ARRI has spared no effort in color creation and control. A feature of the Orbiter’s LiOS Lighting Operating System, the Spectra Six-Color Light Engine uses 190 Red, Green, Blue, Amber, Cyan, and Lime LEDs for superior RGB performance, wider color gamut, more accurate colors, and higher color rendition across the entire, expansive 2000 to 20,000K CCT range. Dimming is also adjustable steplessly from 0 to 100%. The light’s high CRI/TLCI ratings of 98/95 are indicators of its outstanding performance. Besides CCT control, LiOS offers Hue, Saturation, and Intensity modes as well as Gel Select, X/Y coordinates, source matching, special effects, and a custom mode that allows you to save over 240 favorites which can be applied to DMX or an interface.
The Orbiter’s bright, color control panel is removable and can be used remotely with an optional 15′ extension cable. Ethernet daisy chaining is possible via two EtherCON ports supporting Art-Net 4, sACN, and TCP/IP. Two USB-A ports are used for updates and connection to third-party accessories like Wi-Fi USB dongles and LumenRadio’s CRMX is onboard for wireless DMX. Two 5-pin XLR DMX ports used for conventional DMX and RDM communication, while a 3-pin XLR DC input for a 48V battery power source and an SD Card slot enables future expansion of the software. A USB-C port is available for computer communication and servicing. The light also features multiple sensors, including a smart color sensor mode to sense the surrounding light and adjust its output for fine color accuracy, a 3-axis accelerometer that senses pan, tilt, and roll movements, an ambient light sensor to keep your display readable, heat sensors to keep the light cool, and a magnetometer to orient your light within its geography.
The Orbiter is powered by its internal power supply using a powerCON AC cable, and it can also be powered from a 48 VDC source using a 3-pin XLR connector. The light is weatherproof and can resist dust and water splashes. Its redesigned mounting points secure the included yoke for positioning with a +/-90° tilt, and the yoke features a standard 1-1/8″ junior pin mounting point.
This version of the light comes with a 5′ bare ends power cable and a manual yoke for stand mounting or hanging