CATEGORY: LDI 2017
“ Reports from Barbizon staffers about the latest products and releases featured at the LDI 2017 Show held November 12-19, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. ”
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.
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.
Airstar America specializes in small to large scale lighting balloons and has been leading this market since
Airstar has three different departments - Event, Film, and Safety Lighting. They provide many lighting solution options - including LED, Tungsten, and HMI. They can also brand their inflatables with a company logo or the name of a specific event. At LDI, they were showcasing a prototype of their newest product, a battery-powered RGB inflatable.
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 its2017 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.
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.
In additionto the traditional line of steel and glass patterns, Apollo introduced three new Outdoor LED fixtures this year.
The Outdoor LED Profile Fixture. These fixtures are IP65 rated and available either at 75W with 2800 lumens or at 30W with 1000 lumens. The color temperature is a choice between 6500K or 5500K. The standard lens option is 27.5*, but you do have the option to easily swap out the lens for a 16*, 20*, 38.5* or 50* by removing two set screws a the front of the lens . It is low profile at 13.4’’L X 9.8”H X 5.5”W and light weight at 3.5lbs. The finish options are white or black.
The AVERE 5UV is a 65W black light with an output of 15000mW, dimmable to 0% with ELV Dimmers. The lens options available are 15*, 23* and 36*. This fixture is also viable in Cool White and Warm White 98CRI, 385nM
The AVERE 3UV is a IP68 outdoor rated fixture suitable for mounting below ground and an optional stainless steel fixture suitable for use in chlorine environments. This fixture is 10-15W, 24V with an external power source and DMX controllable.
The beam options are 15*, 23* and 36*. Color options include 385NM; White: 3000K, 4000K, 5000K; and RGBW. Custom RAL Colors and housing design is available. There will be a larger version available in Mid-January.
Apollo also has a line of tools tomake life easier for entertainment technicians.
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!
Avolites was at LDI with updated software for their line of control desks and media servers.
Updated for 2017 the entire range of the TITAN console line was on display.
SAPPHIRE TOUCH- The flagship console of the Avolites line is a high-performance console with more submasters, flash and executor buttons, and power to control the large shows than ever before. 45 motorized touch-sensitive playbacks, 15.6” touch screens for programming, 8 physical DMX and up to 16 over ArtNet or streaming ACN and a built-in battery back up make this desk ready for the road. Should you really need it you can also connect to Titian Network processors for up to 64 universes of DMX. Remember when we all used to think that was crazy? For additional live control, you can connect up to 2 Sapphire Touch wings to each sapphire Touch. There is an expandable fixture library for up to 14,000 devices, there are 20 programmable macro buttons, and MIDI in and through. The Screen is also articulating, it’s just a small touch that makes it a very adjustable console.
The ARENA desk is uniquely suited for festival applications but just as at home in other music venues and theatres. This console has a brand new optical output for enabling fiber connections directly to the console, eliminating signal loss over the long runs to FOH, essential for low latencies in large outdoor venues. The Arena has a main display and a touch screen for extra workspace, there are also 6 LCD display screens with legends for the 30 faders for easy labeling. This desk also has a built-in UPS and can be used in a master, backup situation, or allowing for multiple programmers to work simultaneously before the mail console takes charge.
Think of this console as a Tiger Touch II with a wing. It does have more bells and whistles but on the surface it is basically the same.
Tiger Touch II- One of the best thing about the Titan line of consoles is that no matter which console you are using you have access to the same software. The Tiger Touch II has the same great features, 4 physical DMX universes, with up to 16 over ArtNet or streaming CAN. If you are using Titan Networking you can expand up to 64 universes. I never ever thought we would need that many but I have seen the jobs that do so let’s not pretend they aren’t out there. With 10 playback faders, 20 executor buttons and 3 encoders programming is quite efficient. You can add a Tiger Touch Fader Wing to add to you playback options.
Quartz – Is the mobile version of the Titan software. A compact console that you can put in your brief case and carry with you anywhere you need to go. If you want add a Mobile Wing to add some programming and playback functions.
There is always the Titan 1 the entry-level version. The USB Dongle allows the user to output one line of DMX with the full functionality of AVOLITE Titan software.
Now that most any medium to large show includes some sort of video, media servers have become an integral part of a show. Bring in Avo's AI v10 Media Server- AI is a powerful media server, we all know how important the power of your media server is no matter how good your content. You have to have a program that you can use and will be rock solid. AIv10 of AI has added some great features. There is a fully redesigned timeline. Add tracks for each layer of each screen fixture and dragcontent to the track. Then attribute andcontrol tracks can be added, which are easy but precisely edited all withinthe one interface. Once some layers arecontrolled via the timeline, it’s still possible to perform live with otherlayers simultaneously – great for live music, but also for corporate eventswhere the goalposts can move at any time.
In V10 of AI the designers have worked hard to make the user interface very intuitive and easy to use. Their goal is to address the concerns some user’s regarding the interface. The team at AI have implemented an overhaul of the icons used in the program and will continue to improve the interface.
V10 also bring Projective Keystone, also known as Mesh-Warp. It applies a projective keystone which stops a straight line from warping or curving. This is especially helpful when technicians have little time on site.
NOTCH- is a new way to build and record your effects. Once you have the effect you want, export it as a “Notch Block” and load it in AI. AI will then run the block and send the generation to what layer you select.
NDI (Network Device Interface by New Tek)- Sending a 4k video from machine A to machine B is now a breeze. Use NDI to send video over Ethernet, you can send large amounts of video data quickly and accurately. AI supports 8 inputs of NDI which do not require any additional hardware, as long as something sends NDI then AI V10 can receive it.
Ayrton’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.
The newest thing at BCI / Pocket Console was their Best Boy.
This is their Playback-8 model which features 8 Sub-masters which gives you the same 8 Channels of control as the Basic model, however with the added ability to Record up to 8 Sub-masters for calling back 8 exact looks.
What makes the Best Boy different is that it comes with a custom pelican style protective case specifically built for the unit.
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 LEDFLYERis 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.
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 pinXLR.
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 128x128 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.
Shuttle Snake - Converts 2, 3 or 4 DMX lines into a single RJ45 connector. Available in 2, 3 or 4 universe versions, it can be sold as a 3’ snake or as a heavy duty outlet box. Uses CAT5E Ultimate is the pro's choice for roadworthy CAT5E cable with its rugged mic cable jacketing & Neutrik EtherCON connectors
What should a road case aspire to? It should be strong and convenient. Good thing Calzone Case Co. has your back on both of those needs. For large monitors, the need to have another tech alongside just to lift off the top is eliminated. The new Split Top Case design is the latest in their efforts to provide superior protection and convenience. The lids split from the top and remain attached to the case allowing for one person unpack the monitor themselves, saving time. Speaking of saving time, the new Slam Latch Rack case is the next generation of audio and power equipment protection. No longer will you have to remove the front and back lids to access the equipment inside, reducing the risk of misplacing them. Just move the covers inside the case and you are done. Speed and convenience were the goals that led to the new retractable pocket door design and it certainly shows with the new SLR case.
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
Over on Chauvet's DJ side they were showing the new Eve units that include the 130W tri-colorEve P-130, the 140W variable whiteEve P-140and the 150W ultravioletEve P-150 UV. The three new Eve units have a bright, flicker-free output that makes them well-suited for events of all sizes. All the fixtures are fan free and silent for use in video recording applications.
The Eve series features an interchangeable 25° and 45° magnetic lenses making it easy to change beam angles. The fixtures also have a gel frame holder and 6 ¼ – inch accessory slot for optional barn doors. Adding to their flexibility, the new fixtures offer D-Fi USB compatibility, PowerCON-compatible power linking capabilities, and both 3-pin and 5-pin DMX connections.
There were also two new atmospheric effects, one called theCumuluswhich uses an ultrasonic agitator and water to create a low lying “dancing on the clouds” effect without the need for dry ice. Joining theCumulusis theHurricane 2000, a high-volume fog machine that produces a thick plume on demand because of its Always-Ready technology that provides a continuous output, and its built-in timer provides hands-free, automated operation. An advanced fluid sensor with automatic shut-off prevents overheating, and the variable output can be controlled from the on-board LCD display or DMX.
Chauvet's presence at LDI continues to grow with their line of fixtures for both touring and theatrical applications. The Ovation series has been overhauled a bit and there was some excitement regarding their new features on the Ellipsoidal and Fresnel fixtures.
The Ellipsoidals (Ovation- E*****) now have 3 LED versions (260WW, 260CW, and 260 WWIP) that all have a 230 W output that claim to exceed the output of a 750W tungsten source. They are all single source LEDs. They come in Warm White, Cool White and Warm White IP 65 rated.
There was also their newOvation E-930VWis 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 theirFresnel 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: TheF4IPandF3. 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 VIPF4IPdisplays 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.
TheF3is 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 newMaverick 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 newMaverick 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 Washraises 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 includeDMX, sACN, Art-Net, Kling-Net or W-DMX.
Cineo has added yet another powerful creative tool to the lighting professional’s arsenal – theStandard 410. Combining their award-winning white-light quality with innovative saturated-color technology, theStandard 410 delivers up to 25,000 lumens of beautiful, easily controllable, full-gamut light.
Boasting a substantial 2’ x 1’ diffused illuminating surface, theStandard 410is perfectly sized for use in the studio or out in the field. With a maximum power of 410 watts and weighing in at less than 27 lbs., this fixture offers a unique combination of convenience and capability.
Creating beautiful light within an extended color gamut is only part of the story. Cineo has developed an intuitive control strategy that allows predictable, repeatable results, either using the graphical control panel or remotely with wired or built-in wireless CRMX control.
The strategy is simple – four controls or four DMX channels control the entire fixture in a single mode of operation:
Dim –Cineo’s Photo-Accurate Dimming™ maps the 0-100% dimming curve to actual camera stops for precise output control using the MASTER control locally or on the first DMX channel.
CCT –For color-accurate white light, choose the CCT as you would with any Cineo fixture, using the CCT rotary control or the second DMX channel.
Saturationcontrols the amount of saturated color to be added to the white light, from full white to fully saturated color, managed on the third DMX channel.
Hue –To optionally add saturated color, the HUE control adjusts the hue, the color of which is displayed on the control panel, or managed on the fourth DMX channel.
WithStandard 410, the same color shading can be achieved regardless of the CCT used for photography. For example, +2 Green added to 3200K CCT will look the same as +2 Green at 5600K to the correctly white-balanced camera.
In addition to our proprietary phosphor-converted white light LEDs, we developed phosphor-converted saturated color LEDs. These work with the phosphor recipes in the white LEDs to create a balanced, natural-looking spectrum featuring Cineo’s deep-red color rendering technology. The saturated color LEDs use the exact same dies as the white LEDs, so all light emitting elements of the Standard 410 carry identical thermal stability, and perform over time with identical differential aging. So after years of service, color stability remains consistent.
The hottest DMX test unit on the show floor this year continued to be City Theatrical’s DMXcat. (But if you are still looking for one City T has an LDIShow Special good through the end of the year! - Contact your local Barbizon for details.)
The biggest innovation in wireless technology is here in Multiverse – up to nine universes of DMX transmitted wirelessly from one device – it even includes native DMX Cat integration! And of course, it is compatible with the Show DMX system.
Multiverse comes to us in four products:
-Four radios: Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for inputs (DMX Cat and apps ala Luminair), 900MHz and 2.4GHz for Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM output
-Ethernet input for Streaming ACN and Art-Net
-All setup and user choices made with our free DMXcat app
-Rugged cast aluminum enclosure
-A hanging bracket is included for hanging from a pipe or truss
-Built-in 2.4GHz (for worldwide use) and 900MHz (for use in the Americas only) radios allow the user to select which single universe to transmit on, and which radio band to transmit on via the SHoW ID
-Single universe receiver that allows user to select the desired universe
-A very simple user interface to set SHoW ID and universe
-Rugged cast aluminum enclosure
-A single dual band antenna
-XLR input and output
-A hanging bracket for hanging from pipe or truss
-Optional yoke mount bracket
-Optional battery pack
-Four radios: Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for inputs (DMX Cat and apps ala Luminair), 900MHz and 2.4GHz for wireless DMX/RDM output.
-Ethernet input for Streaming ACN and Art-Net
-All setup and user choices made with our free DMXcat app
-Rugged cast aluminum enclosure
-A hanging bracket is included for hanging from a pipe or truss
- 8 universes of DMX output
The Multiverse Module is a tiny circuit board mounted device for lighting manufacturers that allows them to utilize all of the benefits of a wireless lighting system built directly into their fixture – ask your favorite manufacturer if this is of interest to you!
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 HCRis 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.
Clear-Com’s new version 4.0 of the LQ-Series interfaces are available as a compact box or a 1RU panel; that can connect 2-wire, 4-wire and 4-wire with GPIO audio and call signaling over IP networks. LQ Series devices can also connect to Eclipse HX frames via the IVC-32-HX interface card over LAN, WAN and Internet. Agent-IC and SIP/VoIP connectivity can be added. The LQ Series also provides extra I/O ports to HelixNet systems, and you can configure from one CCM browser tool. It’s Networked Control Events feature moves control signals from one or more end-points to any end-point on the same channel.
This year Coemar debuted their new 6-color LEDko engine: Red, Green, Blue, White (5600K), Lime & Phosphor Corrected Amber. Thegoal in mind is an all-in-one fixture for Studio & Theatrical applications - a fixture capable of intensely saturated colors without sacrificing the punch of the whites. The purpose of the Lime and PC Amber is to help flesh out the Red, Green and Yellow spectrum as well as producing high CRI's above 94 throughout the range of whites. Depending on the mode it's used in, the new LEDko FS6 can be used as a color changing, variable white (2700K - 6500K) or an all-in-one fixture!
Also new to the product line are an LED Spot and Fresnel moving head. The LEDko TM FS6 uses the same 6-color engine as in the LEDko F6 in addition to the characteristics expected in an intelligent profile: Zoom (13-38 degrees), Internal Framing Shutters, Iris, Frost Filter, Pan & Tilt. The LEDko TM Fresnel is available in either Tunable Tungsten (2700K - 4100K) or Tunable Daylight (4100K - 6500K), both of which include RGBW LED chips, Green/Magenta manipulation, Proportional Zoom (13-65 degrees), Internal Barndoor Framing System, Pan & Tilt. These will begin shipping in Q1 2018.
Coemar had several products come out more suited to the architectural markets, including the Pixel LED, ParLite ACL and LEDko EXT II. The idea behind the Pixel Light is a RGBW IP65 rated fixture that can be quickly assembled through either magnetic or mechanical connection to form any kind of composition. Think legos with lights! The ParLite ACL is a very punchy parlite with a 3 degree narrow beam for uplighting from a distance. The LEDko EXT is a completely IP65 rated LED profile with 13-40 degree zoom, gobo holder and internal shutters, available in RGBW, Daylight or Tungsten.
Last but not least, Coemar came out with an economical solution for upgrading tungsten fresnels to LED while preserving your existing dimming system. Coemar's 1K retrofit is available in Tungsten or Daylight with CRIs above 90 and flicker-free dimming from 100-10%. Though only available in a 1K engine with an optional G38 adapter for use in 2K, Coemar plans to introduce a 650w engine by the end of the year and a true 2K retrofit sometime in 2018.
Fast-Fold NXT is a stronger, faster and simpler screen system for rental and staging environments. The re-invented design features a stronger extrusion, hinge, and corner as well as new height adjustment that allows the viewing area to be raised and lowered easily. A new case design upgrades the storage and transport capabilities and provides a foldable 4K-ready surface. The Fast-Fold NXT also offers new surface formulation and binding, with clips used for surface attachment, RF weld for clean lines, and a vinyl binding for easier attachment and flexibility.
Dazian introduced their Celtic line as an alternative to duvetyn. It is much like a banjo lightweight fabric. It is popular for more pipe and drape and masking. It is available in black, blue, red and white. List price is about $12.25 per yard. They can also do printing on this fabric. They purchased two new printing machines and can do true printing up to 16’.
At LDI this year DeSisti showed redesigned and upgraded versions of their popular lighting line. Their SoftLEDs have been re-engineered so that the fixtures have a smaller profile for low ceiling studios & location use. Reflectors have been eliminated and nowuse an aluminum extrusion for the housing giving a compact yet rugged design. The original remote phosphor technology has been replaced with fixed white chips, affording the fixture 50% more output while retaining CRIs greater than 95. All four sizes of the new SoftLED are available in fixed daylight, tungsten, or variable white (2700K - 6500K).
DeSisti has also added the F4.7 into our line of 6" & 10" Variable White (2700K - 6500K) fresnels. This is our 650W tungsten / 200W HMI equivalent.
The fresnel line features upgraded the chips in several of the LED Fresnels: the F10 chip has been bumped up from 165W to 181W making it a true 2K Tungsten/700W HMI equivalent. The F14 has been bumped up from 365W to 400W giving outputs equivalent to a 3K Tungsten / 1.2K HMI and introduced the F14 High Power which uses a 600W chip giving outputs equal to a 4K Tungsten / 1.8K HMI.
DeSisti also showed a line of Track Mount fixtures, using the same track as other manufacturers. The 3" Piccoletto, F4.7 Fresnel and SoftLED 1 units make a great solution for light labs, teleconferencing, non-traditional studio spaces, and museum applications.
Hot on the heels of last year’s DMX Kegerator, at the home of Dr DMX this year, not only could you duel your friends in a Battle-Bot style arena with balloon-popping robots controlled by lighting consoles (I chose the Gio over the Apathy and Avolight options), but the Hawaiian shirt crew was showing several new products, including the E2E. The"Ethernet to Ethernet" interface is a lighting protocol conversion device with support for four universes of data. The input and output connections may use completely separate networks simultaneously, or transmit and receive on the same network using a switch. An internal web server provides configuration options on each port. The in and out ports may be configured to use E1.31 sACN, draft sACN, Artnet, Strand Shownet, and KiNeT. Universe numbering may be selected for each of the individual four channels. DHCP or IPv4 fixed addressing may be set individually on input and output. I know we’ve all had to reconfigure our sACN network for that ONE Artnet-only device. This is your get-out-of-jail-free card.
Also of particular interest was the new Decelerator featuring a “choose your speed” option (slow, medium, fast), as well as a bypass mode making this a true 1-to-1 opto-isolator.
Fleenor has also updated their relay pack with an Ethernet native option. Milton was very proud to have included most of the custom options he has cooked up over the years in the base model of this new version - such as momentary mode, latch lock, threshold setting, to name a few.
Doughty debuted their newest product, the Space Saver Omega. This new product will give people the ability to leave their clamps and hanging brackets installed on fixtures when riding in road cases. This product will not only save countless hours during load-ins and load-outs but will also save money by not having to buycustom cases that have headroom for clamps to ride in transit.
This year at LDI Dove had a handy tool that could come in useful for some applications, an 8 Channel DMX to Analog Interface.
The MTX-DE8-WM decodes signals from DMX control desks to analog dimmers, LED, and fluorescent lighting fixtures whose drivers / ballasts accept 0 to +10VDC dimming control. It is used to integrate controllers into theatrical or television lighting systems. The decoder is mounted on a wall, and each driver is connected to one of eight channels on the internal terminal strip. Up to 64 decoders may be chained together for systems of up to 512 fixtures. A thumbwheel switch on the front panel selects the starting channel, and an LED indicates the presence of the DMX signal.
- Compatible with USITT DMX-512
- Standard 0 to +10VDC output
- Eight channels
- Terminal strip outputs
- Thumbwheel starting channel select switch
- DMX in and out
- DMX termination switch
- Load test function
- Wall mount (screws not included)
- 120/240V 50/60Hz 25mA power input
- Dim. 9.25" X 3.20" X 3.00"
- Wt. 1.5 pounds
- One year warranty
Drapers stand at LDI this year had some interesting products, especially as the use of projected video content is being used more and more.
TheireProfile + is a redesign of the popular Profile screen by Draper. The many new features include being the largest of it’s kind in the industry up 30’ wide with a bezel of only ½” or even zero edge, it can look like it’s floating. There are no mullions on this screen either, these screens can be put together with multiples screens with zero separation. You could add LED’s around the edge to create a dramatic effect.
These screens ship unassembled for easier transportation to the final location. No fighting to get them up stairs, around corners, through doorways, or any of the other difficult roadblocks for large format screens.
Viewing surfaces for this screen are plentiful from the TecVision and OptiFlex families.
Ambient Light Rejecting Surface- CS1200X ALR- Draper has worked with TecVision to create screen surfaces that actually reject ambient light, making it easier to project in multiple atmospheres. This particular screem CS1200X ALR was designed for spaces with high ambient light and narrow viewing angles. The throw distance for best brightness is 1.8:1 or longer. For the best viewing it is best if the closest seat is 2x the height of the image from the screen.
Not new at LDI but new to me were the MS1000X ALR that rejects 73% of ambient light and is best for moderate viewing angles. Also XH900X ALR which rejects 60% of ambient light and wide viewing angles. All of these surfaces are 8k ready, they can also come perforated and Nano perforated for 4K ready.
Draper has long been a supplier of video conferencing equipment. This year they introduced the Video Conferencing Camera Lift-Ceiling. This lift will Conceal the camera in the ceiling until it is needed. The lift installs behind the screen. After reading the installation manual it seems very easy to install. The case is compactly built for larger cameras handling up to 15lbs. The travel on the scissor arm is 0”-120”. This product joins Drapers line of Camera lifts for video conferencing.
Stage Screen- is a system for building large format screen frames, either free-standing or flown. The interchangeable parts can be sued together to build frames of various sizes and shapes, providing flexibility in constructing your frame. The 8” truss section provides a durable stronger frame than traditional folding screens. Custom sizes are available. The maximum size is 120’ wide. The frame can come in either silver anodized or black. The pieces are color coded for easy assembly with no hinges or snaps. They are connected using permanently attached threaded links and guide pins.
The viewing surface attaches via the Duraloop bungee cord. This provides a self-centering flat viewing surface. This system is very impressive and easy to use.
Elation had many new offerings at the show. Three fixtures of particular interest were:
TheArtiste 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.
TheSmarty 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).
ETC’s booth atLDI 2017was awash in color as the newColorSource CYCluminaire made its debut. This new compact, affordable five-color LED cyclorama light that specializes in smooth washes and rich color.
Among the other products making their first appearance at LDI were theIon Xe and Ion Xe 20consoles, 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 theSource 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 theIrideon™ FPZ architectural luminaire and the GDS by ETCArcLamp. At the ETC Rigging stand was theProdigy® P75 Self Climberhoist and a new, custom cart for theFoundation Desk.
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.
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!
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.
Fiilex’s LED Track Lighting System consists of the Fiilex Pro Track and the T360 Pro Plus LED fixture. The T360 Pro Plus is a compact, highly controllable LED fixture with an integrated ballast. Its extremely low-profile makes the T360, in combination with the Pro Track, the most suitable lighting system on the market for smaller studio spaces with low clearance. The Pro Track is an architectural-grade surface mounted lighting track that supports up to two unique power circuits. The track features a 22 gauge nickel-plated copper DataLine that can provide DMX control signals to any compatible track fixture. When fully installed and supported, the track can support up to 22 pounds per foot. Infinitely configurable with a wide array of couplers and feeds, the system is available in either black or white.
Follow-Meis an independent, affordable, network-based software package that requires no proprietary hardware, sensors or belt packs. Follow-Me allows the users to attach unlimited fixtures from any manufacturer in any orientation to multiple targets from one operating system. Where traditional methods of using FOH or truss mounted follow spots impose costs and rigging implications, Follow-Me offers a cost saving, quick to implement alternative. The functionality of preset spot positioning and the ability to assign any fixture to any target gives users the freedom to be creative.The additional functionality to release all or individual fixtures to full console control by snapping or crossfading them by means of a control channel makes Follow-Me fully flexible.
Follow-Me offers a range of advantages over traditional follow spot usage. Lower labor costs, freedom in lamp positioning, improved follow-spot angles, eliminating kill seats, offering accurate timing for color bump cues, following performers with gobo effects or color chases.
Follow-Me is available in North America through AC Lighting.
FroggysFog is a supplier of fluids and now machines for smoke, haze, and other effects.
This year at LDI they had a new machine that has a 4 in 1 effect. Fog, bubbles, RGB, and UV light. The Venus LED Pre Fog Bubble Machine uses 700 watts of power and can output huge quantities of bubblesfilled with white fog that can be lit with an LED array on the front. Its output of fog is 4000 Cu.Ft/Min and can be controlled locally and with DMX. They are also working on a touring/hanging version that the fluid is captive too. Also in the works is a unit that does only fog bubbles with no lights.
FUEL Lighting Systems develops cutting-edgewireless lighting systems that change the wayeventplanners, venue owners,hotels and lighting professionals, envision and design events.
Their Angle Light series comes in three versions; Zoom, Wash, and Mini Wash.
All have rechargeable batteries and a variety of way to mount them including a Powerful Magnetic Base.
New to the line is the Angle Light Mini WASH Fixture which is the perfect companion to their popular Angle Light Zoom Fixture.
With a newly developed 2-LED Light Engine, along with a cutting-edge rechargeable Lithium Battery system, Fuel now has a powerful wireless fixture that truly expands your ability to perfectly highlight everything from Food Stations to Wedding Ceremonies,
The Mini WASH has an impressive array of important features that will allow you to utilize it in many challenging event settings.
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.
Gantomalso 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.
Georgia Case builds road and shipping cases available for thebroadest range of sophisticated equipment. You see their cases on tour, on broadcast locations, and used in industrial applications.
Their custom fabricated cases meet or exceed strict ATA Spec-300, Category 1 requirements. Custom Foam Die Cutting, Custom Fabrication and Hardware services included for a variety of custom designs.
This year Georgia Case has designed a case for the Blackmagic video switcher and monitor. The case uses a self-locking hinge for mounting a video monitor. Their motto is, "if you can dream it, we can build it"
Global Truss America and Duratruss offerprofessional and affordable trussing products that are lightweight, but strong – and easy to assemble. Their products are made of high-quality aluminum and conform to the most exacting standards.
Globalmaintains an extensive inventory of truss in our 60,000 sq. ft. warehouse to ensure quick deliveries and a high fill rate. If you are considering a custom design they have a professional in-house CAD team. If you need special colors they also offer powder coating in RAL colors to give you greater design flexibility.
Global also stocks a line of truss-inspired furniture and podiums that come in handy for getting that right look for your next production.
The Green Hippo booth was buzzing with activity this year. All of the products in the Green Hippo product line have been updated with the introduction of the Plus platform. All of the media servers are running Version 4 of the software, but each has been given a hardware update to provide more processing and horsepower to better run the real time graphics Green Hippo is known for. The award winning Montane + is the latest in the Green Hippo line up with two (2) Display Port outputs (4096 x 2160 resolution) and built in Notch Software with two year playback license. Also new for this year is Hippotizer PREP a software suite that enables you to encode, pre-program and visualize, in a Green Hippo environment.
H&H Specialties aredesigners and manufacturers of stage curtain track, curtain machines, and stage rigging equipment for nearly 50 years.
This year at LDI we noticed a handy item they've been working - it's called the NO. 451 REALLY USEFUL CARRIER. It utilizes 4 urethane-tired sealed ball bearing wheels are riveted to a machined black aluminum body for use with No. 410S or 410A Track. Carrier is provided with two Nylatron bearingsintegral to the body to keep unit centered in the track assembly. Carrier body is provided with acomplement of mounting holes to enable attachment of scenery and various devices. Each unit has a working load limit of 200#.
451A same as No. 451 plus a third set of wheels to help prevent tipping of an unbalanced load.
Harlequin Reversible is all the craze, they have recently introduced new colors to this line. You can now purchase this floor in Chroma Key and Projection Gray.
Harlequin Reversible™Chroma Keyvinyl is designed specifically for digital compositing with one side Chroma key green and the other Chroma key blue. It is a practical solution for film, television and video games where there is a Chroma key requirement for visual effects or post-production. Chroma key Reversible offers an alternative solution to painting studio floors and can be used as both a floor and a backdrop. The vinyl retains the same qualities of the popular Harlequin Reversible range, it is lightweight, easy to roll out and hardwearing.
Harlequin Reversible™Projection Grayvinyl is the ideal product for floors where projection is required. The special color mix has been designed to enhance contrast ratios, ensuring less light bleed and less unwanted reflective light, and delivering a more vivid projection of images. It is an ideal flooring solution for film, TV and theatre production. The vinyl retains the same qualities of popular Harlequin Reversible range, it is lightweight, easy to roll out and hardwearing.
Harrington's LX Mini Lever hoists are ultra-lightweight and compact yet extremely durable. Known as the perfect "toolbox hoists", these little hoists have all the power you need. Revolutionary 1/2 Ton model is the only 1/2 Ton "toolbox" sized puller in the industry.
- Capacities 1/4 Ton and 1/2 Ton
- Compact, low headroom design makes it a perfect tool for use in tight quarters
- Low pulling force required for ease of use
- Effortless to transport, install & store
- Free-chain adjusting mechanism for quick adjustments
- Durable die-cast aluminum body with steel frame is compact and lightweight.
- Weston-style brake is totally enclosed to protect against dirt, dust, and rain.
- Rubber handle grip for ease of use.
- Grade 100, nickel-plated load chain is corrosion and wear resistant.
- strong hook latches include notched tip.
- 5-foot lift is standard. longer lifts are available in both capacities.
- sold individually or in convenient multi-packs— 1⁄4 ton in 6-packs and 1⁄2 ton in 4-packs.
- Optional Heavy duty carrying case available.
- Now available in black as well as silver
Harrington's CX hoists are notably the world's smallest hand chain hoists. Their light weight and extremely compact design make them ideal tools for high or difficult to reach places. Features include a metal chain guide for durability and smooth operation, grade 100 nickel-plated load chain and strong hook latches with a safety tip.
- Unique design is extremely compact and lightweight
- Aluminum body with steel frame provides superior strength.
- Load limiter prevents the hoist from being used to lift damaging loads beyond rated capacity.
- Very low force is required to lift load.
- Metal chain guide allows smooth operation.
- Effortless to transport, install and store.
- Grade 100, nickel-plated load chain is corrosion and wear resistant.
- Strong hook latches include safety tip.
- 10-foot lift is standard, 20-foot lift is also stocked; nonstandard lifts and hand chain drops are also available.
- Sold individually or in convenient 4-packs.
- Now available in black as well as silver
The SolaFrame 750 automated luminaire fromHigh End Systemsoffers 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 thenew 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 their2017 HOG Factor National Collegiate Lighting Show Programming Competition at LDI. Of the three finalists, the Long BeachThree from California State University, Long Beach won the competition with their show.
Hubbell was showcasing their usual connector offerings as well as their new Twist-Lock Circuit Tester and RFID Enabled Wiring Devices.
They also added stage pin connectors to their product offerings while also showcasing their cable reel solutions.They currently offer both spring driven and motor driven reels for multiple solutions including power, data, motor control as well as combined power and data reels.
InteractiveTechnologies has been making DMX controllers and testing equipment for 20 years. Their Cue Server line easily controls DMX controlled lighting fixtures commonly found on building exteriors, in foyers, ballrooms, convention halls, and in other decorative architectural lighting projects.
Architectural lighting cues can be triggered by CueServer's built-in clock at any time of the day, on any day of the week, and each day of the year.
Cue servers come in two versions 1 and 2 with the series 2 offering more functions and expandability.
While available in rack mount and DIN rail flavors for a while Interactive released the new CueServer 2 "Mini" This tiny CueServer can be configured to output up to 32 universes of DMX, has two built-in slots for interchangeable DMX modules, and has function buttons, digital I/O and audio output all in a size that fits in your hand.
As one of the leaders in studio fixtures, Kino Flo has put a new focus on user control. Kino Flo’s newFreestyle series unleashes your creative side by using a newly designed quick-release system to remove the LED panel from the plastic housing. The smaller form factor and lightweight LED panel make finding the perfect angle easy!
Kino Flo’s new LED’s include new menu options, white and color menus. Those who prefer to work with white light can use the "white menu" that gives the user access toDimming,KelvinandGreen/Magentacontrol channels. Kelvin range is from 2700K tungsten to 6500K daylight while the color menu allows users to select gel presets or choose their own color. Kino Flo’s new approach to user experience is sure to make lighting control simpler and more accessible to users of all experience levels.
Lectrosonics was featuring their Duet IEM System - 24-bit digital audio, low latency, and a compact, lightweight, diversity bodypack unit. The new system consists of the M2T dual-stereo half-rack transmitter and M2R diversity belt pack receiver. Utilizing UHF frequencies between 470-608 MHz (138 MHz) in a single range, digital modulation for transmission, and can accept analog or Dante™ digital inputs. The new system can be considered a "wireless IEM" or a deluxe IFB product, designed and developed with professional touring, installation, theater, filmmaking and broadcast customers in mind. The compact nature of the M2T ½-rack transmitter means that up to four dual-channel carriers can be sent from 1RU, resulting in either 4 stereo audio feeds or up to 8 mono audio feeds.
Also of interest was the HH Digital Hybrid Wireless Handheld Transmitter. The HH incorporates many advanced features to provide high-quality speech and vocal reinforcement. Along with peerless audio quality with wide frequency response and dynamic range in native 400 Series mode, the technology used in the HH includes compatibility modes for Lectrosonics 200 Series, 100 Series and IFB receivers, and some systems from other top manufacturers.
With a lifespan of up to 200 times longer than standard lighting filters, the new Zircon range is designed to last. Lee Filter’s Research and Development team has developed a new way of producing filters that ensure they last longer when used with LED lights. Manufactured using a 180-micron material, they are more than double the thickness of a normal lighting filter.
There are 12 filters in the Zircon range; the five Minus Green filters remove the green casts often associated with LED lighting when using a digital camera. The four Warm Amber filters correct a range of different color temperature white LED so that they appear like Tungsten, while the three Diffusion filters offer different strengths of diffusion specifically designed for LEDs. Available in 4ft x 10ft rolls, 24in x 24in sheets and 12in x 12in Lighting Packs.
Lee Filters now has two apps available:
The new Lee Swatch app puts the complete range of Lee lighting filters on one screen and features a color picker so you can build palettes anytime. The app also features many of the tools on Lee Filter’s website, redesigned for use on a smartphone, including: Find a Dealer, Diffusion Finder, Gel Comparator, and Colour Temperature Calculator.
The Official Lee Filters Diffusion Comparator enables lighting designers to directly compare different diffusions lighting a model. The comparator is built from video clips of a real-world lighting setup using a single M8 source and each and every diffusion in the Lee range.
Available for download from the Apple App Store and Android App on Google Play.
Aside from some pyro excitement, they were excited about their SMART technology that is making its way into their units. Mainly their most popular G300 Smart (Fogger) and MVS Smart (Hazer).
For the G300 SMART it features its Internet of Things (IoT) capability that supports Wi-Fi and LAN connectivity for Set-up, monitoring, and diagnostics. The network capabilities also allow for flexibility in setting and changing the unit's configuration via a mobile device. The user can also set interval, durations and pre-delay times as well as set flow level, turn the unit on or off and do a diagnostic run as well.
For the MVS Smart functionality lets the unit control 2 variable speed fans which control projection and direction of the haze stream form 0-90 degrees. It also has an oscillating mode that you can program for automated back and forth sweeps.
LEX Products released its new EverGrip Soft Connector Strip. The days of a rigid trough are a thing of the past. This new flexible solution offers the same connector variety and customization as a tradition connector strips but cost far less to ship and can be installed by one person. Mount this on your next electric or catwalk and easily move it around from event to event with Socapex input connectors. Perfect for relay loads required by today's LED systems, the 12 AWG wiring system can power up to 6-circuits and can have each of its outlets color-coded to easily identify phasing. Pigtail or panel mount, C-clamp or U-bolt, it’s all possible with the EverGrip Soft Connector Strip.
The days of cable banding your power and data together are over. LEX Products introduced Its new PowerData Cable combining the two in a common jacket. The Molded “y” construction won’t deteriorate over the service life of the extension. The power cable supports up to 20 amps, 120 VAC and can be terminated using Edison, Stage Pin, Locking connectors or powerCON connectors. The Data can be terminated with XLRs, RJ45 or etherCONs.
LEX Products introduced is now EverGrip powerCON Extender providing a means to link powerCON extensions together. The 12 AWG SJOOW, rugged Thermoplastic overmolded power cable supports up to 20amps and is available in any length.
Lightronics offers a wide range of lighting solutions - ranging everywhere from the lighting fixture to dimming, programming, and controls. This year Lightronics was showcasing an LED house light that is currently in prototype. The fixture will likely be available in both 2700K and 4000K color temperatures as well as options for DMX, RJ45 as well as Phoenix connector options for getting control into the fixture. The fixture houses a 100W emitter with a 50W PSU - at full intensity, this fixture only pulls a mere 150W. There will also be shroud and recess kit options available as well as hanging options to be yoke mount and threaded rod with lens options being 25, 40 and 60 degrees. The unit itself is flicker-free and has a very nice dimming curve that slows down dramatically at the bottom end.
LiteGear showed the benefits of their new CineMitter series of applied phosphor LEDs. Exclusive to LiteGear, these new emitters set the standard for cinematic, color-correct LED lighting. Efficient, and full-spectrum, these LED chips offer state-of-the-art output with a 40% increase in brightness over VHO Pro. Another distinct feature of the CineMitter is the extended Kelvin range. LiteGear pushed the lower CCT to 2600 degrees Kelvin (K) allowing for candlelight or deep-tungstenoutput while increasing the CRI to a staggering 95+ — that’s nearly indistinguishable from traditional incandescent sources! On the cool side, the CCT was pushed up to 6000K to better balance for overcast sky or cool white fluorescents. This increase in CCT still achieves a CRI of 95+ and provides beautiful, full-spectrum daylight. CineMitter is now standard on LiteMat S2, LiteMat+ Plus, LiteTile — and coming soon to LiteRibbon.
Speaking of LiteMats, the new LiteMat+ Plus series of LED lightfixtures is the ideal luminaire for set lighting and rental company inventories. LiteMat+ Plus incorporates everything you love about LiteMat, features thenew CineMitter, and adds somedistinctly new features. The most notable change is the PL7 lockingconnection system, which happens to be the same for every size of LiteMat+ Plus, and the new LiteDimmer+ Plus series of dimmers with built-in camera battery mounts.
LiteDimmer Universal is a professional, cinema-grade,icker-free, LED DMX dimmer.This standard capacity (8A total), o ers both manual and remote dimming inone. The LiteDimmer Universal is designed to work with Single, Hybrid, RGB, andRGBW/A LiteRibbon, has an operating voltage from 12VDC to 48VDC, and allows foradjustable PWM. LiteDimmer Universal-W offers all of the same features of the Universal dimmer but adds the feature of built-in wireless DMX. Using genuine LumenRadio CRMX technology ensures compatibility with LumenRadio CRMX and Wireless SolutionW-DMX transmitters.
LiteGear also presented a check for $7750 representing a percentage of the profits from sales of their new flagship fixtures, LiteMat+ Plus, to support the Behind the Scenes Charity.
Upon presenting the check, LiteGear CEO, Al DeMayo, stated “We are very proud to be part of such a great charity. The support for entertainment industry members is an admirable cause that LiteGear can really get behind.”
Tobin Neis of the BTS Foundation Board of Directors commented, “Behind the Scenes is thrilled to have LiteGear as a part of our Pledge-a-Product program and for their first year they and their customers have made a wonderful contribution that will go far to help entertainment technicians in times of crisis.”
Litepanels was founded in 2001 by a group of Hollywood-based lighting designers and directors who pioneered LED lighting for motion pictures, television, and the audio-visual industry. Since their inception, Litepanels has grown their product portfolio and innovated new technology to become an industry leader in lighting solutions.
At LDI, Litepanels revealed the new improved versions of their popular Astra and Sola fixtures boasting an incredible 50 percent increase in output. The new Astra 6X is six times brighter than the original 1x1 model while the Astra 3X is three times brighter. Compared with their predecessors, the daylight-balanced Sola 4+ LED Fresnel offers a greater than 120 percent increase in output while the new Sola 6+ has an incredible 50 percent increase.
By far the most talked about product at their booth was the brand-new Gemini 2x1 LED soft panel. Staying true to the Litepanels legacy, the Gemini has accurate full spectrum Daylight and Tungsten lighting. The Gemini also allows for additional quick and easy adjustment by offering full-featured 3 lighting modes full color with hue and saturation control all which allow for the intensity to be controlled anywhere from 100%-0 at all times. This fixture is without a doubt something to witness and not only rich in color but in features, making the Gemini a must have for any broadcast lighting application.
From concert arenas to movie sets, from ballrooms to bridges. Lumen Radio's award-winning CRMX™ products for professional lighting offers a solution for every scenario. There are products that are flexible that can either transmit or receive data and others that are dedicated. There is even a USB version to transmit DMX.
OEM versions are available for manufacturers to add to their products to make their fixtures wirelessly controllable.
An interesting development is Lumen Radio's new IoT control platform. Named "Mira", this IoT platform that provides a wireless mesh network with unprecedented scalability and reliability to an unlimited number of nodes. The Mira network is a self-healing multi-hop network system that operates on the worldwide license-free 2.4GHz ISM band.
It is designed for architecture and connected store applications and with their patented Future-Proof Coexistence Connectivity technologies, they can enable connectivity that can safely co-exist with other wireless technologies, not being interfered or causing interference.
Mira can be deployed in heavily congested radio environments, can scale up to several thousands of nodes and LumenRadio’s commissioning feature allows an easy setup for both networks and user applications.
NEW to LDI this year was Lumenpulse, featuring its vast variety of permanent installed architectural products and expert technical support staff, many of which started out in the entertainment industry. This young company has quickly become a household name when it comes to exterior color changing project applications.
Lumenpulse was featuring their new generation of Lumenbeam fixtures which are available in a new 4000K color temperature as well as a third brighter than the last generation.
Lycian was showing their new Zot LEDfollowspotwhich will be an equivalent to the Zot 700. Using the same body as the Zot line of fixtures the new unit will have a smooth dimming curve, as well as enhanced lensing for the single-source LED engine. Production is expected to begin during the first quarter of 2018.
A second LED prototype is under development as an equivalent to the Superstar Short Throw. It will contain a single source 650w LED engine. Production is expected to begin around March 2018.
Lyntec introduced NPAC this year to the entertainment community. NPAC is a rack-mounted relay system for controlling the power-up sequence for sensitive electronics. The NPAC system works stand alone or remotely controlled using Telnet, HTTP, DMX512, sACN or contact closures. To take it one step further, end users can set up control zones and tie them to installation relay panels from Lyntec for complete control of power throughout the building.
Marinco is offering SELF CUTTING CABLE TIES, manufactured by Ancor. An integrated stainless steel blade leaves a clean flush cut, improving appearance and eliminating the tail. Simply lock the tie and place and twist…no need to have additional tools! Various lengths available from 4’ to 17”.
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 1lens option(all field-exchangeable) and isIP65 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.
MDG created a pair of new products this year to complement their existing line; giving the end user more tools to create atmospheric effects in unique locations, quicker, and at less cost. Their first innovation was taking their ATMe Hazer and placing it into a IP55 enclosure. Now you can use this hazer outdoors! Since their hazer produces such fine particles, wind has minimal effect on the haze. Several theme parks have recently installed these units with great success.
The second new product out there was designed to help existing customers with Ice Fog Q units better manage fog throughout their space. Called the “diverter” the unit sits in front of the Fog Q unit and allows you to divert the stream of fog thru two different ducts or paths. Now you can use ONE machine to fog multiple areas on stage. This cuts down the need for multiple machines saving you money!
Neutrik expands its fiber optic connector range opticalCON by a version optimized for compactness and a high number of fibers, the opticalCON MTP 24. The ruggedized and dirt-protected 24-channel fiber optic connection system based on MTPtechnology (Multifiber-Push-On“) is used in the Telecom and Data technology.
MTPconnectors are compatible with the MPO technology (Multifiber-Push-On) and nominated for IEC-61754-7. Due to the small outer diameter and the robust design, the opticalCON MTP 24 is a solution for long cable runs and point-to-point wiring. The system is based on the opticalCON QUAD and optimized for mobile applications in the broadcast and pro audio section. The system can be cleaned easily without any tools, and also dust and water resistant according to IP65 if mated.
The opticalCON MTP 24 cable connector is characterized by the all-metal housing and the heavy-duty strain relief. The spherical dust shutter protects the fiber from contamination and minimizes maintenance. The color-coded cable connector is pre-assembled and available in a variety of mobile field cables.
The rear compatibility of opticalCON MTP connector fitting with standard MTP/ MPO breakout cable allows easy adaptation to fiber standard connectors such as LC, SC, ST. The approved dust shutter ensures high mating cycles and minimal maintenance. The housing seal is used for color coding and IP protection.
Neutrik also introduced the latest extension of the CAT6Aportfolio - the CAT6Afeedthrough coupler for cable extensions.
The new adapter features the 10 GBit bandwidth as well as ingress protection class IP65.
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.
New for LDI 2017 Pathway introduced the Vignette system of modular button and slider wall station inserts that allow you to snapshot four universes of E1.31 sACN or one universe of DMX512. This flexible system can be set up using CAT5 over a network or using existing wire and 485 Architectural Gateway to provide new control features to an existing system.
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.
Philips Lighting was showing their newest lamp, the MSD Platinum Flex. This lamp is used in Elation’s new fixture - the Smarty Hybrid. This lamps notable features are that it has an extremely long lifetime of
10,000 average lamp hours and has reduced power consumption by 30-45%, enhanced lumen output in colors, deep dimming when the shutters of a moving light is closed consuming less power, down to about
80W from 240W (nominal power consumption). It also has a wide power range, ranging from 190W to
280W, intelligent driver scheme, a very short arc and a high color correlated color temperature.
The new Q-LED Rainbow Linear LED Lamp featuringRGBX was on full display at LDI. This new item from Quasar can run from our2000° Candlelightto 6000° DaylightKelvin 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.
RatPac was excited about their RATPAC 12 X 200W DIMMER. This is specifically made for 120V LED tubes and low wattage applications. The 12 x 200 Watt dims smoothly from0 - 100%, has a built-in wireless transceiver, and USB out for convenient phone charging.
While the line was originally developed for film/video applications we are starting to see it used in other applications because of its durability and ease of use.
All of their dimmers are also wireless. You can control wirelessly using their Cintenna Wireless receivers and their AKS DMX Wireless system. This will allow control of your lighting system for up to 1 universe per set, from your iPhone or Tablet.
RC4 Wireless is about "living life untethered". Their line of wireless dimmers that use batteries for power and wireless DMX for control, allows designers to put lighting in costumes, props, and set pieces. Controlled from your DMX console, seamlessly integrated into your scenes and cues, RC4 devices are as responsive and robust as any other fixture in your show, and transparent to the lighting designer.
Their RC5 DMXioExtended Area Super Secureproducts providethe largest coverage area with the highest level of secure data encryption in the world. The system broadcasts with up to 1W of RF power, RC5 systems have covered entire theme parks.
256-bit AES encryption ensures an uncrackable and unhackable data stream.Even the RC4MagicPC link for remote device configuration is encrypted.
RC4 also was showing the all-new SX series of products. Smoother dimming, improved AC wave synthesization and color matching improve the award-winning line of products.
Additionally, RC4 launched its new RC4 Commander software that allows simple straightforward configuration of the extensive features built into RC4 devices and was being demonstrated in their booth.
The MEGA POINTE is a game changer for ROBE! Bright, sharp parallelbeams, 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.
Rosco had several new products on the floor including their Image Spot, X-Effects LED Projector, Opti-Sculpt and their newest item which was only available as a preview prior to launch, the Pica Zoom Lens.
Using a mere 45W of power, the Image Spot LED projector packs an amazing amount of light output from a versatile and compact design. The cool white LEDs and crystal clear optics ensure bright imaging in virtually any environment, and enable vivid gobo projection up to 40 feet (12m) away! Image Spot can also be used to create spot illumination for artwork in museums, accent lighting in hospitality venues or highlight products inside retail displays. Image Spot is available in both IP40 and IP65 models, allowing it to be used indoors or outdoors. Please note that Image Spot does not ship with a lens. Choose from the available narrow, medium and wide lens accessories when ordering to achieve the imaging or beam spread your project requires.
The X-Effects LED Projector is available in two models that project bright, vibrant lighting effects – a cool white, 5500K unit and a color-mixing RGBW unit. Both models feature bright output, are capable of 33’ (10m) throws, and feature four lens accessories to choose from – enabling designers the ability to adjust the fixture’s beam-spread to their project. Just like the X24, the standard X-Effects Glass that ships with the fixture can be swapped out to create other lighting effects. Another new feature of the X-Effects LED Projector is its IP65 rating, which means its effects can be projected wherever they’re needed – indoors and outdoors. The X-Effects LED Projector is fully dimmable and features both onboard controls and RDM-compatible DMX controls. Three knobs provide manual control of the dimming and speed/direction of the two pieces of X-Effects Glass inside the fixture. The fixture’s DMX and RDM capabilities not only control dimming & speed/direction, it also provides remote addressing of the fixture plus color control of the RGBW fixture.
OPTI-SCULPT was also being shown at their booth. Based on preliminary data provide by Rosco the OPTI-SCULPT Filters provide precise angular beam control – enabling lighting professionals to accurately and affordably control the shape of their light. Rosco’s unique, proprietary process offers increased brightness with engineered light distribution that has been laboratory tested for accuracy and repeatability.
OPTI-SCULPT Filters are available in 12 different patterns: five symmetrical designs, including a unique reversible 40/60 degree pattern and seven rectilinear, asymmetrical designs. The filters are manufactured using flame retardant, 10mil thick, semi-rigid polycarbonate and are available in 20”x24” and 40”x24” seamless sheets that can be cut to any size and shape to fit any light fixture. Designed for LED but suitable for use on LED and conventional fixtures, OPTI-SCULPT has high transmission vs standard diffusion materials.
Rosco also had their new Zoom Lens for viewing on the show floor. While they did not have any preliminary data sheets available on this product, the basis of the Zoom Lens was to provide beam spreading for their Pica fixtures by the application of an electric current which would then alter the level of diffusion in the lens. We’ll make sure to keep our eyes open for more on the product from Rosco hopefully coming soon!
New "Darknet" fabrics have been specially treated to provide a high gain, high-resolution projection surface. Nebula Net when stretched taut in front of an audience becomes difficult to perceive. Images can then be projected on the material creating a holographic effect.
Printhead Studio is a new division of Rose Brand specializing in soft fabric printing as well as vinyl and flooring materials. Delivered via direct dispersion, water based inks are infused into the fibers of the fabric instead of printedjust on top of it. Soft fabrics offer huge advantages over the traditional stiff substrates used in UV or latex printing. Wrinkles quickly stretch or steam away during installation. There is no risk of cracking or creasing and no need forlong, expensive shipping tubes.
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.
Strong Lighting manufacturers specialized solutions for entertainment markets that require one common thing; high powered lighting for key market segments. Strong Lighting’s presentation at LDI 2017 consisted of a number of their industry recognizable products such as their followspot line of Super Troupers. The Super Trouper II offers high performance in a small package and is an extremely compact, powerful Xenon powered followspot. For years the Super Trouper II was considered Strong’s flagship solution but the market demanded more!
At LDI 2017 Strong launched their new Super Trouper III, 3,000-watt FollowSpot improving on almost all of the best features that made the Super Trouper II so popular. Improved balance, cooling systems, and ballasts will complement this new brighter fixture that will be available later this year from Strong Lighting.
Swisson had three new products being shown at LDI this year.
Newly optimizedfor the North American 120V market their XSD-S3 is a portable, fully RDM enabled single channel sine wave dimmer. The Swisson sine wave dimming technology has many advantages over conventional phase control dimming. As the form of the AC sine wave is always preserved, it does not produce any filament sing or electrical disturbances which could affect audio or video equipment. The output voltage and current are electronically regulated, ensuring a stable and safe output to a wide range of different loads. This also enables the dimmer to compensate fluctuations in the mains supply and detect short circuits, all while operating with a very high efficiency.
The XSD-S3 can be controlled over DMX in an 8-bit or 16-bit mode, by 0-10V analog input, and manually with the encoder knob on the device. DMX and device-specific settings, such as dimmer curves or output response time, can be changed over RDM as well as directly on the dimmer, thanks to its bright OLED display. The extensive but intuitive user interface can also display detailed sensor information and offers simplified troubleshooting by issuing notifications in case something goes wrong.
XES-8G is Swisson's brand-new 8-port 1000 MBit Ethernet switch with a redundant power supply. Its ease of use makes it a perfect fit for smaller and midrange productions with demanding requirements.
As a layer 2 switch, the XES-8G is generally unaware of the application and therefore it works well with any protocol that operates on top of TCP/IP and with many Ethernet1) based protocols. However, special precautions have been taken to ensure that the XES-8G works perfectly with Art-Net, sACN and Dante. The Art-Net specification, for example, expects the controller to only send data every few seconds or when an update is available. A typical switch might put itself into sleep mode when no traffic is observed, not so the XES-8G; it stays ready to forward data anytime without a delay.
With the XND-8, Swisson extends the XND product line with a rack-mountable, 8-port Ethernet to DMX converter. Like the XND-4 nodes, the 8-port nodes support sACN (draft and release version) and Art-Net. RDM is supported for Art-Net outputs. Each port can be individually configured to output an arbitrary sACN or Art-Net universe.
The XND-8 Ethernet to DMX converters are, like the XND-4 nodes, easy to configure via the graphic OLED display and offer the possibility to protect your device with a password, in order to prevent unauthorized tampering with the device's settings. This and some more improvements are also coming with the new firmware release for the XND-4 as well as for the XPD-28.
Tempest has been making weather-proof enclosures for fixtures that do not have an IP rating for years.
At LDI Tempest had their new G4 line of data projector enclosures. Designed for projectors of most any size up toand including their G4 Typhoon stackable enclosures, if you need to have a projector outside and protected from the elements, Tempest are the people to talk to.
Tempest also now has their AC Assist coolers supplement outside air with cooled, dehumidified air, guaranteeing safe operation in the very hottest locations. Download the AC Assist Calculator from their website. This handy Excel file that will help you decide when AC Assist may be needed.
Times Square's new CELESTE down light from this American-based company should be on your radar if you are looking to upgrade your house lights to LED. The CELESTE is a fully customizable high-output pendant downlight. Designed for theatres, churches, and arenas, it features a wide range of dimming capabilities ranging from mains dimming to DMX/RDM. The stylish extruded aluminum housing is lightweight and extremely durable. The interchangeable reflectors allow for a wide variety of angles. The single, powerful LED array allows for dramatic lighting effects that are unobtainable with many of the multiple-array high output fixtures on the market. At 81.5 watts this pendant fixture is an energy-efficient solution to general lighting needs.
When asked where TMB makes an impact most on the professional lighting industry, most people would say that cables and networking were TMB’s bread and butter. But with their new FLARE fixture series, things are certainly turning a few heads. From the new Rayzr to the tried and true Q+, TMB’s approach to bright and colorful led fixtures is worth noting. With the FLARE series, options are plentiful.
Do you want outdoor use? The FLARE IP. Linear performance? The FLARE LR and Rayzr. Wireless? The FLARE Jr.
Are you looking for marquee lighting or festoon lights for your next outdoor event? Take a look at the IMS and Firefly Fairy lights.
On the control side, the line of TMB ProPlex data distributiondevices are now available inDIN Rail mount. Opto splitters,Ethernet-DMX Converters, and RGB Drivers. Many are also available with RDM also.
Tomcat had on a display a prototype model of their new Nemesis pre-rig truss. Simply rig your moving light to their aluminum bar, slide it into the open end of the truss and lock it into place with any of the 4” on center holes for consistent, even spacing. Thomas offers dollies that insert into both ends of the truss for transport, as well as shop stands to keep the ends open for fixture loading without worry of the truss sliding away during pre-rig.
As you would expect, Tomcat also displayed their numerous truss solutions, everything we’ve come to expect from them over the years – collapsible box truss, bolt end, spigoted, swing truss – all the good standbys.
Ultratec created a couple of new accessories to complement their current line of foggers, hazers, snow, and bubble machines. The first unit of note is called a “swivel bracket” which gives the end user the ability to mount most of their Ultratec machines (weighing roughly 100lbs or less) in the air and oscillate the machine back and forth. Fully DMX controlled, the units speed and direction can be controlled. They have roughly 90degs of motion, so know you can spread your atmospheric effects more evenly across the stage.
In addition, the swivel bracket, Utratec now also make a variable speed/directional fan that also allows you to push your atmospheric effects further on stage. With both of these accessories you now have a lot more control of your effects!
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.
Wenger / J.R. Clancy, the rigging juggernaut who announced their merger in 2016, continues to promote their broad product line and depth of expertise. For LDI 2017 they were on stand, in force, to promote their new offerings, upcoming for 2018
Virtuoso Acoustical Shell (with or without Transcend Active Acoustics)
Virtuosois an acoustic shell that creates a virtual experience with an active system of microphones, speakers and digital signal processors instead of relying on the mass of a composite wooden structure. Essentially this system acts as a feedback monitor for all the musicians onstage, providing a uniform acoustical experience which
Virtuoso can either stand alone to improve the sound on stage or be paired withTranscend Active Acoustic Systemto create a full-venue solution for optimal acoustics, from the stage all the way through back of the house. Transcend’s active acoustics algorithm results in a system requiring fewer microphones and speakers to provide a more reliable and stable system. This allows for streamlined, lower-cost installations than other systems on the market, and the best possible acoustic experience for any seat in the house
For facilities with limited storage, a ceiling/rigging system without structural capacity for a heavy wooden structure, or a lack of resources to set up and remove a shell on stage, Virtuoso provides a unique previously unattainable solution
TheMaestro Acoustical Shelldelivers impressive full-stage acoustics while creating live entertainment environments for performances at an affordable price. Maestro is packed with features, conveniences and performance aesthetics.
Maestro has been redesigned with construction and design improvements, providing a cost-effective solution for any performance space requiring an acoustical enhancement. It features mobile towers and rows of ceiling panels that form a full stage acoustic enclosure when placed together on stage. A separate wheeled mover easily lifts and moves the towers.
It can be easily configured to accommodate groups of varying sizes. Maestro’s counterweighted wall towers ensure stability and safety. And the design saves space since the individual towers nest together when not in use.
The Maestro line comes in a variety of configurations, offering an economical solution in comparison to Wenger’s top of the line, highly customizableDivaFull-Stage Acoustical Shell.
The new design of Wildfire's UltraBlade was introduced with new LED tubes. The new model is more of an open concept to allow for more output on the lamps. The new led lamps can be used in the old Ultrablade fixtures by removing the ballast and replacing the sockets. Both the lamps and the Ultrablade are available in 2’ and 4’ option, as well as a single bank or two bank option. The new two bank option is equivalent to the old four bank style. There is no DMX control on these fixtures.