Inteca Butterfly – A Giant Flexible LED Softlight

German electronics company Inteca introduced its flexible LED panels during this year’s IBC show in Amsterdam. The Inteca Butterfly LedZ is a bi-color 4×4′ flexible LED Softlight with an output of up to 400W and a variety of accessories.

The new Inteca Butterfly LedZ LED panel has the shape of a textile matrix and comes in white or black colour. It is particularly suitable for mobile applications thanks to its thin and lightweight design. The panels can be mounted in standard 4×4′ Avenger frames with Velcro straps, eyelets or with ropes, or even in larger 4×6′ or 8×8′ frames, but also wherever there is space thanks to its flexibility. The net can be rolled up or folded for easy transportation.

The high-quality LED modules used for the light panels offer:

  • Variable color temperature (2700K – 6500K)
  • Flicker-free up to 1500 fps
  • Color Rendering Index (CRI)> 95
  • Dimmability 0-100%

Flexible LED Softlight

Inteca offers a variety of controllers for their new flexible LED panel. The LCM205 controller with V-mount battery slot, for instance, is a simple controller which however only offers a maximum output power of 100W. Alternatively, the ILC300 controller features a touchscreen to control all parameters of the panel and allows the programming of various lighting effects and moods. It has three separately controllable output channels, each with a maximum of 100W for a total of 300W.

Inteca Butterfly LedZ

Inteca Butterfly LedZ accessories

This flexible LED softlight comes in two versions. The first is the Inteca Butterfly LedZ 81 with 81 LED modules and a total maximum output power of 250W. The second is the Inteca Butterfly LedZ 100, with 100 LED modules and a maximum output power of 300W.

Both versions can be easily combined by stretching 81 model over 100 model, requiring two ILC300 controllers to achieve approximately 550W of power on the same 4×4′ surface. Another option is to attach two 100 nets slightly offset one above the other, achieving a maximum output of 600W on just a slightly larger surface area.

Inteca Butterfly LedZ – Tech Specs

Processor: TLMP (The Light Management Processor)
CRI: 95,9 / R9: 93,2
Illuminace intensity: LedZ 100 – 7000 Lux at 1m Distance, LedZ 81 – 6000 Lux at 1m Distance
Brightness: Dimmable 0 – 100%
Color temp.: 2700K – 6500K
Circuit points: BScab
Dimensions: Length 1200mm x Width 1200mm /4×4 feet
Weight: 2100 g
Energy supply: Atop Controller (ILC300, LCM205)
Ambient temperature: Max. 40°C
Surface temp.: Max. 60°C
Energy cons.: Max. 300 Watt at 100%
Mounting At 4×4′ Frame, Velcro Strips, Cord, Tension Belt, and more
Service: Atop Controller (ILC300, LCM205, DMX205)
Accessories: Battery Controller, Cables, Diffusion, Outdoorcase, Dop Choice Snapgrid 4×4′, Spacer

Pricing for a whole kit including a light, grid box and controller is €5,800.

Have you ever used any flexible LED panels? Do you like using them or do you preffer classic, solid LED panels? Let us know in the comments.

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akos simon

Flickering at 2:21 ,==> very clearly flickering actually
….. whats the CRI ?
….. material worth: max 200.- Euros…..
….. I bought LED’s that output each meter 1100 lumens (approximately. 100 watts bulb light), filling a square like this would output easily 10’000 Lumens at a CRI of 95 . Thats about 1 kw or 1000 Watts of bulb light,
and yes , did i mention : pluggable straight to 220V , this means no 5 kg transformer unit needed.
Yes kelvin 4000-6500 changeable.

 Guy Welch
Guy Welch

Hey Jakub,
I don’t mean to nit-pick, but I think you mean Feet (‘) not inches (“), right?

 Gleb Volkov

The idea is very nice, the product is useful, and pricing is insane, of course.
I really can’t see how they’re charging more than the price of a SkyPanel S60 for a piece of cloth with some LEDs, something that can be DIY-ed pretty closely in a garage by most proper gaffers for 1/10 of the cost.

akos simon

0,96 Euros (1 US $) 200LM mini panels…. : And there are thousands of these on alibaba, all one needs to do is ask for changeable kelvin, as keywords , LED panels as keywords, High Lumen as keywords on the search engine google or straight to . in the communication with the manufacturer ask for flicker free . One ends up with 20×20 panels = 400 Panels… on alibaba one can get them for 20 cents if purchased in higher quantitates . ending eventually at only 200$ for 400 mini panels …thats 400x 200 lumens= 80’000Lumens=800watts bulb light… Read more »


Had the pleassure of working with their products and think you got some things wrong. Just some help to understand LED better:
300watts of on this nets (or similiar hiquality LEDs) equal 2000 to 3000watts of an halogen source. If you transform in a soft source like these nets you loose a lot of punch. In the double net configuration the power of the inteca nets euqal about a 4K HMI through a chimera.
The expensive thing is the the controller which also enables you to use effects like “fire” which was refered to as flicker in a previous comment.

akos simon

HOLGER ,..Let me explain how Physics works: I have a PHD in Physic,( ja ich habe den Dr Titel in der Physik ETH Zürich ) and what you are saying here is plain wrong and utterly incorrect. 1000 Lumens output is approximately 100 watts in Tungsten bulb light equivalent, same laws apply to HMI or Tungsten or Fluorescent Light . Halogen lights is just a gas used in Halogen lamps. the Wattage “output does NOT change . The wording Punch is total nonsense vocabulary ! .. then you speak about HMI which is another light source but the same Laws… Read more »


Danke Simon für die Aufklärung. Ich kann leider nicht mit einem Doktor glänzen. Die Zeit für die Schulbank ist abgelaufen, aber dafür gibt es ja Menschen wie dich :). Ich habe da wahrscheinlich irgendwas missverstanden in der ganzen Energiethematik. Hatte nur das Gefühl, dass aus diesen HMI-Leuchte bei selber Wattzahl bedeutent mehr Licht rauskommt als aus einer Halogen-Leuchte. Bei LED war ich dann erneut der Meinung, dass bei selber Leistungsaufnahme einen höheren Wirkungsgrad der Lichtausbeute wahrzunehmen. Aber ich werde doch wieder mit den guten alten Kunstlichteinheiten arbeiten. Haben eh das bessere Spektrum und sind viel billiger.

akos simon

Gern geschehen ! Viele consumers machen diese LED LUMENS OUTPUT Fehler momentan. Selbst Hersteller wie der hier scheint sogar den Käufer IQ weit zu unterschätzen. LED brauchen weniger Strom von der Steckdose für die gleiche Output Lumens Leistung , im Vergleich zu einer Normal Birne mit der gleichen Lumens Output Leistung , heißt eigentlich die Gleichung für den OTTO Normalverbraucher. Das bedeutet nach einer stunde 1kw ( ca 10’000 Lumens) Tungsten- oder HMI- (zb.Arri )Spot gebrauch im Studio, zahlst du 10x mehr Stromkosten deinem Elektrizitätswerk, als wenn du eine LED Spot der auch eine Output Leistung von 1kw hat (also… Read more »

Jo Figura

6000 EUR für 300 Watt? Wtf? ;)