The ARRI L-7D Daylight LED Fresnel is part of is at the vanguard of a new generation of lighting equipment that can be seamlessly integrated into the studio or onto the set without sacrificing features or performance.
The key characteristic of any Fresnel is flood to spot capability and the L-7D meets and exceeds expectations with an impressive beam angle of 50 - 5°. There's simply no learning curve or accommodation to be made when swapping out L-7s fixture for fixture with standard Fresnels. In fact, you're not going to be moving them around or juggling scrims in high places thanks to the 100 - 0% on-board dimming.
Sometimes it's the little things that count when you're under pressure and the L-7D has multiple convenience features that add up to control and precision. The True Blue-type focus knobs are located on each side of the fixture, enabling quick spot-to-flood adjustment. The sliding stirrup allows you to reposition the center of gravity to compensate for heavy front accessories. A tilt lock eliminates slipping and ensures that the light stays where you put it, thus avoiding tedious retakes.
All of the functions can be controlled via DMX, an ideal feature for broadcast studios. And the L-7D will be seen but not heard thanks to its dead quiet passive cooling system. While inclement weather might annoy the talent it won't kill your light since L-7D has an IP54 rating making it impervious to falling rain and splashing water.
The L-7D LED source produces 1,000W of light while drawing only 220W for a savings of a whopping 75% over similar output tungsten lights. And low heat means lower AC bills in the studio. You can actually run 9 L-7s off of a 20A, 110V outlet as opposed to two 1,000W or three 650W standard fixtures. When it comes to performance and features, the L-7D might just be the perfect light source.