Litepanels gave us a sneak peak of what they’ll be releasing at NAB this year; these products included the Inca & Sola 12 LED fresnel, 1x1 kits with a Pelican hard case, & the bigger and brighter Hilio daylight panel.
The Sola 12 completes the product family which includes the Sola ENG (3”), Sola 4 (4”) and Sola 6 (6”) with true 12” Fresnel lens.
Litepanels has changed the construction of the 1x1 panel series by removing the plastic cover from the front and built the LEDs flush within the fixture. The goal was to take care of any heat issues and to make the fixtures more durable.
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With mid-sized schools, houses of worship, and other venues in mind, Lycian developed the ZOT series of spot lights. Designed off the same chassis, the Zot series offers multiple lamping options (Zot 5, 7, 12 and 12 HP) for brightness and quality at a competitive cost-effective price.
Keeping the typical end-user of these facilities in mind, the controls for these fixtures are very easy to use and manipulate in order to get a quality of light and control that has, traditionally, been outside of an affordable range.
Lyntec introduced their new Mobile Distro Panels – Remote Power Control Mobile, RCPM for short. This advanced power control distro utilizes state of the art Motorized Breakers from Square-D. You can populate your distro with any combination of 15A, 20A, & 30A breakers in single pole, two pole, and three pole varieties. The rack itself accepts DMX and sACN control protocol. The on-board display reports both Amps per phase, and Voltage per phase. With a 400A main circuit breaker this rack can support moving lights, LED displays, automation, audio equipment. All of Lyntec’s equipment is provided with their own relay control processor and web based software. This software allows for point & click configuration of monitoring and control zones.
Martin heavily promoted their Rush line that has been expanded this year with plans to expand even further by adding 2-4 products quarterly.
The MH1 Profile LED profile features a 180 watt LED engine out putting 3600 lumen, 2- 7 color, color wheels including 1 U.V. and 2 CTO filters. It also has 2 gobos wheels, the static wheel is 8 plus open and the rotating, is 7 plus open. Packed inside this fixture is also a 3 facet prism that is indexing and rotation with a variable speed, and iris and electronic dimming 0-100% with 4 dimming curve options. Control of this using 17 DMX channels or Stand alone using music triggers or 4 pre-programmed sequences.
Martin is still in the biz of making large lights though, the Mac Quantum is Martin’s biggest new light of the year. With 50 15watt RGBW LED’s it deliver 15400 lumens with an 11-59 degree zoom. There are 3 rings of LEDs and a center cluster. Each ring and then the center cluster are controlled separately. You can also pixel map the cells making dynamic images that can spin by spinning the Aura style lens on the front of the fixture. The lens can also glow independently of the light using 100 smaller emitters that circle the lens. You find this feature on the Aura as well.
Jem- Ready 365 Haze machine. This machine is new to Martin Jem this year. It has a 3.5 liter capacity on board fluid bottle. It does require CO2 but Martin suggests you buy the regulator from them as it is a special 30psi regulator. Running at high you can fill a stadium in 20mins is what I was told. You will also run that 3.5liters of fluid through in 70hrs or at low in 200 hours. One more feature is that it has an onboard Lithium battery, so that when the machine is shut off it run through a cleaning cycle.
Morpheus Lights’ booth was buzzing with excitement this year. The Magic Panel was programmed to display its full capabilities. The Magic Panel utilizes (36) 15W RGBW LED’s in an 1’ array. Each LED is individually controllable via DMX, Art-Net, or Kling-Net to create dynamic video effects. When combined with the lightning fast movement of the continuous Pan & Tilt head the results are visually interesting, especially in aninstallationof multiple fixtures. The unit won the LDI award for projection because the Magic Panel "blurs the line between lighting and projection in what the judges feel is the future of combined light/fx/projection technology."
The OSRAM KREIOS FL and FLx (Flood Light) LED fixtures are work lights designed for theatres and other large venues. Delivering higher luminous intensity than traditional 300W halogen fixtures, the KREIOS FL allows superior illumination of the stage during set work and rehearsals. The KREIOS FLx delivers 60% more lumens and includes dimming capability. The color temperature and CRI have been selected to ensure accurate color rendering. With OSRAM LED product technology and CE/UL certifications, the end user receives many years of reliable, low-cost performance.
OSRAM introduces the KREIOS SL LED set light fixture for studio, theatre and wash light applications. Delivering luminous intensity equal to traditional 250W halogen fixtures, the KREIOS SL offers superior illumination and substantial cost savings. The color temperature and CRI have been selected to ensure accurate color rendering. OSRAM LED product technology and CE/ETL certifications mean many years of reliable, low-cost performance.
The OSRAM KREIOS G1 is an LED gobo image projector designed for a wide range of spot lighting applications that require especially bright images. The high-powered LED light source and dedicated optical system delivers a crystal clear outline of the gobo with a homogeneous distribution of light across the entire image. KREIOS G1 is perfect for projecting messages, brand names and logos.
The OSRAM KREIOS OneSheet LED panel is a high performing poster frame that has uniform light distribution and a thin low profile frame. This system is designed for high impact visual performance, long life, and energy savings. The KREIOS OneSheet panel is a smart upgrade to traditional light boxes. Because of its ultra thin design, movie and theatre posters and messaging can now be placed in new locations to increase awareness.
The KREIOS OneSheet allows for quick and easy content changes with durable snap frame integration. Posters will look vivid and clear with the enhanced light guide technology that distributes the LED lighting evenly across the sign face.
Pathway Connectivity is one of the leading data communications company in the entertainment lighting industry. They design, manufacture and support an innovative family of products that enables the operation of sophisticated stage and architectural lighting systems. Whether you need data receptacles, opto-splitters, or networking gear Pathway has a proven track record.
A couple of useful items were revealed at the show that should be shipping early Q1 in 2014. Pathport eDIN 1012 2-Port node is a compact gateway for encoding, routing and decoding DMX512 data over a standard Ethernet network. In addition to DMX, the Pathport eDIN 2-Port supports RDM discovery and configuration data transport. DIN-rail mountable for fast installation in existing cabinets, or also available as part of a complete ETL-listed assembly. It is also available in a 4 port version with the part number 1014.
Recently they got into the controller game with their Cognito console. Cognito solves the complex task of programming shows for systems that include incandescent dimmers, moving lights and color changing LED fixtures. Cognito is network-ready and features a streamlined user interface to guide you through the process of selecting lights, adjusting their attributes, and recording reference libraries, memories and cues. Once programmed, the show is played back manually or with sequenced playlists. The recent Nov 5, '13 release bundled several important updates including improved effects, Wall Station mode, Cue Actions, sliders always play Memories, and much, much more. Bob Bell does a great YouTube series on using the desk that is worth watching. To the right is his recent post on "busking" or using the desk for on the fly playback.
Philips Entertainment Group which comprises of Strand, Selecon, Showline, and Vari-lite announced that have officially combined all four product lines under one roof, giving end-users a one manufacturer solution for a wide range of products from console to Fixtures. By merging together everything from customer service to technical support should be made a whole lot simpler!
Recently they made an effort to lower pricing on their PL 1 series LED fixtures so that LEDs became more affordable for those who were looking to purchase LEDs, but were concerned due to price. This even includes their PLCYC 1 unit which is one of their most popular fixtures!
Some new products to talk about on the Showline series; they have come out this year with a LED bar fixture that varies between 2’ (SL Bar 620), 4’ (SL Bar 640), or 6’ (SL Bar 660). These fixtures can be controlled by each pair of LEDs down the line making the immensely controllable for a wide arrange of effects. In addition to the bars they also released a Par fixture that is punchy, but also give you the ability to focus it without using external lenses. The Showline series is designed for the rugged AV Rental Market, but many other areas are enjoying the lights because of their ease of use, high quality, and affordability.
If you are looking for a small affordable moving light, conventional, and moving light console check out the new 250ML. It allows you to control up to 250 dimmers and 30 automated fixtures all on one console. The user interface is easy to learn and having actual knobs to control moving lights is a big plus.
For moving lights, the Vari-Lite Line offers a wide selection of models which were on full display for attendees. While still making their tried and true models such as the 1000, 2000, and 3000 series; Vari-Lite, is offering their next generation fixtures incorporating LED technology. This includes the VLX-3 Fixture and their VLX Wash Fixtures.
On the studio front, after successfully launching their Studio panel LED fixture that has become very popular due to natively having lots of features and a great starting price point. They have released a whole bunch of additional accessories for the panel fixture including, an accessory holder, barn doors, and other handy tools.
Prism Projection had the RevEAL Studio a Fresnel with high lumen output, tunable CCT from 2800-8000K, and beam quality guaranteed by TrueSource™ color management technology. The unit provides 7600 lumens, local, DMX, and ethernet control options including color, intensity and spot/flood (20-70°). In addition, with the MicroLouver beam shaping accessory, the beam can be controlled to cut light analogous to barn doors for conventional lighting fixtures.
They also showed the Profile Junior a tunable white, true high-CRI, LED profile spot with high lumen output. The Profile Junior's size and weight are similar to conventional tungsten source ellipsoidals. The new 10,000-lumen fixture features a variable CCT range of 2800K to 6500K. It has adjustable focus from hard to soft edge and accommodates all standard ETC SOURCE FOUR® lens barrels. It also offers four shutters on a tri-plane; a B-Sized GOBO; DMX, Artnet and local control; and universal AC input from 85-265 VAC.
Finally Prism showed the PowerNET which allows for DMX control over the existing power grid. Thus the system eliminates the need for the DMX infrastructure. The system can handle 1000s of lighting units by taking ArtNet or DMX out of a console into the PowerNet unit. PowerNet then directly controls the Prism fixtures plugged into the spaces power grid.
Robe's been busy this year releasing a wide array of new products.
For moving lights they have released the Robin Cyclone, an LED Moving light fixture with a built in fan in the center designed to blow haze or fog thru the unit giving you some spectacular atmospheric effects. The Robin MMX Blade combines a new higher quality lamp with output comparable with most other 1200W fixtures and a framing shutter system. Also included is a color wheel and an impressive effects wheel. This fixture gives you punch, shutter capabilities, and great effects in one package.
While technically a moving light, the new Mini Me fixture is a small digital projector on a moving light chassis. This gives you the ability to pan and tilt video content that can either be streamed live or downloaded to the unit. You can zoom the image down to the size of a postage stamp or out to a couple of feet. This light would make a great fixture for Restaurant/Bar applications or even small corporate events!
For static fixtures, coming soon is the Robin Parfect 100 which is a new LED par fixture. It has both CMY & RGBW color control, Tungsten Emulation, and a really punchy 7 degree beam. Optional accessories are a 25 & 40 degree filter and a wireless DMX module.