This year Lycian had a range of options available to see up close and personal. They brought some of the long-standing favorites including the ClubSpot 7.5, Zot LED, Zot 1.5, SuperStar 1.5, 1290 2K Xenon, and the 1295 ELT with the 4K lamp. In addition to the long-standing favorites they also had 2 brand new options that will soon be available on display: the SuperStar LED and the SuperStar 17C. The SuperStar LED is a 600w LED follow spot with the options that our industry needs. It offers a 7-15-degree beam angle, an internal electronic flicker-free power supply, trombone for variable focal optics, ultra-smooth mechanical dimmer, fine focus to soften and harden the edge, an internal 6-color boomerang, and a quiet cooling fan. The SuperStar LED offers brilliance and a clean beam all while running comfortably cool. The SuperStar 17C, like the others in the SuperStar line, offers optics with a well thought out design and intelligently clustered controls making the follow spot operators show control more streamlined. Optically, the 17C offers a faceted dichroic glass reflector, single lever variable focal optics, rapid focus mechanism, dichroic and frost rings, and the Lycian produced nichrome iris. Other features include an ergonomic control cluster with iris and fader and an internal 6 color, self-canceling boomerang for optimal balance. This fixture is supplied with the folding 3 leg base with locking casters and integrated leveling jacks. The easy access to the followspot interior is also worthy of note making the maintenance much less of a headache. And as always, both of the newest followspot options from Lycian, like the rest of their fixtures, are “Made in New York, by New Yorkers, with a couple of guys from New Jersey and Pennsylvania.” http://www.lycian.com/
CATEGORY: LDI 2018
LynTec was showing their new line of Xtend Power Control (XPC) remote relay modules and standalone controller. LynTec’s new XPC remote relay modules extend beyond the traditional reach of the company’s relay panels and motorized circuit breakers. Enclosed in a metal cube, they can be placed anywhere imaginable: in the rack, on rigging, behind line arrays, or anywhere equipment is located. Each module contains an electrical connection, a power plug, and an Ethernet port. Integration is simple and straightforward: Connect the module to a power source and the network, and then plug in the equipment that needs power control. Using LynTec’s IP-based GUI, users can set up and customize the control and sequencing for each device. The family includes:
- XRM 20 Relay Module: a standalone 20-amp cube enclosure with two independent relays to control the two onboard duplex plugs.
- XRM 30 Relay Module: a standalone 30-amp cube enclosure with a single relay switch that controls a single 30A L5-30 receptacle.
- XRS 20 Rack Sequencer: a 1RU rack-mounted enclosure powered from a 20-amp circuit to provide control to three duplex receptacles, each of which has its own relay switch for onboard sequencing.
- XRS 80 Rack Sequencer: a hardwired vertical rack-mounted strip that can manage up to four 20-amp circuits that power four corresponding duplexes, each with its own relay switch to provide onboard control.
MA Lighting had on display the new grandMA3 systems, capable of outputting up to 250,000 parameters. There are three sizes of processing units to expand the console parameter count. The full-size and light models feature a huge multi-touch screen surface area. All dedicated encoder and playback information is accessed directly on the letterbox screens allowing the larger screens to be fully-configured to suit user needs. grandMA3 breaks the limitations of Local Area Networks (LAN) with the ability to access Wide Area Networks (WAN). The grandMA3 control software utilizes a flexible new fixture concept, developed to replicate the real-world physical components of the most complex fixtures. Fixture information is now generic and allows simpler sharing of programmed data between fixtures. MA Lighting supports the new GDTF (General Device Type Format) protocol natively, allowing fixture manufactures to ensure their own fixtures are controlled as intended. The grandMA3 consoles feature Dual Encoders, for which feature-mapping is customizable. Long-life motorized playback faders are used also across the entire grandMA3 console range. The faders incorporate a color-changing light pipe on all models except onPC command wing. All playbacks have direct access to button pushes as well as intensity and timing changes via new rotary RGB backlit encoders. The almost-silent buttons feature low travel and have a positive actuation-point. The grandMA3 software features an integrated 3D visualizer for the ability to manipulate and playback basic media content directly from within the console. Dynamic effects are no longer restricted to just two-step modulated parameters. The grandMA3 software has a new effects concept allowing multi-step effect sequences to be nested inside a cue or preset. https://www.malighting.com
Not on the show floor, but in a demo room Martin showed their new Rush MH 10 Beam FX with a 60W RGBW LED with an independent, built-in LED ring of 24 individually-controllable LEDs surrounding the main beam lens. This fixture has tight beam effects using a collimator lens design. The engine is an Osram Ostar LEDs that can create color mixing compatible with MAC Aura, RUSH MH 6, and Rush Par 2 fixtures. Other handy features include:
- continuous pan and tilt (540°p and 270°t)
- Preprogrammed effects
- Electronic shutter
- 0 to 100% dimming,
- virtual color when with 33 color presets
- virtual color wheel rotation effects
- random color.
In the ACT Pavillion, MDG's new Me1g is a glycol-based version of their popular Me1™ fog machine. The Me1g,like the Me1oil-based version, is a single nozzle fogger that can be controlled with DMX/RDM and utilizes the array of MDG’s glycol-based fluids. The Me1g is for use when quick dissipating fog is needed. MDGalso introduced their new range of weatherproof fog and haze generators. 0-100% output can be controlled from your DMX / RDM device or direct local control; via 4-button LCD user interface, 3 standard USITT DMX512 channels, and XLR-5 connectors. The system purges the heating module after the first heating cycle and after every emission of haze preventing residual build-up and clogging. The ATMe WPE is the weatherproof version of the ATMe haze generator. With its weatherproof and dust-resistant enclosure, this IP55-rated WPE version is ideal for outdoor use. It features low noise emission (at 1m/3.3ft): 45.4 dB in standard mode. The theatre mode reduces the fan speed depending on haze output level. At 1.38 bar (20 psi)ATMeuses only 55 ml (1.86 oz) of fluid per hour to give a total running time of 46 hours from its 2.5 L (0.66 US gallon) reservoir. Me1 WPMe1 WPE is the smallest in the family of fog generators, now available in a weatherproof version. With its single nozzle, the maximum fog output is 100 m3(3,531 ft3) per minute. At maximum output (2.76 bar / 40 psi)Me1uses only 1 L (0.26 US gallon) of fluid per hour. Me2 WPE is the more powerful twin of Me1 WPE, housed in the same weatherproof enclosure but with twice the power. With its two nozzles, the maximum fog output is 200 m3(7,063 ft3) per minute. At maximum output (2.76 bar / 40 psi)Me2uses only 2 L (0.53 US gallon) of fluid per hour. http://www.mdgfog.com/
Mega had an assortment of products at the LDI 2018 including some from PR Lighting. Circa Scoop LED, is a new and unique fixture with four elements that can be used in various applications. It has a lightweight housing and it features a variety of components. This product can be used for concerts, houses of worship, theaters, and clubs. It has a 45WW and Amber LED located in the center of the unit which creates a nice and warm sunset effect. The “Reflective Pattern Ring” has an additional 87 WW LEDs, which creates a nice soft-edged effect to any setting. It also has an Inner Ring which has 144 RGB LEDs, 8 segment control and the capability to control the macro speed and dim down different colors enabling it to set a wide mixture of colors. The Outer Ring also has 8 segments and is equipped with an extra 192 RGB LEDs that illuminate a 140º angle. It can produce multiple color combinations and the ability to create authentic looks that can be used as dazzling eye-candy effects. Spotbot LED CYM 300 a new affordable fully loaded it and all-purpose moving head. It has a 300W LED engine that produces a bright and powerful projection. It has a 7-degree to 31-degree zoom range that allows the unit to provide versatile settings. It has an 8 facet rotating prism, 10 fixed and 7 rotating gobos that allow morphing between the focus and zoom. It also offers the CYM color mixing allowing an assortment of color combinations. Perfect multi-tool robust, full-size fixture to have in your lighting gear. It is a multi-purpose lamp that can be used in large or small venues for concerts, clubs, and theater. Washbot LED CYMK 300, has been designed to produce vibrant colors and defined shades of white. It is equipped with a 300W LED engine. The kelvin color wheel allows the user to adjust the color temperatures from 7300K – 3900K. Offering the capability to control various shades of white from bright cool to warm making it perfect for theater applications. It provides 3 CTO filters 47K , 35K, and 33K which allows more control of the white tones. This fixture also offers great color mixing with a smooth CYMK. It has the ability to create great color combinations and unique bicolor capabilities including a tricolor RGB grouping. It has been designed for stages, small and large venues and theater applications. Drama FS-LED 800, a followpsot with a 350-W LED equivalent to an 800W lamp and brighter. It has the capability to be controlled via DMX or fader control on the back of the unit, with a manual focus and zoom from 7 degrees – 13 degrees. It has a color wheel with red, green, yellow, blue, orange and white for spotlight. It also has a CTO wheel with 3200K, 4500K, & 5600K adjustable color temperature. It has built-in iris great for longer throws that allows highlighting small objects on stage. A compact unit for easy transport and it comes with the stand PowerCon type connection. Drama VW2, new to the line with a 97.1 CRI for professional theater market. It has a variable 250W white LED. This allows you to create a cool and warm white projection within one fixture. Color tempartures from 2709K to 6487K. The lenses not included with options available in 19, 26 & 36-degree barrels. Drama Profile Q2, is part of the New Mega-Lite Drama Profiles series. It is a very bright and colorful fixture. This also has three different lens options 19, 26 & 36 degrees. It has a 250W LED, making it an even color fixture. iCandy Q18, a new sleek linear IP65 bar for indoor and outdoor use, it allows you to create different looks for various applications. It has pixel control for effects and creating videos with pixel-mapping. It has a total of 18 RGBW LEDS allowing for customized and creative designs. The mounting hardware options include a single joint, star joint, sliding mount and center mount clamping. PR Lighting: XPar 150 unit, is an IP67 rated par with 150W LED, RGBW color mixing macro. 6 channels standard model and 12channels in extended mode. Polaris, a compact IP67 fixture with 14 channels of DMX, DMX wireless, control, and extended mode of 39 channels, It features 7 x 15W RGBW 4-in 1 SMT Led lamp. It has a color temperature from 3200k – 10000k, and allows the user to control each pixel independently. It has a strobe effect with pre-set buttons for strobe pulse effect, as well as rainbow, wash, beam effects, and spot mode with an assortment of macros. Aqua LED 600 Spot, is an IP65 moving head that can be used for outdoor and indoor applications. It has an LCD display and touch screen for easy control, with a total of 25 channels in short mode, and 31 channels in standard mode and 38 in extended mode. A 600W White LED, replaceable animation wheel, bi-directionally rotatable at variable speed. Modular structure for easy maintenance, Wireless DMX control, RDM, and Ethernet protocol. XLED 3007, small moving head equipped with 7-20-Watt RGBW LEDS. It offers a punchy beam, the beam angles are adjustable from 7 to 42 degrees, which transform from a beam to a wash, individual pixel control, RGBW linear color mixing with macros, DMX linear zooming, wireless DMX, individual pixel control for creative effects, and endless pan and tilt. Phantom 440, a new moving fixture offering a beam, wash and spot Hybrid effects. Equipped with a 440W HRI, Osram lamp, a fixed gobo wheel with 18 fixed gobos and one rotating gobo wheel with 7 rotating gobos, its own CTO channel, linear CMY color mixing with macros and frost filter, prism wheel with an 8 facet prims and 5 facet array that can create a variety of beam effects ideally for production applications. Mega Systems also distributes their Mega View Mosaic LED video panel systems along with the complete line of RGB Link video processing tools. megasystemsinc.com
This year at LDI, OSRAM presented three new SharXS lamps which OSRAM is calling Brilliant, after its High CRI Lok-it! Power Series lamps of the same name. Like the Lok-it! lamps, the SharXS Brilliant have a super-high color rendering index of 92-94, making them some of the best SharXS lamps ever for television and live performances with accurate skin tones and vivid, true colors are required. The new SharXS Brilliant lamps are available in wattages of 1000W, 1200W, and 1500W. https://www.osram.com/els/
Acquity's Pathway Connectivity has expanded the Vignette architectural controller series. They've added a three-slider station to their modular options, and it has the same functionality, fits into a single gang box. They offer the Vignette Clock for time based functions and Astrologic adjustments for sun up sunset – DIN Rail Mount – POE powered or external 24-48VDC – Configure with Pathscape. Their VIA 16 is a larger version of their VIA-5 that has been on the market. It is a 16 port manageable switch Mounts on DIN Rail. It requires external DC voltage [20-50VDC] and provides 12 POE ports and 4 non-POE ports [10/100Mbit] 15W per port plus 2 sled slots for SFP Fiber modules [1000base LX or 1000Base SW].Settable properties include Switch Name, Port Name, IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, VLAN configuration, Link speed, POE allocation, DHCP pool, IGMP filtering. Keep an eye out for a VIA-8 in 2019 if you have smaller installations as we're told that's in the pipeline. https://www.pathwayconnect.com/
Color Kinetics hasrevamped the Reach product line to the ReachElite exterior long throw LED luminaire, available in three models the 100, 200 and 300 with a native beam angle of 2.6°, enabling the fixture to throw concentrated light with a high punch to distances up to 1,000 ft. Also new this year is the redesign of the FlexElite, all the major elements from the form factor to the internal electronics. Sections click together and the modular design lets you create the exact configuration of the nodes to the exact needs of your project.
Now consolidated into one unit Strand and VariLite were showing as one company. New for Strand Lighting, the C21 processor revamp with better electronics, a new onboard RJ45 connector, no longer requiring a separate plugin location, USB data slot, updated menu and encoder wheel access to the processor menu. Also for Strand the SPX LED, warm white LED profile spotlight launched. Designed to replace your conventional tungsten fixtures, this SPX is dimmable either via DMX, or your standard forward phase dimmer. It provides a smooth step-less fade right down to zero. The output is similar to a standard 575-watt lamp. VariLite was showing the new VL10 BeamWash fixture, the first lighting fixture to use the Philips 25R platinum 550W lamp. The VL 10 BeamWash can produce 28,000 lumens of output and ranges from a 2.2 to 48-degree zoom. With Dual overlaying prisms, an eight-slot rotating gobo wheel, an aperture wheel featuring 12 designs, along with the new VL*FX glass animation wheel make this a powerful addition to your lighting arsenal. http://www.lighting.philips.com/main/products/entertainment-lighting