Zylight, Chimera partner for Active Diffusion

Zylight Active Diffusion
Neal Romanek
December 20th 2016 at 12:50PM : By Neal Romanek

Zylight also announced it will be distributor for NanGuang LED Fresnels and FXLION batteries in North and South America

Zylight and Chimera Lighting have partnered to manufacturer and distribute Zylight's Active Diffusion electronic diffusion technology. 

Zylight's Active Diffusion is an electronically controlled diffusion filter. Constructed with a flexible LCD screen and housed in a gel frame, or coupled with a Chimera soft box, an Active Diffusion filter provides variable layers of diffusion without having to manually change gels. The filter is adjusted via a handheld rheostat-style controller. Active Diffusion works with cool lights, such as LED or fluorescent fixtures.

Under the licensing agreement, Zylight will produce the electronics and controllers, while Chimera will manufacture the Active Diffusion panels and provide exclusive worldwide distribution. Active Diffusion will be available next April at the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas.

“Active Diffusion is very useful to film, video, and photography lighting professionals. Being able to remotely and infinitely adjust your diffusion saves time and labor,” said Bob Winters, president of Chimera. “We are excited to partner with Zylight to bring this exciting and innovative diffusion technology to customers worldwide.”

“We chose Chimera as a partner because they can custom manufacture Active Diffusion in the shapes and sizes required by customers around the world,” said Joe Arnao, president of Zylight. “We’re also proud to add Nanguang and FXLION to the growing list of products we distribute throughout North and South America.”

Zylight Active Diffusion demo at NAB 2010


Distributor for the Americas

Zylight has also announced that they will be the North and South America distributor for NanGuang's compact LED fresnel and soft panel lights and FXLION"s battery and charger product lines.

NanGuang’s F Series LED Fresnels are compact and suitable for portable lighting kits and are available from 30w to 400w. Features include brightness control, barndoors and carrying cases, as well as variable colour temperature, DMX, and silent cooling in some models. NanGuang also produces compact soft lights that will be kitted with the Fresnels as part of Zylight’s offerings.