Diva-Lite 41 All in One
Kino Flo’s Diva-Lite 41 is another addition to the Diva-Lite family and continues to be one of our most popular Interview and small studio fixture. Introduced in April at NAB 2018, its new form factor fits into a smaller travel case to save space for location work. It also provides a smaller profile for studios that have low ceilings. The Diva-Lite 41 comes as center mount with a carry handle or yoke mount option. Both versions feature four corner bumpers that can be used to hang from rope or wire. A honeycomb Louver (90° or 60°) is held in place with Velcro and gives direction to the light or can be easily removed to give broad coverage over the set.
The Diva-Lite LED fixture includes built-in DMX electronics with wireless capability, removable 90° Honeycomb Louver and center mount
with baby receiver lollipop. It is also available as a Yoke Mount. It was designed in this manner to allow the greatest flexibility in lighting solutions for challenging situations.
Diva-Lite 41 LED Fixture
Diva-Lite 41 LED DMX Fixture
- Color Rendering TLCI >96, CRI >96, TM-30-18 Rf=95, Rg=103
- Kelvin presets
- Dial-in color temperature control between 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
- Universal input 100VAC-240VAC or 24VDC
- Energy efficient, draws 1.25A, 120VAC and 6.25A, 24VDC
- Flicker-free, quiet operation
- Full range onboard and DMX dimming
- DMX wireless link (Lumen Radio)
- DMX Auto Terminate
- No color shift while dimming
- Fixture includes removable 90° Honeycomb Louver
- Honeycomb louver also available in 60° as accessory
- Center Mount, Yoke Mount
- Molded Corner Mounts
- Mounts to stand, light enough to be hand-held
- Lightweight, slim profile
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
The Center Mount has a ball and socket design with a lock down knob. To orient the fixture, loosen the knob, position the fixture, then lock down the knob.
Mounted on a Stand
At the other end of the Center Mount is a baby receiver (16mm) that can go directly onto a light stand.
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.
Center Mount on Grid
Example of the Diva-Lite LED rigged into a mafer clamp with baby pin. Note the mount can be used as a safety point.
The Yoke Mount
The Diva-Lite 41 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). Both assemblies sold separately.
Note: The yoke also provides an attachment point for a safety chain.
The Diva-Lite 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
The KF21 battery can power 28.8V (20-34VDC) applications. Run time for the Diva-Lite 21/31/41 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 Diva-Lite 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.
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.
The Diva-Lite 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.
Honeycomb Louvers (LVR-SL490-P & LVR-SL460-P) – 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 Diva-Lite 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 fastener.
The SnapBag accessory (DFS-FS41-S) is a lightweight fabric tailor-made for the 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-FS440-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.
The Diva-Lite 41 LED DMX operates on universal AC power or battery power and needs only 1.25A at 120VAC or 6.25A at 24VDC .
The Diva-Lite LED’s cost savings from low energy and long LED 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 Diva-Lite LED also has a long LED life,
the Diva-Lite LED’s unique design will maintain its color-correct color temperature.
As with all Kino Flo products, the Diva-Lite LED has been specially formulated to match the spectral distribution curves of today’s HD film and video equipment. The Diva-Lite 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 Diva-Lite LED’s unique design operates coolly, consumes very low energy (1.25A, 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