The 2023 International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam was a momentous occasion for us at Team Kelvin.
At this prestigious event, we proudly unveiled our latest creations, the Kelvin Play Pro – the worlds first RGBACL panel light with Lumenradio (wireless DMX) built-in and the Kelvin Epos 600—a groundbreaking RGBACL LED Cinema light in the 600W category. Our brand and team stand a testament to our commitment to innovation and excellence in cinema lighting, but the countless conversations with professionals from within the industry highlighted the importance to continue with our dedication to sustainability, transparent production, and meaningful collaborations with filmmakers, content creators, DoPs, and gaffers.
“As a premium light brand and manufacturer, we’ve always been dedicated to crafting the world’s most precise cinema lighting solutions designed to withstand the rigors of the film set. From its inception, we emphasised the importance of meticulous attention to detail and a minimal, Scandinavian design language where form follows function. This commitment to quality and design has set us apart in the industry and reflects our commitment to sustainability by creating long-lasting products”, says our Marketing Director, Jan Oliver Koch. “Having won Product of the Year 2023 at NaB for the Kelvin Epos 600, we couldn’t be more excited to show it on our home turf in Europe at IBC. This is everything we love about the Epos 300 – the world-class light and color quality, but double the power.”
Behind our remarkable achievements lies our passionate, albeit small, team. We take immense pride in being one of the few remaining lighting manufacturers in the cinema industry that handle every aspect of production in-house, from inception to completion. This approach not only ensures the highest standards but also allows us to be transparent about our production processes, materials used, and the environmental impact. (Yes, we know – it’s so easy, when things are designed, engineered, assembled, and shipped out of one building just outside Oslo, Norway.)
Sustainability and the Creative Arts
Our commitment to sustainability extends beyond transparent production. Since 2010, we’ve consistently been at the forefront of innovation in cinema lighting, including eco-friendly materials and energy-efficient designs that reduce our carbon footprint. We understand the importance of responsible manufacturing and continually strive to minimize waste and energy consumption throughout our production cycle. This makes it a natural choice to build sturdy, long-lasting lights that can be easily serviced and will serve a purpose for a very, very, very long time. (If you’re thinking we’re a young-looking brand now – be sure we’re working on looking very old by the time our lights may retire as well…)
We’re not just manufacturers; we’re collaborators, partners in the industry – the creative arts. We work closely with cinematographers, DPs, gaffers, videographers, and other industry professionals to understand their needs and challenges. This collaborative approach allows us to create products that not only meet but exceed their expectations, resulting in lighting solutions that enhance the creative process.
“We’ve seen tremendous success through very successful cooperation with distributors across the world, on all continents besides Antarctica,” says Vinny Hasund Dahl, Kelvin’s Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Our partnerships with distributors have been instrumental in making our lighting solutions accessible to filmmakers and professionals globally, further solidifying our commitment to collaboration and supporting the art of filmmaking on a global scale.
“So what’s new”, you may ask?
At IBC 2023, we also had the privilege of revealing our latest innovation—the Play Pro. For the first time, we introduced this cutting-edge product to the European market. The Play Pro promises to revolutionize how filmmakers, content creators, and industry professionals approach their lighting needs, adding another milestone to our journey of innovation and collaboration. The Play Pro- a RGBACL panel light that fits your pocket, without compromising color and light quality – with Lumenradio (wireless DMX) built-in? Yes.
After the storm on the Play, the first RGBACL panel light in the world by the way, we sat back down at the drawing table with feedback. The Play Pro is the physical manifestation of the Play with a twist: We added wireless DMX, for all you lighting professionals that need it.
Our collaborations extend to content creators and filmmakers who rely on our lighting solutions to bring their visions to life. By partnering with storytellers, we become an integral part of the creative journey, supporting the magic of filmmaking with our precision lighting.
One of the cornerstones of our success has been our commitment to providing lifetime customer service. We understand that creating a superior product is only part of the equation; standing by our customers throughout their journey is equally important. This dedication to service has resulted in a continuous stream of success stories from our users and industry-wide recognition for Kelvin.
So, in conclusion, thank you for your presence at the 2023 IBC in Amsterdam. Meeting so many of you is a testament to our relentless pursuit of excellence in cinema lighting, sustainability, transparent production, and meaningful collaborations. With the Epos 600, Epos 300, Play and Play Pro leading the way, we continue to prove that our dedication to innovation, precision, and customer satisfaction knows no bounds. As we illuminate the world of cinema with our remarkable products and eco-conscious practices, it’s safe to say that Team Kelvin is poised for a shining, sustainable future in the industry.