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FreeStyle T42/T22 LED

Kino Flo® Lighting Systems’ True Match® FreeStyle LED tubes are specially designed for operation in FreeStyle T42 & T22 fixtures for film production or stage design lighting. The FreeStyle LED tubes display Kino Flo’s True Match white light and RGBWW color management system found in Kino Flo’s LED lighting fixtures. The tubes are 4ft (1.2m) & 2ft (0.6m). On camera, FreeStyle LED tubes photograph with the same softness, the same subtle color reproduction as Kino Flo’s award-winning T12 high-output lamps. In addition to high color rendering, cinematographers will see the difference the 310° LED tube makes when operated in a fixture or out of the fixture as a remote “sabre” of light. Paired with the FreeStyle fixture and light intensifying reflector, the tube projects soft light forward at a 100° beam angle at about the same light levels you’d get from a 1000W tungsten softlight.

FreeStyle T42/T22 LED Design

  • Remote fixture with built-in barndoors
  • 90° Honeycomb Louver
  • KinoGrip Center Mount
  • Lightweight, slim profile
  • Mounts to stand, light enough to be hand-held
  • FreeStyle Tubes

FreeStyle LED Features

  • 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
  • RGB control
  • CIE xy
  • FX Control
  • Camera Profiles LUTs
  • Color Space
  • Works with Apps with predetermined RGB presets or color wheels
  • Preset buttons 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 1.25A, 120VAC and 6.25A, 24VDC
  • Flicker-free, quiet operation
  • Full range onboard and DMX dimming
  • DMX wireless link (Lumen Radio®)
  • DMX Auto 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 FreeStyle 140 LED DMX controller                                             The FreeStyle LED Tube

The firmware listed above is loaded onto the FreeStyle LED controller and can operate the Freestyle T42 & T22 fixtures remotely with
a 25ft extension cable. The Freestyle controller (LED-140X), includes standard DMX in/out ports for cable as well as wireless DMX connectivity (Lumen Radio®). The controller features universal AC voltage input 100-240vac (1.25 Amps at 120vac) as well as a
3-Pin XLR for 24vdc operation (6.25A).

The FreeStyle 140 LED DMX controller 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.

LED Controller - White Mode

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

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 - Alphabetical

Gel List - Numerical

RGB Color Mode

Additional RGB Color mode includes:

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

FX (Effects) Mode

• Candle
• Fire
• TV
• Police
• Lightning
• Paparazzi
• Pulse
• Scroll

CIE xy

Introduced September 2019 with True Match® Firmware 4.0. Can obtain
xy coordinates with handheld meter from any light source and input into
Kino Flo LEDs to match.

Camera Profiles LUTs

Introduced September 2019 with True Match® Firmware 4.0.

Camera LUTs available for:

• Panavsion DXL
• Sony Venice
• Arri Alexa
• Panasonic Varicam

More to follow.


Color Space

Introduced September 2019 with True Match® Firmware 4.0.

Color Space provides a means of matching color points between manufacturers.
Color Space options are:

• rec 709/sRGB
• P3 D65
• rec 2020

See True Match® Firmware for more details.

FreeStyle LED System

The FreeStyle T42/T22 LED System (SYS-FT42U/SYS-FT22U) consist of:  FreeStyle T42/T22 LED Fixture plus 2 x FS-48 LED Tubes or
2 x FS-24 LED Tubes (fig. 1), Mounting Plate (fig. 2), FreeStyle 140X 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.

The FreeStyle T42/T22 Fixture

The FreeStyle T42/T22 Fixture houses the tubes and is comprised of built-in barndoors, a Louver, Reflector, and tube Harness.
The Louver and Reflector are held in place with Velcro fasteners. There is a strain relief on the tube Harness to ensure the connectors
don’t pull off the lamps during operation. To get the harness away from the fixture, turn the ¼ turn fastener and rotate counter-clockwise to release.

FreeStyle T42/T22 Fixture can be used in several configurations:

1) Complete fixture with all components combined.
2) "Harness Only" - The wiring harness is removed from the fixture so that the user can build a softbox, hide behind Plexiglass or rig into
     tight locations. The wiring harness uses Kino Flo designed Tube connectors so tubes can be operated independently of the fixture.
3) Can use Louver to give direction to the light or remove louver to give broad coverage over an area, such as lighting blue and
    green screens etc.

Kino Flo tubes can operate inside the fixture or independently with only the wiring harness.


The FreeStyle Reflector has a unique design to accommodate the aluminum channel on the back of the FreeStyle tube. It provides even light distribution and maximizes light output. In addition, it acts as a heatsink and allows the FreeStyle Tubes to run cooler.
FreeStyle LED Tube Only Systems


FreeStyle LED Tube only systems are available without the fixture housings in 2-Tube Systems in 4ft and 2ft:

SYS-FTS4002 - FreeStyle 4ft LED DMX System (2-Tube), Univ
SYS-FTS2002 - FreeStyle 2ft LED DMX System (2-Tube), Univ

The systems include the LED controller (LED-120X), 2 x Single extension cables (X08-F125), 2 x 4ft or 2ft LED tubes (FS-48, FS-24) and 2 x Baby Pin Mounts (MTP-F101).

Mounting Fixture

One of the design features that makes the fixture so popular 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
to a wall or ceiling through its eyelets.


The standard mount comes with a KinoGrip Mount w/ 3/8" Pin (MTP-KG41) that clips into a grip head. The ball and socket mount allows the fixture to be oriented in a broad range of angles.

There is also a Baby Receiver version and Baby Receiver Short (16mm) (see below) available as accessories. The yellow wire loops are there to provide attachment points for a safety chain.

                    MTP-KG41                                  MTP-BG41                                    MTP-BG41S

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

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

MTP-LBS   Kino 41 Lollipop w/ Baby Receiver Short (16mm)
Turn the knob to loosen or tighten the mount.
Mounting LED Tubes

FreeStyle LED Tubes can operate inside the fixture or independently with only the wiring harness. The LED Tubes have an aluminum rail that can be used as an access point for mounting accessories:

MTP-F100     FreeStyle Tube Mount – Anchor
MTP-F101     FreeStyle Tube Mount – Baby Pin
MTP-F102     FreeStyle Tube Mount – Wall Plate
MTP-F103     FreeStyle Tube Mount – Hanging Kit 4pk (Wire not included)
MTP-F103W  FreeStyle Tube Mount – Hanging Wire, 50ft
MTP-F105     FreeStyle Tube Mount – Combiner
MTP-F200     FreeStyle Tube Mount – Ball Mount w/ Anchor, Baby Receiver (16mm)
MTP-F201     FreeStyle Tube Mount – Floor Stand w/ Baby Pin (16mm)

                MTP-F100                                  MTP-F101                                MTP-F102
                 MTP-F103                                               MTP-F103W
Insert into T-slot. Insert wire all the way down. Pull up wire until it latches. Press down pin to release wire.
The FreeStyle Tube Mount Combiner (MTP-F105) can mount two LED tubes. Insert into T-slot and tighten thumbscrew.
Several Combiners can be combined for custom rigging applications.

            MTP-F200                                             MTP-F201
The FreeStyle Tube Ball Mount MTP-F200 includes a baby receiver and works together with the FreeStyle Tube Floor Stand MTP-F201
which includes a baby pin.

The FreeStyle Tube Ball Mount MTP-F200 can also be used in conjunction with a baby pipe clamp.
A Ballast Baby Mount (MTP-BAL1) is available as an accessory.

The MTP-BAL1 can be used with a Mafer clamp to mount the Controller onto a stand, for example.

Block/KF21 Battery

               BAT-KF21                                           BAT-MM1 Mafer Mount

The KF21 battery can power 28.8V (20-34VDC) applications.  Run time for the FreeStyle T42/T22 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 FreeStyle 140 LED DMX Controller.

For more information, see Battery.

DMX Operation


The FreeStyle 140 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 mode: 4th channel operates the Gel; 5th channel operates the Hue angle and the 6th channel operates the Saturation.
In RGB 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.

For 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 FreeStyle 140 LED DMX Controller includes a built-in Lumen Radio receiver and can be operated wirelessly with a Lumen Radio transmitter.  Wireless is an option to using DMX cables.  For more information on Lumen Radio Receiver/Transmitter, see www.LumenRadio.com.

The FreeStyle Extension cable

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


Light Control

Honeycomb Louver – The spread of the light is controlled by means of a thin wall honeycomb louver.  The advantage of this louver is the minimal loss of light. 

The FreeStyle LED fixtures include a 90° louver
(LVR-SL490-P or LVR-FT2290-P). 

It is lightweight and is held to the fixture with Velcro fasteners.


The fixture shipping cases are recommended for location transport in small vehicles or local production trucks (KAS-FT54S or KAS-FT23).

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