Artistic Licence launches Flexi-Strip
Posted on Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
Artistic Licence will use PLASA Focus: Leeds 2010 (27-28 April 2010, Leeds Royal Armouries) as the launch-pad for its new Flexi-Strip. Composed of a length of totally encapsulated LEDs on a strip of flexible circuit board rated at IP67 (based on factory certification), Flexi-Strip’s encapsulated housing protects its LEDs from moisture, dust and damage, making it ideal for both internal and external applications. Flexi-Strip is available in 1m or 5m lengths – or can be cut to size – and has a self-adhesive backing tape for rapid mounting.
Powered by a 12V PSU, Flexi-Strip comes in Bright or Super-Bright options, with full RGB colour-mixing, and can be dimmed using Artistic Licence Rail-Pipe. A Warm White Super Bright version is also available.
Also showcasing on the Artistic Licence stand will be the Multichrome-Tile, which represents the next step in the expanding range of Pixel LED products, and generated a lot of excitement at ARC 2010. Multichrome-Tile incorporates Pixel technology into a 30cm x 30cm plastic tile casing, each of which carries 16 LEDs. Tiles can be surface-mounted to form a low resolution LED wall and effects run across it using the same control technology as standard Artistic Licence Pixi-Flex. Designed for decorative effect in architectural and event applications, Multichrome-Tile is due to go into full production later this summer.
Finally, Artistic will also show Rail-DALI-DMX and Rail-DMX-DALI – two products which supersede one of Artistic Licence’s selling products, the popular Rail-DALI all-in-one DMX/DALI converter. When Rail-DALI was designed, the merging of DMX and DALI control was still in its infancy. Now, with the architectural and entertainment markets seeing more cross-over, system designers want better integration and more sophisticated control. Artistic Licence therefore felt it was time to revisit Rail-DALI and has produced two new products that provide customers with a better solution and are the next generation of DMX/DALI conversion. Rail-DALI-DMX converts DALI to DMX; ideal for all installations, it can either convert multiple channels to control DMX fixtures directly or can be used to trigger a DMX controller such as Two-Play to control an entirely separate DMX system. Rail-DMX-DALI converts DMX512 into DALI – but with many additional features, including simultaneous conversion, broadcast / unicast control and dimming curve translation.