LED lighting has been, outside of a few products, relegated to the usual daylight or tungsten color temperatures, with bi-color generally touted as a major feature. There’s the Arri Sky Panel and the LitePanel Gemini Series with their so-called, special effects. Still, there’s no real change in the technology of the LED itself. So it was with great interest that we stopped to speak with Fiilex about their amazing Matrix II RGBW Cinematic Quad-Source LED Punch Light, which offers a full-color spectrum of bright LED lighting.
Instead of multiple YRGB LEDs, the Fiilex Matrix II RGBW has four LED clusters. This new technology, the LED Cluster allow you to shape light in a way that’s never been done before. Check out the video below as Brian Chiang of Fiilex explains the basis of this new technology and why these lights are truly unlike any other lighting on the market today.
- Full RGBW control
- Custom multi-wavelength LED groups deliver rich, bright color
- Smooth dimming down to 0% without flicker
- 5V/1A USB powers wireless DMX
- IP-24 weather resistant
- XLR power input compatible with 48V battery power
- Unique Fresnel accessory for increased punch
- Future-proof: ability to upgrade firmware in the field
- Compatible with industry-standard softboxes and octabanks via speed ring accessory
- Very lightweight (9.7 lbs) vs. comparable RGB fixtures
- Extreme durability with high-grade aluminum housing and ruggedized exterior
- Single light kit falls within standard airline checked bag weight limits
The Matrix II RGBW brings full-color control to Fiilex’s Matrix line of soft-source LED punch lights. The Dense Matrix LEDs in the Matrix II RGBW boast multi-wavelength color groups. Other manufacturers have single chips in their array representing a hue range. Fiilex has designed its array with multiple custom chips covering a specific hue. Each chip outputs a specific portion of the hue wavelength and when combined produces a broader and deeper range of hue than other fixtures can produce.
The Matrix II RGBW fixture draws 340W of power and produces an output greater than a 1K tungsten soft light. This output is generated by the four Dense Matrix LED clusters that are set into a custom-designed reflecting chamber and enclosed by a layer of diffusion. With its four LED sources, the Matrix II supports additional optics and accessories that can easily reshape the fixture’s illumination. The fixture is compatible with light banks from Chimera as well as DoP Choice when using the speed ring accessory. It can also be used as a front-focused light with the optional Quad-Fresnel, which increases beam intensity by 3x.
The Matrix II is also available in an alternate Tunable White model. The Matrix II Tunable White and the RGBW both have an improved mechanical design, smoother dimming down to 0%, magenta/green hue adjustment, and tunable CCT (2800-6500K and 2800-10000K respectively). The Matrix II Tunable White fixture is for the user who is slightly more price sensitive and is primarily concerned with a fixture that produces the highest quality white light.
The housing of each Matrix II RGBW fixture is constructed of high-grade aluminum along with ruggedized rubber at the impact points making them extremely hard-wearing and shock-resistant.