Chroma-Q Expand Studio Range with the Release of Space Force
Posted on Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
Space Force™ is a cutting-edge variable white LED Space Light that is a modern replacement for conventional space lights or soft light sources commonly used in film and TV studios around the world. The fixture benefits from cool running, energy efficiency, lightweight design and minimal maintenance requirements.
The Space Force is highly efficient and natively single source, removing the need for skirts or silks to diffuse the light. As a result of its low profile, lightweight (only 8kg / 17.6lb) and skirt-free design, the fixture is quick and easy to set up at any height. The Space Force is available as a variable white source, CCT tuneable between 2,800K – 6,300K. Every unit is factory calibrated, to ensure consistent output and colour temperature.
The Space Force uses a fraction of the power required by conventional fixtures, while delivering all of the performance users require – providing an output of up to 26,700 lumens, which is comparable to a traditional 6kW fixture. Not only is the power consumption lower, so too is the heat produced – ensuring a cooler environment and lower air conditioning costs. Using the same proven convection cooling technology found in other Chroma-Q® LED models – which eliminates the need for noisy cooling fans – the Space Force provides totally silent operation.
The unit utilises LED technology to ensure consistent long life performance – removing the need for costly regular maintenance associated with conventional fixtures. The Space Force provides high CRI and TLCI values, which are requirements for light sources used in the film and TV industry to ensure accurate colour rendering.
All Chroma-Q products come with theatrical grade dimming, and the Space Force is no exception. This technique emulates the extremely smooth dimming curve of a tungsten fixture, ensuring there is no stepping on the output. This allows the output to be smoothly controlled even at the low end of the dimming curve.
The Space Force features adjustable PWM frequencies to provide flicker-free operation on even the most demanding shoots.
Unlike conventional fixtures, the Space Force has on-board power and control electronics – eliminating costly power cables and the need for dimmer racks. Control of colour temperature and intensity is available via DMX wired, the optional LumenRadio CRMX wireless, or locally via the on-board encoders.
The Space Force features multiple mounting options. In addition to a built-in standard bridle and suspension hanger brackets for stacking multiple units together, optional accessories include a manual yoke and a low-profile hanging bracket.
For real versatility, the unit is available with a range of optional accessories, including a black mini skirt, soft egg crate, cyc skirt / silk, soft target kit, and a soft lantern. In addition, the optional LumenRadio connectivity is also available as a user-installed accessory, for retro-fitting if required at a later date.
The Space Force further extends and complements Chroma-Q’s comprehensive range of award-winning LED studio lighting solutions.