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. http://www.chauvetprofessional.com/
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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. https://www.cineolighting.com/
Lightblade LB Edge Series
NBCUniversal, in partnership with Cineo, has re-designed the ultimate creative lighting tools for Motion Picture and Broadcast: the LightBlade Edge modular fixtures.
Individual Blades are the key component to the modular LightBlade Edge fixtures. At 24″ (610mm) or 48″ (1.2m) wide by 2 1/2″ (64mm) deep, the individual LightBlades bring you both versatility and a low profile footprint that can efficiently and discreetly light even the darkest and tightest corners of your set.
Each individual LightBlade can operate as a stand-alone fixture, with internal AC power supply, control electronics with DMX and Local control. Combining superior white light with innovative full-gamut saturated color technology, a single LightBlade delivers up to 5,000 lumens at an 80-watt power draw. Both 24″ and 48″ LightBlades are the most powerful linear lighting engines on the market.
The LightBlade Edge fixtures offer a unique modular design. LightBlades are integrated into the mounting system to create the Edge 160 (2-Blade) and Edge 320 (4-Blade) fixtures, delivering 10,000 or 20,000 lumens. The LightBlades in the Edge fixture can be set to operate as an integrated light source, or they can operate independently for dynamic lighting effects.
The LightBlade Edge modular fixtures offer the simplicity of a complete lighting fixture with the flexibility of individual LightBlade control.
Introducing the Lightblade LB800™, the latest professional lighting tool from NBCUniversal® and Cineo Lighting™. The LB800 represents the latest technological advances within the Lightblade product line, with new features and even greater flexibility.
Like all LightBlade fixtures, the LB800 uses proprietary phosphor-converted white light LEDs, as well as phosphor-converted saturated color LEDs. These work together to create a balanced, natural-looking spectrum. The saturated color LEDs use the exact same dies as the white LEDs, so all light emitting elements of the LightBlade products carry identical thermal stability and perform over time with consistent color quality.
Additional features include support of both 8-bit and 16-bit DMX data, as well as multiple color space personalities.
Controlling the color space for each zone can be accomplished in either HSI + CCT mode, or RGB + CCT. The LB800 can store and recall multiple fixture settings for quick access to frequently used lighting parameters.
For dynamic lighting effects, the LB800 can be configured in 10 independent zones, with complete DMX/RDM control over each zone. For advanced use, all parameters for each zone are completely configurable via RDM.
The LB800 includes the same intuitive graphical user interface as the LB1K and Cineo Standard 410 delivering predictable, repeatable results. The fixture can be controlled locally or remotely with wired or built-in wireless CRMX control.https://www.cineolighting.com
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. http://www.coemar.com/
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. http://www.desisti.it/
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. https://www.environmentallights.com
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. http://www.fiilex.com/
Though Frezzi didn’t new releases at NAB this year, there are two recently released fixtures that generate a lot of interest The Frezzi SunLight is a daylight balanced replacement for the 575w HMI that only draws 220w at full power. Without optical filters, the focusing beam goes from a20-degree spot to a full wide flood. It will also dim from 0 – 100% without any color shift. It will run on AC power or camera batteries for 45 minutes. The SunLight only weighs 6.5 lbs. and is available in kit form. The Frezzi ProLight is a camera-top LED light in daylight CCT that has a very low power draw of 8w. It includes barndoors, CTO filter and a diffusion filter mounted on the front. It is all aluminum and is fully weatherproof. It has a fully articulating arm that attaches to the camera. The ProLight can be powered by your camera battery or a hot-shoe. As with the SunLight, The ProLight is fully dimmable with no color shift. If that’s not enough, it even has a USB port to charge your phone or other devices!! http://www.frezzi.com/
Frezzi Energy Systems is making it easy to work smarter, not harder. This is apparent with the addition of their 3-point LED Light Kit “EyLight”. Not only does this 3 head kit make working in the field a breeze, but getting to and from your destination as well. This LED kit is carry on friendly, with everything needed fitting directly into the weatherproof Portabrace hardcase. In addition, the travel kit is cordless and provides a quick and easy set up with professional results. Even better, the EyLight features a high output (80W Equivalent), 4 hours of run time, a quick- swap rechargeable battery, and dimmer control without color shift. The addition of the EyLight to Frezzi Energy System’s lineup proves that they are still committed to providing high quality and unique products that are unique to the industry.
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. https://fuellighting.com