BB&S Area 48 Color LED RGBWW is now shipping

The BB&S Area 48 Color RGBWW is now transport. The gentle was first proven at IBC final yr in Amsterdam.

I’ve been a giant fan of the unique Area 48, which I purchased method again in 2013. Above you’ll be able to see my evaluate of the sunshine.

A testomony to how good the unique Area 48 was, is that BB&S haven’t made a alternative in nearly 6 years.

The authentic Area 48 put out 3290 lx at a distance of 1m when utilizing the 5600Okay distant phosphor panel. It additionally had an prolonged CRI (R1-R15) of 91.23. Both these figures had been exceptionally good for a light-weight that’s nearly 6 years previous!

BB&S Area 48 Color LED RGBWW is now shipping

The new Area 48 Color isn’t a alternative for the unique Area 48, it’s only a new addition to the lineup.

Key options

  • Claimed 97.5 CRI
  • 2500Okay to 10,000Okay
  • Draws 185 watts
  • 105º beam angle
  • RGB Black Fixture
  • plus/minus inexperienced, plus/minus magenta
  • Detachable Barndoors

The Area 48 Color encompasses a very related design to the unique Area 48, however with plenty of modifications underneath the chassis.


BB&S Area 48 Color LED RGBWW is now shipping

The Area 48 Color can produce saturated and tinted colours in addition to exact clear white gentle in each 2700°Okay and 5600°Okay. At 1.8K output, it matches the unique Area 48’s distant phosphor daylight and tungsten colour rendering at each ends of the spectrum (2500Okay to 10,000Okay). All whereas drawing solely 185W at full energy.

Weight & Size

The Area 48 Color measures in at 356mm / 13.97” huge, 275mm / 10.82” excessive, by 115mm / 4.53” deep, and weighs 5kg/ 11 kilos. The yoke is reversible for hanging or utilizing on stands.

Color Accuracy

Precision colour is a trademark of BB&S Lighting. To guarantee very accuprice colour rendition, BB&S makes use of RGB and each white LEDs (2700Okay and 5600Okay) which can be selectively binned to supply excellent rendition.

Soft Output Wide Dispersion

BB&S Area 48 Color LED RGBWW is now shipping

Like the Area 48 Studio and Soft, the Area 48 Color fixtures can present an output that BB&S claims are corresponding to a 1800W gentle gentle. Maximum output is on the market in 5600°Okay and 2700°Okay. They ship gentle gentle, with huge 105º dispersion and a claimed 97.5 TLCI.

Touchscreen Operation

An on-board touchscreen provides native management or customers can carry out ON/OFF and colour/white tweaking through DMX/RDM. DMX 512 additionally gives for daisy-chaining a number of fixtures. Settings for plus/minus inexperienced, plus/minus magenta will let you simply match different fixtures. They additionally provide full vary dimming (8/16 Bit from 0% to 100%) and run flicker-free at any framerate, to totally accommodate excessive pace taking pictures. It additionally precisely generates pace adjustable strobe results inside the fixtures software program.

Standard & Optional Accessories

The BB&S Area 48 Color comes with a 48V energy provide, locking AC cable and TVMP. They additionally function detachable barn doorways for added lighting management. Optional gentle containers, grids and diffusion are additionally obtainable.


BB&S Area 48 Color LED RGBWW is now shipping

The Area 48 Color is definitely not as inexpensive as different related sized 1×1 RGBWW panel lights. At $3,300USD it’s nearly $1,000 USD than the ARRI S30-C SkyPanel.

Other extra inexpensive choices embrace the Lupo Superpanel Full Color 30 ($1.598USD), Luxli Timapani ($899USD) and the Rayzr MC 120 (€699.00) and MC 200 (€989.00).

We will try to pay money for one for evaluate to see the way it matches up in opposition to different RGBWW panel lights.