Reviews

Review: Clay Paky Igloo

Posted on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

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Written by: Nook Schoenfeld

The Igloo dome is a protective device designed to protect the smaller series of light fixtures from Clay Paky (as well as other manufacturers) against the elements. Physically resembling its name, this device can offer a full IP54 protection from the wet weather, sweltering sun as well as dust and wind.

Read the full review at: http://www.plsn.com/current-issue/32-road-tests/17886-clay-paky-igloo.html

www.claypaky.it
Australian Distributor: Show Technology www.showtech.com.au

 

Review: Solaris LED Linear Battens

Posted on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Written by: Craig Rutherford

Since 1983, TMB has supplied some of our industry’s hottest products — ProPlex Data Distribution equipment and cabling, ProPower power distros, and others. A year and a half ago, they introduced their Solaris LED line of fixtures, including the new Solaris LED Linear battens, which come in four different configurations for not only direct viewing, but also as a cyclorama wash role or as a high-powered performer wash.

Read the full article at: http://www.plsn.com/current-issue/32-road-tests/17587-solaris-led-linear-battens.html

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

 

Review: Clay Paky Stormy Strobes

Posted on Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Written by: Nook Schoenfeld

stormyI’m checking out the two new Strobes released by Clay Paky this year — the all-white LED Stormy and the full color LED version called the Stormy CC. The biggest thrill I get is that Clay Paky is emulating the old classic strobe chassis but utilizing the latest in LED technology. There is a huge concave reflector behind the light source, just as you would expect from a typical Xenon bulb strobe.

Read the full review at: http://www.plsn.com/current-issue/32-road-tests/17885-clay-paky-stormy-strobes.html

www.claypaky.it
Australian distributor: Show Technology www.showtech.com.au

 

Review: Vari-Lite VL4000 BeamWash

Posted on Monday, August 24th, 2015

Written by: Craig Rutherford

Ever since the creative minds behind Philips Vari-Lite fired up the VL*1 in 1981, the company has been at the forefront of automated lighting design and creation. Coming on the heels of the VL4000 Spot, the VL4000 BeamWash enters the market as a very high-output wash and beam effect, with a few tricks up its proverbial sleeve. Physically, the unit bears a resemblance to the VL3500 Wash, with a very large clear lens. The lamp source is a 1200-watt Philips FastFit lamp overdriven to 1,400 watts by default, and outputs a native color temperature of 6000 Kelvin. Changing the lamp is very easy, just two screws on the back, and all parts remain captive during installation.

Read the full article at: http://www.plsn.com/current-issue/32-road-tests/17278-vari-lite-vl4000-beamwash.html

www.vari-lite.com

Australian Distributor: Jands www.jands.com.au

 

Review: MA Lighting dot2 XL-F Lighting Console

Posted on Monday, August 3rd, 2015

By Jim Kumorek

The new dot2 is easier to learn and use than MA Lighting’s larger grandMA2. The dot2 is designed to anticipate what you want to do and guide you to the correct screens automatically.

MA Lighting recently introduced a new line of lighting consoles: the dot2. This line is designed to be for mid- to small-sized venues, more user-friendly than their grandMA2 line, as well as being easier on the pocketbook. However, it retains the cleverness of the grandMA2 system, including the 3D visualizer. We’re taking a look at the dot2 XL-F.

Read the full review at: http://www.churchproduction.com/story/main/ma-lighting-dot2-xl-f-lighting-console

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

 

Review: PR Lighting XR 1000 Spot

Posted on Monday, July 20th, 2015

Written by: Nook Schoenfeld

This week, I’ve got my hands on a hard-edge moving light discharge fixture from PR Lighting. This company is by far the market leader in China for professional lighting solutions for architectural, entertainment and promotional uses for 30 years. Mega Systems out of San Antonio, TX distributes their line of fixtures in the U.S.

The first thing I notice is that it’s compact. This is a 1000W fixture, with all of bells and whistles of its competitors, takes up a very compact physical footprint. Mind you, as soon as you pick up this 69-pound fixture, you realize that they are not skimping on any components. I manage to slide it out of its tiny custom case effortlessly as the handles and locking pan and tilts make for easy lifting.

Read the full article here http://www.plsn.com/current-issue/32-road-tests/16938-pr-lighting-xr-1000-spot.html

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

 

Review: Ayrton MagicDot-R and CosmoPix-R

Posted on Monday, July 13th, 2015

Written by: Nook Schoenfeld

I walk into the Morpheus Lights shop in Las Vegas, and the first thing I see are these black balls. Row upon row of little rolling balls emitting light in synchronous harmony. That alone was a pretty big “wow” factor upon first sight. But then I round the corner, and there are bigger balls with multiple light beams emitted in every angle. Rotating continuously in every angle. I am experiencing flashbacks to the 1970’s and the days of disco. I instantly realize that Ayrton, the leading innovator in new LED product manufacturing, has once again come up with some revolutionary products.

On the heels of the MagicPanel-R and MagicBlade-R, Ayrton has added two new members to their Radical series of lighting fixtures. The compact MagicDot boasts a single 60-watt, multi-chip RGBW light source. The larger CosmoPix contains 12 of the same type Osram OSTAR bulbs. They are rated for a life expectancy of 50,000 hours.

Read the full review at: http://www.plsn.com/current-issue/32-road-tests/16944-ayrton-magicdot-r-and-cosmopix-r.html

www.ayrton.eu
Australian Distributor SHS Global