Litepanels Introduces Sola 4 at IBC 2011

Litepanels, a Vitec Group brand, announces the Sola 4™: the smallest DMX controllable LED Fresnel fixture on the market. The new focusable Sola 4 features a 10cm (4 inch) Fresnel lens and uses a small fraction of the power consumed by conventional fixtures. It employs Litepanels’ proprietary LEDs to produce the company’s hallmark soft light quality in 5600°K daylight color balance.

Sola 4 is based on the same breakthrough Fresnel technology as Litepanels’ award-winning Sola 6™, but in a smaller, more lightweight form factor. It provides the controllability and light-shaping, single shadow properties inherent in a Fresnel light, focusing from 70 to 10 degrees. Like all Litepanels fixtures, Sola 4 can be dimmed from 100% to zero with no noticeable shift in color temperature. Both focus and dimming can be controlled manually with dials on the fixture, or via remote DMX control.

The compact new Sola 4 weighs just .62 kg (22 oz.) and measures just 229mm x 203.2mm x 178mm (9” x 8” x 7”). Its small size and minimal weight make it adaptable to both studio and field applications. Lighting technicians can easily attach the fixture to a studio lighting grid, lightweight stands or to scenery on location with standard grip equipment. And cool running Sola LED Fresnel fixtures generate very little heat, which is more pleasant for on-air talent, reduces air conditioning costs, and makes handling easy.

Sola 4 requires just 30W of power, yet provides the luminance output of a 250W conventional tungsten or 150W HMI Fresnel. This versatile light can be powered from AC (120-240V) or DC (via XLR). Optional accessories for the Sola 4 include 4-Leaf Barndoors and a Gel Filter set.

Also in the series is the Sola ENG™, which uses a 7.62 cm (3”) Fresnel lens and weighs just 28kg (10 oz), making it ideal for on-camera use. The larger Sola 6 Fresnel utilizes a 15.24 cm (6”) Fresnel lens and produces equivalent output to a 650W conventional Fresnel, yet draws just 75W.

For more information on Sola 4 or any other Litepanels HD-friendly LED lighting systems, contact Litepanels on +44 (0)1284 776945, or Litepanels, Inc., 16152 Saticoy Street, Van Nuys, CA 91406, Email: or go to

About Litepanels
Litepanels’ pioneering, energy efficient LED (light emitting diode) lighting fixtures are popular and valued tools throughout the television, motion picture, and audio-visual industries, thanks to their low power draw, heat-free usage, and soft, directional illumination. Litepanels are renowned for their HD-friendly key and fill lighting, and innovative features such as full range dimming with only minimal effect on color temperature.

The ever-growing range of Litepanels products includes: compact MicroPro and MiniPlus on-camera lights, slimline, flat-profile 1×1 fixtures in standard, Bi-Color, or Bi-Focus, Super-Spot, and Low-Profile versions, and LED Ringlites. Litepanels installations are an essential component of the White House and Pentagon Briefing Rooms, the CNN Election Van, KTLA News Helicopter, and television news crews and motion picture studios worldwide. In addition to dozens of industry awards, the company has recently been honored with a Prime Time Engineering Emmy by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Litepanels is a Vitec Group brand.

A Snapshot of The Vitec Group
Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military, aerospace and government (MAG) markets. Listed on the London Stock Exchange with 2009 revenue of £315 million, Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organised in three divisions: Imaging & Staging, Videocom and Services.

Imaging & Staging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography, video and events. Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG. Services provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support for camera, video, audio, fibre optic and wireless technology used by TV production teams and film crews. More information can be found at


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