ARRI have announced the newest member of the L-Series, the compact and lightweight L5. The L-Series started with the L7, an LED Fresnel with the same light qualities as a traditional tungsten Fresnel but with the added features of full CCT tuneability and color selection. The L5 now extends this successful line of products in a smaller, more portable form.
The L5 is approximately 45% brighter than a 300 W tungsten Fresnel, but only consumes 115 W. When compared to the L7, the L5 is half the weight and size. In addition, the L5 maintains all the popular features of its larger sibling, including tuneability from 2,800 K – 10,000 K; green/magenta correction; hue selection; saturation control; and on-board DMX for communication with third-party control products.
New features available on the L5 include a PowerCON power connector and an on-board battery input that permits industry-standard batteries to power the L5 without any sacrifice in terms of features or light output. The resulting increase in portability opens up whole new application areas, giving productions with the L5 tremendous freedom to move and work fast.
The L5 comes in three versions: the L5-C (color), L5-TT (tungsten tuneable) and L5-DT (daylight tuneable). While the L5-C is the most versatile in regard to color tuneability, the L5-TT and L5-DT are 25% brighter than the L5-C and still offer a limited CCT tuning range.
The L5 addition to the L-Series perfectly complements the L7, allowing for more mobile lighting and a wider range of power classes for television studios. Its compact size and low weight allow the L5 to be rigged in tight places and hung from low ceilings. The L5 is also ideal for cramped location shoots and interview setups. Low heat allows safer and more comfortable shooting conditions. This versatility and superb light quality make the L5 a highly anticipated addition to the award-winning L-Series family.
Please see ARRI for more on the L5 LED fresnel light.