The Image L80 LED story begins in 1995 when visual effects cinematographer Mark Weingartner, working on a 200ft/60M greenscreen stage for Under Siege II, Dark Territory, asked Kino Flo Lighting Systems to design an energy efficient, high output
panel array capable of hitting the maximum lux points without sacrificing soft, supergreen colour density essential for travelling matte photography. The Kino Flo Image Series was born! The light changed the way Hollywood has made movies ever since.
Years of advanced chemistry and software design research have served as the foundation for a new generation of Kino Flo Lighting’s Image L80 LED fixtures, endowed with superior white light (>96 PRI/98 TLCI) and boasting a full hue and saturation gamut, including the company’s own supergreen and superblue visual effects colours.
The versatile Image L80’s come with yoke mount options for studio grid installations and variable beam pitch control to
ensure an even flow of illumination from the top of a cyc wall (as high as 60 feet/20 meters) all the way out to stage forward.
The down facing panels are as bright as tungsten space lights, and the True Match® firmware ensures more dynamic light control than other LED spacelights. Kino Flo Lighting’s Image L80 photo metrics and control specifications are available online for download into pre-visual studio design programs and professional lighting console profiles.
Kino Flo’s Image L80 LED’s include 4 menu options, one white, two colours and FX menu. The White menu features include Dimming, Kelvin and Green/Magenta control channels. Dimming range is from .02 to 100 percent without introducing
any flicker and can be adjusted in coarse or fine mode by pressing the control knob in/out. The Kelvin range is tunable from 2700K tungsten to 6500K daylight. The Green/Magenta control can be scaled from 0 to 100, where 25 = ¼ correction, 50 = ½ correction and 100 = full correction.
In the Gels/Hue menu, the Kelvin range is extended to 2500K Kelvin to 9900K daylight and a fourth channel is called Gel.
The Gel channel includes Kino Flo presets such as blue & green screen, sodium vapour, mercury vapour as well as over
100 well-known lighting gels. The gel function can be applied to any Kelvin temperature and by pushing the control knob in/out,
the gel will be applied or removed. A fifth channel called Hue Angle (Hue) and sixth channel Saturation (Sat) are also included in the gel menu. These two channels behave similar to a traditional colour wheel, where white light is in the centre and Hue Angle determines the colour along a 360-degree range and Saturation determines how much colour is applied. With the Hue Angle and Saturation it is possible to create over 2 million colour combinations!
The RGB colour menu gives individual control of red, green and blue LED’s. The RGB mode is a great way to work with apps with
predetermined RGB presets or colour wheels. RGB menu is also a great feature to dial in specific gel RGB values or when controlling colours from a DMX desk.
The FX (Effects) menu introduced on June 1, 2018 provides access to popular effects such as Candle, Fire, TV, Police, Lightning, Paparazzi, Pulse and Scroll. When on the desired effect, there are several pre-sets as well as control parameters that can be altered. For example, in the Lightning effect there is a “Storm” and “Frankenstein” preset, but it is possible to change
Rate to provide additional variation.
- Kelvin presets
- Dial-in colour temperature control between 2700K-6500K
- Extended colour palette from 2500K-9900K
- Green/Magenta Control
- Hue angle and Saturation adjustments
- RGB Control
- FX Control
- Works with Apps with predetermined RGB presets or colour wheels
- Can use preset buttons to store custom Kelvin settings
- Light levels do not change when selecting Kelvin settings
- No colour shift while dimming
- Colour-correct with high colour rendering index (CRI 95)
- Universal input 100VAC-240VAC
- Energy efficient, draws 4A, 120VAC
- Flicker-free, quiet operation
- Full range onboard and DMX dimming
- DMX wireless link (Lumen Radio®)
- DMX Auto Terminate
- Metal Alloy fixture includes removable Gel Frame, Louver and cardholders
- Slim profile
- Mounts to stand or can hang easily from a grid
- Traditional Yoke Mount with two position setting, Pole-Op