Panalux Sonara 4:4 – Variable White 4×4′ Fixture with 5,000 Lux Output

February 8th, 2020 Jump to Comment Section

Panalux Sonara 4:4 is a new 4×4′ light fixture with variable white light output between 1,750K and 20,000K with advanced green/magenta control. Light output is 5,000 Lux at 3 meters with high TLCI of 96+. It is dimmable from 0 to 100% and can be controlled via DMX or detachable controller. Panalux Sonara also offers built-in library of select LEE Filters gels. It will be available in April through Panalux for rent only.

Panalux Sonara 4:4 Light. Image credit: cinema5D

Panalux is a part of Panavision. They offer mostly lighting rental equipment and associated facilities. Their head office is located in London, United Kingdom. Further, they have offices in the Czech Republic, France, and South Africa. Panalux recently announced a new large 4×4′ light fixture called Sonara. During BSC Expo 2020 in London, Nino talked with Dave from Panalux about this new light.

Panalux Sonara 4:4

Panalux Sonara is a 4×4′ light fixture which offers variable white light output between 1,750K and 20,000K. It is aimed at cinematographers who are looking for large white light sources. Light output is 5,000 Lux at 3 meters with high TLCI of 96+. The light spill can be controlled by a detachable grid. The light is dimmable from 0% to 100% with a 0.1% accuracy.

Panalux Sonara 4:4 Light. Image credit: cinema5D

The fixture can be remotely controlled with the detachable controller. It offers native wireless DMX, ArtNet or industry-standard DMX512. Multiple lights can also be daisy-chained with either DMX connection or by setting up Master and Slave units. It is also possible to combine more of these lights together in one giant light source via M12 bolts in each corner of every fixture.

Included as standard with every kit is a custom-designed softbox with tailored diffusion textiles, including quarter, half, and full grid cloth, as well as super soft magic cloth and a Snapgrid fabric egg-crate. The light is flicker-free, which has been tested to 5,000fps. It also offers built-in LEE Filters Gel library.

Panalux Sonara 4:4 Light. Image credit: cinema5D

Panalux Sonara 4:4 Specifications

  • Light Aperture (mm): 1196 x 1196
  • CCT Range: 1750K – 20000K
  • Beam Angle: 120°
  • Protection Rating: IP20
  • Mounting: Stirrup with 28mm Spigot / M12 Fixings
  • Power Supply Input: 110-240V 50/60Hz
  • Power Input Connector: Neutrik powerCON TRUE1
  • Control: Local / DMX / Artnet / CRMX
  • Wireless Control: Lumenradio CRMX Native
  • Cased Dimensions: 1564 x 1760 x 666
  • Weight: 39kg (without Stirrup)
  • Dimensions (mm): 1248 x 1248 x 135
  • Power Draw: 1,500W
  • Lux @ 3M (3200K): 5,000
  • Lux @ 3M (5600K): 5,000
  • TLCI: 95.5
  • CRI: 96.3
  • SSI: 82

Panalux Sonara 4:4 Light Photometrics. Source: Panalux

Availability for Renting

The Panalux Sonara 4:4 will be available in April 2020. The light fixture cannot be purchased – it will be offered for rent directly through Panalux. The day-rate has not been disclosed yet.

What do you think of Panalux Sonara 4:4 light fixture? Do you use large fixtures on your film sets? Let us know in the comments underneath the article.

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