PRG Shipping TruColor HS Remote Phosphor Lighting
Posted on Monday, July 23rd, 2012
Production Resource Group, L.L.C. (PRG), a supplier of entertainment and event technology, announces it is now shipping the new TruColor HS lighting system for film and television production.
TruColor HS represents the next generation of professional lighting tools with an incredibly accurate, vivid color rendering across the visible spectrum. The volume of light produced is nearly twice as much output as a 2K soft source with no significant heat, no flicker, and no noise, the company says.
“We are delighted that we are now able to fulfill our pre-order sales, just in time for deployment at the Olympics and on several feature films”, said Rich Pierceall, director of digital lighting sales for PRG. “The response from our early adopters has been overwhelming.”
Bob Finley, gaffer (MIB3, The Matrix Revolutions, Spider-Man 3) commented, “The HS light has performed very well on set. We have found it to be a very versatile piece of lighting equipment both in night and day interiors. I have been using one now for four weeks — now I wish I had four fixtures.”
Darran Webb, television lighting designer whose portfolio includes X-Factor, American Idol and America’s Got Talent had this to say: “From my experience with HS lights so far, these are major improvements on anything that is already out there. The enthusiasm I was getting from the producer and director was very positive.”
At the heart of TruColor HS fixtures are custom-formulated ChromaLit remote phosphor panels, the result of collaboration between PRG and Intematix, a supplier of LED phosphors. The result: accurate and consistent color rendering that has been achieved at a wide range of color temperatures the company says. Light spreads evenly from the HS fixture at nearly 160-degrees with a single soft shadow. The TruColor HS can output up to 100 footcandles at 10′, providing an unprecedented 25,000 lumens while consuming less than 450W.