The Arri L7-C LED Fresnel is a new generation of lighting fixtures that heralds the seamless integration of LED technology into established working practices within the film, television and event industries. This fixture was everything we have come to expect from ARRI, it is accurate, it is solid, and lets face it, it looks good!
The Arri L7-C incorporates Fresnel lens characteristics such as continuous focusability from spot to flood and a smooth, homogenous light field. Unlike many LED lights where the individual diodes can be seen are focused into one singular light beam of light . This helps the L7-C avoid highlight issues and uneven lighting often associated with LED lighting systems. The L7-C is compatible with RDX and DMX through the onboard ballast, This means it can integrate into nearly every common lighting control system.
L stands for LED, 7 for the 7” Fresnel-like lens, and C for it’s color correcting feature. This fixture functions just as any other Fresnel with Flood-to-spot focusing but without the Lumen loss normally associated with Focusing a Fresnel light fixture. The L7-C Features variable correlated color temperature from 2800 to 10,000 Kelvin and has fully adjustable intensity, Hue, and Saturation control with a CRI of 95. The adjustments are made simply and accurately with small dials, all their own digital display. The L7-C can even assist with Green screen situation by having a +/- green Dial with allows the lighting designers to use a magenta hue to effectively counter Green spill from chromakey backgrounds in order to avoid contaminating the subject with Green color.
The L7-C can be mounted on a Stirrup or a yoke. This is by far our most popular light at our rental department with several weekly rentals. The power and Accuracy of this light has continually astounded those who have had the opportunity to work with them. And because of the Adjustable Hues and plus or minus green makes this work very well with other lights. Our experiences while filming the overview with the light is that is was extremely simple to use, stayed relatively cool, and provided extremely accurate color temperatures plus the ability to adjust temperature. We highly suggest giving this light a try if you are looking for a versatile low draw fresnel from a name that you trust.