Though Frezzi didn’t new releases at NAB this year, there are two recently released fixtures that generate a lot of interest
The Frezzi SunLight is a daylight balanced replacement for the 575w HMI that only draws 220w at full power. Without optical filters, the focusing beam goes from a 20-degree spot to a full wide flood. It will also dim from 0 – 100% without any color shift. It will run on AC power or camera batteries for 45 minutes. The SunLight only weighs 6.5 lbs. and is available in kit form.
The Frezzi ProLight is a camera-top LED light in daylight CCT that has a very low power draw of 8w.
It includes barndoors, CTO filter and a diffusion filter mounted on the front. It is all aluminum and is fully weatherproof. It has a fully articulating arm that attaches to the camera. The ProLight can be powered by your camera battery or a hot-shoe. As with the SunLight, The ProLight is fully dimmable with no color shift.
If that’s not enough, it even has a USB port to charge your phone or other devices!!
LiteGear showed the benefits of their new CineMitter series of applied phosphor LEDs. Exclusive to LiteGear, these new emitters set the standard for cinematic, color-correct LED lighting. Efficient, and full-spectrum, these LED chips offer state-of-the-art output with a 40% increase in brightness over VHO Pro. Another distinct feature of the CineMitter is the extended Kelvin range. LiteGear pushed the lower CCT to 2600 degrees Kelvin (K) allowing for candlelight or deep-tungsten output while increasing the CRI to a staggering 95+ — that’s nearly indistinguishable from traditional incandescent sources! On the cool side, the CCT was pushed up to 6000K to better balance for overcast sky or cool white fluorescents. This increase in CCT still achieves a CRI of 95+ and provides beautiful, full-spectrum daylight. CineMitter is now standard on LiteMat S2, LiteMat+ Plus, LiteTile — and coming soon to LiteRibbon.
Speaking of LiteMats, the new LiteMat+ Plus series of LED light fixtures is the ideal luminaire for set lighting and rental company inventories. LiteMat+ Plus incorporates everything you love about LiteMat, features the new CineMitter, and adds some distinctly new features. The most notable change is the PL7 locking connection system, which happens to be the same for every size of LiteMat+ Plus, and the new LiteDimmer+ Plus series of dimmers with built-in camera battery mounts.
LiteDimmer Universal is a professional, cinema-grade, icker-free, LED DMX dimmer. This standard capacity (8A total), o ers both manual and remote dimming in one. The LiteDimmer Universal is designed to work with Single, Hybrid, RGB, and RGBW/A LiteRibbon, has an operating voltage from 12VDC to 48VDC, and allows for adjustable PWM. LiteDimmer Universal-W offers all of the same features of the Universal dimmer but adds the feature of built-in wireless DMX. Using genuine LumenRadio CRMX technology ensures compatibility with LumenRadio CRMX and Wireless Solution W-DMX transmitters.
LiteGear also presented a check for $7750 representing a percentage of the profits from sales of their new flagship fixtures, LiteMat+ Plus, to support the Behind the Scenes Charity.
Upon presenting the check, LiteGear CEO, Al DeMayo, stated “We are very proud to be part of such a great charity. The support for entertainment industry members is an admirable cause that LiteGear can really get behind.”
Tobin Neis of the BTS Foundation Board of Directors commented, “Behind the Scenes is thrilled to have LiteGear as a part of our Pledge-a-Product program and for their first year they and their customers have made a wonderful contribution that will go far to help entertainment technicians in times of crisis.”
FUEL Lighting Systems develops cutting-edge wireless lighting systems that change the way event planners, venue owners, hotels and lighting professionals, envision and design events.
Their Angle Light series comes in three versions; Zoom, Wash, and Mini Wash.
All have rechargeable batteries and a variety of way to mount them including a Powerful Magnetic Base.
New to the line is the Angle Light Mini WASH Fixture which is the perfect companion to their popular Angle Light Zoom Fixture.
With a newly developed 2-LED Light Engine, along with a cutting-edge rechargeable Lithium Battery system, Fuel now has a powerful wireless fixture that truly expands your ability to perfectly highlight everything from Food Stations to Wedding Ceremonies,
The Mini WASH has an impressive array of important features that will allow you to utilize it in many challenging event settings.
VDO Fatron – 20 is a 20 mm pixel pitch outdoor-rated LED video batten with an extensive range of optical accessories for a wide variety of looks that allows you to play with creativity in 3D stage designs. Easy video-mapping and creative mix ‘n’ match with other Martin LED video products via the P3 System Controller. It uses the same integrated power and data cabling as VDO Sceptron and VDO Dotron. It is supported by integrated power and data processor (P3 PowerPort 1500 or P3 PowerPort 1000 IP) and a simple cabling system. It uses P3/DMX/RDM controllable (automatic protocol detection) and has an extensive range of built-in effects. Fully brightness and color calibrated for optimal consistency between products (colors matched with VDO Sceptron and VDO Dotron).
The unit has 8 different diffuser options plus 1 lens option (all field-exchangeable) and is IP65 rated for outdoor use and available in two lengths: 1000 mm and 320 mm.
Mac Encore Wash – Designed to produce rich color and premium white light in a wide variety of applications where light quality is critical. The feature-packed soft edge moving head comes in two separate color temperatures 3000 K and a 6000 K crisp, neutral daylight. Both have a fully electronic dimmer/shutter control with various dimming curves and tungsten red-shift emulation. Vibrant CMY color mixing with a superior palette of colors ranging from rich, saturated primary colors to light and smooth pastel shades. Variable CTB and CTO filters and 6 interchangeable dichroic filters + open. Fresnel lens: 1:4 zoom precise, silent and fast zoom. Internal barndoor system with two shutter blades and iris. Shutter blades can overlap for full blackout and the entire system rotates +/- 100°. Repeats cues with great precision. Precise and tight iris with adjustable dynamic effects. Animotion™ FX System, internal dimming effect macros for stunning 3D mid-air and projection effects. Super precise and silent pan/tilt movement and positioning due to 3-phase stepper motor technology and absolute position monitoring.
Mac Encore Performance – moving head offers 6000 K neutral daylight. It contains a full color mixing system as well as a fully variable CTO/CTB depending on the model selected. Both include a flat field without color temperature variation during zoom and dimming. Their flicker-free operation is based on an LED driver frequency suitable for all camera applications. Both fixtures create minimal noise by combining convection and forced air cooling with user-selectable output vs. sound level control. Vibrant CMY color mixing with a superior palette of colors ranging from light and smooth pastel shades to rich, saturated primaries can be found on board. Variable CTO, CTB, and 6 interchangeable dichroic filters + open come as standard. 1:4 zoom—precise and fast, silent zoom with auto-linked focus. Four framing shutter blades with individual +/- 30° adjustment and entire system rotation of +/- 55° allow for high-precision cues. Five rotating glass gobos with next to zero focal separation from the framing system. Animation wheel with continuous multi-directional rotation and indexing with a variable angle, speed, and direction. Animotion™ FX System—internal dimming effect macros for stunning 3D mid-air and projection effects. Precise and tight iris with adjustable dynamic effects. A soft frost is included that leaves gobo artwork and framed images visible with a beautiful soft edge. Super precise and silent pan/tilt movement and positioning due to 3-phase stepper motor technology and absolute position monitoring.
Over on Chauvet’s DJ side they were showing the new Eve units that include the 130W tri-color Eve P-130, the 140W variable white Eve P-140 and the 150W ultraviolet Eve P-150 UV. The three new Eve units have a bright, flicker-free output that makes them well-suited for events of all sizes. All the fixtures are fan free and silent for use in video recording applications.
The Eve series features an interchangeable 25° and 45° magnetic lenses making it easy to change beam angles. The fixtures also have a gel frame holder and 6 ¼ – inch accessory slot for optional barn doors. Adding to their flexibility, the new fixtures offer D-Fi USB compatibility, PowerCON-compatible power linking capabilities, and both 3-pin and 5-pin DMX connections.
There were also two new atmospheric effects, one called the Cumulus which uses an ultrasonic agitator and water to create a low lying “dancing on the clouds” effect without the need for dry ice. Joining the Cumulus is the Hurricane 2000, a high-volume fog machine that produces a thick plume on demand because of its Always-Ready technology that provides a continuous output, and its built-in timer provides hands-free, automated operation. An advanced fluid sensor with automatic shut-off prevents overheating, and the variable output can be controlled from the on-board LCD display or DMX.
Chauvet’s presence at LDI continues to grow with their line of fixtures for both touring and theatrical applications. The Ovation series has been overhauled a bit and there was some excitement regarding their new features on the Ellipsoidal and Fresnel fixtures.
The Ellipsoidals (Ovation- E*****) now have 3 LED versions (260WW, 260CW, and 260 WWIP) that all have a 230 W output that claim to exceed the output of a 750W tungsten source. They are all single source LEDs. They come in Warm White, Cool White and Warm White IP 65 rated.
There was also their new Ovation E-930VW is a high-performance, variable white ellipsoidal style fixture that utilizes a unique 6-color LED system. This fixture projects a bright, beautifully flat field of light in nearly any temperature of white with high CRI and CQS. Each color temperature can be further adjusted for +/- green to perfect the field of light. For times when a splash of color is needed, the fixture can also give you full control of each color of LED as well.
In their Fresnel line, the big news was the Ovation F-915WW. It is a single source, Warm White LED with an output of 230W that is supposed compete with a standard 2K Fresnel’s output. It does have a motorized zoom of 27 to 68 degrees. They also have the multi-source/color LED options with a virtual color wheel that matches popular gel options. (RGBA+Lime)
The last bit of excitement regarding new fixtures would be the Ovation SP-300CW LED follow spot. It is a single source 260W LED that is quiet, and has all the standard options that you would find on a traditional follow spot. I was also told that this would work well up to a 100ft throw distance. The price point is also quite favorable when compared to its competition.
On Chauvet’s video wall side, there were two new video panels at LDI: The F4IP and F3. A high-performance outdoor-rated panel with brilliant SMD, a pixel pitch of 4.8 mm, a refresh rate of 3,840Hz, and high contrast 5,500 NITS, the VIP F4IP displays clear crisp images even in broad daylight, making it well-suited for festival applications. The user-friendly IP65-rated panel features magnetic LED modules for quick and easy installation and maintenance.
The F3 is a 3.9 mm pitch 1 m x 0.5 m LED video panel is equally suited for installations and rentals. Running on the Novastar control protocol, it also features magnetic LED modules that make it easy to install and service. The panels may be mounted directly on a flat wall, thanks to their front-service option.
In moving lights the new Maverick MK Pyxis featured a unique design that includes an outer ring of RGBW LEDs, a powerful zooming center pixel, 360° continuous pan and tilt movement and a host of other performance features, the new fixture produces an seemingly endless array of looks and can fill a variety of roles from beam, to wash, to set piece effect. A built-in virtual gobo wheel with background colors can be used to make the outer ring appear as if it’s spinning. With a combined center pixel and outer ring illuminance of 27,560 lux at 5 meters, the fixture has the output needed for arena applications.
Also in the Maverick series is the new Maverick MK2 Profile, the first profile light in the Maverick series. A 440W LED fixture with a high (90+) CRI, the newest member of the Maverick series has been designed to perform a wide variety of functions in theatrical, house of worship, touring, and event applications. With an illuminance of up to 14,981 lux at five meters and a zoom angle of 14° to 36°, the new fixture has the output needed for large venues and the ability to produce a range of beam sizes. For applications when less output is needed, the fixture has a low-volume “Eco Mode.”
For wash applications there is the Maverick MK3 Wash raises the bar on output, color consistency, and pixel effects. Powered by 27 (40 W) Osram RGBW LEDs, it has the muscle to handle any application, including long throw situations with ease. Pixel mapping effects, built-in color macros and gobos, along with a CTO color mixing option make this powerhouse fixture the complete wash package. Control options include DMX, sACN, Art-Net, Kling-Net or W-DMX.
First up for ADJ is their new video panel option called the Design Series. It is a series of different geometrical video panel options. The DS4 (square), DS4T (triangle), DS4QC (quarter circle) and DS4HC (rectangle) can be easily linked together, rigged and transported. They offer a 4.8mm (0.19”) pixel pitch and brightness of 1200 NITS as well as a wide viewing angle of 160-degrees (horizontal) and 120-degrees (vertical), making them ideal for a wide variety of applications.
Next up we have the MOD Series as ADJ’s latest range of professional LED Pars. Their modular design means that the LEDs can slide back into the casing to create a snoot that eliminates side glare. There is an optional pearl white housing kit also available. This means that LED Par owners can switch between black or white fixtures, depending on the application, without having to hold inventory of two different types of fixture. Offering a beam angle of 17-degrees, each Par is also supplied with a set of three Frost Filters which can be locked into position in front of the LEDs to widen the beam to an angle of 20-degrees, 40-degrees or 60-degrees. The units come in 4 flavors:
MOD QW100 (7 x 15W RGBW LEDs)
MOD QA60 (4 x 15W RGBA LEDs)
MOD HEX100 (7 x 15W RGBWA+UV LEDs)
MOD TW100 (7 x 15W CW/WW/WW/Amber 4-IN-1 variable color temperature white LEDs)
Lastly, there was quite a buzz with their new Vizi CMY300 Moving Head. It is a 300W LED engine ideal for larger venues. It works as a beam, spot and wash fixture with a zoom range from 8 to 46 degrees. A large palette of colors is possible thanks to CMY mixing, as well as two GOBO wheels, two rotating prisms, motorized focus and motorized zoom. It is also built to make GOBO changes, servicing and on-the-road repairs extremely easy.
Lightronics offers a wide range of lighting solutions – ranging everywhere from the lighting fixture to dimming, programming, and controls. This year Lightronics was showcasing an LED house light that is currently in prototype. The fixture will likely be available in both 2700K and 4000K color temperatures as well as options for DMX, RJ45 as well as Phoenix connector options for getting control into the fixture. The fixture houses a 100W emitter with a 50W PSU – at full intensity, this fixture only pulls a mere 150W. There will also be shroud and recess kit options available as well as hanging options to be yoke mount and threaded rod with lens options being 25, 40 and 60 degrees. The unit itself is flicker-free and has a very nice dimming curve that slows down dramatically at the bottom end.
In addition to the traditional line of steel and glass patterns, Apollo introduced three new Outdoor LED fixtures this year.
The Outdoor LED Profile Fixture. These fixtures are IP65 rated and available either at 75W with 2800 lumens or at 30W with 1000 lumens. The color temperature is a choice between 6500K or 5500K. The standard lens option is 27.5*, but you do have the option to easily swap out the lens for a 16*, 20*, 38.5* or 50* by removing two set screws a the front of the lens . It is low profile at 13.4’’L X 9.8”H X 5.5”W and light weight at 3.5lbs. The finish options are white or black.
The AVERE 5UV is a 65W black light with an output of 15000mW, dimmable to 0% with ELV Dimmers. The lens options available are 15*, 23* and 36*. This fixture is also viable in Cool White and Warm White 98CRI, 385nM
The AVERE 3UV is a IP68 outdoor rated fixture suitable for mounting below ground and an optional stainless steel fixture suitable for use in chlorine environments. This fixture is 10-15W, 24V with an external power source and DMX controllable.
The beam options are 15*, 23* and 36*. Color options include 385NM; White: 3000K, 4000K, 5000K; and RGBW. Custom RAL Colors and housing design is available. There will be a larger version available in Mid-January.
Apollo also has a line of tools to make life easier for entertainment technicians.
Rosco had several new products on the floor including their Image Spot, X-Effects LED Projector, Opti-Sculpt and their newest item which was only available as a preview prior to launch, the Pica Zoom Lens.
Using a mere 45W of power, the Image Spot LED projector packs an amazing amount of light output from a versatile and compact design. The cool white LEDs and crystal clear optics ensure bright imaging in virtually any environment, and enable vivid gobo projection up to 40 feet (12m) away! Image Spot can also be used to create spot illumination for artwork in museums, accent lighting in hospitality venues or highlight products inside retail displays. Image Spot is available in both IP40 and IP65 models, allowing it to be used indoors or outdoors. Please note that Image Spot does not ship with a lens. Choose from the available narrow, medium and wide lens accessories when ordering to achieve the imaging or beam spread your project requires.
The X-Effects LED Projector is available in two models that project bright, vibrant lighting effects – a cool white, 5500K unit and a color-mixing RGBW unit. Both models feature bright output, are capable of 33’ (10m) throws, and feature four lens accessories to choose from – enabling designers the ability to adjust the fixture’s beam-spread to their project. Just like the X24, the standard X-Effects Glass that ships with the fixture can be swapped out to create other lighting effects. Another new feature of the X-Effects LED Projector is its IP65 rating, which means its effects can be projected wherever they’re needed – indoors and outdoors. The X-Effects LED Projector is fully dimmable and features both onboard controls and RDM-compatible DMX controls. Three knobs provide manual control of the dimming and speed/direction of the two pieces of X-Effects Glass inside the fixture. The fixture’s DMX and RDM capabilities not only control dimming & speed/direction, it also provides remote addressing of the fixture plus color control of the RGBW fixture.
OPTI-SCULPT was also being shown at their booth. Based on preliminary data provide by Rosco the OPTI-SCULPT Filters provide precise angular beam control – enabling lighting professionals to accurately and affordably control the shape of their light. Rosco’s unique, proprietary process offers increased brightness with engineered light distribution that has been laboratory tested for accuracy and repeatability.
OPTI-SCULPT Filters are available in 12 different patterns: five symmetrical designs, including a unique reversible 40/60 degree pattern and seven rectilinear, asymmetrical designs. The filters are manufactured using flame retardant, 10mil thick, semi-rigid polycarbonate and are available in 20”x24” and 40”x24” seamless sheets that can be cut to any size and shape to fit any light fixture. Designed for LED but suitable for use on LED and conventional fixtures, OPTI-SCULPT has high transmission vs standard diffusion materials.
Rosco also had their new Zoom Lens for viewing on the show floor. While they did not have any preliminary data sheets available on this product, the basis of the Zoom Lens was to provide beam spreading for their Pica fixtures by the application of an electric current which would then alter the level of diffusion in the lens. We’ll make sure to keep our eyes open for more on the product from Rosco hopefully coming soon!
AC Lighting has also recently acquired the ProLights line, making this Italian based line available in the US. A few highlights from this line include the JETSPOT3, the PIXIEWASH and the PIXIESPOT.
The JETSPOT3 is a High Output 240W LED Spot. It boasts a fixed 20-degree beam angle and a 7000k White LED source. Complete with 2 color wheels, a rotating and static gobo wheel, prism, linear frost, iris, focus and onboard RDM and DMX, it’s sure to be a contender in the US market.
In terms of fixtures and on a smaller scale, there is the PIXIE SPOT and PIXIEWASH. The PIXIESPOT is equipped with a 60W RGBW/FC LED light source. It also offers wireless control through a USB Wi-Fi receiver in combination with Wifibox and the smartphone App SmartColor. With a single gobo wheel with 7 rotating gobos and an effect section equipped with 3f circular prism, this is ideal for a variety of venues.
The PIXIEWASH is a compact LED wash beam with a 6 – 45 degree zoom. With its single 60W LED and it’s small form factor and near silent cooling, it is ideal for low ceiling or noise-sensitive environments.
Delivering up to 9500 lumens and including all of the features of the Inspire and Inspire Mini with twice the output, it is ideal for situations that require the same high quality white and colored lighting with even more output. In addition, it uses some of the innovative core technologies found in other award-winning Chroma-Q products. With fully homogenized color mixing and choice of three different beam spreads (32, 42, and 65), the Inspire XT provides an excellent selection of stunning mixed colors and true whites. It also features energy-efficient LEDs and onboard DMX with theatrical grade dimming.
Fiilex’s LED Track Lighting System consists of the Fiilex Pro Track and the T360 Pro Plus LED fixture. The T360 Pro Plus is a compact, highly controllable LED fixture with an integrated ballast. Its extremely low-profile makes the T360, in combination with the Pro Track, the most suitable lighting system on the market for smaller studio spaces with low clearance. The Pro Track is an architectural-grade surface mounted lighting track that supports up to two unique power circuits. The track features a 22 gauge nickel-plated copper DataLine that can provide DMX control signals to any compatible track fixture. When fully installed and supported, the track can support up to 22 pounds per foot. Infinitely configurable with a wide array of couplers and feeds, the system is available in either black or white.
This year Coemar debuted their new 6-color LEDko engine: Red, Green, Blue, White (5600K), Lime & Phosphor Corrected Amber. The goal in mind is an all-in-one fixture for Studio & Theatrical applications – a fixture capable of intensely saturated colors without sacrificing the punch of the whites. The purpose of the Lime and PC Amber is to help flesh out the Red, Green and Yellow spectrum as well as producing high CRI’s above 94 throughout the range of whites. Depending on the mode it’s used in, the new LEDko FS6 can be used as a color changing, variable white (2700K – 6500K) or an all-in-one fixture!
Also new to the product line are an LED Spot and Fresnel moving head. The LEDko TM FS6 uses the same 6-color engine as in the LEDko F6 in addition to the characteristics expected in an intelligent profile: Zoom (13-38 degrees), Internal Framing Shutters, Iris, Frost Filter, Pan & Tilt. The LEDko TM Fresnel is available in either Tunable Tungsten (2700K – 4100K) or Tunable Daylight (4100K – 6500K), both of which include RGBW LED chips, Green/Magenta manipulation, Proportional Zoom (13-65 degrees), Internal Barndoor Framing System, Pan & Tilt. These will begin shipping in Q1 2018.
Coemar had several products come out more suited to the architectural markets, including the Pixel LED, ParLite ACL and LEDko EXT II. The idea behind the Pixel Light is a RGBW IP65 rated fixture that can be quickly assembled through either magnetic or mechanical connection to form any kind of composition. Think legos with lights! The ParLite ACL is a very punchy parlite with a 3 degree narrow beam for uplighting from a distance. The LEDko EXT is a completely IP65 rated LED profile with 13-40 degree zoom, gobo holder and internal shutters, available in RGBW, Daylight or Tungsten.
Last but not least, Coemar came out with an economical solution for upgrading tungsten fresnels to LED while preserving your existing dimming system. Coemar’s 1K retrofit is available in Tungsten or Daylight with CRIs above 90 and flicker-free dimming from 100-10%. Though only available in a 1K engine with an optional G38 adapter for use in 2K, Coemar plans to introduce a 650w engine by the end of the year and a true 2K retrofit sometime in 2018.
At LDI this year DeSisti showed redesigned and upgraded versions of their popular lighting line. Their SoftLEDs have been re-engineered so that the fixtures have a smaller profile for low ceiling studios & location use. Reflectors have been eliminated and now use an aluminum extrusion for the housing giving a compact yet rugged design. The original remote phosphor technology has been replaced with fixed white chips, affording the fixture 50% more output while retaining CRIs greater than 95. All four sizes of the new SoftLED are available in fixed daylight, tungsten, or variable white (2700K – 6500K).
DeSisti has also added the F4.7 into our line of 6″ & 10″ Variable White (2700K – 6500K) fresnels. This is our 650W tungsten / 200W HMI equivalent.
The fresnel line features upgraded the chips in several of the LED Fresnels: the F10 chip has been bumped up from 165W to 181W making it a true 2K Tungsten/700W HMI equivalent. The F14 has been bumped up from 365W to 400W giving outputs equivalent to a 3K Tungsten / 1.2K HMI and introduced the F14 High Power which uses a 600W chip giving outputs equal to a 4K Tungsten / 1.8K HMI.
DeSisti also showed a line of Track Mount fixtures, using the same track as other manufacturers. The 3″ Piccoletto, F4.7 Fresnel and SoftLED 1 units make a great solution for light labs, teleconferencing, non-traditional studio spaces, and museum applications.
Cineo has added yet another powerful creative tool to the lighting professional’s arsenal – the Standard 410. Combining their award-winning white-light quality with innovative saturated-color technology, the Standard 410 delivers up to 25,000 lumens of beautiful, easily controllable, full-gamut light.
Boasting a substantial 2’ x 1’ diffused illuminating surface, the Standard 410 is perfectly sized for use in the studio or out in the field. With a maximum power of 410 watts and weighing in at less than 27 lbs., this fixture offers a unique combination of convenience and capability.
Creating beautiful light within an extended color gamut is only part of the story. Cineo has developed an intuitive control strategy that allows predictable, repeatable results, either using the graphical control panel or remotely with wired or built-in wireless CRMX control.
The strategy is simple – four controls or four DMX channels control the entire fixture in a single mode of operation:
Dim – Cineo’s Photo-Accurate Dimming™ maps the 0-100% dimming curve to actual camera stops for precise output control using the MASTER control locally or on the first DMX channel.
CCT – For color-accurate white light, choose the CCT as you would with any Cineo fixture, using the CCT rotary control or the second DMX channel.
Saturation controls the amount of saturated color to be added to the white light, from full white to fully saturated color, managed on the third DMX channel.
Hue – To optionally add saturated color, the HUE control adjusts the hue, the color of which is displayed on the control panel, or managed on the fourth DMX channel.
With Standard 410, the same color shading can be achieved regardless of the CCT used for photography. For example, +2 Green added to 3200K CCT will look the same as +2 Green at 5600K to the correctly white-balanced camera.
In addition to our proprietary phosphor-converted white light LEDs, we developed phosphor-converted saturated color LEDs. These work with the phosphor recipes in the white LEDs to create a balanced, natural-looking spectrum featuring Cineo’s deep-red color rendering technology. The saturated color LEDs use the exact same dies as the white LEDs, so all light emitting elements of the Standard 410 carry identical thermal stability, and perform over time with identical differential aging. So after years of service, color stability remains consistent.
As one of the leaders in studio fixtures, Kino Flo has put a new focus on user control. Kino Flo’s new Freestyle series unleashes your creative side by using a newly designed quick-release system to remove the LED panel from the plastic housing. The smaller form factor and lightweight LED panel make finding the perfect angle easy!
Kino Flo’s new LED’s include new menu options, white and color menus. Those who prefer to work with white light can use the “white menu” that gives the user access toDimming, KelvinandGreen/Magenta control channels. Kelvin range is from 2700K tungsten to 6500K daylight while the color menu allows users to select gel presets or choose their own color. Kino Flo’s new approach to user experience is sure to make lighting control simpler and more accessible to users of all experience levels.
When asked where TMB makes an impact most on the professional lighting industry, most people would say that cables and networking were TMB’s bread and butter. But with their new FLARE fixture series, things are certainly turning a few heads. From the new Rayzr to the tried and true Q+, TMB’s approach to bright and colorful led fixtures is worth noting. With the FLARE series, options are plentiful.
Do you want outdoor use? The FLARE IP. Linear performance? The FLARE LR and Rayzr. Wireless? The FLARE Jr.
Are you looking for marquee lighting or festoon lights for your next outdoor event? Take a look at the IMS and Firefly Fairy lights.
On the control side, the line of TMB ProPlex data distribution devices are now available in DIN Rail mount. Opto splitters, Ethernet-DMX Converters, and RGB Drivers. Many are also available with RDM also.
Gantom added a new seven-color, 7W DMX spotlight to their existing fixture line. The Gantom 7 has a native 15-degree beam angle and includes micro-lenses with a magnetic accessory holder. With options for stand-alone control as well as DMX control; and a non-linear dimming curve, the Gantom 7 features lime, amber, and UV beyond the common RGBW to achieve colors unavailable in standard LED fixtures. It also has an IP65 rating for outdoor use and can be cabled via Gantom’s Go Cable system with power and data on separate connectors; or the Pro Cable system where power and data are integrated into a single cable.
Gantom also has a new Storm Series line of compact IP rated fixtures suitable for permanent outdoor installation. The line of spot and wash fixtures are available in black, white and silver.
Environmental Lights were also showing their products for the first time at LDI this year. They featured its extensive assortment of LED tape and DMX driver technology. Their new 5-in-1 LED tape contains RGB diodes with tunable white also featuring both 2,500 white AND a 6,500 white diode with adjustable frequency drivers making it ideal for television applications where flicker control is critical for broadcast quality productions. This new 5-in-1 LED tape produce is expected to start shipping in December.
Aria is Blizzard’s new Ellipsoidal with 180w COB, RGBW, and 200w, 3200K, with a 90 CRI. The body and lens tubes are made out of a composite plastic, making the fixture lightweight. Available in 19°, 26°, 36°, and 50°, the lens tubes are also sold separately to be able to create whatever mixture of degrees you wish. The fixture body is also compatible with ETC S4 Lens Tubes. There is an LCD control panel on the back of the fixture for set up. Power in and out is powerCon and DMX in and out is via 3 pin XLR.
Hypno Beam is a relatively new moving head for Blizzard. I sports a 1x60x RGBW 8° LED as the main source and two rings of 60 RGB SMD5050 LEDs. There is individual control of each ring and the Beam source for a myriad of possibilities for effects. There are dozens of built-in effects to get you started. There is also built in auto/sound active programs. Power is supplied in and out via powerCon connectors, while DMX uses 3pin XLR.
Hypno Spot is also relatively new using a 30w white LED, creating a 4.7° spot. There is a 9 color + open color wheel for coloring your effect, and a gobo wheel with 9 gobos + open. It also has two effects rings of 76 RGB SMD5050 LEDs. The main source and the effects rings are controlled separately giving you the maximum control for your effects. Both of there Hypno fixture had a Pan of 540/630° and a tilt of 200°.
Wink is Blizzard’s new Moving Head Beam FX fixture. Sporting a 60w RGBW LED with a 5-45° motorized zoom and a ring of 4 RGB5050 LED segments with pixel control. This incredibly fast has an infinite pan and tilt making it fun to watch it spin around. There are dozens of built-in macros. Power in and out is via powerCon and DMX is 3pin XLR.
IRIS by Blizzard is Blizzards new Video panel. ETL listed the IRIS R3 is appropriate for indoor use only, permanent or rental. Each panel features a 128×128 resolution with a 3-in-1 SMD2121 blackbody for vivid color. There is a 3.9mm pixel pitch with 1200nits of brightness and 1920HZ refresh rate. Power in and out is via powerCon and data via Ethercon.
The panes connect via IRIS’s sophisticated quick lock system, allowing for a curvature of 10° concave and 5° convex maximum. The video panels work with the Novastar® VX4S professional LED display controller, making an external scaler unneeded. Each 250mmx250xx panel weighs less than 17lbs.
As always, Blizzard Lighting was keeping things “cool” for their LDI 2016 presentation joining forces once again with the folks from ModTruss to create a truly unique experience! A life-size, working replica of the classic “Rock’ Em, Sock’ Em” Robots was the perfect centerpiece to showcase some creative new products from Blizzard Lighting.
A new product line called Oberon was launched adding Fresnels and Profile fixtures including a 200w, High CRI LED with Motorized Zoom fixture perfect for studio and theatrical applications. A number of new additions to their moving head family were introduced like the 3-in-1 Beam/Spot/Wash 350w CMY Kryo.Mix fixture and Stiletto Beast LED Beam/Wash. New LED solutions were added to their catalog of fixtures like the interlocking dual LED Beam Fixture with Aura Effects called Look and ProPar 17 LED Wash/Beam. Blizzard Lighting also introduced their DMX Measurement Tool called Buddha with its versatile functions and user-friendly 6-button + full-color TFT touch screen display, Buddha is fully equipped to measure, test, and troubleshoot any application with DMX controlled lighting.
Blizzard Lighting also introduced their DMX Measurement Tool called Buddha with its versatile functions and user-friendly 6-button + full-color TFT touch screen display, Buddha is fully equipped to measure, test, and troubleshoot any application with DMX-controlled lighting.
Blizzard Lighting brought it like a blast of cold from the north this year partnering with fellow Wisconsin company ModTruss to create a booth they actually drove in on a trailer made of the same truss.
New at LDI was the RokBox™ EXA LED par with a cast-aluminum housing that’s approximately 9″ square and comes with 18 15W Tianxin RGBAW+ ultraviolet 6-in-1 LEDs. With an output up to 28,000 Lux at 1m, drawing just under 150 watts of power, and it’s capable of achieving any mixed color, natural looking white color temperatures, and 395-400nm ultraviolet light output. It features a flicker-free constant-current driver and five separate user-selectable 32-bit dimming curves. The unit can be controlled via DMX using 3, 6, 8, 10, or 11 channels of DMX, and it comes with dual-hanging brackets with locking knobs for mounting, plus industry-standard powerCON compatible power and three-pin DMX input/output connections.
ModTruss is a universal building component whose limits are as boundless as your imagination. With its lightweight aluminum construction and its repetitious hole pattern, ModTruss is ideal for use in most any industry. ModTruss product line lends itself to thousands of accessories to create endless configurations. This rental- based product makes ideas that once took extensive custom fabrication and now allows construction to be as easy of using a simple child’s toy.