Italian lighting specialized manufacturer Lupo has just launched a new RGBWW on-camera LED fixture: the Lupo Kickasspanel Full Color. With a maximum output of 2100 lux at one meter, this compact fixture offers the same features as the bigger Actionpanel model: CCT mode from 2800K to 10.000K, RGB, HSI, special effects, presets, and so on. Let’s take a closer look at it!
If you’re new to Lupo fixtures, the company has been making lights since 1932 and focused on LED lights for 11 years now. We already reviewed their famous Lupo Actionpanel that you can watch here, and the bi-color Lupo 700 smartpanel on-camera light here. Today, the company launched the new Lupo Kickasspanel Full Color RGBWW light, a very bright on-camera LED light.
Lupo Kickasspanel Full Color – Features
The Lupo Kickasspanel Full Color is an RGBWW light, which uses red, green, blue, warm white, and cold white LEDs to produce light. Thanks to that technology, in CCT mode, the light can go from 2800K all the way up to 10.000K, with green/magenta adjustment.
According to Lupo, the maximum brightness of the Kickasspanel is 2100 Lux @ 1m, which is pretty impressive for a 180 x 120 x 45 mm that tips the scale at 530g/1.1lb. Of course, you can dim the light from 0 to 100%, and Lupo claims that the CRI is 96 and TLCI is 98, which is of course impressive but also pretty common these days.
If you want to push your creativity further, you can switch the light to various color modes, including RGB, HSI, special effects, and even program some presets.
You can power the Lupo Kickasspanel via its built-in Sony NP-F battery slot. The light also comes with a USB Type-C cable to juice it through a power bank, and you can purchase an optional D-Tap to barrel connector (5.5 x 2.1mm OD standard) cable if you want to run the light of a V-Mount/Gold Mount battery.
Lupo Kickasspanel Full Color – Ergonomics
The design of the Kickasspanel is pretty straightforward The light has three 1/4-20″ mounting points: one at the bottom, one on the left and right sides. On the right side, you’ll find the DC barrel power connector.
At the back of the light, you’ll find:
- Three dials to adjust the intensity, CCT/Hue, and GN/Sat/RGBW.
- One monochrome display that displays all the light’s settings, as well as a red status light.
- A USB Type-A port to update the firmware and power the fixture.
- Three navigation buttons to go through the menu.
- An On/Off switch.
The design is simple, yet it is straightforward to use and navigate without even looking at what you’re doing, which is crucial for an on-camera LED light.
Price and Availability
The Lupo Kickasspanel Full Color is now available to pre-order for $298.00. It comes with a ball head, a USB Type-C cable, and a diffuser.
For more information, please visit Lupo’s website here.
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