ARRI has upgraded its L-Series Plus lighting.

The new range is up to 90% brighter than the original L- Series, with direct network data input and the onboard control interface known from ARRI SkyPanel.

Originally introduced in 2011, ARRI L-Series LED luminaires were the first professional alternatives to popular tungsten Fresnels on a like-for-like basis, offering additional LED advantages like independent control of color temperature and brightness along with instant cost savings through major reductions in power draw and cooling requirements.

The new ARRI L-Series Plus fixtures come in two sizes: the L5-C Plus features a five-inch, while the L7-C Plus features a seven-inch Fresnel lens. Despite being approximately the same size and weight as their predecessors, the L-Series Plus products provide up to 90% more light output, making them more powerful and versatile as lighting tools (average output increase, depending on model, beam angle, and colour temperature is 60%). Existing barndoors and all other L- Series accessories are fully compatible with the new Plus range.

L-Series Plus introduces enhanced connectivity by implementing network data input and lighting control via the ArtNet and Streaming ACN industry standards. Workflows are simplified by the familiar onboard control and user interface of the classic SkyPanel, while light output is specifically calibrated for optimal reproduction on broadcast and digital cinema cameras, ensuring pleasing skin tones and vividly rendered colours.

Designed to be robust and ergonomic, they are suitable for a wide range of use cases, from studio and location work on movies and television to live entertainment, photography, theater, and corporate productions. Passively cooled housing and a discreet encapsulated fan allow for silent operation.

At the heart of the L-Series Plus concept remain the core benefits of tunability, colour fidelity, rugged durability, and ease of use, now upgraded to the latest connectivity standards. Three individual knobs permit the brightness, color temperature, and green/magenta point to be fine-tuned, while a focus knob on the side of each fixture allows for smooth adjustment of the beam spread, just like conventional sources.L5-C Plus and L7-C Plus fixtures will be available from June 2024 in blue and silver or sleek all-black colorways, with either a manual or PO yoke. The existing L-Series (L5-C, L7-C, L10-C) will be discontinued upon the release of L-Series Plus.


Pippa Considine

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