April 21, 2016
NAB 2016

Mole-Richardson's Tener LED is a 10k Tungsten Equivalent That Plugs into House Power

The evolution of last year's Senior LED is the Tener LED fresnel with double the output.

Mole-Richardson rep Brian Eustace demonstrated several of their lights, including a 5K LED fresnel with a built-in power supply, a 5K skypan, as well as the world's largest 10K LED fresnel, which can be powered through a standard outlet in your house when used in tandem with a power supply. They've also introduced the first units in their new brand of budget-conscious lighting, Mole Pro. Made from plastic, these lights come with barn doors, DMX cable, and a detachable power supply. They have a digital display on the side, dimmers, the same light engine as Mole-Richardson's other professional grade lights. An 800w equivalent tungsten output Mole Pro fixture will cost you around $800.


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cri?

April 21, 2016 at 8:55PM, Edited April 21, 8:55PM

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Arturo Chu
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Can't recall the exact amounts, but after having talked with dozens of NAB lighting folks ranging from the pros (Arri, Kino Flo, Mole-Richardson) to the "other" knockoffs, I will say that the days of worrying about LED CRI are nearly behind us. Everyone was quoting 95+CRI across dimming ranges, sometimes max 97/98. I don't recall what Mole-Richardson said, but I asked every single LED vendor about their CRI performance across brightness and color balances and since they're topnotch I think it was pretty high.

Flicker, CRI, and color casts are going to stop being a practical worry fairly imminently, at least from the veteran lighting companies. But the knockoffs are pretty good as well; at this point I'd be comparing build quality, ergonomics, and (?!) features. The Arri SkyPanels have some insane software in them.

April 21, 2016 at 11:22PM, Edited April 21, 11:26PM

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Andy Zou
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Filmmaker / Creative Director

From the Mole-Richardson brouchure...

Tungsten version (3200K) 95CRI

Daylight version (5600K) 90CRI

Considering how bright this light is, these are pretty good numbers.

April 22, 2016 at 12:40PM, Edited April 22, 12:43PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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This light and Hive Lighting were both awesome at NAB! Super bright game changers!!

April 22, 2016 at 4:16PM

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Kyle Lamar
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