SkyPanel X now offers native soft, native hard, and open-face lighting
Germany - ARRI has announced the launch of SkyPanel X, an all-weather LED luminaire and latest addition to the SkyPanel family.
Introduced as a modular system and configurable into different sizes, SkyPanel X now offers native soft, native hard, and open-face lighting.
ARRI’s SkyPanel X connects advanced LED technology with flexibility, broadening possibilities for diverse applications and all existing workflows, addressing the extensive needs of studios, rental houses, and corporate clients. With a variety of innovative features, SkyPanel X is tailored to the requirements and working dynamics of DPs, gaffers, console operators, lighting designers, and broadcast technicians, says ARRI.
SkyPanel X provides superior low-end dimming with flicker-free operation from 100 to zero percent for direct, close-distance key lighting. With a dynamic CCT range from 1,500 to 20,000 K, the luminaire can emulate the characteristics of sodium lamps or cloudy sunlight.
The RGBACL full-spectrum light engine features the best ARRI lighting colour science to date, enhancing skin tones and achieving deep colour reproduction. Eight pixel zones per LED panel meet the requirements of advanced console programming, visual effects, and virtual production environments.
Engineered for maximum endurance and reliability, SkyPanel X is fully protected from rain, storms, or high-pressure jet cleaning, certified with IP66 rating for all weather conditions. This dramatically reduces the maintenance procedures and extends the lamphead’s lifecycle. SkyPanel X offers wireless control, advanced networking possibilities, and integrated power supply.
SkyPanel X is configurable into different formats (landscape, square, vertical), capable of generating wide-aperture soft light, powerful hard light, or intense open-face light. Multiple units can be combined via the X Modular Yoke, featuring ARRI’s quick-lock system.
There are three front attachments available for SkyPanel X, which natively fit to one single unit: the X21 Dome for native soft light, the S60 Adapter for all existing SkyPanel accessories, and the HyPer Optic for native hard light.
SkyPanel X offers various possibilities for control and connectivity, including built-in wireless control, two Ethernet ports, LumenRadio CRMX2, and Bluetooth 5.0. The IP66 rating also applies to the all-weather Control Panel.
SkyPanel X is available in blue-silver and can be pre-ordered as single products or predefined kits. Additional colours and accessories will follow soon.

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