Luminys introduces LED Lightning Strikes

Luminys Systems Corporation, a leading developer and manufacturer of ultra-high-intensity lighting systems, has announced the newest addition to its award-winning line of Light Strikes fixtures – the LED Paparazzi 1500.

The Luminys LED Paparazzi 1500 is the first Lightning Strikes unit to run on standard house power, operating on only 16 amps at 110 VAC or 8 amps at 220 VAC. The LED Paparazzi 1500 uses the standard Light Strikes controller which has become the industry standard for timing dramatic flash effects.

“Our first ventures into the use of LEDs for lightning effects were all driven by shot-specific demands from cinematographers, who needed something small they could hide from the camera, something with less heat that could play closer to the actor, or something for where there is no generator at the location” said David Pringle, CTO, Luminys. “But, once we saw the light output we could achieve from such a small LED, we knew we had something special.”

The LED Paparazzi 1500 is tuned to match the colour quality and consistency of the Corporation's traditional Enhanced Spectrum Plasma® Lightning Strikes bulbs, with a 95+ CRI at 5000ºK. The Beam angle is 70º and can be narrowed to 53º with the reflector attachment. The small and compact 1500-watt Paparazzi fixture is about the size and weight of two iPhones, meaning it can fit on any standard lighting or grip stand, or simply in your hand. All LED Paparazzi 1500 units are compatible with DMX.

The Luminys LED Paparazzi 1500 is available immediately from Luminys and a worldwide network of sales and rental distributors.

For more information on the LED Paparazzi 1500, Lightning Strikes, or SoftSun, please visit

GTC sponsor Cirro Lite is a UK distributor of Luminys products.

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