Kino Flo FreeStyle 31GT LED System
- Removable LED panel with center mount and molded corner mounts
- Light enough to mount on kit stand or be hand-held
- Universal mains voltage or 24VDC
- Color-correct with high color rendering index (CRI 95)
- Centre Mount with 360° Rotation
- Colour Gels/Hue and RGB Modes
- FX (Special Effects) Modes
Kino Flo’s award-winning FreeStyle 31 unleashes your creative side with a quick-release feature to remove the LED panel from the fixture, cutting the weight nearly in half (from 6.6kg to 4kg) and creating a smaller form factor for better rigging flexibility. The LED panel’s corner bumpers can be used to hang from rope or wire. The panel also takes a Twist-On mount for working on light stands. The Freestyle 31 comes complete with the full color, programmable FreeStyle controller, Head Cable (7.5mtr), Complete Fixture with removable LED panel, and a twist-on KinoGrip Center Mount. Honeycomb 90° or 60° louvers, mounted with Velcro, give direction to the light, and when removed the panel displays a broad soft beam across the set.
The Freestyle's driver 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.
The FreeStyle 31 is known for its high color rendering white light, full hue and saturation color, cinema gel choices, and RGB chromatic selection via the AC/DC FreeStyle 150Watt controller. It has built-in Lumen Radio® wireless DMX; no extra cost for wireless receiver accessories. The light can also be operated directly up to 15 meters away from the controller via Kino Flo head cables.
The Freestyle's driver 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.
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 an unqualified success since Kino Flo introduced the idea of soft panel True Match Celeb Studio LED’s six years ago. Passive cooling keeps the LED’s in good shape for a longer usable life than fixtures that require electric fans.
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 31GT LED Dmx Design
FreeStyle 31GT LED System
The FreeStyle 21GT LED System consists of four components: FreeStyle 31GT 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 31GT LED Fixture
The FreeStyle 31GT LED Fixture is comprised of a Gaffer Tray, a removable LED panel and a 90° Honeycomb 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 LED panel can be removed from the Gaffer Tray by pressing the locking pin and turning the thumbscrew. The Gaffer Tray has a twist-on mating plate to accept a twist-on KinoGrip 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 Gaffer Tray holds the removable LED panel. The KinoGrip center mount and the LED controller can be attached. The tray allows for a smaller profile fixture without having the need to bend the plastic barndoors back. When the mount and controller are removed, the tray can be screwed into the wall or ceiling through its screw points.
The FreeStyle 31GT LED fixture’s lightweight modular design includes a Gaffer Tray, a removable LED panel, a KinoGrip mount and a removable 90° louver. The Louver is held in place with Velcro fasners. 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.
Kino Flo True Match® Color
Kino Flo True Match® Firmware provides state of the art features including dial-in variable color temperature control; full-range dimming without color shift; four programmable presets; four menu options, one white, two color menus; FX (Effects); Camera Profile Look Up Tables (LUTs); Cie XY space coordinates and RGB Color Space.
The White menu features Dimming, tunable Kelvin range from 2700K tungsten to 6500K daylight and Green/Magenta control channels. The Green/Magenta control can be scaled from 0- to 100, where 25 = ¼ correction, 50 = ½ correction and 100 = full correction.
In the Gels/Hue menu, the Kelvin range is extended to 2500K Kelvin to 9900K daylight and a fourth channel is called Gel. The Gel channel includes Kino Flo presets such as blue & green screen, sodium vapor, mercury vapor as well as over 100 well-known lighting gels. The gel function can be applied to any Kelvin temperature and by pushing the control knob in/out, the gel will be applied or removed. A fifth channel called Hue Angle (Hue) and sixth channel Saturation (Sat) are also included in the gel menu. These two channels behave similar to a traditional color wheel, where white light is in the center and Hue Angle determines the color along a 360-degree range and Saturation determines how much color is applied. With the Hue Angle and Saturation it is possible to create over 2 million color combinations!
The RGB color menu gives individual control of red, green and blue LED’s. The RGB mode is a great way to work with apps with predetermined RGB presets or color wheels. RGB menu is also a great feature to dial in specific gel RGB values or when controlling colors from a DMX desk.
The FX (Effects) menu introduced on June 1, 2018 provides access to popular effects such as Candle, Fire, TV, Police, Lightning, Paparazzi, Pulse and Scroll. When on the desired effect, there are several pre-sets as well as control parameters that can be altered. For example, in the Lightning effect there is a “Storm” and “Frankenstein” preset, but it is possible to change Rate to provide additional variation.
The CIE xy determines the color displayed by its X and Y space coordinates. For example, with a handheld color meter like the Sekonic C-800, users can obtain a CIE xy reading from any light source and input the CIE xy coordinates into the Kino Flo LED fixture to match colors closely.
Camera Profiles LUTs available for the following cinema cameras and more to follow: Panavsion DXL, Sony Venice, Arri Alexa, Panasonic Varicam. Kino Flo’s True Match® 4.0 firmware balances their LED lights to the cameras rather than the other way around. The Kino Flo designed tungsten and daylight LED emitters harmonize with the camera sensors even as the color temperature settings are adjusted.
The Color Space defines the RGB color space (white point and RGB primary colors) as a means of matching color points between manufacturing. Defining the color space takes the guesswork out of post-production workflow and color grading. Included in the are: rec 709/sRGB, P3 D65, rec 2020, and ESTA E1.54.
FreeStyle Mounting Options
One of the design features of the FreeStyle LED Fixture is the twist-on removable Center Mount. When it's on, the fixture mounts easily to a light stand; when it's off, the fixture is flat and can be hand-held, or hidden in a space too small to place a stand-mounting fixture. When the mount is removed, the grommet holes along the edge of the fixture are designed to allow the fixture to be screwed onto a wall or ceiling through its eyelets. The remote Controller can also be attached to the back of the fixture with Velcro or operate remotely with an extension cable.
The FreeStyle removable LED panel also has its own mating plate to accept the twist-on mount plate. The LED panel can be hand-held with the KinoGrip mount and also has molded corners as rigging points for rope hanging, for example.
The standard mount comes with a KinoGrip Mount w/ Baby Receiver (MTP-BG41) that mounts onto a baby stand. The ball and socket mount allows the fixture to be oriented in a broad range of angles. With the KinoGrip, the lightweight fixture or removable LED panel can be hand-held.
There is also a short version and mount w/ 3/8" pin (see below) available as accessories. The yellow wire loops are there to provide attachment points for a safety chain.
|(From left to right) MTP-BG41, MTP-BG41S, MTP-KG41|
Mounting options include MTP-KG41 Mount with 3/8" Pin (10mm); MTP-BG41S Mount with Baby Receiver Short (16mm).
|(From left to right) MTP-LBS, MTP-LBC, MTP-L|
Note: The lollipops on all of these mounts are interchangeable.
Kino Offset w/ Baby Receiver
Light Control and Diffusion
Snapbag and Snapgrid
The FreeStyle LED DMX operates on three DMX channels (in White mode) using DMX512 (six DMX channels in Color mode). The first channel operates dimming; the 2nd channel operates Kelvin color temperature control; the 3rd channel operates the Hue.
In Gels/Hue Color mode: 4th channel operates the Gel; 5th channel operates the Hue angle and the 6th channel operates the Saturation. In RGB Color mode, 4th channel operates Red; 5th channel operates Green and the 6th channel operates Blue.
In CIE xy mode, first channel operates dimming; 2nd channel operates x; the 3rd channel operates y. For FX (Effects) mode, see
The FreeStyle 152 LED DMX Controller includes a built-in Lumen Radio receiver and can be operated wirelessly with a Lumen Radio transmitter (sold separately). Wireless is an option to using DMX cables. For more information on Lumen Radio Receiver/Transmitter, see www.lumenradio.com.
Fixture - 95 x 24 x 6.5
Controller - 37 x 10 x 8
FreeStyle 21 Kits
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