Green Hippo Seeks Beta Testers
Posted on Friday, May 17th, 2013
Green Hippo, developers of the Hippotizer media server, is recruiting for members for its new Beta Testing team. As ongoing progress to its development and testing team, Green Hippo has now introduced a dedicated and integral Beta testing plan.
Once registered and accepted, beta testers will be given access to all the latest builds and tools for the media server. Beta tests will be asked to participate in testing, logging issues and suggesting new features.
For the duration of the Beta Testing Program, testers will become part of Green Hippo and have access to the Quality Control team at its headquarters.
An internal forum will allow participants to engage in discussion with fellow testers and share new ideas.
Hippotizer Product Manager Lee House says, “Our users are the real designers of Hippotizer products. Without their input over the last 10-plus years we would not have achieved the product that we have today. What we have been able to do is design a program that allows us to capture this information and include the testers into the heart of Green Hippo in a new way. This is also giving them a chance to see and be part of the future here at Green Hippo.”
To sign up to this program, potential tests will need access to a Hippotizer product, some spare time and a willingness to be part of the Green Hippo Team.
To sign up, visit: www.hippotesting.com.
Spotlight FresneLED 250 RGBW
Posted on Thursday, May 16th, 2013
With higher light output than a 1000w conventional Fresnel whilst using a quarter of the power the FresneLED 250 RGBW brings full colour mixing to Spotlight’s Green Line fixture series and saves you time and money.
Fresnels are the workhorse of any theatrical lighting rig. Wide focus range coupled with soft edge beams for even blending in stage wash applications make the Fresnel indispensable. Whilst multicell LED fixtures have been touted as colour mixing replacements for the Fresnel none has delivered the homogenous beam and true linear dimming performance of the conventional Fresnel and dimmer combination. Now however Italian theatrical luminaire specialists Spotlight have delivered the perfect thing to replace your power hungry Fresnels. A Fresnel!
Spotlight’s FresneLED250 RGBW packs a 250w RGBW LED chip set into their well-known Area 12 Halogen Fresnel housing to deliver better output performance in white light than 1000w conventional luminaires. However once you start mixing colour with the FresneLED 250 RGBW the light output is comparable to many 2000w conventional luminaire and filter combinations. Remote Device Management (RDM) means that you configure the fitting remotely from an RDM capable controller making it the perfect solution for hard to get at lighting positions.
The combination of Red, Green, Blue and White LED’s afford an extended palette of true colours that will work seamlessly alongside conventional fixtures and deliver the results that designers need and expect. There is also a selectable CCT white light control providing continuous colour temperature adjustment from 3000 to 6000 Kelvin. When you want to mix colour, FresneLED 250 RGBW lets you choose from RGBW control, Hue and Saturation or familiar CMY modes meaning it will work easily with all types of DMX consoles.
Dimming can be run in 8 or 16 bit mode ensuring even the most fastidious designer will get a smooth and stable dimming curve even at low levels without the need for expensive external dimmers. Just connect power and data and you are ready to begin. Extended 30,000 lamp life coupled with the low 300w power draw and lack of expensive colour filter stock means that FresneLED 250 makes sound economic sense. No need for multiple fixtures to provide colour options on stage. Reduced maintenance with no lamp or gel changes, lower power bills and lower heat load for your HVAC system. On every level FresneLED saves you time and running costs without compromising the quality of light hitting your stage.
Making it’s debut at Pro Light and Sound in Frankfurt this month FresneLED250 RGBW is a colourful and welcome addition to Spotlights high quality LED luminaire line and will be seen in Australia at the upcoming ENTECH show in July on the JANDS booth.
Verbatim launches first VxRGB LED product
Posted on Thursday, May 16th, 2013
Verbatim has announced the commercial release of Vivid Vision, a directional LED lamp using VxRGB technology developed by Verbatim’s parent company, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation.
Vivid Vision ensures that colours and fine details of objects are rendered accurately through a combination of red, green and blue phosphors applied to a violet, rather than blue, LED die. This type of LED lighting is particularly effective in spaces where small differences in colour hues, tints and textures can have a significant impact, says the company.
Now available within Europe, Vivid Vision is an MR16 VxRGB LED lamp designed to meet specific requirements in professional applications such as prestigious hospitality venues, sophisticated retail outlets and museums where high contrast lighting enhances the unique features of artworks.
“Based on the technology and knowledge of our parent company Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Vivid Vision LED lamps use a unique phosphor mix to ensure that the colours in certain lighting applications appear as they should,” comments Jeanine Chrobak-Kando, business development manager, Verbatim.
“The CRI is not the measurement that is relevant for this type of specialist product. It is all down to customer needs in utilising the unique characteristics of the light in making objects appear more vivid with high perception fidelity.”
The MR16 LED lamp is a retrofit replacement for typically 20W low voltage halogen reflector lamps. Rated at 6.5W (equivalent to 20W incandescent lamps), it produces 180 lumens output over a 35° beam angle, with a colour temperature of 2900K and a CRI of 85.
“We plan to expand our product portfolio based on VxRGB technology in the future. This technology offers us greater freedom in creating products with a dedicated light output that fits according to special applications and customer needs,” explains Jeanine Chrobak-Kando.
GLP impression X4S
Posted on Monday, May 13th, 2013
GLP’s impression X4S is the “small” version of the impression X4. It uses the same 15W RGBW LEDs as the X4, but with seven LEDs instead of the X4’s 19. Other similarities between the X4 and new X4S include zoom range (7°-50°), homogenous light output and pixel pattern capability. The X4S measures only 12 inches high and weighs 12 lbs. Other features include fast 16 bit movement, electronic shutter control and smooth dimming.
Iluminarc Ilumipod 7
Posted on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
The Ilumipod 7 IP Optic WW is an LED wash light intended for installation in various outdoor applications where installation space is limited.
• AC power: Auto-ranging 100~240 V, 50/60 Hz
• Light source: 7 x 1 W 350 mA (2 red, 2 green, 2 blue, 1 white) LEDs
• Construction: Cast aluminum with ICE™ design
• Remote addressing via ILUMICODE addresser
• Spike and mounting bracket included
• Control: DMX512 protocol
• Weight: 4.3 lbs / 1.9 kg
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.”
Jem AF-1 Mkll fan gets upgrade
Posted on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
Martin Professional’s compact Jem AF-1 fan has been a touring industry staple for well over a decade. Now improvements in digital electronics have made this industry-standard fan more responsive and even more versatile.
With the new Jem AF-1 Mkll, advances in control, rotation, speed range and increment adjustment have raised the bar for quality, performance and durability. Speed control response is instantaneous, minimum fan speed has been lowered and motor noise at low speeds has also been reduced.
Fully DMX controllable or via a hand-held remote, the AF-1 Mkll is the ideal fan for a large variety of indoor or outdoor applications from touring and stage to theme parks, cruise ships and much more. Also featuring an all new design, the AF-1 Mkll can be installed from a truss or used floor standing.
Chauvet WELL™ 2.0
Posted on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
WELL™ 2.0 takes battery-operated uplighting a step further with a more advanced signal reception technology. Like its pioneering predecessor, WELL™ 2.0 runs on a built-in 12-volt battery capable of running for over 12 consecutive hours.
For control, standard DMX ports are available, as well as a pre-installed Wireless Solution W-DMX™ receiver. The unit’s reflective casing helps it blend in any environment for discreet installations. The charging base facilitates charging in any orientation within the 6-unit road case.
Australian Distributor: Showtools www.showtools.com.au
Chroma-Q Launches AutoLED II – Ultra Bright Daylight White LED Moving Light
Posted on Friday, April 26th, 2013
Utilizing the same core technologies as the innovative Chroma-Q Studio Force D XT 12, the new AutoLED II is a 6,500K CCT (preliminary values) daylight white LED moving head fixture that boasts an extreme 16,430 lumens output for bright, long-distance throw with an optional beam shaper that enables the user to vary the beam angle, a built in louver to avoid glare, a high CRI, and a smooth linear dimming curve.
Specifically designed for providing precise daylight illumination of motor industry trade shows, fashion events, and retail environments, the AutoLED II incorporates DMX control, allowing it to be operated from any DMX enabled lighting console.
With the latest generation of LEDs and optics, the AutoLED II offers a bright output of 16,430 lumens — providing precise daylight illumination for a wide range of event lighting applications including key-lighting, uplighting, backlighting, wash applications, and effects.
Featuring a camera friendly custom optical design, the AutoLED II provides a smooth, uniform output, matched by theatrical grade dimming.
The AutoLED II has a low power consumption of 280W, offering high energy efficiency compared to conventional discharge fixtures. In addition, there are no lamps to degrade and replace over time.
On the outside, the AutoLED II has been designed to provide maximum versatility and ease of use. The built-in power supply and five-pin DMX connectors in and out provide fast deployment and simple cable management — as well as allowing for remote focusing and fixture adjustment.
Including 16-bit pan and tilt movement, the AutoLED II allows the user to fine-tune the beam placement via DMX control for extremely accurate positioning — saving time and manpower needed to manually focus conventional discharge fixtures.
The AutoLED II comes supplied with a louver accessory. A revolutionary beam shaper lens plate — custom developed by Chroma-Q for remote control of beam angle adjustment — is also available as an optional accessory.
Robe Robin CycFX
Posted on Friday, April 26th, 2013
All the amazing features and performance of the award winning Robe LEDWash luminaires in a 1000 mm moving linear strip.
An array of individually controlled 15W RGBW LED modules equally spaced along the strip with fully adjustable zoom from 8-53 degrees. The strip itself has a very fast 270 degree tilt movement which can be precision indexed or programmed to produce rapid sweeping movements.
Pre-programmed colour macros and pixel control makes this fixture quick and easy to programme. Tungsten lamp emulation and fade effects at 2700 K and 3200 K are included. Wireless technology CRMX is available as an option.
MAC Viper AirFX — Mid-Air Effects and Wash Luminaire Now Shipping
Posted on Friday, April 26th, 2013
A new luminaire in Martin Professional’s award-winning MAC Viper family of moving heads, the MAC Viper AirFX, is now shipping. Both flexible and efficient, the MAC Viper AirFX is a new concept that combines hard-edge, mid-air effects and a beautiful wash field in one luminaire. It features the same compact form, speed, light quality, and beautiful colors as the other members of the MAC Viper family.
Capable of projecting a dense, hard-edge beam with stunning mid-air aerial effects, the MAC Viper AirFX’s unique optical system allows it to adjust from a tight beam to a radiant wash instantly for greater design flexibility.
The MAC Viper AirFX uses the same bright and efficient 1,000W HID source as the other Viper family luminaires, and at nearly 35,000 lumens of output, is brighter than larger and more power-demanding 1,500W profile fixtures.
The MAC Viper AirFX houses a selection of all-new aerial effects on two gobo wheels — a rotating gobo wheel with five replaceable designs and a fixed gobo wheel with seven replaceable designs.
Hard-edge effects remain stunning and hold focus through the fixture’s entire 11- to 59-degree zoom range and at varying throws. Beam gobos can adjust along the entire zoom range and unlike other fixtures, the company says the light output is constant throughout the entire zoom range with no visible beam jump from tight to wide.
A combination of optical design and lamp choice has been the foundation for developing a fixture rich on colours, the company says, without compromising light quality. The Viper AirFX’s unique and highly efficient optical system does not boost the colour temperature of the lamp and quality of white light is excellent.
The CMY colour mixing system offers a superior palette including true reds, rich ambers, primary green, and deep blues with added colour choice from a seven-slot colour wheel. A linear CTO provides daylight to tungsten CCT control and expansion of the CMY palette.
The MAC Viper AirFX uses a special 160mm precision PC lens for an eye-catching fat-beam look with less spill than micro-Fresnels.
Beams can be further manipulated using the combined dimmer/shutter system with intensity effects for instant blackout or smooth fades all the way to blackout. Additional effects are possible from a fast and tight iris with adjustable dynamic effects as well as a frost that can snap or fade-in for beautiful wash effects. Diverse strobe effects are also possible.
Martin targets installation market
Posted on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
Martin Professional is targeting the installation market in a big way with the launch of an all-new, cost-effective line of effect lights – RUSH by Martin. RUSH will comprise a comprehensive range of affordable effect products with the first RUSH lights launched recently at the Prolight+Sound trade show in Frankfurt.
RUSH marks Martin’s focus back onto a market they know well. Villads Thomsen, vice president of global sales at Martin, comments, “We are extremely excited about this brand new range as it again brings everything that Martin stands for to the market for installation effect lights. This is by no means new territory for us however as our roots lay in the market for effect lighting. It’s a market we have great experience in.
“The response at Prolight+Sound was overwhelmingly positive. We feel the time is right to re-energize this segment and are confident that RUSH will appeal to a wide range of markets from clubs and bars to DJ’s, bands and leisure environments. With a wide array of products to come, there will be a RUSH product to fill every need.”
Launched at Prolight+Sound were:
RUSH MH 1 Profile: This super bright LED profile moving head with efficient optics punches out a variety of effects and colours from two gobo wheels and one colour wheel. It houses a motorized zoom and focus, electronic dimmer and strobe, iris and 3-facet prism.
RUSH MH 2 Wash: Compact yet powerful, this fast and agile LED wash light moving head features RGBW color mixing and a 20o fixed beam angle. Wash beam effects are possible via electronic dimming and strobe.
RUSH MH 3 Beam: The RUSH MH 3 Beam is a powerful beam moving head that blasts an intense and narrow long-throw beam for spectacular mid-air looks and effects. It houses a fixed gobo wheel with 7-step iris and colour wheel. Other effects include mechanical dimming and strobe, frost effect, 8-facet prism and motorized focus.
RUSH Strobe 1 5×5: This white strobe/blinder is a 5 x 5 LED matrix panel with individually controllable LEDs. Controllable via multiple DMX options or sound activated, it includes pre-programmed effect, letter and number macros. Panels link via an integrated horizontal and vertical locking mechanism.
RUSH PAR 1 RGBW: The RUSH PAR 1 RGBW is a bright LED PAR Can with premixed RGBW colour mixing and 20o fixed beam angle. It offers electronic dimming and strobe and comes with a flexible bracket for floor or truss-mounting.
RUSH Pin 1 CW: This bright white LED pin spot comes with two beam options for greater flexibility of coverage. Totally silent with an adjustable bracket, it is the ideal mirror ball spot light or decorative table spot.
Clay Paky Adds CRMX to Their Product Line
Posted on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
With an over 30-year heritage of designing and manufacturing products for the worldwide entertainment market, Clay Paky has now partnered with LumenRadio to bring the CRMX technology to their product line.
After extensive testing, Clay Paky approved LumenRadio. The company says LumenRadio Coexistence technology allows smarter use of the frequencies by continuously scanning the radio spectrum and dynamically adapting its frequency-hopping pattern to the surrounding environment. This eliminates interference and maximizes performance.
Select models of the Clay Paky product portfolio, consisting of a wide range of professional fixtures and accessories for stage and studio lighting as well as architectural applications, will now be available with integrated CRMX OEM modules.
“Partnering with LumenRadio was important for us, since many customers specifically ask for integrated CRMX technology. By adding CRMX to our products we provide flexibility to the market and freedom for our customers to choose,” says Pio Nahum, chief commercial officer at Clay Paky.
“LumenRadio is very happy to have added Clay Paky to our growing family of brands that has opted to integrate the CRMX technology into their products. Combining products from two forward thinking companies offers the users the opportunity to configure a system with the best technologies available in each product category,” says Hans Lau, OEM director at LumenRadio.
Philips Entertainment Unveils SL NITRO 510
Posted on Friday, April 12th, 2013
Philips is proud to continue the Showline LED revolution with the worldwide debut of the SL NITRO 510, a cutting-edge, LED- based strobe that provides intense bursts of light and dynamic effects with over 1300 high-powered LEDs that ensure maximum output and even distribution of light.
“The SL NITRO 510 is extremely unique and more versatile than any other strobe currently on the market,” began Brad Schiller, Showline Product Marketing Manager. “It uses less power than traditional strobes, yet is extremely bright at over 68,000 lumens and it has six programmable zones allowing designers to create a multitude of looks. The luminaire can also be used as an intense light source as it possesses the exceptional ability of a continuous duty cycle where the LEDs can be on at full for nearly unlimited amounts of time without any loss in output.”
Along with their outstanding output capabilities, SL NITRO 510 luminaires also include a built-in quick-connect system that allows them to easily connect together in both horizontal and vertical orientations. The connection pins lock fixtures together while maintaining a perfect pixel pitch alignment of each fixture’s six programmable zones. Additionally, to ensure they fit perfectly into the Showline family, SL NITRO 510 luminaires can quickly connect with SL BAR 520 luminaires to provide total creative flexibility to any lighting design. When the units are combined, both the pixels of the SL BAR 520 and the zones of the SL NITRO 510 align allowing symmetry and unlimited design possibilities.
With its rugged construction, the IP20-rated SL NITRO 510 features a 6500K color temperature, six independent zones of control, preprogrammed special effects, a continuous blinder effect, as well as built-in presets, effects and chases. With multiple DMX modes for total control and easy retrofits, the on-board LCD menu system makes addressing and setup quick and easy. Plus, the SL NITRO 510 also features remote configuration via RDM, PowerCon in and thru power connections, 5-pin DMX-512A in and thru connections, a nearly silent temperature-controlled fan cooling system, and an auto-ranging power supply (100-240 V, 50/60 Hz).
Schiller continued, “Every few years a new lighting product comes along that changes the playing field. With its tightly-packed array of high-power LEDs, the SL NITRO 510 is an LED strobe light built to be a strobe light, and the innovative quick-connect feature allows unprecedented freedom of design whether connecting with multiple units or SL BAR 520 luminaires. Its DMX mapping allows for an easy drop-in replacement of traditional strobes while retaining existing programming and greatly reducing the energy consumption. Compact, rugged, silent and packed full of Showline features, the SL NITRO 510 is the perfect LED strobe luminaire for any application providing designers with the upmost in creative abilities and extreme output.”
Philips Selecon Unveils PLprofile4 and PLCyc2 Luminaires
Posted on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
Philips Selecon is showcasing the new twin single source RGBW LED chip PLCyc2 and the versatile variable-beam profile PLprofile4 luminaire at this year’s Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt, Germany, April 10-13, at the Messe exhibition center in hall 11, stand D73.
Both will be available on stand for show visitors to get up close and intimate with the luminaires.
“Key to the success of the PLCyc2 and the PLprofile4 is that they use the same proven LED engines as the rest of Philips Selecon PL range and the Philips Vari-Lite VLX ranges,” explains Graham Eales, general manager for Philips Entertainment. “This ensures that color matching is simplified across the stage from all types of luminaire from the Philips Entertainment stable of brands. In addition the user interface on all fixtures is the same, ensuring easy use for the technician / operator.”
The new PLCyc2 delivers a smooth even beam with the capability to seamlessly blend intense washes of color on cycloramas. LED source technology combined with a properly shaped asymmetrical reflector ensures the PLCyc2 brings consistent and powerful light distribution without the need to compromise performance by using vertical or horizontal spreader lenses.
“Of course a lifetime running cost benefit of the PLCyc2 is that it’s not necessary to change lamps, use gels, or mix the color on the cyclorama using multiple sources,” continues Eales. “One source delivers multiple colors. Fading between colors is seamless, bringing a new level of creativity to the designer’s palette. Fewer luminaires are required to cover the cyclorama which building managers and technicians will be thrilled to hear means less power and no dimmer circuits.”
The new PLprofile4 LED luminaire further expands the family of PL lighting fixtures and combines the same LED source technology with precision optical design. It uses four high-power, RGBW LED chips to deliver endless color options along with precise beam control and pattern projections.
“A key driver in the development of the PLprofile4 luminaire was our desire to deliver a beam and quality of light that professional lighting designers get from their much loved incandescent luminaire,” explains Pete Borchetta, product marketing manager for Philips Entertainment. “We feel we have achieved this.”
The PLprofile4 luminaire features four 120W RGBW LED chips which convey over 6,000 lumens of output while delivering limitless color options and variable color temperatures from 2,300K to 9,970K in white. The LED chips offer the same color mixing and calibrated white presets as all other PL family products.
They also come complete with wireless DMX512 options compatible with Wireless Solution W-DMX, Lumen Radio, or City Theatrical Show DMX512 transmitters. The on-board LCD menu allows for easy luminaire set-up and addressing, and the PowerCon in and through connectors ensure simple installation.
And for further creative options the PLprofile4 features interchangeable lens tubes, 360-degree barrel rotations, and locking shutters and is available with seven optical systems including 15- to 35-degree and 25- to 50-degree Zoomspots, plus 14-,19-, 26-, 36-, and 50-degree fixed beams.
Philips Selecon has also announced that although the PLCyc2 is being released for the 230V market that it will be released later this year in North America.
High End Systems Master Wing 4
Posted on Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
At the Pro Light & Sound 2013 trade show, High End Systems will launch the Master Wing 4 for the HOG4 family, which has 30 fader-less playback masters – as well as a rate encoder, also found on the HOG4. The Master Wing 4, like the Playback Wing 4, comes with a 15.6” widescreen touch panel and a slot for expansion with a Super Widget or MIDI Timecode Widget.
In addition, new features for the HOG 4 family will also be unveiled at the show, continuing High End System’s aggressive release schedule. One highly desired new feature is Command Keys, which is the ability to attach any directory items to the LCD User Keys.
Australian Distributor: Lexair Entertainment firstname.lastname@example.org or 0418 691 509
Chroma-Q double launch in Frankfurt
Posted on Monday, April 8th, 2013
Intelligent LED lighting manufacturer Chroma-Q will be officially launching two new innovative products at Prolight+Sound on the stand of their exclusive UK distributor, A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd – E63, hall 9.0.
The AC-ET stand will provide the exclusive EMEA tradeshow unveiling of the already award-winning Chroma-Q Inspire LED house light and the new AutoLED II moving head fixture.
The Inspire house light is a powerful multi-purpose creative lighting tool that provides a choice of beautiful whites, soft pastels and bold saturates – all from one fixture. With fully homogenised colour mixing and a choice of three different lens options, the Inspire provides an excellent selection of stunning mixed colours and ‘true’ whites, with no unsightly colour separation shadows. It also features an energy-efficient compact LED design providing reduced maintenance and running costs.
The AutoLED II is a 6,500K CCT daylight white LED moving head fixture that boasts an extreme 16,430 hot lumens output for ultra bright, long distance throw. Designed specifically for providing precise daylight illumination of motor industry tradeshows, fashion events and retail environments, the AutoLED II incorporates DMX control, allowing it to be operated from any DMX enabled lighting console.
A selection of other Chroma-Q intelligent LED lighting products will also be on show.
Philips Strand Lighting exhibits the 250ML at Prolight + Sound 2013
Posted on Monday, April 8th, 2013
Philips Strand Lighting is exhibiting its versatile 250ML moving light control console at this year’s Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt, Germany, April 10-13, at the Messe exhibition center in hall 11, stand D73.
The Philips team will be on stand to demo and discuss the 250ML, which is an evolution of the popular Strand series 200 console. It features four encoders and an LCD display screen for quick and easy automated lighting and LED control. Along with all the standard features found on a preset desk, the 250ML control console is ideal for smaller productions with a hybrid of lighting instruments.
“The 250ML was launched at PLASA last year and has proved an ideal lighting control solution for schools and colleges, multi purpose venues, and smaller theatres,” comments Pete Borchetta, product marketing manager for Philips Entertainment. “Since its launch we’ve had a great response from customers and end users. The introduction of the dynamic, new iPad controls has also been well received. The iPad application works with the whole family of Palette control consoles and comes complete with all the functionality found in the user-friendly Palette OS software, plus a few new surprises. And with Apple software compatibility for all devices operating on OS4 or newer, the iPad controls for the Palette control consoles are unlike any in the industry.”
Iluminarc Exhibits at Prolight + Sound
Posted on Friday, April 5th, 2013
Iluminarc, the growing architainment lighting brand of US-based Chauvet, with European headquarters in Nottingham, England, will showcase fixtures at Prolight + Sound 2013 international trade show, in stand 11-B27, April 10-13 in Frankfurt, Germany. On display are indoor and outdoor solutions suited for a variety of small- to large-size applications, such as Ilumipanel 40 IP, Ilumipanel 180 IP, Ilumipod 18g2 IP, Ilumiline 36 IP, Ilumiline Inground Tri 12 IP, and more.
Ilumipanel 40 IP is an interior/exterior fixture, designed as a mid-range wash light, ideal for uplighting walls, and featuring a slim structure, which blends with the environment and fits in areas with tight tolerances. Ilumipanel 40 IP has 40 three-watt RGB LEDs and 30-degree lenses. Reliable in the harshest of environments, this wash light features an impact-resistant glass lens cover and a GORE valve. The fixture’s dimensions (3.5″ x 14.6″ x 12″ / 82 x 371 x 306mm) and light weight (18.25lb / 8.28kg) make it a perfect choice in locations where space is a premium.
An interior/exterior wash light solution, Ilumipanel 180 IP features full spectrum color mixing and integrated wireless DMX512 receivers. Loaded with 180 five-watt RGB LEDs, this luminaire is perfect for washing large façades or tall buildings. Ilumipanel 180 IP has an ingress protection of 67, a humidity-controlling GORE valve and is built with 316 marine-grade stainless steel screws to protect against corrosive environments.
Ilumipod 18g2 IP is a powerful unit fitted for wall washing, uplighting trees, columns and façades. Carrying an IP67 rating, Ilumipod 18g2 IP is equipped with 18 three-watt RGB LEDs and features 12- or 30-degree lenses. For a reliable and solid design, 316 marine-grade stainless steel hardware protects against corrosive environments, while the humidity controlling GORE valve equalizes internal and external pressure and keeps water and dust away. The integrated cooling enhancement, or ICE design process improves the fixture’s cooling efficiency in its external and internal components. The UV-resistant powder coat that covers the fixture, and the impact-resistant glass lens add to its resistance and safe use. DMX control is achieved due to one, three, four, or seven channels, while an integral driver with an auto-switching power supply automatically detects the input voltage, ranging between 100 and 240V.
Perfect for wall grazing, Ilumiline 36 IP is a linear LED wash light that carries an IP67 rating and features 36 one-watt RGB LEDs with three lens options: 15-, 30-, or 60-by-10 degrees. The dimensions of Ilumiline 36 IP linear wash light (3.2′ long x 2.7″ wide x 4″ deep) allow for installation in intimate spaces, and make it ideal for highlighting artwork and wall hangings, mantels, or textured walls. These sleek fixtures are suitable for a great number of applications in offices, healthcare facilities, retail stores, entertainment and hospitality structures, and more. A variant of Ilumiline 36 IP features SpectraWhite technology, which uses calibrated warm white and cool white LEDs to deliver precise and adjustable color temperature ranging from 2,800 K to 7,000 K, with 24 warm white and 12 cool white LEDs, as well as same lens options.
Ilumiline Inground Tri-12 IP is a sturdy LED linear wash light perfect for wall grazing and suited for installation in interior commercial spaces, homes, lobbies, or in exterior settings such as building façades and entranceways. Ilumiline Inground Tri-12 IP is equipped with 12 three-watt tri-colored LEDs and 25-degree lenses. The multipurpose fixture is IP 67 rated and features a three-ton drive-over-rated tempered glass lens cover, 316 marine-grade stainless steel hardware to protect against corrosive environments, and a cement pour kit. Ilumiline Inground Tri-12 IP is configured using the Ilumicode addresser and can be controlled via one, three, four, or seven channels of DMX. The Ilumicode addresser changes the starting address, the personality, and the dimming curve, or sets the fixture to operate on a static program.
Posted on Thursday, April 4th, 2013
Every now and then a new product comes along which changes the way we do our shows and events. The ShowPro PixPad is one of these ground breaking products.
It provides a very professional level of features whilst still remaining affordable, portable, lightweight and extremely useful. It provides both high levels of light output, which you can use as a standard wash type fixture, yet supplies even colour across all of the pixels which you have individual control over. This means the PixPad is going to feature in a large amount of your shows, events and installations.
With individual control of each RGB pixel, when placed together in quantities, allows users to even scroll text and advanced colour chases. However there is also a large number of on-board programs which can run in stand-alone mode to ensure a simple and quick set up when required.
Clay Paky Alpha Profile 800 ST
Posted on Thursday, April 4th, 2013
Clay Paky’s Alpha Profile 800 ST promises to serve as a compact, lightweight and silent fixture that combines an extremely bright, sharp and uniform 6000K light beam. Features include a miniaturized four-blade framing system, a 7.6° to 55° zoom, a new autofocus system and Clay Paky’s Dyna-Cue-Creator, a tool to synchronize programmed effects. Quiet operation makes the fixture a good choice for theatrical and TV studio applications.
Rosco myColor Web Tool
Posted on Thursday, April 4th, 2013
Rosco’s myColor, a web tool available at rosco.com/mycolor, features a searchable index of all the gel filters Rosco has to offer. It effectively puts all of the company’s filter ranges — Roscolux, Supergel, Cinegel, E-Colour+, and Permacolor — in one place, and helps users find, filter, sort, compare, notate, and save all of the company’s colours the way that they want.
“It’s fantastic to use as you’re debating colors,” said LD Wendy Luedtke, Rosco’s colour and lighting product manager. “While your real swatchbooks are fanned open on your desk, you can have them virtually fanned here to see additional product details as you add/remove colours and whittle down to your final selection.
“As colour filter product manager, I use it as a quick reference encyclopedia of Rosco colour filters when a customer calls to ask what colour pink they should use or what correction might work best,” Luedtke added.
“As a lighting designer, if I know what I’m looking for and need more details, I can type in a filter number or part of a colour’s name into the search box, and immediately see the colour’s details, including spectral data, available sizes, and any important bits, like full name or number that I wasn’t sure of,” Luedtke added.
The “Color Data” section lets users view production photos where that colour was used — or submit their own. Those creating online profiles can also log in and take advantage of myColor’s myPalette and myShow features. myPalette works like a virtual, customized swatchbook; myShow works as a customized colour list for a user’s show that can be exported and emailed to associates.
Osram Ostar Stage LEDs: Flexible White Light For The Stage
Posted on Thursday, April 4th, 2013
The new Osram Ostar Stage LEDs from Osram Opto Semiconductors offer high luminance of 48 million candelas per square meter (Mcd/m²) and tunable colour tones from cold white to warm white. Combined with their extremely low-profile design and glass cover with anti-reflective coating, they provide the basis for more compact spotlights with an extremely narrow beam. The Ostar Stage LEDs are ideal for use in moving head spotlights on stage, for booth lighting at trade fairs, and for architectural lighting.
The special feature of these new LEDs is their tunable white light colour. Two warm-white and two cold-white chips, arranged diagonally in the package, enable colours to be mixed perfectly at the component level and also allow all white tones between colour temperatures of 2700 Kelvin (K) (warm white) and 10,000 K (cold white) to be produced with precision control. The LEDs achieve a high colour rendering index of 94 for warm white and 74 for cold white.
Instead of the usual lens, the Ostar Stage LEDs have a flat glass cover with an anti-reflective coating, making them ideal for injecting the light into lens systems. Their etendue (the emission angle/area ratio of the emitting light surface to the projected light surface) in conjunction with external optics is retained, enabling a very narrow beam of light (+/- 9°) to be produced. This beam is smaller by a factor of 2 compared to spotlights based on plastic-encapsulated LEDs. Consequently, the luminance of the spotlight is greater by a factor of two.
Thanks to the glass cover, the Osram Ostar Stage LEDs also have a much lower profile than previous standard components. At 1.23 millimeters (mm), their height is only one quarter of the usual component height and their footprint is only 5.9 mm x 4.8 mm. This enables the production of very compact spotlights.
All the versions of the Osram Ostar Stage LED are based on the successful Osram Ostar SMT platform and are suitable for standard solder processes. The chips are fabricated in state-of-the-art thin-film technology so that almost all the light produced internally is emitted at the top. This makes the LEDs ideal for use with external optics.
In continuous operation (DC), the chips can handle an operating current of up to 900 mA. This delivers maximum values of 390 lumens (lm) in cold white (10,000K) and 210 lm in warm white (2,700 K). At a typical value of 1.8 K/W, the thermal resistance is very low, eliminating the problem of heat removal. In constant use, the LEDs will last for more than 50,000 hours, giving the moving heads and architectural fixtures a very long life.
These LEDs can be used in spotlights of any size, from small stage spots to large moving heads. Andrew Lin, product marketing manager at Osram Opto Semiconductors, says, “Three versions of the Osram Ostar Stage LED are available: the Multi Colour (RGBW), the pure white, and now the tunable white. The range of applications is now greater than ever before. With so many colours and configurations, lamp designers have a virtually unlimited set of options.”
Osram will be showcasing the new Ostar Stage LEDs at Prolight + Sound 2013, April 10 to 13, in Frankfurt, Germany, in Hall 9.0, Stand D10. Information about other new products, such as the first LED spotlights from Osram for event and studio lighting, will also be available there.
The Osram Ostar Stage offers tunable white light from an LED for spotlights on stage and at trade fair booths.
Chauvet Ovation E-190WW
Posted on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
Powered by 19 10W LEDs, Ovation E-190WW promises an output of 3,446 lux at 5 meters without a significant temperature-related drop off. Designed to produce a color temperature of 3,100 K and a flat field, the Ovation E-190WW also features standard beam shaping shutters, a gobo/effect slot and lens barrels that are interchangeable with other popular ERS fixtures. Selectable dimming curves promise smooth fading cues that intermix well with the output of conventional theater ellipsoidals.
Le Maitre HazeMaster
Posted on Thursday, March 28th, 2013
Le Maitre’s HazeMaster is their most advanced and powerful hazer yet. With its massive output capacity, high power variable fan and low power consumption, it really is a class act. Add to that the rugged construction and you have a true professional hazer engineered to withstand the rigours of the road when on tour.
Le Maitre have taken all their experience from HazeMaster’s predecessors, the renowned Stadium Hazer and the MVS Hazer, and designed a completely new machine with a host of new features and benefits. Le Maitre’s acquired knowledge and original investments have enabled them to produce a much more competitively priced unit, despite using higher quality, longer lasting parts.
The first thing that strikes you is the sleek modern design and robust steel casing, underneath which lies a true masterpiece of engineering. The combination of an industrial grade air-pump, a 2-stage heating process and a microprocessor controller, produce an output so powerful that the HazeMaster can convert up to 500cc of fluid per hour. Despite the huge output, the high efficiency design results in the power consumption of the HazeMaster being just 800W – less than half that of the Stadium Hazer.
The HazeMaster, as with all Le Maitre hazers, incorporates their patented S.T.A.R technology, which uses a two-stage low mass heat exchanger technique to produce a fine, pure and consistent haze that hangs in the air for a long period of time. The result is some of the best haze for lighting operators, providing high definition to aerial beams, adding significantly to the impact and drama of lighting and laser rigs. This is a huge advantage over other hazers in the market.