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Luxli Timpani² 1x1 RGBAW LED Light

Luxli Timpani² 1x1 RGBAW LED Light
Key Features
  • 120W RGBAW LED Light
  • 613 fc / 6600 Lux at 3.3'
  • CCT Mode: 2800-10,000K Color Temperature
  • RGB Mode: Total Hue & Saturation Control
The Luxli Timpani² 1x1 RGBAW LED Light is an exciting and noteworthy addition to Luxli's Lucie Award-winning Orchestra series of lights. Like the original Timpani LED light, the Timpani² is precisely manufactured to Luxli's exact specifications in Norway, and each light comes with its own individual photometrics chart that clearly displays the light's accuracy, consistency, and brightness.
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Luxli Timpani 2 Overview

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The Luxli Timpani² 1x1 RGBAW LED Light is an exciting and noteworthy addition to Luxli's Lucie Award-winning Orchestra series of lights. Like the original Timpani LED light, the Timpani² is precisely manufactured to Luxli's exact specifications in Norway, and each light comes with its own individual photometrics chart that clearly displays the light's accuracy, consistency, and brightness.

The Timpani² features a highly accurate and versatile RGBAW LED panel that supports Bluetooth 5. Five lighting modes offer precise illumination for any situation. You can match any ambient lighting condition with color temperature adjustment from 2800 to 10,000K, and it also puts nearly every hue of the visible spectrum at your fingertips. Choose from 150 colored filters or 10 customizable animated effects. The new High Frame Rate (HFR) mode eliminates banding and flicker when shooting at high frame rates.

The Timpani² features a simple and intuitive on-unit LCD interface for direct control. When connecting to the unit via the Composer mobile app, you'll gain access to even more powerful features, including responsive group control, lighting animation effects, eyedropper color selection, and mode sequencing. Whichever way you choose to play the Timpani², the Luxli Orchestra series will illuminate your creative vision with endless possibilities.

Product Features
True 1x1 Panel
The 784 5-die LEDs are set in a true 1x1 (12 x 12") panel.
Wireless Control with the Composer Bluetooth App
Install Luxli's Composer app on your mobile device and explore incredible lighting effects via Bluetooth 5. Illuminate your subject with any hue of light you can imagine and modify it with any one of the 150 digital filters. Use the eyedropper feature to match any color within an image or video. And create unique animated lighting effects. Use the Composer app to wirelessly combine and synchronize multiple Luxli Orchestra units.
Intuitive On-Unit Interface with LCD Display
The built-in LCD display offers a simple and intuitive interface that you'll pick up immediately. The Timpani² is designed with videographers and photographers in mind, so making adjustments to your light won't interrupt your workflow. Adjusting brightness and color, and switching between modes just takes only the touch of a button.
Excellent Build Quality
The Timpani² weighs 9 lb, and has an integrated carry handle, so it's easy to transport and store. Its passive cooling system with redesigned heat sinks make the Timpani² whisper-quiet, so your microphones won't pick up any fan noise when you're shooting dialog.
An updated and improved removable diffuser softens, smooths, and broadens the beam to flatter your subjects with a single-shadow and diffuse and wraparound light.
Runs on AC or DC Power
When you're shooting in the field or on location, it's nice to know the Timpani² runs on V-mount battery power. The light also runs on AC power via the 4-pin XLR input. The Timpani² prioritizes the connected power sources and seamlessly switches between them. You'll have constant power for lengthy shoots without any downtime.
DMX 512 compatibility lets you control CCT, HSL, and Filter (GEL) modes in 8- and 16-bit operation modes. And with its 5-pin XLR I/O connectors, you can daisy-chain your lights in a multi-light setup and join any lighting grid.
Included Yoke Mount
The Timpani² includes a sturdy all-metal yoke with a 5/8" receiver for convenient light-stand mounting. The yoke also features tilt control and height adjustment for balancing your light.
Firmware Updates
Luxli is always working to improve the Orchestra Series LED lights. The latest firmware updates are installed in seconds via Bluetooth 5 with the Composer app.
Lighting Modes
CCT Mode
The traditional correlated color temperature (CCT) mode allows you to accurately adjust your color temperature from 2800 to 10,000K in 50K increments with incredible accuracy. This lets you emulate any lighting condition from the cool hues of bright sunlight to the warmth of a tungsten bulb. The 5-die LEDs provide a maximum output of 6600 Lux at 3' that's stable from 2800 to 10,000K.
HSL Mode
One of the great innovations of the Luxli Orchestra family of lights is the HSL color mode. Dial-up almost any hue by scrolling through the entire color spectrum in 1° increments, and adjust the saturation as well as the base white point. You don't have to settle for "close enough" when you can set the precise hue you need.
Filter Mode
The Timpani² is loaded with 150 digital gel filters. Filter mode allows you to adjust the color temperature setting in 50K increments and apply any of the colored gels. It's as accurate as putting a gel in front of the actual light. Thanks to filter mode, you don't have to bring your gels with you to your shoot
Effects Mode
The Timpani² has ten preprogrammed effects with adjustable parameters for incredibly realistic lighting effects. Recreate exciting cinematic effects like the light from fireworks, a police car's flashing lights, or a campfire in a mild breeze, without extra gear. Adjustable parameters let you customize each effect to your specific needs.
High Frame Rate (HFR) Mode
Luxli introduces HFR mode with the Timpani² so videographers can shoot at high frame rates without unwanted banding. HFR mode sets one of the five diodes to remain constantly on, so you don't have to stop to calculate frame rates when you're trying to capture that perfect slow-motion shot.
The Timpani² boasts the advanced CIE XY mode that's accessed via the Composer app. Input the exact coordinates along the X and Y axes of the CIE 1931 color space for color matching other lighting fixtures with incredible accuracy.

Luxli Timpani 2 Specs

Light Fixture
Color Temperature2800 to 10,000K
Color ModesRGB
Color Accuracy StandardCRI 97 at 3200K
CRI 98 at 4300K
CRI 97 at 5600K
TLCI 96 at 3200K
TLCI 97 at 4300K
TLCI 98 at 5600K
Cooling SystemPassive
0 to 100% (Stepped)
Housing MaterialAluminum
Number of LEDs784
Expected Lamp Life50,000 Hours
Beam Angle78 to 78°
Rectangular Panel Size12.2 x 12.2" / 31.0 x 31.0 cm
Fixture DimensionsFixture: 15.8 x 17.6 x 3.5" / 40.1 x 44.7 x 8.9 cm
Fixture Weight9.0 lb / 4.1 kg
Battery Plate1 x V-Mount
Power Input ConnectionXLR 4-Pin
DMX ConnectionXLR 5-Pin
Fixture Mount5/8" Receiver
Mount via Included Adapter5/8" Receiver
Remote Operation
Remote Control TypeBluetooth, DMX
DMX Channel Modes512
Wireless Range100' / 30.5 m
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
DC Input Power12.5 to 30 VDC
Power SourceAC Adapter, External Battery
Max Power Consumption120 W
Packaging Info
Package Weight16.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)22 x 16.5 x 5.5"

Luxli Timpani 2 Reviews

perfect light

By Bruno
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-14

Very good for the price.

Luxli do it again!

By Joe
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-27

I've been wanting to add a 1x1 rgbaw panel to my kit to suppliment the swit flexi panels I've already got and also compliment my Luxli Taiko. I held out for a very long time hoping for a MK2 Timpani and when I heard whisper pre NAB I knew it was time to purchase. The other reviews here sum everything up nicely. As soon as this light comes back into stock, grab one. You won't regret it.

This light is awesome.

By Jim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-29

Let me start off by saying I'm in love with this light. It is fantastic, well-built and the number of features are ridiculous. This light will pretty much do anything you could want from a 1x1 flat panel soft light and gives you an unbelievable amount of control and flexibility. The quality of the light it provides is fantastic. Nice and soft especially with the included diffusion sheet. I love the look this light provides when lighting a person. It has a fantastic LCD display that is super easy to navigate. That's important and makes it a pleasure to work with this light. In CCT mode it goes from 2,800 to 10,000K which allows you to dial in whatever color temperature you desire and makes it very functional in any environment. The HSL mode is also excellent. You can dial in any color you want in an intuitive way by seeing the color spectrum on the display. One feature I really love is the filter mode. It has 150 digital gel filters you can choose from. I'm old school, so having this feature and being able to just select a gel filter makes me happy. I just love the consistency that allows, without dealing with the hassle of bringing clothespins and a bunch of gels in your kit. I honestly can't express how much I love that feature, its excellent. The light also has a high frame rate mode. This is another great feature and fantastic in preventing banding and flicker in the footage when you shoot in higher frame rates for eventual slow-motion footage. It comes with 10 preprogrammed Effects modes (fireworks, police, fire etc..) which is fairly common nowadays, but the Timpani2 allows you to adjust the parameters of the effects which really separates it from other similar lights. That is a really nice feature and comes in very handy, by giving you more control of the effect. Now let's talk about the Luxli Composer App that partners with this light. It is by far one of the best light apps I've ever used. Very easy to learn, responsive and allows very precise controls. It even has an "eye-dropper" mode to match any color in the video or an image. You just choose the camera icon in the app and point at the color you want to match. This is great for color accuracy. Again, this app is very impressive. It does even more, in fact I could write a positive review just on the app, but I think you get the idea. Oh, one more thing about the app, when I first opened it on my phone, it told me there was a firmware update available. I chose to update, and it updated the firmware on the light quickly, right through the app. That was awesome, no need to download a file to a thumb drive and attach to the light or use a computer. This was super convenient and super easy. I'm telling you, this light and app are incredible. It also has DMX capability, which is very helpful in a studio environment, and allows for daisy-chaining. Let's move on to the build quality. It's very well built and feels extremely solid and sturdy. This is made to last with an all-metal housing (I think it's aluminum). The yoke is sturdy and holds its position rock solid when the light is tilted. The barn doors are well made and attach to the light with a "spring-type attachment" making it very easy to take them on and off, but they also attach solidly so there's no worry of them falling off. This light is also very quiet, I have yet to hear anything when it is on, even at full power. Finally, I love that it runs on AC or DC, again making this light extremely versatile and functional, are you seeing a theme..? As you can tell from this review, I'm extremely impressed with this light. It checks off all the boxes of things I would want in a light of this type for me and then some. It's just a great light. It's extremely versatile, super convenient and easy to work with. And makes people/things look great when lit with it, which is what we are trying to do right?. I'm super happy with this light in my kit and see me using it constantly. [I have received this product in exchange for my honest review]

By Art Video
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-29

I am no stranger when it comes to LUXLI products. I use the Taiko, Fiddle, Cello 2 and now the Timpani 2. Since they all have the same software, LEDs and hardware, having these lights on a shoot as a group, ensures perfect color matching and a breeze in post to color grade. When I received this light, there were no pictures anywhere online before the launching date. When I opened the box, my jaw dropped how beautiful this light is. I wasn't expecting so many changes comparing to the older Timpani. As you can see, they got rid of the V-mount plate and it's now mountable on a power supply which you can mount anywhere you like, thus, making the light's weight lighter. And LUXLI also cares about the environment. Inside the box, you won't find plastic bags and other materials that harm the environment when discarded. All you'll see is cardboard inside. Well done! This panel impressed me comparing to the older Timpani. The body is made of Cast Aluminum, very thick and yet weighing less than 9.5 lbs and a texture that is nice to touch. The yoke is also thick and will withstand the rigors of professional use. Don't forget to get a CASE for it!! B&H # LUORCTIMP2C The Timpani offers both, performance and elegance, from the side locking knobs all the way down to the stand mount. And the LEDs are not the typical generic LEDs that you see in most lights, especially those pro sumer lights. On the LUXLI products, these are 5 die LEDs, which contains all 3 RGBs and 2 CCTs all in a single cell, with a special lens panel in front of them, which, when you remove the diffuser, it will act almost like a grid. And if that wasn't enough, they updated the 5 die LEDs for an even higher light output, put a Bluetooth 5, a new diffuser and design, updated heatsink and a new power supply with a V Mount slot. It has everything one needs, from color accuracy to the most realistic FX you've ever seen, especially the candle light. You gotta see it. I placed a real candle to compare. The color and behavior is identical to the real thing. I don't really care for FX but this one is something I plan to use a lot for movie scenes. If FX is your thing, the Composer App will give you an amount of control that is equal to the Aputure Sidus Link. And the Composer App doesn't freeze, doesn't crash. It just works. and you can now update the Timpani 2's firmware right inside the App. Oh yes, there is more... You can even ROLL BACK the firmware, anytime. The front panel is as beautiful as the back of the light and can be easily removed. And measuring the Timpani 2's at full brightness, at 1 meter away WITH the diffuser ON at ISO 100 (not 800, 1,000... I said 100 ISO) you get as bright as f4.2 and without the diffuser, you get f5.6.3. Another great thing is, the brightness for your camera exposure remains the SAME when you dial from 2800K to 10,000K, which, to me is something I demand in a professional light instrument. Plus, it is a stepless, smooth gradation. This light has so many important features that I can't talk about it here all day. Throw ANY V mount battery at it...14.8V? sure! 26V? Why not? it will take it and you won't fry anything. And if you unplug the light when having a V-Mount battery installed, it will not shut off, blink ot interrupt. Plug it back into the outlet, remove the battery, same. No interruption. AND... how many lights have you tried using a V-Mount battery that will only let you use the ligh's power limited to 80%...sometimes 60%? The Timpany will give you a FULL BLAST, just like in AC mode. Want more? I got you covered. I made a 45 minute micro detailed video on youtube, pretty much everything there is to know about this light, with all accessories there as well. The video is chapter indexed, so you can watch specifically what you're looking for. A video speaks more than 100,000 digits on a keyboard. You want to see it visually, right? Here's the link: [I have received this product in exchange for my honest review]

What a fantastic upgrade over the original Timpani!

By Curtis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-16

Luxli really is making the right steps with this upgrade. They've addressed basically all of the critiques I had of the original Timpani(which I still own as well, along with a few Taikos and some of their smaller lights). The handle on the back, a much better power supply that has screw holes on the back to mount a v-lock for an easy quick release solution. The power cord is much longer(the Taiko had a 5' cord, seriously and the older Timpani I have has a 6' cord.) It's a little brighter as well! I like having the v-mount battery plate on the power supply so I don't have to lift so much weight on the lightstand. Very happy with it, way underrated light.

Worth every penny!!!

By Steven Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-12

As many people know, I have been a huge fan and user of Luxli products for a long time now, owning two of their original Timpani's and several Cellos. The Timpani 2 is a great improvement over what I already used in my daily workflow. Now sporting an upgraded, look and feel, the Timpani 2 is much more streamlined. Gone is the awkward Velcro tie that holds the connector from the V-mount battery plate to the connector on the back of the panel. A new I/o is located at the bottom of the panel to prevent any bending of the connector pins. A relocated V-mount is conveniently located on the ballast. And speaking of the redesigned ballast... You now have to option to add you own V-mount to C-stand clamp (two screw holes are provided on the back of the ballast) or use the hanging lanyard, which in my opinion is much better than some other brands, that only give you a plastic, thinly coated, metal cable. Having the ability to have full power on a V-mount battery and the ability to hot swap the V-mount, from wall to battery power, without interruption, could be a life saver on those important shoots. The new five dye RGB A/W (Amber/White) LED's puts the Timpani 2 in a class above other brand. You get full LED coverage from 2800K to 10,000K. Quick button access from 3200K to 5600K, plus minus green from +100 to -100, and a slew of other bells and whistles, which puts this panel in a class above a lot of other brands. The Timpani 2 now has a very useful handle on the back as well as several recessed operating buttons, in order to avoid any accidental bumps and changes in settings. Besides some of the major design changes, you are going to get their tried-and-true Luxli operating system. You get the same gels, SFX, HSI, and app control as you did with the original Timpani, plus a few added bonuses. You now get 8-bit and 16-bit DMX and a new HIGH FRAME RATE mode for those of you who wish to shoot in slow motion. With the addition of the phone app, you get even more control. Such as different color spaces controls, X/Y value controls and many other controls, too many to go in to in one review. All in all, this is a fantastic update! If you are looking to up your game or you are looking for a quality professional panel, Luxli is a fantastic option! And being a smaller mom and pop type company, like Luxli, I'm happy to when I can support their work. This light is worth every penny you will spend and is a beast of a true 1x1 panel! [I have received this product in exchange for my honest review]

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Ok so where does that power supply mount?

Ok so where does that power supply mount?
Asked by: Joe
There are two m5 holes at the back of the power supply. I mounted an Aputure plate from their stand clamps to it. You just have to drill two holes in the plate, use two m5 8mm countersunk screws, and bevel into the holes a little so the screws do not protrude past the surface. Mounts just like Aputure power supplies.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2022-07-05

Please tell me I can mount a v-mount or brick ...

Please tell me I can mount a v-mount or brick battery directly on the fixture somewhere?
Asked by: Joe
The included power supply for the Timpani 2 has a built in V-mount battery plate.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-07-01

What accounts for the increased light output with ...

What accounts for the increased light output with the same power draw compared to the original Timpani (6600 lux vs. 3430 lux @ 1m at 120W)?
Asked by: Liam
I hope this will answer your question. For the Taiko, Fiddle, Cello2 and Timpani 2 we use 5 die LEDs which allow for higher brightness and slightly better color mixing. The Timpani 2 is an upgrade from the original Timpani, but most of the improvements are incremental. It has higher brightness; we went from 4 die LEDs to 5 die LEDs which allow for higher brightness and slightly better color mixing The 5-die led has an extra white led which makes the light spectrum fuller. This improves quality metric such as CRI and TLCI. New heat sink design made a more robust fixture and added additional protection to the user interface. We added the option to use 26V batteries. The battery connections have ESD protection, including the data lines for “smart” broadcast batteries. We added Bluetooth 5 protocol giving extended range with 10x sensitivity.
Answered by: Gary L
Date published: 2022-06-08

Is this only for video, or does it have flash ...

Is this only for video, or does it have flash capabilities for still photography ?
Asked by: Dan
This Timpani panel is continuous for photo or video. However it is not a photo flash.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2022-07-01

When running off of DC power, does this light ...

When running off of DC power, does this light draw 15+ Amps (from a "high-load" battery) or will a ~10A V-mount battery suffice?
Asked by: Shane
You can use V mount batteries with a draw of 12 amps or higher with the Timpani 2. One such option is the Watson Pro 14.4V 158Wh Slim Li-Ion 2-Battery Kit with Dual Charger (V-Mount), BH # WACVM2EVM162.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-05-02
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