Equipment News

SGM Q-10

Posted on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

SGM’s IP65-rated Q-10, featured at LDI 2017 in Las Vegas, is a 60K lumen output RGBW LED luminaire that can function as a strobe, flood, pixel light and blinder with non-fading continuous output.

At the same time, the powerful and low-noise Q-10 is practically maintenance free and comes with a user-friendly display, wireless control, and integrated handle making is easy to operate, transport, rig, and to focus.

As with all the other IP65-rated luminaires in SGM’s product range, the Q-10 comes with the well-known SGM thermal management and is kept free of externally induced particles on internal optics and light sources. The internal built-in patented SGM dehumidifier further protects the fixture from moisture, smoke fluid, pollution, humidity, and any other factors that can generate corrosion.

With an expected lifetime of 50,000 hours, this rectangular full color SMD LED luminaire keeps the same accurate color calibration of the remaining SGM Q series and the avoidance of color shifts. It incorporates a total of 4,096 SMD LEDS evenly distributed between RGB SMD LEDs and white SMD LEDs, delivering best-in-class optical colour mixing as well as a linear colour temperature control ranging from 2,000K to 10,000K.

With the wide 110° beam angle, the Q-10 offers a wide even-field coverage, making it ideal for cycloramas, wall washing, large objects and areas, and stage lighting. It comes with eight individually controllable segments, generating wide-ranging colour effects and pixel-mapping combinations for creative lighting designs. Each segment provides extremely fast feedback, individual RGB control and superior dimming performance for velvet smooth fades and flicker-free operation.
Australian Distributor: ETA


TMB Solaris Flare Q+ Rayzr

Posted on Monday, November 20th, 2017

The Solaris Flare Q+ Rayzr from TMB is a combined colour wash and strobe, available in 50cm and 100cm models, featuring 18 or 36 10W RGBW LEDs, respectively, in pixel groups of three. Mounting and joining options are available for scenery, truss, pipe, and floor, and users can vertically hang coupled units up to 3m in total length. The fixture has silent and super-bright modes, due to its integration of Q+ Technology™. Functions, colours, and brightness are consistent with other Flare Q+ fixtures. The 36° beam angle is standard, with 22°, 54°, and 70° options also available.
Australian Distributor: Lexair


X-Effects LED Projector from Rosco

Posted on Monday, November 20th, 2017

Rosco is thrilled to announce the introduction of the X-Effects LED Projector – the next generation of dynamic lighting effects from Rosco. Over the past 15 years, the X24 X-Effects Projector has captured the imagination of lighting professionals in all of Rosco’s core illumination markets and has become one of Rosco’s most popular light fixtures. Best known for its signature water effect seen in aquariums and restaurants all around the world – this fixture’s unique effects-engine has also created captivating light art inside museums and realistic lighting effects on stage.

Now we have an additional way to create those same lighting effects using a compact, power-efficient LED fixture. The X-Effects LED Projector is available in two models that project bright, vibrant lighting effects – a cool white, 5500K unit and a color-mixing RGBW unit. Both models feature bright output, are capable of 33’ (10m) throws, and feature four lens accessories to choose from – enabling designers the ability to adjust the fixture’s beam-spread to their project.

Just like the X24, the standard X-Effects Glass that ships with the fixture can be swapped out to create other lighting effects. Effects Glass Gobos such as Image Glass and ColorWaves, for example, can be used to create mesmerizing lighting effects, and Custom Gobos can be ordered for the fixture to add messaging or stylized textures and patterns.

Another new feature of the X-Effects LED Projector is its IP65 rating. The most common request for the X24 was to release a model that could be installed outdoors. Whether it’s water effects for aquariums, fire effects for casinos or falling snowflakes for retail stores and themed attractions – designers have requested a way to project lighting effects onto the facades of buildings. Until now, that was only possible by purchasing large, expensive enclosures. The X-Effects LED Projector is IP65 rated, which means its effects can be projected wherever they’re needed – indoors and outdoors.

The X-Effects LED Projector is fully dimmable and features both onboard controls and RDM-compatible DMX controls. Three knobs provide manual control of the dimming and speed/direction of the two pieces of X-Effects Glass inside the fixture. The fixture’s DMX and RDM capabilities not only control dimming & speed/direction, it also provides remote addressing of the fixture plus color control of the RGBW fixture.

We can go on-and-on about all of the bells and whistles of the new X-Effects LED Projector – but it’s the EFFECTS that it can generate that should take center stage. The next time your design calls for vibrant lighting effects that need to travel in a linear direction – remember that Rosco has the solution and visit the X-Effects LED Projector page on our website.


Martin RUSH MH 10 Beam FX

Posted on Monday, November 20th, 2017

The Martin RUSH MH 10 Beam FX, a competitively priced beam fixture with an independent, built-in LED ring, has 24 individually-controllable LEDs surrounding a central beam lens, the RUSH MH 10 FX promises visual effect possibilities never before available at this price point.

“The beam capabilities of the RUSH MH 10 FX is exactly what our touring, nightlife and house of worship customers have been asking for,” says Mark Buss, Product Manager, RUSH for Harman Professional Solutions. “The addition of the LED ring provides those lighting designers a new and exciting visual element as well—and at a very attractive price point.”

The Martin RUSH MH 10 Beam FX is a compact 60W RGBW LED moving head fixture that offers tight beam effects using a collimator lens design, creating a striking, high-intensity look on stage. The LEDs on the MH 10 Beam blend perfectly with Martin MAC Aura, RUSH MH 6, and RUSH Par 2 fixtures, providing excellent colour mixing capabilities. In addition, the LED ring surrounding the central beam utilizes 24 LEDs that are independently controllable for a range of visual effect possibilities.

“The Martin Rush MH10 is a great solution for house of worship, nightlife, cruise ship and touring customers looking for new ways to use lighting as part of a set design,” explains Bradley Drummond, Director, Hospitality Solutions and Marketing at Harman Professional Solutions. “The LED ring offers a range of new design opportunities, and the continuous pan and tilt and lightweight build also provides a number of interesting rigging possibilities and high-speed looks. With this price and feature set, it’s an excellent choice for a range of creative applications.”
Australian Distributor: Show Technology


Claypaky launch AXCOR 300 family

Posted on Friday, November 17th, 2017

The new Axcor 300 family of moving LED fixtures brings Claypaky’s no-compromise quality and performance to the broad mid-market. The range consists of a spot light, a wash light and a beam light, all driven by a white LED engine with a rated power of up to 180 Watts. The quality of their effects, their construction, and their high light output derive from the high-end products Claypaky specializes in.

The AXCOR SPOT 300 has 17 gobos on 2 wheels, including 7 high quality dichroic rotating gobos.  Weighing just 20 Kg and measuring a little over 500 mm, this unit incorporates features that are not often found in models of this size, like a rotating prism, a motorized iris, a soft edge filter, a 16-bit dimmer, and a 8-40° zoom.

The AXCOR BEAM 300 has an even more compact body – less than 500mm – and is able to emit a super-concentrated solid beam with a beam angle as small as 2° and a surprising light output. The wealth and quality of its colours and aerial effects, its electronic focus and its 140 mm diameter front lens make the Axcor Beam 300 the ideal beam moving light in any application area, and the perfect replacement of a Claypaky Sharpy!

The AXCOR WASH 300 has a 140mm front PC lens and linear 5.5° – 42° zoom. Producing colours is its specialty: it is fitted with all the components you need to produce any shade of colour you desire, with a light diffusion uniformity comparable to higher-end models.

The AXCOR 300 models boast cutting-edge electronic and software technology, with all the features that enable optimal fixture management and maintenance over time.

With a physical size, power consumption and price-point  that disguise their strength and creative potential, the Axcor 300 range enables a new world of expression in touring, events, TV, theatre and installed lighting markets. Now, more designers than ever before can achieve their biggest ideas.


•  Source: 110W White LED engine (7600 K)
•  Ø 140mm front lens
•  Beam aperture: 2°
•  Motorised focus lens
•  One color wheel with 14 Colours
•  One gobo wheel with 17 Gobos
•  Rotating 8-facet Prism
•  16-bit Electronic Dimmer with 4 curves
•  Electronic strobe@24 f/sec
•  Extremely compact and lightweight
•  Two DMX modes: 14ch / 16ch (Sharpy mode)


•  Source: 180W White LED engine (7000 K)
•  8°-40° linear zoom
•  Motorized focus lens
•  CMY System
• One colour wheel with 7 colours (including 1 CTO filter)
• One wheel with 7 rotating gobos
•  One wheel with 10 fixed gobos
•  Rotating 4-facet prism
•  Mechanical Iris
•  Frost filter
•  16-bit Electronic Dimmer with 4 curves
•  Electronic strobe@24 f/sec
•  Extremely compact and lightweight

•  Source: 180W White LED engine (7000 K)
•  Ø 140mm PC front lens
•  5.5°-42° Linear Zoom
•  CMY system on wheels
•  One colour wheel with 9 colours (including 1 CTO filter)
•  Rotating Ovalizer beam
•  16-bit Electronic Dimmer with 4 curves
•  Electronic strobe@24 f/sec
•  Extremely compact and lightweight

**First international at LDI 2017** – Claypaky booth #2737

Australian Distributor: Show Technology


Exclusive MADRIX® 5.0 Preview at LDI

Posted on Friday, November 17th, 2017

LEDs are everywhere and an ever-increasing number of LED projects is created all around the world. The most creative and complex designs ask for modern control solutions. Since 2005, the MADRIX® Software specializes in stunning yet easy-to-use pixel mapping. In 2013, MADRIX® 3 took those powerful features and brought them also to 3D for complete control in all three planes  – X, Y, and Z.

MADRIX® 5 will add even more groundbreaking features:

A completely new look and feel will make everything easier to read and even easier to use. This includes not only a fresh font made for screens and monitors for legibility, but also two completely new GUI color schemes for the user interface – light and dark. On top, the user interface has been improved further and will react even quicker when switching between effects.

A whole new level of interaction will be possible with the new TRI category of built-in effects. Generated in real time as well, these can be triggered manually by the user via DMX-IN or MIDI. The user himself can initiate when a visual is created on the LEDs.

Support for 64 bit will provide access to more of a computer’s available resources and boosts any existing system right out of the box already today. Performance increases of 20% are likely due to the modern architecture. Compatibility with Art-Net 4 and Streaming ACN E1.31 unicast support, in addition to multicast, will also be implemented.

The built-in Patch Editor will receive many useful extras. Loading a background image helps with the manual placement of LED fixtures. The list of fixtures and their configuration can be exported or printed. The widely used CSV file format can be imported and will quickly generate complex patch layouts based on data of third-party software, such as visualizers or lighting design tools.

In addition to these headline features, many more improvements will be included. MADRIX® 5 will be shown as exclusive preview version.
Australian Distributor: ETA


Blizzard Lighting has Nostalgia + Newfangled Alike

Posted on Thursday, November 16th, 2017

LDI 2017 is here and Blizzard is back with another epic booth design. They’ve also “levelled up” with a load of new fixtures to match. Plus, it’s all wrapped in plenty of 8-bit nostalgia including an ENORMOUS 26-foot tall, video wall covered 3-D “Q-Bert” style pyramid!

Get your game off to a great start with WINK™, a slick and powerful moving head with blazing fast 540°/270°+infinite pan and tilt! This mover comes loaded with a 60W 4-in-1 RGBW main LED with motorized 5-45° zoom. A four segment pixel-mappable LED ring with a total of 8x 0.5W RGB LEDs adds even more personality and flair, just like your favorite 8-bit console heroes.

If you’ve got quarters left in your pocket, Blizzard’s brand new Aria™ Profile series deserves a look. ETL listed and available with RGBW and warm white LED options, these ellipsoidal profile spot fixtures are equipped to produce intense sharp or soft edged beams thanks to their high-efficiency optical systems and high-output COB LEDs. The Aria™ Profile RGBW comes fitted with a 180W RGBW 4-in-1 COB LED, and the Aria™ Profile WW comes with a 200W white 3200K COB LED.

Next, even the best pixel-based heros need a little help from their toolkit sometimes. Enter Blizzard’s new wiCICLE® Ion™, a 2.4GHz wireless DMX/W-DMX® receiver with a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The wiCICLE® Ion™ can be directly powered via DMX when in use with any wiCICLE® enabled fixture, or it can go power cord free for 6+ hours with a full charge.

Just like it’s “Super” Italian plumber cousin Mario, G-Mix™ 200 is an incredible sequel and an incredible fixture in its own right. With a 200W OSRAM® white LED light source and a smooth CMY colour mixing system, this fixture’s rich output does not disappoint. Other impressive specs include its unique system of three color wheels, 5°- 42° linear motorized zoom, smooth 540/270° pan & tilt movement, and variable frost for gentle wash-like output or dynamic background projections.

LOOP™ is a dazzling new linear multi-beam moving head fixture with LED ring effects. LOOP™ comes loaded with 7x 40W RGBW high power LEDs surrounded by 7x RGB coloured rings and a narrow 5° beam angle. The fixture also boasts blazing fast 540°/270° tilt + infinite pan and tilt for sweeping beam effects, smooth 0-100% dimming, built-in crossfading colour macros, and built-in chase patterns with speed control.

Last but not least, LDI-ers shouldn’t miss seeing IRiS™ R3 in action. Blizzard’s booth features 224 panels of IRiS(™), an ETL listed 3.9mm pixel pitch LED video panel with high-contrast 3-in-1 SMD2121 blackbody LEDs. IRiS™ has impressive specs, like 128×128 resolution (16,384 pixel), exceptional 1200nits brightness and 1920Hz refresh rate. Its front/rear module service and a generous warranty and repair system mean stunning ease of use and legendary support from Blizzard for users.
Australian Distributor: Phantos Lighting