Kino Flo KIT-DL21XU (DL21XU, KIT_DL21XU, KIT/DL21XU, KITDL21XU) Diva-Lite 21 LED DMX Center Mount Kit with Travel Case
Kino Flo's newly redesigned Diva-Lite 21 is another addition to the Diva-lite family and continues to be our most popular Interview and small studio fixture. Introduced in April at NAB 2018, its new form factor fits into smaller travel case to save space for location work. It also provides a smaller profile for studios that have low ceilings. A honeycomb Louver (90% or 60%) is held in place with hook and loop fastner and gives direction to the light or easily removed to give broad coverage over the set. For those that like the plastic fixture shell, Diva-Lite 20 is also available.
The Diva-Lite 21's "All in One" design includes standard DMX in/out ports for cable as well as wireless DMX connectivity (Lumen Radio) (include registration trademark for Lumen Radio). Additional specifications include universal AC voltage input 100-240vac (1.25 Amps at 120vac) as well as a 3-Pin XLR for 24vdc operation (6.25A).
Kino Flo's Diva-lite 21 LED include 4 menu options, one white, two color and FX menu. The White menu features include Dimming, Kelvin and Green/Magenta control channels. Dimming range is from .02 to 100 percent without introduction any flicker and can be adjusted in coarse or fine mode by pressing the control knob in/out. The Kelvin range is tunable from 2700K tungsten to 6500K daylight. The Green/Magenta control can be scaled from 0 to 100, where 25 = 1/4 correction, 50 = 1/2 correction and 100 = full correction.
In the Gels/Hue menu, the Kelvin range is extended to 2500K Kelvin to 9900K daylight and a fourth channel is called Gel. The Gel channel includes Kino Flo presets such as blue & green screen, sodium vapor, mercury vapor as well as over 100 well-known lighting gels. The gel function can be applied to any Kelvin temperature and by pushing the control knob in/out, the gel will be applied or removed. A fifth channel called Hue Angle (Hue) and sixth channel Saturation (Sat) are also included in the gel menu.
These two channels behave similar to a traditional color wheel, where white light is in the center and Hue Angle determines the color along a 360-degree range and Saturation determines how much color is applied. With the Hue Angle and Saturation it is possible to create over 2 million color combinations ! The RGB color menu gives individual control of red, green and blue LED's. The RGB mode is a great way to work with apps with predetermined RGB presets or color wheels. RGB menu is also a great feature to dial in specific gel RGB values or when controlling colors from a DMX desk.
The FX (Effects) menu introduced on June 1, 2018 provides access to popular effects such as Candle, Fire, TV, Police, Lightning, Paparazzi, Pulse and Scroll. When on the desired effect, there are several pre-sets as well as control parameters that can be altered. For example, in the Lightning effect there is a "Storm" and "Frankenstein" preset, but it is possible to change Rate to provide additional variation.
Diva-Lite LED Advantages
The Diva-Lite LED DMX operates on universal AC power or battery power and needs only 1.25A at 120VAC or 6.25A at 24VDC (Diva-Lite 21 LED). The Diva-Lite LED's cost savings from low energy and long LED life continues Kino Flo's reputation as an environmentally friendly lighting company.
Long LED Life
LED's are well known as being energy efficient, lasting for thousands of hours. While Kino Flo's Diva-Lite LED also has a long LED life, the Diva-Lite LED's unique design will maintain its color-correct color temperature.
True Match Color-Correct
As with all Kino Flo products, the Diva-Lite LED has been specially formulated to match the spectral distribution curves of today's HD film and video equipment. The Diva-Lite LED has a high color rendering index of CRI 95. Even while dimming, the fixture is flicker-free and without color shift.
Heat Management Design
For Kino Flo, heat management is a critical design element of fixture design. The physical heat or buildup heat within the LED fixture will directly influence the color temperature, lumen performance and life of an LED. The Diva-Lite LED's unique design operates coolly, consumes very low energy (1.25A, 120VAC) and is properly ventilated to maintain a stable color temperature. A well maintained temperature extends the lumen maintenance, color temperature and life of an LED.
Cost savings cover a broad range of concerns:
• Lower energy costs
• Less heat so lower air conditioning expenses
Energy Savings Calculations
With the push for reducing fossil fuel consumption, TV studios are looking at cooler more efficient lighting systems to reduce the costs and save energy. Part of this process involves generating energy values to determine savings. One of the most important values is Btu/kWh.
The Center Mount has a ball and socket design with a lock down knob. To orient the fixture, loosen the knob, position the fixture, then lock down the knob.
Mounted on a Stand
At the other end of the Center Mount is a baby receiver (16mm) that can go directly onto a light stand.
The clamshell case (KAS-DL21-C) is recommended for transport in small vehicles or local production trucks. It holds one Diva-Lite 21 LED, a reverse stand and a spare louver.
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