Upper Saddle River, NJ—Manfrotto announced the launch of the Lykos portable light collection with the latest LED technology (Surface Mount technology). Manfrotto is a global manufacturer of photo, video and lighting support products and accessories.
Powered by Litepanels, Lykos LED panels come in two versions: Daylight and Bi-Color. Designed for high illuminance in a compact size, they are geared for photographers/videographers who need a lightweight light source.
Capable of 1600 lux at daylight color temperature, Lykos Daylight is centered at 5600K. Lykos Bi-Color is capable to 1500 lux at daylight color temperature and 1300 tungsten. It offers the ability to change color temperature from warm white (3000K) to cold white (5600K). A color LCD display on the back of the unit allows monitoring of the functions. Lykos LED lights can be operated by L-type Li-ion batteries or by mains through the included AC adapter.
All Lykos units are also Bluetooth-ready. In addition, an optional Bluetooth dongle permits remote control through an iPhone app or via the Digital Director app. Controllable functions are on/off switch, dimming 0%–100%, color temperature regulation, groupings, and also recall of previously stored scene settings.
Each Lykos includes a ball head, gel filter set and also plugs for different countries. Additionally, Manfrotto offers the Lykos soft box, an optional accessory to be used in combination with Lykos LED panels to create soft lighting and soften shadows in the images. It can be set up in seconds without any tools and the diffuser film is specifically designed for LED Lighting, reducing the light output by 1 to 3 f/stops.
Lykos LED Lighting Pricing
Lykos LED panels and accessories from Manfrotto Distribution are available for the following suggested retail prices: Daylight LED, $449.99; Bi-Color LED, $514.99; Lykos Bluetooth dongle, $99.99; and Lykos soft box, $49.99. manfrotto.us