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.

The S360-C, second from left, is ARRI’s largest SkyPanel to date by a sizable margin.

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.

ARRI SkyPanel S360-C: