Gear — Chimera Adds Remote-Controllable Zylight Active Diffusion

Zylight is partnering with Chimera for a new electronic diffusion distribution plus new NanGuang LED Fresnel lights and FXLION battery and charger systems

HDVP has covered the high quality lighting solutions for video and professional photography from both Zylight and Chimera a number of times in the past. The two companies have joined forces for an exclusive distribution of Zylight’s new electronically-controllable Active Diffusion system. Constructed from a flexible LCD screen that can be housed in gel frame or Chimera softbox, a handheld controller instant adjusts opacity. “Active Diffusion works with any kind of cool light, including LED or fluorescent fixtures,” says the press release, which can be found below.

Additionally, available in light models ranging from 30 W to 400 W, Zylight will distribute the NanGuang brand of LED Fresnel lights in the US. Based out of China, models are listed as 95 CRI with standard battery powering as well as variable color temperatures lights. There is DMX control for four: the 100, 100FC, 200, 400. NanGuang manufactures quite a few other solutions overseas, so perhaps there will be more to come.

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Zylight's Active Diffusion can be electronically and remotely controlled for changes to opacity — Chimera will distribute and offer the technology through their light adapter and diffusion solutions exclusively
Zylight’s Active Diffusion can be electronically and remotely controlled for changes to opacity — Chimera will distribute and offer the technology through their light adapter and diffusion solutions exclusively

Zylight Will Distribute NanGuang and FXLION Products, Partners with Chimera for ‘Active Diffusion’

LOS ANGELES – Dec. 19, 2016 – Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, has partnered with Chimera Lighting to manufacture and distribute Active Diffusion, Zylight’s patented electronic diffusion technology. Zylight will also distribute NanGuang’s compact LED Fresnels and soft panel lights, as well as FXLION’s battery and charger product lines throughout North and South America. The company announced its new partnership and distribution deals during its Holiday Open House earlier this month in Los Angeles.

Developed by Zylight, Active Diffusion is an electronically controlled diffusion filter. Constructed with a flexible LCD screen and housed in a gel frame or coupled with a Chimera soft box, an Active Diffusion filter can produce different layers of diffusion. The filter is instantly adjusted with a handheld controller, so there is no need to change gels to create the desired diffusion effect. Active Diffusion works with any kind of cool light, including LED or fluorescent fixtures.

Under the licensing agreement, Zylight will produce the electronics and controllers, while Chimera will manufacture the Active Diffusion panels and provide exclusive worldwide distribution. Active Diffusion will be available next April at the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nev.

“Active Diffusion is very useful to film, video, and photography lighting professionals. Being able to remotely and infinitely adjust your diffusion saves time and labor,” said Bob Winters, president of Chimera. “We are excited to partner with Zylight to bring this exciting and innovative diffusion technology to customers worldwide.”

“We chose Chimera as a partner because they can custom manufacture Active Diffusion in the shapes and sizes required by customers around the world,” Joe Arnao, president of Zylight. “We’re also proud to add Nanguang and FXLION to the growing list of products we distribute throughout North and South America.”

NanGuang’s F Series LED Fresnels provide compact, cost-effective lighting options. Ideal for portable lighting kits, F Series lights are available from 30w to 400w. Features include brightness control, barndoors, and carrying cases, plus variable color temperature, DMX, and silent cooling in some models. NanGuang also produces compact soft lights that will be kitted with the Fresnels as part of Zylight’s offerings.

With FXLION, production professionals enjoy the benefits of Li-ion batteries over Ni-MH models, including longer life cycles and lighter weight. Its high-capacity battery choices include 14.8v and 26v bricks, the Skypower 48v modular battery system that allows brick batteries to be configured in multiple arrays, and custom power solutions.

Founded in 2003, Zylight LLC is the leading manufacturer and distributor of intelligent LED lighting instruments for the film and video production industry. Every model in its easy-to-use lighting system produces fully calibrated bright white light, while some also provide a spectrum of adjustable colors without gels. Full wireless control and DMX integration are included, and AC or DC power options are available. The Zylight state-of-the-art LED system is truly the most unique and flexible lighting system on the market today. With more than 100 dealers worldwide, Zylight continues to develop innovative LED lighting solutions to help make your job easier. More Than Bright – Zylight. Find out more at Zylight.