Kino Flo LVR-P490 (LVRP490, LVR P490, LVR/P490, lvr-p490) ParaBeam 410 Louver-Honeycomb, 90°
The ParaBeam has distinct advantages over conventional quartz softlights.
The sleek profile is well suited for a studio environment. The parabolic reflector design eliminates the necessity of adding intensifiers.
In small studios a narrow design also allows other fixtures to operate within close proximity. The fixture is not encumbered with long barndoors or intensifiers. The selection of the appropriate louver 90°, 60° or 45° is more efficient than barndoors.
Generally, fluorescents have a very broad soft light output. The light tends to drop off rapidly which means the units need to be positioned close to the subject they are lighting. The ParaBeam has a computer aided designed (CAD) parabolic reflector that was designed to maximize the light output at about 16 feet (5 meters). This achieves two things: it doubles the light output of the lamps and concentrates the light where the lighting director needs it most. Compared to the Diva-Lite, which uses the same four 55Watt compact lamps and the same ballast, the ParaBeam is twice as bright.
The 90° Louver concentrates the light and behaves much like a 24” barndoor.
The beam is slightly oval with a hot center. The light tapers off to a nice soft edge.