Litepanels Gemini 1×1 Soft RGB LED Light

The LitePanels Gemini 1×1 Soft RGB LED Light Panel, complete with a Standard Yoke and US Power Cord, stands out for its dependable stability, robust aluminum construction, adaptable features, and precise control. Measuring 12.6 x 12.6 x 4.6 inches, this RGBWW light panel offers a variety of lighting modes such as CCT, Hue, Saturation, Gel Presets, and special effects. The CCT mode includes six factory presets ranging from 2700 to 10,000K, along with six user-customizable presets and an adjustable green/magenta balance. The HSI Color mode enables detailed adjustments of hue, saturation, and intensity. Gel mode offers a selection of filmmaker-favorite filters, and the effects mode provides nine unique effects.

The panel’s color accuracy is exceptional, with a CRI/TLCI rating of 97 in daylight and 94 in tungsten, ensuring true-to-life color reproduction. It also features smooth dimming capabilities from 100 to 0.1% without any flicker or color shift, with all settings easily accessible on its rear LCD screen.

Control is versatile: adjustments can be made directly on the unit or via a console through built-in DMX, with options for wireless DMX or Bluetooth control through an additional module. The Gemini is globally compatible, operating on a 100 to 240 VAC power supply, and can also be battery-powered.

Conveniently, multiple Gemini panels can be stacked or ganged together, and connected in a Master/Slave configuration, allowing one master unit to control others. This model includes a standard yoke and a US power cable. In comparison to the Gemini 2×1, the 1×1 model offers 60% of the output with a 95° beam angle and a 157° field angle.

The light supports various modes: CCT mode for bi-color operation with green/magenta adjustment, full color control in HSI mode, a selection of gels in Gel mode, and diverse effects like TV simulation and strobe in Effects Mode. It operates flicker-free at any frame rate or shutter angle, and efficiently uses energy, drawing only 200W.

User and factory presets are programmable, and the unit supports Master/Slave mode for synchronized control of multiple lights. Optional Bluetooth and wireless DMX modules enhance remote control capabilities. The fixture’s firmware supports quick selection of popular DMX modes and extended range control via Bluetooth.

Power is flexible, with AC/DC options and a 3-pin XLR for battery power. The fan, which is remarkably quiet, can be disabled to reduce output to 50% for silent operation. The light’s aluminum core ensures durability, and it features a junior pin yoke for easy mounting, an LCD screen for status display, and rails for barndoors or honeycomb accessories.

Additionally, the Gemini 1×1’s design incorporates several user-friendly features for enhanced functionality and ease of use:

1. Firmware Updates: The light panel is equipped with firmware that can be updated to include new DMX Fast Select Modes. These updates make it straightforward to select and use popular DMX modes directly from the main menu, enhancing the user experience and offering more intuitive control. The firmware updates also include new features like extended CCT range control via Bluetooth, improved fan control in different modes, and the Apollo Mode which allows seamless pairing and control through the Apollo WDMX bridge.

2. Power and Output Management: The Gemini 1×1 is designed to operate efficiently with various power sources. When powered by a single 14.4 VDC battery, the fixture can achieve 90% brightness, ensuring continuous operation even in remote locations. For full 100% output, it can be powered using two batteries or the included power supply, making it highly adaptable to different shooting environments.

3. Advanced Cooling System: The light panel features an advanced fan and cooling system. The fan, known for its quiet operation, is set to be on by default to maintain optimal operating temperature. However, users have the option to disable the fan through the menu system, which is a useful feature for sound-sensitive environments, albeit with a reduction in the maximum output to 50%. Additionally, the fan modes can be adjusted to control when the fan activates, allowing for quieter operation during critical moments of filming.

4. Durable and Practical Design: The Gemini 1×1 is built with a core of aluminum, providing maximum durability and stability, which is essential for rigorous use in various production environments. The yoke with a junior pin ensures easy mounting and precise positioning of the light panel. Moreover, the LCD screen on the unit displays vital settings and the current status of the light, making it easy for users to monitor and adjust settings quickly. The light also features accessory rails for attaching barn doors or honeycomb modifiers, adding to its versatility in shaping and directing the light.

In summary, the LitePanels Gemini 1×1 Soft RGB LED Light Panel is a highly adaptable, efficient, and user-friendly lighting solution, designed to meet the demanding needs of professional filmmakers and photographers. Its combination of robust construction, advanced features, and flexible control options make it an ideal choice for a wide range of lighting applications.