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“ Show report from our team at the LDI 2012 Show held October 19-21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. ”

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Martin Lighting

Every year the Martin booth is packed and this year was no different. Martin had several new products being shown this year.

New in the fixture world is the Viper Profile. By using the new Osram HTI Lok-it lamp, this 1000w fixture has better output than it’s 1200w siblings. This more efficient unit is also a bit more compact than the Mac 2k but still beefy at 82lbs.

In the console area, Martin has come out with a sweet little console called the M2Go. This console is the size of most PC wings but is a full fledged console. It amazingly has 4 DMX outputs on the console which is unusual on a console this small. 4 Universes of DMX are standard but there is room for expansion up to 8 universes if needed. The console includes a 3.5” touch screen for programming plus 4 encoders and customizable function keys.

For those who like the PC with separate wing option, the M2PC is essential the same product with out the processor and only 2 DMX outputs/universes. 2 additional universes can be added as an option.

In the Jem line, Martin has introduced a new hazer called the Compact Hazer Pro. Judging smoke and haze machines in a large trade show hall is always difficult but since I had a sneak preview of the machine before LDI, I can tell you this small sized hazer really kicks. Using their water based fluid; you can easily fill a room in no time. The light weight and compact nature allows this machine to be attractive to many different venues and clients. A shutdown button helps prolong the life of the machine by running a short cleaning cycle.


MDG has added theFAN™ to their product offerings. 100W power consumption, with controlled velocity via DMX or RDM, the fan can be used anywhere due to the universal switching power supply. It is a 3-blade fan with verily speed. Only weighs 15 pounds. 1 standard USITT DMX512 channel, 2 XLR-5 connectors, 1 input, 1 output. Stand alone set speed or DMX value.


Morpheus has become the exclusive U.S. distributor of the AYRTON LED line. They Ayrton line of LED’s has a wide range from the real power of the WildSun 500 family of fixtures to the Versapix Club fixtures, with more in development.

The WildSun 500C Moving-Head fixtures features 31 13watt led modules with 45mm High output optic , 4000k white, and noiseless advanced ventilation cooling system allows for 10,000 lumen output using 450 watt power consumption. The fixture is RGBW creating no color shadows. Local DMX addressing and optional parameters are accessed through a build in LCD panel, it also has built in pattern effects with speed and fade controls. There is also an information screen giving you an hour counter, temperature and software version.

The WildSun 500 family includes the WildSun 500S which uses 31 15watt LED’s and is cooled using three heat sinks equipped with heat-transfer fluids. The RGBW colors are not using primary colors but rather color chosen by designers to achieve more saturated hues, and a 6700k white. This fixture has an overall output o 11,000 lumens while consuming just 500watts.

The WildSun500KD is a moving head fixture variable white from 3000k-7000k. It is equipped with a linear zoom of 11degree to 45 degrees. The 500K3 is calibrated a 3200k with a 15,000 lumen output and the same zoom, only using 450watts of power. The K7 is calibrated at 6700k with an 18,000 lumen output and 500 watt consumption. This line of fixtures is powerful with a low power consumption, great for events such as Car Shows to Concerts.

The WildSun 200 S moving head is an expansion of the 500 family. The S stand for Stage in this case. Designed for the entertainment industry the WildSun 200S provides options for 4.29 billion color, and a 4:1 zoom 8-32 degrees. Using the 45mm optic the 15watt LEDs delivers an output of 4200 lumens with only a 230watt power consumption. Pre-programmed effects are available as well as being DMX/RDM compliant.

The ColorSun 200 has 12 LED RGBW modules delivering maximum of 3500 lumens at a power consumption of 200 watts. The 4:1 zoom of 8-32 degrees and individual control of the 12 LEDs allows for a flexible controllable fixture. Employing the same noiseless cooling system the fixture can be used in live events and not be disturbing.

VersaPix100 is a modular LED fixture allowing the creation of a variety of effects. It features 8 15watt RGBW with 45mm optics allowing for a 8degree beam. Optional filters can create horizontal or vertical beams. Individual fixtures can be combines to create fixtures in the shape of discs, spheres or cylinders. Each module can be individually controlled allowing for incredible versatility. Your imagination is the limit.


Nila Varsa with Optional BatteryThe newest fixture in the Nila line, the Varsa gives you a lot of punch in a small package. It's also the first light in the Nila line that can accept DC voltage directly. That's right, no more inverters. Just connect your own 10V­ - 18V battery and you're ready to go.

They even offer yoke­-mountable plates for popular gold mount and V­mount camera batteries. The Varsa is comparable to a 400W HMI, uses only 90W @100%. Accepts both AC & DC power. Ideal for location shoots, ENG, small studios & architectural.

Osram Sylvania

Osram Sylvania's KREIOS G1 is an ideal solution for any application needing spotlight image projection, including special events, bars and restaurants, retail stores, shopping malls, museums and other retail and architectural environments. Its compact and lightweight design allows for easy installation on walls, ceilings and floors. At LDI they introduced five accessories that are easy to add on – including a 24 degree lens, shutter assembly, gel holder, track mount adapter and 6-ft cord with plug, all available starting December 2012.

Also on the stand was the new Kreios FL (flood light). Designed with a luminous intensity equivalent to a 300W halogen fixture, the KREIOS FL uses 80 percent less power than traditional halogen lamps, thus saving on electricity and ambient cooling costs. With an estimated lamp life of 40,000 hours – twenty times longer than a traditional halogen lamp – the KREIOS FL yields significant savings in replacement lamp and labor costs as well.

For people who work a lot with light boxes there was the KREIOS OneSheet LED Panel Displaying standard 27” wide by 41/42” tall posters, the KREIOS OneSheet is designed for effortless poster changes, allowing users to change the display frequently without additional tool kits. The thin profile allows the OneSheet to be incorporated into almost any new or retrofit poster box, and the etched light guide ensures uniform illumination free of hot spots. Available starting December 2012.

On the lamp side there was the new HTI Power Series 1000W is a highly efficient, short-arc metal halide lamp with 6000K color temperature, high CRI and an 85,000 lumen output… But, high quality isn’t its only strength. Lok-it! lamps stand up to the rigors of concert life with eXtreme Seal technology. Just rotate and Lok-it! into place for precise alignment.

Pathway Connectivity

Pathway Cognito Lighting ConsoleWe've been keeping our eye on Pathway's CognitoTM console. One of our team members described it as “Fisher Price meets a lighting console”. If you’re programming shows for using incandescent dimmers, moving lights and color changing LED fixtures Pathway has a console for you. Cognito is network-ready, with a streamlined user interface to guide you through the process of selecting lights, adjusting their attributes, and recording reference libraries, memories and cues. The console graphically represents each command, making it a visually tactical experience for ease of control and programming.

Also for those of you that do a lot of DMX networking Pathway's management tool for Pathports just got better, with RDM control and an IP address auto-corrector. Pathport Manager 5.1.3 provides support for Pathport interface card in W-DMX equipment it features:

  • Differentiates DMX hold last look output from active output

  • Improved table sorting

  • Per-port RDM Device counter added

Also coming down the pipe are some very economical architectural control solutions - Stay tuned!

Philips - Color Kinetics

Color Kinetics ArchiPoint iColor Powercore, a daylight-visible, exterior-rated LED point ideally suited for a range of direct-view as well as accent applications such as path and marker lighting. It outputs over 7,000 nits of intelligent color light in a weatherproof, low-profile housing. Perfect for large-scale video, dynamic effects, and other direct-view applications. Easily visible in brightly lit urban environments and daylight — even in direct sunlight. It includes a clear flat lens for brilliant illumination and path lighting, or a translucent dome lens for direct-view applications, providing an exceptional viewing angle of 180° and uniform color mixing.

ColorBurst Compact Powercore is a high-output, exterior-rated LED lighting fixture designed for accent and site lighting. Standard format Architectural and Landscape fixtures deliver full-color light output of up to 647 lumens, while compact fixtures deliver up to 498 lumens to support a range of dynamic uplighting, floodlighting, and decorative lighting applications. iW Burst Compact Powercore and eW Burst Compact Powercore are also available.

eColor Cove EC and eColor Cove QLX are now available with Powercore technology. eColor Cove EC Powercore is a dimmable, linear LED fixture that provides affordable, energy-efficient cove lighting in applications requiring solid blue or amber light. eColor Cove QLX Powercore delivers solid red, green, blue, or amber light at an affordable price.

ColorFuse Powercore and iColor Cove MX Powercore are now available in 4’ options. With narrow and medium beams of high-quality color-changing light, ColorFuse Powercore is an excellent choice for a full range of surface grazing, wall-washing, and accent lighting applications. Its ultra-compact form factor permits installation in tight spaces too small to accommodate conventional grazing fixtures that offer similar level and distribution of light. iColor Cove MX Powercore high-intensity LED fixtures afford virtually limitless options for filling indoor alcoves and accent spaces with vibrant light.

Philips - Lamps

Philips unveiled its MSD Platinum 2R lamp. It is extremely compact, and features a high precision reflector and innovative burner filling, resulting in a bright and efficient light beam. The light output of a 132W MSD Platinum 2R lamp is comparable with a MSD lamp of 300W, and it has a life of 6,000 hours; twice as long as other MSD lamps.

Another highlight is the lifetime extension of the Philips MSR Platinum 35from 750 to 1000hrs, which is 30% longer than comparable solutions on the market.

Philips also launched the new MSR Gold 700/1 MiniFastFit. This short arc lamp offers the combination of pure white light (5600K) with high brightness and excellent color quality precisely matching the black body line. Ideal for theaters and studios, Clay Paky has integrated it in its Alpha Profile 700ST fixture.

Philips - Selecon

Philips - Selecon's Studio Panel is a compact light weight LED luminaire designed for both studio and location use. Units feature tunable white color temperature control from 3000K to 6000K and 10 built-in color temperature presets including 3000K, 3200K, 4000K, 5600K, and 6000K. Requiring just 50 watts, the unit will operate on AC or DC voltage. The battery power input is designed to allow location operation using industry standard batteries. It has a standard 19 degree beam angle with available diffusion lenses (40 and 60) for a wide range of focus control. Available accessories include snap on 2 or 4-leaf barndoors and battery power (DC) input.

The PLPROFILE1 is a variable beam profile with precise beam control and pattern projection from a high output beam. An innovative combination of LED source technology and precision optical design, the PLPROFILE1 uses the same proven LED engine as the Philips Selecon PL3, PL1, PLCYC1, PLFRESNEL1 and the Philips Vari-Lite VLX ranges meaning color matching is simplified across the stage. The user interface is the same ensuring ease of use.

The PL4, which is a slightly larger profile LED fixture, uses 4 of the same color engines as the PL1, providing light output similar to a 575w tungsten halogen source. With a super definition lens barrel, diffusion to remove chromatic aberrations is not needed.

The PLFRESNEL-1 is a general purpose luminaire for theatre, small studio, and display lighting applications. It produces an adjustable cone of light with a soft edge which is easily blended with adjacent beams to provide even illumination, performing similar to a standard 6” Fresnel. Using LED source technology combined with a traditional Fresnel lens, the PLFRESNEL-1 uses the same proven LED engine as the Philips Selecon PL3, PL1, PLCYC1 and the Philips Vari-Lite VLX ranges meaning colour matching is simplified across the stage.

The PLCYC2 is a double version of the PLCYC1 shown here. It seamlessly blends intense washes of color on cycloramas up to 10m high (twice that of the PLCYC1), and can be effective when spaced on 4’ centers. Using LED source technology combined with properly shaped asymmetrical reflectors, the PLCYC products deliver consistent light distribution without the compromising performance of vertical or horizontal spreader lenses. With the convenient powercon system, the PLCYC can light a typical cyclorama with a single 10A non-dim circuit. All PLCyc luminaires support wireless DMX512 control for instant connections without running control wiring. Each optional wireless receiver also has a DMX512 out port to control adjacent luminaires. Receivers and transmitters are available using Wireless Solution W-DMX.

Philips - ShowLine

Philips - Showline is a range of LED luminaries manufactured in China, designed to work seamlessly together to match color, dimming and operation. At the heart of all Showline products is Philips Harmonize calibration technology. Harmonize is a proprietary, advanced LED color matching system, consisting of 3 correction modules: RGB, RGBW and Cool White/Warm White.

Along with color uniformity, Showline fixtures share the same base of core functionality. The color LCD menu, DMX protocol, and RDM configuration allow access to a broad range of important features. Select from multiple color modes including HSIC, change dimming curves, choose color filter presets, edit playback presets, assign stand-alone functions, and more.

The SL BAR 640 (4’) and SL BAR 660 (6’) use 8-in-1 individual LED dies to create a standard 60° beam angle, but can accept a multitude of accessories to adjust it. This offers the ability to have two different beam angles from the same luminaire, providing greater vertical coverage. Mounting brackets for floor or pipe mount feature secure lock off and a tight profile to insure close placement which further insures smooth beam spreads. Units are designed for daisy chaining and include cable management for clean cabling and easy set up.

The SL BAR 520 provides output from multiple blended sources. Each of the unit’s six homogenized cells provides output at an 8° beam angle. The high output RGBW LED luminaire retains a traditional light source appearance. Mounting brackets for floor or pipe mount feature secure lock off and a tight profile to insure close placement which further insures smooth beam spreads. Units are designed for daisy chaining and include cable management for clean cabling and easy set up.

The SL PAR 150 is a die-cast aluminum LED Par can that utilizes nine homogenized RGBW LEDs to produce over 3500 lumens of output. The manual zoom provides a beam angle range from 10°-52° and the split yoke bracket allows for hanging or floor mounting. Power and data can both be daisy chained.

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