Kino Flo FreeStyle 21 DMX Kit w/ Flight Case
FreeStyle LED Features
- Color Rendering TLCI >96, CRI >96, TM-30-18 Rf=95, Rg=103
- Kelvin presets
- Dial-in color temperature control between 2500K-9900K
- Green/Magenta Control
- Hue angle and Saturation adjustments
- Kino Flo presets and Gels
- RGB control
- CIE xy
- FX Control
- Camera Profiles LUTs
- Color Space
- Works with Apps with predetermined RGB presets or color wheels
- Can use preset buttons to store custom Kelvin settings
- Light levels do not change when selecting Kelvin settings
- No color shift while dimming
- Universal input 100VAC-240VAC or 24VDC
- Energy efficient, draws 0.65A, 230VAC and 6.25A, 24VDC
- Flicker-free, quiet operation
- Full range onboard and DMX dimming
- DMX wireless link (Lumen Radio®)
- DMX Auto Terminate
FreeStyle 21 LED Dmx Design
FreeStyle 21 LED System
The FreeStyle 21 LED System consists of four components: FreeStyle 21 LED Fixture (fig. 1), Mounting Plate (fig. 2), FreeStyle 152 LED DMX Controller (fig.3), and Extension Cable (fig.4). It was designed in this manner to allow the greatest flexibility in lighting solutions for challenging situations.
FreeStyle 21 LED Fixture
The FreeStyle LED Fixture includes built-in barndoors and is comprised of a removable LED panel and Louver. The Louver is held in place with Velcro fasteners. The LED panel can be removed from the fixture housing by pressing the locking pin and turning the thumbscrew. The fixture has a twist-on mating plate to accept a twist-on mount. The LED panel also has a twist-on mating plate to accept a removable twist-on mount and has molded corners for additional rigging options.
The FreeStyle LED fixture’s lightweight modular design includes built-in barndoors, a removable LED panel and a removable louver. The Louver is held in place with Velcro and can give direction to the light or be removed to give broad coverage over an area. The twist-on removable center mount can mount the fixture easily to a stand. When the mount is removed, the fixture is flat and can be hand-held or screwed to the wall or ceiling through its eyelets. The removable LED panel also has a twist-on mating plate to accept the twist-on mount. The four molded corners offer additional rigging points for rope hanging, for example. With the removable KinoGrip mount, the fixture or LED panel can be hand-held. The FreeStyle 152 LED DMX Controller can also be strapped to the back of the fixture with Velcro or used remotely with an extension cable.
The FreeStyle 152 LED DMX controller
The FreeStyle LED controller can operate the Freestyle 21 fixture remotely with a 25ft extension cable or can drive the panel directly when mounted to the back of the fixture. The Freestyle controller (LED-152X), includes standard DMX in/out ports for cable as well as wireless DMX connectivity (Lumen Radio®). The controller features universal AC voltage input 100-240vac as well as a 3-Pin XLR for 24vdc operation.
The FreeStyle 152 LED DMX controller firmware is updatable from a PC using the Mini B USB data port. For the latest True Match Firmware update available, please contact us.
A) On /Off: On = Green light displayed. Off = Red light displayed. The display and all menu settings can be operated while the power button is in the Off position, as long as power is applied to the controller. The On /Off button only controls the light source.
B) Menu: Provides access to menu options such as General settings, Reset, DMX and DMX Wireless settings, Camera LUTs & Color Space.
Shortcut: While on control screen, press and hold for 3 seconds to switch through menus (White, Gels & Hue, RGB, CIE xy, FX).
C) Preset Buttons: Factory defaults left to right are: 2700K, 3200K, 5000K and 6500K. G/M default value is 000. Usera can also use these preset buttons to store custom Kelvin and G/M settings.
D) Display: Provides access to Dim, Kelvin, G/M, and DMX channel. Factory reset will show: Dim = 10%, Kelvin = 2700K, G/M = 000, DMX = 001.
E) Lock: Press the Lock button to disable all buttons and Control knob. Press for 3 seconds to restore displayed presets to default factory settings.
F) Mode: Press to navigate from Dim to Kelvin and G/M settings. When in sub-menus, pressing Mode always returns you to main display. When DMX is applied, use Mode to access DMX channel on main display. Shortcut: Long press will bring you back one step.
G) Data Port: Mini B USB for firmware updates.
H) Control Knob: Manually adjusts Dim, Kelvin, G/M levels and DMX address. Press the Control knob to toggle between Fine and Coarse increments or when selecting options within menus.
The FreeStyle 152 LED DMX Controller is powered AC and includes an IEC connection. The controller includes universal input from 100-240VAC. A 2 mtr lead with Locking IEC and Australian mains plug is included.
The FreeStyle 152 LED DMX Controller can also be operated on 24VDC (input range 18-36VDC) through a 3-Pin xlr. The pin polarity is:
Pin # 1 – Ground
FreeStyle LED Extension Cable
The Freestyle Extension Cable allows the fixture to be operated remotely from the controller. Up to 15 metres (2 x 7.5mtr) of extension cable can be used between the fixture and the Controller.
Kino Flo True Match® LED Advantages
The FreeStyle LED DMX operates on universal AC power or battery power and needs only 0.65A at 230VAC or 6.25A at 24VDC. The FreeStyle LED’s cost savings from low energy and long LED life continues Kino Flo’s reputation as an environmentally friendly lighting company.
Long LED Life
LED’s are well known as being energy efficient, lasting for thousands of hours. While Kino Flo’s FreeStyle LED also has a long LED life, the FreeStyle LED’s unique design will maintain its color-correct color temperature.
True Match® Color-Correct
As with all Kino Flo products, the FreeStyle LED has been specially formulated to match the spectral distribution curves of today’s HD film and video equipment. The FreeStyle LED has high color rendering. Even while dimming, the fixture is flicker-free and without color shift.
Heat Management Design
For Kino Flo, heat management is a critical design element of fixture design. The physical heat or buildup heat within the LED fixture will directly influence the color temperature, lumen performance and life of an LED. The FreeStyle LED’s unique design operates coolly, consumes very low energy and is properly ventilated to maintain a stable color temperature. A well maintained temperature extends the lumen maintenance, color temperature and life of an LED.
The Tegra 4Bank produces as much light as a 1000W tungsten softlight using only one third the amount of power at 2.8A (120VAC) compared to a tungsten softlight at 8.3A (120VAC). This is especially important when shooting on location and power availability is an issue. The low power draw is also an advantage when operating on battery inverter power sources.
With its built-in ballast design, the Tegra 4Bank includes and manual dimming, and manual lamp switching with universal input voltage from 100VAC to 240VAC. The Tegra 4Bank also comes with a 15ft extension cable with an in-line power switch. If the fixture needs to be hung out of reach, a hand-held remote control dimmer (DIM-5), sold separately, may be used. The Tegra incorporates built-in barndoors with newly designed hinges. The all-in-one, lightweight Tegra makes it ideal for fast and easy set ups.
Long Lamp Life
Lamp life of a fluorescent for the television and motion picture industry is determined more by its lumen maintenance than by its actual burn time. All fluorescent lamps display a lumen depreciation curve. This means that over time the light output gradually drops and lowers in color temperature.
True Match® Color-Correct Lamps
True Match® lamps are formulated to correspond to the spectral distribution curves of film and video cameras as well as look correct to the eye. They are designed to match the colors from quartz units or daylight sources such as HMIs. This gives the camera operator the option of mixing quartz hard light sources with fluorescent soft sources. Most lighting designers want the ability to use both qualities of light to enhance the set.
Architectural lamps are designed to optimize government-mandated standards for lumens per watt efficiencies (energy savings targets).
In order to achieve these standards, the lamps contain high levels of light in the green spectrum, which our eyes don’t perceive as inaccurate. Film and television cameras do record this added green. For example, green renders Caucasian skin tone as grayish and unattractive. The architectural lamps do not match with other studio lamps. They render colors inaccurately and make correction in post almost impossible.
In 1995 Kino Flo received a technical achievement award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the development of the first color-correct lamps for film. Kino Flo continues to be a leader in the industry introducing new developments and constantly improving the efficiencies and formulations of its lamp technology.
Heat Management Design
For Kino Flo, heat management is a critical design element of fixture design. The physical heat of the lamp or buildup of heat within the fixture will directly influence the color temperature, lumen performance and lamp life.
The Tegra 4Bank fixture design addresses these requirements:
- The reflector is vented in the back to increase airflow.
- The ends are open to minimize heat buildup.
- The lamps are properly spaced apart to maximize light output from the reflector and minimize heat buildup.
A well maintained lamp temperature extends the lumen maintenance, color temperature and life of a lamp.
The Center Mount is more flexible than a conventional yoke. A yoke limits orientation on two axes, tilt and pan. The ball center mount design enables the fixture to be oriented at any angle. An optional offset arm with baby receiver (MTP-B41F) may be used to center the weight of the fixture on a stand or can be under slung and used as an “up” light.
Cost savings attributed to fluorescents cover a broad range of concerns:
- Lower energy costs
- Less heat so lower air conditioning expenses
- No gel replacements because of low heat
- Fewer lamp replacements due to longer lamp life
- Lamp replacement labor reduced by a factor of 10
Energy Savings Calculations
With the push of reducing fossil fuel consumption, TV studios are looking at cooler, more efficient lighting systems to reduce costs and save energy. One of the most important values is Btu/kWh.
British Thermal Units per Kilowatt Hour
Any light generates a percentage of usable light and the rest in heat.
For example, a standard incandescent light bulb converts only 11 percent of its electrical input into visible light, while the rest is dissipated directly as heat. There are energy costs involved in cooling the studio environment. The measure of Btu/kWh is a means of calculating the thermal loads related to operating lighting.
Use the following information to calculate Btu/kWh:
Watts to Btu
1 kWh = 3413 Btu/hr
1 Watt = 3.413 Btu/hr
3.413 = Btu per Watt-hour
- Manual lamp dimming
- Manual lamp switching
- Universal Input 100VAC-240VAC
- Remote dimming
- Built-in Barndoors
- Center Mount
- True Match® daylight and tungsten balanced lamps
The Kino Celeb LED DMX includes state of the art features; dial-in variable color temperature control; full-range dimming without color shift; programmable presets; three menu options, one white and two color menus. The “white menu” gives the user access to Dimming, Kelvin, and Green/Magenta control channels. Kelvin range is from 2700K to 5500K.
In the first color menu, the Kelvin range is from 2500K tungsten to 9900K daylight with three additional channels, Gel, Hue Angle and Saturation. The Gel channel includes Kino Flo presets such as blue & green screen, sodium vapor, mercury vapor and over 100 well-known lighting gels. The user can also dial in any color through Hue Angle and Saturation. The second color menu provides individual red, green, blue (RGB) control. This menu is a great way to work with Apps with predetermined RGB presets or color wheels.
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