Spotlight: Cineo Matchstix

ARC is excited to now carry the new Cineo Matchstix.

Imagine a small, simple, color-accurate light source designed for image capture with the versatility of power and mounting options to go anywhere you need it.

Cineo Lighting and Litegear™ have teamed up to develop the Matchstix series of small, versatile Remote Phosphor light sources. Matchstix operate from any DC power source from 11.5 to 16 VDC, including many battery options. Standard co-ax DC power connector permits the use of a large variety of power supply options. Matchstix are optimized for flawless, flicker-free control with Litegear Litedimmers.

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Cineo Matchstix come with three different phosphor plates – 3200k (Tungsten), 4300k (Fluorescent), 5600K (Daylight). We carry these in 6” and 12” Double Kits. They also come with a car adapter power option. “Their color quality perfectly matches all other Cineo softlights. The back side of all Matchstix includes a standard cold-shoe slot for limitless mounting options virtually anywhere.”

A few examples where Matchstix are the ideal small lighting source:

– On-camera for a soft keylight

– Inconspicuous uplighting for TV newsdesks

– Perfect for teleprompters and steadycam use

– Lighting for shooting automobile interiors

– Perfect for tabletop photography

Ruggedly built from anodized aluminum and colorcoded for easy identification of CCT, these small sources can easily withstand the most demanding applications.



Utilizes Remote Phosphor Technology (RPT) for accurate, consistent output

Optimized output for film, video and still photography

Available with 2700K, 3200K, 4300K and 5600K CCT

Output: 12” – 20 fc @ 3 ‘ (215 lx @ 1m)

6” – 9.2 fc @ 3’ (100 lx @ 1m)

160° light spread

Small and lightweight


Completely silent operation

Local and DMX dimming options with no color-shift: 0-100%



Input voltage: 11.5 – 16 VDC

Power consumption: 12” – 17 watts, 6” – 8 watts

Lamp head dimensions: 1.3”W x 1.3”D x 12” or 6” L (35mm x 35mm x 305mm, 152mm or 76mm)

Lamp head weight: 12” – 16 oz (454g), 6” – 8 oz (227g)

35,000 hr. L70 rated

Environmental temperature range: -20° – +50° C

Max. temperature rise: +30° C

2-year parts and labor warranty

ETL and cETL pending, CE Compliant

Zero UV light emitted


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