Rosco Laboratories

Rosco had some new things to unveil at NAB this year.

ROSCO Silk 205First, there was the Rosco Silk 205 and 305 LED soft light provides uncompromising light output for film and broadcast professionals. Designed to meet the requirements of the most discerning filmmaker, the Silk 205 LED light fixture has been specifically developed for film and video applications that demand extremely color-accurate, high-quality light.

Utilizing proprietary, state-of-the-art, tungsten & daylight balanced LEDs, Silk 205 and 305 LED fixtures to produce a high volume of broad-spectrum white light. With TLCI, CRI and R9 metrics in the high 90’s, the fixture is capable of producing a high volume of light output at color temperatures ranging from 2800K – 6500K.

Next there was the Best Of Show Award from DigitalVideomag. the MIX from Rosco and their new acquisition DMG Lumière.

MIX features 6-LED color mixing: Red + Lime + Green + Blue + Amber + White. This enables it to generate a wider gamut of colors than RGBW or RGBA fixtures. In addition, the Red and Lime emitters in the array are manufactured exclusively for MIX – meaning that it can create colors, tones, and hues that are only available from a MIX light. Every Rosco gel color in the MIX library has been authenticated by Rosco’s color experts as a match on tungsten and daylight sources – by eye, by meter, and by camera. In addition, the MIX control software also allows you to set the base color temperature of the light before adding color.

The MIX has no menus. Simply choose between three different modes (Gel, White and Color Mode) then choose the color temperature, color or Rosco gel color you desire from there.

Rosco DMG also showed their new myMIX App. It will allow filmmakers to easily control their MIX LED fixtures from their mobile device – and so much more! Whether you’re mixing your own colors from scratch, or modifying a Rosco gel color you’ve chosen – you can mix the color you need using the myMIX App. From there, you can save those colors into your own personal library of colors in the cloud to call up whenever you need them in the future. The myMIX App allows you to capture a color and then send it to your MIX LED lights. If the color isn’t quite right – no worries. Just like any other MIX color, you can adjust the hue, intensity, and saturation of your captured color until it’s exactly what you need – then save it to your library.

Introducing MIX from Rosco and DMG Lumière. MIX features 6-LED color mixing: Red + Lime + Green + Blue + Amber + White. This enables it to generate a wider gamut of colors than RGBW or RGBA fixtures. In addition, the Red and Lime emitters in the array are manufactured exclusively for MIX – meaning that it can create colors, tones, and hues that are only available from a MIX light. Every Rosco gel color in the MIX library has been authenticated by Rosco’s color experts as a match on tungsten and daylight sources – by eye, by meter, and by camera. In addition, the MIX control software also allows you to set the base color temperature of the light before adding color.

Amazing color control and preset setting will also be coming soon via the new myMIX App.

http://us.rosco.com/en

Ikan

Ikan OryonIkan was showing their new Oryon 14” and 18” Bi-Color 3200K-5600K Ring Light w/ 15mm Rail Adaptor, Light Stand, and batteries.  This new multi-mount ring light is available in 14” and 18” and has just the right amount of illumination to give any subject that sparkle in their eyes. The large diameter opening allows for any size camera to be used with the light.  The soft diffused LED’s give the ring light a bright but wrapping light that makes your subjects glow. The control knobs on the back of the allow you to quickly switch from brightness to color with a simple push of the button. The custom 15mm camera mount system allows the professional to adjust the camera to any height.  The heavy-duty compact stand folds up tightly and makes it easy to carry. The lights come in Bi-Color (3200K-5600K adjustable) with a 96 CRI and a 97 TLCI. Also with two Sony L batteries and Dual charger included this light give you up to 4 hours of uninterrupted light.

http://ikancorp.com/

DeSisti Lighting

DeSisti showed their new SoftLED 2 XL which has replaced the remote phosphor technology used in the SoftLEDs with Fixed White chips. These new chips are adding 50% more light output than their predecessors while retaining CRIs greater than 96 and TLCIs of 97.5. I was told that Lighting Designers had requested DeSisti to add a longer fixture with a larger surface area. It’s nice to know they listened and acting on those suggestions.  The SoftLED 2 XL uses the same power as the SoftLED 4 but is 20% brighter.

On another note, the Piccoletto joins the DeSisti line of Variable White Fresnels (2700K – 6500K). This is their 300W tungsten equivalent.

Coemar

COEMAR ledko FS-6At this year’s NAB, Coemar debuted their new 6-color LEDko FS6 LED light engine and it is a winner. The new LED chip on board includes Red, Green, Blue, White (5600K), and now Lime & Phosphor Corrected Amber. Their goal was to create an all-in-one fixture that could address both Studio and Theatrical markets with the capability of producing intensely saturated colors without sacrificing the output punch of the whites. The purpose behind adding the Lime and PC Amber is to help “beef up” the Red, Green and Yellow parts of the color spectrum as well as adding the ability to produce a high CRI (above 94) throughout the range of whites. Depending on the mode you select, the new LEDko FS6 can be used as a variable white (2700K – 6500K) or an all-in-one, color changing fixture. All LEDkos can be controlled via DMX, RDM or locally at the head.

Also new to the Coemar product line are an LED Spot and Fresnel moving heads. The LEDko TM F6 uses the same 6-color LED light engine as in the LEDko FS6 in addition to all the characteristics you would expect in an intelligent profile fixture: Zoom (13-38 degrees), Internal Framing Shutters, Iris, Frost Filter, and Pan/ Tilt. For the Fresnel crowd, 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), an Internal Barndoor Framing System, and Pan/Tilt. These will be available for sale shortly.

http://www.coemar.com/

BB&S Lighting

BB&S Force 7 LED EngineBB&S Lighting of Denmark showcased it’s Force 7 this year at NAB. The new single source LED technology provides a CRI of 97 with an output that is equivalent to 750 watts. They are also accomplishing this while only drawing 180 watts from an externally mounted 48-volt power supply. The dimming is very smooth from 100%-0% with no hot spots or double shadows while using gobos or effects. The demo that was set up at NAB confirmed the manufacturer’s claims! The edge to edge light is very clean. The fan is also extremely quiet which makes it a great option for studio use.

The Force 7 is compatible with all ETC Source 4 barrels and lenses and is available in custom colors and comes with a Powercon True-1 AC Power Cable.

https://bbslighting.com

Photon Beard

Photon Beard Highlight LEDPhoton Beard is committed to keeping things simple and the Highlight LED does just that. They have taken their best remote phosphor technology and unique optical approach to providing a punchy full spectrum LED luminaire that has an excellent Color temperature and output rating that is guaranteed for 5 years. Adding a cyc hood to these fixtures makes them an excellent choice for lighting your green screen.

The fixtures can be operated locally or through DMX and this year they have added a USB port to the rear of the fixture, so firmware updates are simple as well.  The fixtures can dim from 100%-5% while maintaining a constant color temp. Cooling is passive so there is no issue with fan noise.

http://www.photonbeard.com/

Hive Lighting

Hive C SeriesHive Lighting introduced two new fixtures in their C-Series line which launched last year with the Wasp 100-C.  New for 2018 are the Hornet 200-C and the Bee 50-C.  These units are variable-white/ full-color mixing utilizing a 5-color array in the Bee and the Wasp and a 7-color array in the Hornet.  Specifications indicate up to 98 CRI and 97 TLCI with a CCT range of 1,650-8,000K.  All of the units share a common form factor based around a 100mm cylinder shape.  The length varies according to model, but the standardized diameter and connection points mean that accessories bought for one model are fully compatible with the others.  These accessories include barn doors, a fresnel lens system, a 5” PAR kit, the 9.5” Super Spot Kit, and the Profile Kit which marries an ETC Source Four Mini lens tube to the light.  There are also multiple options for softboxes and kits as well as holographic spread lenses and PAR64 glass lenses for beam modification.  The 100mm size permits use of existing Profoto accessories and adapters to further expand the capabilities of the fixtures.

Units can be run from an AC>DC power supply capable of accepting 100-240V input or from 24-36V batteries.  Power consumption for the Bee 50-C, Wasp 100-C, and Hornet 200-C are 40W, 75W, and 150W.  There are onboard controls as well as wired and wireless DMX (LumenRadio) plus a Bluetooth connection for control from Hive’s free iPhone app (Android coming “soon”).  The onboard controls include several effects settings for effects such are a red<>blue sequence to mimic police car lights.

http://hivelighting.com/

Chauvet Professional

Chauvet’s latest showstopper remains the Ovation series, now in available in variable white—the Ovation E-930VW (ellipsoidal) and Ovation F-915VW (Fresnel). This proprietary LED engine works differently than one might expect. Chauvet uses a 6-color system to create exceptional color consistency in a flat and even field from 2800K to 8000K, as opposed to the more traditional method of mixing warm white and cool white LED’s. The independent color control also creates the ability to add a dash of color when desired. With the ability to change color temperature at 100K increments without losing intensity, it is all about consistency. Other functions include onboard manual control or DMX control, +/- green adjustment, 16-bit dimming, near silent operation, and adjustable Pulse Width Modulation to avoid on-camera flicker. As an added bonus, the Fresnel also features a motorized zoom. Overall, these fixtures provide simplicity and power at once, an ideal solution for studios and theaters alike. Most importantly, they are now shipping!

https://www.chauvetprofessional.com

Draco Broadcast – APARO

Dracast has revealed an attractive and round soft light under it’s Aparo brand dubbed the “Luna.” Based on the existing Silk Ray, these fixtures will come in larger sizes with a very narrow profile (at just over ½ an inch). Edge-mount LED’s point inward while a distribution panel creates a soft, 180 degree beam spread. According to Dracast, this technology mimics ambient light by eliminating hot spots and hard shadows. Available in either bicolor or daylight, this fixture will be ideal for portrait photography due to the exceptional softness and wrap it creates around the subject.

https://www.aparolight.com/

https://www.dracobroadcast.com

Zylight

Zylight has recently introduced the Aladdin Fabric-Lite—a malleable and variable fabric system (2900K to 6200K) with a CRI/TLCI rating of 97. While similar to the Bi-Flex, it provides greater flexibility and even fold-ability in a larger size of 3’x3’. Users can use the panels individually or combine them for an expansive surface area. In addition, the Fabric-Lite allows for versatile mounting options through the built-in grommets and Velcro. Ideal for overhead studio applications, this lightweight fixture is rated IP 20 so it would require protection if used outdoors. The Fabric-Lite is operable with both AC and DC as well as wired or wireless DMX. It is available in two power options and three dimmer options to meet a variety of needs.

http://www.zylight.com/

Nila Lighting

Nila is now shipping their Varsa 2 fixture which is an IP65 rated, daylight LED fixture.  The Varsa 2 draws 75W and can be powered from 100-240V AC or 10-18V DC sources.  5,600K single-color LEDs with a CRI of 90 and a TLCI of 86 are used in the Varsa 2.  A range of holographic film, spread lenses are offered to provide beam shaping.  With the 10-degree lens at 10ft the fixture delivers 500fc according to the manufacturer’s data sheets.  Control is via easy to understand onboard buttons or wired DMX with RJ45 connectors.

The fixture is constructed of aluminum and provided with a yoke and junior pin/ baby receiver.  The assembly weighs 11 pounds and the head is 8.25” long, 8.75” wide, and 13” high (including the yoke).  A built-in Chimera mount is part of the design as well.  Control and power connectors are provided with covers to maintain the IP rating when not in use.  Finally, the unit is passively cooled (fanless) for silent operation.

http://www.nila.com/

AC Lighting – Chroma Q

AC Lighting showed the new Chroma-Q Studio Force II range of fixtures.  These fixtures represent an evolution of the Chroma-Q Studio Force fixtures by incorporation the homogenized optics from the Chroma-Q Color Force II series of fixtures with a new LED package.  The fixtures utilize Chroma-Q’s proprietary ColorSure system to ensure fixtures within the same product range provide consistent output regardless of when they are manufactured.  This process involves a complex range of processes for selecting (binning) individual LED emitters; calibrating LED light engines in-house to a uniform standard and sophisticated firmware and software ensures exceptional fixture to fixture consistency.

Available in 1, 4, and 6-foot lengths the fixtures provide variable white light output from 2,800-6500K with +2/-2 green adjustment and a CRI of up to 94.  Output is 6,500; 2400; and 3600 lumens respectively.  The red, green, blue, and white emitters which make up the LED array can also be controlled individually to provide colored light for scene setting or effects.  All of the lengths have a native beam angle of 22 degrees which can be modified to 43 degrees with the optional border lens and to an 80 degree by 35-degree asymmetrical beam with the optional cyc optic.

The fixtures offer onboard control via a rear-mounted touch screen as well as remote control via DMX/ RDM and wireless control using optional LumenRadio.  When controlled via DMX, a control channel enables switching between the variable white and color modes without needing to access the fixture.  The fixtures can also be sub-divided to allow different sections of the overall fixture to be controlled separately and the design of the housing and mounting is such that fixtures can be lined up end to end with no gap for a continuous appearance.  The compact form factor (less than 7.5” x 9” square in height and depth) will make these fixtures are a good choice for spaces with low trims and their comparatively narrow beam angle will allow for a relatively longer throw than other variable white/ color mixing fixtures.

http://www.chroma-q.com/

Manios Digital / Kinotehnik

New from Kinotehnik is the Practilite 802. It’s an IP54 Dust and Waterproof Bi-Color LED light with precision secondary optics to achieve unprecedented light output and power efficiency in a portable unit. This light has plenty of punch for its size. It’s about 50% more powerful than most popular 1×1 LED panels. The specs have it at 1860 fc at 30- degree beam (370 fc at 90-degree beam, fully diffused) while consuming a maximum of 90W. It features a silent cooling system as well. It’s designed to be compact and rugged while providing a solid and powerful lighting solution. Its power by DC or battery and can also be controlled by DMX. It also connects with smart devices via Bluetooth for quick set-up and easy adjustment when hard to reach.

https://www.kinotehnik.com

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.

For more info check out https://www.cantousa.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/