Doughty continues to expand the compatibility of their Space Saver Omega clamp. This unique folding option can be used with Chauvet, Clay Paky, Elation, Martin and Robe products. Made of high tensile strength aluminum, these brackets allow for many styles of clamps to remain attached to the fixture within its case. Also of note was Doughty’s Modular Rigging System. Using sets of drop arms, t- bars and stirrup hangars, anyone can quickly assemble a custom lighting tree or lighting ladder within minutes. With the large line of Doughty clamp solutions, this system can easily be hung from a truss, permanently installed, or fashioned into a floor standing assembly. http://www.doughty-usa.com
CATEGORY: LDI 2018
Elation also had a couple of very powerful IP rated fixtures as well as a couple of console surprises. First up, the PIXEL Bar LED IP, which comes in three varieties—30 IP (.5 meters), 60 IP (1 meter), and 120 IP (2 meters) with a rating of 65. Each fixture has the noted number of LEDs, a 120-degree beam angle, and an outstanding refresh rate of 44,000Hz for flicker-free operation. Each fixture can be connected together with the built-in magnetic end caps and have an adjustable mounting bracket, square and round frost attachments and a safety cable loop. These fixtures are able to communicate over Kling-Net, ArtNet, and sACN. The units receive power and data through rated IP 4pin cables and can be purchased in varying lengths between 2 and 50 meters. Control for these bars is through the Pixel Driver 4000, which allows for simple onboard control and full pixel mapping. The Pixel Driver has 4 outputs and also allows for multiple control units to be linked together through RJ45. The unit allows for a maximum of 4,080-pixel mapping through Kling-Net or 680 max through Art-Net and sACN. The Artiste Van Gogh is a 16,000 lumen 380W LED wash fixture with a 16bit CMY color mixing plus CTO and a dedicated UV filter. Unlike most wash fixtures, this fixture includes a 4 blade internal barn door and an optional Fresnel lens which increases the zoom range from 7-55 degrees to 11-66 degrees. The Artiste Monet is at the top of the class with a 950w 6,000K LED engine, emitting a powerful 45,000 lumens. This fixture contains not only CMY, and CTO, but also has RGB flags for even more intense color mixing. One of the more interesting features is the High CRI Filter that boosts the CRI from 70 to 82. Some of the Monet’s other features include 360-degree framing shutters, 7 rotating and 7 fixed glass gobos, animation wheel, 4 facet and linear prisms (rotating), Light and heavy frost, motorized iris, and zoom from 6 to 50 degrees. Another exciting new fixture from Elation is the Rayzor 760 wash effects unit. This fixture features the new patent-pending technology called TwinkLED—28 white LEDs placed in the lens of the fixture to allow for visual eye candy. The Rayzor has 7 60W LEDs for 8,000 lumens of output and a zoom range of 5 to 77 degrees. This RGBW fixture also has CT presets from 2700k to 8000k, with 16bit dimming. Finally, the Smarty Hybrid boasts all the qualities of a moving light—wash, spot, and beam. With a lumen output of 11,000, this fixture takes it to the next level. The lamp for this fixture is a Philips MSD Platinum 200 Flex lamp with “FLEX” technology—a technology designed to use a discharge lamp and ballast package to “produce high output and compact performance”. In its various beam, spot, and wash modes it has a 1 to 18-degree zoom, a 3 to 27-degree zoom and a 5 to 33-degree zoom. Also included in this fixture is CMY color mixing, CTO, CTB, UV, and 13 dichroic colors including a quad-color filter. There are 8 fully rotating and interchangeable glass and 12 static gobos, as well as a 16 facet and 5 facet linear rotating prisms. Last but not least, this fixture also contains Elation’s own E-Fly internal WIFI transmitter for wireless capabilities. Recently purchased by Elation was the Martin M series consoles. These consoles have been rebranded under the name Obsidian. While some of the consoles still exist under the old name, there were two consoles that were presented under the new name: Onyx NX2 and Onyx NX Wing. The Onyx NX2 console contains a full HD touchscreen, 8 encoders, full keypad and command buttons, with 4 assignable buttons, a single grandmaster and 10 full playbacks. This Windows 10 based system also contains 64 universes out of the box—without any external hardware needed. Other specifications include 2X External 4k touch displays, 4 DMX ports, MIDI, and 5 USB ports (1 @ 2.0). The Onyx NX2 Wing is the control surface for the ONYX platform. This allows you to run ONYX on any PC platform and control your rig over USB connection. This wing includes a fully unlocked license of 128 universes. Key features of this item are: 4 DMX ports, MIDI, 10 playbacks, 4 encoders, and keypad.
elektraLite exhibited this year at LDI with updated versions of theirStingray Profile 4‐color with a newly designed 250 watt COB LED. The ellipsoidal provides the same clean, rich, beautiful light audiences have grown accustomed to, making the Stingray Profile 4‐colorideal for any show or event. The built‐in accessory clip and included color frame allow for diffusion and color media to be used. Features include:
- single COB 250 watt LED giving rich, vibrant RGBW light with no hot spot.
- 100% no step dimming and no pop or bump at beginning or end of dimming curve.
- 19-degree lens installed. Available 26, 36 and 50 lens tubes with no chromatic aberration. Also fits existing lens tubes from other manufacturers.
- double slot gel frame holder with safety clip for accessories and supplied gel frame
- exclusive “cool to touch” housing features rotating barrel assembly, rear handle, pattern holder slot, and four shutter blades for perfect in‐focus beam cuts.
- easy to use display menus for DMX or static control
- on/off switch and Powercon in and out connectors, 5‐pin XLR connectors in and out
ENTTEC’s Pixel Octo is an 8-Universe DIN pixel controller, which allows you to drive up to 1,360 pixels without compromising the refresh rate. The Pixel Octo allows you to create and edit presets via virtual faders, has a web interface, and is DIN-rail mountable. It also features an accessible reset button, ArtNet, sACN, KiNet, and ESP protocols, and Direct and Preset modes. It uses a single power supply and takes variable input from 5V-60V. The PT1-13 DOT is a direct-view RGBW light for high-output day and night visibility in both indoor and outdoor conditions. Rated IP66, it’s built for harsh conditions and offers a multitude of mounting options. It goes up to 20W / 1200 lumens and features a Black PCB with three diffuser options. Available in 16-bit or 8-bit smart LED dimming and comes with a 3-year warranty. The S-Play is ENTTEC’s next generation Smart Player that combines all your show needs into one product. It allows the user to create, set, and record shows using a user-friendly web interface is easily rack mountable and features an onboard LCD menu and SD card reader. It has 2 universes of DMX output, and supports ArtNet, sACN, and DMX Data In and Out, as well as PoE. https://www.enttec.com
The Relevé Spot from ETC brings the color quality, control, and consistency of the ETC LED product lines to the automated lighting world. Relevé builds on the legendary color control of ETC’s LED products and provides a reliable, full-featured automated fixture of the highest quality. If you have an under-utilized space that is crying out to be turned into something amazing, ETC has a product to help you do just that. Prodigy FlyPipe is a compact, budget-friendly, zero fleet, self-climbing hoist that requires minimal structural support. This means you can add lighting, sound systems, projection, and other theatrical elements to spaces previously overlooked. Combine this with ColorSource raceway and you have a complete and diverse package. https://www.etcconnect.com
Fiilex displayed it’s Q8 Travel, a 340W tunable LED Fresnel. It’s precisely designed 8” Fresnel lens produces a smooth light field at all beam angles (12-60°). The Q8 Travel includes three other key features that address the needs of many film and video productions. First, the tunable CCT and hue enable the Q8’s output to blend seamlessly with existing lighting. Second, the robust construction ensures that the Q8 can withstand rough transportation and rigging conditions. Third, the intuitive LCD display and manual control knobs allow filmmakers to make quick adjustments on set. With 48V DC battery compatibility and a weight of only 16 pounds, the Fiilex Q8 Travel is a great LED lighting fixture for on-location use. FEATURES: - 340W power draw - Unmatched focus/flood range of 12-60° - Smooth dimming down to 0% - Flicker-free at any frame rate - IP-24 Rating (water-resistant) - Tunable CCT (2800-6500K) - Hue control (±0.25 green/magenta) - High CRI at any color temperature, 97 typical. - Broadband full-spectrum LED source - Designed in the USA. Assembled in USA/Taiwan Filex also displayed The Matrix II RGBW. This fixture brings full-color control to Fiilex's Matrix line of soft-source LED punch lights. The Dense Matrix LEDs in the Matrix II RGBW boast multi-wavelength color groups. The Matrix II RGBW fixture draws 340W of power and produces an output greater than a 1K tungsten soft light. This output is generated by the four Dense Matrix LED clusters that are set into a custom-designed reflecting chamber and enclosed by a layer of diffusion. With its four LED sources, the Matrix II supports additional optics and accessories that can easily reshape the fixture’s illumination. The fixture is compatible with light banks from Chimera as well as DoP Choice when using the speed ring accessory. It can also be used as a front-focused light with the optional Quad-Fresnel, which increases beam intensity by 3x. The Matrix II is also available in an alternate Tunable White model. The Matrix II Tunable White and the RGBW both have an improved mechanical design, smoother dimming down to 0%, magenta/green hue adjustment, and tunable CCT (2800-6500K and 2800-10000K respectively). The housing of each Matrix II RGBW fixture is constructed of high-grade aluminum along with ruggedized rubber at the impact points making them extremely hard-wearing and shock-resistant. FEATURES: - Full RGBW control - Custom multi-wavelength LED groups deliver rich, bright color - Smooth dimming down to 0% without flicker - RDM/DMX512 - 5V/1A USB powers wireless DMX - IP-24 weather resistant - XLR power input compatible with 48V battery power - Unique Fresnel accessory for increased punch - Future-proof: the ability to upgrade firmware in the field - Compatible with industry-standard softboxes and octabanks via speed ring accessory - Extreme durability with high-grade aluminum housing and a ruggedized exterior https://www.fiilex.com/
- Storm Z – Micro Spot Light / Floor Light
- Storm DMX DW – Dynamic White Spotlight / Floor Light
- Storm DMX RGBW – RGBW Spot/ Flood Light
- Storm Form – Profile Spotlight
GLP returned to LDI this year to continue showing off their impressive X4 fixture family. Debuting this year are several new products. In the Moving Light family, the Impression E350 and S350 are supercharged with a white LED engine and baseless design. Both fixtures are extremely quiet, and the S350 features a 90+ CRI and framing shutter system. New to the GLP line at LDI this year are the KNV LED system. The KNV Cube and KNV Arc both feature a 5x5 grid of LED pixels. The KNV family is a multi-use Strobe/Audience Blinder and Pixel fixture. Both fixtures fit together seamlessly and modularly, and both fixtures have a 5x5 LED grid so continuity of light is guaranteed. Also featured was the Cosmic truss Helix style truss-featuring a double helix design, the helix isn’t just decorative-it can be used for both structural and aesthetic purposes. https://germanlightproducts.com
Hippotizer 4.4 has a new release with new features; these include Crossfade on layer and VideoMapper on layer, making show programming faster and easier. Other new features released include; Key on layer, frame-based work flow, 2nd effects Engine on the mix, Stream Deck support, UV editor in SHAPE and visibility controller in SHAPE. www.green-hippo.com
Harrington Hoists has been manufacturing lifting equipment since the 1800’s. In recent years they have moved into the entertainment market with their TNER Series of theatrical chain hoists. These fixed-speed hoists are available in ½-ton, 1-ton, and 2-ton capacities in industry standard configurations for speed, connectors, and controls. They also meet the BGV-D8 standard. Hoists can be run motor-up or motor-down. Harrington also offers a variety of manual hoisting devices along with beam clamps and chain for overhead lifting (and yes, it’s available in black). https://www.harringtonhoists.com