The new LED Fresnel spotlights from Lupo deliver unrivalled levels of power, quality, efficiency and control in a unique lightweight compact lamp housing.
Fresnel lenses have been at the heart of the best spotlights for decades. The dimpled surface on the back of the lens delivers a delicate soft edge. Other lens systems claim a more accurate beam pattern but none create the beauty of fresnels. Lensed lights are here to stay.
The Lupo LED lights have the same beautiful fresnel lenses with a flood/spot control and high quality build construction as the Lupo HMI family of Fresnel spotlights. The daylight balanced (5600°K) light produced is from an array of power LEDs. The LEDs have instant restrike capability and are fully dimmable from 0-100%. The high colour rendering index of this latest generation of LEDs makes them perfect for photographers and videographers alike.
“These Lupo LED luminaires perform extremely well. Their TLCI* scores run from 92 right up to 98, and 98’s the best score I’ve seen from any LED source.” Alan Roberts, January 2015
Both the new Lupo DayLED fresnel spotlights side by side. The 1000 on the left is ⅔ of a stop more powerful than the very capable LED 650 on the right.
These LED spotlights are DMX (remote) controllable making them the ideal choice for video and theatre productions. They are silent and flicker free up to and above 12,000 frames per second. You will also never have to think about changing the bulbs as the LEDs have an expected life span of more than 50,000 hrs. This makes these lights much more cost-effective than other continuous lighting options.
The difference in case size of the two luminaries is small but significant. The cases of Lupo Fresnel spotlights are made from a carbon fibre reinforced polymer giving them super strength and lightness.
Due to their very low power consumption LED lamps are much more suited to run on battery power making them a great choice for wedding, portrait or commercial photographers.
The soft edged spot of light is from the DayLED 1000 on the left. Both lamps have a standard 16mm socket to attach to lighting stands or rigs. They will fit on all lighting stands with a universal 16mm spigot including those from Bowens, Elinchrom, Calumet, Manfrotto, Lastolite, Arri, Matthews and Lowel.
The Lupo LED 1000 spotlight comes with barn doors as standard. The doors have clips to allow gels or diffusion material to be easily attached. The barn doors can be used to shape the light or to flag unwanted spill light from areas of a scene. The lamps run cool, very cool. You can’t cook sausages on these lamp housings like you can with the tungsten equivalents.
The Lupo fresnel 1000 lens is 150mm diameter and the 650 lens is 120mm but the beam pattern is similar due to the increased LED size in the 1000 lamp. The 1000 lamp has a 90W LED and the 650 lamp has a 50w LED. The notation 1000 and 650 refers to the equivalent tungsten lamp for the same light output. Bear in mind these lamps are 5600k (daylight balanced).
This shot shows the layout of the rear of the DayLED 1000 lamp. As of August 2015 the lamp housings have been further improved but the layout remains the same. The lens has been set to partial flood mode showing a fine gradient from the lit to unlit area on my studio wall. The colour rendering index of the LED spotlights is superb. This latest generation of LEDs completely redefines the quality of light available from such devices.
The DayLED 1000 above has the same 50,000 hours run time as the Lupo LED 650. In essence that means this is a lamp for life. With no fragile bubbles or tungsten filaments this new rugged dependable technology is the future and it’s here right now.
There are three buttons on the digital control box. DMX/ Manual control switch, plus Power increase and power decrease buttons. This lamp is set at 12% and the colour temperature remains constant throughout the full range of dimming.
On the back of the 1000 lamp there is a convenient carrying handle. Below the handle from left to right there is the 14.8v DC input via a 4 pin XLR then there is a DMX control in socket via a 5 pin XLR and a DMX loop out via XLR. Below that is the mechanical Flood / Spot control knob. This drives the LED forwards and back inside the housing. All Lupo lamps are available from stock with optional pole operated yokes.
The Lupo LED 650 is a fabulous light. Smaller than its big brother the 1000 and still packing a punch. It is the perfect carry everywhere lamp.
On the back of the Lupolux DayLED 650 there are the same sockets and controls as the 1000 but in a slightly different arrangement. This lamp is a perfect lamp for video makers and photographers alike with its silent running and battery power options.
This portrait of Henri was lit with a Lupo LED 1000 as her key light and a Lupo LED 650 as the backlight. I used a Lupo 1000 through a gobo to light the grey paper background.
The LED continuous lighting solutions from Lupo are available for delivery right now. We ship them straight from the factory in Italy fitted with a UK plug and supplied with barn doors ready to go. Just plug and play. These lights would be great to light exhibition stands too and I expect some owners will rig them in their homes as ornaments. Because they not only look great they are fully dimmable, maintain a constant colour temperature and deliver beautiful light. Put some Hollywood glamour into your shoots with the LED fressies from Lupolux.
Please feel free to ask questions, request a demo or comment on how you would use these amazing new lights from Lupo. Contact the team at LovegroveShop.com on 01275 853204 today.