Used worldwide on a variety of productions, ARRI’s impressive stable of pro lights includes the modular, versatile Orbiter series, the SkyPanel line, the L-Series LED Fresnels, and the M-Series of HMIs. These made-in-Germany fixtures excel in uses including film and television production, live broadcast and theater use, photography, and the latest virtual reality applications.
With its modular design, the ARRI Orbiter fixture has the versatility to work as a soft light, a punchier Fresnel-type light, or a PAR fixture. Introduced in 2019, the Orbiter system has now been completely redesigned. Recent lamp head options include open face, dome, and softbox choices with projection and additional options in the pipeline. Orbiter luminaires are available as sets and as simple fixtures with separately available accessories. Shape and soften your Orbiter’s output using the variety of Open Face Optics, Chimeras, and Domes, available at B&H.
Spectra Light Engine
The Orbiter’s compact, six-color Spectra light engine provides highly accurate colors across a wide color gamut with higher color rendition across the entire CCT range of 2000 to 20,000K. Its unprecedented brightness level is achieved using more than 200 red, green, blue, amber, cyan, and lime LEDs that are arranged precisely across the color beam field.
To match your location sources accurately, the Orbiter incorporates a color sensor that reads the ambient color surrounding the fixture. After getting a reading you can daisy-chain your lead fixture to other Orbiters or use the X/Y coordinates on additional luminaires.
The Orbiter’s eight modes include a Color Sensor Mode—which enables you to replicate ambient light—CCT, RGBACL/RGBW, HSI, X/Y Coordinates, Source Matching, Gel Selection, and Effects.
The removable Orbiter Control Panel can be accessed at the fixture or quickly detached for comfortable handheld use with a 16.4 or 49.2' cable. Designed with a simplified menu structure, the control panel provides easy operation quickly.
Use the dual EtherCON ports with Art-Net 4, sACN, and TCP/IP support, the DMX input and output ports, or the built-in LumenRadio CRMX function to provide dynamic control and network operation for multiple Orbiter luminaires. A sync port enables you to sync the Orbiter with motion picture cameras for frame-accurate flashing.
The Orbiter’s changeable optics position it as a versatile solution for location shoots, studio lighting grids, live broadcast use, still photography, corporate productions, theater productions, and LED Volume walls.
Each modular optic for the Orbiter uses the QLM (Quick Lighting Mount) that, like a giant ARRI PL lens mount, features a twisting, locking mechanism that lets you attach an optic in seconds. This simple, tool-less design lets you easily transform the Orbiter with the features of a variety of lighting fixtures like a soft light, Fresnel, etc.
Go for a package like this Orbiter Combination Set if you want a tricked-out fixture with a controller, yoke, power cable, barndoors, and three lenses (15, 30, 60°).
Get gobo projections, spot lights, and precise shutter cuts using the Orbiter 25° and 35° Projection Optics. Orbiter projection optics create spots that are even and free of hot-spots and color aberration.
Seen glowing overhead from many a studio grid, the SkyPanel series of lights provide a bright, soft output. The fully tunable, ultra-bright SkyPanel “C” fixtures output light in a range from 2800-10,000K. Color rendition is excellent over the entire range and full +/- green correction is available with the twist of a knob.
The “RP” (remote phosphor) SkyPanel models offer more affordable 2700/3200/4300/5600/6500/10,000K color temperature and chroma green panel options.
SkyPanel options include the S60-C LED Softlight with Manual Yoke, which offers a 25.4" x 11.8" panel surface.
L-Series LED Fresnels
These 21st century versions of Fresnel fixtures combine the cooler mechanics of an LED light with the magnified power of traditional, concentric Fresnel lamp lenses. The L-Series of LED Fresnels include L5-C, L7-C, and L10-C LED Fresnel kits with variable 2800-10,000K color control.
When only an HMI will do, turn to ARRI’s Academy-Award-winning M-Series. Fixtures like the ARRIMAX 18/12 HMI Kit with Ballast will literally turn night into day as the sun starts to fade on your daylight exterior or add a very powerful punch of strategically placed light to your location. This range of lens-less fixtures blend the attributes of a PAR and a Fresnel to maximize light output.
True Blue HMIs
ARRI’s True Blue Daylight series comprises four compact, highly efficient daylight-balanced Fresnel fixtures. Perfect for a variety of locations, these modular lamp heads feature a corrosion and weather-resistant aluminum design.
The True Blue T Fresnelscollection of tungsten hard lights feature a tough yet lighter weight form with an improved cross-cooling system that can be used for both studio and location setups.
For more studio-centered work, the True Blue ST Fresnels provide high performance tungsten lighting with wide beam spreads designed to cover large areas in your stage or venue.
No matter your lighting needs for location, studio, or on-the-go capture, you’ll find a solution with ARRI’s portfolio of versatile pro fixtures.