Kino Flo FreeStyle T44 LED System
- Remote fixture with built-in barndoors
- Fixture includes removable 90° Honeycomb Louver
- Mounts on kit stand, light enough to be hand-held
- Lightweight, slim profile
- Universal mains voltage or 24VDC
- Color-correct with high color rendering index (>CRI 95)
- Kino Grip Centre Mount with 360° Rotation
- Colour Gels/Hue and RGB Modes
- FX Modes
- FreeStyle Tubes included
Kino Flo® Lighting Systems’ True Match® FreeStyle LED tubes are specially designed for operation in FreeStyle T44 fixtures for film production or stage design lighting. The FreeStyle LED tubes display Kino Flo’s True Match white light and RGBWW color management system found in Kino Flo’s LED lighting fixtures. The tubes are 4ft (1.2m). On camera, FreeStyle LED tubes photograph with the same softness, the same subtle color reproduction as Kino Flo’s award-winning T12 high-output lamps. In addition to the >95 photo rendering index, cinematographers will see the difference the 310° LED tube makes when operated in a fixture or out of the fixture as a remote “sabre” of light. Paired with the FreeStyle fixture’s light intensifying reflector, the tube projects soft light forward at a 100° beam angle at about the same light levels you’d get from a 1000W tungsten softlight.
In addition to the >95 photo rendering index, cinematographers will see the difference the 310° LED tube makes when operated in a fixture or out of the fixture as a remote “sabre” of light.
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 T44 LED Dmx Design
FreeStyle T44 LED System
The FreeStyle T44 LED System consists of: FreeStyle T44 LED Fixture plus 4 x FS-48 LED Tubes LED Tubes (fig. 1), Mounting Plate (fig. 2), FreeStyle 140X 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 T44 LED Fixture
The FreeStyle T44/T24 Fixture houses the tubes and is comprised of built-in barndoors, a Louver, Reflector, and tube Harness. The Louver and Reflector are held in place with Velcro fasteners. There is a strain relief on the tube Harness to ensure the connectors don’t pull off the lamps during operation. To get the harness away from the fixture, turn the ¼ turn fastener and rotate counter-clockwise to release.
FreeStyle T44/T24 Fixture can be used in several configurations:
1) Complete fixture with all components combined.
2) "Harness Only" - The wiring harness is removed from the fixture so that the user can build a softbox, hide behind Plexiglass or rig into tight locations. The wiring harness uses Kino Flo designed Tube connectors so tubes can be operated independently of the fixture.
3) Can use Louver to give direction to the light or remove louver to give broad coverage over an area, such as lighting blue and green screens etc.
Kino Flo tubes can operate inside the fixture or independently with only the wiring harness.
The FreeStyle 140 LED DMX controller
The FreeStyle LED controller can operate the Freestyle T44/24 and T42/22 fixtures remotely with a 7.5mtr extension cable or can drive the panel directly when mounted to the back of the fixture. The Freestyle controller (LED-140X), 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 140X 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 140X 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 120X 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 that makes the fixture so popular 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 to a wall or ceiling through its eyelets.
The standard mount comes with a KinoGrip Mount w/ 3/8" Pin (MTP-KG41) that clips into a grip head. The ball and socket mount allows the fixture to be oriented in a broad range of angles.
There is also a Baby Receiver version and Baby Receiver Short (16mm) (see below) available as accessories. The yellow wire loops are there to provide attachment points for a safety chain.
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.
Mounting LED Tubes
FreeStyle LED Tubes can operate inside the fixture or independently with only the wiring harness. The LED Tubes have an aluminum rail that can be used as an access point for mounting accessories:
MTP-F100 FreeStyle Tube Mount – Anchor
MTP-F101 FreeStyle Tube Mount – Baby Pin
MTP-F102 FreeStyle Tube Mount – Wall Plate
MTP-F103 FreeStyle Tube Mount – Hanging Kit 4pk (Wire not included)
MTP-F103W FreeStyle Tube Mount – Hanging Wire, 50ft
MTP-F105 FreeStyle Tube Mount – Combiner
MTP-F200 FreeStyle Tube Mount – Ball Mount w/ Anchor, Baby Receiver (16mm)
MTP-F201 FreeStyle Tube Mount – Floor Stand w/ Baby Pin (16mm)
Light Control and Diffusion
|A Flozier available in half Grid and provides additional diffusion. The Flozier attaches to the barndoors and can be adjusted to various configurations.|
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 - 132 x 33 x 9 w/ 16.5cm barndoors
Ballast - 38 x 11.5 x 8