Panalux Allegra LED range provides enhanced versatility, color accuracy
LONDON, England (14 February, 2023) – Panalux, a leading rental provider of lighting and power solutions for the motion-picture industry and part of Panavision’s end-to-end service offerings for image makers, will showcase the versatile Panalux Allegra family of LED heads and controllers at the upcoming BSC Expo, 23-25 February, in the Panavision group stand (#222). Available in full-color and bi-color versions and a range of form factors, Panalux Allegra LED heads offer lightweight construction and a slim profile for easy rigging even in tight quarters and otherwise hard-to-reach applications.
“We’re thrilled to continue expanding our innovative proprietary LED solutions to meet our customers’ needs with the expertise of our in-house R&D and engineering teams,” said Panalux managing director Mark Furssedonn. “Since their introduction in 2020, our Panalux Sonara range of LED heads have been embraced by cinematographers and gaffers for their variable-white color accuracy, exceptional skin-tone rendering and ease of use on set. Now, the Panalux Allegra family further extends our trusted LED color-science and opens more creative avenues thanks to the heads’ exceptional color accuracy and lightweight design and the controllers’ versatile connectivity offerings.”
Available in 2:1, 2:2, 4:1 and 4:2 form factors, full-color Panalux Allegra C LED heads incorporate a new proprietary light engine that produces a broad-spectrum wide CCT range of 1600K to 20000K and enables extremely fine color-rendering across a gamut 77% wider than Rec 709. Panalux Allegra C’s unique eight-chip set includes five phosphors and three narrow-band RGB chips, improving skin-tone rendering, enabling gamut presets for Rec 709, Rec 2020 and ESTA 1.54, and allowing for a wide range of LEE Filters gel emulations with a broad spectral breadth or high level of saturation.
Bi-color Panalux Allegra LED heads offer tunable white-light output from 2700K to 6500K. The fixtures’ LED chip set delivers a consistent, broad and even spectrum with the highest level of accuracy, ensuring precise color-temperature control and natural skin-tone rendering. The bi-color heads are available in 2:2, 4:1 and 4:2 form factors.
Full-color Panalux Allegra C and bi-color Panalux Allegra heads operate in conjunction with the Panalux Allegra C DMX LED Control and Panalux Allegra DMX LED Control, respectively. Each control unit features an onboard power supply and a simple, intuitive, fully featured user interface with the same menu structure that was developed for the Panalux Sonara range, providing familiarity and ease of use, with all essential information on the screen at all times. Powered by universal AC or DC from 19-36V, each unit can control a number of head combinations via local control on the unit, wired DMX, or wireless DMX using the LumenRadio protocol.
All Panalux Allegra LED heads feature a wide 120° beam angle, high CRI, TLCI and SSI, 0-100% dimming, flicker-free performance tested to 5,000 fps, and minimal power draw. Additionally, all form factors feature omni-mount, corner-eye and D-ring mounting points as well as hook-and-loop edges for quick and easy rigging. Available accessories include black skirt, louvers and a variety of diffusion options. All kits come packaged with the head and textiles in a soft case and the control unit and mounting accessories in a protective hard case.
“The Panalux Allegra family have been conceived with our customers’ needs top of mind, delivering incredible color fidelity, spectral breadth and white quality with a wide range of gel emulations and tints,” said Dave Amphlett, technical director for Panalux. “Panalux Allegra was conceived as the natural progression from the Flexlight LED range we introduced in 2015, providing an even more versatile and flexible solution that’s quick to deploy in any number of scenarios. Both the full-color and bi-color versions deliver the accurate, reliable and repeatable performance and robust construction that cinematographers and gaffers rely on from Panalux’s color-precise lighting solutions, with the low power draw they expect from modern LED sources.”