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

BH #ARS30CM3MBS • MFR #L0.0007711
ARRI SkyPanel S30-C LED Softlight (Blue/Silver, Edison)
Key Features
  • Manual Yoke
  • Panel Surface Area: 14 x 11.8"
  • 110° Beam Spread
  • Color Temperature from 2800-10,000K
ARRI continues to broaden its 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.
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ARRI S30-C Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Fully Tunable, Precise Color Rendering
  • 3True Soft Light Beam Quality
  • 4Natural Shadow Rendition
  • 5Versatility Built In
  • 6Built to Last
  • 7Highly Controllable
  • 8Photometrics

ARRI continues to broaden its 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 Tunable, 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 tunable, 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 allows 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 shadow 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 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 onboard controls, all functions can be remotely adjusted via DMX or LAN connections.
Photometrics
At 16.4' 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' 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

ARRI S30-C Specs

Key Specs
Item Type
1x LED Light Panel
Included Storage Case
No
Photometrics
3200K:
513 fc / 5526 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m*
57 fc / 614 Lux at 9.8' / 3 m
21 fc / 221 Lux at 16.4' / 5 m
5600K:
502 fc / 5409 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m*
56 fc / 601 Lux at 9.8' / 3 m
20 fc / 216 Lux at 16.4' / 5 m

*Standardized Measurement Calculated Internally Based on Closest Distance
Color Temperature
2800 to 10,000K +/- 100K (with 200K Shift over Lifetime)
Color Modes
RGB, Daylight, Tungsten
Color Accuracy Standard
CRI 95
TLCI 91
Dimming
Built-In Dimmer (Continuous)
 • 0 to 100%
Front Accessory Mount
Proprietary
Power Source
AC Power (Cable Included)
Battery (Not Included)
Battery Plate Type
2x V-Mount (Not Included)
2x Gold Mount (Not Included)
Battery
2x Rechargeable, 23 to 36 VDC (Not Included)
AC Input Power
110 to 250 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
DC Input Power
48 VDC
23 to 36 VDC
Power Consumption
220 W
Fixture Mounting
1x 1-1/8" Stud with 5/8" Receiver (Via Yoke Mount)
Light Fixture
Item Type
1x LED Light Panel
Included Filters
Diffusion
Included Storage Case
No
Photometrics
3200K:
513 fc / 5526 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m*
57 fc / 614 Lux at 9.8' / 3 m
21 fc / 221 Lux at 16.4' / 5 m
5600K:
502 fc / 5409 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m*
56 fc / 601 Lux at 9.8' / 3 m
20 fc / 216 Lux at 16.4' / 5 m

*Standardized Measurement Calculated Internally Based on Closest Distance
Color Temperature
2800 to 10,000K +/- 100K (with 200K Shift over Lifetime)
Color Modes
RGB, Daylight, Tungsten
Color Accuracy Standard
CRI 95
TLCI 91
Dimming
Built-In Dimmer (Continuous)
 • 0 to 100%
Expected Lamp Life
50,000 Hours (L70)
Beam Angle
110°
Built-In Flash
No
Umbrella Mount
No
Front Accessory Mount
Proprietary
Mobile App Compatible
No
Power & I/O
Power Source
AC Power (Cable Included)
Battery (Not Included)
Inputs/Outputs
Light Fixture
1x XLR 5-Pin DMX Input
1x XLR 5-Pin DMX Output
1x etherCON/RJ45 DMX Input
1x USB-A Service/Remote Input
1x XLR 3-Pin Power Input (48 VDC)
1x XLR 4-Pin Battery Input (23 to 36 VDC)
Power Supply/Controller
1x powerCON TRUE1 Power Input
1x powerCON TRUE1 Power Output
1x XLR 3-Pin Power Output (48 VDC)
Battery Plate Type
2x V-Mount (Not Included)
2x Gold Mount (Not Included)
Battery
2x Rechargeable, 23 to 36 VDC (Not Included)
AC Input Power
110 to 250 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
DC Input Power
48 VDC
23 to 36 VDC
Included Adapter / Cable
1x USA Type-A/B to powerCON TRUE1 Cable
Inline Switch
No
Power Pass-Thru
Yes
Power Consumption
220 W
Mounting
Yoke Type
Manually-Operated Yoke (180° Tilt)
Fixture Mounting
1x 1-1/8" Stud with 5/8" Receiver (Via Yoke Mount)
Environmental
Environmental Protection
Dust-Resistant (IP20) 
Operating Temperature
-4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
General
Display
No
Certifications
CE, CB, ENEC, cNRTLus, FCC, PSE
Protection Class
III
Dimensions
15 x 4.6 x 3.5" / 38.3 x 11.6 x 9 cm (Power Supply/Controller)
15.6 x 13.5 x 5.2" / 39.7 x 34.2 x 13.3 cm
22 x 20 x 5.2" / 55.9 x 50.7 x 13.3 cm (Fixture with Yoke)
14 x 11.8" / 35.5 x 30 cm (Fixture Panel)
Weight
17.2 lb / 7.8 kg (Fixture with Yoke)
5.5 lb / 2.5 kg (Power Supply/Controller)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
31 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
26 x 18 x 12"

ARRI S30-C Reviews

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question

What batteries are you using on the Arri sky panel s30? And what volt are your batteries?
Asked by: athena l.
According to the user manual included with the ARRI SkyPanel Battery Adapter Plate, you may use an Anton/Bauer or V-mount battery that has a voltage of 14.4V, with a minimum of 100 Wh. 210 W is nominal, while 240 W is the maximum recommended for usage with the ARRI Anton Bauer Battery Plate for Skypanel S30 and S60 LED Soft Lights, B&H # ARBPABSP, or the ARRI V-Mount Battery Plate for Skypanel S30 and S60 LED Soft Lights, B&H # ARBPVMSP. Always use two batteries of the same type, age, and state of charge.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Can someone please recommend a dmx control board to use these in a small studio? I want to be able to change the color to chroma green with out manually adjusting each one.
Asked by: Chandler
A DMX board which can be used with this Arri fixture in a small studio environment is the ikan IDX-1204 12 Channel DMX Console B&H # IKIDX1204. Please see the image below for reference.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Does this lamp come with any form of case?
Asked by: Brandon S.
While this unit does not include a case, one such case you could use for transport would be the Pelican 1640, B&H # PE1640FB. Please see the image below for reference.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Does it include a tripod as a stand?

Does it include a tripod as a stand?
Asked by: Lightning
No, this does not include the stand.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-02-24

Does it include the ballast or PSU?

Does it include the ballast or PSU?
Asked by: Danny
Yes, all Arri skypanels come with the following included with purchase. ARRI SkyPanel S30-C LED Softlight (Blue/Silver, Edison) Standard Diffusion Panel Power Supply Unit Power Supply Unit Rail Mount Limited 1-Year Manufacturer Warranty
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2023-07-30

question

Has anyone done a flight with the light?
Asked by: Jon V.
No, we always send ours (we have 2 30's in a hard case) with ground teams or ship them FedEx ground. Our case with both units is about 65lbs.
Answered by: READ R.
Date published: 2020-12-02

question

Which mount of this SkyPanel should I buy if I want to attach a center mount yoke? Is a center mount yoke the best way to have the SkyPanel stand vertical on the floor? What is the best mount to have the lamp stand vertical on the floor?
Asked by: Ames
Not much reason to spin it vertical as its basically square
Answered by: Tim
Date published: 2023-05-13
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