Equipment News

Blizzard’s Newest Flavor-Filled Fixture: LOOP

Posted on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Blizzard Lighting employees sat around reliving the breakfasts of their youth; slurping up multicolored sugary milk and mowing down fruity starch rings by the boxful. Blizzard’s affinity for colorful LOOP-shaped stuff remains strong, as evidenced by their newest professional lighting fixture, LOOP™. Plus, now there’s 50% less sugar and 200% more flavor. That’s a combo moms and kids can agree on! LOOP™ is a unique multi-beam linear moving head with LED “signature” ring effects, infinite pan/tilt, and built-in Art-Net support.

“We’ve had a lot of success with fixtures that blend exceptional output with on-fixture visual appeal,” BS’d Blizzard’s Komassa, his nose growing longer with every syllable. “LOOP™ is designed with that philosophy in mind. The main LED array produces a tight, pixel-controllable linear beam, while the LED ‘signature rings’ provide serious eye candy. Put a few LOOPs together and you get a fantastic, singular effect!”

It’s true. LOOP™ IS pure eye candy that delivers a thrill without sacrificing on pro specs. LOOP™ comes fitted with 7x pixel mappable 40W RGBW high power 4-in-1 LEDs mated to sharp 5° optics. The LEDs are then surrounded by pixel mappable RGB colored LED “signature” rings, allowing LDs to use them not only for projection, but for direct viewing as well.

LOOP™’s infinite pan and tilt also helps create ultra-fast multi-directional aerials, while its smooth 0-100% dimming, colour changing, built-in crossfading colour macros, colour presets, and built-in chase patterns with speed control offer endless design capabilities. These fixtures come with 3-pin XLR in/out jacks, RJ45 ethernet (Art-Net) connections, and powerCON® compatible AC power In/Out. LOOP™ is backed by Blizzard’s 2-year warranty.
Australian Distributor: Phantos


Wireless Controllable Table Lighting for Flexible Events

Posted on Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Innovation is at the heart of Novatech’s commitment as the market leader to bring our clients the very latest technology from across the globe. In an Australian first, we are delighted to introduce into our inventory a unique range of table centrepieces. Comprising of a Smart Candle, Smart Disc and Smart TabLED, the range allows event organisers the flexibility and creativity usually associated with larger & more expensive infrastructure.

The range is powered by energy efficient LED technology and are completely wireless using environmentally friendly rechargeable batteries which provide sufficient duration for a variety of applications and events. Adding to these features is the unique ability for all products to be controlled remotely by our lighting operators during the event using wireless DMX. This allows certain looks to be applied to the tables at various points at the event manager’s discretion. For example, a dramatic chase of colour across the tables during an award announcement or all tables dimming to blue during video rolls. All of this is achieved with no additional rigging, power or signal infrastructure to the event space which significantly reduces the cost & time required to have this high impact effect.

The range can be set on the fixture at setup or connected to a wireless DMX network for full control. The Smart TabLED has an RGBW LED source with 360° coverage for standard catering round tables of 1.8m. A magnetic base affixes to a metal disc hidden under the table linen for sturdy yet discrete setup. The Smart Disc features 39 RGBW LED sources with separate control over each LED for upright and sidelight dynamic effects. This offers 360° coverage on the sides to light up the table and 25° to light up objects on top. Lastly, the Smart Candle is an IP65 wireless battery powered candle with a simple flame effect that can then change colour to be part of the event with full RGW LED control. Novatech have in excess of 100 items per fixture in stock with battery life starting from eight hours.

We also envisage the range being utilised in unique applications such as lining pathways, entrance features or displays where cabling, power and other infrastructure would compromise safety or incur large labour and equipment costs. With the range being fully wireless, the clutter and cabling of previous solutions is now non-existent. The creative possibilities are endless!


Chroma-Q Inspire XT

Posted on Monday, August 7th, 2017

The award winning Chroma-Q Inspire range welcomes its newest and eagerly anticipated addition: the Inspire XT.

Incorporating all of the features of the popular Inspire range of luminaires, including; fully homogenized beam, theatrical grade dimming and convection cooling, the new Chroma-Q Inspire XT boasts an impressive output of more than 9,500 hot lumens.

The Inspire XT uses Chroma-Q’s advanced homogenized optics, allowing for a single output beam that is clean, pure and uniform. Factory calibration ensures every Inspire’s output is colour matched.

The Inspire XT’s range of beautiful whites, soft pastels and bold saturates provides for maximum creativity. Its ability to transform the look and feel of a space and engage an audience while subtly or boldly shaping an environment makes Inspire XT perfect for entertainment, Houses of Worship and architectural projects.

The XT is twice as bright as the industry leading Inspire and uses DMX, allowing the fixture to dim smoothly through the entire range, especially at low levels. In addition to being energy efficient, the Inspire XT is a low maintenance fixture delivering over 50,000 hours of life expectancy. Camera Friendly technology eliminates camera flicker, on even the most demanding HD camera.

The Inspire XT rounds out the product range, which includes both the Inspire and Inspire Mini, for a complete house lighting solution

Inspire XT Additional Features:

• RGBW colour mixing provides a CRI of up to 90 and delivers extremely accurate colour mixing

• DMX-512 Control allows for individual fixture control and pixel mapping to create gorgeous colour effects and warm amber looks to engage and captivate the room

All versions of Chroma-Q Inspire fixtures are available with a full range of optional accessories for mounting and beam control.
Australian Distributor: Jands


CYC OUT™ Released by Blizzard

Posted on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Meet Cyc Out™. Now, meet “CYC-OUT™.” By day, a flexible, graceful cyc light. By night, a punch-your-lights out, fully-loaded RGBW colour mixing strobe. It was going to be called “JekyllandHydeoled,” but someone already took that name. The Cyc Out™’s multi-mode strobe functions include dual zone control and individual strobe rates for each colour, plus separate duration and rate controls for impressive, xenon-like blinder effects, all without the need for gel (or mousse).

The fixture’s dual-zone colour control also creates smooth, wide colour gradients from a single source, making it a unique secret weapon for lighting designers.

Dragging the whole room down into a serious nerd/marketing type discussion, Blizzard’s Will Komassa remarked, “Cyc Out™ is that rare product that is perfectly suited for two very different applications.” Then, sensing he was losing the audience, he noted, “As a colour-changing strobe, it does a very capable ‘impression’ of xenon strobes, can layer strobes of different colours and rates, and is eye-popping, to say the least. As a cyc light, the even field and long throw at narrow angles are among the best I’ve seen. And the dual-colour gradient effects? Those are really a game changer.”

The Cyc Out™ comes fitted with 256x (64x R/G/B/W) 3W LEDs with a 60° beam angle. Just like classic strobe fixtures, the light is projected forward and enhanced by a parabolic reflector (rather than directly forward, like most LED strobes). The fixture’s beam angle can be shaped using the equipped 2 leaf barn doors, plus, the its strobe rate, intensity, and duration of the pulse are all fully controllable in both standalone and DMX modes.

Cyc Out™ fixtures come with an easy-to-use control panel with a Micro OLED display with 4x touch sensitive buttons, power switch, 3/5-pin XLR in/out connections, a mounting bracket with stabilizers for free standing position flexibility, and a powerCON® compatible AC power input connector. The Cyc Out™ is backed by Blizzard’s 2-year warranty.
Australian Distributor: Phantos


Elation Proteus Hybrid™ IP65 Moving Head

Posted on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Multi-functional IP-rated arc source fixture in award-winning Proteus™ series hits the market

Elation Professional is pleased to offer the second luminaire in the Proteus™ series of IP-rated, discharge-lamp moving head lights — Proteus Hybrid™. Now available to the market, the 3-in-1 hybrid moving head is an LDI Best Debuting Product Award winner along with the recently released Proteus Beam™.

The Proteus Hybrid is a professional moving head luminaire with spot, beam, and wash modes and the power and features to bring ideas to light. Engineered specifically to empower designer creativity, Proteus moving heads are high-performance, next-level intelligent lighting solutions designed to excel under varying weather conditions.

Fulfills real industry need

Featuring a sophisticated yet pragmatic design, the Proteus Hybrid gives designers the freedom to utilize the latest technology at any event, indoors or out. Compact, robust and budget friendly, Elation’s first ever IP-rated discharge-lamp moving head series provides solutions to real industry needs. Outdoor events bring their own set of logistical challenges and with Proteus Elation have eliminated the need for costly shrouds and weatherproof coverings while doing away with the compromise that often comes with using IP-rated LED units. Featuring a rugged, multi-environmental IP65 design, the Proteus Hybrid also houses an innovative internal thermal cooling system that keeps the fixture cool even under extreme conditions.

Bright, efficient beam that zooms in all modes

Along with the ruggedness to withstand the elements, the Proteus Hybrid is a versatile luminaire that does not compromise on features. Using the new Philips™ 21R 470W lamp and housing an advanced optical system with auto-focus, the fixture produces a bright beam that can zoom from 3.0° – 40° in spot mode, 2.0° to 30° in beam mode, and 8.0° to 55° in wash mode. The Proteus Hybrid’s beam can be manipulated via 8- facet and 6-way linear rotating prisms.

Professional design features

Colour design features include full CMY colour mixing plus CTO colour mixing for greater colour temperature control. A 14-slot dichroic colour wheel has been added for even greater colour choice. Eight rotating replaceable gobos and 14 static-fixed gobous provide for a host of graphic effects while a full animation system offers even greater design possibilities. The full 360° bi-directional animation effect wheel brings graphics to life, allowing for the creation of dramatic animated effects such as undulating waves, rising flames, driving rain, drifting clouds, foliage, and more.

The Proteus Hybrid features a superior interface with control support from DMX, Art-Net, sACN and RDM protocols and internal program macros are included for quick programming. Elation’s internal E-FLY™ wireless DMX transceiver is also included for quicker setups with less cable mess.

Proteus is another example of Elation’s mission to offer the best value:performance ratio fixtures on the market. Designed to unleash a designer’s creative vision, Proteus fixtures are built for visionary lighting designers who refuse to compromise, allowing their vision to be unbound by the elements.
Australian Distributor: Lexair


ShowPro LED PixPar 3 IP65 RGBW Zoom

Posted on Thursday, July 20th, 2017

The PixPar3 delivers a powerful tight beam or a super flat wash thanks to the DMX controlled motorised zoom in a compact diecast IP rated housing.

– 120W RGBW LEDs
– Perfect colour mixing consistency in a compact weather-proof housing
– 16- Bit smooth dimming
– Dual yoke allows Fixture to be floor-mounted
– Patented structural design delivers superior passive cooling
– Silent and flicker free operation suitable for broadcast environments
– Indestructible diecast alloy body
– High contrast OLED menu display
– Password protected menu lock
– IP65-rated for outdoor use


Blizzard’s Kryo.Mix™ CMY

Posted on Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Kryo.Mix™ CMY is powerful 3-in-1 Beam/Spot/Wash moving head that is loaded with advanced optics, mechanics, and electronic technology, all built around an extremely bright 350W discharge lamp. It features a 1.5- 35° zoom that can provide super sharp narrow or wide beam aerial effects with highly saturated colours via its CMY color mixing system.

The advanced CMY colour mixing system built into the Kryo.Mix™ CMY consists of 3 separate colour wheels with gradual Cyan/ Magenta/Yellow fade, plus 5 carefully selected colour filters on each wheel, for a total of 15 static colours + white, which allows users to achieve a wide range of colour possibilities.

Other outstanding features of the Kryo.Mix™ CMY include smooth 540/280° pan & tilt movement (8 and 16-bit resolution), dual gobo wheels (#1 rotating, with 12 gobos + open, and #2 with 13 static gobos + open), 12/36-facet rotating prism with auto beam adjustment, motorized zoom and focus, gobo shake, frost filter, and 1-18Hz cycle strobe for an endless amount great beam effects. 21/23/28-channel DMX channel modes are also available and its operating modes include master/slave, and auto mode.

Kryo.Mix™ CMY fixtures offer an easy-to-use 5-button LCD control panel, dual side handles for easy transportation, powerCON® compatible power input connection, 3/5-pin DMX In/Out jacks, and dual quarter-turn “Omega” quick connect type clamp brackets for secure truss mounting, making this one incredible 3-in-1 Beam/Spot/Wash moving head fixture.
Australian Distributor: Phantos Lighting