Next-generation LED panel delivers precision color control and flicker-free light in a highly portable new form
- Correlated Color Temperature (CCT) Mode, for bicolor (daylight to tungsten) with +/- green adjustment
- Color Mode, offering hue saturation and intensity (HSI) control for full color and saturation control
- Gel Mode, providing the ability to dial up a variety of popular gels
Gemini offers flexible remote control through DMX (5-pin XLR or RJ45), Wireless DMX (both using standard 512 protocol), or Bluetooth, an industry first. Gemini can be remotely controlled using the Litepanels SmartLite or SmartLite Director apps for Apple devices.
Recent independent testing demonstrated that Gemini delivers outstanding photometric performance, measuring TLCI/CRI levels of 97 in daylight and 99 in tungsten. This means that lighting professionals can reliably achieve exceptional color and realistic skin tones — ultimately eliminating the need for color correction and saving postproduction time and money.
With its on-board power supply, Gemini is significantly lighter than competing panels that require an external ballast. Without the need for external power components, the panel is significantly more agile, allowing it to be transported easily and rigged rapidly with fewer cable connections. Gemini panels can also run from battery power (3-pin XLR 28 VDC), or power can be daisy-chained from other devices using an industry-standard powerCON connection.
“The color quality of the Litepanels Gemini allows me to precisely match existing tungsten lighting sources in a variety of applications, especially when dimming. I can dim all the way to zero, which is incredible,” said award-winning cinematographer Andrew Dunn, BSC. “My gaffer, Jose Ruiz, and I find rigging the Gemini incredibly easy. Its output compared to its weight makes it even more extraordinary, giving us on-set versatility that is a tremendous time-saver.”
Dunn added, “Gemini works well as a bounce, and it’s soft enough to be used as a fill for our talent. For one particular film, we were able to use Gemini to bring out the inner beauty of our leading ladies and make them feel (and know) that they were being lit in the best possible light. Plus, the ability to dial in a range of unique colors and smash them into a background so easily brought depth, texture, and interest to the scene."
Like all Litepanels products, Gemini is complemented by a full line of light-shaping accessories, such as honeycomb grids and barn doors, to offer users extra creative lighting control. By the end of this year, Litepanels will release a mounting hardware kit that will enable customers to stack multiple Gemini panels either vertically or horizontally.