Litepanels has announced a brighter Lykos+ bicolour LED panel
Litepanels has today announced their new Lykos+ Mini LED panel. They describe it as a broadcast-quality bicolour light with 40% more light output than the previous generation, claiming over 2,000 lux (@3ft) of accurate white light at any colour temp from 3200K up to 5600K. It incorporates the lensing tech from its larger 1×1 Astra siblings, with a CRI of 96, but weighing a mere 1lb.
If the weight and the “Mini LED” descriptor hadn’t given it away, it’s a small and compact light, designed for use in remote locations or in tight spaces. They say it offers up to two hours of operation off a Sony NP-F style battery (presumably an NP-F970), and comes either on its own or in a kit including three lights, stands, filters, softboxes and Pelican case.
The Lykos+ uses the same chassis as the original Lykos, but offers 40% more output using the Astra LED technology to maximise lumens per watt output. They say that the new softbox for the Lykos+ is also softer, larger and easier to fit saving time during setup and teardown with soft uniform shadows when in use. A diffusion gel is included to help further combine the LEDs into a single source of light.
|CRI 96 / TLCI 96
|5600K: 2148 lux at 3ft/1m
3200K 1908 lux at 3ft/1m
|Cold shoe & female 1/4-20″
|Bluetooth module (not included)
|Anton/Bauer NPF / Sony L / D-Tap cable / QRC Plate
|AC Adapter (9v DC)
The new Litepanels Lykos+ is available to pre-order now for $451.25 on its own, or for $2,090 for the 3-light kit including three Manfrotto 5001B Nano light stands, softboxes, and other bits inside a Pelican 1510 flight case (which is classed as a carry on for most airlines). There’s no word yet on exactly when they’ll ship, but for now you can find out more on the Litepanels website.
John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.