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Pancake Lantern

Pancake Lantern


The Chimera line of products has long been the gold standard for simple, effective soft boxes in the film, video, and photography industries and are perfect for turning any fixture into a large, soft source.

Chimera Pancake Lanterns are durable alternatives to china balls that can provide soft 360 degree lighting across an entire room and are compatible with a wide variety of fixtures.  The Pancake Lantern’s unique compact shape allows for bright, even lighting  even in rooms with low ceilings and overhead obstructions.  The Chimera Pancake Lantern can also be shaped and controlled using the included black skirt.

Size and Maximum Wattage:
Small – 21″x15″ 500w 
Medium – 35″x17″ 1500w
Large – 48″x19″ 2000w 


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