New control and fixture options were on hand for NAB 2018 in the ETC booth.
For fixtures, ETC's ColorSource Pearl is the newest array for our ColorSource® line of fixtures. Available for the Linear, PAR, and Spot, Pearl is a variable, white-light option that can be tuned to output white light anywhere between 2700K and 6500K. The Pearl array includes the same great feature set and high-quality construction as its full-color siblings including an impressively bright output, a simple user interface, and a price point that is tough to beat.
Designed for installations that depend heavily on white light such as studios, houses of worship, and architectural installations, this array features flicker-free operation and an impressively smooth dimming curve.
ColorSource Pearl includes the recently-announced LED fixture warranty. With a five-year warranty on the fixture and an unmatched ten-year warranty on the LED array, these fixtures are definitely built to last.
Also shown for the first time from the Irideon® line of architectural fixtures, the WLZ or, Wash Light Zoom fixture, is no exception. This feature-rich design is ideal for museums, lobbies, and retail environments.
Similar to the other fixtures in the Irideon family, the WLZ is available in a wide variety of color temperatures ranging from 3000 K to 5000 K, and several mounting variations; DataTrack, portable with c-clamp, canopy, and special request baby pin. This fixture is ideal for low ceiling applications or in spaces with drop ceilings where a small, powerful, yet agile lighting option is needed.
The most innovative feature of the WLZ is the built-in rotating zoom adjustment at the rear of the fixture housing. This enables beam angle adjustment within an impressive range of 9-78 degrees. The zoom position markers on the fixture make fixture-to-fixture referencing quick and easy.
The Irideon WLZ now also comes with ETC’s updated fixture warranty of five years for the fixture and 10 years for the LEDs. Shipping of the Irideon WLZ will begin in May.
ETC's new acquisitionHigh End also was on display in the booth and can be seen in the accompanying High End Post in this report.
Suited for studios,the new Element 2™ console adapts the award-winning Eos family control platform for venues with modest rigs and maximum hands-on fader control needs.
Affordable and easy to use, Element 2 brings the fundamentals of lighting control to the forefront while allowing access to a wealth of advanced control features below the surface. Simply record cues and fade times into Element's cue list for basic playback, or use effects, palettes, cue parts, discrete timing and follow times to create intricate lighting looks and transitions.
Need a setup that can be run by students or volunteers? Customizable Magic Sheets let you create a simple topographical or abstract interface to quickly control your rig from a touchscreen monitor.
With 40 faders and available in 1024 or 6144 outputs - this desk is incredibly flexible.
New control and fixture options were on hand for NAB 2018 in the ETC booth.
Elektralite released a DMX controllable house light fixture. The Dazer pendant downlight, uses 36 – 5 watt LEDs to deliver flicker-free operation. Available in RGBA or Warm white 3400K, the exterior finish is available in Black, White or Silver. Lensing options include a choice of 15, 25, 40 or 60-degree beam spreads, preinstalled or site selected and installed. The fixture uses a terminal strip connection for data and screw terminals for power. An integrated yoke and ¾” down rod hide the wires and allow for easy sloped ceiling installation.
Additionally, the fixture has a safety cable ring for a second point of safety for secure mounting.
Part of the Group One stand, Elekralite has some neat new things at LDI this year.
Stingray Profile- Not new to Elektralite but worth a mentioning. With a 300w COB LED and balanced 3200k color temperature it really packs a punch yet maintains a 95CRI. Elektralite is using a proprietary diffraction lens system to really punch up the brightness. Interchangeable 19°, 26°, 36°, or 50° lens tubes offer multiple beam spreads to find just the beam size you need. It also comes with 4 shutters giving you clean cuts, and dual slots on the front of the fixture to use color and diffusion at the same time. Power in and out is provided via PowerCON . There is a simple to use onboard DMX interface with 5 pin DMX in and out.
Stingray 7-Color- The Stingray 7-color offers all of the same features as the Stingray Profile but has 7 colors and is liquid cooled for quite operation. Available lenses for this fixture are 5°, 10°, 25°, 36°, and 50°. The both the Stingray and Stingray 7-Color use a B size gobo holder. The same powerCon in and out with 4 shutters and gel frame are included.
The Stingray Mini will not begin shipping until sometime in December 2017. It brings a nice clean warm white light to your smaller applications. With a 20w COB 3200k it provides the same rich white that the Stingray does, only smaller and not as bright. It is using the same proprietary diffraction lens system to help this tiny fixture pack a punch. Like it’s big brother the Stingray Mini ships with a 19° lens but they are interchangeable with 26°, 36°, or 50° lens tubes available.
SLA Retina- This new fixture was designed to be a “S”how “L”ighting “A”ccent. This fixture is also IP65 rated for outdoor use to go in planters and holiday displays or even rooftops. The 5” hexagon can fit in many small locations. The cable for this fixture is IP68, we all know that cable can end up in a puddle. The cable is UV-stabilized to hold up in harsh sun of the coast, or the high altitude intensity. The SLA Retina ships with two yoke arms, the height of each is adjustable for maximum flexibility. This is a pretty darn bright fixture can be used for accent lighting in multiple applications. Three 15w CREE RGBW LED’s deliver 1,400 lumens with a 25° beam spread.
Dazer Downlight – The Popular Elektralite Dazer is now available in an architectural form for more permanent installation applications. It is available in 3400k and RGBA. The body is also available in customer colors. There are 36- 5 watt LED’s available in beam spreads of 15°, 25°, 40°, and 60°. These optics are factory installed to allow for quick installation in the field. The fixture ships with a yoke to allow for easy adjustment for sloped ceilings, the yoke can be attaché to ¾” fan rod for installation, allowing for a place to run cables. There is also a mount for a safety cable for a second point of safety.
Fresnel – Elektralite is coming out with an LED Fresnel. There is a 300w COB LED for 3200k or 5600k with a CRI of 94. The 15°-50° zoom is manually operated, but the 100 step dimming through DMX is completely smooth. Power in and out is provided by powerCon connectors and data by 5 pin XLR. This fixture is so new there is not picture yet available to show you.
ENTTEC's brand new surf-themed booth at LDI complete with Hawaiian shirts and flip flops, highlighted their new products that included:
The CVC 3 Pixel Link which invites standard RGB tape into their popular Pixie Driver or Pixelator Control System making it possible to mix and match pixel controlled LED’s with standard LED’s. Configuration is simple because the DMX address is automatically assigned based on the location in the chain. The Pixel Link was an ESTA Members Choice Award Nominee for Best Gadget 2016.
At the request of set designers and the film industry where 12v solutions are required ENTTEC now offers a 12V version of their RGB 60 LEDS/METER Pixel tape. A very handy option to keep in mind when voltage drop is an issue on your 5V system.
The new PHERO 33 is ideal for direct lighting applications. It's the slimmest form factor in the PHERO family, designed for pixel mapping and lighting applications. The PHERO 33 also offers blended and uniform color along its output. Simple loop-in / loop-out cabling makes installation quick and trouble free.
- Aluminum casting with protective coating
- Adjustable angle bracket
- Easy wall mounting
- Clear enhanced glass cover
- 48PCS Super Bright LEDs
- Available in 4000K or 3000K or 6000K white LEDs
- Built-in High Efficient Wide Angle LED Reflectors
- Built-in 50W Non-Dimmable Constant Current Power Supply
- Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
- Dimmable versions are available as a custom order
ENTTEC also released a new version of the E.L.M or ENTTEC LED MAPPER software that provides total control over your LED system, regardless of shape and size. Design your layout with vector-based objects for maximum precision and flexibility. Load the media of your choice and begin playback as needed. Supports up to 1024 universes, so you can design without limits.
Enttec has created a bunch of new options to assist with networking and LED tap/pixel mapping control. First up, is their new Hyperion HP1 intelligent gigabit switch. Designed to be a simple plug and play rack mountable network switch that can be easily integrated into almost any system. With 6x front etherCON connectors and 2x rear connectors, the ability to easily configure, and ability to prioritize professional lighting protocols this switch has it all.
Next up, is their new Pixel Port unit. Designed to be a more portable an all in one unit that you can build into your set pieces so that you can get control/power to your pixel controllable LED tape. Each unit has a powerCON in & thru, etherCon in & thru, and 4 pin DMX output.
Finally, we thought this was neat, if you ever wanted LED tape on a black background, Enttec can hook you up as all their tape comes on both black & white ribbons now. The black ribbon blends in a lot better if you wanted to make it disappear on a dark surface!
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.
Westcott new product was the Solix LED. The light is a single head LED unit that measures at 5600k daylight. It offers a dimmable dial on the backside of the unit and with a low 60w draw; it allows you to use their Flex LED battery. The unique feature about the Solix is the fact that you can mount barn doors using the magnetic system for easy on and off control. Finally built into the Solix they have integrated a speed ring so that you can put on any standard soft box all the way up to a 7-foot Octobank. The ring allows you to rotate the box without removing the box from the unit.
Westcott’s “biggest” announcement at NAB 2017 was the new RGB-W Flex unit. The unit allows you access full visible color spectrum from their flexible LED mat. On top of this announcement, they also announce their new Westcott Pro dimmer and standard dimmer. The pro dimmer allows you to control the Flex mat wirelessly and also with DMX options. The dimmers are now constructed of aluminum instead of plastic. An Integrated Anton Bauer or V-lock mounts make powering the light with a battery much easier. Westcott has partnered up with Innovative Dimmers to create the new dimmers. The RGB-w mats are available in 1x1 and 1x2 sizes. Don't get too excited, because Westcott says it probably won't be shipping until Q3 later this year.
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With the Matrix light, Fiilex brings its LED expertise into the realm of panel lighting. The Matrix leverages Fiilex's Dense-Matrix technology by fusing multiple sources into a single panel-style fixture. The result combines the broad, diffuse throw of a panel with the power and controllability of a point source. Engineered with modularity in mind, the 1500W-equivalent Matrix works excellently on its own or grouped in an array of multiple lights.
The Matrix is built to easily accommodate various light-shaping accessories. To further soften its output, there's the specially-designed Matrix Softbox. This unique softbox does away with the speed ring by attaching directly to the Matrix fixture via rod mounts. Alternatively, users looking for a greater punch can focus in the light with the Matrix Fresnel Lens, which clips simply into place, tripling intensity. The Matrix also features Fiilex's professional-grade tuning options, which include full dimmability, color tunability from 2800 to 6500K, and hue control. With the Matrix, Fiilex users can complement their single source Q and P series lights with the gorgeous, broad throw of a uniquely versatile top-tier panel fixture.
Fiilexreleasedtheirnew P360 Pro and P360 Pro Plus portable LED lights at the NAB show this year.
Fiilex has upgraded both fixtures, both include a swanky new OLED display to show precise CCT, hue (for Pro Plus), intensity, and DMX levels. They've also made some physical improvements to include a longer yoke, accessory lock, and deeper spigot.
P360 Pro is the next-generation version of Fiilex's flagship portable LED light. This 400W-equivalent fixture takes everything that made the original P360 great and brings it to the next level. The CCT range has been expanded (2800-6500K) and dimming now runs from 0-100%. The Pro maintains top-tier CRI (>93) at any setting.
Weighing under two pounds, the weather-resistant (IP-24) P360 Pro and Pro Plus are designed for travel, but it can also be easily integrated into DMX setups with its onboard DMX functionality.
Fiilex offers a wide array of accessories, ranging from magnetic fresnels and diffusers, to softboxes and larger fresnel attachments. With these light modifiers, the Pro Plus can be turned into a broad fill, a powerful spot, or anything in between.
Fiilex introduces another addition to their product line: The New Fiilex Q8 Travel. It is the first in the series to come with a customized 8-inch Fresnel lens designed specifically for the proprietary 300W DiCon Dense Matrix LED.
This innovative product offers one of the longest Fresnel zoom range in the industry: 12° - 60°. What is notable is not just the range of the zoom, but also the quality of the light throughout the zoom range. The Fiilex Q8 Travel can flood any wide space with an even spread of light, or focus into a spot with a well-defined edge and uniform beam profile near the center. There is no hot spot at all!
The Fiilex Q8 Travel addresses three major lighting needs of every film/video production. First, it produces high-quality light with the ability to smoothly blend with ambient lighting or precisely match lights from other fixtures. Second, it has a solid construction. The robust housing ensures the fixture can withstand harsh transportation conditions and rough handling during rigging. The third is the easy-to-use interface. The LCD display and manual control knobs are sleek, intuitive, and responsive. They allow for accurate adjustments and will help filmmakers establish faster and more efficient workflows on set.
The Fiilex Q8 Travel is DC powered. It works with included AC/DC adapter or can connect too many qualified 48VDC batteries. With all the features mentioned above and a weight of only 16 pounds, The Fiilex Q8 Travel is a good LED lighting fixture for on-location use.