From its inception in 1980, Chimera Lighting has gained a reputation for innovation and excellence in the photography and film industries for its exceptional lighting products. But, like many innovative companies, Chimera evolved from humble beginnings.  While initially designed for, and marketed to, still photographers, in the early 1980’s the late Dean Collins suggested that Chimera adapt its product lines for film and, later, video.  Since then, Chimera has played—and continues to maintain—a dominant role in the movie industry.  That’s no surprise given the products’ rugged build, ability to withstand the high heat output from cinema lights and to create the perfect illumination. When you’re working on a movie set, the last thing you want to face is an issue with equipment.

Lightbanks for Strobes

Super PRO X – Super Pro X Lightbanks have a removable recessed front screen to control lens flare and a choice of silver or white interiors.  Available in standard and strip shapes, Super Pro X lightbanks offer customization with a massive range of accessories including fabric barndoors, metal honeycomb grids, and collapsible fabric grids as well as optional 1/2 Grid and 1/4 Grid front diffusion screens.

Super PRO Shallow – Super Pro Shallow Lightbanks have a removable recessed front screen to control lens flare and a soft silver interior. While the front size is identical to Super Pro X lightbanks, Super Pro Shallow banks are 30-40% slimmer in profile.   Super Pro Shallow lightbanks offer customization with a massive range of accessories including fabric barn doors, metal honeycomb grids, and collapsible fabric grids as well as optional 1/2 Grid and 1/4 Grid front diffusion screens.

Pro II – PRO II Lightbanks have a sewn in front screen that is flush to the edges of the lightbank for softer edge transfer on the subject and a clean catchlight or reflection. Available in standard and strip shapes, with a white interior.

Ocatplus – Chimera’s patented OctaPlus light banks create beautiful broad light while providing immense versatility. The OctaPlus 57 Lightbank converts from a 5-foot to a 7-foot with the expansion kit, giving you two light banks in one!

Octa Beauty Dishes – Say goodbye to those large, cumbersome heavy metal beauty dishes, and hello to a new more transport-friendly alternative. On location or in the studio, Chimera Octa Beauty collapsible beauty dishes give you a signature light modifier, with all the great features of Chimera Lightbanks.  The Chimera Octa 24 and Octa Beauty 30 create stunning light – the kind of gorgeous light you want for those commercial beauty headshots and portraits. Our Center Bounce Disc reflects the “raw” light from the source into a soft white interior.   The Octa Beauty 24 and 30 convert to a regular OctaPlus light bank with the included front diffusion screen, and work with standard Chimera OctaPlus speed rings or the adjustable Versi Speed Ring for hot-shoe flash units.

Lanterns – Chimera Lanterns provide a durable, universal option to the Chinese Paper Lantern or China Ball. Compatible with any Video Pro or Strobe speed ring, Chimera Lanterns are offered in two shapes.  The Standard Chimera Lantern delivers omnidirectional soft light and is available in a 20 and 30-inch sizes. Its removable skirt adjusts to cover one or two sides of the lantern for more light control.  The Chimera Pancake Lantern with its flat top is the most space-efficient solution when you want central soft light for roundtable interviews or need to fill interior shooting spaces with soft, ambient light. The zippered four-panel adjustable skirt allows you to fine-tune light fall-off. Available in small, medium and large sizes for a perfect fit in any situation.

We carry the complete Chimera line. Contact us for details!

Lightbanks for Film and Video

Video Pro – Video PRO Lightbanks are extremely lightweight and are primarily used with single broad beamed, open faced instruments up to 1200 watts.  Available in a wide range of sizes in rectangle or strip, the Video PRO line is also suitable for strobe lighting and strobe Speed Rings.

Video Pro LH – The Video Pro LH series Lightbanks  are optimized for LED Fresnels and similar sources with more light efficient 1/8th grid internal baffles and 1/8th grid front screens.  Compatible with standard Video PRO Speed Rings and accessories.

Lanterns – Based on the concept of the traditional Chinese lantern, Chimera’s line of Lanterns is a great modern-day solution for portable omni-directional soft lighting.

LitePanel Lantern – Based on Chimera’s innovative and proven Panel Frame System the Panel Lantern is more than just a lantern; it gives users a portable, compact, reliable, and multipurpose light fixture.  The Panel Lantern can be used in studio for simple fill light, yet is easily transportable for on location and run-and-gun applications.  A portable LED Lighting solution that combines the innovative LiteGear LED technology with the tried and true reliability of Chimera Lightbanks.

We carry the complete Chimera line. Contact us for details!


B3K Digital

104-250 Carlaw Ave
Toronto, ON M4M 3L1

(416) 628-8044

Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5:00pm

Where to Find Us