cooled fixtures do not overheat the LED’s, so–no heat sink fins or whirling fans. The Freestyle’s 150W Select Controller technology achieves bright, soft light with continuous dimming from 100% to 0% on a linear or square curve without flicker at higher camera speeds or at varied shutter angles. There is no light level change when shifting from 2500K to 9900K, and the color doesn’t change when the light levels rise or fall.

The Freestyle comes complete with the full color, programmable Select controller, Head Cable (25ft), Complete Fixture with removable LED panel, and a twist-on Center Mount with the new KinoGrip for hand-held lighting. Like the original Select LED systems, the Freestyle is available in Select 31 (3ft) and Select 21 (2ft) sizes.

The new Freestyle fixtures join the growing family of Kino Flo lighting products, including new this year at NAB in Las Vegas: The Celeb 250, 450, 450Q and 850 LED full color studio fixtures, with an expanded chromatic palette and improved light output.

2840 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505-1023    Tel: 818-767-6528      Fax:  818-767-7517        Web: www.kinoflo.com

News Release
April 24, 2017

Kino Flo Builds Wall (of light)

HOLLYHOOD WAY, CA–Shortly after its founding year, Kino Flo introduced the Wall-O-Lite, the motion picture industry’s leading BFL (big fluorescent light) for two decades. Now, 30 years later, Kino Flo Lighting Systems celebrates its anniversary with the new Celeb LED 850, a wall of light for the 21st century.

Versatile enough to hand-hold for walking shots, rig from a Matthew’s offset arm, or center mount on a light stand for 360 degrees of rotation, Celeb 850’s work in close to the talent with a beauty light intimacy made for the big screen. The wide 4×2 aspect ratio fixture wraps a subject in a spectrum from fulsome reds of warm tungsten quality soft light, through a range of mid tones to full sky blue daylight.

The Sky Is Not the Limit
Celeb 850 fixtures, like all Celeb LED’s, supply more than the standard bi-color phasing. The big, hi-lumen soft sources display a full range of white light from 2500K to 9900K correlated color temperature, plus full Green/Magenta correction, Cinema Gel Color presets, Hue/Saturation selection, and dial-in RGB. Onboard solid state electronics give lighting professionals the freedom to operate fixtures remotely via wireless DMX light control boards and Apps, up to 200 yards (185m) away, or through standard DMX connections.

“Kino Flo’s 30 years of producing soft light for professional film and HD production has not changed as we’ve added new lines of LED’s like the Celeb 850 to our legacy fixtures,” said Frieder Hochheim, president and founder of Kino Flo Lighting Systems. “We see a mission to produce even larger and larger soft lights to fill the artistic and technical vacuum for visual narrative photography.

“The new Celeb 850 continues in our 30-year history of focus on soft, stable, color correct lights, the equivalent we feel to a full line of top shelf professional quality paint brushes and paints for artists working in other mediums, ” he said.

No Fins. No Fans.
After five years of continuous operation on feature film and television episodic production sets, and in TV news broadcast studios, every Celeb batch has remained true to its color rendering and lumen specifications. The passive-cooled fixtures do not overheat the LED’s, so–no heat-sink fins or whirling fans.

Celeb technology achieves bright, soft glamour lighting with continuous dimming to point two percent (.2%) on a linear or square curve, without flicker at high camera speeds or at varied shutter angles. There is no light level change when shifting from 2500K to 9900K, and color doesn’t shift when light levels rise or fall.

Intuitive Design
The onboard controller’s interface makes it easy to bridge the gap between what a user knows and doesn’t know about operating the Celeb 850. Kino Flo’s unique push-button and scrolling system makes it intuitive for users to navigate the menu of choices, including Dimming, Kelvin, Green/Magenta, Hue/Saturation, and RGB vales, plus LumenRadio wireless DMX linking, DMX addressing, 8-bit and 16-bit dimming, Menu screen rotation, and a other important selections.

As new features are added to the firmware, customers can download software upgrades from a link at Kino Flo’s website: www.kinoflo.com
The Celeb family of softlights range in shape and size from the compact Celeb 250 to the 4ft wide Celeb 450 to the quad frame 450Q LED’s. Kino Flo’s unique center mount option is available on the Celeb 850, as well as yoke and pole operation versions, and includes a 90° focusing louver, and rigging/stacking corner pieces. Some accessories include removable barn doors, a 60° focusing louver, and soft-box and soft-grid light control tools.

The new Celeb 850 joins the growing family of Kino Flo lighting products, including new this year at NAB in Las Vegas: The Freestyle LED 31 and Freestyle LED 21 full color portable systems for location and studio work, with a recently expanded chromatic palette and improved light output.

2840 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505-1023    Tel: 818-767-6528      Fax:  818-767-7517        Web: www.kinoflo.com

News Release
April 24, 2017
Kino Flo Celebs Get a Facelift

HOLLYWOOD WAY, CA–Kino Flo Lighting Systems has suped up it’s Celeb LED studio line of luminaires with an advanced True Match® white light color management system and the company’s user-friendly  360-degree color and RGB color control features.

A game changer when it hit the market five years ago, the Celeb LED line of studio fixtures continues to lay down markers for sustained broad spectrum daylight and tungsten that can match the color spectrum of other light sources or map onto the spectral sensitivity curves of any camera technology.

“The Celeb 250, 450 and 850 LED’s with the new, upgraded electronics join the Kino Flo family of LED’s with an expanded Kelvin color temperature range, and full Green/Magenta, Cinema Gel, Hue/Saturation and RGB color control features,” said Frieder Hochheim, Kino Flo founder and president. “We’ve added layers of new features to the new, upgraded Celeb line, but we didn’t add any cost.”

The Celeb family of softlights range in shape and size from the compact Celeb 250 to the wide aspect Celeb 450 to the quad frame 450Q LEDs. And for the first time in North America, the Celeb 850 fixture: a 3.5K equivalent wall of light. The Celeb 850 and all Celebs come complete with a variable 2500K to 9900K correlated color temperature, full Green/Magenta correction, Cinema Gel color presets, Hue/Saturation selection, and dial-in RGB. Celebs’ built-in solid state electronics can be operated remotely via wireless DMX control boards or through standard DMX connections.

Even after five years of continuous operation on feature film and television episodic production sets, every Celeb batch has remained true to their color rendering and lumen specifications. The passive-cooled fixtures do not overheat the LED’s, so–no heat sink fins or whirling fans. Celeb technology achieves bright, soft light with continuous dimming from 100% to 0% on a linear or square curve without flicker at high camera speeds or at varied shutter angles. There is no light level change when shifting from 2500K to 9900K , and the color doesn’t change when the light levels rise or fall.

The onboard controller’s interface makes it easy to bridge the gap between what a user knows and doesn’t know about operating the Celeb 850. Kino Flo’s unique push-button and scrolling system makes it intuitive for users to navigate the menu of choices, including Dimming, Kelvin, Green/Magenta, Hue/Saturation, and RGB vales, plus LumenRadio® wireless DMX linking, DMX addressing, 8-bit and 16-bit dimming, Menu screen rotation, and a other important selections.

As new color control and special effects features are added to the firmware, customers can download software upgrades from a link at Kino Flo’s website: www.kinoflo.com

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Kino Flo’s unique center mount options are available on the Celeb 250, 450 and 850 Celeb fixtures; the 450Q comes in a yoke version only. All Celebs offer come with a yoke or pole operation options, plus removable barn doors, 90 degree or 60 degree focusing louvers, rigging/stacking corners, and softbox and softgrid light control accessories.

The new Celeb line joins the growing family of Kino Flo lighting products, including new this year at NAB in Las Vegas: The Freestyle LED 31 and Freestyle LED 21 full color portable systems for location and studio work, with a recently expanded chromatic palette and improved light output.

2840 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505-1023    Tel: 818-767-6528      Fax:  818-767-7517        Web: www.kinoflo.com

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