Bowens’s electronic news gathering light, the Limelite Pixel, has hit the market. Initially shown off to us at Focus On Imaging 2013, the Pixel is a focusable halogen lamp designed for “a wide range of photographic & video lighting applications.”
There’s no fancy power-saving, cool-running LED technology to be found here. Instead you’ve got a quartz-halogen bulb drawing 300 watts (dimmable 1–100%) and putting out light at a colour temperature of 3200K. Daylight-balanced colour correction is available with an optional glass filter. You can also get 150-watt bulbs if you need. The bulb can move relative to the surrounding reflector, providing adjustment of the beam angle from 90° to 115°.
Other accessories include a set of barndoors and a glass diffusion filter. Powered from the mains, the Limelite Pixel has a dimmer knob and a “soft start” switch to extend the life of your bulbs.
On its own, a Pixel will set you back £280, and should make a serviceable on-camera video light for journalism, interviews and documentary work. Limelite also sells a three-light kit, priced £1,254, which includes a triplet of Pixels, stands, a carrying case and barndoors.
Visit the Limelite web site for more information.