Whether it be cameras, lights, or lenses, ARRI never rushes products to market. They instead wait to get their products right and avoid too quickly making their previous versions obsolete, thereby allowing their customers to amortize their investment in ARRI products. It has been many years since ARRI first introduced their extremely popular and award winning SkyPanel line of LEDs. Now they are introducing a major update to be known as the SkyPanel X. The new family of lights are a modular system configurable into different sizes (X21, X22, X23). SkyPanel X offers both native soft and hard light and includes a lux output and beam quality for medium to long throws. SkyPanel X also provides superior low-end dimming with flicker-free operation from 100 to zero percent for direct, close-distance key lighting.
The RGBACL full-spectrum light engine with the latest ARRI lighting color science enhances skin tones and achieves deep color reproduction. Eight pixel zones per LED panel meets the requirements of advanced console programming, visual effects, and virtual production environments. SkyPanel X offers built-in wireless control, two Ethernet ports, LumenRadio CRMX2, and Bluetooth 5.0, as well as integrated power. SkyPanel X is fully protected from rain, storms, or high-pressure jet cleaning, and is certified with an IP66 rating for all weather conditions.
SkyPanel X is configurable into different formats (landscape, square, vertical), to build a wide-aperture soft light, powerful hard light, or intense open-face light. Multiple units can be combined via the X Modular Yoke, featuring ARRI’s quick-lock system. There are three front attachments available for SkyPanel X, which natively fit to one single unit: the X21 Dome, (included with every lamphead,) provides native soft light, the S60 Adapter for all existing SkyPanel accessories, and the optional HyPer Optic for native hard light.
To learn more about the SkyPanel X series and its accessories, visit: https://www.arri.com/en/lighting/led/skypanel/x-series