Chroma-Q Color Force 12 to be Shown at the PLASA Show
Posted on Wednesday, September 8th, 2010
The Chroma-Q Color Force LED lighting range has been extended with the launch of the new Color Force 12, a multipurpose fixture. Manufactured in North America and part of the new generation of Chroma-Q LED models, the Color Force 12 provides the feature set of the Color Force LED battens range in a compact, all-purpose version designed for floor, wall,or truss mounting. At only 1′ long, the unit’s footprint is suitable for pipe end, shin buster and wash applications.
The fixture can also be used to extend Color Force 48 and 72 LED batten installations, with minimal distance between fixtures and an output in excess of 2,000 lumens for seamless wall washing up to 26′.
The Color Force 12 uses its huge RGBA color mixing palette to deliver a full range of high-brightness colors for power across the spectrum. The company says this feature makes it especially suitable for designers or rental and production companies looking to invest in a single fixture solution for theatre, concert touring, corporate event, exhibition and TV lighting applications.
The Chroma-Q RGBA engine has been developed to deliver a CRI of 92, for true color balance across the gamut. In addition, the trademarked ColorSure technology ensures enhanced color consistency across the two independently controlled cells and when using multiple fixture, the company says.
The Color Force 12 fixture’s custom optical design produces an extremely smooth, uniform output with outstanding color blend. Combined with separate discreet RGBA LEDs used for increased efficiencies, the unit delivers surprisingly clean shadows for most common real world applications, the company says.
Other features include theatrical grade dimming and a clean white light, along with LED lighting’s instant strobe-like control of intensity. In everyday use the Color Force 12 is roughly comparable in output and cost to a 750W PAR fixture with color changer and dimmer channel. With a 50,000-hour L70 lamp life and only 120W power usage when running at full power (less at a color), the ongoing financial savings of the fixture are huge. It is anticipated that the Color Force 12 will actually pay for itself within 13,500 hours of use.
Featuring a choice of HSI, RGB, RGBA, RGBI, and StRGBA DMX modes, compatibility with industry standard control consoles is assured. In addition, a comprehensive built-in effects engine and stand-alone master and slave modes provide dynamic looks and additional usage possibilities.
On the outside, the Color Force 12 has been designed to provide maximum versatility and ease of use. The built-in power supply, hidden quick release fixings requiring no tools, and mains power / DMX in at one end and out the other provide fast deployment and simple cable management. The fixture also features a rugged yet lightweight aluminium body.
The full Chroma-Q LED range will be on display at PLASA 2010 (Stand 1-E11).