ETC Debuts Selador Desire D40XTI LED Luminaire
Posted on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
ETC’s Selador announces permanent interior and exterior architectural lighting, with the introduction of the new Selador Desire D40XTI luminaire.
The D40XTI has the same color mixing system that Selador luminaires are known for. Using the x7 Color System — which combines up to seven LED colours on one unit — the company says the D40XTI has the most flexible colour rendering possible. Available in seven different arrays, it can cover any lighting task: Lustr+ is the most adaptable array, producing a range of hues, from deep, saturated colours to rich spectral whites. The Vivid array delivers bold colours from an LED luminaire, and Fire and Ice dazzle with colour-spectrum-specific tones. Studio HD offers broadcast-quality variable white light, while Studio Daylight and Studio Tungsten provide maximum brightness in punchy cool or warm whites.
The D40XTI also features the Selador family’s professional-quality dimming capabilities. The D40XTI can fade to black smoothly, without the telltale steps demonstrated by many LEDs.
“The D40XTI was designed with the installer in mind,” explains Jim Uphoff, ETC fixtures product manager. “It can be set up in minutes with a few simple connections. It has just two cables: one for power and one for both data in and thru. The DMX/RDM cable simply plugs into an included data board, and the power cord can be permanently wired to a junction box.”
A tough, rugged luminaire, the D40XTI is safe for use outdoors in any weather. Says Matt Armendariz-Kerr, ETC entertainment market manager: “The weather-resistant design of the D40XTI makes it the perfect tool to bring out architectural details of a building’s façade or to be installed in an outdoor amphitheater. At the same time, it’s rated for interior use, so the D40XTI can handle any long-term indoor installation.”
The accessory holder on the D40XTI is a new feature to the Selador line, letting accessories be added, secured or changed in the field. “Diffusers, glass lenses, egg crates, and other accessories don’t have to be factory installed,” says Uphoff. “The D40XTI’s sleek trim ring allows access to them without compromising the dustproof/waterproof seal.”