i-Pix Introduces Six New Products at PLASA 2010
Posted on Monday, September 13th, 2010
UK-based specialist LED lighting manufacturer i-Pix will show six new products in its BB (Building Block) range the PLASA Show, September 12-15 at Earls Court, London.
The BB1 Narrow Beam is a single-pixel fixture, designed for outdoor and submersible use. It is an RDM device, requiring just 15V, and can be fitted to a range of i-Pix Power Boxes and Power Bars. Full power is 30W at 240V.
The BB1 offers completely homogenized optics and is available in 20-, 35-, and 45-degree beam angles. Its powerful custom RGB LED light engine has a number of color mixing capabilities including the sourcing of tungsten and daylight color temperatures.
The BB2 is an entry-level two-pixel fixture with a choice of four interchangeable beam angles, and Camloc mounts — as with the other fixtures — for easy rigging or floor mounting. On full power, it draws a mere 0.25A at 240V, so is ideal for situations where the power supply is limited.
The BB 2×2 is a square four-cell self-contained fixture with removable fronts for the option of mixing up the optical systems. The choice of quick-change optics includes the same 10-degree optic on the BB7 and the 20-degree optic as used in the BB4, plus two additional beam angles of 35 and 45 degrees. There is also a choice of five different high-brightness light engines.
The BB#, a three-pixel fixture, shares the same choice of four beam angles – 10, 20, 35, and 45 degrees, complimenting the other fixtures in the BB range and sharing the same rigging accessories. On full power it consumes 0.5A at 240V.
The company’s RDM DMX Power Bars come in two sizes – four- or six-way – with either standard disconnect or a hardwired model — to which are fitted the new BB1 fixtures. At full power, the four way draws 0.5A and the six-way 0.75A at 240V.
These are designed for all types of portable applications from film a nd TV shoots and location work to small stages live concerts and performances, site-specific theatre, exhibitions and conferences or education establishments where safety is paramount due to the low heat levels.
The Power Bar provides low voltage to the BB1 and is equipped with an onboard user interface. This allows each fixture to be individually addressed and the operating mode to be adjusted. Both power and data are fed neatly through a combined data/LV power cable.
The user interface will receive and transmit either eight- or 16-bit DMX to the fixtures, and will run in stand-alone mode — whereby up to 20 memories can be stored, and a chase created from these.
The Power Bar is fitted with Camloc mounts for connecting to Omega brackets, to facilitate quick and easy rig or boom rigging. As well as these suspension points, there is a centrally located spigot position for rigging onto stands of all types.
All these new BB fixtures feature i-Pix’s homogenised optical system.
Five new high intensity light engines — standard RGB, enhanced RGB (40% brighter), Warm White, Daylight White, and Tuneable White — are available across the entire range.
Future-proofed second-generation 16-bit electronics and software architecture deliver exceptionally smooth fades, the company says, while the strobing function has been enhanced with a strobe sync function between each pixel, for more dramatic strobe.
The choice of operating modes includes stand-alone or DMX/RDM DMX, with a quick setup via the onboard user interface.
Combined power and data connection system for quick cable hook up, with IP rated protection and daisy chaining capability – greatly simplifying cable hook up.
The BB range is designed and engineered to work in the harshest of touring environments, with quick rig Camlocs and a choice of rigging accessories facilitating tool free setup.
This is backed up with a three year parts and labor warranty across the range.
Also new at PLASA, a new asymmetric optical accessory for the i-Pix BB4 gives an exceptionally even cyc and set wash for up to 8m coverage, the company says, without any hotspot banding, when lit from the top or the bottom.
A new weatherproofing accessory is available for the BB 7-the units is often used for festivals and outdoor events, so with this additional protection outdoor illumination is easier to achieve.
i-Pix is also previewing its new data-over-mains technology, which will be demonstrated at the exhibition with a BB2 together with an iPhone app, for remote controlling all fixtures in the BB range.