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FreeStyle 31/21 LED



Kino Flo’s new FreeStyle 31 & 21 LED unleashes your creative side by using a newly designed quick-release system to remove the LED panel from the plastic housing. The smaller form factor and lightweight LED panel combined with four corner bumpers add further rigging versatility. The LED panel also includes an additional mating plate so it can still be mounted on a stand.

Kino Flo’s new FreeStyle 31 & 21 LED’s include three menu options, one white and two color menus. Those who prefer to work with white light can use the "white menu" that gives the user access to Dimming, Kelvin and Green/Magenta control channels. Kelvin range is from 2700K tungsten to 6500K daylight.

                 

In the color menu, the Kelvin range travels from 2500K tungsten to 9900K daylight, and Kino Flo has set up a fourth channel called Gel. The Gel channel includes Kino Flo presets such as blue & green screen, sodium vapor, mercury vapor and over
100 well-known lighting gels. In addition, there is also a fifth channel called Hue Angle and sixth channel, Saturation. These
two channels behave similar to a traditional color wheel, where you have white light in the center, and the Hue angle determines the color along a 360-degree range, and Saturation determines how much color is applied. The second color menu provides individual red, green, blue (RGB) control. The RGB menu is a great way to work with apps with predetermined RGB presets or color wheels.

Kino Flo's new FreeStyle LED’s also come with standard DMX and wireless DMX (Lumen Radio®), 24VDC input, and universal voltage input 100-240VAC (1.3 Amps at 120U). We also recently added new SnapBag Softbox and SnapGrid accessories.

 

       
 


LED Controller - White Mode

• Kelvin presets & custom settings, 2700K-6500K
• Universal input 100VAC-240VAC or 24VDC
• Manual & DMX Dimming w/ Auto Terminate
• DMX wireless (Lumen Radio)
• Green/Magenta control
• Flicker-free, dead quiet operation

 

 

 
       
 


Gels/Hue Color Mode

In addition to White mode features, Gels/Hue Color mode includes
access to:

• Extended Kelvin color range 2500K-9900K
• Kino Flo presets and Gels
• Dial in any color through Hue Angle and Saturation control

Gel List

 

       
 


RGB Color Mode

Additional RGB Color mode includes:

• Individual Red, Green, Blue (RGB) control
• Works with Apps with predetermined RGB presets or color wheels

 

 

   
 

FreeStyle LED Features

  • Kelvin presets
  • Dial-in color temperature control between 2700K-6500K
  • Extended color palette from 2500K-9900K
  • Green/Magenta Control
  • Hue angle and Saturation adjustments
  • RGB control
  • Works with Apps with predetermined RGB presets or color wheels
  • Can use preset buttons to store custom Kelvin settings
  • Light levels do not change when selecting Kelvin settings
  • No color shift while dimming
  • Color-correct with high color rendering index (CRI 95)
  • Universal input 100VAC-240VAC or 24VDC
  • Energy efficient, draws 1.3A, 120VAC and 7.0A, 24VDC (FreeStyle 31)
  • Flicker-free, dead quiet operation
  • Full range onboard and DMX dimming
  • DMX wireless link (Lumen Radio®)
  • DMX Auto Terminate
  • Remote fixture with built-in barndoors
  • Removable LED panel with center mount and molded corner mounts
  • Fixture includes removable 90° Honeycomb Louver
  • Honeycomb louver also available in 60° as accessory
  • Removable Center Mount
  • KinoGrip Center Mount
  • Lightweight, slim profile
  • Mounts to stand, light enough to be hand-held
  • Controller mounts onto fixture or operates remotely with extension cable

 

 
  FreeStyle 31/21 LED DMX Kits    
 
FreeStyle 31 LED DMX Kit w/ Soft Case FreeStyle 31 LED DMX Kit w/ Flight Case Gaffer/FS 31 LED DMX Kit (2-Unit)

KIT-F31B-120U
FreeStyle 31 LED DMX Kit,
Univ 120U w/ Soft Case

KIT-F31B-230U
FreeStyle 31 LED DMX Kit,
Univ 230U w/ Soft Case

KIT-F31-120U
FreeStyle 31 LED DMX Kit,
Univ 120U w/ Flight Case

KIT-F31-230U
FreeStyle 31 LED DMX Kit,
Univ 230U w/ Flight Case

KIT-F32-120U
Gaffer/FS 31 LED DMX Kit,
Univ 120U(2-Unit) 

KIT-F32-230U
Gaffer/FS 31 LED DMX Kit,
Univ 230U (2-Unit)

Contents
1 FreeStyle 31 LED Fixture
1 Select 150 LED DMX Controller
1 MTP-BG41 Mount w/
   Baby Receiver (16mm)
1 Extension, 25ft
1 Soft Case

(CFX-F31)
(LED-150X)
(MTP-BG41)

(X12-25)
(BAG-SL30)
Contents
1 FreeStyle 31 LED Fixture
1 Select 150 LED DMX Controller
1 MTP-BG41 Mount w/
   Baby Receiver (16mm)
1 Extension, 25ft
1 Flight Case

(CFX-F31)
(LED-150X)
(MTP-BG41)

(X12-25)
(KAS-DL30)
Contents
2 FreeStyle 31 LED Fixture
2 Select 150 LED DMX Controller
2 MTP-BG41 Mount w/
   Baby Receiver (16mm)
2 Extension, 25ft
1 Ship Case

(CFX-F31)
(LED-150X)
(MTP-BG41)

(X12-25)
(KAS-SL32)

Dimensions
42.5 x 7.5 x 16.5”
(108 x 19 x 42cm)

Weight

29 lb (13kg)
Dimensions
46 x 11 x 16.5”
(117 x 28 x 42cm)

Weight

49.5 lb (22kg)

Dimensions
43.5 x 13 x 18.5”
(110.5 x 33 x 47cm)

Weight
75 lb (34kg)

     
FreeStyle 21 LED DMX Kit w/ Soft case FreeStyle 21 LED DMX Kit w/ Flight Case Interview/FS 21 LED DMX Kit (2-Unit)

KIT-F21B-120U
FreeStyle 21 LED DMX Kit,
Univ 120U w/ Soft Case

KIT-F21B-230U
FreeStyle 21 LED DMX Kit,
Univ 230U w/ Soft Case

KIT-F21-120U
FreeStyle 21 LED DMX Kit,
Univ 120U w/ Flight Case

KIT-F21-230U
FreeStyle 21 LED DMX Kit,
Univ 230U w/ Flight Case

KIT-F22-120U
Interview/FS 21 LED DMX Kit,
Univ 120U (2-Unit) 

KIT-F22-230U
Interview/FS 21 LED DMX Kit,
Univ 230U (2-Unit)

Contents
1 FreeStyle 21 LED Fixture
1 Select 150 LED DMX Controller
1 MTP-BG41 Mount w/
   Baby Receiver (16mm)
1 Extension, 25ft
1 Soft Case

(CFX-F21)
(LED-150X)
(MTP-BG41)

(X12-25)
(BAG-SL20)
Contents
1 FreeStyle 21 LED Fixture
1 Select 150 LED DMX Controller 1 MTP-BG41 Mount w/
   Baby Receiver (16mm)
1 Extension, 25ft
1 Flight Case

(CFX-F21)
(LED-150X)
(MTP-BG41)

(X12-25)
(KAS-DL20)
Contents
2 FreeStyle 21 LED Fixture
2 Select 150 LED DMX Controller
2 MTP-BG41 Mount w/
   Baby Receiver Curve (16mm)
2 Extension, 25ft
1 Ship Case

(CFX-F21)
(LED-150X)
(MTP-BG41)

(X12-25)
(KAS-SL22)

Dimensions
31 x 7.5 x 18”
(79 x 19 x 46cm)

Weight

24.5 lb (11kg)
Dimensions
30 x 10.5 x 21”
(76 x 27 x 53cm)

Weight

39.5 lb (18kg)
Dimensions
36 x 13 x 20.5”
(91.5 x 33 x 52cm)

Weight

66.5 lb (30kg)

 

   
 
 

FreeStyle LED System

The FreeStyle LED System consists of four components:  FreeStyle LED Fixture (fig. 1), Mounting Plate (fig. 2), Select 150 LED DMX Controller (fig.3), and Extension Cable (fig.4).  It was designed in this manner to allow the greatest flexibility in lighting solutions for challenging situations.

 

       
 
 
       
  FreeStyle 31/21 LED Fixture    
   
   
  The FreeStyle LED Fixture includes built-in barndoors and is comprised of a removable LED panel and Louver.  The Louver is held in place with Velcro fasteners.  The LED panel can be removed from the fixture housing by pressing the locking pin and turning the thumbscrew.  The fixture has a twist-on mating plate to accept a twist-on mount. The LED panel also has a twist-on mating plate to accept a removable twist-on mount and has molded corners for additional rigging options.  The remote Controller can also be attached to the back of the fixture with Velcro or operate remotely with an extension cable.

 
 
   
  Mounting

One of the design features of the FreeStyle LED Fixture is the twist-on removable Center Mount. When it's on, the fixture mounts easily to a light stand; when it's off, the fixture is flat and can be hand-held, or hidden in a space too small to place a stand-mounting fixture. When the mount is removed, the grommet holes along the edge of the fixture are designed to allow the fixture to be screwed onto a wall or ceiling through its eyelets.

The FreeStyle removable LED panel also has its own mating plate to accept the twist-on mount plate.  The LED panel can be hand-held with the KinoGrip mount and also has molded corners as rigging points for rope hanging, for example.

 
                 Mounted on a Stand                                                   LED Panel Mounted on a Stand
   
 

The standard mount comes with a KinoGrip Mount w/ Baby Receiver (MTP-BG41) that mounts onto a baby stand. The ball and socket mount allows the fixture to be oriented in a broad range of angles. With the KinoGrip, the lightweight fixture or removable LED panel can be hand-held.

There is also a short version and mount w/ 3/8" pin (see below) available as accessories. The yellow wire loops are there to provide attachment points for a safety chain.

   
 
                  MTP-BG41
 
Mounting options include MTP-KG41 Mount with 3/8" Pin (10mm); MTP-BG41S Mount with Baby Receiver Short (16mm).
   
 
                      MTP-KG41                                              MTP-BG41S
       
  Note: The lollipops on all of these mounts are interchangeable.
       
 
MTP-L       Kino 41 Lollipop w/ 3/8” Pin

MTP-LBC
   Kino 41 Lollipop w/ Baby Receiver Curve (16mm)

MTP-LBS 
  Kino 41 Lollipop w/ Baby Receiver Short (16mm)
   
 
 

MTP-B41F

 
 


The Kino Offset w/ Baby Receiver, MTP-B41F (sold separately) can be used to center the weight and balance of the fixture on a stand. 
It can also be under slung from a baby stand to use as an up light.

 
MTP-BAL

   
 
A Ballast Baby Mount (MTP-BAL) is available as an accessory.

The MTP-BAL can be used with a Mafer clamp to mount the Controller onto a stand, for example.
   
                  MTP-BAL
   
 
   
 

The Select 150 LED DMX Controller

 

The Select 150 LED DMX Controller includes includes state of the art features; dial-in variable color temperature control; full-range dimming; programmable presets; three menu options, one white and two color menus.  The “white menu” gives the user access to Dimming, Kelvin, and Green/Magenta control channels.  Kelvin range is from 2700K to 5500K.

In the first color menu, the Kelvin range travels from 2500K tungsten to 9900K daylight, and Kino Flo has set up a fourth channel called Gel. The Gel channel includes Kino Flo presets such as blue & green screen, sodium vapor, mercury vapor and over 100 well-known lighting gels. In addition, there is also a fifth channel called Hue Angle and sixth channel, Saturation. These two channels behave similar to a traditional color wheel, where you have white light in the center, the Hue angle determines the color along a 360-degree range, and Saturation determines how much color is applied. The second color menu provides individual red, green, blue (RGB) control.  This menu is a great way to work with Apps with predetermined RGB presets or color wheels.

It operates flicker-free and does not shift color temperature when dimmed. Light levels are consistent throughout the Kelvin range. The controller can be used remotely with a 25ft extension cable or can easily be attached to the back of the FreeStyle LED fixture with Velcro.

With built-in DMX and Lumen Radio® receivers, the Select LED’s can be controlled by DMX or DMX wireless with DMX auto terminate. The energy efficient Select LED 150 DMX Controller runs on universal input voltage from 100-240VAC at only 1.3A (120VAC) (FreeStyle 31) or can also operate 24VDC using only 7A.

For FreeStyle LED DMX Mapping, click here.


 
   
   
 

FreeStyle LED DMX Control Panel – White Mode
                 
A) On /Off: On = Green light displayed. Off = Red light displayed. The display and all menu settings can be operated while the power
    button is in the Off position, as long as power is applied to the controller. The On /Off button only controls the light source.

B) Menu: Provides access to menu options such as General settings, Reset, DMX and DMX Wireless settings. Tip: While on control screen,
    press and hold for 3 seconds to switch  through menus (White, Gels & Hue, RGB).

C) Kelvin & G/M (Green/Magenta) Preset Buttons: Factory defaults left to right are: 2700K, 3200K, 5000K and 6500K. G/M default
    value is 000. User can also use these preset buttons to store custom Kelvin and G/M settings.

D) Display: Provides access to Dim, Kelvin, G/M, and DMX channel. Factory reset will show: Dim = 10%, Kelvin = 2700K, G/M = 000,
    DMX = 001.

E) Lock: Press the Lock button to disable all buttons and control knob. Press for 3 seconds to restore presets to default factory settings.

F) Mode: Press to navigate from Dim to Kelvin and G/M settings. When in sub-menus, pressing Mode always returns you to main display.
    When DMX is applied, use Mode to access DMX channel on main display. Tip: Long press will bring you back one step.

G) Data Port: Mini B USB for software updates.

H) Dimmer Knob: Manually adjusts Dim, Kelvin, G/M levels and DMX address. Press the knob to toggle between fine and coarse
    adjustments or when selecting options within menus.

DMX Note: Each FreeStyle LED has an “AUTO TERMINATE” feature. The last fixture that does not have an XLR cable attached to the DMX “Out” port will automatically terminate.

   
  Select 150 LED DMX Controller - Gels/Hue Color Mode

 
   
  In addition to White mode features, Color Mode provides access to Kino Flo presets and Gels, Hue angle and Saturation adjustments.
   
  Select 150 LED DMX Controller - RGB Color Mode

 
   
 

RGB color mode includes access to individual Red, Green, Blue (RGB) control.  Works with Apps with predetermined RGB presets or color wheels.

   
 
   
 

Power

   
 


AC Input

The Select 150 LED DMX Controller is powered AC and includes an IEC connection. 
The controller includes universal input from 100-240VAC.

DC Input

The Select 150 LED DMX Controller can also be operated on 24VDC (input range 18-36VDC) through a 3-Pin xlr.  The pin polarity is:

Pin # 1 – Ground
Pin # 2 – +18-36VDC
Pin # 3 – Not used

 
 

Block/KF21 Battery

   
 
                 BAT-KF21                                           BAT-MM1 Mafer Mount
   
 

The KF21 battery can power 28.8V (20-34VDC) applications.  Run time for the FreeStyle 21/31 LED is approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes at full brightness.  When fixtures are dimmed, the battery will last longer. 

Charge time is only 1.5 hours versus Lithium batteries that take approximately 4 hours to fully charge.  Unlike lithium batteries, the Kino Flo/BlockBattery is also travel friendly with no travel restrictions. BlockBattery Travel Documentation.

The Kino Flo/BlockBattery system includes a Mafer Mount, BAT-MM1, with 28.8V output with 3-Pin xlr, 3ft.  The battery slides onto the mount and mounts onto a Mafer clamp.


 

 

 

The 3-pin xlr cable connects to the Select 150 LED DMX Controller.

For more information, see Battery.


 

 

 

DMX Operation

 

 

The Select 150 LED DMX operates on three DMX channels (in White mode) using DMX512 (six DMX channels in Color mode). 
The first channel operates dimming; the 2nd channel operates Kelvin color temperature control; the 3rd channel operates the Hue.

In Gels/Hue Color mode: 4th channel operates the Gel; 5th channel operates the Hue angle and the 6th channel operates the Saturation. In RGB Color mode, 4th channel operates Red; 5th channel operates Green and the 6th channel operates Blue.

   
 

Wireless Operation

 

 

The Select 150 LED DMX Controller includes a built-in Lumen Radio receiver and can be operated wirelessly with a Lumen Radio transmitter (sold separately).  Wireless is an option to using DMX cables.  For more information on Lumen Radio Receiver/Transmitter, see www.LumenRadio.com.


 
  The Select 150 Extension cable
 
  Up to 50 feet (2 x 25ft) of extension cable can be used between the fixture and the Controller.
   
   
 

Light Control

Besides the plastic louvers, another light control option is a Flozier available in half f-stop. The Flozier attaches to the barndoors and can be adjusted to various configurations.

   
 
                      DFS-SL30-H or DFS-SL20-H
   
 


Honeycomb Louver
– The spread of the light is controlled by means of thin wall
honeycomb louvers.  The advantage of these louvers is the minimal loss of light. 

The FreeStyle LED fixtures include a 90° louver.  A 60° louver is also available as an accessory. 
They are lightweight and are held to the fixture with Velcro fasteners.

       
 

The SnapBag accessory (DFS-SL30-S & DFS-SL20-S)
is a lightweight fabric tailor-made for the FreeStyle/Select LED and Diva-Lite LED. It slips over the fixture and is attached
with straps.  The reflective material intensifies the soft light.  The removable grid cloth attaches to the inside
with Velcro.

       
 

The SnapGrid accessory (LVR-SL340-S & LVR-SL240-S)
is constructed of pre-stretched fireproof fabric with a
built-in stainless steel frame.  It unfolds and snaps into place.  It can only be used with the corresponding SnapBag and is attached with Velcro.  It cannot be used by itself.

       
   
 
   
 

Cases

   
 


The flight case (KAS-DL30 or KAS-DL20) is well suited for long distance transport by sea or air.  The rugged construction ensures that the system is well protected.  The flight case holds one FreeStyle LED system, an additional louver and a medium duty stand.



The metal valence ship case (KAS-SL32 or KAS-SL22) is recommended for transport by sea or air.  The ship case holds two FreeStyle LED systems, two medium duty stands and space for two additional louvers.

The telescoping cases are recommended for location transport in small vehicles or local production trucks. The cases hold three FreeStyle 31 LED Fixtures (KAS-SL33) or three FreeStyle 21 LED Fixtures (KAS-SL23).

The soft case (BAG-SL30 or BAG-SL20) is made out of lightweight fabric material.  It has room for one FreeStyle LED System, medium duty stand and an additional louver.

 
 

FreeStyle LED Advantages

   
 

Energy Efficiency

The FreeStyle LED DMX operates on universal AC power or battery power and needs only 1.3A at 120VAC or 7A at 24VDC
(FreeStyle 31 LED).  The FreeStyle LED’s cost savings from low energy and long LED life continues Kino Flo’s reputation as an environmentally friendly lighting company.

 

Modular Design

The FreeStyle LED fixture’s lightweight modular design includes built-in barndoors, a removable LED panel and a removable louver. 
The Louver is held in place with Velcro and can give direction to the light or be removed to give broad coverage over an area.  The twist-on removable center mount can mount the fixture easily to a stand.  When the mount is removed, the fixture is flat and can be hand-held or screwed to the wall or ceiling through its eyelets.  The removable LED panel also has a twist-on mating plate to accept the twist-on mount.  The four molded corners offer additional rigging points for rope hanging, for example. With the removable KinoGrip mount, the fixture or LED panel can be hand-held. The Select 150 LED DMX Controller can also be strapped to the back of the fixture with Velcro or used remotely with an extension cable.


 

High Output Select LED Controller

The Select 150 LED DMX Controller features state of the art electronics with presets and custom settings with three menu options, one white menu and two color menus.  In white mode, users have access to Dimming, Kelvin and Green/Magenta control channels. Kelvin range is from 2700K tungsten to 6500K daylight. Light levels do not change when selecting Kelvin settings. In the first color menu, the Kelvin range travels from 2500K tungsten to 9900K daylight, and Kino Flo has set up a fourth channel called Gel. The Gel channel includes Kino Flo presets such as blue & green screen, sodium vapor, mercury vapor and over 100 well-known lighting gels. In addition, there is also a fifth channel called Hue Angle and sixth channel, Saturation. The second color menu provides individual red, green, blue (RGB) control.  This menu is a great way to work with apps with predetermined RGB presets or color wheels.  With built-in DMX and Lumen Radio® receivers, the Select LED’s can be controlled by DMX or DMX wireless. With universal input at 100-240VAC, theFreeStyle 31 LED uses only 1.3A at 120VAC or 7A at 24VDC. The unique features and portable design make the Select LED Controller a versatile tool in the studio or on location.

 

Long LED Life

LED’s are well known as being energy efficient, lasting for thousands of hours.  While Kino Flo’s FreeStyle LED also has a long LED life,
the FreeStyle LED’s unique design will maintain its color-correct color temperature.

 

True Match® Color-Correct

As with all Kino Flo products, the FreeStyle LED has been specially formulated to match the spectral distribution curves of today’s HD film and video equipment.  The FreeStyle LED has a high color rendering index of CRI 95.  Even while dimming, the fixture is flicker-free and without color shift.


 

Heat Management Design

For Kino Flo, heat management is a critical design element of fixture design.  The physical heat or buildup heat within the LED fixture will directly influence the color temperature, lumen performance and life of an LED. 

The FreeStyle LED’s unique design operates coolly, consumes very low energy (1.3A, 120VAC) and is properly ventilated to maintain a stable color temperature.

A well maintained temperature extends the lumen maintenance, color temperature and life of an LED. 


 

Cost Savings

Cost savings cover a broad range of concerns:

  • Lower energy costs
  • Less heat so lower air conditioning expenses

 

Energy Savings Calculations

With the push for reducing fossil fuel consumption, TV studios are looking at cooler more efficient lighting systems to reduce the costs and save energy.  Part of this process involves generating energy values to determine savings.  One of the most important values is Btu/kWh.

 

British Thermal Units per Kilowatt Hour

Any light generates a percentage of usable light and the rest in heat.  For example, a standard incandescent light bulb converts only 11 percent of its electrical input into visible light, while the rest is dissipated directly as heat.  There are energy costs involved in cooling the studio environment.  The measure of Btu/kWh is a means of calculating the thermal loads related to operating lighting.

Use the following information to calculate Btu/kWh Watts to Btu:

1 kWh = 3413 Btu/Hr
1 Watt = 3.413 Btu/Hr

3.413 Btu per Watt-hour
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