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Vista Single
Discontinued 04/2015

The new Vista Single location lighting system owes its unique high output beam of soft light to a special lamp and reflector design. Kino Flo has married its hi-lumen 96 Watt lamp with an intensifying, parabolic reflector that produces a Soft Beam twice as bright as the Kino Flo 4ft Single System. The Vista Single combines this efficient output (first used in our ParaBeams
and VistaBeams) with fixture, lamp and electronic ballast design features much like those that won Kino Flo an Academy Award for technical achievement for its modular designs.   


  The 1-Lamp Vista Single Fixture
 • Built-in Barndoors
 • Removable Reflector, Louver and Lamp Harness
 • Twist-on Center Mount
 • Lamp Harness w/ rigging points
 • True Match® daylight, tungsten lamps
The High Output Ballast
 • HO/Standard switching
 • Flicker-free, remote operation
 • Instant-on, dead quite
  Vista Single Highlights

  • 1-Lamp remote fixture w/ built-in barndoors
  • Fixture includes Reflector, Honeycomb Louver and removable Harness
  • Same fixture takes daylight and tungsten lamps, plus visual effects color lamps
  • Removable center mount
  • Harness base mount and center mount
  • Fixture or lamp w/ harness can be operated with the 18" tail and a 25ft extension cable.
  • Uses 5500K, 3200K, 550nm green and 420nm blue lamps
  • High output, flicker-free ballast
  • Instant-on, dead quiet
  • HO/Std switching
  • UL listed, CE approved
  The first thing to note about the Vista Single System is that it consists of four components:  Vista Single Fixture (fig. 1),
Mounting Plate (fig. 2), Ballast (fig. 3) and Extension Cable (fig. 4).  It was designed in this manner to allow the greatest flexibility
when working on film production where the gaffer and DP are constantly being challenged to light unique locations and problem solve
at a moment's notice.
  The Vista Single is twice as bright as our 4ft Single and uses less than 2 Amps of power.  As with other Kino Flo’s modular designs,
the Vista Single is portable, lightweight weighing only at 6 lbs.  Its slender feature delivers ample light for tight spaces. Its remote ballast
is high output and flicker-free at any camera speed operating at 25kHz.
  Vista Single Kits    

  Vista Single Kit, 120VAC (2-Unit)

  Vista Single Kit, 230VAC (2-Unit)

Vista Single Kit, 120VAC (1-Unit)

Vista Single Kit, 230VAC (1-Unit)

  2 Vista Single Fixture
  2 Vista Single Ballast
  2 Mount
  2 Extension, 25ft
  2 Vista Single Louver 90°
  2 Vista Single Louver 60°
  1 Louver Case
  1 Lamp Case
  1 Ship Case

1 Vista Single Fixture
1 Vista Single Ballast
1 Mount
1 Extension, 25ft
1 Vista Single Louver 90°
1 Lamp Case
1 Soft Case

   42 x 12.5 x 17"
  (107 x 32 x 43cm)

  48.5 lb (22kg)
40.5 x 10.5 x 16"
(103 x 27 x 41cm)


21 lb (9.5kg)
  The Vista Single Fixture
  • Fixture Shell
  • Lamp Harness
  • Reflector
  • Louver, Black Honeycomb 90°

The Vista Single fixture houses the lamp and includes a removable 90° Honeycomb Louver, Reflector and
Lamp Harness.  The Louver and Reflector are held in place with Velcro fasteners.

  Fixture can be used in several configurations:
    Vista Single Complete Fixture                           Vista Single Harness w/ Reflector                    Vista Single Harness only
  1. Complete fixture with all components combined
  2. “Harness + Reflector” – The wiring harness is removed and used with the reflector. The reflector gives more punch and direction to the light.
  3. “Harness Only” – The wiring harness is removed from the fixture so that user can build a softbox, hide behind Plexiglass or rig into tight locations. 
  4. Can use Honeycomb Louver to give direction to the light or remove louver to give broad coverage over an area.

The fixture can take a variety of lamps.  They can be used as a daylight source by using Kino Flo KF55 lamps or a tungsten source using Kino Flo KF32 lamps.  Visual effects for blue and green screen are available as well.

  Fixture Assembly/Disassembly
  To remove harness from plastic fixture, pull the retractable locking pin on the fixture. Slide the harness base away from harness
alignment pins.
  The reflector is held in place with Velcro fasteners. To remove the reflector, lift up from the lamp base side. To re-attach the reflector to the lamp harness, first insert the narrow indent of the reflector under the lamp clip.
  Inserting Lamp
  Insert lamp at a 45° angle and align pins with lamp holder. Press lamp securely into lamp clip and snap the locking clip in place.
  Vista Single Louvers
  The Vista Single Fixture includes a 90° Honeycomb Louver (LVR-V190). The Kino Flo specially designed metal foil Honeycomb Louver controls and focuses the light which narrows the light spread with minimal light loss. It is also available in 60° as an a accessory.
  Mounting Fixture
  One of the design features that makes the Vista Single so versatile is the twist-on removable Center Mount (MTP-BL41S). 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 to a wall or ceiling through its eyelets.
  Mounting Harness
        Vista Single Harness w/ Reflector                       Vista Single Harness Mount
  Another feature of the Vista Single is the versatility of the Harness. It can operate outside the fixture shell. Just like the fixture housing, the harness has a center mating plate and accepts the same twist-on mount plate.
              Mounted on Surface                                     Mounted on Surface
  The harness can also be mounted by locating the two rigging holes located along the central axis of the lamp holder which can be used to screw the fixture to a surface. The lamp holder base can also be screwed onto a surface.
  Mounting Options
              MTP-BL41S                                              MTP-BL41                                             MTP-KL41

The standard mount (MTP-BL41S) comes with a 5/8” baby receiver short lollipop that fits onto a baby stand. The 4 inch 90° baby lollipop allows the fixture to be mounted into tight locations. Other mount options include MTP-BL41 Mount with Baby Receiver (16mm) and
MTP-KL41 Mount with 3/8” Pin (10mm).

  The lollipops on all these mounts are interchangeable.

Kino 41 Lollipop w/ 3/8” Pin

Kino 41 Lollipop w/ Baby Receiver

   Kino 41 Lollipop w/ Baby Receiver Short
  The Vista Single Ballast

Kino Flo developed its own Vista Single ballast that can run the fixture head remotely.  Unlike conventional architectural ballasts that need to operate three to six feet from the fixture head, the Vista Single can be operated with the attached 18" tail and the 25ft extension cable.

The Kino Flo Vista Single ballast is a high output, high frequency electronic ballast that can operate one lamp.  The ballast sends a high output current to the lamp to drive the light as brightly as possible.  Its high frequency electronics prevent any type of flicker as well. 
A special heat-sink design and custom electronic engineering ensure stable operation without magnetic hum or cooling fans to interfere
with the sound recording on the set.

  Vista Single Ballast Controls View
                      Controls View

The ballast operates the light on/off instantly. There is also a special Select switch designated as HO/Std (High Output/Standard Output) to raise or drop the wattage in the tube for light output and color control.  Keeping the ballast remote from the fixture and lamp makes the controls more accessible to lighting crews who might need to rig the fixtures into set designs or high up in a lighting grid, but switch them easily from a convenient location on the stage floor.

The Kino Flo Vista Single Ballast accomplishes all this and still out-performs tungsten lighting instruments when it comes to energy efficiency.  In other words, the Vista Single uses less power to produce the same amount of soft light as incandescents.  The Vista Single ballast works reliably under most normal conditions, but it’s also trustworthy in more harsh conditions, such as extreme cold.  The Vista Single ballast is designed to operate at temperatures from 14F to 122F (-10C to +50C).

In extremely cold temperatures, the ballast may not strike the lamp initially because the lamp may need to warm up.  Switch the ballast to Off, wait seven seconds and try again.  If the ballast does not strike after two or three attempts, turn off the ballast, check that the extension and harness connections are secure and re-strike.  Once operating for a few minutes, the lamp should re-strike instantly.

  The Vista Single Extension Cable
  The Vista Single fixture can be operated with the attached 18" tail and a 25ft extension cable.
  The Kino Flo Lamps
  The Vista Single uses new high output 96 Watt T7 Twin tubes.  Operating on a proprietary new flicker-free ballast, the 34 inch (86cm) T7 lamp produces more lumens per watt than any other high output True Match lamp.  T7’s come in True Match KF32 (3200K) tungsten balanced, KF55 (5500) daylight balanced, and visual effects colors: a 420nm blue and a 550nm green lamp for blue and green screen composite photography.
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