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Panalux Releases Power i-Series, Sonara 3:2

The company’s latest products exemplify its commitment to environmentally conscious solutions for the motion-picture industry.

ASC Staff

The company's latest products exemplify its commitment to environmentally conscious solutions for the motion-picture industry.

Panalux has introduced the Power i-Series range of portable lithium-ion battery arrays, providing eco-conscious all-electric power for a variety of on- and near-set applications. Additionally, the company has expanded the Panalux Sonara range of variable-white soft-light LED fixtures with the new Panalux Sonara 3:2. 

At launch, the Panalux Power i-Series comprises the i2 and i4 240V portable power units, providing instant, silent, emission-free power in virtually any location. The units’ compact form factor makes them unobtrusive in studio and location environments, and all-terrain wheels and an IP55 rating make them equally suitable for remote locations.  

The i2, with a capacity of 5kWh and a maximum load of 2kW, is ideally suited to powering work lights, monitors, laptops, tablets and phones, whereas the i4, with a capacity of 10kWh and a maximum load of 4kW, can handle devices such as tea urns, media servers and film lights. Each unit can be used as a standalone power source or, when connected to a mains outlet, as an uninterruptible power supply, providing protection against interruptions to the primary power source. 

The i2 and i4 feature a 32A inlet for charging or use as a UPS, along with 16A, 13A and USB outputs to allow a variety of devices to be connected without the need for adapters or stage boxes. All inputs and outputs are RCD protected. Both units also incorporate an LCD display indicating power consumption and battery level.

“We’ve developed the Panalux Power i-Series to be the perfect complement for any type of project,” says Dave Amphlett, technical director for Panalux. “The advanced lithium-ion battery arrays in the i2 and i4 allow crews to mitigate their diesel-generator running hours, which, in turn, significantly reduces the emission of nitrogen oxides and particulates and helps to eliminate noise pollution.”

The Panalux Power i-Series joins the Panalux Power h40 hybrid generator in the company’s expanding line of eco-conscious power solutions. Panalux Power’s all-electric i-Series and hybrid h-Series provide a wide range of environmental benefits without compromising output or reliability. 

The Panalux Sonara 3:2 incorporates the same LED light engine found in the Sonara 4:4 into a smaller (3'x2'), lighter form factor.

Like the Sonara 4:4, the Sonara 3:2 delivers soft, wraparound, color-accurate white light with a CCT range of 1,600-20,000K and a built-in library of select Lee Filters gel emulations. All Panalux Sonara fixtures offer 0-100% dimming, flicker-free performance tested to 10,000 fps, full connectivity options (including native LumenRadio CRMX) and a range of control modes that can be easily navigated via detachable controller and intuitive user interface. 

“Our R&D team is in constant dialogue with the crews we service, feeding their input directly into the development of our groundbreaking proprietary products,” says Panalux Managing Director Mark Furssedonn. “We were the first lighting company to introduce a high-capacity hybrid generator for motion-picture production, and with the Panalux Power i-Series we’re taking further steps toward realizing a sustainable future for our industry. Likewise, the Panalux Sonara range combines energy-efficient LED technology with cutting-edge features that open new avenues for creative expression. These new offerings exemplify Panalux’s commitment to providing our customers with innovative and forward-looking solutions to meet their lighting and power needs.”

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