Martin MAC Auras enliven Innovative Production Services

Posted on Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Innovative Production Services has welcomed eighteen Martin MAC Aura fixtures into its stable of lighting gear. The MAC Aura is the first compact LED moving head wash light with zoom that offers never-before-seen, eye-candy aura effects yet also functions as a highly capable single-lens wash with fully pre-mixed colour. A ground-breaking optical system combines multicolor LEDs with backlight aura colour mixing to produce an all new visual palette that takes the synthetic look out of LED lighting.

“Bearing resemblance to the MAC 101, the Aura uses the same base and a very similarly sized arm and chassis design,” commented Jeremy Koch, managing director of IPS. “However, just like a little song bird, when the Aura opens its ‘mouth’ and light spills forth…what a beautiful sight it is! It was love at first light!”

The MAC Aura can be used as a powerful single-lens wash or it can employ a separate set of individually controllable multicolor LEDs for radical to subtle eye-candy looks. Mix, match, and create new effects that take the unnatural LED look out of LED lighting.

“Having a homogenous light output is the most important feature from a lighting design point of view,” said Jeremy. “Finally we have an LED light that you really can’t tell is LED – this is special. At Innovative, the vast array of jobs that we do requires flexibility beyond belief. The MAC Aura allows us to light a lectern or stage for speeches with a warm tungsten feel and in an instant it can deliver incredible colours, zoom effects and speed to paint everyone’s eye candy dreams!”

For the ultimate in easy-to-produce visuals, the MAC Aura has a built-in FX engine to create extraordinary effects fast.

“When you add in the MAC Aura effects by using the ‘rear’ part of the fixture you are presented with an entirely new way of creating multilayered effects,” enthused Jeremy. “It really is brilliant.”

The MAC Aura delivers almost 4000 lumens of output in an ultra-compact 5.6 kg package for a performance to size ratio that you don’t find in comparable fixtures. And the Aura moves at a speed and precision that was once only associated with moving mirrors.

“Power consumption has been a major consideration for LED lights moving forward, but now when you add in the small size and minimal weight that the Aura offers, it’s a winner all round!” stated Jeremy. “Plus, they are very quiet for noise sensitive environments like TV and theatre. We couldn’t be happier.”