As an alternative to existing optics, the new accessories can be mounted on the Quick Lighting Mount system.
ARRI has expanded its accessory range for the Orbiter LED luminaire with the introduction of the Orbiter Docking Ring, the new Orbiter Bag-o-Light, Orbiter Glass Cover, and Orbiter Dome Mini.
The Orbiter Docking Ring is an accessory enhancement which expands the lighting designers’ and DP’s toolbox even further. With its Quick Lighting Mount (QLM) system and the large number of different optical lighting accessories from ARRI, the Orbiter claims to be a versatile luminaire.
Since the Docking Ring allows the Orbiter to be compatible with third-party equipment, it helps to minimise new investments. The optical design of the Orbiter Docking Ring helps to boost the performance of older tools in output, optical performance, and homogeneity. Now, users can apply their already-owned optics on the Orbiter as an alternative to ARRI optics while still benefiting from the ARRI lighting. The adapter connects without any additional tools onto the QLM of every Orbiter. The Docking Ring is automatically recognised by the luminaire and also the light output is automatically adjusted for the performance.
The tool allows the attachment of a wide range of compatible optics from various manufacturers including projection optics, Fresnel, and Cyc-optics— up to a weight of 7.9 kg / 17.4 lbs. The Docking Ring is lightweight (~ 1 kg / 2.2 lbs.) and very compact (246 mm x 225 mm x 86 mm / 9.7 in x 8.9 in x 3.4 in), which makes transport easy.
Orbiter Bag-o-Light can be attached to Orbiter’s 15° Open Face optic and is a great tool for close-up applications in motion picture and photography. When inflated, it is two meters 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 soft light.
The Orbiter Glass Cover is a compact, and lightweight optical accessory. With its ultra-translucent glass, the Glass Cover allows for full, unrestricted light output without impacting colour temperature or quality. It is suited for near distance applications with limited available space where much light is needed. The QLM, already integrated in Orbiter, allows for the optic to be mounted effortlessly. Additionally, the Glass Cover simultaneously protects the Orbiter’s light engine and can be used instead of the transport cap cover.
The Orbiter Dome Mini provides omnidirectional light at a high intensity. Compared to the Dome optic, the Dome Mini is a compact version and therefore smaller and lighter. Its translucent material keeps the light output loss to a minimum compared to the usually larger, cloth-based domes. The light it produces is better for near distance applications with limited available space.