Building on the success of the original LiteMat, with its thin ultra lightweight housing, soft and colour-correct Hybrid (bi-color) output, and convenient mounting options, the S2 LiteMat takes things to the next level.
“By far the number one request from existing LiteMat users was a widened Kelvin temperature range and increased brightness,” said Al DeMayo, President and Chief Executive Officer for LiteGear. “We’ve achieved both of those objectives with the new S2 along with the added bonus of 96 CRI.”
LiteGear spent months working on the new Cinema emitters, or CineMitters™, specifically for improving the light output and colour quality of the LiteMat family. The end result was a Hybrid fixture with a lower CCT (correlated colour temperature) of 2600 degrees Kelvin allowing for candlelight or deep-tungsten, and 6000 degrees Kelvin on the other side of the spectrum. Byproducts of this investment in colour science included a higher CRI, an increase in lumen output and improved overall efficiency.
S2 LiteMat is nearly 40 percent brighter than the original LiteMat and draws absolutely no additional power. Not only does this make for an incredible lumen to weight ratio, but it also means S2 LiteMat remains compatible with all of the existing LiteDimmers, LitePower power supplies and cables already on the market.
Often this kind of advancement in colour temperature, CRI, and lumen output costs a small fortune, but the S2 LiteMat remains one of the most affordable, professional cinema lighting fixtures available. And while the new S2 includes many new features, it does not include an increase in price over previous LiteMats.