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Litepanels, a Vitec Group brand, was founded in 2001 by five professional gaffers and engineers who saw the future and pioneered LED (light emitting diode) lighting for motion pictures, television, and the audio-visual industry. Their Emmy® award-winning technology has now been used on thousands of productions worldwide and is trusted by the world's leading broadcast organizations. Litepanels continues to expand its suite of flicker-free, color accurate, fully dimmable soft lights that talent and lighting directors admire. These environmentally friendly panels can pay for themselves with power savings and long life, setting a new standard in professional lighting. More information can be found at Litepanels.com.

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Starwest Studios Partners With Litepanels For Cutting-Edge Dance Broadcast Facility
Starwest Studios Partners With Litepanels For Cutting-Edge Dance Broadcast Facility
Broad Array of Litepanels LED Solutions Light the Way for Industry's First Combination Dance Studio/Broadcast Production Facility
Starwest Studios, an all-new broadcast production and dance facility in Burbank, California, is also an outstanding showcase studio for Litepanels® LED lighting solutions. An array of almost 50 lights from Litepanels' Gemini, Astra, and Sola, product families provide reliable, flicker-free lighting for a wide variety of television broadcast and online streaming dance productions.
published 1 year ago   read more
Litepanels Powers New Fullscreen Studios To Do More with Less
Litepanels Powers New Fullscreen Studios To Do More with Less
More unique working sets. Less space. Less power.
Whether its space or budget, more studios are being asked to find creative ways to offer higher production values with less. This was the challenge that Los Angeles-based Fullscreen Studios faced when designing their new production facility.
published 3 years ago   read more
Litepanels Announces 48-Hour Astra E Flash Sale
Litepanels Announces 48-Hour Astra E Flash Sale
Special Pre-Holiday sale will run November 9th – 10th or while supplies last
Litepanels, a premier provider of LED lighting for the broadcast, film, and production industries and a Vitec Group brand, is excited to announce an unprecedented pre-holiday sale for the celebrated Astra E Daylight LED panels. For just 48 hours, customers in North America will receive a 30% discount on Litepanels Astra E Daylight LED panels beginning November 9th and ending November 10th, or while supplies last.
published 3 years ago   read more
Litepanels Expands Their Line-Up With The Lykos Bi-Color Flight Kit
Litepanels Expands Their Line-Up With The Lykos Bi-Color Flight KitLitepanels, a premier provider of LED lighting for the broadcast, film, and production industries and a Vitec Videocom brand, is excited to introduce the Lykos Bi-Color Flight Kit – an all-in-one solution perfect for any traveling cinematographer, video producer, or lighting professional.
published 3 years ago   read more
Litepanels Partners with Barbizon Lighting for Exclusive Set of Free Master Classes
Litepanels Partners with Barbizon Lighting for Exclusive Set of Free Master ClassesLitepanels®, an innovator in LED lighting solutions for the film, photographic and broadcast industries and a Vitec Videocom brand, is pleased to offer an exclusive set of Master Classes hosted in partnership with Barbizon Lighting Company. The Master Classes will be led by renowned lighting expert and Litepanels co-founder, Pat Grosswendt, and provide hands-on training and instruction on the latest lighting technology and techniques.
published 3 years ago   read more
Litepanels' New Astra Soft Bi-Color Earns Rave Reviews From Industry Professionals
Litepanels' New Astra Soft Bi-Color Earns Rave Reviews From Industry Professionals
CINE GEAR 2016, BOOTH 64/65 BROADCAST ASIA, BOOTH 4D6-10
Litepanels®, an innovator in LED lighting solutions for the film, photographic and broadcast industries, a Vitec Videocom brand, and part of Vitec Group, plc, has received fantastic responses from industry professionals about the new Astra Soft Bi-Color LED panel. With a new diffused lens, the one-square-foot Astra Soft provides a soft light alternative to the original Astra 1x1 Bi-Color, mirroring the effect of a softbox in a compact, portable design. The reaction to these new lights has been overwhelmingly positive from key industry insiders.
published 3 years ago   read more
Litepanels Launches new Astra Soft Bi-Color LED Panel on February 22
Litepanels Launches new Astra Soft Bi-Color LED Panel on February 22
LITEPANELS REVEALS ITS NEW ASTRA 1X1 SOFT BI-COLOR PANEL Company Raises the Bar with Next Generation LED Panel Series
Litepanels®, a Vitec Group brand and innovator in LED lighting solutions for the film, photographic and broadcast industries, is pleased to introduce the Astra Soft Bi-Color LED panel. With a new diffused lens, the one square foot Astra Soft Bi-Color provides a soft light alternative to the original Astra 1x1 Bi-Color LED panel and mimics the effect of a softbox in a compact, portable design. Response from key industry insiders to the new light has been enthusiastic.
published 4 years ago   read more
Sportsbeams™ Brings LED Broadcast Lighting Advantages to Sports
Sportsbeams™ Brings LED Broadcast Lighting Advantages to SportsSportsbeams™ introduces new Stadium LED 1200 Lights. Designed by members of the Emmy® award-winning team that revolutionized broadcast lighting, Sportsbeams brings the benefits of proprietary broadcast quality LED lighting to sports venues including: reliability, safety, quality of light, energy savings, compact form factor, and instant on/off. This new technology is made for stadiums and arenas doing relights—replacing existing legacy metal halide fixtures, and new venues requiring ground-up installations.
published 4 years ago   read more
Doc Ajay Johnson Discovers Litepanels, Anton/Bauer and Sacthler are Tuff-N-Uff
Doc Ajay Johnson Discovers Litepanels, Anton/Bauer and Sacthler are Tuff-N-UffCinematographer Doc Ajay Johnson recently covered Tuff-N-Uff: The Future Stars of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) 20th Anniversary. The event, which took place at the Thomas and Mack center in Las Vegas, NV, featured six championship contests, as well as the finals of Tuff-N-Uff women’s strawweight tournament. Armed with a Sony F5, Johnson carefully selected the appropriate accompanying gear to capture a full night of action-packed amateur MMA fights.
published 5 years ago   read more
Videomakers at 2014 VidCon to Receive Behind-the-Scenes Insight on Production Gear for Content Creation
Anton/Bauer, Litepanels, Sachtler, and Teradek—all Vitec Group brands—will support the independent, online videomaking community at the 5th Annual VidCon, which takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., from June 26-28. As a sponsor of the conference, content creators at the show will receive insight into the innovative tools available from these brands, which help them get the shots they need to capture the eyeballs of “Generation Like.”
published 5 years ago   read more
Litepanels Introduces ASTRA 1x1 Bi-Color Fixture
Litepanels Introduces ASTRA 1x1 Bi-Color Fixture
Company Raises the Bar with Next Generation LED Panel Series
Litepanels®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of LED lighting for the broadcast and production industries, is introducing its new ASTRA 1x1 Bi-Color panel at Cine Gear Expo (Booth 64) in Los Angeles on June 6-7. Building on the legacy of the company’s original 1x1 fixture, which revolutionized the lighting industry, the ASTRA 1x1 sets a new standard for the form and function of professional LED panels. Following the Litepanels tradition of a one square foot form factor, the ASTRA 1x1 Bi-Color offers a light output that is up to four times brighter than the company’s traditional 1x1 Bi-Color fixture, high CRI (Color Rendering Index), and user-selectable active or passive cooling modes.
published 5 years ago   read more
Videocom Presents an All-Star Line Up of Filmmakers and Production Professionals at NAB 2014
Live from the Videocom Stage (Booth #C6025) at NAB, the leading creative users of Videocom brands and products, including Anton Bauer, Autoscript, Litepanels, OConnor, Sachtler, Vinten, Vinten Radamec, will offer invaluable insights and share real world experiences.
published 5 years ago   read more
Litepanels Unveils Powerful Sola 9 and Inca 9 at NAB 2014
Litepanels Unveils Powerful Sola 9 and Inca 9 at NAB 2014
New 9” LED Fresnels Combine High Powered Illumination Output with Energy Efficiencies and Cost Savings
Litepanels®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of LED lighting for the broadcast and production industries, will debut the Sola 9 (daylight balanced) and Inca 9 (tungsten balanced) LED Fresnels at NAB 2014. Following last year’s breakthrough launch of the Sola 12 and Inca 12, the new 9” fixtures fill a market demand for medium-sized LED Fresnels. Litepanels’ industry leading collection of LED Fresnels now covers the complete range needed to deliver a full LED solution for broadcast studios, episodic television, and feature film production.
published 5 years ago   read more
Litepanels Launches New Hilio Series at 2014 NAB
Hilio D12 and T12 Redefine the Power of LED Illumination
Litepanels®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of LED lighting for the broadcast and production industries, will premiere its new Hilio D12 (daylight balanced) and Hilio T12 (tungsten balanced) high light output panels at NAB 2014. The innovative panels provide the light quality, versatility and intensity of an open source fixture, while offering all of the benefits of Litepanels’ proprietary LED fixture design.
published 5 years ago   read more
Litepanels Offers New Sola 4 Traveler Kit
Litepanels Offers New Sola 4 Traveler Kit
Complete LED Fresnel Lighting Kit and Upgraded 1x1 LS Traveler Kits Now Available
Litepanels®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of LED lighting for the broadcast and production industries, has announced the release of its new Sola 4 Traveler Kit™. Designed specifically to accommodate the needs of shooters and productions on the go, the Sola 4 Traveler Kit includes three Sola 4 LED Fresnel fixtures in a rugged, ergonomically designed, trolley-style hard case.
published 6 years ago   read more
Litepanels Announces Opening of Expanded Headquarters
New Facility Supports Business Growth for LED Lighting Leader
Litepanels®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of LED lighting for the broadcast and production industries, has opened the doors of its new facility in Chatsworth, Calif. Significantly larger than the company’s previous headquarters, Litepanels made the move to a bigger footprint to support the growing demand for their proprietary LED technology in the production and broadcast communities.
published 6 years ago   read more
Litepanels Freefall for Douglas Spotted Eagle’s Cell Phone Spot
Litepanels Freefall for Douglas Spotted Eagle’s Cell Phone SpotWhen Emmy, Grammy, Peabody (and more) Award winning musician Douglas Spotted Eagle isn’t making music, he’s up in the air, literally, as an aerial camera operator. One of his most recent aerial shoots for a global cell phone manufacturer entailed an unusual lighting challenge; a unit that would work during a free fall. His choice: Litepanels Sola ENG and MicroPro LED lights.
published 6 years ago   read more
Mayers Chooses Litepanels LEDs for ABC Comedy “Mixology”
Mayers Chooses Litepanels LEDs for ABC Comedy “Mixology”Cinematographer Michael Mayers’ assignment for the new ABC half-hour single camera comedy “Mixology” is to create a rich dramatic look with an immediacy and upbeat approach to his photography. “Because this is comedy, and there is a lot of improvisation, I try to cross-shoot with our two ARRI Alexa cameras which carry either Angenieux Optimo or Fujinon Cabrio lenses, whenever I can,” says Mayers. “That way, all the actors in the scene are ‘on’ at the same time and we don’t have to go back to shoot the other side of the coverage and lose the spontaneity of the moment. Of course, that approach really ups the ante on my lighting. And, that’s where Litepanels LEDs are key to my getting the shots.”
published 6 years ago   read more
Tight Spaces and Fast Moves Not a Problem for Yaque Silva-Doyle Thanks to Litepanels® and Sachtler
Tight Spaces and Fast Moves Not a Problem for Yaque Silva-Doyle Thanks to Litepanels® and SachtlerRecently, Yaque Silva-Doyle’s company, Dos Rios Films LA, was hired to shoot video plates in-between a major stills set-up for an AT&T winter holiday shoot. “We knew our set-up time was limited and we would be shooting in spaces that were already pre-lit,” he says. “We had to move quickly, and add additional fill to complement the lighting set up, mirroring the strobe contrast for the stills shoot.” That’s where Silva-Doyle’s Sachtler Ace L tripod carrying a Canon 5d Mark III, a 24-70mm lens, and two Litepanels® 1x1 LED lights came in.
published 6 years ago   read more
Litepanels Sola-Inca 12 Roadshow 2013
Litepanels Sola-Inca 12 Roadshow 2013Litepanels, the pioneering developer for LED lighting for the professional film and video marketplace, kicks off its seven-stop Sola and Inca 12™ Roadshow on November 1 with a first stop at Canada’s Whites Digital Sales and Sevice in Burnaby, BC.
published 6 years ago   read more
Litepanels Takes on the Wilds of Colorado for Horror Flick
Litepanels Takes on the Wilds of Colorado for Horror FlickFor writer/producer/director Robert Palmer, the idea behind "I Am Alone," starring Gareth David Lloyd, began as a simple horror film video diary, but as the story developed, Palmer and partner Michael A. Weiss realized that the concept behind this project would allow them to push the boundaries of both reality TV and horror films. A mention in “Entertainment Weekly” discussing their Kickstarter campaign gave them a boost, a promotion party in Montrose, Colorado gave them visibility – and they raised the modest budget they required. Going in, however, they knew their package had to be minimal, not only because of budget but also due to the hard to get to locations in the wilds of Colorado. That’s where Litepanels Sola 4 and Inca 6 LEDs came in.
published 6 years ago   read more
Litepanels® Sola ENGs Change How Petramale Shoots Commercials
Litepanels® Sola ENGs Change How Petramale Shoots CommercialsWhen Camrin Petramale won a coveted honor at this year’s Local 600, Cinematographer’s Guild Emerging Cinematographers Awards, one of the perks he received is a set of Litepanels Sola ENG™ lights. “It was an honor to present Camrin with the Sola ENGs as part of this year’s ECA Awards. We are happy to be able to provide new tools for today’s up and coming cinematographers,” says Chris Marchitelli, VP of Global Marketing for Litepanels.”
published 6 years ago   read more
Litepanels Sola ENG Flight Kit Makes its On-Screen Debut on A Taste of New York
Litepanels Sola ENG Flight Kit Makes its On-Screen Debut on A Taste of New YorkEvery Wednesday night at 7pm on Time Warner Cable, A Taste of New York airs for a refined New York audience. One of the weekly segments appearing on A Taste of New York is Tools of the Trade, an inside look with show director/filmmaker Aton Maiti, who shares some of his favorite industry tricks and secrets with the audience. Recently, a Tools of the Trade segment featured the Litepanels Sola ENG Flight Kit™ and the advantages of these LED lighting fixtures.
published 6 years ago   read more
Litepanels Traveler Trio Plus Kit™ on the Road for Cinequest Picture the Possibilities
Litepanels Traveler Trio Plus Kit™ on the Road for Cinequest Picture the PossibilitiesFor this year’s Cinequest Picture the Possibilities (PTP) youth empowerment program, PTP Coordinator Marcela Villegas Castañón chose the Litepanels 1x1 LS Traveler Trio Plus Kit™ to go on the road to diverse locations to help light the various youth production projects.
published 6 years ago   read more
Sachtler, Litepanels & Petrol Bags Help DP Kinsky Lens All Female Feature
Sachtler, Litepanels & Petrol Bags Help DP Kinsky Lens All Female FeatureCinematographer Danna Kinsky had 13 days to capture the feature-length story of Ally, a high-profile magazine editor who begins to re-evaluate her life and her world after she proposed an article badmouthing bus segregation in Orthodox Jewish communities. To help realize her vision, Kinsky chose camera support from Sachtler, LED lighting from Litepanels, and equipment carriers from Petrol Bags.
published 6 years ago   read more
Litepanels Go Thru Fire and Smoke for Wiegand on "Chicago Fire"
Litepanels Go Thru Fire and Smoke for Wiegand on "Chicago Fire"Most of the fire seen in the hit series "Chicago Fire" is real, if only occasionally supplemented by added flames in post VFX. To capture the intensity of this high action drama, cinematographer Lisa Wiegand relies on Litepanels Bi-Color 1x1s color adjustment capability and the durable MiniPlus, which she lovingly refers to as “bricks”.
published 6 years ago   read more
"Wilfred" Becomes First Series to Use New Litepanels Sola 12
"Wilfred" Becomes First Series to Use New Litepanels Sola 12It is important for gaffer Tom Pugh to have the best lighting he can get for the quirky FX series, "Wilfred," about a manic depressive man who sees his neighbor’s dog as a man in a dog suit. When Pugh saw the new Litepanels Sola 12 Fresnels, he immediately added the LED fixture to his lighting package.
published 6 years ago   read more
High Output LED Field Lighting Solution by Litepanels and Anton/Bauer
High Output LED Field Lighting Solution by Litepanels and Anton/BauerLitepanels is pleased to announce the Hilio™/HC Field Lighting Package. This package is designed to provide the Hilio’s high output daylight balanced illumination with a convenient and portable DC power system from Anton/Bauer for ultimate mobility. Portable and high output, this field lighting solution kicks off with special pricing of 30% off when purchased through authorized dealers.
published 6 years ago   read more
Litepanels a Constant for Director/DP Michael Slovis, ASC on Breaking Bad
Litepanels a Constant for Director/DP Michael Slovis, ASC on Breaking BadWhen Director/DP Michael Slovis, ASC prepped for the final eight episodes of "Breaking Bad," creator Vince Gillian, Sony and AMC, as well as the entire cast and crew threw their full support behind him. This series, which has been nominated for 100-plus awards and won 43 — including three nominations for outstanding cinematography — was going to go out with a bang.
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Litepanels Helps Create European Approach to Emmy Nominated Series The Exes for Mooradian
Litepanels Helps Create European Approach to Emmy Nominated Series The Exes for MooradianGeorge Mooradian, ASC credits Litepanels® for helping him achieve what he calls a European approach in lighting for his Emmy nominated multi-camera series, The Exes. “The show is a real challenge,” he says. “It takes place in the narrow confines of Manhattan, New York. To create an urban cityscape with dark, cool shadows amid the building canyons, and to make it as real as possible in the multi-camera world, is a daily balance of shadow and light. I’m not going for a bright and colorful saturation of the reds and oranges but for more muted, cooler and grainier tones, with less fill light. It’s more single direction source and minimal, if any, augmentation. Litepanels LED lighting helps me achieve this.”
published 6 years ago   read more
Litepanels® New Croma Flight Kit™
Litepanels® New Croma Flight Kit™Litepanels® announces the release of the new Croma Flight Kit™. Based around the popular variable color temperature Litepanels Croma, this lightweight and compact kit is designed for today’s shooting environments. The Croma Flight Kit™ has a host of versatile power and mounting accessories, and offers room to spare for an additional lighting fixture or other items.
published 6 years ago   read more
Dos Reis Adds Litepanels For New Look on Necessary Roughness
Dos Reis Adds Litepanels For New Look on Necessary RoughnessWhen cinematographer Todd A. Dos Reis took over the USA Network series "Necessary Roughness," more than the storyline changed. He also made radical changes in the show’s look. And one of the key players in changing that look is Litepanels® portable, lightweight and low power LED lighting.
published 6 years ago   read more
CSUN Students Learn Lighting with Litepanels
CSUN Students Learn Lighting with LitepanelsThe students in the Cinema & Television Arts Department at California State University Northridge (CSUN) recently unpacked the newest addition to their lighting package, Litepanels Sola 6 Fresnel units. “They are a great addition to the lighting equipment we offer our students,” says cinematography department head Richard R. Ollis.
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Litepanels Sola ENG plays starring role in short," The Other Woman"
Litepanels Sola ENG plays starring role in short," The Other Woman"LED Fresnels from Litepanels’ revolutionary Sola ENG Flight Kit were used to light locations with restricted space on Farzana Trejani’s short film, "The Other Woman", a co-production between Mandala Films and Beyond Mirrors Ltd.
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Litepanels: A Creative and Speedy Essential for St. Onge on Shameless
Litepanels: A Creative and Speedy Essential for St. Onge on ShamelessFor gaffer David St. Onge, the lighting challenge on the Showtime series Shameless is to have the sets 75% ready to shoot when the company moves in. “Then we need to keep the lighting setup time down around 15 to 20 minutes,” says St. Onge. “We shoot with two cameras and between them we cover 180 to 250 degrees of the set, on just about every setup,” he explains. “That means all the lighting has to be attached to ceilings and walls to keep it out of the shot. Litepanels is constantly reinventing itself and upgrading its products. They are key to our speed and creativity.
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Mathers Makes the Most out of Litepanels for Indy Feature, 1000 to 1
Mathers Makes the Most out of Litepanels for Indy Feature, 1000 to 1When cinematographer and co-producer James Mathers signed on for 1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story he knew it would be a “labor of love”. Fortunately he had a great crew and terrific cast. His equipment had to be cost-effective and function flawlessly so to not hinder the tight shooting schedule. For lighting, he went with LED pioneers Litepanels.
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Litepanels® New LS Traveler LED Lighting Kits
Litepanels® New LS Traveler LED Lighting KitsLitepanels®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, announces new LS Series lighting kits, featuring the company’s new cost-effective lineup of LED lighting fixtures. The 1x1 panel fixtures that make up the kits provide soft, full spectrum illumination. Each kit comes with AC power supplies and light stands for each lighting fixture, as well as a rugged carrying case.
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Cadillac Photos Pop with Twenty-One Litepanels Hilios
Cadillac Photos Pop with Twenty-One Litepanels Hilios
Visit Litepanels at NAB 2013 in Booth C6425
Litepanels® high-output Hilio™ LED lighting fixtures proved to be the perfect solution for the new automobile photo booth at the Frank Kent Cadillac showroom and service complex in Fort Worth, Texas.
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Litepanels Goes To School
Litepanels Goes To School
Visit Litepanels at NAB 2013 in booth C6425.
The students of the Communications Studies program at Plattsburgh State University of New York in Plattsburgh, NY recently unpacked new high-end lighting destined for their upgraded production studio. The state-of-the-art lighting included the same Litepanels® LED fixtures that are used in professional broadcast and television studios worldwide. The lighting, which included the Sola 6™ focusable Fresnels and 1x1™ panel lights, were donated to the university by Litepanels.
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Litepanels Introduces a Variety of New LED Lighting Products at NAB
Litepanels Introduces a Variety of New LED Lighting Products at NABLitepanels®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, will debut a variety of new LED lighting products at the 2013 NAB Convention in booth number C6425.
published 7 years ago   read more
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