F8 Fresnel

F8 LED Fresnel

The Fresnel Light. Reimagined.

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Zylight Quantum Tuned LogoThe multiple award-winning F8 LED Fresnel from Zylight is the next generation of Fresnel lights. By incorporating a special blend of Quantum nanoparticles with traditional phosphor the F8 boasts a CRI of 97+ and a quality of light matched only by traditional sunlight and incandescent bulbs, while using a fraction of the energy. All of the hallmarks of a traditional Fresnel light are present; Single shadow beam shaping through barn doors, continuous focusing and a smooth light field. The Zylight F8  adds wireless and DMX control, water-resistant IP54 rating,and very rugged construction for field reliability. Available in both 3200K or 5600K color temperature versions, the Zylight F8 is extremely compact, durable and the most versatile Fresnel light ever built.

Field or Studio Friendly

PrintThe Zylight F8 can be powered by both a worldwide AC power adapter or a standard 14.4V camera battery for complete portability. Its thin design and shape allow it to pack into small cases and be taken anywhere. The water-resistant IP54 rating ensures the F8 will be comfortable in falling rain or snow, and blowing dirt and dust. Whether shooting a stand-up in a hurricane or snow storm, the F8 will deliver bright light with ease. Try that with your traditional LED Fresnel. In the studio, all functionality of the Zylight F8 can be controlled via DMX or remotely via the built-in ZyLink ™ wireless link. Local control such as dimming, focus and wireless operation are provided on the rear of the F8. At 15” x 12” x 4” it will take up considerable less space in your grid than its traditional counterpart. The yoke mount allows for easy panning and tilting for quick focusing. The F8’s silent operation means it can run in a studio setting without disruption of audio recording or talent distraction.

Ultra Bright Output

The F8’s advanced ultra bright LED module ensures excellent skin tones and rich, accurate color rendition. Continual focusing and an adjustable beam spread between 16-70 degrees allows for even coverage when shooting with wide-angle lenses or HD 16×9 format. Beam specifications are available for download on our support page. The F8 uses a high quality glass 8″ Fresnel lens and has an equivalent output of a traditional 650 watt instrument. Barn Doors, soft box and other accessories will be available soon. [clearboth] [mini_tabs] [tab title=”Features and Benefits”] [one_third]


  • Thin & Lightweight Design
  • High 97+ CRI
  • Water Resistant IP54 Rating
  • Continual Focus- Variable Spot-Flood
  • Completely Silent Operation
  • Single Shadow Beam Shaping
  • Fully Dimmable 100 – 0%
  • 3200K or 5600K Versions
  • DMX or Wireless Operation
  • Battery or Worldwide AC Power
  • Yoke Mount for Pan & Tilt
  • Sturdy, Durable Aluminum Construction
  • Made Production Tough in the USA

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  • Packs Small and Light
  • No Heat. No Noise.
  • Low Power Draw
  • No Spare Bulbs to Buy or Carry
  • Low Maintenance Cost & Downtime
  • Very Portable. Use it Anywhere!
  • Water Resistant
  • Extremely Versatile Light

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F8 LED Fresnel vs. the Competition:

Feature F8 LED Fresnel Arri L7-C Fresnel Desisti 90 watt Desisti 120 watt Litepanels Sola 6
Focus Range 16 – 70° 15 – 50° 6 – 60° 6 – 60°  15 – 67°
IP Rated Yes. IP54 Yes. IP20 No No No
Battery Option Yes No No No No
Silent Operation Yes No No No No
Power Draw 100w 90w 90w 120w 104w
Glass Lens Yes. 8″ No. 7″ Yes. 5.9″ Yes. 9.8″ No. 6″
Pole Yoke Option Yes Yes Yes Yes  Yes
Control Wireless, DMX, Local DMX, Local DMX, Local DMX, Local DMX, Local
Weight 9 lbs. 24 lbs. 20 lbs. 32.5 lbs. 9.1 lbs.
Packed Volume 593 in3 9718 cm3 2641 in3 43278 cm3 1573 in3 25777 cm3 3727 in3 61075 cm3 1650 in3 27039 cm3
Price** $2400.00 $2800.00 $2900.00 $3400.00 $2799.00

*Based upon manufacturers available website data for daylight balanced Fresnel’s.

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F8 Specifications

Optical Dimension 8″ Round traditional Schott glass Fresnel lens [203mm]
Size 15″ x 12.6″ x 4.6″ [382mm x 319mm x 97mm]
Weight 9 lbs [4.3Kg] w/ Yoke
Power Requirement 10-20 VDC
Energy Consumption 100W max. [8.0A @ 14VDC]
Power Input Plug XLR 4-Pin
AC Power Supply 120 – 240V AC, 50/60Hz
Color Temperature Fixed. F8-T (3200K) #26-01019,  F8-D (5600K) #26-01025
CRI Index F8-T (3200K) up to 97 CRI,   F8-D (5600K) up to 95 CRI
Beam Angle 16°- 70°, Variable Spot-Flood
Method of Focus Rear knob. Continuously variable. No modifying lenses needed
Intensity See “Photometrics & DMX” tab above
Dimming 0-100% (13-100% using ZyLink Remote)
Cooling Passive/Silent
Operating Range  -20 – +40 C
Electrical Option  Worldwide AC power supply, 14.4VDC (8 AMP) camera battery powering (V-Mount, Gold-Mount)
Manual yoke, 5/8″ Female spigot, Pole yoke (#26-02014), Handle Kit (19-02041)
Wireless Frequency 2.45 GHz
Wireless Channels 9, User Selectable
Assembly Materials Machined aluminum and high impact plastic
Calibration Factory
IP Rating 54
Variable Refresh Rate (PWM) 11.8 KHz
LED Life 50,000 hrs. min. (quantum dot powered)
Flicker Free up to 5,600 fps tested (Full brightness)
DMX Channels CH1- On/Off, CH2- Brightness (0-100%)

[/tab] [tab title=”Kits & Accessories”]   [portfolio column=”5″ sortable=”true” sortable_showText=”View:” cat=”f8-accessories,f8-kits” desc=”false” more=”false” moreButton=”false” lightboxTitle=”none”] [/tab] [tab title=”Downloads”] [portfolio column=”3″ cat=”f8-downloads” desc=”true” more=”true” moreText=”PDF Download »” moreButton=”true”] [/tab] [tab title=”FAQ”] [accordions initialTab=”0″][accordion title=”It’s so thin? How can you call this a Fresnel?“] The F8 is the thinnest Fresnel light we have ever seen. It is completely focusable between spot and flood as any other Fresnel but with a space-saving design. [/accordion] [accordion title=”What color temperature is the F8 Fresnel?“] The F8 is available in either Daylight (5600K) or Tungsten (3200K) versions. [/accordion] [accordion title=”How does it focus? What is the beam pattern?“] The F8’s beam is adjustable from a tight 16 degree spot to a wide 70 degree flood. Simply turn the focus dial and the rear of the F8 and you can spot and flood with ease. Please click on the Photometrics tab above for the F8’s photometric data and the Downloads tab to see the F8’s beam pattern sheets. [/accordion] [accordion title=”How bright is it?“]The F8 has a light output just below that of a traditional 1000 watt Fresnel. The Daylight version is equal to a 200w HMI. Please click the Photometrics tab above for complete photometric data. [/accordion] [accordion title=”Can I measure it with a color temperature meter?“] Unlike our other instruments, the F8 Fresnel can be measured with your current color temperature meter. [/accordion] [accordion title=”How do I mount the F8?“] The F8 comes with a yoke mount and attached to any light stand with a 5/8″ pin.There is a Handle Kit (p/n 19-02041) available for hand held use. [/accordion] [accordion title=”Is the F8 DMX compatible?“]Yes there is a DMX 512A compatible 5-pin XLR breakout connector on the rear of the light. Our DMX Interface Box (p/n 1926-02019) is available for daisy chaining instruments in a studio setting. The DMX Interface Box has true DMX 512A 5-pin XLR in/out connections. [/accordion] [accordion title=”Can I run the F8 Fresnel from a battery?“]The F8 can be run from any battery between 12-24v. Your typical 14.4v camera battery slides onto the optional rear V-Mount or Gold Mount battery plate and will allow complete portability. [/accordion] [accordion title=”Where can I get one?“]Zylight has many dealers worldwide. Please see our dealer page to locate one near you. [/accordion] [accordion title=”What is the warranty and where can I obtain service?“]The F8 Fresnel comes with a one year warranty. Service may be obtained from your local dealer or from Zylight. Please see our support page for more information [/accordion] [/accordions]

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DISTANCE: 3.3 FT [1M] 6.6 FT [2M] 16.4 FT[5M] 19.7 FT [6M]
F8-D FLOOD 590 fc 150 fc 23 fc 17 fc
F8-D SPOT 2700 fc 1021 fc 180 fc 120 fc
F8-T FLOOD 250 fc 86 fc 15 fc 11 fc
F8-T SPOT 2350 fc 920 fc 150 fc 98 fc



DISTANCE: 3.3 FT [1M] 6.6 FT [2M] 16.4 FT [5M] 19.7 FT [6M]
F8-D FLOOD 6300 lux 1600 lux 240 lux 180 lux
F8-D SPOT 29000 lux 11000 lux 1900 lux 1300 lux
F8-T FLOOD 3440 lux 926 lux 161 lux 118 lux
F8-T SPOT 25900 lux 9200 lux 1780 lux 1110 lux


F8 LED Fresnel DMX Assignments

1 Power OFF= 0 – 49%;ON = 50 – 100%
2 Brightness 0 – 100%

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