ARRI SkyPanel S30-C LED Softlight (Blue/Silver, Edison)

ARRI SkyPanel S30-C LED Softlight (Blue/Silver, Edison)

ARRI SkyPanel S30-C LED Softlight (Blue/Silver, Edison)

B&H # ARS30CM3MBS MFR # L0.0007711
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Product Highlights

  • Manual Yoke
  • Panel Surface Area: 14 x 11.8"
  • 110° Beam Spread
  • Color Temperature from 2800-10,000K
  • Full Gamut Color Mixing
  • Hue and Saturation Control
  • Full Minus to Full Plusgreen
  • 0-100% Dimming, DMX Control
  • CRI: >95, TLCI: >91
  • Multi-Voltage AC, Optional Battery Power
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Color: Blue/Silver

ARRI SkyPanel S30-C LED Softlight (Black, Edison)

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ARRI SkyPanel S30-C LED Softlight (Blue/Silver, Edison)

Mount Type: Manual

Manual Pole Operated

Color Temperature: 2800-10,000K

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ARRI S30-C overview

  • 1Description

ARRI continues to broaden their LED line and reaffirm their commitment to accurate color rendering with the introduction of the blue/silver SkyPanel S30-C LED Softlight. Supported by a manual aluminum yoke, the panel's surface area measures 14 x 11.8", making it an ideal portable, on-the-go light source for mobile applications. Output is controlled via interchangeable thermoplastic diffusers that range from Standard to Lite to Heavy to soften the light and wrap its output around your subject and the SkyPanel S30-C outputs the equivalent of a 1000W tungsten soft light while drawing a maximum of only 240W.

Using technology originally designed for the L7-C Fresnel, the SkyPanel S30-C is fully color "tuneable" allowing output of a warm 2800K to icy blue 10,000K light and also uses the full RGB+W color gamut with hue and saturation control for fine adjustments. Full minusgreen to full plusgreen is also possible, so if you're lighting for blue or greenscreen, you can simply dial your color chosen in. This wide degree of control is responsible for a very high CRI of 95 and a rating of 91 with the newer TLCI standard. All of these functions as well as 0-100% dimming can adjusted locally with the SkyPanel's onboard controller or remotely via DMX or over a LAN. Besides inputs and outputs appropriate to these functions, the light also has a USB-A port for downloading firmware upgrades from a thumb drive, Windows or Mac.

The SkyPanel S30-C 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 combo baby/junior (5/8" | 1-1/8") pin and a standard diffuser. This version of the light comes with a 9.8'-long Edison DC power cable.

Fully Tuneable, Precise Color Rendering
Incorporating features of ARRI's successful L-Series LED Fresnels, the SkyPanel is one of the most versatile soft lights on the market, as well as one of the brightest. Like the L-Series, SkyPanel "C" (Color) versions are fully tuneable, meaning that correlated color temperature is adjustable between 2800K and 10,000K, with accurate color rendition over the entire range. Full plus and minusgreen correction can be achieved with the simple turn of a knob, and in addition to CCT control, vivid color selection and saturation adjustment is also possible. Applications for this controllability range from quickly adjusting the CCT to set the mood of a scene, to selecting the chroma green output for green screen color keying. Each LED light engine is computer calibrated in order to ensure unit-to-unit and batch-to-batch consistency, as well as accurate color temperatures.
True Soft Light Beam Quality
Soft lights are known for their smooth quality of light and even, uniform beam field. SkyPanel's combination of a precise selection of diffusion panels, LED mixing chamber and large surface area allow for the light output to wrap around objects, eliminating sharp shadows and making for an ideal beauty light. The beam field is homogeneous in both color and intensity.
Natural Shadow Rendition
Mixing calibrated red, green, blue and white LEDs into one homogeneous beam of soft light, the SkyPanel produces not just impressive light quality, but excellent shadows rendering as well. The soft shadows cut cleanly without exhibiting multiple edges or color fringing.
Versatility Built In
  • While the SkyPanel was designed to be used primarily as a soft light to illuminate people, various built-in features make it extremely adaptable to other uses. The diffuser panels on the front of the lamp head are interchangeable, so going from the Heavy to the Lite diffusion panel can be done in a matter of seconds.
  • With the onboard battery input, SkyPanel can be run off industry-standard batteries. The S30 can be operated at full power on battery power.
  • The SkyPanel also makes an effective space light outputting a large downward-directed pool of color controllable soft light through an optional silk cylinder.
Built to Last
Made in Germany to the high standards for which all ARRI products are known, SkyPanel is constructed from resilient materials and assembled by hand with great care. The combination of an aluminum core with fiberglass-reinforced thermoplastics results in a solid fixture that can withstand heavy daily use on busy film sets. The easily-services electronics have been designed to last beyond a minimum of 25,000, up to a maximum of 50,000 hours while the LED light engine even allows for re-calibration.
Highly Controllable
The SkyPanel user interface is designed for ease of use with a wide range of controls available to the user. Three simple knobs adjust the color temperature, green/magenta balance, light intensity and hue and saturation instantly. In addition to the on-board controls, all functions can be remotely adjusted via DMX or LAN connections.
At 16.4' / 5 m and 3200K
  • With Standard Diffusion: 217 lux/ 20 fc
  • With Lite Diffusion: 235 lux/ 22 fc
  • With Heavy Diffusion: 180 lux/ 17 fc
  • With Intensifier: 282 lux/ 26 fc

At 16.4' / 5 m and 5600K
  • With Standard Diffusion: 222 lux/ 21 fc
  • With Lite Diffusion: 240 lux/ 22 fc
  • With Heavy Diffusion: 185 lux/ 17 fc
  • With Intensifier: 289 lux/ 27 fc
In the Box
ARRI SkyPanel S30-C LED Softlight (Blue/Silver, Edison)
  • Standard Diffusion Panel
  • Power Supply Unit
  • Power Supply Unit Rail Mount
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    ARRI S30-C specs

    Light Fixture
    Beam Angle 110°
    Color Temperature 2800 to 10,000K ± 100K (with 200K Shift over Lifetime)
    Color Accuracy Standard CRI 95
    TLCI 91
    Cooling System None
    Dimming Yes, 0 to 100% (Continuous)
    Display None
    Expected Lamp Life 50,000 Hours (L70)
    Rectangular Panel Size 14 x 11.8" / 35.5 x 30.0 cm
    Fixture Dimensions 15.6 x 13.5 x 5.2" / 39.7 x 34.2 x 13.3 cm
    20.0 x 22.0 x 5.2" / 50.7 x 55.9 x 13.3 cm (Including Yoke)
    Fixture Weight 17.2 lb / 7.8 kg (Including Yoke)
    Power Input Connector 3-Pin XLR, 4-Pin XLR
    DMX Connector 5-Pin XLR, EtherCON
    Service Connector USB Type-A
    Fixture Mount Combination 1-1/8" Stud and 5/8" Receiver
    Accessory Mount None
    Yoke Material Aluminum
    Yoke Type Yoke/Bracket
    Tilt 180
    Remote Operation
    Remote Control Type DMX
    AC Input Power 90 to 250 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    DC Input Power 48 VDC
    Power Source AC Adapter, External Battery
    Max Power Consumption 200 W
    Cable Type powerCON to NEMA 5-15
    Power Supply
    Power Supply Power Connector powerCON
    Power Supply Dimensions 15.0 x 4.6 x 3.5" / 38.3 x 11.6 x 9.0 cm
    Power Supply Weight 5.5 lb / 2.5 kg
    IP Rating IP20
    Operating Temperature -4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 31.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 26.0 x 18.0 x 12.0"

    ARRI S30-C reviews

    SkyPanel S30-C LED Softlight (Blue/Silver, Edison) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the ultimate light This is the ultimate light. A light that literally will do anything you could possibly want, need or ask of a professional light. The only concerns I had before I got my hands on this S30-C was will this be too heavy? and Is this going to be bright enough?. But I am very pleased that it isn't as heavy as I imagined. Putting the power supply on the back of the light does make it heavier but that is optional if you get the accessory that allows you to attach to a c-stand. Light output was very impressive and if I need more I will purchase the Intensifier Panel to get 50% more output. I recommend buying the barn doors since the light really goes everywhere.
    Date published: 2017-07-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great set light! Happy with this purchase probably more than any other light purchased for work. I know many like the idea of this light for rigging but I find so much use for this one on set. The 1x1 has been a great light but to me this replaces it. Not only because of its ability to be bi-color as well but hue feature as well as chimera make it more diverse than a 1x1. If using it be aware of the fan control feature. Fan can sound loud when you first turn it on but a simple adjustment can silence it.
    Date published: 2016-01-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Changing the way we work These lights are powerful. Not just in brightness but in features. Being able to plug into an outlet without much concern for power, adjust to precisely any color (hue/sat) or color temp, load in animations for effects and style, our list keeps growing. We bought these as an alternative to Diva for a soft, quick to setup and adjust run and gun light and they have proven to be that and more. Since owning them they have little downtime from being on set. Sure they are a hefty investment but it all the other hassles they are saving us from it is turning out to be well worth it. We purchased 2 S30s just because we travel a lot and size was a factor. The only things worth mentioning are that They are pretty heavy and have to use an external ballast for power (unless running batteries) and the mounting bracket doesn't quickly come off which add a considerable amount to the overall size. We will probably need to remove the bracket once we need to pack them in a condensed situation but even still this is nothing to dwindle the 5 star rating.
    Date published: 2016-11-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing High Quality Versitle LED Soft Source I purchased the SkyPanel S30-C primarily because the S60-C seemed too large to travel with, as all our shoots are on location. I'm very happy with this purchase. The features are endless. I love the plethora of accessory options and already have the DOP Choice 40 degree Snapgrid, and intensifier panel, which I use some combination there of even with the standard (included) diffusion panel for each shoot. Primarily interviews indoors and outdoors thus far and have been very pleased with the results each time. If just using the light out of the box the wide angle soft source fills much of an entire room and spills light almost in a 180 degree angle, so the grid was an immediate no-brainer for me to acquire. I was able to save parts of the foam packaging from Arri and modified it (trimmed it) and now put the Skypanel inside a Pelican 1610 case. I ditched the included yoke mount and got the center yoke mount with makes traveling and placing in the Pelican case much easier because it comes on and off without tools, which is a space saver. The center yoke mount does require a 1-1/8 spigot on your stand. I hope to purchase more of these lights when budgets allow.
    Date published: 2016-07-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great light, Very heavy Fantastic light output for the size and amazing capabilities with RGBW function. The light is very heavy and cumbersome though. It seems a little bulkier than it needs to be. The large power supply adds a lot to the size and weight.
    Date published: 2017-08-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It will improve your lighting skills The expensive SkyPanel S30-C is the best investment in the lighting kit you could choose!
    Date published: 2017-10-15
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