Diva-Lite 21 LED DMX
Kino Flo’s newly redesigned Diva-Lite 21 is another addition to the Diva-lite family and continues to be our most
popular Interview and small studio fixture. Introduced in April at NAB 2018, its new form factor fits into a smaller travel case
to save space for location work. It also provides a smaller profile for studios that have low ceilings. The Diva-Lite 21 comes as center mount with a carry handle or yoke mount option. Both versions feature four corner bumpers that can be used to hang from rope or wire. A honeycomb Louver (90° or 60°) is held in place with Velcro and gives direction to the light or can be easily removed to give broad coverage over the set. For those that like the plastic fixture shell, Diva-Lite 20 is also available.
The Diva-Lite 21’s “All in One” design includes standard DMX in/out ports for cable as well as wireless DMX connectivity
(Lumen Radio®). Additional specifications include universal AC voltage input 100-240vac (1.25 Amps at 120vac) as well as a
3-Pin XLR for 24vdc operation (6.25A).
Kino Flo’s Diva-lite 21 LED includes 5 menu options. The White menu features include Dimming, Kelvin and Green/Magenta control channels. Dimming range is from .02 to 100 percent without introducing any flicker and can be adjusted in coarse or
fine mode by pressing the control knob in/out. The Kelvin range is tunable from 2700K tungsten to 6500K daylight. The Green/Magenta control can be scaled from 0 to 100, where 25 = ¼ correction, 50 = ½ correction and 100 = full correction.
In the Gels/Hue menu, the Kelvin range is extended to 2500K Kelvin to 9900K daylight and a fourth channel is called Gel.
The Gel channel includes Kino Flo presets such as blue & green screen, sodium vapor, mercury vapor as well as over 100
well-known lighting gels. The gel function can be applied to any Kelvin temperature and by pushing the control knob
in/out, the gel will be applied or removed. A fifth channel called Hue Angle (Hue) and sixth channel Saturation (Sat)
are also included in the gel menu. These two channels behave similar to a traditional color wheel, where white light is in
the center and Hue Angle determines the color along a 360-degree range and Saturation determines how much color is applied. With the Hue Angle and Saturation it is possible to create over 2 million color combinations!
The RGB color menu gives individual control of red, green and blue LED’s. The RGB mode is a great way to work with apps with
predetermined RGB presets or color wheels. RGB menu is also a great feature to dial in specific gel RGB values or when controlling colors from a DMX desk.
The FX (Effects) menu introduced on June 1, 2018 provides access to popular effects such as Candle, Fire, TV, Police, Lightning, Paparazzi, Pulse and Scroll. When on the desired effect, there are several pre-sets as well as control parameters that can be altered. For example, in the Lightning effect there is a “Storm” and “Frankenstein” preset, but it is possible to change Rate to provide additional variation.
True Match® 4.0 Firmware update in September 2019 includes groundbreaking features: CIE xy, Camera Profiles LUTs and Color Space selection.
The CIE xy determines the color displayed by its X and Y space coordinates. For example, with a handheld color meter like the Sekonic C-800, users can obtain a CIE xy reading from any light source and input the CIE xy coordinates into the Kino Flo LED fixture to match colors closely.
Camera Profiles LUTs available for the following cinema cameras and more to follow: Panavsion DXL, Sony Venice, Arri Alexa, Panasonic Varicam. Kino Flo’s True Match® 4.0 firmware balances their LED lights to the cameras rather than the other way around. The Kino Flo designed tungsten and daylight LED emitters harmonize with the camera sensors even as the color temperature settings are adjusted.
The Color Space defines the RGB color space (white point and RGB primary colors) as a means of matching color points between manufacturing. Defining the color space takes the guesswork out of post-production workflow and color grading. Included in the 4.0 firmware are: rec 709/sRGB, P3 D65, rec 2020, and ESTA E1.54.