Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor


ARRI proudly introduces SkyPanel, a brand new line of LED fixtures. SkyPanel is a compact, ultra-bright and high-quality LED soft light that sets a new standard for the industry. With a design focused on form, color, beam field and output, SkyPanel represents the culmination of more than a decade of research and development of LED technology at ARRI.


The new ARRI SkyPanel is an exceptionally versatile LED soft light – compact, fully tuneable and delivering light of unsurpassed power and quality. Because different application areas call for different lighting needs, SkyPanel has been designed as a series of fixtures. The S60 is the mid-range model and the S30 is the smaller, more portable version. With SkyPanel, the sky is limitless…


SkyPanel ‘C’ (Color) versions have the ability to adjust the correlated color temperature anywhere between 2,800 K and 10,000 K, with excellent color rendition over the entire range. Full plus and minus green correction can be achieved with the simple turn of a knob, and in addition to CCT control, vivid color selection and saturation adjustment is also possible.


High output is usually not associated with a fully tuneable LED fixture, but with the SkyPanel ARRI has been able to accomplish both. SkyPanel has tremendous light output across the entire CCT range. Brighter than a 2 kW tungsten soft light or a 6 kW tungsten space light, the SkyPanel S60 has more than enough light for most applications. In some cases the fixture can even compete with natural sunlight; at the same time, it is able to perform beautifully at lower light levels.

ARRI SkyPanel Features film from ARRI on Vimeo.


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

One thought on “NAB News 2015…ARRI SkyPanel…Soft lighting – Redefined

  1. Lovely kit. But for those of us who don’t own large hire companies can I recommend the Aputure Amaran AL-HR672 CRI LED Video Light Panel.

    I’ve bought two from eBay for £149 delivered. (Make an offer) The CRI is over 95 on these, and you can really tell.

    Variable temp with a great looking tungsten end (at last). Nifty wifi operation. NP970 batteries included. Nice embroidered carry case. The mains supply will charge the batteries while it’s in use. Sadly it’s 15v only.

    Slightly brighter than a 400W fixture when at either end of the colour range. But with the temp set around 4200K you get almost double that.

    I rarely need to use it fully at either end of the colour range so I always get more out of it.

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