Light & Motion Introduces The Stella Pro RF with Elinchrom Skyport® Technology

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The new Stella Pro 5000 RF and Stella Pro 8000 RF feature wireless control to further streamline the workflow of on-location content creators.

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We pride ourselves on updating our products to keep up with the demand of today’s photographic, video, and broadcast professionals.

The Stella family is a range of portable, battery-powered, waterproof and/or weatherproof, light-weight, fast charging, and powerful continuous LED lights that can be set up in seconds. Now with wireless control, Light & Motion Stella products are sure to become even more of a favorite among on-the-go content creators.

Introducing the Stella Pro 5000 RF and Stella Pro 8000 RF
Heeding the call of professionals requiring increased flexibility, Light & Motion is proud to announce their new Stella Pro 5000 RF and Stella Pro 8000 RF single-point LED lights that now add complete wireless control to their list of features. This means on-the-go content creators are now free to mount these extremely portable, weatherproof, rugged 5600K lights anywhere they can imagine with no need for DMX controllers or external wireless RF modules.

Leveraging an exciting new technology partnership with Elinchrom, a pioneering lighting company known for their broad technological capabilities and renowned light shaping tools, Light & Motion has incorporated the Elinchrom ‘Skyport® Protocol’ into these two new Stella Pro RF units.

"We pride ourselves on updating our products to keep up with the demand of today’s photographic, video, and broadcast professionals. We are incredibly excited to partner with Elinchrom and be the first to offer their newly available Skyport Protocol in our new RF products to the video market. This is the beginning of a very exciting collaboration." Daniel Emerson, Light & Motion CEO

Complete Wireless Freedom
The Stella Pro 5000 RF and Stella Pro 8000 RF (with integrated Skyport® Transceiver) are controlled by the EL Remote Control for Stella, a wireless, 2.4 GHz remote control designed specifically for working with continuous lights compatible with Elinchrom's Skyport® Protocol.

With Elinchrom’s Skyport® Protocol, the RF Control for Stella provides users with 20 channels, 4 separate groups, and the ability to turn the unit on and control its power from 0 to 100%.

In addition, it is also capable of controlling up to 20 lights at a range of up to 656’/ 200m outdoors and 197’/ 60m indoors. This shared technology also potentially allows the Stella RF lights to be controlled by the new Speedmaster L858D-U with the Elinchrom/Phottix module and the Litemaster Pro L-478D-U-EL.

"We are delighted to be partnering with Light & Motion as the first manufacturer to incorporate our Skyport® Protocol into their new Stella Pro RF lineup. Both Elinchrom and Light & Motion share a belief that the simpler we can make our end users’ workflow, the more efficient and creative they can be. The video market is a fast moving place that both our companies want to help keep moving forward with the best, most thoughtful products we can offer." Simon Whittle, Elinchrom CEO

Updated, Intuitive Controls
Stella lights from Light & Motion are fast becoming the light of choice for on-location professionals seeking cord-free, rugged and weather resistant lights outputting high-quality light. In an effort to make workflow even more streamlined, they have updated the user-interface of the Stella Pro 5000 RF and Stella Pro 8000 RF to decrease set-up time and increase productivity. An intuitive, three-button interface now provides faster, more precise output control, while allowing for easier navigation of the settings menu.

Introducing the Stella Pro 5000 RF and 8000 RF Action Kits as well as updated Stella Pro Kits
In response to popular demand, Light & Motion is offering a new Stella Pro 5000 RF Action Kit and a Stella Pro RF 8000 Kit. Housed in a custom Tenba BYOB + Packlite Bundle, they will include the new Elinchrom EL Remote Control for Stella plus all of the necessary mounting accessories and light modifiers to help content creators take full advantage of this game-changing light, now with the ease of radio control.

All three Stella Pro Kits from Light & Motion (125, 225 and 555) will now include the new Stella Pro 5000 RF and the new Elinchrom EL Remote Control for Stella. An all-new Stella 888 Pro RF Kit has also been added for people who need maximum output. In addition, a new custom rolling case has been created by Tenba to address the challenges professionals have working on set. Specifically, the new design allows easy access to the most essential equipment and the contrasting color interior lining speeds up location of small parts and accessories. In addition, a custom Tenba BYOB + Packlite bundle is also included in the updated Pro Kits, giving users a solution for when they need to travel fast and light.

Pricing and Availability:
The Stella Pro RF units will be available in June 2017. However, pre-sale is available beginning 4/24/2017 at StellaProLights.com and select participating specialty dealers across the United States.

Stella Pro 8000 RF (cat# 850-0388-A) – $2,199.99
Stella Pro 5000 RF (cat# 850-0387-A) – $1,999.99

Stella 5000 RF Action Kit (cat# 860-5000-K) - $1,999.99
Stella 8000 RF Action Kit (cat# 860-8000-K) - $2,199.99

Stella 125 Pro RF Kit (cat# 860-1251-K) - $2,999.99
Stella 225 Pro RF Kit (cat# 860-2251-K) - $3,599.00
Stella 555 Pro RF Kit (cat# 860-5556-K) - $5,599.00
Stella 888 Pro RF Kit (cat# 860-8888-K) - $5,999.99

Elinchrom EL Remote for Stella (cat# EL19300) - $129.95

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About Light & Motion:
Beyond bright, we are Powerful, delivering remarkable output from some of the most innovative, lightweight lights on the market, lights that deliver certified high TLCI and high CRI in a daylight or Tungsten balanced head. We are Portable, making the most com-pact easy-to-use lights in the industry. We are Progressive, one of the few lighting brands to design and build our products in the USA and the only brand to certify our products to the rigorous FL-1 Standard. Light & Motion products come with a 2-year enhanced guarantee. We have been recognized for our pioneering business practices and smart carbon footprint through numerous environmental awards, including the US Commerce & Trade Research Institute’s 2015 California Excellence Award recipient. For additional information, please visit http://www.stellaprolights.com.

About Elinchrom:
Since 1962, Elinchrom has been producing the world’s most portable lighting gear, drawing from a heritage of more than 50 years of innovation. Based in Renens, on the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland, Elinchrom continues to innovate with a product range that covers every photographer’s needs, from compact flash equipment to battery and power pack systems, reflectors, softboxes as well as numerous lighting accessories. Elinchrom’s lighting equipment is used around the world for both studio and outdoor purposes.

About MAC Group:
MAC Group is a sales, marketing and distribution company dedicated to supplying photographers, videographers, educators and students with the world's finest image-making tools, education and inspiration. For more information on the MAC Group, please visit: http://www.MACgroupUS.com

Contact:
For review and marketing opportunities within the US please contact:

Jeff Lazell
Light & Motion’s Brand Marketing Manager
US Distributor, MAC Group.
Email: JeffL(at)macgroupus(dot)com

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