Ikan has announced a new rangeÂ of LED panels using edge-lighting technology. The Piatto series come in a number of different shapes and sizes and promise to generate a smooth, even output.
Unlike traditional LED panels, which consist of a matrix of diodes creating lots of little shadows, edge-lit LEDs have a line of diodes around the border facing inwards, the light then diffused and reflected forwards to create one contiguous light source.
â€œI never would have guessed that the Piattoâ€™s would work this well while designing them,â€ said Barry Garcia, Ikan product manager. â€œThe finished lights exceeded all of my expectations and have created a greater response and reaction than any other light I have ever released.â€
The Piatto lights come in round and rectangular shapes and various sizes:
- Piatto PL60 – round with 6-inch diameter
- Piatto PL90 – round with 9-inch diameter
- Piatto PL74 – rectangular 7 by 4 inches
- Piatto PL103 – rectangular 10 by 3 inches
Each one is about an inch thick and offers a high colour rendering index (CRI) of 95, with 5600K daylight-balanced output. They are dimmable and accept Canon, Panasonic or Sony lithium camera batteries.
The Ikan Piatto series are available to buy now from B&H Photo and Adorama, with prices ranging from $249 for the PL74Â to $379 for the PL90. For more information and a list of international dealers, visit the Ikan Corp web site.