ARRI Orbiter LED

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What’s new? Everything.

Orbiter is an ultra-bright, tunable, and directional LED fixture from ARRI. All systems in Orbiter are completely new and designed with versatility in mind.
View the details in depth at the ARRI website.


The latest version of LiOS 1.2 is now available and offers exciting new features for the Orbiter such as control option Streaming ACN (sACN) and the DMX/RDM Gateway function.
More features & download here


Optical System Changeable optics
Light Aperture 45 mm / 1,78“
Beam Angle  80° Half Peak Angle, without optics
Weight  Manual Version: approx. 15 kg / 33 lbs
Weight  Pole Op Version: approx. 16 kg / 37 lbs
Handling  Aluminum yoke with quick release, high strength tilt lock, pole operation option (pan and tilt)
Mounting  28 mm Spigot (Junior Pin)
Tilt Angle  +/- 90°
Voltage Input Range 100 - 260 V~, 50 - 60 Hz
Power Consumption  400 W Nominal, 500 W Maximum
Mains Power Connection  powerCON TRUE1 TOP (Bare Ends / Schuko / Edison, Japanese, Chinese cables available)
Battery Connector  3-Pin XLR Connector
Battery DC Voltage Range  48 V~
White Light  2,000 K to 20,000 K continuously variable correlated color temperature
Color Modes Wide color gamut Color Modes: CCT, HSI, individual color, gel selection, x/y coordinates, source matching, lighting effects, and color sensor mode
Color Temperature Tolerance  3,200 to 5,600 K: +/- 100 K (nominal), +/- 1/8 Green-Magenta (nominal)
Color Rendition  CRI Average > 98 / TLCI Average > 95 / TM-30 Average > 94
Green-Magenta Adjustment  Continuously adjustable (Full Minusgreen to Full Plusgreen)
Dimming  Smooth, 100 – 0%, continuously
Connectivity Removable Control Panel via PoE, 5-Pin DMX in and through, Ethernet in and through, 2 x USB-A, USB-C, SD Card, Sync Input, LumenRadio CRMX (DMX & RDM)
Remote Device Full E1.20 RDM standard implementation with custom & standard RDM command management (RDM)
Housing Color  Blue/silver, black
Ambient Temperature Operation  -20 to +45º C (-4 to +113º F)
Protection Class / IP Rating  I / weatherproof
Estimated LED Lifetime (L70)  50,000 hours
Estimated Color Shift Over Lifetime (CCT) +/- 5 %
Certifications pending: CE, CB, GS, cNRTLus, FCC, PSE


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What’s new? Everything.
Orbiter’s new six-colour light engine delivers a wide-colour gamut and outstanding colour rendition across all colour temperatures along with industry-leading, smooth dimming from 100 to 0%. With its changeable optics, Orbiter can transform into many different types of lampheads including projection (profile), open face, soft light, and other future possibilities. Orbiter is the most advanced luminaire ever created with exciting new technology packed into every fixture. Features such as a fast processor, ample memory, expanded connectivity, built-in array of sensors, weatherproof housing, and many more make Orbiter a formidable machine. Orbiter’s state-of-the-art technology and versatile design makes it an optimal lamphead for today and for the future with endless possibilities for updates, configurations, and enhancements.


Changeable Optics
Changeable optics is the core innovation in Orbiter. With a wide variety of optics to choose from, Orbiter transforms into the perfect light for your application without sacrificing beam, output, or colour quality. The Quick Lighting Mount (QLM) in Orbiter allows for optics with vastly different properties to be connected to the fixture.

Open Face
The open face optics produce a high-output, directional beam of light in several different beam angles including 15º, 30º, and 60º. Perfect for throwing light long distances or providing a broad swath of light.

The high-quality projection optics contain high-end lenses that provide even illumination and colour across the entire beam field for superior results. The fixed beam angles available are 15º, 25º, 35º (wider angles may be added in the future). The zoom projection optics allow for flexibility in all kinds of applications.

The dome optics are fabric spheres available in three different diameters - small (approx. 0.25 m), medium (approx. 0.5 m) and large (approx. 0.9 m). The dome emits omnidirectional light, great for illuminating a large area with a beautiful, soft quality of light.

Light Banks
The light bank adapter creates a direct mounting point for Chimera and DoPchoice products. With easy attachment and no additional optical elements needed, the light bank adapter allows for a controlled soft light with amazing output.

Say hello to ARRI Spectra

Six-Colour Light Engine
Including a red, green, blue, amber, cyan, and lime LED, the ARRI Spectra six-colour light engine translates into a wider colour gamut, more accurate colours, and most importantly, higher colour rendition across the entire CCT range.
Wide Gamut
Hues are precisely reproduced and the increased gamut allows for 15% more colour possibilities when compared to previous ARRI light engines.
Ultra-High Colour Rendering
Orbiter has a larger CCT range of 2,000 to 20,000 K with ultra-high colour rendition across all colour temperatures. Skin tones look amazing and natural.
Compact Light Engine
Cutting-edge LEDs that have never been used before in a luminaire and their arrangement creates a homogeneous colour beam field with amazing brightness.
Colour Sensor Mode
The new Colour Sensor Mode in Orbiter will read the ambient colour surrounding the fixture and reproduce the colour with great accuracy.

Sheer Output
Orbiter is an extremely bright and powerful, directional LED fixture with an output similar to that of the corresponding HMI systems. Orbiter’s high, yet tunable, ARRI Spectra light engine output can create hard shadows with defined edges. This revolutionary light engine is 76 times smaller than the L10’s light engine but produces the same power draw and greater output. A dense arrangement of over 190 LEDs gives Orbiter a point source-like aperture while maintaining full-color tunability with a new six-color LED mixture. These cutting-edge LEDs have never been used before in a luminaire and the arrangement creates a homogeneous color-beam field with amazing brightness.

Technology Unleashed
A new era of digital lighting is truly upon us. Orbiter is the most technologically advanced luminaire ever to be created for image capture while maintaining superior colour fidelity. With state‑of‑the‑art electronics, Orbiter is able to perform more tasks than previous luminaires.

Orbiter’s processor is four times faster than the SkyPanel with 125 times more memory, setting the stage for extensive software features and updates in the future.
Using a combination of three dimming techniques, Orbiter’s cutting-edge electronics provide smooth dimming down to zero without colour changes or jumps.
Orbiter includes a lightweight internal power supply and a 3-pin XLR battery input for 48 V batteries.
Weatherproof Electronics
Orbiter’s processor is four times faster than the SkyPanel with 125 times more memory, setting the stage for extensive software features and updates in the future.

Powerful Software
Orbiter is able to take advantage of over five years of software development for the SkyPanel. Orbiter’s new software called LiOS (Lighting Operating System) includes all the innovative and groundbreaking features from SkyPanel plus others, making Orbiter one of the most fully‑featured luminaires on the market.

8 Colour Modes
LiOS’ eight-colour modes are available including CCT, HSI, individual colour, x/y coordinates, gel, source matching, lighting effects, and the new colour sensor mode which measures ambient light and recreates it through Orbiter’s output.

Additional Features
Over 240 favourite colours or lighting effects can be stored in Orbiter. These favourites can be easily selected via an easy to use interface or via DMX.

Operational Modes
Orbiter offers three operational modes to optimise the fixture's performance for different applications. High colour rendering mode provides the best colour quality possible, high output mode generates the best brightness with slightly lower colour rendition, while low noise mode creates a balance for quiet operation with decent output.

Additional Features
Other new features in LiOS include simplified DMX modes, optics recognition, multi-language support, custom boot screen, and many more still to come.

Removable Control Panel
Redesigned from the ground up, the Orbiter control panel is an evolutionary step in light fixture control. Including a 4” full-colour display, quick navigation buttons, and integrated sensors, the Orbiter control panel allows for easy use with a graphic user interface. Simplified menu structure and reimagined user interfaces provide one-glance operational views and uncluttered screens. This intuitive design makes changing colours or finding a setting easier than ever before while still maintaining the powerful features Orbiter has to offer. In addition, the control panel is removable and can be used handheld with the aid of a 5 or 15 m (16.4 or 49.2 ft) control panel cable.

Connectivity. Ready for today, prepared for tomorrow
Communication to and from a luminaire is crucial to create robust networks and dynamic control. Orbiter includes a full suite of input and output connectors which enable communication to the fixture in whatever way is required. With all these connectivity interfaces, Orbiter is not only ready for today’s state-of-the-art communication but is also prepared for whatever the future might bring.

Full Suite of Sensors
A digital light of the future requires data. Orbiter is aware of the world around it with a variety of sensors that allow for advanced operations, smart automations, and a stream of metadata. All these sensors make for a better user experience and increased control over the fixture. Available data improve workflow also in post-production and service.

Colour Sensor
Orbiter includes an integrated colour sensor for measuring and matching the ambient light.

3-Axis Accelerometer
A 3-axis accelerometer allows for sensing the pan, tilt, and roll of the fixture. This data will provide future meta data for special effects work or optimizing fixture performance.

A magnetometer gives Orbiter's heading based on the direction the fixture is pointing in the real world.

Ambient Light Sensor
An ambient light sensor located on the control panel will automatically dim the brightness of the control panel display based on surrounding light intensity.

Heat Sensors
Heat sensors located throughout the interior of the Orbiter will keep the LEDs and electronics at exactly the right temperature.


Large Range of Applications
Orbiter's wide range of optics and features allows the fixture to be used in a great variety of applications without compromising quality. Markets such as film and television production, broadcast, theatre and live entertainment, and even still photography are just some examples of environments where Orbiter excels.

Motion Picture
Orbiter’s amazing output and versatility makes it the perfect directional light fixture for motion picture use. The ability to throw light long distances with open face or projection optics while at the same time being able to serve as a soft light brings the flexibility needed on today’s fast paced film sets. Given its sleek ergonomics and intuitive user interface, the new control panel enables easy handling and control of the luminaire on the fly. The software features and connectivity make Orbiter the ultimate companion for dynamic lighting setups.

Theatre & Live Entertainment
The projection optic is the key feature for the theatre and live entertainment market. With incredible output that is significantly brighter than comparable products, Orbiter incorporates all the elements needed for theatre or live productions. The pristine beam quality creates a precise circle of light that can be shaped with gobos, cutters, and an iris. The ARRI Spectra light engine generates superior white light and a vast amount of saturated or merely tinted colours.

Broadcast & Media
Broadcasters now have a new tool to illuminate their studios and on-location setups. Orbiter’s projection optic will enable broadcasters to have controlled, high-quality light in the studio. In combination with the SkyPanel, Orbiter is the perfect companion to studio lighting. The open face optic or light-bank option provides either tremendous directional output or a soft wrapping field of light. With its battery power, Orbiter can easily be used on the move.

Still Photography
The need for continuous lighting in still photography has never been greater and Orbiter fills a critical function in this workflow transition. Using the powerful features of the SkyPanel in Orbiter’s directional source, hard shadows are now attainable with countless colour possibilities. Whether bouncing off a surface or pointed directly at the subject, Orbiter will give the output needed with beautiful colour rendition. Octagonally shaped light banks convert the point light source into a great soft light perfect for beauty shots, changing the light characteristics in just seconds.


Good to go
ARRI Hybrid kits are configured with both LED and Tungsten source lighting fixtures. These versatile kits draw less than 490W @ 120V in total for all units in the kit. The central fixture of these Hybrid kits is the ARRI LoCaster unit. This LED unit has selectable color temperature control and an onboard dimmer. The unique mixing chamber insures a CRI over 90 and a single source for impressive shadow quality.

ARRI includes a complement of Tungsten based Fresnel units to complete the array of fixtures included in these Hybrid kits. Consider these beam shaping instruments for background and backlight while completing your composition with the energy efficient, versatile LED ARRI LoCaster.


What's In The Box

ARRI Orbiter RGBACL fixture 3 year warranty
Open Face Optic 15 deg
Control Panel for Orbiter
Orbiter Manual Yoke with Spigot
Mains cable 3 m powerCON TRUE1 with in-line SWITCH AUS PLUG

ARRI Orbiter RGBACL fixture 3 year warranty
Open Face Optic 15 deg
Open Face Optic 30 deg
Open Face Optic 60 deg
Control Panel for Orbiter
Orbiter Manual Yoke with Spigot
Bag for Orbiter. 3x Open Face Optic's
Hard Case for Orbiter ($1500 value alone)
Mains cable 3 m powerCON TRUE1 with in-line SWITCH AUS PLUG




ARRI Orbiter Control Panel (L2.0033732)

ARRI Orbiter Cable for Control Panel 5m (L2.0033799)

ARRI Orbiter Case (L2.0034626)

ARRI Orbiter Open Face Optic 60 Degree (L2.0033542)

ARRI Orbiter Open Face Optic 30 Degree (L2.0033541)

ARRI Orbiter Open Face Optic 15 Degree (L2.0033540)

ARRI Orbiter Bag for Optics (L2.0034624)

ARRI Orbiter Four Unit Frame (L2.0033797)

ARRI Orbiter Six Unit Frame (L2.0033798)

ARRI Orbiter Skid (L2.0034272)

ARRI Orbiter Manual Yoke (L2.0034025)

ARRI Pole Operated Yoke (L2.0036642)

ARRI 4-Leaf Barndoor (168mm/6.6") (L2.79470.0)

ARRI 4-Leaf Barndoor (245mm / 9.7") (L2.39870.0)

ARRI Orbiter DoPchoice Dome M (L2.0034267)

ARRI Orbiter DoPchoice Octa 4 (L2.0034269)

ARRI Orbiter DoPchoice SnapBag M (L2.0034270)

ARRI DoPchoice SnapGrid 40 Degree for Octa 4 (L2.0020275)

ARRI Orbiter Rain Cover (L2.0037805)

ARRI Orbiter Protection Cap (L2.0034273)




Download ARRI Orbiter LED Datasheet

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Download ARRI Orbiter Brochure

Download ARRI Orbiter DMX Mode Specification V4.5_V1.3 for LiOS1

Download ARRI Orbiter LiOS 1.2