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Image L80 LED DMX



The Image L80 LED story begins in 1995 when visual effects cinematographer Mark Weingartner, 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, supergreen color density essential for travelling 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 white light (>96 PRI/98 TLCI) 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 downfacing 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.

Kino Flo’s Image L80 LED's include 4 menu options, one white, two colors and FX menu. The White menu features include Dimming, Kelvin and Green/Magenta control channels. Dimming range is from .02 to 100 percent without introducing
any flicker and can be adjusted in coarse or fine mode by pressing the control knob in/out. The Kelvin range is tunable from 2700K tungsten to 6500K daylight. 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.

If you are interested in upgrading your Image 80/85/87 fixtures to LED’s, Kino Flo has made Upgrade kits available to convert fluorescent Image fixtures to LED fixtures with the latest True Match® LED technology that comes standard with the company’s Celeb, FreeStyle and Diva-Lite LED lights. For more information, please click here

 

       
 


LED Controller - White Mode

• Kelvin presets & custom settings, 2700K-6500K
• Universal input 100VAC-240VAC
• 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


  Image L80 LED Highlights  
 
  • Kelvin presets
  • Dial-in color temperature control between 2700K-6500K
  • Extended color palette from 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
  • Energy efficient, draws 4A, 120VAC
  • Flicker-free, quiet operation
  • Full range onboard and DMX dimming
  • DMX wireless link (Lumen Radio®)
  • DMX Auto Terminate
  • Metal Alloy fixture includes removable Gel Frame, Louver and cardholders
  • Slim profile
  • Mounts to stand or can hang easily from a grid
  • Traditional Yoke Mount with two position setting, Pole-Op

 



                       

                                        To eliminate multiple shadows, the Silver Louver should only be used in combination with white diffusion.

 
 
  Image L80 LED DMX Kit    
   

KIT-IML80U
Image L80 LED DMX Yoke Mount Kit, Univ

   
Contents
1 Image L80 LED DMX Yoke
1 Jr. Pin
1 Ship Case

(IMG-L80U)
(MTP-I80)
(KAS-I80-1)
     

Dimensions
58 x 9.5 x 36.5”
(147.5 x 24 x 93cm)

Weight
75.5 lb (34.5kg)

   
 
   
 

Image L80 LED DMX Fixture Styles

 
                   Yoke Mount                                            Pole-Op
   
  The Image L80 LED DMX fixture styles available include: Yoke Mount and Pole-Op.  The slim design is only 6.5” in depth and is comprised of a rugged metal alloyed fixture with built-in electronics.  The fixtures include a gel frame, louver and 4 cardholders.
   
  The Yoke Mount
 
       
  The Image L80 LED's have Yoke Mounts designed to allow the yoke brackets to be placed in one of two positions. The additional option is useful when hanging the units in a studio with a low ceiling.
       
       
                     MTP-I80    
 
The Junior Pin Assembly for yoke (MTP-I80), sold separately can be used on the Image L80 LED Yoke Mount to mate to a junior receiver (28mm).
   
 
   
  The Pole-Op
   
 
                  Image w/ Pole-Op                                         Pole-Op                                           Jr. Pin (Included)
   
 

The Pole-Op Yoke allows the Image L80 to be hung from a pipe grid and adjusted from the ground using a long pole.
The fixture includes a yoke with an attached junior pin.

The blue cup alters the Pan (left or right) and the white cup alters the Tilt (up or down).

   
 
 
 

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.
    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.

 
 

Image L80 LED DMX Control Panel

 

Gels/Hue mode provides access to Kino Flo presets and Gels, Hue Angle and Saturation adjustments.

 

   
 

RGB Color mode includes access to individual Red, Green, Blue control.  Works with Apps with predetermined RGB presets or color wheels.

   
 
The FX (Effects) Mode has custom presets like Candle, Fire, TV, Police, Lightning, Paparazzi, Pulse and Scroll.
   
 
  Fixture Power
 
The Image L80 LED is powered AC and includes an IEC connection. A locking power cord is included with the fixture.

The fixture has a built-in power supply with universal input from 100-240VAC.
 
 

DMX Operation

 

The Image L80 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 Image L80 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.

 

Light Control

Gel Frame

The gel frame is secured to the fixture by 4 spring-loaded pins. Align the pins with the oval receptacle holes on the edge of the fixture.
Applying Gel to Frame

The Gel Frame comes with Gel Clips. Cut the gel or diffusion to size and use the Clips to fasten the gel to the Frame.

Louver


Place the long edge of the Louver into the lower channel containing a set of leaf springs. Press down on the Louver and
slip the upper edge of the Louver into the upper channel of the fixture.

Note: To eliminate multiple shadows, the Silver Louver should only be used in combination with white diffusion.

SnapBag & SnapGrid

The SnapBag accessory (DFS-L80-S) is a lightweight fabric tailor-made for the Image L80 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. With the SnapBag, the surface area increases in size to 72” x 49” (183cm x 124cm) with a shallow depth of 10" (25cm).

 

 

 
 

The SnapGrid accessory (LVR-CE840-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 and is attached with Velcro.  It cannot be used by itself.

 
Barndoors

Barndoors are sold as accessories in sets of four (BRD-I80). The Barndoors are designed so that they can be individually mounted.

Cardholders

Four cardholders are included with the Image L80 LED. If a larger cutter is needed to control the light, foam core can be used and simply clipped to the cardholders.
 
 
Cases  

The metal valence ship case is recommended for transport by sea or air. 

The Yoke ship case (KAS-I80-1) holds one Image L80 Yoke mount fixture and one additional louver.

 
   
  Image L80 LED DMX Advantages
   
 

Energy Efficiency

The Image L80 LED DMX operates on universal AC power and needs only 4A (120VAC) to produce more lumens than a 1k tungsten softlight.  The Images cost savings from low energy and long lamp life continues Kino Flo’s reputation as an environmentally friendly lighting company.

Long LED Life

Rated lifetime is up to 50,000 hours.  With its long LED life, the Image LED's unique design maintains its color-correct color temperature.

True Match® Color-Correct

As with all Kino Flo products, the Image L80 LED has been specially formulated to match the spectral distribution curves of today’s HD film and video equipment.  The Image L80 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 the LED. 

The Image L80's unique design operates coolly, consumes very low energy (4A, 120VAC) and is properly ventilated to maintain a stable color temperature.

A well maintained temperature extends the lumen maintenance, color temperature and life of the LED. 

Cost Savings

Cost savings attributed to the Image L80 LED cover a broad range of concerns:

  • Low energy costs
  • Less heat so low 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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