Digital Sputnik will light up the sky with its drone mountable DS LED light heli system.

Digital Sputnik will light up the sky with its drone mountable DS LED light heli system.


In a co-operation with Intuitive Aerial, using its Black Armoured Drone, the DS LED Light System offers a high level of output and flexibility in aerial lighting.  Now a small drone is able to carry a lightweight LED light, output equivalent of 1.5kW HMI. This breakthrough creates a new world of possibilities in creative, mobile and flexible lighting for film and television. The system is controllable over WiFi using an iOS app.

Kaur Kallas, co founder of Digital Sputnik, said “Flying the DS LED System creates a whole new concept in lighting for film and television. Never before has it been possible to fly such a high output light source with a drone. The DS team is giving the creative industry yet another revolutionary mobile creative tool, all the while not sacrificing on output and mobility.”

“A full three year warranty and lifetime free software update is clear proof of the manufacturer’s trust in their own product,” said David van der Veen, owner of Het Licht equipment rental house in Amsterdam, “coupled with their intention to make DS LED lighting systems for professionals who care deeply about cinematographic craftsmanship.

“I am very impressed by the build quality as well as the soft but very punchy light quality of the DS LED System. Every detail shows that the people behind this system may be new kids on the block, but they show a very serious and fresh intention to be in this relatively new LED lighting business for the long term. DS LED fixtures can be a very sensible addition to many traditional composed lighting packages, to say the least.”

The DS LED Heli System is based on the DS LED Light System. The lightheads are universal and compatible with the DS LED System and DS Mürsik Frames. The ideology behind the DS LED system is to offer more creative freedom in lighting for content creators. Digital Sputnik is achieving this by making lighting flexible, mobile and creative while at the same time not compromising on output and quality.

The main advantages of DS LED system are high output, modularity, tuneable colour temperature from 1500K – 10000K, with the option to adjust tint (+/- green).

The DS LED lighting system offers an array of features, including:
– power supply for as many as three LED light modules controllable separately or in groups;
– three LED light modules with RGBW-power LEDs or Daylight White LEDs;
– a variety of lenses and diffusers for shaping light output to your unique requirements.

See Digital Sputnik on their booth S240 at Cine Gear Expo 2014, Los Angeles.