Pixel have release the Sonnon DL-914, a 900 LED light panel, also incorporating a flash mode with 2.4GHz Pixel King Pro compatible radio receiver built inside.
The Sonnon DL-914 now feature a full alloy case and metal swivel bracket.
The DL-914 also feature a large LCD display interface, with wireless output control for 3 slave groups, and 30 levels of power adjustment.
An AC power supply (110v – 240V) is also now included, and attaches neatly to the back of the panel.
- 900 LED Panel
- 4100 Lumen Maximum Output
- CRI > 85
- Color Temp 5600K +/- 200K
- Wireless Power Control
- 3 Groups A / B / C
- 30 Levels of Digital Power Adjustment
- Large LCD Display Interface
- Flash Mode – Pixel King Pro Compatible
- Sync Port – (Use a Sync Cord, or Other Radio Triggers)
- Radio Slave Mode – (One Panel Fires The Others)
- Full Alloy Metal Case
- Metal Tilt Bracket
- Diffusion Panel Included
- AC Power Supply Included
- Barn Doors Available (may be optional)
The DL-914 now feature a nice large LCD display interface. No need to guess the power level settings anymore, as the power level is clearly displayed in Lumens, as well as a simple % off the full power output.
And the output display changes instantly as you adjust the main power dial.
Color temperature is also displayed, though this is not adjustable with the DL-914 (possibly a hint to future models coming).
Like previous and smaller Pixel Light Panels, the DL-914 provide 2.4GHz wireless power and group control for 3 remote groups of light panels (positioned up to 50 meters away).
This is a simple and effective system for adjusting a number of panels through any one panel set to Master (or TX) while its being used as the transmitter interface.
The group function also works for turning remote lights on and off in the flash mode discussed below.
A unique feature of the DL-914, and the previous smaller DL-913 (reviewed here), is a flash mode for still photos.
And the DL-914 also have a Pixel King Pro compatible radio receiver built inside (which simply fires the DL-914, no remote control or TTL etc).
The DL-914’s flash mode appears to be very similar to the DL-913, in that it unfortunately disables the continuous light while in use. And there is no output adjustment, only full power available.
So while a little limited, this flash mode is still likely to become of more interest with the added power of the larger DL-914.
This is simply because the light panel could be used closer to subjects for softer portraits etc at full power in flash mode, where it would otherwise blind people in continuous mode.
The DL-914 provide a standard 3.5mm sync port for the flash mode. So a sync cord, or alternative radio triggers, can also be used to sync the DL-914 with the camera.
And the DL-914 also have a radio slave function built in which will fire other DL-914 lights.
So the sync cord (or radio triggers) only need to be connected to the closest light panel, and any other DL-914 panels can then be fired via their own built in radio trigger system.
The DL-914 come standard with a detachable frosted diffusion cover. (Color correction gels may be optional).
And Barn Doors are also available, though they may be optional.
Pixel also appear to be indicating the main power control dial modules have been upgraded to higher quality components. As previous dials where know for not always being as responsive and consistent as they could be.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The Pixel Sonnon DL-914 should be making their way to Ebay and the usual dealers soon.
Suggested retail price is not stated as yet.
The smaller 300 LED DL-913 sell from around $85.
Pixel – Website
Pixel – DL-913 Review