High End Systems

High End Systems presents a unique fixture offering in the TurboRay.  Appearing on the surface to be a standard wash fixture, the unit features a “retro” look with radial diffuser blades to break up and spread out the beam.  However, this unit is based on an RGBW LED engine which can be controlled in quadrants, offering some very distinct beam based looks.  Combined with the custom animated gobo wheel, the fixture offers an outstanding array of combinations for aerial effects.  When utilized as a wash fixture, the unit features an 8° to 24° beam angle range.  The unit is based around four 60 watt RGBW LED engines and boasts an LED lifespan of 50,000 hours. 

            High End Systems also introduces the SolaPix series of LED wash fixtures.  Available in three sizes, the line consists of the SolaPix 7, the SolaPix 19, and the SolaPix 37, with the number referring to the quantity of LED emitters in the fixture.  The LED emitters are 40 watt RGBW chips and are capable of blending a color temperature ranging from 2800K to 8000K.  The units are capable of a versatile 4.5° to 60° zoom range.  There is a built in effects generator option for end users who choose not to do their own pixel mapping.  The design of the lens optics gives the fixture a unique look when compared to other competing units.  The SolaPix 7 and 19 units are available now, with the SolaPix 37 expected to be available in early 2020.


Martin by Harman

Martin increases their presence in the automated LED fixture market with the expansion of their ERA series.  The ERA 400 Performance WRM and CLD fixtures both feature 300 watt LED white light engines and a 1:3 zoom range.  The ERA 600 Performance features a 550 watt LED white light engine and a 1:8 zoom range.  The ERA 800 Performance features an 800 watt LED white light engine and a 1:8 zoom range.  All of the fixtures feature a full curtain framing shutter system, along with CMY color mixing, color wheels, rotating and static gobos, iris, and prisms.  Frost and animation wheels are included in the 600 and 800 units.  All of these units should be available early in the first quarter of 2020.

Martin has also added the lamp based ERA 500 Hybrid IP fixture to the ERA range.  The fixture boasts an output of 22,000 lumens from a 370W short arc lamp with an extended lamp life of 6,000 hours.  A true hybrid fixture, the unit functions in three distinct modes: Beam, Spot, and Wash, and features a 1:20 zoom range.  The IP65 rating allows the fixture to be used in challenging environmental conditions.  The unit features full CMY color mixing, in addition to a color wheel that has three different CTO filters along with a range of saturated colors.  Finally, the unit features two prisms that can be utilized simultaneously, allowing for a wide array of mid-air effects in conjunction with the static and rotating gobo wheels.  This fixture will be available in April of 2020.



Aquarii, “Innovative LED Lighting Solutions”, presents a full range of fixtures designed for house lighting applications.  Four lines of fixtures, the Zino, the Axceleron, the Rheos, and the Navae can all be adapted to suit the specific requirements of nearly any performance, worship, or assembly venue. A wide variety of options can be specified including output wattage, color temperature, beam angle, housing color and finish, mounting type, wiring terminals, and control methods including constant, line dimming, 0-10V control, and DMX-512.  Accessories are also available to control beam shape and prevent glare.  Exterior customization is one of their areas of specialization, with most fixture housings being available in custom finishes, colors, or even custom graphics.


Anolis by Robe

Anolis has spent the year revamping their line and showed their new fixtures at LDI. 

Ambiane XPSpecifically designed for large theatres, concert halls, auditoriums, houses of worship and hotel foyers that require general ambient light, with the added ability to create mood, the Ambiane XP is the ideal, stylish solution. 

This high-performance RGBW luminaire delivers in excess of 6.000 lm and is optimal for adjusting ambiance via its super-smooth color mixing abilities.

Available in 30, 45 or 60° beam spreads Ambiane XP provides perfect coverage of any area. 

The incorporation of Anolis’ L3TM (Low Light Linearity) dimming system allows seamless fades to black even when mixed with traditional sources. With no UV or IR emissions, this fixture is  ideal for museum applications. 

The  fixture is easily controlled via DMX or DALI and is RDM compatible.

Ambiane XP has been designed for easy installation and is perfect to retrofit into existing PAR 56 size cut-outs. 

The other fixtures shown on the booth were the linear Eminere, which is now available as an inground option as well as wall grazer and wall washer, also on hand were the Divine series (160 and 72) and the ArcSource family.



Neutrik has released its “TRUE OUTDOOR PROTECTION” product line to serve the permanently increasing demands of the entertainment industry. This new range is approved for outdoor use according to UL50E and is UV resistant and IP65 rated. Connectors available include etherCON (receptacles & cable connectors), XLR (chassis & cable connectors), and powerCON TRUE1 (cable, appliance & rubber sealing covers).

Neutrik also showed off a range of small DANTE interfaces, the “Line I/O to Dante Interface” and the “Mic, Line, AES/EBU I/O to Dante Interface”. Both are available as stand-alone with rubber cover and with rack mount kit.

The new opticalCON DRAGONFLY fiber optic connector series provides a ruggedized and low maintenance hybrid cable connector for indoor/outdoor use, dust and waterproof to IP68 in mated condition and with Fusion Splice Technology making it field repairable. Lastly, for space-sensitive applications, Neutrik has developed the asymmetric push tab (for chassis connectors). By using this new design, a vertical (stacking) space-saving of approx. 20% can be achieved.


H&H Specialties

H&H Specialties have been in the business of manufacturing stage curtain track, curtain machines, and stage rigging equipment since 1967. Following their move to a new production facility in 2014, H&H Specialties have been able to continuously update and increase their in-house machinery. Today 95% of all products are made entirely in-house. These increased production capabilities allow H&H Specialties to design and produce almost all special and custom rigging solutions. As part of a broader push to increase reliability and longevity while at the same time decreasing maintenance costs H&H Specialties have also made a transition to precision gears in almost all of their products.



New this year from Robe at LDI 2019 is the Esprite moving head.  It is the first high powered LED Profile moving light to have a fully removable/replaceable LED light engine.  Robe wanted to address the problem that white Source LED engines cannot last forever and vary in color consistency over time.  The result is the 650w White Transferable Engine (WTE) light source that outputs 27,000 lm and produces a piercing brightness of 85,000 lux at 16 ft.  The Esprite embraces Robe’s spirit of innovation and determination to ensure that products remain ground-breaking and relevant in a highly competitive marketplace.

Tetra2 Light Curtain generates an ultra-bright 45-degree beam from each of its 18 pixels, The Robe Tetra can create a seamless curtain of light measuring 6,700 total lm.  A 10:1 zoom range washes out to 45 degrees for use as a footlight, wall grazer or dynamic in-air effect with fast-paced sweeping movements.      

Below is the show they did at PLASA in October – it’s very close to the LDI show – when we see the LDI version we’ll get it posted.

Color Kinetics

Color Kinetics new iColor Flex LMX gen 2 brings large, high-intensity, full color LED nodes together on a string to achieve extraordinary effects and extensive installation. iColor Flex adapts easily to any small, large, or inbetween project, and can be used for large-scale signage, building-façade covering video, and other 2d and 3d instrallations. Multiple lensing options are available to help with beam spread and the look of the LED to make the nodes visually appropriate. iColor Flex is available in standard and custom spacing node spacing, custom strand length, and is easily adaptable in the field. All nodes are outdoor-rated IP66, and can be mounted directly on a surface or substrate, or in a custom wire mesh for grid-like applications. Flex comes available in RGB, tunable white, and static white (in multiple color temperatures). Flex is controllable via Color Kinetics controllers, which can easily take in DMX, and many legacy color kinetics controllers.


Interactive Technologies

Interactive Technologies was showing the capabilities of their CueServer Software Release 4.0.

4.0 is a major step forward for capabilities for the CueServer line that includes:

Web Stations 

Custom touchscreen layouts created using CueServer Studio can be published to virtually any device with a web browser. iOS, Android, Mac, Linux, Windows, or even our own Insite touchscreen – they all work the same way. Need to deploy lighting controls on large format touchscreen or mobile devices?


It’s like an App Store for CueServer. Users can extend the functionality of CueServer by simply dragging one of many available plugins into a project file. Need to control Hue lights or change scenes based on the weather? CueServer can do that!


CueServer is now multi-lingual. Users have always been able to use CueScript to program CueServer with commands like Cue 1 Go and Channel 3 @ 50. Now users can mix and match JavaScript code in their projects too. Need complicated logic or want to write your own Plugin? You’re good to go!

Functions & Event Handlers

CueServer programmers rejoice! Create subroutines in CueScript with Functions, and use Event Handlers to provide custom behavior for external triggers. These geeky things make programming CueServer even easier.


Electronic Theatre Controls

ETC’s new product offerings include the up coming Eos Augnent3d programming environment, bundled within the new Eos console family software version 3.0. Augment3d enables programmers, console operators, and users from all backgrounds to control, visualize, and design in a fully integrated 3 dimensional space. Augment3d runs natively within Eos v3.0, and can function on any Windows 7 EOS family console with a display port. Augment3d can also function on a separate Mac or PC connected to your console network. Augment3d supports most major 3D files such as .3DS, .DXF, .OBJ, .FBX, and Vectorworks files.

Augment3d was built with all aspects of the lighting design process in mind. Augment3d allows you to move/position/rotate/scale your lighting objects in 3d. Augment3d also natively understands truss and lighting positions. Programming features for Augment3d include Fixture Position Estimation, Blind Preview, Live visualization, and the new Focus Wand tool. Fixture Position Estimation allows users to map their stage in 3d by focusing multiple focus points to reference the space. Once the focus points are recorded (like you would any palate in Eos software), Augment3d can calculate where the fixtures are located in space. Once your rig is set up within the Augment3d, it automatically visualizes Intensity, Focus, Color, and beam parameters in a visualization tab. Since Augment3d is fully integrated within Eos, it can follow the status (live or blind) of the console its connected to. Augment3d will follow along if you are in live or blind. The Focus Wand feature will be provided in a new update to the iRFR/aRFR app, and allows users to interact with the fixtures from your mobile device’s point of view.


Below you can see Lowel Olcott putting it through the paces recorded at USITT earlier this year.

DeSisti Lighting

DeSisti Lighting unveiled their new line of  Variable White + Color ( VW+C  )  Fresnels and Softlights at LDI this year.   Their unique system utilizes the same Bi-Color White LED’s found in the Variable White fixtures but have added a new phosphor based  Red, Green, Blue & Amber color mixing system.  The Variable White + Color is offered in a variety of fixtures including : Super LED F6, Super LED F10, Soft LED4, and Soft LED 8.  The VW+C  LED Engine inside these fixtures produces a strong, soft quality of light.

De Sisti  VW+Color is controlled through 7 modes allowing the end user to pick a method that suites their application.

  1. Standard 6 color mixing
  2. Preset Gels + Referral source
  3. Variwhite mode + 4 colors
  4. Variwhite mode + color correction (+/- green +/- Cyan….)
  5. Hue Saturation intensity
  6. X, Y coordinates (extremely precise as based on 4 colors instead only RGB)
  7. Effects.

Johnson Systems, Inc

Johnson Systems introduced a simple yet revolutionary new control system use with new and existing dimmer panels.  Presidor Wall Stations combine capacitive touch stations with a simple user interface to offer an entry level architectural control system or DMX back up controller.  Presidor Wall Stations utilize a single gang full color touch screen to store and playback a full DMX universe of 512 channels.  Programming is achieved using on-board controls, Bluetooth interface, or a snapshot feature from a lighting control console.  Presidor Wall Stations  can store up to 70 presets, and are connected to other stations using standard CAT 5 or CAT 6 cabling.  When paired with the new Presidor Room Linker/Combiner up to 25 rooms can be effectively controlled.



Big buzz at Arri this year is the newest addition to the Arri LED lighting fixture line of products, the Orbiter. This 500w, 33lb fixture offers a very long list of groundbreaking features.    

ARRI Spectra six-color light engine includes a red, green, blue, amber, cyan, and lime LED chipset making for a greater color range than the Arri Skypanel.  The unique array is made up of 190 LEDs that are 76 times smaller than the engine used in the Arri L10 fixture.  The CCT variables white light ranges between 2,000 and 20,000 degrees Kelvin and an average CRI > 98, average TLCI > 95 and average TM-30 > 94   It control interface supports a new integrated color sensor for matching ambient light.  This new feature complement the seven traditional Arri control modes including CCT, HSI, individual color, x/y coordinates, gel and source matching and lighting effects already found in the Skypanel control interface.   Orbiters Quick Lighting Mount (QLM) supports a variety of interchangeable optics including open face lenses including 15, 30 and 60 degrees, two different Ellipsoidal zoom ranges, three different Ellipsoidal fixed beam angles including 15, 25 and 35 degrees, three different dome optics including small (10in.), medium (20in.), large (35in.) and the light bank adapter for all your Chimera accessories.    

Take your Orbiter with you on the road with its Weatherproof Housing for use in all kinds of bad weather conditions including temperatures ranging from -4 to 113 degrees.    

Orbiter also has a Three-axis Accelerometer and Magnetometer to track pan, tilt, roll and heading, along with heat sensors for temperature control and an ambient light sensor that automatically dims the control-panel display.

The device is driven by Arri’s Lighting Operation System (LiOS) which has a new user interface accessed via a removable control panel with a four-inch display.

Connectivity options support Ethernet daisy-chaining, two USB-A ports for operating-system updates as well as Wi-Fi dongles and other third-party peripherals. LumenRadio’s CRMX technology is built-in for wireless DMX control, and two five-pin XLR DMX ports enable conventional DMX and RDM. It also includes a 48v DC input and supports an AC voltage range between 100v and 260v. 

Arri says the Orbiter is on track to begin shipments hopefully by the beginning of Q2 2020.  


ADJ (American DJ)

ADJ’s new ‘VS’ Vision Series of LED video panels offers a versatile modular solution that has been developed to make life easier for video professionals installing LED walls on either a temporary or permanent basis. Each model in the range features four individual modules, which are front and rear serviceable, making it ideal for both temporary hanging and permanent wall mounting. The modules are all mounted to the same frame, allowing panels of different resolutions to be used together and meaning that the same rigging bar and road case can be used for all VS models. The panels feature in-built corner protectors as well as an innovative setup mechanism featuring magnets that can be used to temporarily connect two units together, allowing users to let go of the panel to free their hands to engage the secure latching system on the rear. This means that a single user can install a full wall of Vision Series panels singlehandedly. The VS Series will launch with three panel models. The VS5 offers a 5.95mm pixel pitch, the VS3 has a 3.91mm pixel pitch and the VS2 offers the highest resolution in the range with a 2.97mm pixel pitch. All panels feature the highest quality LEDs for crisp, clear output and offer a brightness of 1000 NITS and a high refresh rate of 3840Hz. The VS Series is completed by the VSFC8 flight case, a robust wheeled road trunk designed to transport and protect up to 8 panels, and the VSRB1 rigging bar, which can be used to vertically hang or ground stack up to 20 VS panels.

The Hydro Series is ADJ’s flagship IP65-rated moving head range, offering lighting professionals high quality, yet affordable, fixtures that are sealed from liquid, humidity, dust, and dirt. The robust line-up includes The Hydro Beam X1 and X2, Hydro Wash X7 and X19.

For an example of what they can do, the new Hydro Wash X19, which is the latest model to join the range. A potent and punchy wash luminaire, the unit is powered by 19 x Osram 40W RGBW (4-in-1) LEDs. It offers a wealth of features including motorized focus (6 ~ 40-degrees), WiFLY wireless DMX, 6 dimmer curve modes, and gamma correction as well as fine pan, tilt, and dimming control.

Also on the stand was the new ADJ FS3000LED Follow Spot. It is a powerful and feature-packed follow spot powered by a potent 300W, 3000K warm white COB LED engine with a CRI of 98. The unit generates a powerful spotlight ideal for tracking performers on concert and theatre stages. It features digital dimming, an adjustable beam angle of 12 to 44-degrees, framing shutters and a GOBO slot.

The fixture supports both DMX and IR remote control, with an intuitive touchscreen interface on the rear panel facilitating DMX addressing and mode selection. It also takes 3 and 5 pin DMX for data linking. In addition, a convenient rotary brightness control on the back panel makes for easy manual control, while two large rear handles allow for comfortable manual positioning.  You can update the unit via USB for firmware updates. 

Light Output: 41190 LUX @ 2M; 11060 @4M (12-degree), 4871 LUX @2M; 1306 LUX @4M (44-degree)

All of this for an incredibly affordable price and compact size.



Fiilex will have a new fixture coming out in 2020. It is the Q5 Fresnel. It’s a 5” Fresnel similar to its big brother, the Q8 travel. It will have the same engine as the Matrix units. It will be much more compact than the Q8 and plenty powerful. It is still a prototype at the moment but will be released sometime soon in 2020.

Fiilex has also come out with a convenient 5” soft box bag for their smaller units like the P360PP. Very cool little soft bag for the units and looks great! It has semi rigid /flexible frame that is similar to a small rectangle. Produces nice diffuse light and produces a great look. Also great for track mount option fixtures as well.

Fiilex Wall Controller is designed for easy integration into Fiilex track LED installations. The controller allows for streamlined remote operation of Fiilex track lights via direct settings adjustments or programmable scenes. It comes in black and white varieties.

  • DMX512 & RDM ready
  • Intuitive touch-button interface
  • Streamlined multi-group control
  • Programmable scheduling for automated lighting
  • customizable scenes
  • Extended features with updatable firmware
  • Low profile installation via 1-gang or surface mounting
  • Portrait or landscape screen orientation



Buckle your horses, Marinco’s got a new thing coming. They are adapters but without the pigtail! The “point-of-contact” adapters are designed with a female power input and male power output. They will be made of molded plastic, will function essentially the same way as adapters we are currently used to, but will lack the cable portion and instead feature the plug directly. They have PowerCon to stagepin, stagepin to Edison, Edison to Powercon, Powercon to Edison, et al.


Hubbell, Inc.

Hubbell has exciting new products coming soon. Their RFID enabled Asset Monitoring Wiring Devices allow for quick and easy scans of an entire container of wires and connectors, without having to handle individual cable sets.

The unique RFID technology is incredibly powerful and accurate. Also, it is integral to the wiring device so it can’t easily fall off or be removed.

The Asset Monitoring Wiring Devices feature industrial duty and molded-in RFID tags, are retrofittable to existing wiring devices, can be read through baskets of cable, track specific attributes such as color and cable length per asset, integrate with simple data collection solutions, and can be customized to facility requirements.


Airstar America

Airstar’s newest RGBW fixture is called the Neo. It’s an LED light tube ideal for special events, fashion shows, music festivals, or as part of a creative set. It features a pressure system allowing it to self-inflate without a fan, and self-deflate just by unzipping it at the bottom.

You can choose between white or RGBW LEDs in sizes of 2m or 3m, with a 1m option coming soon. It has an IP54 rating, is controllable via 5-pin DMX, only uses 4 channels, and the white LED version is controllable via Bluetooth by downloading an app on either Android or Apple handheld devices.

It also features an optional tilting floor plate that tilts up to 45 degrees.


2019 LDI Show Report

Barbizon Lighting exhibited at the LDI 2019 show held in Las Vegas November 22-24, 2019.

Our team searched the floor for the latest and greatest items being released.

Below are many of the products we ran across on the floor at this year’s show.

If you feel we missed something or need an update to a product/description, feel free to email us at inquiry@barbizon.com.

Thanks for stopping by!

Coemar Lighting

Otello 8 Full Spectrum

The Otello 8 Full Spectrum is a fully motorized zoom Fresnel. It has 20-bit color mixing through 6 colors: red, green, blue, cyan, lime, and amber. Color temperature control from 27K to 65K and an average CRI of 95. The fixture boasts 16-bit dimming with 4 dim curves that can be selected digitally. The motorized zoom capabilities allow for a range from 14 to 84 degrees. Green-Magenta adjustment, flicker-free operation, and 4 different fan settings, (low, auto, studio and DMX control) round out the key features of this versatile lighting fixture.  Also available in Tungsten, Daylight and Variable White.

Otello 6 VariWhite

Available in Tungsten, Daylight or Full Spectrum, The Otello 6 VW will have a color temperature range of 2800K to 6500K with an average CRI of > 94.  The motorized zoom will allow beam control from 14 to 81 degrees. Thanks to HD electronics, the smooth 16-bit dimmer is processed at 20-bit. It will also have the same guaranteed flicker-free operation and fan settings, (low, auto, studio, DMX control) as the Otello 8.


The ReLite LED HD is a replacement LED, designed to retrofit 1K and 2K traditional incandescent fixtures. It has an internal microprocessor and HD electronics that allow for customization. The ReLite comes in fixed white at either 3200K or 5600K with a CRI of 90. Smooth dimming from 10% to 100% using traditional triac AC or IGBT dimmers. You can utilize your existing incandescent fixtures and reduce power consumption by over 90% with almost no heat generated. And longer lamp life means no relamping issues. It is also flicker free for TV and Broadcast installations.

ReLite Kit

Designed to retrofit every old halogen fixture, the ReLite Kit is an LED source that can be controlled not only from traditional triac AC or IGBT dimmers but also by DMX. Comprised of an external power supply and LED source, the ReLite kit will have improved light output compared to the standard ReLite versions, will be available in tungsten, daylight or variable white, from 2700K to 6500K and a CRI of 90 to >95. The kit boasts smooth 16 bit dimming with no color shift when dimming and the same power savings and flicker-free operation as the original ReLite LED.  


DeSisti Lighting

Desisti VW Line of fixtures

Desisti will be adding plus/minus green to their VariWhite line of Fresnels. The addition of Lime and Magenta Led’s will allow users to better control color balance. This feature will be available in all fixtures in their VW line. DeSisti has also added the  F7 & F10HP to the VW Fresnel range.

DeSisti SoftLED

DeSisti also was showing their popular led Softlight series. The newly designed DeSisti SOFT LED are available in color-tunable variable white and fixed white with Remote Phosphor. These fixtures have a controlled beam and soft white source, ideal for multiple camera use in the studio, with more effective control of the beam projection with their effective honeycomb grids in various beam angles. Fixtures are available in various sizes based on your needs and ceiling heights.

Desisti Space Light Prototype

Desisti showed a Prototype Space Light they hope to release later this year. The fixture will use the same driver found in their Soft Series, will have variable White capabilities, and at 340 Watts, boast a 6K equivalent. 


RGB Link

RGB Link Founded in 2009 on what seemed to be a simple need – RGBlink has grown rapidly to become a leading manufacturer of specialized video processing equipment, providing a range of hardware-based solutions that continues to revolutionize and democratize video for displays everywhere and anywhere, releasing displays from conventions of format and presentation. Whether it be an AV converter, video router, switcher, or video wall processors and scalers RGB Link has a solution for you.


Mega Systems

Mega Systems’ Mosaic LED Video Wall Series consists of a modular display system designed for use indoors. It is composed of 3 different pixel pitch sizes, 2.5, 3.1 and 4mm.

A unique feature of this product is its mounting capabilities. The Mosaic Panel can be mounted directly on the wall, this is attained by its ability to be completely front and back serviceable. By removing the modules you gain access to all of its components as well as key mounting positions making the system easy to affix to most wall surfaces.

Among its capabilities, this panel is also suitable for most low pitch production needs like corporate rooms, TV studios, or church events.

Mega also has a wide range of products that include, lighting, moving lights, cases and other products all of which are supported here in the US.


The Light Source

The Light Source is a North Carolina-based manufacturer of equipment for stage and studio. Known originally for their clamps, couplers and other handy hardware for mounting / hanging things, they have developed a robust LED lighting line.

The Light Source | MEGAFRESNEL

New to the NAB Show this year were their MEGAFresnel and MEGASoft lights. Based on their original engine these new lights have a high CRI and great light output at for a good value.



Frezzi Energy Systems is making it easy to work smarter, not harder. This is apparent with the addition of their 3-point LED Light Kit “EyLight”. Not only does this 3 head kit make working in the field a breeze, but getting to and from your destination as well. This LED kit is carry on friendly, with everything needed fitting directly into the weatherproof Portabrace hardcase. In addition, the travel kit is cordless and provides a quick and easy set up with professional results. Even better, the EyLight features a high output (80W Equivalent), 4 hours of run time, a quick- swap rechargeable battery, and dimmer control without color shift. The addition of the EyLight to Frezzi Energy System’s lineup proves that they are still committed to providing high quality and unique products that are unique to the industry.


The Vermont based team at Portabrace continues to show that their artistry and hard-working nature sets them apart in the video and audio industry. It’s this work ethic that gives them the ability to create high quality, innovative products that are used by professionals all around the world.  Portabrace brings a variety of new products to the table, including the M0-703. The M0-703 is a protective carrying case that transforms into a protective viewing stand and anti-glare visor. This is made custom to fit the small HD 703 ultrabright monitor. The M0-703 is abrasion resistant and coated with an extra layer of water-resistant protection.

They also featured the new Ultra-Light Cordura camera case for shoot ready cinema camera rigs. This case is designed with the Canon C300 in mind, however, any similar sized compact cine camera will fit. This case features ballistic grade Cordura nylon, an interior frame, and a waterproof layer on the bottom. Their innovative products aren’t the only reason Porta Brace is so well recognized across the globe… it’s also their commitment to hand inspect every case to ensure they never miss a stitch or cut a corner. This attention to detail proves that the folks over at Portabrace are experts at designing and manufacturing the highest-quality cases and covers.



Fiilex’s Matrix II RGBW brings full-color control to Fiilex’s Matrix line of soft-source LED punch lights. The Dense Matrix LEDs in the Matrix II RGBW boast multi-wavelength color groups. Other manufacturers have single chips in their array representing a hue range. Fiilex has designed its array with multiple custom chips covering a specific hue. Each chip outputs a specific portion of the hue wavelength and when combined produces a broader and deeper range of hue than other fixtures can produce.

RGBW fixture draws 320W of power and produces an output greater than a 1K tungsten soft light. This output is generated by the four Dense Matrix LED clusters that are set into a custom-designed reflecting chamber and enclosed by a layer of diffusion. With its four LED sources, the Matrix supports additional optics and accessories that can easily reshape the fixture’s illumination. The fixture is compatible with light banks from Chimera as well as DoP Choice when using the speed ring accessory. It can also be used as a front-focused light with the optional Quad-Fresnel, which increases beam intensity by 3x.  The Matrix is also available in an alternate Tunable White model.

The interesting aspect is that Fiilex was showing a frame that takes 4 of the Matrix II fixture and makes a quad large format fixture. More on that below from No Film School.


ETC (Electronic Theatre Controls

ETC, a leading manufacturer of lighting and rigging equipment for studios, live entertainment, and architectural installations, will be in booth C4441 at NAB 2019. ETC will have a range of lighting-control solutions in booth for attendees to demo. With the sophisticated line of Eos consoles, budget-friendly ColorSource desks, and High End Systems’ latest Hog 4-18 console, ETC has a product for any level of control needs.  

For high-quality lighting that looks stunning in person and on camera, attendees can explore a range of luminaire offerings. Top-of-the-line ETC fixtures include the Source Four LED Series 2 range with a Daylight HD array designed specifically for studio use. For users on a budget, ColorSource products will be available for demo, including the Pearl variable white-light LED array. The booth will also feature automated fixtures such as ETC’s new Relevé Spot and High End Systems’ Sola Series of moving fixtures. 


Erector Sets

Established in 2003, Erector Sets has become a leading broadcast and specialty set design and construction company, with projects delivered across the United States and around the world.  Based in Philadelphia, Erector Sets provides a complete range of services in-house including, graphic design, fabrication, engineering, video and lighting technology integration.

Erector Sets is focused on merging clean, thoughtful design, with each project thoughtfully tailored to the customer’s requirements.


American Grip

American Grip continues to increase their internal manufacturing capabilities, with new CNC machines turning out parts for products across the catalog, including solid billet aluminum components for their popular BOA 220 Low Crank stand, which were previously of cast construction. 

American was showing their new 40” 2-Riser C-Stand with black zinc and anodized finishes, guaranteeing unmatched durability.  Legs are industry-standard, non-spring-load, with Rocky Mountain leg for use on uneven surfaces.

In addition to their own full range of lighting and grip equipment, American Grip provides thoughtfully-designed support equipment for use with the popular Dana Dolly system, including proprietary curved track options.



With easy one-touch pairing between transmitter and receiver, Sennheiser showed their new XS Wireless Digital Series broadcast microphones and instrument interfaces at NAB.  Utilizing automatic frequency-hopping 2.4GHz WiFi connectivity, the XS components offer one-touch “instant connections” for connecting microphones or musical instruments to cameras, mixers, recorders, and amplifiers.

Sennheiser’s Wireless Digital transmitters and receivers are made to mount directly to equipment, with a range of included and optional adapters.  As with their existing Evolution Wireless Systems, the XS Series is available in a number of handy configurations, including Portable Interview Set; Presentation Set; and Pedalboard Set.


SUMOLIGHT presents SUMOSPACE, the next evolution of the SUMOLIGHT system. Building on their years of experience with the SUMO100, the SUMOSPACE incorporates the suggestions, comments, and criticisms of gaffers and Directors of Photography the world over. Many have asked for a bi-color fixture with the output of a 6k spacelight and the power consumption of an LED, for vibrant color rendition that needs no adjustment or filtering, for entirely passive cooling without fans, for interchangeable optics, and for a light and durable construction under 5.5 kg including all the power components. You asked for a light without a bulky external power supply, and without a heavy bag of fabric and steel.

The SUMOSPACE is the ideal solution for studio overhead lighting. Their collapsible ring construction folds into a tiny bag. There high efficacy diffusion panels can be combined with optics for incredible output and beam control. Come experience the future of lighting with SUMOLIGHT.



Update your lighting kit with the bright, compact TotaLED Daylight LED Floodlight from Lowel. A modernization of the old Lowel Tota light, the TotaLED retains its powerful 750W tungsten equivalent brightness, but this model is updated to a daylight LED panel with sturdy metal construction and a large heatsink to keep it cool when operated for long periods. Its fanless design also keeps it quiet on set.

The light’s 160 5600K LEDs have a long, 50,000-hour lifespan, so you won’t have to change any burned-out bulbs. Its 65° beam angle covers large areas with ambient light, and you can slide in the removable diffuser panel to broaden the beam angle to 100°.

The light is powered by a controller box that connects to the light with a 4-pin XLR; connect either an AC adapter or use the built-in V-mount plate with a separately available battery. The box also features a knob for 100-10% stepless dimming – which can then be brought down to totally 0%, a mounting slot, and a hanger loop for hanging on a stand.

The TotaLED is supported by a built-in tilting yoke with a 5/8″ mount, which is tightened by a large locking knob. The yoke also features a shoe-style mount to attach your controller box by its mounting slot. Further up the yoke, there’s a 1/4″-20 accessory mount for adding gobos or flags. There’s also a separate umbrella mount with a small locking knob that can support umbrellas up to 45″. Its built-in two-way barndoors help you shape the light, and there are two integrated gel clips on the outside of each barndoor. The barndoors fold down to protect the light panel when not in use.

The included AC adapter can be used worldwide with optional plug adapters, and it all comes in a carry case to protect and transport the light.

The TotaLED is a portable flood light that emits 4275 lux of flicker-free continuous light. It operates on AC or battery power, and it draws only 70 W to deliver the equivalent output of a 750 W tungsten bulb. The TotaLED is daylight balanced (5600 K) and with a CRI of 96.3, it delivers excellent color accuracy. Its power output is controlled by a stepless dimmer knob that ranges from 100% to 0% brightness.T

NEVER MISS A MOMENT with the Steadicam Air – Setting a new standard; the Steadicam Air brings versatility back to the monopod. With its gas lift spring, the Air makes it easy for professional photographers and cinematographers to raise their heights and never miss a moment. Available in two different configurations, a 25 lb. and soon after a 15 lb. weight capacity, the Air is the perfect complement for professional image-makers looking to stabilize and support their equipment.

  • 100% gas lift, spring activated height adjustable monopod activated by adjustable foot pedal
  • Made of Lightweight Carbon Fiber
  • 3 Section Monopod with 1 twist leg lock
  • Allows for full 360 degree rotation without compromise
  • Ergonomic foam padded grip point with debossed Steadicam branding on the handle
  • Removable aluminum top plate with reversible screw thread allowing for 1/4€³-20 and 3/8€³-16
  • Oversized rubber foot giving you extra stability connected to ball point
  • Quick twist rubberized leg grips
  • Non-slip, rubberized foot pedal allows for easy grip operation. Pedal also folds up with travel purposes and quick transport
  • Collapsed Height = 28€³ // Fully Extended Height = 62.5€³
  • Sleek red accents



Ikan’s Lyra RGBW 1×2 soft panel RGB Digital Color lights have high CRI chip LEDs paired with a soft panel, giving you a very soft wrapping light. Its variable color adjustability from 2700K-10000K is great for any light setup. The RGBW also, give the professional a variety of colors to play and create with. The beam angle of the light is a wide 110 degrees, making it possible to light a large area with a single fixture. The best thing about a Lyra soft light is the nice clean shadow you get from the light itself. The HSI color mode allows you to adjust the hue, saturation, and intensity,

The heavy-duty yoke and baby 5/8″ or 1 1/8″ Junior combo pin allow you to attach to any stand or use in any studio configurations. The quick set disk locking system allows professionals to lock the light in place when aiming the fixture.

The Ikan Onyx Digital Color Light is designed for color creation.  It has a RGBWA LED panel that has five color modes to satisfy the needs of the professional.   The RGBWA Mode allows you to control Red, Green, Blue, LEDs independently.   This allows the user to make literally millions of colors.   The Amber and White LED’s allow for a more accurate color temperature when reproducing daylight or tungsten lighting.  While CCT Mode offers color temperature control from 2800K to 10,000K.  The Hue shift of Magenta/Green gives the user better matching control when using this light with other LED fixtures. Saturation control on all the gels.  With a CRI/TLCI rating of 95, this light has all the color the camera can see. The Onyx digital color light has 33 different gels to choose from and 8 different built-in special effects.


Miller Tripods

Miller came out with a new tripod with two options, Sprinter II – 2-stage in Carbon fiber tubing and alloy, Making the tripod extremely lightweight and easy to work with. The Sprinter II also comes with compatible accessories such as pan handles, studio dolly, sliding plate assembly, mini euro, and camera plates (long). The tripod is suited for a ground spreader and comes with integrated stainless steels spikes. The sprinter II 2-stage is ready for some action and this product is a must see!!


Backstage Equipment

Backstage Equipment hit NAB this year with an incredibly useful cart. The SkyPanel 360 cart comes in a single and double cart, making it perfect equipment for the film and television industry. The SkyPanel 360 carts also come with a lot of accessories to fit your needs. Extremely well built and ready to hit the streets! These carts feature all-steel construction and house all SkyPanel 360 with power supplies and cables making it easy to move around with all your needs. The SkyPanel 360 dual/single cart comes in a black texture, weighing 435lbs with a max capacity of 1000lbs / 454.6 kgs. Backstage equipment also has them in stock and ready to be purchased.


Velvet Light

VELVET LIGHT is a high-power LED lighting technology developer and manufacturer of professional high output LED fixtures specially designed for the broadcasting industry. With manufacturing in Barcelona, Spain since 2008, they offer the Velvet Light line.

Teased at last year’s NAB now shipping is the line of waterproof fixtures called the EVO 2 Color. EVO full-color spectrum is an exclusive technology developed by VELVET Light for the film industry. The combination of 5 LEDs, (red, green, blue, warm white, cool white) extends the color possibilities over traditional RGBW technology, producing more natural white light and richer colors. Color filters can also be applied over any color temperatures with more output. The ultra-white inner reflector focuses the light from each LED onto the front diffuser resulting in a super soft uniform natural light at any color or white light setting. EVO’s ergonomic design makes it easy to work with. The two large, soft padded side handles make it easy to grab, even with gloves on. It has a robust 100% aluminum body and offers a weatherproof IP54 rating. The STUDIO versions offer an IP51 dustproof rating. The EVO offers several control opportunities:

  • The onboard control with color display and shock resistant buttons is easy to navigate.
  • DMX with RDM – both wired via 5 pin XLR and wireless (Lumen Radio)
  • LAN ethernet through the RJ45 connector

Control is also available through the Color Master APP, allowing quick and easy wireless control from your smartphone.


Astera Lighting

Astera’s Titan Tube was specially designed for the Film, Broadcasting and Cinema industries. Optimized for an ultra-high TLCI, a very high CRI and peak brightness, colors as well as Hue, Saturation and Intensity can be set directly on the tube. The Titan Tube accepts both wireless and wired DMX via a special power/data combination cable. Each Titan Tube has 16 individually controllable pixels. LED emitters offer a range of Tunable White from 1,750K to 20,000K. Within that range, users will find Ultra High Color Rendering with a TLCI =96, CRI =96, CRI Re=90 from 3200K to 6500K. A display on the back provides access to DMX setup, colors, hue, saturation, and intensity control. Here’s No Film School’s profile

The Astera App offers intuitive and fast control of complex lighting setups with fully customizable programs and effects. It is designed to work seamlessly with other control methods. It can set up DMX addresses and footprints for CRMX control and Astera’s IR remote can be used to send App commands to single lights. The heart of Astera`s control system is a smart control system where Infrared remote, Wireless DMX and App work together to enable big setups that can be set up, monitored and adjusted in a fast and convenient way.



Lightblade LB Edge Series

NBCUniversal, in partnership with Cineo, has re-designed the ultimate creative lighting tools for Motion Picture and Broadcast:  the LightBlade Edge modular fixtures.

Individual Blades are the key component to the modular LightBlade Edge fixtures.  At 24″ (610mm) or 48″ (1.2m) wide by 2 1/2″ (64mm) deep, the individual LightBlades bring you both versatility and a low profile footprint that can efficiently and discreetly light even the darkest and tightest corners of your set.

Each individual LightBlade can operate as a stand-alone fixture, with internal AC power supply, control electronics with DMX and Local control.  Combining superior white light with innovative full-gamut saturated color technology, a single LightBlade delivers up to 5,000 lumens at an 80-watt power draw.  Both 24″ and 48″ LightBlades are the most powerful linear lighting engines on the market.

The LightBlade Edge fixtures offer a unique modular design.  LightBlades are integrated into the mounting system to create the Edge 160 (2-Blade) and Edge 320 (4-Blade) fixtures, delivering 10,000 or 20,000 lumens.  The LightBlades in the Edge fixture can be set to operate as an integrated light source, or they can operate independently for dynamic lighting effects.

The LightBlade Edge modular fixtures offer the simplicity of a complete lighting fixture with the flexibility of individual LightBlade control.

Lightblade LB800

Introducing the Lightblade LB800™, the latest professional lighting tool from NBCUniversal® and Cineo Lighting™.  The LB800 represents the latest technological advances within the Lightblade product line, with new features and even greater flexibility.

Like all LightBlade fixtures, the LB800 uses proprietary phosphor-converted white light LEDs, as well as phosphor-converted saturated color LEDs. These work together to create a balanced, natural-looking spectrum. The saturated color LEDs use the exact same dies as the white LEDs, so all light emitting elements of the LightBlade products carry identical thermal stability and perform over time with consistent color quality.

Additional features include support of both 8-bit and 16-bit DMX data, as well as multiple color space personalities.

Controlling the color space for each zone can be accomplished in either HSI + CCT mode, or RGB + CCT. The LB800 can store and recall multiple fixture settings for quick access to frequently used lighting parameters.

For dynamic lighting effects, the LB800 can be configured in 10 independent zones, with complete DMX/RDM control over each zone. For advanced use, all parameters for each zone are completely configurable via RDM.

The LB800 includes the same intuitive graphical user interface as the LB1K and Cineo Standard 410 delivering predictable, repeatable results. The fixture can be controlled locally or remotely with wired or built-in wireless CRMX control.



New from Fluotec at NAB was the CineLight 120 Quad. This Tunable Softlight square format quad LED panel is white light tunable in color temperatures from 2700k to 6600k and sports a reported 97 CRI.  The lightweight 24.25 lb fixture packs a power punch at only 266w.  Quad measures 21” high by 24” wide creating a very large and even source of light.  Quad is the largest light source in Flouotec’s Cinelight line of fixtures complementing its 1×4 brother, the Cinelight 60 1×2, and the Cinelight 30 1×1.  All can be controlled locally by the digital display or via industry standard DMX-512 control protocol. 


Lumos Lighting

The Lumos Hawk LED Fresnel Line has seen a fair share of technical advancements in 2019 starting out with an increased range of variable white color temperatures referred to by Lumos as “Multi Kelvin”.  The option now ranging from 2800 to 6500.  This extended color temp range applies to the entire Lumos Hawk Fresnel line including the 50MK, 100MK, 150MK and 200MK. 

The Lumos Hawk LED Fresnel line has a new addition, the Hawk 400.  This high-powered LED Fresnel generates the tungsten equivalent light output as a 3000w Fresnel but only draws 400w.  The Beam angle ranges from 15 to 50 degrees.  It too is available in Daylight, Tungsten or Multi Kelvin with a CRI of +97 and comes with a 2-year factory warranty.  Just like the rest of the Hawk Fresnel line, the Hawk 400 can be power by a 12 to 24VDC battery for any location shooting. 

The very popular Lumos Glow Panel is now available in a 1×1 size (Glow Panel 200c) added to the already extensive selection of RGBW LED Panel sizes.


Ushio / Zylight

Named as one of the 2019 Lighting Products of the Year at NAB Ushio released its new 100w bicolor broadcast LED panel called the Zylight Go Panel and it features an IP65 rating for use in the rain and a +/- green adjustment.  The color temperature ranges from 3100k to 6200k and has a built-in mechanically controlled diffuser to spread a narrow 26-degree native beam spread.  The fixture can be controlled locally, Zylink, Bluetooth, LumeRadio or with DMX via RJ45 in and out jack.  No yoke needed for the Go Panel, instead of this all aluminum fixtures comes with a unique friction mount at the bottom.  This fixture is made in the USA and comes with a 2 years factory warranty.  This new addition to the Zylight line will be delivering in August 2019. 

The Zylight F8-200 and F8-100 flat Fresnel is now available in bicolor ranging from 2800k to 6000k.

Ushio Zylight is now the exclusive distributer of LDDE in north America.  Manufactured in Austria, LDDE lighting instruments are known for high output and pinpoint control. LDDE’s diverse LED product line is used extensively for live theater throughout Europe, and its LED backlight solutions provide rear projection solutions for TV, film, and live events. 

Ushio’s Zylight USA is now the exclusive distributor for FXLION professional Li-ion Battery Manufacturer.  Since 1997, FXLion has been manufacturing lithium Ion battery technology for the broadcast industry. With its research and development teams, they are dedicated to delivering robust, rugged, high-quality portable power solutions. Known throughout Asia and Europe for producing a wide variety of quality power related products, FXLion is committed to delivering for the demanding needs of mobile production throughout the Americas. FXLion lithium-ion batteries chargers and high-power lithium packs are designed with advanced circuitry to safeguard against failures, manufactured with the highest quality sourced powe cells, and are ISO:2008 and CE certified.

Ushio brings you the Zylight USA Rayzr MC (Multicolor) Series, advanced RGB, WW, CW LED Soft panels that give you the right light in any situation. Source Matching enables you to mimic any light source for consistent results.  The fixtures series is available in three-panel sizes, MC 100 16”x9”, MC 120 12”x12” and the MC 200 20”x14”.  Each model features a +/- Green / Magenta adjustment and is completely fan-less for silent operation.  Each Rayzr MC panel is loaded with a fixture library of 300+ Gel Colors and special effects including Party, Candle, Club, Cop Car, Fire, Fireworks, Light Strobe, Lightning and Television.  The base frequency of the MC series can be adjusted to provide flawless high-speed performance at any setting.  All models come with a battery plate and run with standard 14.4V V-Mount batteries. Gold Mount option coming soon.  The fixture can be controlled locally, WiFi (via the WR1 wireless router) or DMX via an internal 3-Pin XLR in and out. The Rayzr MC is a powerful, lightweight affordable s solution for any television studio.  To top it off the Eayzr MC won the cinema5D Award for Best of Show and Product of the Year Award in the Lighting Category at the 2019 NAB Show.

The Ushio Fabric-Lite is now available with a 350w model which delivers over 1 f-stop of additional lumen output.  The original 200w model is still available and can run off a 12v to 30v batter but the new 350w model can be powered by a 48VDC or (2) 26v batteries.


Nila Lighting

The Varsa has taken a new shape, and it’s round! With an output comparable to that of a 400 watt HMI fixture, the Varsa 2 uses only 75 watts and weighs a meager 10 pounds. It’s ready to go when you are with instant-on, AC/DC power options, and beautiful, flicker-free light. It’s also IP65 rated allowing you to use in any condition rain or shine.

New features also include Nila Net control software upgrades and a limited lifetime warranty.


Quasar Science

This year was all about accessories. The Q-LED series has been expanded to include configurable cases, and more custom built harnesses for various battery and power supplies to make the already flexible line better.

Quasar is also making a push on their S-LED Line Light Bulbs as a solution to both your personal and professional lighting needs. Quasar Science has developed the industry’s first line of motion picture ready LED Light Bulbs offering our beautiful color spectrum, as well as Flicker Free electronics combining all the advantages of consumer, LED Light Bulbs with Quasar’s advanced color methodology, providing an environment that is as pleasurable as it is efficient. For use in the home, office, factory and on camera.



Further expanding on the popular LiteMat, LiteGear introduced their LiteMat Spectrum. It can accurately reproduce any shade of white that the camera considers correct. That can be anywhere between 2,000K and 11,000K with +/- 8 points of tint correction. LiteMat Spectrum can also augment its white light with color accents. Saturated color can be delicately added with 100 shades of depth. LiteMat Spectrum can also improve post-production workflows.


Anton Bauer

Anton Bauer, another brand in The Vitec Group was featuring their Titon Lithium-ion batteries, and faster, higher, stronger seems to be their motto.  Anton/Bauer Titon is available in two versions, a 90Wh and a 150Wh Battery. These batteries deliver power in temperatures from -4F to 140F. Titon batteries feature an LCD screen that shows you exactly how much runtime remains, down to the minute as well as a Smart USB port that supplies 5v / 2A to charge all your mobile devices too. 


Litepanels – Vitec Group

Litepanel’s booth was flashing this year, displaying their all new Gemini 1×1 Soft RGBWW LED panel. If you are familiar with the Gemini 2 x 1 this is the skinnier version. If not the Gemini has four operating modes; CCT, HIS, Gel, and Effects.  You can operate/control the Gemini with its onboard control screen or via DMX, wireless DMX, or Bluetooth. With the Gemini 1×1, you can easily switch between AC and battery, V-Mount or Gold Mount, since the Gemini 1×1 draws just 200W. 


Mole-Richardson Co.

You couldn’t stop by the Mole-Richardson booth and not notice their newest fixture, the 24” 20k LED was front and center.  This 3000 Watt LED will be shipping soon and comes in either 3200 or 5600K with a 95+ CRI. Gone are the days of a separate power supply for this giant. Simply use the two  included / detachable 20 ft. PowerCON TRUE1 to Edison cables with inline Toggle Switch.  Control is possible either by DMX or LumenRadio.

Mole Vari-Soft

Mole-Richardson Co. also expanded their already impressive line of variable white fixtures this year with the addition of the Vari-Soft Panel LED. The Vari-Soft Panel is 400 Watts, has a CCT range of 2700 – 6500k with +/- green, and a 95+ CRI.  When considering which panel light will be best for you, consider Mole-Richardson’s Vari-Soft Panel LED.



Brightline this year was featuring their new cMe2, Huddle Room Light.  This new Credenza or Wall-mount fixture is heading to production and will be available soon.  The fixture utilizes 3500°K CCT LEDs with a high-quality output of greater than 97 CRI, perfect for video conferencing applications. Power consumption per fixture is 32 watts. With a quick setup, available pan and tilt, and an onboard dimmer wheel Brightline is targeting this fixture at all those permanent or impromptu huddle rooms throughout your facilities. These spaces are often hard-to-light yet perfect-to-collaborate in. Standard black finish and comes with hardware for wall or Credenza mount.

Also featured at their booth was their line of entirely POE fixtures; BL.16, Flex-T, Strealth-T, LVCI, and VideoPlus.  These fixtures offer simple power runs, are easy to setup, and reduce power consumption. Power and control are carried over Cat5 or Cat6 network cable.


The Rag Place

We used to think of rabbit ears as an antenna atop older tv sets, but brand new to NAB 2019 was The Rag Place’s Rabbit-Ears! These new Rabbit-Ears mount quickly sets up the same SNAPBAGs on powerful LED fixtures including Arri Skypanel S60, Cineo HS Series, Creamsource Doppio, and even 2x BB&S Area 48s!

The SPOTS Gaffers Control is the essential tool for complete wireless control of DMX devices, with an intuitive touch screen interface. This is an “All-In-One” DMX console in StormCase™ casing. It comes with a 7” capacitive touch screen 800×480 pixels, Integrated CRMX LumenRadio™ transmitter, and Integrated Lithium-ion 70 W/h battery.14 addressable banks/512 DMX addresses. It’s also integrated with a DMX library including Arri, BB&S, Creamsource, Cineo, DMG, Astera, Quasar Science, Carpetlight, Litegear, Kino Flo, Litepanels, Dedolight, Aladdin, Exalux and more. You can update your DMX library via USB. Master setting via linear potentiometer.