Unveiled: Zylight's Upgraded F8 LED Fresnel

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Zylight announced the addition of a new and improved F8 LED Fresnel, at NAB, on 4/7/14. Not content with last year's awards, the company hunkered down to outdo themselves by squeezing even better performance out of an already great design.

Initial improvements include a boost in output from a 650W tungsten equivalent to 1,000W while still drawing just 100W. This new F8 also features a slightly smaller form factor, breaking down to a compact 4" thick versus the earlier model's 4.6" thickness.

A new silent heat sink design yields 20% better cooling, allowing the yoke mount to be angled to a more extreme 90 degrees when stand-mounting. Single-knob yoke adjustment, as well as single-knob auto-locking focus makes for faster on-set reaction times, while DMX control, onboard from the previous F8, is now self-terminating and one less detail to fret over. You can also control the light with a Zylight remote via its built-in 9-channel 2.45GHz Zylink wireless link from distances up to 33' away. Available in 5600K daylight or 3200K tungsten, the new F8 boasts high CRIs of 95+ and 97+, respectively, with wide 16 - 70° variable spot-to-flood coverage  via an 8" Schott glass lens.

Equally at home in any studio in the world, with main current from 120–240V AC, 50/60Hz, the F8 takes to the field powered by 14.4VDC V-Mount or Gold Mount batteries. And it can take a beating there, too, due to its IP54-rated design that withstands moisture or water splashing from any direction. The new F8 is currently available in a stand-mount version with a 5/8" receiver.

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Impressive, any plan for a bi-color unit ?

At the present time there’s been no word of a bi-color unit.  If they do announce such a model, we will update our website to reflect the new model.

i would llike more information and the price.. thanks.

Unfortunately, all the information we have about the updated F8 at this time is listed above.  As soon as Zylight provides us with more information, such as pricing, we would post this on our site.