Reviews

Review: Martin MAC Quantum Profile

Posted on Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Written by: Craig Rutherford

Martin Professional has been a leading manufacturer of moving lights for many years, and their MAC series of lights has been incredibly successful. With the MAC Quantum Profile, the company moves into previously unexplored territory, combining the fast-growing area of LED technology with their optics and color systems, and the result is the company’s latest LED profile light.

Read the full review at http://www.plsn.com/current-issue/32-road-tests/16606-martin-mac-quantum-profile.html

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

 

Review: dot2 Console from MA Lighting

Posted on Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Written by: Nook Schoenfeld

MA Lighting has somehow hidden the secret that they have been working on a new console pretty much since they debuted the grandMA Series 2 line five years ago. I was amazed, not only by their ability to keep it a secret all this time, but also by how easy this console is to operate. But let’s cut to the chase and give you the facts.

Read the full review at: http://www.plsn.com/current-issue/32-road-tests/16602-dot2-console-from-ma-lighting.html

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

 

Review: High End Systems SolaSpot Pro 1500

Posted on Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Written by: Nook Schoenfeld

Let it be known that a manufacturer has finally built a hard edge moving light with an LED source that’s brighter than the 1200W discharge fixtures now on the market. Barco-owned High End Systems has proven that their SolaSpot Pro 1500 fixture has the horsepower to outshine most of the top selling fixtures others offer while only using a 400-watt white LED light source.

Read the full review at: http://www.plsn.com/current-issue/32-road-tests/16372-high-end-systems-solaspot-pro-1500.html

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

 

Review: GLP impression X4 Bar 20

Posted on Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Written by: Nook Schoenfeld

LED strip lights have been around a while. These battens have lots of uses, and it seems that many are good for one function, but they may not fare well at another. Some didn’t use 4-in-1 LEDs, some didn’t line up perfectly in a row, and my biggest pet peeve — none of them could ever illuminate a whole backdrop evenly, from top to bottom with just a ground row of fixtures. Then along comes this product from GLP.

Read the full review at: http://www.plsn.com/current-issue/32-road-tests/16048-glp-impression-x4-bar-20.html

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

 

Review: Chauvet Professional Rogue RH1 Hybrid

Posted on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Written by: Craig Rutherford

The Rogue RH1 Hybrid is one of Chauvet Professional’s latest offerings in the fast-growing area of hybrid fixtures — fixtures that fulfill more than one “traditional” role in a lighting rig, be that wash, hard-edge projector, or beam fixture. I spent a few afternoons playing with this new beam / spot hybrid light to see what this new fixture from Chauvet Professional can do.

Read the full review at: http://www.plsn.com/current-issue/32-road-tests/15452-chauvet-professional-rogue-rh1-hybrid.html

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

 

Review: Robe BMFL

Posted on Sunday, January 25th, 2015

By Nook Schoenfeld

I just spent two straight hours playing with this remarkable new fixture from Robe, the fine Czech Republic manufacturer of quality lighting fixtures. The latest in their series of hard-edged spot fixtures is cleverly called the BMFL, which stands for Bright Multi-Functional Luminaire. This fixture is so unique in the way that it projects textures that it took me all that time just to glance at all the amazing designer macros in this fixture and the fact that I’m playing with a whole new beast of a light here, not another clone of a typical spot fixture. This fixture has every bell and whistle of all the other spot fixtures I have used, rolled into one.

Read the full article at: http://www.plsn.com/current-issue/32-road-tests/15188-robe-bmfl.html

www.robe.cz
Australian Distributor: ULA Group www.ulagroup.com

I just spent two straight hours playing with this remarkable new fixture from Robe, the fine Czech Republic manufacturer of quality lighting fixtures. The latest in their series of hard-edged spot fixtures is cleverly called the BMFL, which stands for Bright Multi-Functional Luminaire. This fixture is so unique in the way that it projects textures that it took me all that time just to glance at all the amazing designer macros in this fixture and the fact that I’m playing with a whole new beast of a light here, not another clone of a typical spot fixture. This fixture has every bell and whistle of all the other spot fixtures I have used, rolled into one.
 

Review: ETC Nomad Puck

Posted on Friday, January 9th, 2015

By Justin Lang

Years ago, I was afraid of controlling my lights on a PC Based lighting controller. Recently, like in the past six months, I have come to fall in love with them. Looking back on why I was so nervous about using them was the fact that almost everything had to be done with a mouse, or by remembering those awkward keyboard shortcuts. There is something about having a console’s control surface in front of you.

The ah ha moment came to me recently that the real advantage of a lighting console is the ability to touch its screens and make something happen. In the early days of PC-based controllers, adding a touch screen monitor was something for the uber wealthy, as touchscreen monitors were outrageously overpriced. Now, you can pick a decent one up for under $200 dollars.

Read full article at: http://www.plsn.com/current-issue/38-product-spotlight/14958-etc-nomad-puck.html

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