Litepanels launches their newest addition to the Gemini RGBWW LED range – the Gemini 1×1 Hard LED – a powerful 1×1 LED panel.
Furthermore, the new Gemini 1×1 Hard RGBWW LED panel delivers an incredibly bright output of over 3000 lux at 10ft/3m to produce a super-bright and highly accurate 1×1 LED panel for cinematographers and gaffers.
Like all LED panels in the Gemini range, Gemini 1×1 Hard produces highly accurate full spectrum white light as well as full RGB output and a range of creative cinematic effects.
Brighter than a 200W HMI
Needless to say, the new fixture is also very compact and lightweight – weighing in at just 13.2 lbs (6kg), including yoke and power supply, and has a maximum draw of just 200W yet Gemini 1×1 Hard produces an impressive output 20% brighter than a 200W HMI.
In addition, the new Gemini 1×1 Hard uses non-diffused, lensed LEDs to cast an intense beam of light further than any other 1×1 RGBWW panel. And due to its design – it uses multiple LEDs over a larger surface area, it will cast a different, slightly softer shadow to a single source light such as a more traditional HMI.
However, its output is greater than a 200W HMI and this allows it to be used in a similar way to many hard lights that are then diffused, plus it has the added benefit of being useable on talent even without diffusion where necessary.
“The exceptional output of the Gemini 1×1 Hard is possible because of our advanced
lensing technology,” said Michael Herbert, product manager, Litepanels.
“We tightly lens individual red, green, blue, tungsten and daylight LEDs to ensure that every bit of light emitted from each LED is captured and delivered forward. This individual separation of LEDs also lets heat dissipate easily and allows more power to run through them for greater output.” He added, “No other RGBWW panel available produces as much light from such little power.”
Litepanels Gemini 1×1 Hard LED – Quick Features
- Super-powerful 1×1 LED panel
- Over 3,000 lux at 10ft/3m (Daylight) with a 46 degrees beam angle
- Ultra-light and domed diffusers included for softer light in an instant
- Extended white color temperature range from 2,700 to 10,000K
- Outstanding color accuracy, TLCI/CRI 98
- Full RGBWW gamut mixing
- Hue, Saturation and Intensity control (HSI)
- Full plus/minus green color correction
- Wired or wireless DMX & Bluetooth remote control options
- Lightweight: 13.2lbs / 6.0kg (including yoke and power supply)
- Pricing: $2,250 USD
- Pre-order at B&H Photo/Video
Full RGB Control, 11 Special FX, 300 Built-in Gels
The power of Gemini Hard, expands the creative potential of a 1×1 panel. With more power to command and control, users can choose a wider range of diffusion and creative light shaping tools, not possible with less powerful fixtures.
Combined with full RGB control of over 16 million colors, 300 gels and 11 customizable special effects, the powerful Gemini 1×1 Hard is Litepanels’ most versatile LED panel ever.
Ultra Light and Dome Diffusers
The new fixture also comes supplied with an Ultra Light Diffuser and a Domed Diffuser. The Ultra Light Diffuser clips into the front face of the panel and offers a low level of diffusion but softens and widens the beam.
The Domed Diffuser slides separately into the accessory rails (so both diffusers can be used at the same time) and is set around 5cm/2” from the LEDs. This softens the beam even further and homogenises the light across the front face.
The domed diffuser is designed to allow some light to pass through the sides of the diffuser, widening the beam angle up to around 100°, to create a light that effortlessly wraps around the subject and creates a single, soft shadow.
Medium and Heavy clip-in diffusers are also available if required.
46 Degree Beam Angle
Lensing the LEDs to a tighter beam angle than the 1×1 Soft concentrates the light into a smaller area and significantly increases the intensity of the beam. 46 degrees is a standard used by the Litepanels Astra 6X and still creates a light useable on talent without diffusion.
Adding the domed diffuser will create a beautifully soft light with a wide beam angle for added wrap around subjects or consistent ambient lighting across an area, yet still with more power than the Gemini 1×1 Soft.
How to get even more output from the Gemini 1×1 Hard?
Yes, users can arrange the light in a dual or quad array. Stacking panels together increases the output proportionally (2x for a dual, 4x for a quad).
With a quad array you’ll get 12,000 lux @10ft/3m (5,600K). That rig will run off 8x Anton/Bauer Dionic 26V 240Wh batteries for over 2 hours at full blast and weigh only about 50 lb / 23 kg (+27 lb / 12 kg with batteries and brackets).
That’s a huge output, from a relatively lightweight, battery powered rig that can be disassembled into four 1×1 panels when needed.
Gemini 1×1 Hard Technical Specifications
- Dimensions: 12.6 x 12.6 x 4.3” / 320 x 320 x 110mm
- CRI / TLCI: CRI: 98, TLCI: 98
- Beam Angle (no diffuser): 46 degrees
- Beam Angle (Domed Diffuser): 100 degrees
- Mount: TVMP, Standard Yoke
- Voltage Range: 100-240VAC, 13-33VDC
- Low End Dimming: From 0.1%
- Weight: 13.25 lb / 6.0 kg
Check out the behind the scenes of the Gemini 1×1 Hard promo:
Gemini 1×1 Hard is ready to start working right out of the box, with no assembly required. Ultra Light and Domed diffusers are supplied as standard with the fixture.
DMX, Wireless DMX and Bluetooth Remote Control Options
In addition to its onboard controls, Gemini Hard offers a broad range of control options, including DMX, RDM, wireless DMX, and Bluetooth for easy integration into any existing lighting setup.
Just like other Gemini fixtures, Gemini Hard delivers consistently accurate, flicker-free performance at any frame rate, shutter angle, or intensity with ultra-smooth dimming from 100 percent to .1 percent.
Pricing and Availability
Gemini 1×1 Hard is available to buy now priced from $2,250 at Litepanels authorized
retailers. You can pre-order the Gemini 1×1 Hard over at B&H Photo here.
For full specs and more info head over to https://www.litepanels.com