With its expansive list of features and very impressive capabilities, the introduction of the Taiko 2x1 RGBAW LED Light from Luxli seems determined to fill every image-maker's wish list. Designed to give you total mastery of color, the 27 x 17.75 x 3" fixture has a 76° beam spread and a wide color temperature range of 2800 to 10,000K, to meet any ambient light challenge, match other fixtures, or explore creative options. The panel's very high CRI/TLCI ratings of 95/98 guarantee superior accuracy in color rendition anywhere within its dimming range of 0 to 100%.
For the ultimate in color control, the Taiko 2x1 has RGBAW LEDs which, combined with hue and saturation control, allow the user to access millions of colors. The color wheel lets you dial up almost any hue by scrolling through the entire color spectrum in 1° increments. Unlike 3-in-1 RGB LEDs, the addition of Amber and White LEDs to the Taiko gives you the ability to create true whites, bolder colors, richer tones, and cooler hues. Previously in RGB mode when color was desaturated, the white light temperature would be around 6500K. But with the new floating white point feature, you are able to select the base white color temperature from 3000-10,000K as a starting point and then add any hue at any saturation level to create any type of light that's desired.
Creative and convenient features include a classic digital gel filter library that contains CC, conversion, light balancing and a prodigious number of popular and creative colors for theatrical, or special effects that can be simply dialed in without light loss. And speaking of effects, the Taiko's Effects mode includes dramatic visual simulations that mimic situations such as Fire, Explosion, Lightning, Emergency Lights, and multi-flash Paparazzi. In fact, with Luxli's Composer app, (available for iOS and Android) you can also split the effects between two panels for greater depth and realism, and since the Taiko 2x1 is part of the Orchestra Series of LED panels, the app lets you control all of your Orchestra lights individually or in groups. For theatrical use or multi-light setups, you can also control the Taiko from a console via onboard DMX. All of these adjustments and settings can be viewed on the intuitive LCD screen.
The Taiko offers quality-of-light options, too. It comes with a rigid Medium-strength diffuser that softens the output of the bright LEDs while opening up shadows and casting a flattering look. But there are also optional Light and Heavy diffusers that offer minimal or significant softness when required.
Finally, there's the option of power. The panel is ready for use anywhere in the world, thanks to its 100 to 240 VAC power supply. But when AC power is unavailable, you can also run it on two optional V-mount batteries.
Color, light intensity, quality of light, remote control, and special effects options pretty much fill the wish list of even the most demanding shooters.
RGB Color Mode
Floating White Point in RGB Mode
CCT Mode: 2800 to 10,000K with High CRI/TLCI of 95/98
Filter Mode, Effects Mode, and Split-Panel Effects
Control Options: Composer App and DMX
Intuitive Interface and LCD Display
Included Yoke Mount
- CCT Chase: A continuous loop between two color temperatures. You can adjust the start and stop color temperatures, how long the loop will last, and add or subtract green.
- Color Chase: A continuous loop between two preset colors. You can adjust the start and stop colors and saturation, and how long the loop will last.
- Explosion: Simulates an explosion. You can adjust explosion frequency per minute and how long each explosion lasts.
- Fire: Simulates a fire. You can choose between a candle, campfire, or bonfire, and whether there is no wind, a breeze, wind, or a storm.
- Fireworks: Creates a random burst of colors to simulate fireworks. You can adjust the frequency per minute of the fireworks, and the duration of each burst.
- Lightning: Simulates lightning. You can adjust the color temperature of the flashes and the length of time between each flash.
- Paparazzi: Simulates the random firing of multiple camera flashes. You can adjust the number of flashes per second, the duration of each flash, color temperature, and add or subtract green.
- Pulse: Creates a steady pulse that fades on and off between pulses. You can adjust the color and saturation of the pulses, and the frequency per minute.
- Sirens: Simulates emergency lights. You can choose between red, blue, and white, red and blue, red and white, blue and white, and (blue, red, or amber) SAE sirens. You can also set how many times each color will flash per cycle, how many times it will repeat, and flash duration.
- Strobe: Creates a steady, flashing strobe (doesn't fade like the pulse). You can adjust the color and saturation of the pulses, the number of strobes per minute, and the duration of each strobe.