Kino Flo Lighting Systems

Celeb 250 LED Studio Light

The Celeb 250 LED boasts technical innovations that make it an ideal professional imaging tool. The fixture produces a soft wrap around light quality and produces color faithfully, beautifully on HD cameras, in the studio or on location. The Celeb 250 is offered in three models, Center Mount, Yoke and Pole-Operation. A honeycomb Louver (90° or 60°) is used to control light spill and snaps into place in the accessory holder.

The Celeb 250’s “All in One” design includes standard DMX in/out ports for cable as well as wireless DMX connectivity (Lumen Radio®). Additional specifications include universal AC voltage input 100-240vac (1.2 Amps at 120vac) as well as a 3-Pin XLR for 24vdc operation (6.25A).

Celeb 250 LED Fixture

Celeb 250 LED DMX Fixture

Lollipop

Louver

  • Color Rendering TLCI >96, CRI >96, TM-30-18 Rf=95, Rg=103
  • Kelvin presets
  • Dial-in color temperature control between 2700K-6500K
  • Extended color pallete from 2500K-9900K
  • Green/Magenta Control
  • Hue angle and Saturation adjustments
  • Kino Flo presets and Gels
  • RGB control
  • CIE xy
  • FX Control
  • Camera Profiles LUTs
  • Color Space
  • 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
  • Universal input 100VAC-240VAC or 24VDC
  • Energy efficient, draws 1.2A, 120VAC and 6.25A, 24VDC
  • Flicker-free, quiet operation
  • Full range onboard and DMX dimming
  • DMX wireless link (Lumen Radio®)
  • DMX Auto Terminate
  • Fixture includes removable 90° Honeycomb Louver
  • Honeycomb louver also available in 60° as accessory
  • Lightweight, slim profile
  • Center Mount, Yoke Mount, Pole-Op
  • Mounts to stand or can hang easily from a grid
  • Accessory molded corners also used for four-point rope hang

Celeb 250 LED DMX Control Panel

The firmware is updatable from a PC using the Mini B USB data port.
For the latest True Match Firmware update available click here.
For the latest DMX Personalities, click here.

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, Camera LUTs & Color Space. Shortcut: While on control screen, press and hold for 3 seconds to switch through menus (White, Gels & Hue, RGB, CIE xy, FX).

C) 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 displayed 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. Shortcut: Long press will bring you back one step.

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

H) Control Knob: Manually adjusts Dim, Kelvin, G/M levels and DMX address. Press the Control knob to toggle between
     Fine and Coarse increments or when selecting options within menus.

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

The White menu features Dimming, tunable Kelvin range from 2700K tungsten to 6500K daylight and Green/Magenta control channels.  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 vapor, mercury vapor 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 color wheel, where white light is in the center and Hue Angle determines the color along a 360-degree range and Saturation determines how much color is applied. With the Hue Angle and Saturation it is possible to create over 2 million color combinations!

The RGB color 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 color wheels. RGB menu is also a great feature to dial in specific gel RGB values or when controlling colors 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.

True Match® Firmware 4.0 (Camera) update in September 2019 includes groundbreaking features: CIE xy, Camera Profiles LUTs and Color Space selection.

The CIE xy determines the color displayed by its X and Y space coordinates. For example, with a handheld color meter like the Sekonic 
C-800, users can obtain a CIE xy reading from any light source and input the CIE xy coordinates into the Kino Flo LED fixture to match colors closely.

Camera Profiles LUTs available for the following cinema cameras and more to follow: Panavsion DXL, Sony Venice, Arri Alexa, Panasonic Varicam. Kino Flo’s True Match® firmware balances their LED lights to the cameras rather than the other way around. The Kino Flo designed tungsten and daylight LED emitters harmonize with the camera sensors even as the color temperature settings are adjusted.

The Color Space defines the RGB color space (white point and RGB primary colors) as a means of matching color points between manufacturing.  Defining the color space takes the guesswork out of post-production workflow and color grading.  Included in the firmware are: rec 709/sRGB, P3 D65, and rec 2020.

True Match® Firmware 5.0 (RDM) update in May 2021 includes RDM protocol, Crossfade, Expanded 16bit Options and Simplified Profiles.

Remote Device Management (RDM) is a protocol enhancement to USITT DMX512 that allows bi-directional communication between a lighting or system controller and attached RDM compliant devices over a standard DMX line. This protocol will allow configuration, status monitoring, and management of these devices in such a way that does not disturb the normal operation of standard DMX512 devices that do not recognize the RDM protocol.

Expanded 16bit Options – Standard 8bit personalities use one DMX slot per parameter. This allows for 256 (0 to 255) values per parameter. 16bit personalities use two DMX slots for parameters needing finer control. Using two DMX slots gives 65536 (0 to 65535) values per parameter.

The Crossfade feature allows users to select two different color points and crossfade between the two.

New Simplified Profiles allow minimum use of channels making it simpler to program

The Center Mount

Center Mount

Honeycomb Louver

The Celeb 250 LED DMX fixture styles include: Center Mount, Yoke Mount and Pole-Op. The compact design is only 5” in depth and is comprised of a rugged metal alloyed fixture with built-in electronics. The fixtures include a 90° honeycomb louver. The molded accessory holders hold the louver and also allow for a 4-point rope hang.

Celeb LED w/ Center Mount

Mounted on a baby stand

Mounted to pipe grid

The Celeb 250 LED Center Mount includes a ball and socket design and lock down knob.  It allows unrestricted 360° orientation.  At the other end of the Center Mount is a baby receiver curved lollipop, MTP-LBC (16mm), which can go directly onto a baby stand or hang from a pipe grid.

Note:  The handles on the back of the fixture provide an attachment point for a safety chain.

Lollipops are interchangeable.

MTP-L       
Kino 41 Lollipop w/ 3/8” Pin (16mm)
MTP-LBC
   Kino 41 Lollipop w/ Baby Receiver Curve (16mm)
MTP-LBS 
  Kino 41 Lollipop w/ Baby Receiver Short (16mm)

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MTP-B41F

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The Kino Offset w/ Baby Receiver, MTP-B41F 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.

The Yoke Mount

Celeb LED with Yoke Mount

MTP-I40

MTP-I80

The Celeb 250 LED Yoke Mount fixture has a ½” hole to accept industry standard hardware.  The yoke mount fixture can hang from a grid with a baby pipe hanger using a Baby Receiver Assembly for Yoke (MTP-I40).  It can also hang from a a junior pipe hanger using a Junior Pin Assembly for Yoke (MTP-I80).

Note:  The yoke also provides an attachment point for a safety chain.

The Pole-Op

Celeb LED with Pole-Op

Pole-Op

Jr. Pin (Included)

The Celeb 250 Pole-Op fixtures include a yoke with an attached junior pin.  They can be hung from a grid with a Junior pipe hanger.

The blue cup alters the Pan (left or right) and the white cup alters the Tilt (up or down).

Other Rigging Options

Unique accessory holder brackets are also designed to enable 4-point rope hangs for specialty rigging applications.

Power

The Celeb 250 LED is powered AC and includes an IEC connection.
A locking power cord is included with the fixture.

The fixture has a built-in power supply with universal input from 100-240VAC.

The Celeb 250 LED can also be operated on 24VDC (input range 18-36VDC) through a 3-Pin XLR.  It can be powered by a battery belt.

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 Celeb 250 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 Battery 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 Celeb 250 LED fixture.

For more information, See Battery.

DMX Operation

The Celeb 250 LED DMX 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.

In CIE xy mode, first channel operates dimming; 2nd channel operates x; the 3rd channel operates y.

FX (Effects) mode, see DMX Personalities.

As of May 2021 True Match® Firmware 5.0 includes RDM Protocol, Expanded 16bit Options, Crossfade and Simplified Profiles. 

For DMX Personalities, Click here.

Wireless Operation

The Celeb 250 LED DMX 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.

Light Control

Honeycomb Louvers & SnapBag & SnapGrid

The Celeb 250 LED includes a 90° Honeycomb Louver (LVR-CE290-P).

The Kino Flo high grade plastic Honeycomb Louver controls and focuses the light which narrows the light spread with minimal light loss.  A 60° Honeycomb Louver (LVR-CE260-P) is also available as an accessory.

The spring loaded accessory channel holds the Louver.

SnapBag & SnapGrid

The SnapBag accessory (DFS-CE200-S) is a lightweight fabric tailor-made for the Celeb 250 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-FS240-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 is not designed to be used by itself.

Barndoors

Accessory Barndoors are sold in sets of 4 (BRD-CE2 or BRD-CE2P). They are designed so that they can be individually mounted.

Cases

The heavy-duty flight case (KAS-CE2) is well suited for long distance transport by sea or air. The rugged construction ensures that the fixture is well protected.  The flight case holds one Celeb LED center mount fixture and an additional louver.

Celeb 250 LED DMX Advantages

The Celeb 250 LED DMX operates on universal AC power or battery power and needs only 1.2A (120VAC) to produce more lumens than a 750W tungsten softlight.  The Celeb LED’s cost savings from low energy and long lamp life continues Kino Flo’s reputation as an environmentally friendly lighting company.

LED’s are well known as being energy efficient, lasting for thousands of hours.  While Kino Flo’s Celeb 250 LED also has a long LED life,
the Celeb 250 LED’s unique design will maintain its color-correct color temperature.

As with all Kino Flo products, the Celeb 250 LED has been specially formulated to match the spectral distribution curves of today’s HD film and video equipment.  The Celeb 250 LED has high color rendering.  Even while dimming, the fixture is flicker-free and without color shift.

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 Celeb 250 LED’s unique design operates coolly, consumes very low energy (1.2A, 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 cover a broad range of concerns:

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

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.

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