Quasar Science

 

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 on-board 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.

https://www.quasarscience.com

OSRAM

Osram’s latest addition to their broad HMI family, the HMI Studio, offers a new option to users who work in tungsten color temperatures. The HMI Studio line is a standard HMI lamp with a patented doped UV glass envelope that incorporates a tungsten shift and UV stop, which blocks 99% of UVB and UVC rays.

Because the color is incorporated directly into the lamp, it eliminates the need for color correction accessories, saving time and money, offering a plug and play option for converting daylight fixtures to tungsten. This 90+ CRI lamp will last just as long as the daylight version and is considerably brighter than standard tungsten fixture of similar wattage.

Osram’s workhorse led flood is a solid option when a work light is required. The FLx 90 draws only 90 watts but has the output of a 500-watt halogen lamp, drawing 82% less energy than a standard incandescent fixture of the same light output.

With a 93-degree beam spread and a powerful punch, this is an ideal work light for backstage and front of house. With an IP 65 rating, you can also use it outdoors at the same facility. The FLx 90 also can be dimmed to 15%, adding even more versatility to your toolbox.

https://www.osram.us/

Clay Paky

Bright? Check. Color mixing? Check. 7-40° Zoom? Check. Winner of the Best Hard Edge LED Spot Award? Check. The Axcor 900 is the first Clay Paky spotlight to use a LED light source, instead of a traditional discharge lamp. Thanks to its considerable light output, the Clay Paky Axcor Profile 900 goes straight in at the top of its category and features the best in modern technology in every parameter: the characteristics of the white and colored light it produces, its ability to form perfectly sharp projections, and the precision micro-mechanics of its exclusive beam shaping system.

And to back up the Axcor 900, the K-Eye HCR provides more than enough support. The K-EYE HCR is a LED wash light which provides total control over the quality of all forms of white or colored light. The new HCR technology used in the K-EYE is an exclusive electronic platform developed by Clay Paky in conjunction with Osram to meet the needs of lighting designers all over the world who were not fully satisfied with the performance of LED devices in comparison with traditional lamps, in particular because of their incomplete color range, poor color rendering index and lack of consistency. All these limitations have been overcome in the K-EYE HCR, and it is finally possible to produce every color, every nuance and every shade with satisfactory quality. The heart of the K-EYE HCR wash light is a LED light source consisting of a module with six colors: besides the three “classic” basic red, green and blue colors, Clay Paky has added amber, cyan and lime. This exclusive Clay Paky device provides a very wide color range with excellent color spectrum coverage.

https://www.claypaky.it

Enttec Americas

Enttec has created a bunch of new options to assist with networking and LED tap/pixel mapping control. First up, is their new Hyperion HP1 intelligent gigabit switch. Designed to be a simple plug and play rack mountable network switch that can be easily integrated into almost any system. With 6x front etherCON connectors and 2x rear connectors, the ability to easily configure, and ability to prioritize professional lighting protocols this switch has it all.

Next up, is their new Pixel Port unit. Designed to be a more portable an all in one unit that you can build into your set pieces so that you can get control/power to your pixel controllable LED tape. Each unit has a powerCON in & thru, etherCon in & thru, and 4 pin DMX output.

Finally, we thought this was neat, if you ever wanted LED tape on a black background, Enttec can hook you up as all their tape comes on both black & white ribbons now. The black ribbon blends in a lot better if you wanted to make it disappear on a dark surface!

Arri

Have you wished for an even larger Arri Skypanel with even more punch than what was already available? Well, then you are in luck! Arri displayed at LDI their new S 360-C unit. With a light panel roughly 50” x 34“ it is a behemoth of a fixture that requires two people to move it. The unit has been very well received in the film industry with lots of grips already preordering the unit!

Also displayed was their new Skylink system which provides wireless control to all their Skypanel products. Simply, plug in a Skylink receiver into your existing Skypanel, set up a transmitter at your DMX source, and off you go! These units are using LumenRadio to transmit DMX, so signal is very stable. Kits are available in 3 & 10 pack configurations, although you can always add more at any time!

http://www.arri.com/lighting

Gantom

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.

http://www.gantom.com/

Philips Entertainment

New to the Philips Entertainment stand this year were some additions to the Vari*Lite line that included the VL 1100 LED delivers high-quality light and consistent color reproduction, making it a true alternative to the traditional tungsten source in a moving head fixture.

  • The 127 LED array and engine delivers a CRI of over 91 and has a 25% greater output than a traditional tungsten fixture.
  • An improved lower-end diffusion allows for gentle edge diffusion
  • The fixture has a tungsten red shift emulation during dimming, allowing it to work and feel just like a standard VL 1000 series fixture
  • Hybrid liquid / forced air cooling system
  • It has a 4 blade framing system
  • CMY color mixing
  • Continuously variable zoom of 19 – 36 degree and superzoom angle to 70 degrees

The VL 1100 LEDHP is an alternative to a traditional arc source in a moving light head. The unique LED engine delivers high CRI output and a consistent color temperature. The innovative hybrid cooling system creates a strong balance between light output and noise.

  • Color reproduction consistent with the traditional VL1100 Arc source fixture
  • Hybrid liquid / forced air cooling system
  • Superzoom angle to 70 degrees
  • Continuous variable zoom range from 19 – 36 degrees.

Last year, the VL6000 Beam, was a concept in the demo room. This year, the market-leading mid-air effects fixture took pride of place in the booth, receiving an immense reception. A large 14” front aperture – using a new exclusive Philips ellipsoid reflector array system – produces a retro style searchlight effect, with a high output tight collimated shaft of light at 6.5°, which exceeds 55,000 lumens.

The VL6000 Beam ultimately went on to win PLSN’s “Best New Beam Fixture 2017” award.

 

German Light Products (GLP)

When you look for a strobe, you look for power and the JDC1 from GLP delivers power in excess through a versatile and highly creative design, the likes of which has never been seen before. The JDC1 contains a traditional single tube element created with LED’s that produce an incredibly clear, bright white output. This is then combined with a surrounding full face of RGB power, utilizing a large array of complimentary LED sources. The possibilities are endless as these two elements have independent control and can be used as separate pieces or combined for stunning effects. Along with working as a powerful strobe light, both the tube and the full face sections can be run continuously for high output blinder and wash light effects, which never reduce output or have thermal cutouts. To give even more functionality, the RGB face can be divided into 12 separate ‘pixel’ sections, and additionally, the bright white tube also can be divided into 12 sections and then the whole array can be fully pixel mapped through any standard controller.
The JDC1 also features dynamic movement with a 16 bit, 185° tilt range, allowing you to place effects exactly where and when you want them to be – and get the most possible power and impact.

Nila

This year the Varsa has been engineered to be IP65 rated while maintaining all the same great features and color of the standard Varsa. It comes in a sleek new enclosure that is sure to meet the rigorous requirements that come with being used in wet outdoor locations.

http://www.nila.com/

Environmental Lights

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.

https://www.environmentallights.com

SGM Lighting

SGM Introduces the new G-Spot Turbo featuring a new LED Cube that is 30% brighter than the standard G-Spot that we already love for its intense additive color saturation and IP65 rating.  The new LED cube replaces the tradition green LED with lime allowing for wormer pastels and increased color quality of 85+CRI while maintaining the 2,000 to 10,000 color temperature control.  The new LED engine allows the for far greater warm white light output (20,500 lumens) making the unit comparable to the Martin MAC Viper.

SGM has taken the Q-7 and P-7 RGBW LED wash light fixture design to a new level with the release of the Q-10 (60,000 lumens) and P-10 (40,000 lumens) models.  This face-melting amount of color saturation puts the light levels in a class by themselves.  The dimming engine has also been improved with seamless fades to black and maintained color accuracy throughout the dimming range.

 

http://sgmlight.com/

Altman Lighting

Altman debuted its new RGBW Utility Par called the AP-150 (working title).  This is the first importuned produce for Altman listing at $995 makes is a great value.  Its color palate matches the Spectra Series (Luxeon Rebel LED), weighs only 11lbs, expected to be brighter than 3700 lumens, completely fanless and includes a great zoom range.  The 150w, IP20 unit will include 16-bit resolution and support RDM protocol.  The new fixture is expected to start shipping in January and will include the standard Altman 3 year warranty.

The Altman Gallery LED zooms are now available with gobo rotators accessory capable of receiving E-size glass or metal gobos.

The Altman Gallery LED portable fixture version is now available with a remote driver box options featuring a 3-pin mini XLR connector and cable up to 1 meter long. There is now an asymmetrical wall wash adapter for the Altman Gallery LED wash units.

This was also a special year as Altman named Barbizon its 2017 Dealer of the Year.  Below are the Barbizon attendees at the show along with Altman’s Nick Champion and Miles Dudgeon presenting the award to National Sales Manager Thomas Augusta and Systems Director Brian Dunn.

https://www.altmanlighting.com/

USHIO

Ushio America, Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of light source solutions including lamps, LEDs, lasers, drivers, systems, and services. Ushio’s presentation for LDI 2017 consisted of a broad spectrum of their lighting solutions including their newly acquired Zylight and Aladdin brands.

The largest products on display consisted of their Ushio followspots including their new 230w LED Sai-300 producing a high quality, powerful 5600k daylight white beam. The Sai-300 inherits the same design characteristics of balance, ergonomics, and superior functionality as their xenon powered line of Xebex follow spots. Step-less dimming, 100% iris closure, and flash effect enhance operator usability.

A sampling of solutions from Zylight were on hand showcasing their innovative LED broadcast fixtures including a number of Soft Lights and Fresnels like the F8-B; the only fixture that combines a proprietary Tru365TM LED module with the flexibility and control of a focusable glass fresnel lens.

https://www.ushio.com/

Canto USA

Canto USA was started with a specific goal of supplying the lighting community with good quality, nice looking, affordable products. LDI 2017 was a clear indication of this continued commitment. Their RETRO product line transforms existing inefficient incandescent fixtures into energy efficient LED fixtures. Patent-pending technology allows the fixture to smoothly dim from 0-100% utilizing existing dimming technology. Retrofit kits are available with a variety of options for both recessed and pendant style fixtures. Installation is as easy as changing a light bulb and their LED technology creates even fields and delivers consistent color.

Canto’s drive towards energy efficient LED solutions carries over into their powerful LED followspot line with both the ASTRA and ALBA series. These 200w LED modules are capable of producing a high CRI with well defined, a flat-field projection that is ideally suited for different size venues depending on which model FollowSpot you choose. Learn more about their followspot line by visiting

http://www.cantousa.com/followspots/

Acclaim Lighting

Acclaim Lighting expanded its Flex Tube line with the new Flex Tube Pixel. This flexible, direct view LED strip features RGB control of every 4.9” (125mm) section. It comes with a 10M spool that can be cut to length to suit project requirements and features a highly durable PVC body which is outdoor and impact rated.

Acclaim Lighting’s Aqua Drum is a series of high output, submersible LED flood fixtures with an IP68 rating. It features an all stainless steel construction, included in-grade housing mounting option, and is submersible up to 20 ft (6M). Available in multiple color temperatures of white and color changing versions, it is ideal for outdoor façade wash, fountains, ponds, and landscape applications.

http://www.acclaimlighting.com/

BB&S Lighting

BB&S featured their Force 7 LED Leko. This single source LED delivers smooth even light from edge to edge, 97 CRI, and draws 180W at maximum output, with no hot spots or double shadows when using a gobo. Available in 3000K, 5600K, and 6500K color temperatures, with 0-100% flicker-free dimming.

Also on display was the K-7 Twist, a compact magnetic LED ball light with a diameter of 35mm. Using a neodymium magnet, this light can be focused in any direction, with beam control obtained by the use of quick-change lenses and honeycombs. The K7 comes with a 3W LED available in 2700K, 3000K, or 4000K color temps. Dimmable power-supply and distribution PCBs are part of the K7 range.

BBS Lighting’s new LED FLYER is a portable lightweight boom light available as a full kit that produces variable-color 3000K to 5600K overhead soft light. The complete kit includes a Molded Case, Light head, Diffusor; Diffusor Skirts, AC power supply, AC Cord, DC Cord, Integrated Belt Pack for Remote Controller and V-Lock battery plate. Additional Options include a Gold Mount battery plate, as well as DMX 512 control.

https://www.bbslighting.com/

Elektralite

Part of the Group One stand, Elekralite has some neat new things at LDI this year.

Stingray Profile–   Not new to Elektralite but worth a mentioning.  With a 300w COB LED and balanced 3200k color temperature it really packs a punch yet maintains a 95CRI.  Elektralite is using a proprietary diffraction lens system to really punch up the brightness.  Interchangeable 19°, 26°, 36°, or 50° lens tubes offer multiple beam spreads to find just the beam size you need.  It also comes with 4 shutters giving you clean cuts, and dual slots on the front of the fixture to use color and diffusion at the same time.  Power in and out is provided via PowerCON .  There is a simple to use onboard DMX interface with 5 pin DMX in and out.

Stingray 7-Color– The Stingray 7-color offers all of the same features as the Stingray Profile but has 7 colors and is liquid cooled for quite operation. Available lenses for this fixture are 5°, 10°, 25°, 36°, and 50°.   The both the Stingray and Stingray 7-Color use a B size gobo holder.  The same powerCon in and out with 4 shutters and gel frame are included.

The Stingray Mini will not begin shipping until sometime in December 2017.  It brings a nice clean warm white light to your smaller applications. With a 20w COB 3200k it provides the same rich white that the Stingray does, only smaller and not as bright.  It is using the same proprietary diffraction lens system to help this tiny fixture pack a punch.  Like it’s big brother the Stingray Mini ships with a 19° lens but they are interchangeable with 26°, 36°, or 50° lens tubes available.

SLA Retina– This new fixture was designed to be a “S”how “L”ighting “A”ccent. This fixture is also IP65 rated for outdoor use to go in planters and holiday displays or even rooftops. The 5” hexagon can fit in many small locations.   The cable for this fixture is IP68, we all know that cable can end up in a puddle. The cable is UV-stabilized to hold up in harsh sun of the coast, or the high altitude intensity.  The SLA Retina ships with two yoke arms, the height of each is adjustable for maximum flexibility.   This is a pretty darn bright fixture can be used for accent lighting in multiple applications.  Three 15w CREE RGBW LED’s deliver 1,400 lumens with a 25° beam spread.

Dazer Downlight – The Popular Elektralite Dazer is now available in an architectural form for more permanent installation applications.  It is available in 3400k and RGBA.  The body is also available in customer colors. There are 36- 5 watt LED’s available in beam spreads of 15°, 25°, 40°, and 60°.  These optics are factory installed to allow for quick installation in the field.  The fixture ships with a yoke to allow for easy adjustment for sloped ceilings, the yoke can be attaché to ¾” fan rod for installation, allowing for a place to run cables.  There is also a mount for a safety cable for a second point of safety.

Fresnel – Elektralite is coming out with an LED Fresnel. There is a 300w COB LED for 3200k or 5600k with a CRI of 94.  The 15°-50° zoom is manually operated, but the 100 step dimming through DMX is completely smooth.  Power in and out is provided by powerCon connectors and data by 5 pin XLR.  This fixture is so new there is not picture yet available to show you.

http://myelektralite.com/

Blizzard Lighting

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.

https://www.blizzardlighting.com/

Elation Lighting

Elation had many new offerings at the show. Three fixtures of particular interest were:

The Artiste Picasso™ features a new 600W 8,000K Cool White LED engine with advanced optics delivering over 22,000 total lumens, ultra wide 7° to 53° zoom, full CMY color mixing and linear CTO color correction, 7 dichroic colors, 7 rotating glass and 7 static-stamped metal interchangeable gobos, 4-blade rotating framing shutter system, full 360° bi-directional animation wheel, 8-facet and linear rotating prisms, 2 frost filters, multiple color, framing, prism, and frost macros, motorized iris, focus, and auto-focus, selectable dimming curve modes, high speed electronic shutter and strobe, hibernation mode, DMX, RDM (Remote Device Management), Art-NET, and sACN protocol support, Elation’s E-FLY™ internal wireless DMX transceiver, 5pin XLR, RJ45 etherCON, and powerCON TRUE1 in/out connections, full color 180° reversible menu display with 6 button touch control panel, battery backup for display power, adjustable LED refresh rate and gamma brightness for flicker free operation for TV and FILM, and a multi-voltage universal auto switching power supply (100-240v). This fixture should be available early next year.

The Smarty Hybrid™ is a compact full-featured CMY color mixing spot, beam, and wash hybrid luminaire featuring the all-new Philips™ Platinum Flex 200 lamp with “FLEX” technology which uses a smartly designed discharge lamp/ballast package to produce high output and compact performance at an efficient, long life solution of up to 10,000 hours. Features include motorized zoom ranges of 2° to 20° in beam mode and 3° to 25° in spot mode, a full CMY color mixing system, a frost filter for wash effects, 13 dichroic colors including CTB, CTO, and UV, 8 rotating interchangeable glass and 12 static-stamped metal gobos, a 16 and 8 facet independent rotating prisms, multiple CMY color, gobo, and prism macros, motorized focus and auto-focus, high speed shutter and strobe, lamp hibernation mode, DMX, RDM (Remote Device Management), Art-NET, and sACN protocol support, Elation’s E-FLY™ internal wireless DMX transceiver, 5pin XLR, RJ45 etherCON, and powerCON TRUE1 in/out connections, full color 180° reversible menu display with battery backup, and a multi-voltage universal auto switching power supply (100-240v).

The DARTZ 360™ is a unique, compact, narrow beam luminaire featuring a new patent pending single source 50W RGB LED engine producing an impressive 3° aperture, amazing high output level and smooth color-mixed effects that can be used in a variety of applications requiring no minimum safe project distance as with typical discharge lamp beam fixtures, fast and precise 16-bit continuous 360° pan and tilt rotation, 14 static-stamped metal gobos, 6-facet linear and 8-facet independent rotating prisms, 0-100% linear frost filter for wash effects, high speed electronic shutter and strobe, electronic dimming and variable dimming curve modes, adjustable LED refresh rate and gamma brightness for flicker free operation for TV and Film, DMX, RDM (Remote Device Management), Kling-Net, Art-NET and sACN protocol support, Elation’s E-FLY™ internal wireless DMX transceiver, 5pin XLR, RJ45 etherCON, and powerCON TRUE1 in/out connections, full color 180° reversible menu display with multi-button control panel, battery backup for display power and a multi-voltage universal auto switching power supply (100-240v).

http://www.elationlighting.com/

Robe Lighting

The MEGA POINTE is a game changer for ROBE! Bright, sharp parallel beams, excellent gobo projection, precise movement, smooth CMY color mixing, and dimming, plus a multitude of beam splitting, wash and shaping effects. The fixture uses a 470W Osram lamp that aligns perfectly with the cutting edge optical system. The design provides a brilliant, crystal clear, razor-edged beam, adjustable from a punchy 1.8 out to a wide 42-degree zoom. The newly designed effects engine can product 12 varying beam and “flower” effects. The beam can also be shaped using the innovative shutter emulation.

The PARFECT 150 is a static, zoomable version of the successful LEDBeam 100 and retains all the key features including both CMY & RGBW color control, 18-bit dimming, Tungsten emulation, selectable & variable color temperatures and the powerful punchy beam ranging from 3,8° to 60°.

The compact and lightweight molded composite unit includes a combined hanging bracket/floor stand. Accessories such as barn-doors and the gel frame give ParFect 150 the features required for TV and theatre.

ROBE’s architectural division, ANOLIS, focuses on custom LED solutions for architectural, leisure & entertainment, retail, clubs & bars, and beyond. A large focus is offering outdoor rated lighting. One of the popular fixtures in this line is the Divine series, available in RGBW and UV. The custom options for this architectural line are endless.

Here is a great video by Tim Holub of the show in their booth this year.

https://www.robe.cz/

Ayrton

Aryton GHIBLIAyrton’s newest product is the GHIBLI, an LED spot luminaire that is equipped with a framing system designed to offer unlimited creative possibilities. Standard features include a CYM color mixing system with a variable CTO and a 6-position color wheel. The framing system allows each frame to be positioned with precision on a 100% surface area in all positions. The effects section includes two wheels with interchangeable HD glass gobos, one with seven rotating and the other with eight fixed gobos, continuous dynamic effects wheel, iris diaphragm, two frost filters, and a 4-facet rotating prism. The fixture has a liquid cooling system using a heat pipe.

http://www.ayrton.eu/

High End Systems

The SolaFrame 750 automated luminaire from High End Systems offers many of the effects capabilities of the company’s flagship white light LED products, making it suitable for theaters, houses of worship, nightclubs and other medium-sized venues. Delivering 11,300 lumens, the fixture includes a full framing shutter system, CMY/CTO- linear color mixing, replaceable fixed color wheel systems, rotating gobo wheel plus rotating animation, frost, iris, 6º to 50º zoom, and a three-facet rotating prism.  In other fixture news, the SolaFrame Theatre fixture received the 2017 PLSN Gold Star Product Award for Best New Light For Theater.

On the console side, High End showcased the new release of Hog 4 OS v3.7.0 software running on their desks at the show.  Hog 4 OS v3.7.0 contains major new features including plot icons, fixture color-coding, plot images, support for additional touchscreens, effects synchronization, MIDI note macros, many smaller enhancements.

High End also held their  2017 HOG Factor National Collegiate Lighting Show Programming Competition at LDI. Of the three finalists, the Long Beach Three from California State University, Long Beach won the competition with their show.

https://www.highend.com

Electronic Theatre Controls

ETC Booth LDI 2017ETC’s booth at LDI 2017 was awash in color as the new ColorSource CYC luminaire made its debut.  This new compact, affordable five-color LED cyclorama light that specializes in smooth washes and rich color.

ETC Ion XeAmong the other products making their first appearance at LDI were the Ion Xe and Ion Xe 20 consoles, which update the compact Eos® family desk with backlit keyboards, increased output, and the option of built-in faders.

Also showing for the first time was the Source 4WRD™ PAR and PARnel – which combine new fixture bodies with the Source 4WRD engine to create incredibly bright LED wash lights – and a Source 4WRD Daylight unit (5700K).

LDI attendees also saw new varieties of the Irideon™ FPZ  architectural luminaire and the GDS by ETC ArcLamp.  At the ETC Rigging stand was the Prodigy® P75 Self Climber hoist and a new, custom cart for the Foundation Desk.

Fiilex

Fiilex released their new P360 Pro and P360 Pro Plus portable LED lights at the NAB show this year.

Fiilex has upgraded both fixtures, both include a swanky new OLED display to show precise CCT, hue (for Pro Plus), intensity, and DMX levels. They’ve  also made some physical improvements to include a longer yoke, accessory lock, and deeper spigot.

P360 Pro is the next-generation version of Fiilex’s flagship portable LED light. This 400W-equivalent fixture takes everything that made the original P360 great and brings it to the next level. The CCT range has been expanded (2800-6500K) and dimming now runs from 0-100%. The Pro maintains top-tier CRI (>93) at any setting.

Weighing under two pounds, the weather-resistant (IP-24) P360 Pro and Pro Plus are designed for travel, but it can also be easily integrated into DMX setups with its onboard DMX functionality.

Fiilex offers a wide array of accessories, ranging from magnetic fresnels and diffusers, to softboxes and larger fresnel attachments. With these light modifiers, the Pro Plus can be turned into a broad fill, a powerful spot, or anything in between.

F.J. Westcott

 

Westcott new product was the Solix LED. The light is a single head LED unit that measures at 5600k daylight. It offers a dimmable dial on the backside of the unit and with a low 60w draw; it allows you to use their Flex LED battery. The unique feature about the Solix is the fact that you can mount barn doors using the magnetic system for easy on and off control. Finally built into the Solix they have integrated a speed ring so that you can put on any standard soft box all the way up to a 7-foot Octobank. The ring allows you to rotate the box without removing the box from the unit.

Westcott’s “biggest” announcement at NAB 2017 was the new RGB-W Flex unit. The unit allows you access full visible color spectrum from their flexible LED mat. On top of this announcement, they also announce their new Westcott Pro dimmer and standard dimmer. The pro dimmer allows you to control the Flex mat wirelessly and also with DMX options. The dimmers are now constructed of aluminum instead of plastic. An Integrated Anton Bauer or V-lock mounts make powering the light with a battery much easier. Westcott has partnered up with Innovative Dimmers to create the new dimmers. The RGB-w mats are available in 1×1 and 1×2 sizes.  Don’t get too excited, because Westcott says it probably won’t be shipping until Q3 later this year.

Here’s a vid of it from NewsShooter.com

Frezzi

At NAB this year we saw the updated Frezzi SunLight weighs in at only 6.5 pounds but packs the punch of an HMI 575 at 93 CRI! Almost 1000 foot candles at 10 feet!

It uses Broadcast quality, high output LEDs and has a new Directional Focusing design so there is no need for shaping filters that normally reduce output. The focus control adjusts from a native 20-degree spot to a wide flood.

The Frezzi SunLight operates on AC or DC with a runtime of 45 minutes with HD broadcast batteries. It is rugged, 100% dimmable, fully weatherproof and an excellent choice in portable high output lighting for ENG/EFP work.

Next, based on the Frezzi Mini-Fill, the ProLight is quickly becoming the standard in on-camera lighting. Featuring a quick release and low-profile base that stays wired allowing for quick set up and strike.

The ProLight has a rugged aluminum construction and an articulating arm that provides many mounting positions and heights. The connector has a pass through that allows other devices that use the same power tap. It also has a built-in USB charging port so you can charge your phone or any USB powered device!

This light is weatherproof, full spectrum 90+ CRI and features a rugged combo barn door filter assembly!

http://www.frezzi.com/

The Light (Velvet Light)

THELIGHT is a high-power LED lighting technology developer and manufacturer, we have our own high CRI, white light color temperature variation technology.

Their lights are fanless, and available in soft or “power” which means spot. The master-slave function is made to control a group of VELVET panels from the one assigned as master.

The slender and solid design with its modular system allow quick set up with a wide range of rigging options yoke with ergonomic just one hand tilt lock knob, ball head rapid mounts, ¼-20” sliding threads for rigging are located on top and bottom of every VELVET panel.

 

The Tiffen Company

Tiffen NAB 2017Things were busy at the Tiffen pavilion at NAB this year.   For a company that started making camera lens filters, Tiffen now has a variety of options for content creators that include optical photographic filters and lens accessories; Steadicam camera stabilizing systems; Lowel location lighting equipment; Domke camera bags and Zing camera covers; Dfx digital effects software; Davis & Sanford tripods and support systems; and Stroboframe flash brackets.

 

Tiffen Website

 

DeSisti | Coemar

DeSisti showed several exciting new fixtures for the types of small studio spaces which are increasingly common as more and more clients move to in-house content creation to feed social media.

DeSisti PiccolettoThe Piccoletto is a 30W, 3” LED Fresnel with an impressive 15-80 degree zoom.  Available in tungsten or daylight and a CRI of 95+, this tiny unit weighs 2.5 pounds and is also available as a track mount fixture.  When used with track, control can be via DMX using the power + data track which is becoming increasingly common or optional Bluetooth control using the Casambi app.  There is also a variable-white color temperature unit coming early next year.

DeSisti Soft LED 1The Soft LED 1 is a 60W remote phosphor LED softlight.  Shipping in Q1, this unit will offer similar configurations as the Picolletto and provides the even, soft, wrapping light that has made remote phosphor fixtures so popular.

DeSisti has also added the option of mounting their existing, larger F4.7 Fresnel fixtures to power + data track for spaces requiring higher output or a longer throw than the Piccolletto.

Coemar showed finalized versions of their RGBW LEDko and SoftLite fixtures as well as the LEDko EXT Exterior LED Profile.

The LEDko was shown with a 28-40 degree zoom optic producing a very flat field.  The individual LEDs making up the illuminator have been chosen for their color range and even mixing.  LEDko units are also available in fixed color temperature white at 3200k and 5600k at a CRI of 92 and an optional Studio version with a CRI of 97.

The LEDko EXT marries the above with a sleek, IP65 rated aluminum housing for outdoor use.  Adjustments to focus, gobo, and shutters are manual and made by removing the front section of the barrel.

Coemar SoftLite RGBWCoemar also showed their SoftLite RGBW LED wash unit.  With a 120-degree field, this 250W unit is a capable wash light for large areas.  The LEDs are shielded behind a frosted acrylic panel which eliminates the pixelation sometimes seen with this type of larger unit.  The addition of an asymmetric reflector further improves its use as a cyc light.  The combination of the wide angle and high output mean that it should be possible to reduce the overall number of fixtures required for many installations.

SSRC

SSRC was highlighting their SuperSwitch Relay Panel, 0-10V and DMX controlled LED Index Rail Light, and LED Worklights.

switch-super-dmxThe SuperSwitch Relay Panel uses relay cards in side enclosures attached to a standard breaker panel and is configurable in 6-circuit increments.  The relays feature the ability to lock out DMX control locally for service.  Another interesting capability they showed was using these 1-pole, 20A relays to control a 3-pole contactor to enable the panel to be used when feeding distribution panels or bussway.  For customers looking to add relay control to existing systems, the 6-circuit cards can be mounted in a surface mount backbox with a terminal strip for easy installation.

They also showed both 0-10V (new) and DMX controlled led-index-rail-lights as a replacement for the traditional incandescent offering with medium screw base sockets.  The strips have a smaller profile than earlier models and are available with a variety of LED tapes as the illumination source.  Control is via 0-10V or DMX for easy integration with architectural or theatrical control system.

Of the many other products they were showing, the folks in the booth made sure to point out their offering of LED Worklights.  These are 120/ 277V, non-dimmable units available in 50W, 150W, 200W, and 240W.  Color temperatures of 3000k and 5000k are available with a CRI of 80+.

http://www.ssrconline.com

Kinotehnik

kinotehnik PractiliteKinotehnik has introduced the Practilite 602. The 602 is a versatile bright LED Fresnel lighting fixture that comes with an app for smartphones and is Bluetooth capable. This remote function is cost-effective and useful for single-person shooters or small crews when a gaffer is not available. The Practilite 602 makes event lighting, documentary shooting and field interviews more efficient as managing the lighting setup and adjustments are made with greater ease.

The 602’s unique fresnel lens design provides greater light range than conventional LED fixtures and enables superior color mixing. The lensing also allows wider shot angles and precise light-shaping without losing the LED output power/throw which is typically the case with barndoor controlled fixtures. This compact and powerful fresnel light is designed to gather and throw as much light as possible through its 3.2″ 80mm fresnel lens, providing you with unprecedented size to light output ratio.

The variable color temperature allows operators to adjust to a variety of color temperatures that each shooting location requires. From tungsten to daylight or any lighting situation in between, you just dial in the matching color balance and required brightness from your smartphone.

https://www.kinotehnik.com/

Gantom

Gantom Storm SeriesNew to the Gantom booth this year was Gantom’s new line of outdoor rated fixtures and outdoor rated cable.  For those who are not familiar with the Gantom line, they carry a line of tiny fixtures with big output.  There are flood and spot fixtures and also a gobo projector fixture.  Both indoor and outdoor fixtures come in a variety of color options including fixed white, variable white or RGBW.

Gantom also has a line of controllers.  Most are designed to work with their fixtures some of their products however their apps and the GPlex Micro console can be used with any DMX units.  We use the GPlex constantly for small demos or testing new fixtures when a full lighting console is not necessary.

http://www.gantom.com

Airstar

Airstar Crystal and SunshadeAirstar, a leading provider of inflatable structures and lighting balloons for the event industry, announced the enhancement of its successful Crystal range with the launch of two brand new innovative products – Sunshade and Crystal White 50k lum – at the 2016 LDI Show.

Following a successful pilot test at music festivals in France this summer, Airstar introduces Sunshade to the Crystal range: a large lighting umbrella which transforms the Crystal lighting balloon technology into a AirStar Sunshadenew envelope shape. Measuring 2.2 or 2.6 meters in diameter, it features the same RGB LED lights that can be found on the Crystal balloons and is DMX controllable.

In addition to Sunshade, Airstar introduced the Crystal White 50k lumen lighting balloons (available in 130cm, 160cm, and 200cm diameter), which feature innovative LED lamps enabling eight times less power consumption versus halogen technology for the same luminous intensity. In addition, the LED lamps boast a lifetime of 50,000 hours vs 300 hours for halogen.

Airstar Crystal WhiteCrystal White 50k lum is also dimmable, with options including cold white, warm white or daylight that is fully DMX controllable. The Crystal White features an extremely quiet fan to cool the LED engine and is flicker free (tested up to 150 frames per second) making it suitable for use at broadcast events

The Sunshade is currently shipping while the Crystal White 50k lumens will be available worldwide on 7th November 2016.

www.airstar-light.us

 

Arri

Arri Skypanel S120Arri’s SkyPanel is a compact, ultra-bright and high-quality LED soft light that sets a new standard for the industry. With a design focused on form, color, beam field and output, this fixture has gained popularity in content creation from the web all the way to major motion pictures.

New to LDI was the release of the SkyPanel S120-C. The S120 is twice as long as the S60, but weighs nearly the same. Its larger light aperture makes a great soft light even better. Retaining the same features and color tunability as its smaller counterparts, the S120 consumes less than 400 watts, yet it is slightly brighter than the S60-C and has an outstanding efficacy of 90 lumens per watt.

https://www.arri.com

RLED

RLED RetroRLED’s The RETRO series of retrofit lamps are a 0-100% phase dimmable (forward and reverse) LED 2700-5000K 80-90 CRI engine.

Designed for SCR, TRIAC, or IGBT dimmers. This light engine is a direct replacement of existing incandescent lamps in a wide range of applications. Specific socket adapters are available to provide simple installation and the standard versions are Edison, Mini-Candelabra, and bare wire.

Custom and standard mounting options are available.

Available in a wide range of wattages, this year at LDI RLED released two new smaller versions for under-balcony applications. The 150 is a 15-watt engine meant to replace 150-watt legacy lamps while the Retro 300 is a 25-watt engine designed to replace 300-watt tungsten/halogen.

www.rledlighting.com

Rosco

Rosco has been busy this year developing and enhancing a variety of their products. Three new products caught our eye.

Miro UV365First up, the new and improved Miro Cube UV 365. Using  365nm UV LEDs this compact UV LED is punchy and nearly invisible to the eye! This would make a great addition in the themed environment market or where a customer is looking for a UV effect, but does not want to actually see any light.

Next, Rosco has developed a bright 40w LED mini gobo projector called the “Image Spot”. Still not entirely flushed out, it does promise to be very bright and will be able to be used in a variety of applications. Some of the options it may have are an outdoor rating, a variety of interchangeable lenses, and a variety of mounting options. These will take a modified “E” size gobo in steel, glass, or even plastic.

Rosco has also entered the market of wireless control for fixtures. They’ve build their own proprietary system that uses a combination of DMX, 2.4Ghz radio, and Bluetooth technology to transmit control signal. The transmitter is about the same size as others on the market and they make a cool dongle that can plug into the DMX port on a fixture. However, keep in mind there are some limitations. First, the dongle can only work with Miro or Braq cubes as only these fixtures can supply the exact amount of power needed to energize the dongle. Also each transmitter can only go up to 254 channels (you can add up to 4 transmitters for control of up to 2 universes between them). It will be interesting to see where their technology goes, but if you already have Miro cubes or are planning on a Miro installation these are definitely the way to go.

http://rosco.com

TMB

Floppy FlexOn prominent display was their new product line called “floppy Flex” which is a 24V Professional Grade Flexible LED “Neon” tape. It comes in single color, RGB, and now “digital RGB” with multi-pixel control. You can easily install it yourself in the field as you can cut and splice the product and it does come in either an IP40 or IP68 rated body. This is a great product for anyone looking for that “direct view” LED tape look.

Solaris Flare Q+The new Flare Q+ fixture has all the features of its renowned predecessor, while Q+ Technology increases the brightness by over 40% with practically no fan noise. Its “Theatre Mode” is effectively silent, yet still brighter than the original Flare. Also introduced at LDI, the new Flare LR Q+ offers Q+ Technology performance in a linear format. Flare IP outdoor fixtures will also be on hand, as will other Solaris LED fixtures such as Mozart and the SoLED strobe.

ProPlex Data Distribution has some great additions for comprehensive data distribution and networking solutions, including the industry’s most powerful DMX node, ProPlex IQ Two 1616, and ProPlex EZ-Lan, the revolutionary Gigabit switch that makes complex networking with multiple V-LANs simple and easy for anyone. Pro Cables, “The First and Still the Best” professional cable assemblies will be on hand, as will new IMS Mk2 individually DMX-controlled marquee / festoon lighting systems.

nurilitesAlso displayed was their new Ultra Affordable offshore- made DJ fixtures called Nuri*Lites. Comprised of a variety of pars, bars, and wash fixtures all named after different drinks they are designed to be a cheap value option for those who do not need a high-end light and just want to spend as little as possible. If that is what you are looking for then they might be a good option.

http://www.tmb.com/

Chauvet Professional

On the Pro line Chauvet has developed a whole array of new lights in pretty much all areas including; Pars, Ellipsoidals, Batten lights, and Movers.

For the Pars, they now offer the “COLORado Solo Series” with the designation of “1”, “2”, and “3”. Each using the equivalent of LED RGBW 60 Watt Chips these fixtures are bright but consistent across the line. They all have motorized zooms on them which is handy when you do not want to get up on a ladder to swap lenses. Depending on the unit you should expect to get between 8 thru 55 degs range. Their faces are completely homogenized so gone are the days of looking at all those different colored LEDs. The best part is that these fixtures are outdoor rated (IP65) which is great if you are using them for events outdoors.

Chauvet OvationIn the Ellipsoidal line they have greatly added to their selection. Most units still use their RGBA-Lime LEDs which give you lots of possibilities for color, but their newer models now boast an output of close to a 750 Watt equivalent HPL lamp! Units can now come with HD lenses designed by Chauvet in 14, 19, 26, 36, and 50 deg options. They were proud to say that their lenses perform as good if not better than anyone’s on the market right now.

The “Ovation B” series fill are new batten fixtures that boast a bunch of groundbreaking features such as an RGBA-Lime color system and the incorporation of RDM, Art-Net™ and sACN plus standard DMX for programming and networking options. A 60 deg holographic filter is included and locks into place so the fixture can be used in any orientation with no worry about the filter sliding out. The units come in a variety of lengths from 1’-6’ long.

Their new moving light line is called “Maverick” and it includes a Spot, Wash, and Hybrid fixtures. Depending on your needs you have a lot of options at your fingertips. Fixtures are powered by either a 440 or 480 watt engine and boast advanced optics, dazzling effects, and stunning output. You can choose from DMX, sACN, Art-Net, or W-DMX for control.

www.chauvetprofessional.com

BBS Lighting

bbs-pipelineBBS Lighting had on display their Pipeline System. In a convenient cylindrical form factor in lengths of 1′ 2′ 3′ and 4′, the Pipeline remote phosphor provides ultra-high TLCI (Television Lighting Consistency Index) soft light that is controllable and dimmable with no color shift or flickering. Whether installed in an optional single or multi-lamp reflector bank, or deployed stand-alone, Pipelines are the ideal soft-light for modeling faces and illuminating backgrounds. Among Pipeline’s numerous advantages are low power draw, high light output, wide light dispersion, heatless and fan-less operation and DMX 512 controller. The Pipes are available in 3200ºK, 4300ºK or 5600ºK color temperature outputs, and can be used in a bi-color arrangement mixing different color temperature Pipes to achieve mid-range color temperatures.

http://www.bbslighting.com/

Fiilex

matrixWith the Matrix light, Fiilex brings its LED expertise into the realm of panel lighting. The Matrix leverages Fiilex’s Dense-Matrix technology by fusing multiple sources into a single panel-style fixture. The result combines the broad, diffuse throw of a panel with the power and controllability of a point source. Engineered with modularity in mind, the 1500W-equivalent Matrix works excellently on its own or grouped in an array of multiple lights.

The Matrix is built to easily accommodate various light-shaping accessories. To further soften its output, there’s the specially-designed Matrix Softbox. This unique softbox does away with the speed ring by attaching directly to the Matrix fixture via rod mounts. Alternatively, users looking for a greater punch can focus in the light with the Matrix Fresnel Lens, which clips simply into place, tripling intensity. The Matrix also features Fiilex’s professional-grade tuning options, which include full dimmability, color tunability from 2800 to 6500K, and hue control. With the Matrix, Fiilex users can complement their single source Q and P series lights with the gorgeous, broad throw of a uniquely versatile top-tier panel fixture.

http://fiilex.com

Cineo

cineo-hsxHas introduced the Cineo / HSX: The NEW HSX is the latest member of Cineo’s LED Remote Phosphor product line. The HSX is a color-tunable 2700K to 6000K soft source. Unlike other color-tunable sources, HSX remains consistent throughout the life of the fixture with no color shift or need for calibration. Other features include 5 presents: 2700K, 3200K, 4300K, 5600K, and 6000K. It is flicker free, has no fans and is 100% compatible with HS accessories. This high-power, 25,000 lumen LED studio fixture is ideal for Film, Broadcast Video, and Still Photography.

Nila

arina_rigged_850Nila returned to exhibiting at LDI Show this year following their impressive install at the AEG StubHub Center, home of the LA Galaxy major league soccer club. Nila has a long broadcast history lighting film & television projects but is actively pushing into the live events market with a keen focus on sports. The SL100 fixture, cousin of their well known Arina broadcast light, drew a large number of visitors at the show this year.

http://nila.com/

Philips Entertainment

The Philips Entertainment Group booth was brimming with new offerings.

sl_ledspot_300_image-01The Philips Showline LEDSPOT 300 is a high-performance moving head luminaire that delivers a powerful output, with fast and quiet movement. The fixed 270w white LED engine delivers exceptional output and the versatile and effective precision optical design makes the SL LEDSPOT 300 an ideal replacement for aging automated luminaires using older discharge sources.

  • 7 slot color wheel
  • CMY mixing
  • CTO color filter
  • 7 fixed gobos
  • 6 indexing / rotating gobos
  • Four framing shutter blades
  • 3 Facet round prism
  • Iris
  • 10 – 45° degree zoom
  • 270w White LED Engine 6500°k
  • 11,500 lumens
  • Pan 540° / Tilt 260°

sl-hydrus-350Unlike traditional moving luminaires the SL HYDRUS 350 designed for a single purpose,  the SL HYDRUS 350 has a hybrid optical design. Beam, Spot and Wash features are all combined in a single luminaire.  The SL HYDRUS 350 is a moving luminaire designed for special event, television and concert lighting applications. Powered by the PHILIPS Platinum 17RA Lamp, the luminaire delivers powerful output, strong saturated colors and a comprehensive beam effects system in a compact sized luminaire.

Used as a Beam luminaire: the SL HYDRUS 350 delivers a powerful, crisp pinpoint beam. Combine the fixed gobos and the rotating prism lenses to create striking designs that come to life in larger arenas and auditoriums.

Used as a Wash luminaire: Soften the edge with the frost filter and zoom out to deliver a defined soft even beam that can blend together and create smooth washes over the stage.

Used as a Spot luminaire: Choose the appropriate glass gobo (all designs from the Vari*Lite gobo library), rotate and combine with the animation wheel to produce a myriad of dynamic looks.

Features:

  • Philips Platinum 17R Lamp
  • 10 Slot Fixed color wheel
  • 12 Fixed gobos
  • 8 slot indexable/rotating gobo wheel
  • Animation wheel with Fire Breakup effect
  • Four facet linear prism
  • Eight facet circular prism
  • Frost filter
  • Beam Mode: 2 -21 Degrees
  • Spot Mode: 2-25 Degrees
  • Wash Mode: 9-37 Degrees
  • Auto focus mode

sl-strip-10The SL STRIP 10 IP is the ideal choice for outdoor entertainment applications, and wet environments. Ten cells of homogenized RGBW LEDs deliver a blended wash of color, emulating the traditional halogen strip light effect, with reduced power consumption, lower heat output, and minimal maintenance.

Control each cell individually for maximum flexibility or in groups for applications requiring simpler control. The SL STRIP 10 IP can be easily configured to suit your design requirements. Choose the appropriate dimming curve, utilize the built-in chase programs, and adjust the beam angle by inserting one of the optional holographic diffuser lenses.

With its rugged construction, internal power supply, and simple operating system, the SL STRIP 10 IP is an ideal replacement for conventional MR-16 strip lights for all outdoor entertainment applications.

rama-ledPhilips Selecon is re-introducing the RAMA Fresnel line with a beautiful LED engine.  This Fresnel is sure to find a home in theaters and studios across the country.  Available in warm white (3100K) or cool white (5600K) using an 80W Philips Luxeon Lumiled LED the RAMA performs just like its incandescent counterpart.

300sNew to the market this year is the Philips Strand 150S & 300S high-quality soft light.  Both boast convection cooling in a slim, lightweight design.  Both offer fixed color temperature 3100K & 5600K  with high Color Rendering Index (CRI) of 95 CRI and 93 CRI respectively.  Both offer AC input via PowerCon connector or 36VDC input for battery operation.  Both are offered in Manual or Pole Operation.  The only thing you have to decide is whether you need the 2’ x 2’ or the 2’ x 1’ fixture.

Also new to the market this year Philips Strand is the 400F Broadcast Quality 10” Fresnel.   The 400F  provides the look and feel of a traditional Fresnel with modern technology under the hood.  The 400W LED array produces over 18,600 lumens.   Five user selectable fan modes and three user selectable dimming curves are available to match legacy equipment.  A high CRI is offered in both tungsten 3200K (97 CRI) and daylight 5600K (96 CRI).  Look for this new product in showrooms early next year.

http://www.strandlighting.com

CITC FX

maniac_slide_2CITC is an industry leader in creating unique and exciting special effects equipment for the entertainment market. For their 2016 LDI presentation, CITC was all about the MANIAC LED fixture.

This unique unit combines a multitude of effects in one truly creative solution making this a must have for any creative environment. Super strong fog output, intensive multi-color LED lights, and a rotating moving head makes this a trifecta of fun! It is a sensational, dazzling, and thrilling piece of equipment that will make even the most jaded of professionals stand and applaud its performance.  Maniac has 10 groups of 8W, RGBA Quad LED lights, rapid movement, rapid color change, strobe, instant stop, adjustable fog output, and anti-drip technology.  The yoke has a 540-degree pan and the head has a 260-degree tilt. Maniac can be hung or placed on the floor. The LED lights can be used with or without the fog. Several units can be synchronized together to make Maniac magic.

On display was the new AquaMax, MP version, which is three times more powerful, has a 2-channel DMX with variable output on DMX, and is much quieter.  CITC has created brand new technology that will allow for 2-hour, long-lasting, water-based, 100% certified organic haze to be produced in a quiet haze machine named the AquaMax MP. For years, water-based haze machines produced a haze that didn’t last long, thereby costing thousands of dollars in haze fluid each year.

http://citcfx.com

Robe Lighting

Robe LDI 2016 BoothIn the midst of towering booths, bright lights, and product demos, Robe Lighting transported attendees to a calm European Café to enjoy.  The booth then transformed into an incredible lighting presentation featuring their latest innovations.

Robe SpiiderHeadlining the show was the all-new Spiider; a super bright LED WashBeam luminaire, using 18x 30 Watt and 1x 60 Watt LEDs and combining it with a very efficient 12,5:1 zoom optical system ranging from tight 4° Beam to wide 50° Wash.

Robe SpikieThe Robe Spikie is a small, super-fast LED Wash/Beam, which utilizes a single 60W RGBW light source with a specially designed 110mm wide front lens producing a solid beam. The fixture quickly zooms from a soft wide 28° wash to a tight sharp-edged 4° beam or one of two new stunning air effects. A handful of creative new fixtures were on hand including the Linee linear moving head, DL7 Wash and Profile fixtures as well as the retro 750w Tungsten PATT2013.

halo-rgb-drive-01Do you have some legacy Par64 cans lurking around your shop you want to add some splash to?  Robe showed their Halo system consisting of a circle of encapsulated bright micro-pixel led’s, mounted on a standard size Parcan color frame, Halo can bring the classic fixtures back into the latest lighting designs or be used alone to add many new dimensions and effects.

Controlled via DMX, the operator can quickly and simply program the most sophisticated effects using the internal content generator or switch to display pixel mapped video content.

The system consists of 6 frames of RGB led’s and a 6-way data controller/driver in the familiar colour-scroller truss-hanging format.

The system is interconnected using the industry standard 4pin XLR scroller cables that are already part of most lighting company inventories.

Let’s not forget the big and bold BMFL Family of fixtures including the Parnelli Award Winner for Indispensable Technology-Lighting, the BMFL WashBeam. This powerful new member to BMFL Family comes with extra bright output and an abundance of great features like newly developed framing shutters, super wide front lens and animation wheel.

Blizzard Lighting

Blizzard Lighting Rock-Em Sock-emAs 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.

oberon-fresnel-zoomA 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 buddha dmx testerBlizzard 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.

http://www.blizzardlighting.com/

City Theatrical

SHoW DMX Multiverse™
show-dmx-multiverseSHoW DMX Multiverse provides unprecedented levels of wireless DMX data transmission in a tiny package, for the first time allowing the realistic possibility of a professional quality wireless DMX chip in every DMX device.  The SHoW DMX Multiverse chip is tiny, low in cost, and has the ability to carry as many as five universes of data in a 2.4GHz transceiver or four universes in a 900MHz transceiver.
DMXcat™  – Control Analyze Test 
dmxcat-control-analyze-testAre you tired of struggling to turn on LED fixtures and moving lights without setting up a full lighting console?  That’s why City T invented DMXcat™ . Plug it into a fixture and the fixture’s personality and starting DMX address load via RDM  (wirelessly)  into a smart phone app, and you have control with a user interface that looks like a full lighting console. Many other useful tools are included in the app.
QolorPIX™ LED Pixel Control
qolorpix-led-pixel-controlCity T has taken the complexity out of specifying and setting up LED pixel tape systems.  Our system of QolorPIX Pixel Controlled LED Tape and QolorPIX Tape Controllers plug with four pin XLR connectors and reduce system setup to just seconds using only a few DMX channels.
QolorPoint™ Mini Wireless Uplighter 
qolorpoint-mini-wireless-uplighterQolorPoint™ Mini is a mini version of our QolorPoint Wireless Uplighter, and is about half the size but with more than half the output.  Packing a powerful punch, the QolorPoint Mini is a great addition to the QolorPoint family.  Each QolorPoint mini is equipped with an award-winning SHoW DMX Neo radio.
b-series-led-dimmersB-Series LED Dimmers, are new group of uniquely featured, professional quality, constant voltage   LED dimmers in a variety of capacities and configurations.  All have the option of 16 bit dimming for ultra smooth low-end fades, and partner perfectly with City Theatrical QolorFLEX™ Professional quality LED tapes.
Lightwright®  6
Lightwright 6Lightwright 6 is the newest version of John McKernon’s industry leading, multi-award winning software for managing entertainment lighting paperwork. Lightwright 6,  for the first time, fulfills a longtime industry dream of controlling the flow of lighting data from design to console without needing to enter data multiple times by hand, while documenting up to 45,000 universes of data.

Chroma-Q

color-force-iiChroma-Q’s new ColorForce2 expands on the brands already popular ColorForce. The new unit is about 50% brighter than it predecessor. It contains RGBA color mixing engines that are put into individual cells for a fully homogenized beam. With a high CRI of 92 and smooth dimming and a variety of sizes the fixture is suitable for a wide range of applications.

http://www.chroma-q.com

Quasar Science

quasar-scienceQuasar Science continued to show their Q Line linear lamp, a LED fluorescent replacement.  The Q Line features switchable 3000-5600k or crossfade 2000k-6000k color temperature and an innovative mounting system that allows for flexibility required in film and event venues. They are available in sizes ranging from 1 foot to 8 feet.  The newest version of the Q line will allow from full 0-100% dimming with a 95+ CRI.  Brand new for LDI Quasar Science featured an innovative radio controlled 50 watt Q Line lamp.

http://www.quasarscience.com/

Enttec

ENTTEC’s brand new surf-themed booth at LDI complete with Hawaiian shirts and flip flops, highlighted their new products that included:

Enttec Pixel LinkThe CVC 3 Pixel Link which invites standard RGB tape into their popular Pixie Driver or Pixelator Control System making it possible to mix and match pixel controlled LED’s with standard LED’s. Configuration is simple because the DMX address is automatically assigned based on the location in the chain. The Pixel Link was an ESTA Members Choice Award Nominee for Best Gadget 2016.

At the request of set designers and the film industry where 12v solutions are required ENTTEC now offers a 12V version of their RGB 60 LEDS/METER Pixel tape. A very handy option to keep in mind when voltage drop is an issue on your 5V system.

Phero 33The new PHERO 33 is ideal for direct lighting applications. It’s the slimmest form factor in the PHERO family, designed for pixel mapping and lighting applications.  The PHERO 33 also offers blended and uniform color along its output. Simple loop-in / loop-out cabling makes installation quick and trouble free.

enttec-50w-led-worklightENTTEC’s 50W Bright White LED Flood Light is an adjustable, robust, and efficient Flood Light with an IP65 weather rating. This slim-line LED Flood Light that also features:

  • Aluminum casting with protective coating
  • Adjustable angle bracket
  • Easy wall mounting
  • Clear enhanced glass cover
  • 48PCS Super Bright LEDs
  • Available in 4000K or 3000K or 6000K white LEDs
  • Built-in High Efficient Wide Angle LED Reflectors
  • Built-in 50W Non-Dimmable Constant Current Power Supply
  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
  • Dimmable versions are available as a custom order

Enttec E.L.M.ENTTEC also released a new version of the E.L.M or ENTTEC LED MAPPER software that provides total control over your LED system, regardless of shape and size. Design your layout with vector-based objects for maximum precision and flexibility. Load the media of your choice and begin playback as needed. Supports up to 1024 universes, so you can design without limits.

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