KL Panel XL: Full-Colour-Spectrum LED Soft Light with Muscle and Multi-Zone Control Inbox

Broadcast designers of all types have been turning to Elation’s colour temperature-adjustable KL Panel for high-quality soft light illumination since it first hit the market in 2020. Quickly adopted as an ideal full-colour-spectrum LED soft light, a new XL version of the broadcast-quality luminaire is now available that extends the size of the original while emitting nearly twice the power and offering multi-zone control for dynamic effects. 

Broadcast environments require bright and highly variable lighting of very high quality for key-, fill- and backlight. The new KL Panel XL LED soft light delivers with superior output, precise colour temperature control, full-spectrum colour rendering and an even wash coverage. Optimised for the tunable white light requirements of film and television, it is an ideal soft light source for many situations requiring outstanding performance and colour quality.         

Beautiful soft white or full-colour washes

Using a highly-efficient 544W RGBW+ Lime + Cyan LED Array, the KL Panel XL produces beautifully soft white or full-colour washes up to 44,000 field lumens at a 100° half-peak angle. Colour reproduction is extremely accurate both to the eye and to the camera with a CRI of 95 while colour temperature is easily adjustable from 2,000 to 10,000K for a wide choice of variable colour or white shade projections. Additional colour tuning is possible through a green-shift adjustment and virtual gel library to more precisely match the white balance for the camera. 

Multi-zone control

The KL Panel XL’s LED array includes multi-zone control for dynamic colour access, visually interesting eye-candy and realistic reproduction of effects like fire, lightning, emergency vehicle flashes or a variety of strobe effects.

Other useful design features

Besides its wide spectrum of chromatic options, this dynamic soft light luminaire includes other useful design features like smooth 16-bit dimming and selectable dimming curve modes for programming ease, as well as a high-speed electronic shutter and strobe. Measuring 30.1 in/763.8 mm (L) x 12.05 in/306mm (H), a 4×2-section control option provides additional creative capabilities for colour effects and visual impact. A diffuser is included for even softer projections as are adjustable and removable 8-leaf barn doors that allow for customised shaping of the beam and less light spill.

Fully optimised for broadcast

Virtually silent, the KL Panel XL is fully optimised for broadcast and film environments with 900-25000Hz LED refresh rate adjustment for flicker free operation. Compact and portable, it can be mounted on a stand or suspended using any standard clamp or the included Junior pin adapter. A rugged housing with impact-resistant surrounds and base plate ensure that the fixture can handle rough handling on today’s fast-paced sets.

Power and control options

The KL Panel XL is fully self-contained without the need for an external power supply and offers power pass 

through for easy linking of multiple units. The fixture can be powered remotely through its integrated four-pin XLR 24-36 VDC battery input (battery not included). Professional control options include DMX/RDM, Art-NET and sACN. It can also be controlled manually for stand-alone use using the included encoders and OLED display, providing instant control of intensity, colour temperature, green shift and other settings. The display and encoders are conveniently positioned on the bottom of the fixture to ensure easy access while the fixture is mounted on a stand. The integration of Elation’s E-FLY wireless DMX system allows for even more flexibility of use.

The KL Panel XL is energy efficient for such a bright soft light, consuming 544W of max power, and offers other benefits of LED like greater reliability, a long LED life rating and less maintenance for a lower cost of ownership.