ARRI expands its range of accessories for the Orbiter LED luminaire with the introduction of the Orbiter Docking Ring, the new Orbiter Bag-o-Light, the Orbiter Glass Cover and the Orbiter Dome Mini. The docking ring and three other innovative tools extend Orbiter’s flexibility, making this advanced LED fixture even more versatile.
Orbiter Docking Ring: easily integrates third-party optics
The Orbiter Docking Ring is an accessory enhancement that further expands the toolbox of lighting designers and DPs. With its unique Quick Lighting Mount (QLM) system and ARRI’s large number of different optical lighting accessories, the Orbiter is already one of the most versatile fixtures in the industry. By enabling the Orbiter to accept a variety of industry standard third-party optics, the new docking ring expands the device’s application possibilities.
This new accessory gives a second life to the equipment already owned. Since the Docking Ring allows the Orbiter to be compatible with third-party equipment, it 2 helps to minimize new investments. The optical design of the Orbiter Docking Ring improves the performance of older tools in terms of output, optical performance and consistency. Now users can apply their already owned optics to the Orbiter as an alternative to ARRI optics while still benefiting from the quality and power of ARRI lighting. A manageable investment that will have a big impact on additional versatility.
The adapter connects effortlessly and without any additional tools to the QLM of each Orbiter. The docking ring is automatically recognized by the luminaire and the light output is automatically adjusted for optimum performance. Attaching third-party optics can also be done simply and quickly without any tools. Thanks to the integrated and silent automatic cooling fan, the use of third-party optics is also safe.
The tool allows the attachment of optics compatible with a wide range of various manufacturers, including projection optics, Fresnel and Cyc-optics – up to a weight of 7.9 kg / 17.4 lbs. The mooring ring itself is light (~1 kg / 2.2 lb) and very compact (246 mm x 225 mm x 86 mm / 9.7 in x 8.9 in x 3.4 in), which facilitates transportation. The Docking Ring is available in black. It is only needed when attaching 3rd party optics and not necessary when applying ARRI optics and accessories.
The Orbiter mooring ring is an excellent possibility for rental companies to offer even more diversity to their customers. Additionally, theaters, productions, photographers and many other users can experience a state-of-the-art lighting engine, while benefiting from this innovation as they can now use the tunable LED fixture with a wide range of optics already owned in addition to ARRI optics.
Orbiter Bag-o-Light: Nice soft light for close-ups
Creating pleasant, soft and almost shadow-free lighting is now also possible with the Orbiter Bag-o-Light. This huge tube-like accessory can be attached to Orbiter’s 15° Open Face Optic and is an excellent tool for close-up applications in film and photography. When this accessory is inflated, it measures 2 m long with a diameter of 22 cm and weighs less than 0.86 kg / 1.89 lbs. It transforms the light output from the standard 15° ARRI Open Face optic on the Orbiter into beautiful soft light.
Orbiter glass cover: unlimited light output when needed
The Orbiter Glass Cover is a small, compact and lightweight optical accessory. With its ultra-translucent glass, the glass cover allows full and unlimited light output without affecting color temperature or quality. It is ideal for short distance applications with limited available space where a lot of light is needed. The QLM, already integrated in Orbiter, makes mounting the optics effortless. 3 In addition, the glass cover simultaneously protects the Orbiter’s light engine and can be used instead of the transport cap cover.
Orbiter Dome Mini: compact yet powerful for intimate environments
The Orbiter Dome Mini provides high quality, high intensity omnidirectional light. Compared to the Dome optic, the Dome Mini is a compact version and therefore smaller and lighter. Its highly translucent material keeps light loss to a minimum compared to typically larger fabric domes. The light it produces is ideal for short distance applications with limited available space. The QLM in Orbiter allows quick and easy attachment of the Dome Mini.