Based in Charlotte, NC, The Light Source has been creating innovative solutions for hanging and lighting theatres, studios, churches and other places where people gather.
Their line of LED lighting is made in-house and can illuminate most any space.
The exciting release for NAB 2018 though is their new MEGABATTEN product that combines power and data in a pipe you hang the fixtures on.
The patent-pending MEGABATTEN dispenses with the traditional connector strip square or rectangular electrical enclosures by placing all of the wirings inside the pipe. Fixtures and scenery may be located over the entire length of the MEGABATTEN, and even directly over unused outlets.
This is accomplished by milling pockets in the wall of extra strong schedule 80 aluminum pipe to recess the power and data receptacles inside the circumference of the pipe. 20-amp Edison receptacles are spaced every 16” with a 5 pin XLR receptacle right next to it for data.
The MEGABATTEN is ETL listed to the UL 1573 Stage and Studio standard as a connector strip. The MEGABATTEN is listed to support a load of 30 pounds per linear foot when supported on a maximum of 8-foot centers. Power and DMX are available anywhere a light is placed on the MEGABATTEN.
The product can also be special ordered to be bent on a radius for circular hanging positions with included power and data.
Westcott’s widely popular Flex product has led to a new full-color version the incorporates RGBW chips and will also include the new Cine DMX Dimmer. These will have all the previous features including water resistance and are pliable and can be placed almost anywhere. This new product will be launching later this year (end Q3).
Doughty debuted their newest product, the Space Saver Omega. This new product will give people the ability to leave their clamps and hanging brackets installed on fixtures when riding in road cases. This product will not only save countless hours during load-ins and load-outs but will also save money by not having to buy custom cases that have headroom for clamps to ride in transit.
LeMark which is the parent company to “Dirty Rigger” introduced three new products at LDI and most were sold out at the show. A new lanyard with carabiner for hooking your tools to your belt, a new Dirty Rigger multi-tool, and a new Dirty Rigger wrench.
Marinco is offering SELF CUTTING CABLE TIES, manufactured by Ancor. An integrated stainless steel blade leaves a clean flush cut, improving appearance and eliminating the tail. Simply lock the tie and place and twist…no need to have additional tools! Various lengths available from 4’ to 17”.
Backstage has released its new, fully collapsible, Mini Flight Case Cart (TR-06 MINI)!
This all aluminum construction cart features stainless steel hardware and has a 500 lbs. maximum weight rating. It is L35 ¾” x W18 ¼” x H38 ¾” and collapses down to 5 ¾” high and weighs less than 50 lbs. There are individual bags to store and protect the upright poles and the wheels and requires no tools. The Mini Flight has a lifetime warranty and uses most Magliner accessories. And Speaking of accessories, there are tons of ways to customize this cart to your specific needs!