ETC Introduces Fire and Ice LED Fixtures
Posted on Wednesday, February 17th, 2010
Responding to demand for more of its Selador LED lighting fixtures, ETC is introducing two bold colour-spectrum-specific versions: Fire and Ice. Fire features a warm wash of saturated reds, oranges and ambers never before seen from LEDs or gels. Ice provides, in one powerhouse fixture, a palette of brilliant deep indigo, blue, cyan, green (and a touch of red) — the gamut of blue washes that designers seek for their light plots. Integral to the new Selador Vivid line-up, Fire and Ice offer these rich, lush colours while equaling or exceeding the brightness performance of conventional tungsten PAR fixtures and saving dramatically on electricity.
As Tom Littrell, ETC Fixtures product manager, explains: “These are truly the tools of a new stage-lighting design: super high-intensity LED colour-washes bright enough to blend seamlessly with your conventional-fixtures’ output — while slashing power consumption. Ice, with its bright, rich hues is up to 90% more efficient than conventional PAR washlights gelled blue.”
In a typical colour application, Fire and Ice fixtures produce more light and can consume less than 70 watts of power compared to their gelled tungsten counterparts at 575 watts. “Most productions regularly employ deep colours in their rigs — keeping blues and reds in use at all times,” says Littrell. “Fire and Ice provide those coveted colour spectrums at brightness levels that are usable all over the stage.”
Going beyond theater or broadcast-production use, Fire and Ice are smart green choices for any specialty lighting application. By replacing high-powered single-colour warm and cool conventional fixtures in houses of worship or themed environments (amusement parks, restaurants, retail, casinos, etc.), facilities can reap bankable power and maintenance savings. Fire and Ice can be used for dramatic accent lighting as well, lowering power consumption in any installation.
Changes in LED technology have also prompted ETC to upgrade its popular Vivid fixture to the even greener new Vivid-R, which provides much higher light output than the original fixture — a 50% increase — while consuming 10% less power. Vivid-R combines high-power Luxeon Rebel LEDs and high-efficiency lenses for its colour production and lighting punch. And because of the low heat output of all Selador Series LED fixtures, Vivid-R’s colours can be blazing without overheating the talent.