Equipment News

PR Lighting XPar 150 Zoom

Posted on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

PR Lighting’s XPar 150 Zoom has an IP67 rating for outdoor use. It is a compact and lightweight fixture and weighs 16.5 lbs. As such, it can be used for lighting building façades, landscaping and so on. Featuring multi-chip (4-in-1) multichip 150W COB (chips-on-board) LED and linear zoom, it is well suited for applications requiring superb RGBW colour mixing or high quality white light, and comes as part of a fully-featured package.

This includes Strobe (0.5-33 fps); Dimmer (0-100% linearly adjustable); RGBW color mix, with macro; Beam Angle (1/2 peak) of 22°-55°; Zoom (DMX linear zooming); Colour temperature (2700K-10000K linear correction).

In terms of construction, the fixture is housed in a rugged, high-strength die-casting alloy capable of operating in ambient temperatures ranging from -20°C to 40°C. With a net weight of just 7.5kg, it measures (packaged) 595mm x 355mm x 320mm — and a 6-in-1 flight case is offered as an option.

www.pr-lighting.com
Australian Distributor: Jands www.jands.com.au

 

Martin Exterior PixLine™ Graze

Posted on Monday, February 20th, 2017


The new Exterior PixLine™ Graze from Martin by HARMAN brings exciting new graze lighting and wall washing effects to architectural lighting. This is far from your traditional graze lighting. It’s a video fixture powerful enough to provide even light distribution and great reach. Unlike direct view fixtures, PixLine™ Graze’s new, asymmetric lens is designed specifically for graze lighting and wall washing applications and gives you everything from crazy, scintillating sequences to rich, solid colours. It easily delivers up to 4 m/13 ft. of vertical illumination and allows you to run video content for that jaw dropping auroral effect we all aspire for.

Says Robert Svensson, Martin by HARMAN product manager, Large Venue: “It’s really a quite brilliant effect you get from using video content for graze lighting and wall washing applications. The Exterior PixLine™ fixtures are driven by the Martin P3 System Controller that lets you create some truly amazing visuals and offers a whole new palette of creative options”.

On the handy side of things, all models in this range of compact and sturdy all-weather fixtures come in both a left and a right version for smooth cable runs.

Check out the Exterior PixLine Graze in action, delivering the new standard in creative video graze lighting and wall washing.

www.martin.com
Australian Distributor: Show Technology www.showtech.com.au

 

PR Lighting launches upgraded XR 330 Beam II / XR 250 Beam II

Posted on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

PR Lighting has launched upgraded versions of two of its products, and has now released the XR 330 Beam II and XR 250 Beam II.

While the XR 330 Beam II is equipped with the Osram Sirius HRI 330W lamp the XR 250 Beam II houses a Philips MSD Platinum 11R 250W lamp to produce a laser-like parallel beam.

These products are designed to meet the requirements of small and medium installation applications. Rich in features, they are compact and easy to maintain and install.

Features include: colour wheel with 13 colors; fixed gobo wheel with 16 gobos and rotating gobo wheel with 12 gobos (three prisms and frost wheel. The fixture also contains: electronic strobe (0.3 – 20fps); dimmer (0 – 100%, linearly adjustable); motorized linear focus and zoom.

The head movement offers 540-degree (pan) and 270-degree (tilt), with auto position correction, and light angle of 3-degrees.

Functions of the control include adjustable pan and tilt speed; fixture and lamp usage time display with DMX wireless options.

Both products are of modular construction, housed in high temperature resistant engineering plastics (IP20).

Shipping now, the fixtures weigh 16kg and dimensions (WHD) are 412mm x 510mm x 336mm.

www.pr-lighting.com
Australian Distributor: Jands www.jands.com.au

 

ETC Sensor IQ 277V Now Shipping

Posted on Monday, February 6th, 2017

ETC’s Sensor IQ Intelligent Breaker System has proven itself to be a valuable addition to venues around the United States. Starting this week, a 277V version of this panel is available which expands the installation possibilities around the globe.

Sensor IQ is a top-of-the-line power-control solution for lighting systems that contain any combination of LEDs and moving lights. Sensor IQ offers total-system power control of lighting, video projection, and audio systems; all possible because of a built-in sequencer and optional isolated ground bar.

Just like the 120V version, Sensor IQ 277V includes global monitoring for the user’s entire lighting system over Ethernet including circuit-by-circuit live reporting from the user’s web browser. Additional features include advanced patching and control prioritization so the user can give control of their system to people who need it, and limit access for those who do not.

Because of its small footprint, the Sensor IQ breaker panel can be mounted nearly anywhere. It also eliminates the need for contact wiring making installation and setup easy. Sensor IQ 277V panels provide one-pole 15A, 20A, and 30A hydraulic-magnetic breakers with 0-10V, DALI, and contact input control options. This is ideal for large, commercial facilities such as arenas, stadiums, and convention centers that have a large variety of spaces and individual control requirements.

The 277V panel is available in 12-, 24-, and 48-circuit models up to 65,000A symmetrical SCCR (Short-Circuit Current Rating). Sensor IQ 277V also accepts 220V-240V feeds for non-CE international system support.

www.etcconnect.com

 

Chauvet DJ Helicopter Q6

Posted on Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Helicopter Q6 is a multi-effect effect light designed to dazzle and energize the dance floor. It features adjustable RGBW beams, a round SMD strobe and a red/green pattern laser on a rotating base with continuous pan rotation creating unique and amazing effects. Its narrow, razor-sharp beams of RGBW light create astonishing aerial effects and the rotating red and green laser produces thousands of razor sharp beams that cover a large area. Helicopter Q6 is easy to control using automated and sound-activated programs, master/slave, DMX or an optional IRC-6 remote.

www.chauvetdj.com/
Australian Distributor: Avecorp www.avecorp.com.au

 

ShowPro Pharos

Posted on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

The Pharos is a compact LED profile with output comparable to 575W ellipsoidal reflector spotlights.

-14° – 30° zoom for convenient versatility across many applications

-CRI 95

-Fine focus gobo projecting and blading

-Gobo holder included

www.showtech.com.au

 

High End Systems QUAD Now Shipping

Posted on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Introduced at the 2016 LDI trade show, High End Systems’ new QUAD automated luminaire turned heads with its optical quality, output and unique performance qualities. ‘A Richard Belliveau Concept’ and part of HES’ FX Series along with UNO, SHAPESHIFTER, and HEX, The company is very pleased to announce that the first QUAD shipments have shipped from the HES warehouse in January.

The QUAD features four RGBW LEDs with independent X & Y module control (X= -15/+15 degrees, Y= -2/+15 degrees) and four high efficiency TIR lenses, individual 3.5 degree to 40 degree zoom and a high powered indigo backlight system. With its 540 degree Pan x 265 degree Tilt, the QUAD offers unprecedented movement capabilities, resulting in a fixture capable of producing stunning new visuals as well as classic ACL animated searchlight patterns. Other features include modular construction, Electronic Cooling System Control, and 100 macros to facilitate programming and operation.

High End Systems General Manager Jeff Pelzl commented, “We’re very excited to have the first production QUADs delivered to our customers and lighting designers. We’ve worked hard over the last few years to create two distinct lines of LED automated luminaires. With our SolaRange family, LDs have the high-powered workhorses their rig demands, and our FX fixtures are raising the performance bar for creativity with lighting effects.”

A Barco Company, High End Systems is a leading manufacturer of automated lighting products for the entertainment industry

www.highend.com
Australian Distributor: Lexair www.lexair.com.au

 

Kino Flo Debuts 360-Degrees of Colour

Posted on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Kino Flo has expanded freedom of expression for image-makers. The company’s new 360-degree colour system unlocks millions of colours to express mood and feeling frame by frame, shot to shot. New Diva-Lite LED and Select LED fixtures come loaded with professional cine swatch book presets plus full hue and saturation colour control.

The new software 2.71 release adds a layer of colour lighting choices to Diva-Lite and Select LED white light menus. From intense reds to deeply saturated violets, production designers and lighting technicians can sample the full chromatic spectrum at the turn of a dial, and recall favorite colour gel settings at the touch of a button.

“The 30 years of colour management expertise we’ve honed designing our full-spectrum True Match lamps directly translates to a standard of excellence for Kino Flo LED luminaires,” said company president and founder, Frieder Hochheim. “The new Select and Diva-Lite LED’s are the best of Kino Flo’s lightweight, portable location designs that our customers have come to expect from us, combined with the improved chromatic and lumen control features of LED technology.”

Diva-Lite and Select white light menus come with built-in variable green/magenta filters to colour balance to any professional or practical light source on the set. Using the same green/magenta settings, cinematographers are able to map the light quality onto the spectral sensitivity curves of all makes and models of digital cameras, and save the customized profiles in the Diva-Lite and Select LED fixtures.

The new 360-degree colour options pile creative value onto Kino Flo’s award-winning True Match white light, lauded for its >97 colour rendering and large, soft spread. Users can easily control both the white light mode and the new colour mode manually, or remotely via wireless and standard DMX lighting consoles.

White Light Mode: Open, unfiltered white light shapes and models subjects for the camera, and reproduces real world colours faithfully. In the white light mode, the mired shift is 2,700K to 6,500K, and the variable green/magenta control settings eliminate the need for corrective gels.

360-Degree Colour Mode: The new colour mode unlocks seemingly endless creative choices to express the character of a visual narrative, such as red for anger, or fear; pink for love; blue as sullen, etc. The extended Kelvin range travels from 2,500K tungsten to 9,900K daylight, and users can select from an exhaustive menu filter color presets or from a colour-wheel of RGB values. In addition, Kino Flo has supplemented the standard filter categories with its own proprietary gel colour presets, such as candle flame, green screen, and sodium vapor.

“Cinematographers and lighting pro’s are telling us that the intuitive, straight forward menu features on our new Select’s and Diva-Lite’s have expanded their creative choices on the set, and streamlined their set up time,” said Hochheim. “As we move forward, Kino Flo will be able to offer additional operating features with new software upgrades.”

Combined with an advanced “smoothing” feature, board operators can rely on stable, flicker-free control from high output, to the lowest light levels. Simply turn off the smoothing feature to achieve lighting special effects such as a dancing candle flame or the pulsing light of a television screen. The new 2.71 software also boasts a pair of dimming curves, with the square curve providing fine adjustment control at the low end of the dimming scale, and a linear curve to ensure a one-to-one translation of the intensity throughout attenuation.

Kino Flo has partnered with LumenRadio wireless DMX for the most stable, reliable wireless control systems in the industry. Kino Flo Diva-Lite and Select fixtures have built-in receivers and support up to 512 channels. The fixtures are also compatible with W-DMX transmitters.

Full control via on-board manual or DMX cable inputs are still available on every fixture as well, as is the auto-terminate feature. The last fixture in a row of DMX fixtures will automatically terminate the DMX return signal.

In the DC mode, the portable Selects and Diva-Lite LED’s operate completely free from an AC power cable.

Outfitting and shipping a production lighting package can be rough on LED fixtures without well-built kit options to protect the equipment. Kino Flo Select LED’s and Diva-Lite LED’s are available in a number of kit configurations, and case options. The Select 30 has a couple of different kit styles. The lightweight soft case version includes the complete Select 30 System, and a soft carry bag with tote handles and shoulder strap. The system also comes as a kit with a rolling flight case.

A Select 20 System is available in a soft case kit and a flight case kit, and a pair of Select 20’s are combined in a two-light kit with rolling ship case. The Select 30 System kits come with a choice of soft case, flight case, and two-light ship case.

There are five kit options for Diva-Lite LED’s: soft case, travel case or two-light flight case for the Diva-Lite LED 20 fixtures; and soft case or flight case options for the Diva-Lite 30 fixtures.

www.kinoflo.com
Australian Distributors: www.rpslighting.com.au / www.johnbarry.com.au

 

Ehrgeiz BabyZoom 1

Posted on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

The first, the last – my everything… Baby Zoom 1 is the new generation of simple outdoor lighting. The 60W class OSRAM LED produce a unique colour output with his marvelous glass optic in combination with the beam angle 6° – 45° With lot of fixed presets you are ready for every kind of show or event. Full protected as IP67 in combination with the eventCON system.

Features

1 x 60W RGBW Osram® LED
6-45° beam angle
random-strobe, pulse effects
IP67 classification
eventCON®

www.tlcglobal.com.au

 

City Theatrical DMXcat

Posted on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

City Theatrical‘s DMXcat is a device used to control, analyze, and test DMX lighting gear. The system combines a small hardware dongle connected by a wireless connection to a suite of Android or iPhone apps. Drawing on a built-in database of lighting fixture personalities, DMXcat controls the fixture through a user interface that emulates a lighting console with encoder wheels. The DMXcat system contains a total of seven apps including DMX Controller, Fixture Controller, RDM Controller, DMX Tester, DIP Switch Calculator, RF Spectrum Analyzer (Android only), and Light Meter (Android only).

www.citytheatrical.com
Various Australian Distributors

 

 

Elation Platinum 1200 Wash

Posted on Monday, January 16th, 2017

Elation Professional announces the launch of the Platinum 1200 Wash, an extremely bright LED color wash moving head luminaire with 19 65W multi-chip RGBW LEDs, making it Elation’s brightest wash light offering to date. The Platinum 1200 Wash produces color washes on par with 1,500W discharge fixtures and houses a host of professional features like a 5- to 50-degree motorized zoom for tight to wide beam angle control.

The fixture comes with a selection of linear color temperature presets from 2,700K – 8,000K, which combined with the RGBW color mixing possibilities and powerful 19 65W LED engine, make for an extremely flexible color wash luminaire capable of powerful and smooth color shade projections across any surface.

A variety of unique effects are possible using the luminaire’s pixel and pixel ring control with color pixel ring macros, color preset macros, and chase macros included when programming time is limited. The fixture also offers linear dimming with selectable dimming curves and high-speed electronic strobe.

The Platinum 1200 Wash is an ideal all-purpose power wash light for stage applications and can be used in TV and other broadcast productions thanks to its flicker-free operation. It also includes high-efficiency low-noise cooling and movement control systems that make it an appropriate choice for noise sensitive environments. LED refresh rate frequency (900Hz – 25,000Hz) and Gamma brightness (2.0, 2.2, 2.4, 2.8) are also adjustable.

The Platinum 1200 Wash’s versatility extends to its operation with a variety of programming options available. Controllable via three DMX channel modes, the fixture can also be controlled using KlingNet or Art-Net and is RDM (Remote Device Management) ready. The unit features a full-color menu display with a six-button touch control panel that is 180-degree reversible. Professional grade five-pin XLR DMX in/out and PowerCON TRUE1 in/out connections are included as is a multi-voltage universal auto switching power supply.

The Platinum 1200 Wash offers all the benefits of LED like greater reliability, less maintenance, and increased energy efficiency for a lower cost of ownership and its long life LEDs will rarely if ever need replacing.

www.elationlighting.com
Australian Distributor: Lexair www.lexair.com.au

 

Chroma-Q Color One 100X PAR

Posted on Thursday, January 12th, 2017

From the makers of the multi award-winning Color Force II, Chroma-Q announce the Color One 100X. With nearly 60% more output than its predecessor and one of the brightest fixtures in this category, it enables users to reach new heights of performance.

The Color One 100X combines its superb output with the proven performance benefits of the original Color One 100 — including homogenized RGBA color-mixing, extremely smooth and uniform output, a pure white, theatrical-grade dimming, convection cooling for quiet operation, and Chroma-Q’s fixture-to-fixture consistency.

www.chroma-q.com
Australian Distributor: Jands www.jands.com.au

 

WYSIWYG Releases R38

Posted on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

WYSIWYG lighting design tool and software offers a growing worldwide network of designers the right design solution for complex needs. Following an intensive beta evaluation process, WYSIWYG releases version R38. Users will look forward to creating spectacular and even multi-sensory experiences as they use digital design that can be securely shared anywhere through most devices.

“The new innovations bring creative solutions saving valuable time on projects. The new auto patch of videos sub sources that works with the grid array tool for LED screens and walls is a formidable tool for efficiency. Finally, the textures tool on curved surfaces is the best thing ever,” said Patrick Neufond, director of photography.

“Good job on this one! R38 brought us a lot of features that I have been looking forward to. It makes the feature requests, testing and feedback worthwhile!” added Bo Thøgersen, CAD technician at FilmGEAR.

Gaël Szpak, AWT, technical director at All Access Design said: “The team at CAST has done a great job with all these new features. We look forward to seeing what the final version looks like and look forward to contributing again to the beta testing program.”

Following are the major updates to WYSIWYG R38:

Texturing curved surfaces — Extruded arcs and splines now create a curved surface, which can be textured by applying a single image or video source to it.

Another beta user, Jason Gardash a freelance lighting designer and programmer said: “I think that the texturing curved surfaces feature will open doors to what we can do with the ability to key-map in the output of video media servers making it possible in real world.”

Image textures with alpha transparency — Transparency in textures will help create nice effects and even increase performance efficiency, as now it is possible to texture a complex shape to a flat surface instead of drawing the shape in CAD.

Updated laser beams — Volumetric laser beams has been updated in WYSIWYG R38. Laser beams are now brighter than before, and much faster performing in live mode.

New truss manager including truss mirroring — WYSIWYG now does all the hard work for the user. Users can mirror truss structures and a new truss manger window enables users to manage trusses and their properties, including a newly introduced truss thickness property, all from one centralized place.

Improvements on subsources of LED walls and screens — Creating LED walls and screens is much easier now with updates to the quick video/image tool that now can auto patch image and video subsources to each individual screen or LED panels.

New import fixtures from spreadsheet lists — This new import option takes fixture information listed in a spreadsheet file (cvs, xls, xlsx) exported from other software and/or lighting consoles, and offers a new import process to help the user insert fixtures into their drawing easily.

New import floorplan for front/back and side views — The import floorplan feature has been extended to more views and now supports the import of an image or PDF in each of the three view directions: plan, front/back views, and left/right views.

Fixture fill update colors — In R38, a new fill calculation formula is introduced which incorporates both saturation and intensity, making the fill color lighter, which is easier to read in print.

Additionally, WYSIWYG R38 has a long list of improvements across WYSIWYG modes and CAD mode as well as new layer and database enhancements. Report features included more columns, options, and filters. Additionally, an eye watering 187 fixtures are added to WYSIWYG R38’s library, along with a huge list of gobos, accessories, and updates or corrections to older fixtures.

www.cast-soft.com

 

ETC controls bundle for students and teachers

Posted on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Lighting is a hands-on business, but the latest technology is often out of reach for students. To address this issue, ETC is offering a special lighting controls package exclusively to students and educators. The ETCnomad Student Package, now available from ETC dealers, allows students and teachers to purchase a 512 ETCnomad software key and a Gadget II USB to DMX/RDM interface for the usual price of just the Gadget alone.

The software key unlocks fully-functioning, professional Eos and Cobalt software for Mac or PC, while the Gadget allows a computer to output two universes of DMX to the rig. Armed with a laptop and these small-but-mighty devices, students can hone their skills, supplement the equipment at their schools, colleges, universities or local theatres, and go out into the world with their own, portable ETC lighting control system.

This global offer extends to primary, secondary and university-level students and teaching staff and to individuals in apprenticeship or internship programs. To qualify for the Student Package, students and educators must submit a completed application form and a copy of a student ID or other proof of current enrolment or employment to their local ETC dealer or distributor. The offer is open to students of all ages, though minors require a parent or guardian to sign off on the order form.

As part of the order process, students are encouraged to register for a free MyETC account, which grants access to an online dashboard of video classes, notification of local training events, end-user forums, and technical information about ETC products. Once purchased, the ETCnomad Student Package never expires. Students can continue to use the bundle – and expand the software – post-graduation as they establish their professional careers – with ETC’s technical community there to support them.

www.etcconnect.com
Australian Distributor: Jands www.jands.com.au

 

Philips Vari-Lite VL6000 Beam

Posted on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Designed specifically as the market leading mid-air effects fixture, the VL6000 Beam sets a new standard in its class. A large 14” front aperture – using a new exclusive Philips ellipsoid reflector array system – produces a retro style searchlight effect, with a high output tight collimated shaft of light at 6.5.

Its light weight robust construction and stylish compact design, allows the fixture to transport and install easily, while its visual effects offer something truly spectacular for arena applications.

www.vari-lite.com
Australian Distributor: Jands www.jands.com.au

 

A look at the Hog 4 3.5.0 Product Update

Posted on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

by Vickie Claiborne

In the last 12 months High End Systems has been very busy with the implementation of many exciting features into the Hog 4 family of consoles.

These features include: :

  • Compound Fixtures
  • Video Matrix Control
  • Pixel Mapping Effects
  • Patching Improvements
  • Menu Window
  • Cuelist XML Import/Export

Here are a few of my observations while exploring these new features:

Read the full article in: http://plsn.com/product-spotlight/21547-hog-4-3-5-0-product-update.html

www.highend.com
Australian Distributor: Lexair www.lexair.com.au

 

PR Lighting XLED 4022RZ

Posted on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

The XLED 4022RZ is a high performance wash light, thanks to its 22PCS/40W LEDs (4 in 1) and special optical unit.

Key Features:

  • Voltages: 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz
  • Power consumption: 900W@220V
  • Light source: OSRAM LEDs (RGBW 4 in 1), 22pcs, 50,000 hours lamp life
  • CTO: Linear controlled 2500K~8000K
  • Dimmer: 0-100% linear electronic dimmer
  • Strobe: 1-25 F.P.S
  • Zoom: Linearly zooming
  • Beam angle: 4.7°~60°
  • Effect: Voxtex and kaleidoscope
  • Channels: Standard 14 channels /Shapes 27 channels /Extended 29 channels/RGBW 80 channels /Full 103 channels
  • Head movement: Pan 540° and Tilt 240°, with auto position correction
  • Control: Sound control mode, individual LED control, touch screen
  • IP20
  • Net weight: 23.6Kg
 www.pr-lighting.com
Australian Distributor: Jands www.jands.com.au
 

Maverick MK1 Hybrid

Posted on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Maverick MK1 Hybrid puts a world of options at your fingertips with advanced optics, overlapping 8 and 4-facet prisms, a versatile gobo package, a 3º – 18º zoom range in spot mode and 19º – 41º in wash mode, and a robust CMY color system. Powered by a 440 W Osram Sirius reflector lamp, this supercharged hybrid awaits your command to dazzle with stunning output and effects. Choose from DMX, sACN, Art-Net, or W-DMX for control.

  • Fully featured, high powered Spot/Beam combination fixture with CMY color mixing and overlapping prisms
  • Fast and precise movement of Pan and Tilt functions
  • Variable CMY color mixing and static colors to create a wide range of color options
  • Individually controllable and overlappable 8 and 4-facet prisms
  • Frost and beam flattening options for even light distribution
  • Zoom angle of 3° to 18° in spot mode and 19° to 41° in wash mode for multiple coverage options
  • Tight 1° beam for extremely focused areal effects
  • 6 rotating and 18 static gobos for massive visual impact
  • DMX , W-DMX, sACN, and Art-Net for full flexibility of control options
  • True 1 compatible power input
  • Battery backup display with auto rotate depending on fixture orientation.

www.chauvetprofessional.com
Australian Distributor: Showtools www.showtools.com.au

 

ShowPro LED PAR QUAD 12QX IP65

Posted on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Outdoor-rated Quad-colour (4-in-one) RGBW LED washlight designed for professional touring and production. With W-DMX receiver onboard.

– 12 x 10W RGBW LEDs
– Perfect colour consistency in a compact weather-proof package
– Selectable PWM frequencies for flicker-free output
– Double mounting bracket allows fixture to be floor-mounted
– Four selectable dimming curve modes (o, fast, medium, slow)
– Patented structural design delivers superior passive cooling
– Silent operation suitable for broadcast environments
– Indestructible diecast alloy body
– High contrast OLED menu display
– Password protected menu lock
– IP65-rated for outdoor use
– W-DMX receiver onboard

www.showtech.com.au

 

Elation DW Chorus White-Light LED Battens

Posted on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Elation Professional’s DW Chorus™ is a new series of white-light LED batten wash lights with variable white color temperature control. Useful for floodlighting surfaces and stages in even washes of dynamic light, a broad range of white colour shades combines with the versatility of four different model choices to offer the ultimate in white light flexibility.

Available in 1’ (0.3m), 2’ (0.6m), 4’ (1.2m), and 6’ (1.8m) lengths, DW Chorus fixtures use long-life individual 3W cool white / warm white Lumi™ LEDs for variable white colour temperature range control from 2,700K white tungsten to 6,700K cool white. Hue, saturation and intensity of each LED are individually controllable while LED group control allows for even further design possibilities.

Perfect for linear effects as well, a selection of variable dimming curves is provided for faster programming and a selection of strobe and chase effects add to their versatility. All fixtures in the DW Chorus series are built with rugged die-cast aluminum exteriors and operate flicker free for use in TV and other broadcast applications.

DW Chorus 12™:  The DW Chorus 12 is a 12.4” (316mm) LED batten wash light housing 24 cold white and 24 warm white LEDs. The fixture emits 30,340 LUX @ 3.3’ (1m) (11° FULL ON) yet consumes a low 120W of max power. Capable of projecting bright washes of variable white light, the DW Chorus 12’s compact size means it can fit in virtually any stage setup.

DW Chorus 24™:  The DW Chorus 24 is a 23.8” (604mm) LED batten wash light with 48 cold white and 48 warm white LEDs. The DW Chorus 24 emits 20,570 LUX @3.3’ (1m) (9° FULL ON) for bright washes of uniform white light and consumes a low 169W of max power.

DW Chorus 48™:  The DW Chorus 48 is a 46.5” (1182mm) LED batten wash light with 96 cold white and 96 warm white LEDs. It emits a bright 32,644 LUX @3.3’ (1m) (14° FULL ON) for powerful washes of dynamic white light and consumes a low 347W of max power.

DW Chorus 72™: The DW Chorus 72 is a 69.3” (1760mm) LED batten wash light with 144 cold white and 144 warm white LEDs. It emits a bright 37,500 LUX @3.3’ (1m) (11° FULL ON) for broad and bright washes of white light from a single luminaire and consumes 510W of max power.

A host of other professional features come standard with each DW Chorus fixture like multi-channel DMX control and features like 3- and 5-pin DMX In/Out, PowerCON In/Out and RJ45 In/Out connections all come standard. All DW Chorus Series fixtures are ArtNet™, KlingNet™ and RDM (Remote Device Management) protocol capable and come with multiple-unit power linking to save on setup time and hassle. A 4-button control panel with LCD menu display provides for easy hands-on programming with easy-to-read fixture menus and messages.

An integrated rigging bracket allows for quick hanging and an auto-sensing power supply covers worldwide voltages and frequencies. The DW Chorus Series offers all the benefits of LED like greater reliability and less maintenance and consumes little power for a lower cost of ownership. With a long LED life rating, service intervals are few and far between.

www.elationlighting.com
Australian Distributor: Lexair www.lexair.com.au

 

Blizzard Lighting PixelStorm COB Mini

Posted on Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Have you met the smaller, cuter version of Blizzard’s PixelStorm™ COB? We call this one the PixelStorm™ COB Mini. At just ½ -meter long, the PixelStorm COB Mini is powered by 6x 25-watt high RGBAW COB LEDs that make for a super powerful wash with pixel mapping effect capabilities. This fixture’s 5-in-1 RGBAW LEDs provide vastly increased colour gamut and drastically multicolored shadowing compared to conventional LEDs.

The best thing about this mini fixture is its ability to individually controlled LEDs that produce mind-blowing chase effects! With an awesome array of chase effects plus sound active mode via master/slave, the PixelStorm™ COB Mini is the perfect mini solution for any type of lighting. There is a ton of flexibility in pixel control with 5/6/11/18/23/30 or 38-channel DMX modes.

There’s a ton of goodies within the fixtures 4-button control panel: 3 separate pixel group RGBAW intensity levels, strobe effects, 33 built-in auto programs, 2 sound active modes, and up to 10 custom static colors.

Thanks to its wiCICLE® enabled DMX jacks, you can enjoy this fixture without the need for external power! An innovative design provides power to the system directly from the fixtures DMX jack, meaning fewer cords and less setup time.

As always, this rugged, well-built mini wash is backed by Blizzard’s two-year warranty!

www.blizzardlighting.com
Australian Distributor: Phantos www.phantos.com.au

 

ETC extends Eos family with pro grade Gio @5

Posted on Thursday, December 1st, 2016

gio5The Eos family of consoles just got bigger – by going smaller. After a successful preview at LDI, ETC has officially launched the Gio @5 console, which brings the professional-grade control of the Eos Ti and Gio consoles within reach of users with tighter spaces – and tighter budgets.

“With the Gio @5, we’ve given you a little bit of everything,” says product manager Anne Valentino. This portable console packs all the control necessities into its narrow, 25.5-inch (641 mm) footprint, making external monitors and accessories optional. The desk includes an articulating, 17-inch, multi-touch LCD display, four encoders with haptic feedback, five definable and page-able motorised faders, a master fader pair and a retractable tray with backlit alpha-numeric keyboard.

The Gio @5 derives its name from the Eos command that sets a level at fifty percent, but don’t be fooled by its compact size; the desk offers a full programming experience. The console is the perfect step up for Ion users who want expanded hands-on access to playbacks, award-winning colour control, touchscreen Magic Sheets and more, says the company.

The programming surface matches the full, backlit keyboard layout of its larger sister desks, providing an easy transition for experienced Eos users looking to scale down for touring and smaller productions or venues.

The board has everything a programmer needs to rock small, live gigs – right out of the road case. The short-throw motorised faders are designed for efficient busking, but if more hands-on control is needed, the console can serve as a base for a customised, expanded work surface of plug-and-play Motorized Fader Wings, external touchscreen monitors and other accessories.

The upcoming v2.5 software – which will release in time to ship with the console – builds on the playbacks and effects work of the v2.4 release, with even more tools suited to busking.

www.etcconnect.com
Australian Distributer: Jands www.jands.com.au

 

MAde In The Shade Console Cover

Posted on Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Designed to fit on the MA Lighting grandMA2™ consoles, the MAde In The Shade console cover is made from marine-grade vinyl and features a durable, lightweight aluminum frame and adjustable legs that allows users to change its angle. Magnetic clips hold the shade firmly to top of console, while magnetic pads on the ends of the adjustable legs hold the legs in various positions. The light version can be disassembled, rolled up, and stored in carrying bag and the full version can fold in half. A moisture- and mold-resistant nylon carrying bag made from 200-weight denier pack cloth is included. Optional side panels and various colours are also available.

www.ma-shade.com

 

Philips Showline SL Beam 300fx

Posted on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

philips-showline-sl-beam-300fx_0The SL Beam 300fx from Philips Showline is a moving head luminaire that delivers 4,500 lumens output. The 19 RGBW LEDs provide blended washes of colour, and the fixture can be used as a beam and a wash luminaire. It also offers 32 dynamic animations through its pattern mode and effects with the rotating lens and effects wheel. When used as a beam luminaire, the fixture delivers a collimated beam at the narrow end (between 4° and 10°), and the dual rotating front lens and effects wheel creates myriad compositions. Individual pixel control and special optics eliminate the need for third-party beam control accessories. The luminaire can be configured remotely via RDM or locally through its LCD menu system.

www.lighting.philips.com

 

Martin By Harman VDO Face 5

Posted on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

martinvdoThe VDO Face 5 from Martin By Harman is a 5.2mm pixel pitch video panel for outdoor and indoor applications. Based around Martin’s proprietary P3 technology, it has been designed to enhance image quality and dynamic range. P3 does all processing in 16-bit per colour (48-bit per pixel), and the panels maintain grayscale-depth at low brightness, with full control over gamma and colour space. The panels are calibrated for consistency across units, and, coupled with LED aging compensation, the manufacturer claims to have doubled the product’s lifetime compared to similar products. Available in a high-brightness (HB), 5,000 nits (whiteface) version or a high-contrast (HC), 3000 nits (blackface) version, the screens are driven by a Martin P3 System Controller.

www.martin.com
Australian Distributor: Show Technology www.showtech.com.au