(Lake Mary, Florida--June 4, 2012) Digital Juice® announced today that it is releasing the Helios 3-Point Lighting Kit, a portable lighting system that features three powerful tungsten Fresnel lights which combine to produce 1600 watts of smooth-focusing, bright and even illumination. The quality and lightweight construction of the Helios 300 and Helios 650 lights as well as the heavy-duty wheeled carry case make this the ideal on-the-go kit, containing everything you need to get up and running with a complete lighting setup in minutes.
Key to the Helios 3-Point Lighting Kit are the three Fresnel lights. Fresnel lenses are designed with concentric ripples that are visible on the front of the light. These concentric rings, along with the slightly dimpled surface on the inside of the lens, help produce soft even illumination across the light's beam with smooth transitions from the hot spot to the unlit zone. Compared to conventional bulkier lenses, the Fresnel lens is much thinner, larger, flatter and captures more oblique light from a light source.
“The Helios Fresnel series is ideal for use where compact, lightweight tungsten spotlights are required,” says Viv Beason, President of Digital Juice. “They are the perfect solution in small studios where ceiling height is an issue or for carrying with you to shoot on location. The light's compact aluminum construction maximizes body strength while maintaining a light weight which is ideal for a portable kit.” Despite their small size, the short focal length lens on these lights provides a wider lighting angle, offering more light output and a better distribution of light over the full beam area. The Fresnel lens is designed to gather as much light as possible and aim it through the lens to produce a soft, even field of light. A worm-gear driven focus mechanism lets you alter the light from a tight spot to a broad flood with the twist of one knob.
The Helios 3-Point Lighting Kit consists of a rugged padded wheeled case, one Helios 300 and two Helios 650 tungsten Fresnel lights, plus essential accessories for each light in the form of 4-leaf barndoors, 8’ light stands, bulbs and a bonus Helios Scrim Kit with industry-standard single and double wire scrims for each light in the kit. “The included 4-leaf barndoors, along with the single and double wire scrims for each light, allow you to alter the shape and intensity of the light output from your Helios lights,” says Beason. “The heat-resistant, rotatable barndoors attach easily to the front of the light and the four leaves can be adjusted to shape light so that it hits only the desired areas of a set. Wire scrims cut down on the intensity of the light - double scrims cutting the light intensity by double the amount of the single scrim.”
The Helios 3-Point Lighting Kit is a perfect complete lighting solution for shooting on location in tight spaces. The three lights provide more than enough illumination for a typical talking head situation and moving and altering the amount and quality of light thrown on your subject is simple with the included scrims, barndoors and adjustable light stands included in the kit.
- 1 300W Helios 300 Compact Tungsten Fresnel Light (11' cord with inline switch & dimmer)
- 2 650W Helios 650 Compact Tungsten Fresnel Lights (11' cord with inline switch)
- 3 8' Light Stands
- 1 Small 4-Leaf Barndoor Accessory
- 2 Large 4-Leaf Barndoor Accessories
- 1 Heavy-Duty Padded Wheeled Deluxe Carry Case
- 2 650W Lamp Bulbs, 1 300W Lamp Bulb
- Helios Scrim Kit with one 5" Full Single Wire Scrim, one 5" Full Double Wire Scrim, two 6 5/8" Full Single Wire Scrims, two 6 5/8" Full Double Wire Scrims and one zippered Helios Scrim Kit Wallet
Pricing & Availability
- Rating: Helios 300: 300 Watts, Helios 650: 650 Watts
- Lamp Socket: GY9.5
- Lens: Helios 300: 3.2" (80 mm) Fresnel, Helios 650: 4.3" Fresnel
- Reflector: Spherical specular aluminum
- Mounting: 5/8" (16 mm) stand mount
- Yoke: Attaches to any 5/8" (16 mm) stud
- Cable: 11' (3.4 m) cable with inline switch (Helios 650) or inline switch & dimmer (Helios 300)
- Focusing: Worm-gear driven
- Light Stands: 8'
- Weights: Helios 3-Point Lighting Kit - 57.8 lbs (26.2kg), Carry Case (Empty) - 19 lbs (8.6kg), Light Stand (x3) - 5.6 lbs (2.5kg), Sm Barndoor (x1) - 1 lb (.45kg), Lg Barndoor (x2) - 1.2 lbs (.54kg), Helios 300 - 4.4 lbs (2.0 kg), Helios 650 - 6.5 lbs (2.9 kg), Helios Scrim Kit (with scrims) - 1.2 lbs (.54kg)
- Dimensions: Helios 3-Point Lighting Kit in Carry Case: 41 x 14 x 12" (104 x 35.6 x 30.5 cm)
The new Digital Juice Helios 3-Point Light Kit can be ordered through Digital Juice's online store (http://www.digitaljuice.com). The Helios 3-Point Light Kit retails for $1,495 but can be purchased in special promotions for as much as 20% off. The compatible Helios Scrim Kit can be purchased separately for $99.95 or, for a limited time, as a bundled promotion with the Helios 3-Point Light Kit. Check the website for details on specials.
About Digital Juice®
Digital Juice® is the world-leader in royalty-free broadcast animation content for video, motion graphics and multimedia professionals. Digital Juice® products are in use in nearly every major studio, broadcast, and cable station including NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, HBO, CNBC, Fox News, and countless high profile television shows such as American Idol and the Grammy Awards. The company provides royalty-free animations, music, stock footage, organic film effects, graphical fonts, layered Photoshop® illustrations, After Effects® project files, plug-ins and production gear to a wide variety of video, motion graphics, print and web enthusiasts. The company is known for its extremely high quality and innovative content as well as for its aggressive and affordable pricing.