The Image L80 LED story begins in 1995 when visual effects cinematographer Mark Weingartner ASC, 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, super-green color density essential for traveling 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 high color rendering white light and boasting a full hue and saturation gamut, including the company’s own supergreen and superblue visual effects colors.
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 spacelights, and the True Match® firmware ensures more dynamic light control than other LED spacelights. Kino Flo Lighting’s Image L80 photometrics and control specifications are available online for download into pre-visual studio design programs and professional lighting console profiles.
The firmware is updatable from a PC using the Mini B USB data port.