The ARRI L7-C Color LED Fresnel is part of is at the vanguard of a new generation of lighting equipment that can be seamlessly integrated into the studio or onto the set without sacrificing features or performance. The key characteristic of any Fresnel is flood-to-spot capability, and the L7-C meets and exceeds expectations with an impressive beam angle of 15-50°. There’s simply no learning curve or accommodation to be made when swapping out L7s fixtures for fixtures with standard Fresnels. In fact, you’re not going to be moving them around or juggling scrims in high places thanks to the 100 – 0% on-board dimming.
The L7-C is a “fully tune-able” white light source, too, allowing you to match existing fixtures from a warm 2,700°K to ice-blue 10,000°K. The onboard controller allows manual intensity control as well as color temperature and +/- green. Specific color shades and skin tones can be matched through the full gamut color mixing feature. All of the functions can be controlled via DMX, an ideal feature for broadcast studios. And the L7-C will be seen but not heard, thanks to its dead-quiet passive cooling system. While inclement weather might annoy the talent, it won’t kill your light since L7-C has an IP54 rating making it impervious to falling rain and splashing water.
The L7-C LED source produces the equivalent of a 750W tungsten light while drawing only 220W for a savings of a whopping 75% over similar output tungsten lights. And low heat means lower AC bills in the studio. You can actually run 9 L7s off of a 20A, 110V outlet as opposed to two 1,000W or three 650W standard fixtures. When it comes to performance and features, the L7-C might just be the perfect light source.