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. 

https://www.etcconnect.com

Chauvet Professional

Chauvet several new items which they released at Prolight + Sound (they, unfortunately, were unable to bring the fixture with them to NAB)—the new Chauvet MK3 profile and spot units.

The MK3 Profile has almost 4 times the amount of lumens as the MK2—51,000 source lumens to be exact. CT is 7,441K with a CRI of 91.2 with filter (CRI is 73 without). It has a large zoom range of 6 to 54 degrees. Similar to the MK2 it has an advanced shutter system however, with a 120-degree rotation. Color mixing includes CMY and CTO, along with a 6 color flag wheel. For gobos, there are 7 rotating glass and 9 static. Other features include an effects wheel, two frost flags, fast 9:1 iris, 3 facet and 5 facet prisms. The MK3 Spot is similar to the Profile with a couple of exceptions. They replace the framing shutters with a 3rd gobo wheel (rotating) and the Spot includes a 5 facet linear and 5 facet round prism wheel.

For highlights on-set or for the control/edit rooms, Chauvet Professional’s Ovation FTD-55WW is a track mounted, warm white LED (3-inch) “inkie” Fresnel-style fixture. This fixture projects a bright, beautifully soft field of light within a 30º – 69º field angle controlled by a manual zoom allowing you to add light where needed. A barn door for the fixture is included to help shape the light and direct the light.

https://www.chauvetprofessional.com

High End Systems

High End Sola Frame TheatreHigh End Systems, recently acquired by ETC,  had some their LED-powered fixtures on display within the Electronic Theatre Controls booth at NAB.

First of note as silence is golden, the SolaFrame Theatre is the industry’s first automated LED luminaire to deliver completely silent operation.

Engineered with no fans, SolaFrame Theatre features a special high-CRI Bright White LED engine. The fixture delivers 15,000 field lumens and features our full-frame shuttering system. SolaFrame Theatre is a natural fit for designers that work in theatres and other venues where fixture noise is simply not acceptable.

Lightweight and compact, the SolaSpot Pro 1000 offers high intensity and a full feature set for complete creative freedom.

A 440-watt Bright White LED engine and specially designed optics allow the SolaSpot 1000 to boldly shine through the crowd, while the cutting edge rotating Animation wheel, fixed gobo and color wheels, CMY/CTO system, iris, frost, prism, and zoom create a cornucopia of lighting effects.

https://www.highend.com

Robe

Robe Lighting NAB 18Robe Lighting had a large range of their fixtures at NAB this year for broadcasters who not only need lighting for on-air personalities but for also ambient set and air effects interest.

For fixed fixtures, Robe’s ParFect line in its various flavors are a popular fixture because of their incredibly wide zoom range of 3.8°– 60°.  Their PATT range of fixtures have become a must-have for visual interest on sets and tours worldwide.

Moving head fixtures have always been Robe’s forte, and Robe’s DL7S Profile is the first DL range fixture to receive a powerful new 800W version of the LED engine with seven colors for unprecedented smooth, stable and even color mixing and a very high CRI.

The Spiider and Tarrantula fixtures are superbright next generation of LED WashBeam luminaires.  Spiider uses 18x 30 Watt and 1x 60 Watt LEDs and combining it with a very efficient 12.5:1 zoom optical system ranging from tight 4° Beam to wide 50° while the Tarrantula is powered by 36x 30W and 1x 60W high powered emitters providing a stunning 20,000 lumen output. The versatile optical system offers an adjustable beam angle, from a tight 4° spot to a super-wide 50° wash, of the highest quality light.

https://www.robe.cz

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.

https://www.coemar.com/

Martin by Harmon

VDO Fatron – 20 is a 20 mm pixel pitch outdoor-rated LED video batten with an extensive range of optical accessories for a wide variety of looks that allows you to play with creativity in 3D stage designs. Easy video-mapping and creative mix ‘n’ match with other Martin LED video products via the P3 System Controller. It uses the same integrated power and data cabling as VDO Sceptron and VDO Dotron.  It is supported by integrated power and data processor (P3 PowerPort 1500 or P3 PowerPort 1000 IP) and a simple cabling system. It uses P3/DMX/RDM controllable (automatic protocol detection) and has an extensive range of built-in effects.  Fully brightness and color calibrated for optimal consistency between products (colors matched with VDO Sceptron and VDO Dotron).

The unit has 8 different diffuser options plus 1 lens option (all field-exchangeable) and is IP65 rated for outdoor use and available in two lengths: 1000 mm and 320 mm.

Mac Encore Wash  – Designed to produce rich color and premium white light in a wide variety of applications where light quality is critical. The feature-packed soft edge moving head comes in two separate color temperatures 3000 K and a 6000 K crisp, neutral daylight.  Both have a fully electronic dimmer/shutter control with various dimming curves and tungsten red-shift emulation.  Vibrant CMY color mixing with a superior palette of colors ranging from rich, saturated primary colors to light and smooth pastel shades.  Variable CTB and CTO filters and 6 interchangeable dichroic filters + open.  Fresnel lens: 1:4 zoom precise, silent and fast zoom.  Internal barndoor system with two shutter blades and iris. Shutter blades can overlap for full blackout and the entire system rotates +/- 100°. Repeats cues with great precision.  Precise and tight iris with adjustable dynamic effects.  Animotion™ FX System, internal dimming effect macros for stunning 3D mid-air and projection effects.  Super precise and silent pan/tilt movement and positioning due to 3-phase stepper motor technology and absolute position monitoring.

Mac Encore Performance – moving head offers 6000 K neutral daylight. It contains a full color mixing system as well as a fully variable CTO/CTB depending on the model selected.  Both include a flat field without color temperature variation during zoom and dimming.  Their flicker-free operation is based on an LED driver frequency suitable for all camera applications.  Both fixtures create minimal noise by combining convection and forced air cooling with user-selectable output vs. sound level control.  Vibrant CMY color mixing with a superior palette of colors ranging from light and smooth pastel shades to rich, saturated primaries can be found on board.  Variable CTO, CTB, and 6 interchangeable dichroic filters + open come as standard.  1:4 zoom—precise and fast, silent zoom with auto-linked focus.  Four framing shutter blades with individual +/- 30° adjustment and entire system rotation of +/- 55° allow for high-precision cues.  Five rotating glass gobos with next to zero focal separation from the framing system.  Animation wheel with continuous multi-directional rotation and indexing with a variable angle, speed, and direction.  Animotion™ FX System—internal dimming effect macros for stunning 3D mid-air and projection effects.  Precise and tight iris with adjustable dynamic effects.  A soft frost is included that leaves gobo artwork and framed images visible with a beautiful soft edge.  Super precise and silent pan/tilt movement and positioning due to 3-phase stepper motor technology and absolute position monitoring.

https://www.martin.com/

Chauvet Professional

Chauvet’s presence at LDI continues to grow with their line of fixtures for both touring and theatrical applications. The Ovation series has been overhauled a bit and there was some excitement regarding their new features on the Ellipsoidal and Fresnel fixtures.

The Ellipsoidals (Ovation- E*****) now have 3 LED versions (260WW, 260CW, and 260 WWIP) that all have a 230 W output that claim to exceed the output of a 750W tungsten source. They are all single source LEDs. They come in Warm White, Cool White and Warm White IP 65 rated.

There was also their new Ovation E-930VW is a high-performance, variable white ellipsoidal style fixture that utilizes a unique 6-color LED system. This fixture projects a bright, beautifully flat field of light in nearly any temperature of white with high CRI and CQS. Each color temperature can be further adjusted for +/- green to perfect the field of light. For times when a splash of color is needed, the fixture can also give you full control of each color of LED as well.

In their Fresnel line, the big news was the Ovation F-915WW. It is a single source, Warm White LED with an output of 230W that is supposed compete with a standard 2K Fresnel’s output. It does have a motorized zoom of 27 to 68 degrees. They also have the multi-source/color LED options with a virtual color wheel that matches popular gel options. (RGBA+Lime)

The last bit of excitement regarding new fixtures would be the Ovation SP-300CW LED follow spot. It is a single source 260W LED that is quiet, and has all the standard options that you would find on a traditional follow spot. I was also told that this would work well up to a 100ft throw distance. The price point is also quite favorable when compared to its competition.

On Chauvet’s video wall side, there were two new video panels at LDI: The F4IP and F3. A high-performance outdoor-rated panel with brilliant SMD, a pixel pitch of 4.8 mm, a refresh rate of 3,840Hz, and high contrast 5,500 NITS, the VIP F4IP displays clear crisp images even in broad daylight, making it well-suited for festival applications. The user-friendly IP65-rated panel features magnetic LED modules for quick and easy installation and maintenance.

The F3 is a 3.9 mm pitch 1 m x 0.5 m LED video panel is equally suited for installations and rentals. Running on the Novastar control protocol, it also features magnetic LED modules that make it easy to install and service. The panels may be mounted directly on a flat wall, thanks to their front-service option.

In moving lights the new Maverick MK Pyxis featured a unique design that includes an outer ring of RGBW LEDs, a powerful zooming center pixel, 360° continuous pan and tilt movement and a host of other performance features, the new fixture produces an seemingly endless array of looks and can fill a variety of roles from beam, to wash, to set piece effect.  A built-in virtual gobo wheel with background colors can be used to make the outer ring appear as if it’s spinning. With a combined center pixel and outer ring illuminance of 27,560 lux at 5 meters, the fixture has the output needed for arena applications.

Also in the Maverick series is the new Maverick MK2 Profile, the first profile light in the Maverick series. A 440W LED fixture with a high (90+) CRI, the newest member of the Maverick series has been designed to perform a wide variety of functions in theatrical, house of worship, touring, and event applications. With an illuminance of up to 14,981 lux at five meters and a zoom angle of 14° to 36°, the new fixture has the output needed for large venues and the ability to produce a range of beam sizes. For applications when less output is needed, the fixture has a low-volume “Eco Mode.”

For wash applications there is the Maverick MK3 Wash raises the bar on output, color consistency, and pixel effects. Powered by 27 (40 W) Osram RGBW LEDs, it has the muscle to handle any application, including long throw situations with ease. Pixel mapping effects, built-in color macros and gobos, along with a CTO color mixing option make this powerhouse fixture the complete wash package. Control options include DMX, sACN, Art-Net, Kling-Net or W-DMX.

https://www.chauvetprofessional.com/

American DJ

First up for ADJ is their new video panel option called the Design Series. It is a series of different geometrical video panel options. The DS4 (square), DS4T (triangle), DS4QC (quarter circle) and DS4HC (rectangle) can be easily linked together, rigged and transported. They offer a 4.8mm (0.19”) pixel pitch and brightness of 1200 NITS as well as a wide viewing angle of 160-degrees (horizontal) and 120-degrees (vertical), making them ideal for a wide variety of applications.

Next up we have the MOD Series as ADJ’s latest range of professional LED Pars. Their modular design means that the LEDs can slide back into the casing to create a snoot that eliminates side glare. There is an optional pearl white housing kit also available. This means that LED Par owners can switch between black or white fixtures, depending on the application, without having to hold inventory of two different types of fixture. Offering a beam angle of 17-degrees, each Par is also supplied with a set of three Frost Filters which can be locked into position in front of the LEDs to widen the beam to an angle of 20-degrees, 40-degrees or 60-degrees. The units come in 4 flavors:

  • MOD QW100 (7 x 15W RGBW LEDs)
  • MOD QA60 (4 x 15W RGBA LEDs)
  • MOD HEX100 (7 x 15W RGBWA+UV LEDs)
  • MOD TW100 (7 x 15W CW/WW/WW/Amber 4-IN-1 variable color temperature white LEDs)

Lastly, there was quite a buzz with their new Vizi CMY300 Moving Head. It is a 300W LED engine ideal for larger venues. It works as a beam, spot and wash fixture with a zoom range from 8 to 46 degrees.  A large palette of colors is possible thanks to CMY mixing, as well as two GOBO wheels, two rotating prisms, motorized focus and motorized zoom. It is also built to make GOBO changes, servicing and on-the-road repairs extremely easy.

A.C. Lighting

AC Lighting has also recently acquired the ProLights line, making this Italian based line available in the US. A few highlights from this line include the JETSPOT3, the PIXIEWASH and the PIXIESPOT.

The JETSPOT3 is a High Output 240W LED Spot. It boasts a fixed 20-degree beam angle and a 7000k White LED source. Complete with 2 color wheels, a rotating and static gobo wheel, prism, linear frost, iris, focus and onboard RDM and DMX, it’s sure to be a contender in the US market.

In terms of fixtures and on a smaller scale, there is the PIXIE SPOT and PIXIEWASH.  The PIXIESPOT is equipped with a 60W RGBW/FC LED light source. It also offers wireless control through a USB Wi-Fi receiver in combination with Wifibox and the smartphone App SmartColor. With a single gobo wheel with 7 rotating gobos and an effect section equipped with 3f circular prism, this is ideal for a variety of venues.

The PIXIEWASH is a compact LED wash beam with a 6 – 45 degree zoom. With its single 60W LED and it’s small form factor and near silent cooling, it is ideal for low ceiling or noise-sensitive environments.

Chroma-Q’s hot new product is the new Inspire XT RGBW House Light.

Delivering up to 9500 lumens and including all of the features of the Inspire and Inspire Mini with twice the output, it is ideal for situations that require the same high quality white and colored lighting with even more output. In addition, it uses some of the innovative core technologies found in other award-winning Chroma-Q products. With fully homogenized color mixing and choice of three different beam spreads (32, 42, and 65), the Inspire XT provides an excellent selection of stunning mixed colors and true whites. It also features energy-efficient LEDs and onboard DMX with theatrical grade dimming.

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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

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.

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.

 

https://sgmlight.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).

https://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.

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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