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Litepanels Announces the Brick Bi-Color On-Camera LED and Brick One Light Kit

LitepanelsCHATSWORTH, Calif. (September 1, 2015) – Litepanels, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of LED lighting for the broadcast and production industries, is excited to announce the launch of their new Brick and Brick One Light Kit. Now more robust, the Brick Bi-Color provides the perfect on-camera solution for on-the-go ENG cameramen, especially for those in wet conditions.

Building on the legacy of the revolutionary MiniPlus, the new Brick Bi-Color’s high CRI and TLCI surface mount LEDs with custom-designed optics provide superior color reproduction that delivers accurate color temperature adjustability. These tightly binned LEDs also produce a light output that is up to four times brighter than the original MiniPlus, resulting in a longer throw that effectively allows the Brick to illuminate a larger area. By having a comparable luminance output of 100W, it offers up to 1060 LUX (98 Footcandles) at 5ft (1.5M) while only drawing 16.5W.

The Brick can also adapt to any situation by providing both daylight and tungsten lighting. And with its ultra-smooth dimming from 0-100%, it is not only flicker free at any frame rate or shutter angle, but the Brick also has no noticeable color shift throughout its entire range.

Alan Ipakchian, product marketing manager for Litepanels, commented on the advancements behind Brick, “Incorporating the Brick with the latest in LED technology led to extremely positive preliminary feedback. Just like the MiniPlus, the Brick is designed to be a versatile on-camera LED, so I am eager to see what creative uses cameramen find for this product.”

With an IP 65 rating, the Litepanels Brick offers an innovative passive cooling system and a dust tight design with water protection, providing excellent durability in harsh weather. For ultimate convenience, Litepanels has also included a 3ft (0.9m) Power Tap cable to connect the Brick to cameras that support D-Tap connections.

The Brick One Light Kit consists of a half white diffusion gel, a Manfrotto 244 Micro articulating arm, a 6ft (1.8 m) international power supply, a 60° Honeycomb frame, a soft diffusion frame, and a waterproof hard case with custom foam for safe transportation. Optional accessories for the Brick include an Anton/Bauer QRG-LG plate and an Anton/Bauer Power Tap extension.

The Brick Bi-Color and Brick One Light Kit is available at the end of October and will be on display with other Litepanels LED lighting products at IBC, booth 11.E55.

 About Litepanels
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 fixtures can pay for themselves with power savings and long life, setting a new standard in professional lighting. More information can be found at www.Litepanels.com.

About Vitec Videocom
Vitec Videocom, the Broadcast Division of The Vitec Group plc, brings together some of the most respected, innovative and sought-after brands in the industry: Anton/Bauer, Autocue, Autoscript, Bexel, Camera Corps, Litepanels, OConnor, Paralinx, Sachtler, SmallHD, Teradek, The Camera Store, Vinten and Vinten Radamec. It acts as an endorsing brand for these market-leading broadcast, film and pro video products, encouraging multi-brand system sales and simplifying the way that customers worldwide do business.

Vitec is a global provider of premium branded products and services to the Broadcast and Photographic markets. Vitec is based on strong, well-known, premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely.

Vitec Videocom – advancing the quality and science of media production. More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com.