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FreeStyle 41 LED



Kino Flo’s award-winning FreeStyle 41 unleashes your creative side with a quick-release feature to remove the LED panel from the fixture, cutting the weight nearly in half (from 16 lbs/7.3kg to 9.6 lbs/4.4kg) and creating a smaller form factor for better rigging flexibility. The LED panel’s corner bumpers can be used to hang from rope or wire. The panel also takes a Twist-On mount for working on light stands. The Freestyle 41 comes complete with the full color, programmable FreeStyle controller, Head Cable (25ft), Complete Fixture with removable LED panel, and a twist-on KinoGrip Center Mount. Honeycomb 90° or 60° louvers, mounted with Velcro, give direction to the light, and when removed the panel displays a broad soft beam across the set.

The FreeStyle 41 is known for its >96 white light, full hue and saturation color, cinema gel choices, and RGB chromatic selection via the AC/DC FreeStyle 150Watt controller. It has built-in Lumen Radio® wireless DMX; no extra cost for wireless receiver accessories. The light can also be operated directly up to 50 feet away from the controller via Kino Flo head cables.
The Freestyle's driver technology achieves bright, soft light with continuous dimming from 100% to 0% on a linear or
square curve without flicker at higher camera speeds or at varied shutter angles. There is no light level change when shifting
from 2500K to 9900K, and the color doesn't change when the light levels rise or fall.

Color and luminosity remain stable over the rated life of the LED's using Kino Flo's advanced True Match® daylight and
tungsten color management system, which has been an unqualified success since Kino Flo introduced the idea of soft panel
True Match Celeb Studio LED’s six years ago. Passive cooling keeps the LED’s in good shape for a longer usable life than fixtures that require electric fans.

                 

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.

 

  The FreeStyle 151 LED DMX controller
 
The firmware listed above is loaded onto the FreeStyle LED controller and can operate the Freestyle 41 fixture remotely with a
25ft extension cable. The Freestyle controller (LED-151X), 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 151 LED DMX controller firmware is updatable from a PC using the Mini B data port.
For the latest True Match Firmware update available click here
       
 


LED Controller - White Mode

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

 

 

 
       
 


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

FX Mode introduced June 1, 2018 includes the following effects:

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

See True Match® Firmware manual for more details True Match® Firmware


   
     
   
 

FreeStyle LED Features

  • Kelvin presets
  • Dial-in color temperature control between 2500K-9900K
  • Green/Magenta Control
  • Hue angle and Saturation adjustments
  • RGB control
  • FX Control
  • 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
  • Color-correct with high color rendering index (CRI 95)
  • 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

FreeStyle LED Design

  • Remote fixture with built-in barndoors
  • Removable LED panel with center mount and molded corner mounts
  • Fixture includes removable 90° Honeycomb Louver
  • Honeycomb louver also available in 60° as accessory
  • Removable Center Mount
  • KinoGrip Center Mount
  • Lightweight, slim profile
  • Mounts to stand, light enough to be hand-held
  • Controller operates remotely with extension cable up to 50ft

 

 
  FreeStyle 41 LED DMX Kits    
 
    FreeStyle 41 LED DMX Kit
      (w/ Travel Case, Univ)
        FreeStyle/GT 41 LED DMX Kit
           (w/ Travel Case, Univ)
 

KIT-F41U
FreeStyle 41 LED DMX Kit w/ Travel Case, Univ


KIT-F41TU
FreeStyle/GT 41 LED DMX Kit w/ Travel Case, Univ
Contents
1 FreeStyle 41 LED Fixture
1 FreeStyle 151 LED
   DMX Controller
1 MTP-BG41 Mount w/
   Baby Receiver (16mm)
1 Extension, 25ft
1 Travel Case

(CFX-F41)
(LED-151X)

(MTP-BG41)

(X12-25)
(KAS-FS41-C)
  Contents
1 FreeStyle/GT 41 LED Fixture
1 FreeStyle 151 LED
   DMX Controller
1 MTP-BG41 Mount w/
   Baby Receiver (16mm)
1 Extension, 25ft
1 Travel Case

(CFX-F41T)
(LED-151X)

(MTP-BG41)

(X12-25)
(KAS-FS41-C)
Dimensions
54.5 x 9 x 21”
(138.5 x 23 x 53.5cm)

Weight

49 lb (22.5kg)
 

Dimensions
54.5 x 9 x 21”
(138.5 x 23 x 53.5cm)

Weight

46 lb (21kg)

     

 

   
 
 

FreeStyle LED System

The FreeStyle 41 LED System consists of four components:  FreeStyle 41 LED Fixture (fig. 1), Mounting Plate (fig. 2), FreeStyle 151 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.

 

       
 
 

FreeStyle/GT LED System

The FreeStyle/GT 41 LED System consists of four components:  FreeStyle/GT 41 LED Fixture (fig. 1), Mounting Plate (fig. 2), FreeStyle 151 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.

 
       
       
 
  FreeStyle 41 LED Fixture    
   
   
  The FreeStyle LED Fixture includes built-in barndoors and is comprised of a removable LED panel and Louver.  The Louver is held in place with Velcro fasteners.  The LED panel can be removed from the fixture housing by pressing the locking pin and turning the thumbscrew.  The fixture has a twist-on mating plate to accept a twist-on mount. The LED panel also has a twist-on mating plate to accept a removable twist-on mount and has molded corners for additional rigging options. 


 
 
   
 

Modular Design

The FreeStyle LED fixture’s lightweight modular design includes built-in barndoors, a removable LED panel and a removable louver. 
The Louver is held in place with Velcro and can give direction to the light or can be removed to give broad coverage over an area. 
The twist-on removable center mount can mount the fixture easily to a stand.  When the mount is removed, the fixture is flat and can be hand-held or screwed to the wall or ceiling through its eyelets.  The removable LED panel also has a twist-on mating plate to accept the twist-on mount.  The four molded corners offer additional rigging points for rope hanging, for example. With the removable KinoGrip mount, the fixture or LED panel can be hand-held. The FreeStyle 151 LED DMX Controller can also be strapped to the back of the Gaffer Tray (FIX-F41T) with Velcro or used remotely with an extension cable.

   
  Mounting

One of the design features of the FreeStyle LED Fixture 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 onto a wall or ceiling through its eyelets.

The FreeStyle removable LED panel also has its own mating plate to accept the twist-on mount plate.  The LED panel can be hand-held with the KinoGrip mount and also has molded corners as rigging points for rope hanging, for example.

 
                     Mounted on a Stand                                                                                   LED Panel Mounted on a Stand
   
  Gaffer Tray
 

The stand-alone Gaffer Tray (FIX-F41T) is an accessory, sold separately.  The Gaffer Tray holds the removable LED panel.  The KinoGrip center mount and the LED controller can be attached.  The tray allows for a smaller profile fixture without having the need to bend the plastic barndoors back.  When the mount and controller are removed, the tray can be screwed into the wall or ceiling through its screw points.

 
   
 

The standard mount comes with a KinoGrip Mount w/ Baby Receiver (MTP-BG41) that mounts onto a baby stand. The ball and socket mount allows the fixture to be oriented in a broad range of angles. With the KinoGrip, the lightweight fixture or removable LED panel can be hand-held.

There is also a short version and mount w/ 3/8" pin (see below) available as accessories. The yellow wire loops are there to provide attachment points for a safety chain.

   
 
                  MTP-BG41
 
Mounting options include MTP-KG41 Mount with 3/8" Pin (10mm); MTP-BG41S Mount with Baby Receiver Short (16mm).
   
 
                      MTP-KG41                                              MTP-BG41S
       
  Note: The lollipops on all of these mounts are interchangeable.
       
 
MTP-L       Kino 41 Lollipop w/ 3/8” Pin

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

MTP-LBS 
  Kino 41 Lollipop w/ Baby Receiver Short (16mm)
   
 
 

 

 
                    MTP-B41F
 


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.

 
MTP-BAL1

   
  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.
   
                  MTP-BAL1
   
 
   
 

The FreeStyle 151 LED DMX Controller

 
 

Control Panel - White Mode

FreeStyle LED 151 DMX Controller shown for example purposes.
                 
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.
    Shortcut: While on control screen, press and hold for 3 seconds to switch through menus (White, Gels & Hue, RGB, 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.

   
  Control Panel - Gels/Hue Mode
   
  The Gels/Hue Color Mode provides access to Kino Flo presets and Gels, Hue angle and Saturation adjustments.
   
 

The RGB Color mode includes access to individual Red, Green, Blue control. 

   
 

The FX (Effects) Mode has custom presets like Candle, Fire, TV, Police, Lightning, Paparazzi, Pulse and Scroll.

   
 
   
 

Power

   
 


AC Input

The FreeStyle 151 LED DMX Controller is powered AC and includes an IEC connection. 
The controller includes universal input from 100-240VAC.

DC Input

The FreeStyle 151 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

 
 

Block/KF21 Battery

   
 
                 BAT-KF21                                           BAT-MM1 Mafer Mount
   
 

The KF21 battery can power 28.8V (20-34VDC) applications.  Run time for the FreeStyle 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. 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 151 LED DMX Controller.

For more information, see Battery.


 

 

DMX Operation

 

 

The FreeStyle 151 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.

   
 

Wireless Operation

 

 

The FreeStyle 151 LED DMX Controller 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.


 
  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

Besides the plastic louvers, another light control option is
a Flozier (DFS-FS40-H) available in half f-stop. The Flozier
attaches to the barndoors and can be adjusted to various configurations.

   
   
                          DFS-FS40-H
   
 

Honeycomb Louver – 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 FreeStyle 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 fasteners.


       
  The SnapBag accessory (DFS-FS41-S) is a lightweight fabric tailor-made for the FreeStyle LED. It slips over the panel 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.  This model requires the use with the corresponding SnapBag.  It is not designed to be used by itself.

       
   
 
   
 

Cases

   
 


The Travel case (KAS-FS41-C) is well suited for location transport.  The rugged construction ensures that the system is well protected.  The travel case holds one FreeStyle LED system, an additional louver and a medium duty stand.

The telescoping cases are recommended for location transport in small vehicles or local production trucks. The cases hold three FreeStyle 41 LED Fixtures (KAS-FS43).

 
 

FreeStyle LED Advantages

   
 

Energy Efficiency

The FreeStyle 41 LED DMX operates on universal AC power or battery power and needs only 1.25A at 120VAC or 6.25A at 24VDC. 
The FreeStyle LED’s cost savings from low energy and long LED life continues Kino Flo’s reputation as an environmentally friendly
lighting company.

 

Long LED Life

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

 

True Match® Color-Correct

As with all Kino Flo products, the FreeStyle LED has been specially formulated to match the spectral distribution curves of today’s HD film and video equipment.  The FreeStyle LED has a high color rendering index of CRI 95.  Even while dimming, the fixture is flicker-free and without color shift.


 

Heat Management Design

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 FreeStyle 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

Cost savings cover a broad range of concerns:

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

 

Energy Savings Calculations

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.

 

British Thermal Units per Kilowatt Hour

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
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