Redback head only

Redback head only


The Redback 36" Octagon Parabolic LED is built around a 36" diameter fixture that can be set up in 5 minutes and broken down to a 12 x 8" cylinder.

The fixture's eight hinged aluminum and steel arms can be formed into a parabolic shape with a total of 3456 closely-spaced LEDs that combine to create a soft continuous source.

Design The key to recreating the umbrella bounced light look with LEDs is to have them positioned closely together, spread evenly along the length of a parabolic-shaped armature, and focused outwards, not bounced, combining to create one attractive, continuous soft source. This phenomenon makes direct LED a viable alternative to bounced HMI or Tungsten.

Power At 24 fps, ISO 800, the Redback reads f/22 at 3', f/11 at 6', and f/8.4 at 9'.

Pure White Light The LEDs used are a hybrid of 2600K (tungsten) and 6500K (daylight) and can be easily cross-faded throughout that entire spectrum, including textbook even dimming from 0-100%. The CRI is 95+ utilizing the Litegear engine.

Super Bright The unit requires no diffusion and can therefore pack a real punch. The output of the Redback's 3456 LEDs running 24V at 400W is comparable to an umbrella-bounced fixture of similar size with a 2500W HMI bulb.

Optional Accessories The Redback has a steadily growing list of Hudson Spider and 3rd party accessories, which includes diffusion, teasers, soft egg crates, and soft boxes, including a 6 x 1' Octa, called Stealth, weighing in at 12 lb.

Kit Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions: folded 12”x8”, open 37”x15.5”
Weight: 7.28 lb


Total LEDs 3,456

Lumens 15280

Exposure  24fps 1/48sec  800asa @ 100% 3’ / 91cm - f22.2   |    6’ / 182cm - f11.5   |   9’  /  273cm - f8.4 

Color range 2600 K to 6500 K

Dimming range 0 – 100%

Color rating 95+ CRI


Head size open - parabolic 37”/95.2cm ø octa  x  15.5” /39.4cm Parabola

Head size open - flat 50”/127cm ø octa  x  1”/2.5cm

Configurations Parabolic, flat and folded

Head size closed 12”/30.5cm  x   8” /20.3 CM ø octa

Head weight 7lbs 4oz  /  3.3kgs

Materials 7071+6065 Aluminum, steel and silicone plastics.


Mounting point 3/8” Thread front and back

*This unit requires a Redback Ballast and power supply to operate.

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