ARRI continues to broaden their LED line and reaffirm their commitment to accurate color rendering with the introduction of the SkyPanel S60-RP Daylight LED Remote Phosphor Softlight. Supported by a steel yoke, the light's surface area measures 25.4 x 11.8" and employs interchangeable phosphor panels to achieve a specific Kelvin temperature instead of adding phosphors to blue LEDs. The powerful native LEDs then excite the phosphor panel that's mounted like a filter in front of the fixture. This method not only uses less electronics resulting in a lower price point, but delivers a color rendition that approaches current definitions of "perfection" and is 10% brighter than its color tuneable SC60-C counterpart which has an output equivalent to a 2,000W tungsten softlight. Both versions of the light draw only 450W.
This rendition of the light ships with a 5600K panel with an impressively high CRI of 98 but optional 2700K, 3200K, 4300K and 6500K phosphor panels with CRIs of 93, 94, 97 and 98 respectively are available, as well as a Chroma Green panel. Dimming from 0-100% dimming can adjusted locally with the SkyPanel's onboard controller or remotely via DMX or over an LAN network. Besides inputs and outputs appropriate to these functions, the light has a USB type-A port for downloading firmware upgrades from a thumb drive, PC, or Mac.
The SkyPanel S60-RP can be used worldwide, thanks to its included 90-250 VAC power supply but it can also use optional 23-36 VDC batteries when mains power is unavailable. Besides the power supply, the light comes with a Junior (1-1/8") pin. This blue/silver version of the light has a Pole Operated mount and comes with a Bare Ends power cord.