Last week, Rosco Labs introduced the newest member to the LitePad family, the LitePad Axiom. Back at LDI 2010, you got a sneak peak of the Axiom from Chad Tiller giving a quick run through of the 100 years of Rosco. In the video, Chad mentioned some of the latest products that Rosco is preparing to announce and one of them is The LitePad Axiom.
The LitePad Axiom has a steel and aluminum housing is designed not only to protect the light source, but to make a variety of mounting solutions quick and easy. The back of the housing has a universal mounting system allowing the LitePad Axiom to be affixed with brackets to C-Stands or mounted with Velcro, rubber bands or other conventional methods. The housing includes a gel slot for adding Roscolux or Cinegel color or diffusion.
An interior connection in the LitePad unit assures secure electrical connection. The slim profile, low heat and power consumption and outstanding quality of light make LitePad Axiom an excellent choice for professionals everywhere.
The new Axiom also features two color temperatures, daylight (approx. 5800K) and tungsten (approx. 3800K). With tungsten and daylight LitePads, which have equal light output, there is no need to color correct your LitePad, losing valuable light intensity. LitePad’s minimum green content allows for high color rendering and great film and digital photography.
LitePad HO+ looks and performs similar to the current LitePad HO fixtures. HO+ continues to allow photographers and filmmakers to hide, tape, Velcro and rubber band LitePads in the areas they need that extra kiss of soft, indirect light. The upgraded differences between LitePad HO and Litepad HO+ are: LED’s on ALL edges, interior connector and the number one requested upgrade – now available in Daylight or Tungsten balanced units.
Except for the larger 12″x12″ & 24″x24″ units, most of the original LitePads only had LED’s on two edges. LitePad HO+ fixtures have LED’s on all four edges no matter what the size. This change becomes particularly significant for the 6″x6″ and 6″x12″ sizes. Those two units had the same number of LED’s as their thinner 3″x6″ and 3″x12″ counterparts; meaning that even though they were larger they didn’t generate significantly more light, they just illuminated more surface area of the unit. Now that these two HO+ units have LED’s on all four edges – they are noticeably brighter and much more useful. In my opinion – the 6″x6″ unit is the perfect light choice to mount directly to smaller cameras and the 6″x12″ Axiom just became the most efficient and useful unit of the range.