At 5.5 lb, the LED1000 Pro Bi-Color LED Light with V-Mount Battery Plate from Dracast is an ideal choice for location work, interviews and small sets where color accuracy, control, and flicker-free output are of major importance. The 95 CRI variable color temperature from 3200-5600K or anywhere in between means that you can quickly match the prevailing ambient or artificial light balance with a simple twist of a knob while others are still applying filters. Dimming is equally convenient via another knob that adjusts the light intensity from 100-0% with negligible color shift. The low electrical draw of just 60W means a timely return on your investment. The durable aluminum frame is supported by a sturdy, U-shaped yoke with locking knobs on each side and a standard 5/8″ receiver. The LED1000 can be used worldwide, powered by the included 100-240 VAC adapter or by optional V-Mount 14.8V batteries. Accessories include optional 4-way barn doors for contouring and control of the LED1000’s 45-degree beam angle. A carry case is included.
Creating a buzz at the show was Litegear’s LiteBox, the perfect accessory for your new LiteTile+ Plus. This modular system is designed so that you can mount your LiteTile to a lightweight rigid frame and then have the option of diffusing the LEDs at 1 inch (2.5 cm) or 6 inches (15 cm) away. LiteBox comes with the same three, familiar diffusers as LiteMat — so you can always integrate them together — and opaque fabric sides to eliminate spill light when used in the 6-inch deep version. For rigging, LiteBox is surrounded by 1/4”-20 PEM® nuts and comes with an optional 5/8” baby pin adapter or grip head mounts.
Litegear also brought several pieces of gear to NAB this year that won’t be released until this summer, but brought a lot of interest to their booth.
The LiteMat Plus 8 is the largest and newest iteration of the popular LiteMat line. It’s a 4’ x 4’ bi-color LED light source that only draws 400 watts. It can be powered by battery or AC and is controllable via DMX. It has front mount accessories available, like the Snapgrid, and it can be hung or velcroed to a wall, or mounted on a stand using its center ball mount.
They are also making an LED retrofit for the KinoFlo Image 80, 85, 87, and Flathead fluorescent fixtures. Using the existing frame and yoke, the light engine installs over the existing reflector using 4 screws. Also included is a new power supply/controller where you can choose tungsten, daylight, visual effects green or visual effects blue. Perfect as a large soft source or chromakey light.
The LiteMat Spectrum brings camera compliant RGBW to the game to the LiteMat line. Color balancing available from 2000k to 11,000K. It has full spectrum color available, and color can be desaturated using the white light that you have color balanced to. The controller allows you to select the type of camera you are shooting with to ensure compliance. It also is controllable with onboard wireless DMX.
New control and fixture options were on hand for NAB 2018 in the ETC booth.
For fixtures, ETC’s ColorSource Pearl is the newest array for our ColorSource® line of fixtures. Available for the Linear, PAR, and Spot, Pearl is a variable, white-light option that can be tuned to output white light anywhere between 2700K and 6500K. The Pearl array includes the same great feature set and high-quality construction as its full-color siblings including an impressively bright output, a simple user interface, and a price point that is tough to beat.
Designed for installations that depend heavily on white light such as studios, houses of worship, and architectural installations, this array features flicker-free operation and an impressively smooth dimming curve.
ColorSource Pearl includes the recently-announced LED fixture warranty. With a five-year warranty on the fixture and an unmatched ten-year warranty on the LED array, these fixtures are definitely built to last.
Also shown for the first time from the Irideon® line of architectural fixtures, the WLZ or, Wash Light Zoom fixture, is no exception. This feature-rich design is ideal for museums, lobbies, and retail environments.
Similar to the other fixtures in the Irideon family, the WLZ is available in a wide variety of color temperatures ranging from 3000 K to 5000 K, and several mounting variations; DataTrack, portable with c-clamp, canopy, and special request baby pin. This fixture is ideal for low ceiling applications or in spaces with drop ceilings where a small, powerful, yet agile lighting option is needed.
The most innovative feature of the WLZ is the built-in rotating zoom adjustment at the rear of the fixture housing. This enables beam angle adjustment within an impressive range of 9-78 degrees. The zoom position markers on the fixture make fixture-to-fixture referencing quick and easy.
The Irideon WLZ now also comes with ETC’s updated fixture warranty of five years for the fixture and 10 years for the LEDs. Shipping of the Irideon WLZ will begin in May.
ETC’s new acquisition High End also was on display in the booth and can be seen in the accompanying High End Post in this report.
Suited for studios, the new Element 2™ console adapts the award-winning Eos family control platform for venues with modest rigs and maximum hands-on fader control needs.
Affordable and easy to use, Element 2 brings the fundamentals of lighting control to the forefront while allowing access to a wealth of advanced control features below the surface. Simply record cues and fade times into Element’s cue list for basic playback, or use effects, palettes, cue parts, discrete timing and follow times to create intricate lighting looks and transitions.
Need a setup that can be run by students or volunteers? Customizable Magic Sheets let you create a simple topographical or abstract interface to quickly control your rig from a touchscreen monitor.
With 40 faders and available in 1024 or 6144 outputs – this desk is incredibly flexible.
The new Q-LED Rainbow Linear LED Lamp featuring RGBX was on full display at LDI. This new item from Quasar can run from our 2000° Candlelight to 6000° Daylight Kelvin and can be controlled in a variety of ways, including an onboard control panel, wireless Lumen Radio CRMX or DMX I/O. They can also be daisy-chained together and run in a lead-follow mode.
The color options run from a powerful white crossfade to full an RGB mode featuring a full 360° palette for vibrant fully saturated color or mixed with X-fade white light for soft beautiful pastels. Includes color presets for Blue, Cyan, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red, Magenta, Purple.
Each lamp is self-ballasted and can run on AC power. The RGB-X Rainbow Lamps use 100-265VAC (World Power) via a True1 connector. There is also a battery option, allowing them to run on off a 10-26 VDC via locking barrel connector.
The RGBX come is a two-foot 25 watt, four foot 50 watt, or eight-foot 100-watt form factor.
New from Kinotehnik is the Practilite 802. It’s an IP54 Dust and Waterproof Bi-Color LED light with precision secondary optics to achieve unprecedented light output and power efficiency in a portable unit. This light has plenty of punch for its size. It’s about 50% more powerful than most popular 1×1 LED panels. The specs have it at 1860 fc at 30- degree beam (370 fc at 90-degree beam, fully diffused) while consuming a maximum of 90W. It features a silent cooling system as well. It’s designed to be compact and rugged while providing a solid and powerful lighting solution. Its power by DC or battery and can also be controlled by DMX. It also connects with smart devices via Bluetooth for quick set-up and easy adjustment when hard to reach.