ARRI came to IBC with its biggest and brightest LED to date, the SkyPanel S360-C, designed for filling large areas with fully tuneable soft light from 2,800 K to 10,000 K.
With a light aperture measuring 1280mm x 870mm (50.4 in. x 34.4 in.), the S360-C’s surface area is roughly six times that of the original S60, first introduced at NAB 2015. It throws light over longer distances than the smaller lights with a 105-degree beam angle.
Rated at more than 120,000 lumens, the 1,500-watt S360-C is said by ARRI to be twice as bright as a 4,000-watt tungsten soft light and more than three times as bright as a 12,000-watt tungsten space light. Like the other SkyPanels, the S360-C supports four different interchangeable diffusion panels, including an intensifier that increases brightness by 50 percent.
ARRI said the lighting effects enabled by v3.0 of its SkyPanel firmware are more impressive coming out of the more massive S360-C, which is certainly believable. They include fire, cop car, lighting, passing clouds, and other options.
ARRI said the S360-C is the first SkyPanel to support control over wireless DMX via a linked LumenRadio transmitter, along with the typical wired DMX, RDM, Art-Net, sACN, 5-Pin XLR and Ethernet options.