Elation had many new offerings at the show. Three fixtures of particular interest were:
TheArtiste Picasso™features a new 600W 8,000K Cool White LED engine with advanced optics delivering over 22,000 total lumens, ultra wide 7° to 53° zoom, full CMY color mixing and linear CTO color correction, 7 dichroic colors, 7 rotating glass and 7 static-stamped metal interchangeable gobos, 4-blade rotating framing shutter system, full 360° bi-directional animation wheel, 8-facet and linear rotating prisms, 2 frost filters, multiple color, framing, prism, and frost macros, motorized iris, focus, and auto-focus, selectable dimming curve modes, high speed electronic shutter and strobe, hibernation mode, DMX, RDM (Remote Device Management), Art-NET, and sACN protocol support, Elation’s E-FLY™ internal wireless DMX transceiver, 5pin XLR, RJ45 etherCON, and powerCON TRUE1 in/out connections, full color 180° reversible menu display with 6 button touch control panel, battery backup for display power, adjustable LED refresh rate and gamma brightness for flicker free operation for TV and FILM, and a multi-voltage universal auto switching power supply (100-240v). This fixture should be available early next year.
TheSmarty Hybrid™is a compact full-featured CMY color mixing spot, beam, and wash hybrid luminaire featuring the all-new Philips™ Platinum Flex 200 lamp with “FLEX” technology which uses a smartly designed discharge lamp/ballast package to produce high output and compact performance at an efficient, long life solution of up to 10,000 hours. Features include motorized zoom ranges of 2° to 20° in beam mode and 3° to 25° in spot mode, a full CMY color mixing system, a frost filter for wash effects, 13 dichroic colors including CTB, CTO, and UV, 8 rotating interchangeable glass and 12 static-stamped metal gobos, a 16 and 8 facet independent rotating prisms, multiple CMY color, gobo, and prism macros, motorized focus and auto-focus, high speed shutter and strobe, lamp hibernation mode, DMX, RDM (Remote Device Management), Art-NET, and sACN protocol support, Elation’s E-FLY™ internal wireless DMX transceiver, 5pin XLR, RJ45 etherCON, and powerCON TRUE1 in/out connections, full color 180° reversible menu display with battery backup, and a multi-voltage universal auto switching power supply (100-240v).
The DARTZ 360™ is a unique, compact, narrow beam luminaire featuring a new patent pending single source 50W RGB LED engine producing an impressive 3° aperture, amazing high output level and smooth color-mixed effects that can be used in a variety of applications requiring no minimum safe project distance as with typical discharge lamp beam fixtures, fast and precise 16-bit continuous 360° pan and tilt rotation, 14 static-stamped metal gobos, 6-facet linear and 8-facet independent rotating prisms, 0-100% linear frost filter for wash effects, high speed electronic shutter and strobe, electronic dimming and variable dimming curve modes, adjustable LED refresh rate and gamma brightness for flicker free operation for TV and Film, DMX, RDM (Remote Device Management), Kling-Net, Art-NET and sACN protocol support, Elation’s E-FLY™ internal wireless DMX transceiver, 5pin XLR, RJ45 etherCON, and powerCON TRUE1 in/out connections, full color 180° reversible menu display with multi-button control panel, battery backup for display power and a multi-voltage universal auto switching power supply (100-240v).
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Elation had many new offerings at the show. Three fixtures of particular interest were:
The GT-1 from GLP is a true hybrid fixture incorporating an optical design that doesn’t require different ‘modes’ to activate Spot, Beam, and Wash characteristics, so all feature functionality is available at any time. The GT-1 uses a high powered 470 Watt discharge lamp and features an impressive 22:1 ratio zoom range from 2.5° to 55°. Other features include wireless DMX control, full 16-bit pan and tilt movement, full range dimming and shuttering capability, an installed battery for fixture setup, auto-sensing power supply all weighing in at only 55 lbs
As a spot, the GT-1 offers a wide range of effects, including CMY color mixing, eight rotating gobos, 14 fixed pattern gobos, additional beam reduction gobos, and a variable speed animation wheel that can be repositioned within the beam, three different rotating prisms, and a fixed color wheel with CTO/CTB filters.
Looking for a beam? the GT-1 produces a parallel beam of light at 2.5° through its large 145mm diameter front lens, which remains bright and consistent over long distances. For a wash, the GT-1 produces a soft edged beam from a variable filter that can be inserted into the beam to give the desired level of wash that you wish.
LDI saw the release of the upgraded 30 Watt version of their popularX4 atomfixture. Adding a new high power 30WRGBW LED source into the unit has doubled its brightness, and created greater optical efficiencies. The unit offers a 9 to 1 ratio zoom that goes from a wide 34° wash down to a tight 3.5° beam for pinpoint accuracy and great mid-air effects.
When a single X4 atom just isn’t enough, a fast interlock system allows fixtures to easily be coupled together. The standard yoke is removed for quick assembly of pairs, quads, lines and grids of fixtures in any configuration that you need. The X4 atom runs from an external power supply, with a 6-way and a 12-way option available that feeds fixtures via an industry standard 4-pin XLR cable.
Quad & Hex further expand on the Uno and Shapeshifter technology by combining the two! The quad uses 4 Uno LED engines (RGBW) to create aerial effects. All 4 cells offer the ability to be individually controlled as well as X,Y controls of each cell. The Hex also uses the LED engines from the Uno but has six mounted in a linear fashion. Both units contain and Indigo Backlighter, while the Hex has a zoom range of 3.5 Degrees to 40 Degrees the Hex is 3.5 degrees to 70 degrees. Also on the floor was new software for the Hog lineup that allows integration with Lightware allowing for communications between both product lines, making for simpler setup of AV and lighting integration.
The SolaFrame 750 automated luminaire fromHigh End Systemsoffers many of the effects capabilities of the company’s flagship white light LED products, making it suitable for theaters, houses of worship, nightclubs and other medium-sized venues. Delivering 11,300 lumens, the fixture includes a full framing shutter system, CMY/CTO- linear color mixing, replaceable fixed color wheel systems, rotating gobo wheel plus rotating animation, frost, iris, 6º to 50º zoom, and a three-facet rotating prism. In other fixture news, the SolaFrame Theatre fixture received the 2017 PLSN Gold Star Product Award for Best New Light For Theater.
On the console side, High End showcased thenew release of Hog 4 OS v3.7.0 software running on their desks at the show.Hog 4 OS v3.7.0 contains major new features including plot icons, fixture color-coding, plot images, support for additional touchscreens, effects synchronization, MIDI note macros, many smaller enhancements.
High End also held their2017 HOG Factor National Collegiate Lighting Show Programming Competition at LDI. Of the three finalists, the Long BeachThree from California State University, Long Beach won the competition with their show.
- Osram SIRUS HRI 4440w Lamp
- 16,000 Lumens
- CYM Color Mixing
- Variable CTO
- 16 slot Color Wheel
- 2 - 44 degree zoom range
- 9 Rotating Gobos
- 16 Static Gobos
- 3- and 8-facet prisms
- 55 lbs
VDO Face 5
Driven by the same P3 system controller as all other Martin LED Video Products the VDO Face 5 is the perfect fit for integration in a total video solution. The consistent pixel-to-pixel calibration does not only give superior image quality but also enables panels from different batches and rental companies to be combined quickly and hassle-free.
- Bright flicker-free video output
- Consistent calibration allowing cross-renting between different batches
- Easy setup, mapping and configuration, and easy mix with other Martin LED Video Products
The M1 HD continues the tradition of the M1, one of the most heralded lighting consoles on the market. With the full power of a larger desk and the agility of a smaller one, the M1 HD is a state-of-the-art, all-in-one lighting desk solution.
- All-in-one solution with integrated processing
- Folding capacitive multi-touchscreen with 4 encoders
- 34 playbacks, 8 encoders for fast user access
With its small footprint and large built-in touchscreen, the M2GO HD answers the demand for a compact yet more powerful all-in-one lighting console in a cost-effective and portable package.
- Complete console with integrated processing in a small footprint
- Folding capacitive multi-touchscreen with 4 encoders
- 10 playbacks, 8 encoders for fast user access
The Philips Entertainment Group booth was brimming with new offerings.
The Philips Showline LEDSPOT 300 is a high-performance moving head luminaire that delivers a powerful output, with fast and quiet movement. The fixed 270w white LED engine delivers exceptional output and the versatile and effective precision optical design makes the SL LEDSPOT 300 an ideal replacement for aging automated luminaires using older discharge sources.
- 7 slot color wheel
- CMY mixing
- CTO color filter
- 7 fixed gobos
- 6 indexing / rotating gobos
- Four framing shutter blades
- 3 Facet round prism
- 10 - 45° degree zoom
- 270w White LED Engine 6500°k
- 11,500 lumens
- Pan 540° / Tilt 260°
Unlike traditional moving luminaires the SL HYDRUS 350 designed for a single purpose, the SL HYDRUS 350 has a hybrid optical design. Beam, Spot and Wash features are all combined in a single luminaire. The SL HYDRUS 350 is a moving luminaire designed for special event, television and concert lighting applications. Powered by the PHILIPS Platinum 17RA Lamp, the luminaire delivers powerful output, strong saturated colors and a comprehensive beam effects system in a compact sized luminaire.
Used as a Beam luminaire: the SL HYDRUS 350 delivers a powerful, crisp pinpoint beam. Combine the fixed gobos and the rotating prism lenses to create striking designs that come to life in larger arenas and auditoriums.
Used as a Wash luminaire: Soften the edge with the frost filter and zoom out to deliver a defined soft even beam that can blend together and create smooth washes over the stage.
Used as a Spot luminaire: Choose the appropriate glass gobo (all designs from the Vari*Lite gobo library), rotate and combine with the animation wheel to produce a myriad of dynamic looks.
- Philips Platinum 17R Lamp
- 10 Slot Fixed color wheel
- 12 Fixed gobos
- 8 slot indexable/rotating gobo wheel
- Animation wheel with Fire Breakup effect
- Four facet linear prism
- Eight facet circular prism
- Frost filter
- Beam Mode: 2 -21 Degrees
- Spot Mode: 2-25 Degrees
- Wash Mode: 9-37 Degrees
- Auto focus mode
The SL STRIP 10 IP is the ideal choice for outdoor entertainment applications, and wet environments. Ten cells of homogenized RGBW LEDs deliver a blended wash of color, emulating the traditional halogen strip light effect, with reduced power consumption, lower heat output, and minimal maintenance.
Control each cell individually for maximum flexibility or in groups for applications requiring simpler control. The SL STRIP 10 IP can be easily configured to suit your design requirements. Choose the appropriate dimming curve, utilize the built-in chase programs, and adjust the beam angle by inserting one of the optional holographic diffuser lenses.
With its rugged construction, internal power supply, and simple operating system, the SL STRIP 10 IP is an ideal replacement for conventional MR-16 strip lights for all outdoor entertainment applications.
Philips Selecon is re-introducing the RAMA Fresnel line with a beautiful LED engine. This Fresnel is sure to find a home in theaters and studios across the country. Available in warm white (3100K) or cool white (5600K) using an 80W Philips Luxeon Lumiled LED the RAMA performs just like its incandescent counterpart.
New to the market this year is the Philips Strand 150S & 300S high-quality soft light. Both boast convection cooling in a slim, lightweight design. Both offer fixed color temperature 3100K & 5600K with high Color Rendering Index (CRI) of 95 CRI and 93 CRI respectively. Both offer AC input via PowerCon connector or 36VDC input for battery operation. Both are offered in Manual or Pole Operation. The only thing you have to decide is whether you need the 2’ x 2’ or the 2’ x 1’ fixture.
Also new to the market this year Philips Strand is the 400F Broadcast Quality 10” Fresnel. The 400F provides the look and feel of a traditional Fresnel with modern technology under the hood. The 400W LED array produces over 18,600 lumens. Five user selectable fan modes and three user selectable dimming curves are available to match legacy equipment. A high CRI is offered in both tungsten 3200K (97 CRI) and daylight 5600K (96 CRI). Look for this new product in showrooms early next year.
In the midst of towering booths, bright lights, and product demos, Robe Lighting transported attendees to a calm European Café to enjoy. The booth then transformed into an incredible lighting presentation featuring their latest innovations.
Headlining the show was the all-new Spiider; a super bright LED WashBeam luminaire, using 18x 30 Watt and 1x 60 Watt LEDs and combining it with a very efficient 12,5:1 zoom optical system ranging from tight 4° Beam to wide 50° Wash.
The Robe Spikie is a small, super-fast LED Wash/Beam, which utilizes a single 60W RGBW light source with a specially designed 110mm wide front lens producing a solid beam. The fixture quickly zooms from a soft wide 28° wash to a tight sharp-edged 4° beam or one of two new stunning air effects. A handful of creative new fixtures were on hand including the Linee linear moving head, DL7 Wash and Profile fixtures as well as the retro 750w Tungsten PATT2013.
Do you have some legacy Par64 cans lurking around your shop you want to add some splash to? Robe showed their Halo system consisting of a circle of encapsulated bright micro-pixel led’s, mounted on a standard size Parcan color frame, Halo can bring the classic fixtures back into the latest lighting designs or be used alone to add many new dimensions and effects.
Controlled via DMX, the operator can quickly and simply program the most sophisticated effects using the internal content generator or switch to display pixel mapped video content.
The system consists of 6 frames of RGB led’s and a 6-way data controller/driver in the familiar colour-scroller truss-hanging format.
The system is interconnected using the industry standard 4pin XLR scroller cables that are already part of most lighting company inventories.
Let’s not forget the big and bold BMFL Family of fixtures including the Parnelli Award Winner for Indispensable Technology-Lighting, the BMFL WashBeam. This powerful new member to BMFL Family comes with extra bright output and an abundance of great features like newly developed framing shutters, super wide front lens and animation wheel.
The MEGA POINTE is a game changer for ROBE! Bright, sharp parallelbeams, excellent gobo projection, precise movement, smooth CMY color mixing, and dimming, plus a multitude of beam splitting, wash and shaping effects. The fixture uses a 470W Osram lamp that aligns perfectly with the cutting edge optical system. The design provides a brilliant, crystal clear, razor-edged beam, adjustable from a punchy 1.8 out to a wide 42-degree zoom. The newly designed effects engine can product 12 varying beam and “flower” effects. The beam can also be shaped using the innovative shutter emulation.
The PARFECT 150 is a static, zoomable version of the successful LEDBeam 100 and retains all the key features including both CMY & RGBW color control, 18-bit dimming, Tungsten emulation, selectable & variable color temperatures and the powerful punchy beam ranging from 3,8° to 60°.
The compact and lightweight molded composite unit includes a combined hanging bracket/floor stand. Accessories such as barn-doors and the gel frame give ParFect 150 the features required for TV and theatre.
ROBE’s architectural division, ANOLIS, focuses on custom LED solutions for architectural, leisure & entertainment, retail, clubs & bars, and beyond. A large focus is offering outdoor rated lighting. One of the popular fixtures in this line is the Divine series, available in RGBW and UV. The custom options for this architectural line are endless.
Here is a great video by Tim Holub of the show in their booth this year.
The G-4 Wash is a lightweight and compact high-power Fresnel wash light with superb color mixing and very low power consumption.
Unlike most conventional wash lights, the G-4 Wash comprises red, green, blue, amber and mint LEDs that mix directly in the light source. Additionally, it has a dichroic enhancer that creates a deep blue (Congo blue), delivering a very saturated black light effect.
With a CRI of more than 90 (typically 93), the G-4 Wash delivers the most amazing color rendering of any wash light on the market today. It is not only powerful in colors but also impressive in white.
Equipped with a Fresnel lens, the G-4’s optical system is designed to deliver a staggering output for a fixture with such a small footprint, and equally perfect color mixing with a completely even field with no hotspot.
The durable, IP65-rated exterior of G-4 Wash and the built-in dehumidifier ensure that the fixture is kept free of externally induced impact on internal optics and light source unit, such as smoke fluid, dust and dirt. Therefore, the G-4 Wash is ideal for outdoor applications and is practically maintenance-free.
With an impressive zoom range of 9°-76°, the G-4 Wash enables designers to create tight beams and powerful washes, as well as everything in-between. Because of its unlimited color options and unique color rendering capabilities, the G-4 Wash is highly suitable for multiple applications such as theaters, concerts, cruise ships, exhibitions, architectural installations or any application where high output, stunning colors and dramatic color effects are desired. The G-4 wash can be remotely configured, controlled and monitored via RDM. Built on a foundation of thoroughly tested technology
The G-4 wash can be remotely configured, controlled and monitored via RDM. Built on a foundation of thoroughly tested technology, the G-4 Wash is a robust and highly reliable fixture.
The P-1 is an IP65-rated battery-driven RGBW LED wash/blind/strobe light with a small footprint and high output, designed for multiple applications, including applications where wireless operation is essential.
This portable, lightweight fixture eliminates the hassle of cabling and ensures a quick and easy setup. For a small fixture the P-1 is extremely versatile. Via a patented technology, its standard 10° beam angle and round beam can be manipulated in various ways. Shape the beam and achieve different beam angles with an optional set of three magnetic holographic filter frames (19°, 45°, 63°/12° elliptical plus an empty color frame).
Running for up to 12 hours in standard operation mode, the P-1 can easily be configured to provide an even output over longer periods of time. It offers smooth dimming and color mixing as well as wireless control and configuration. The battery status can be monitored remotely via RDM or via the built-in display. The P-1 also contains SGM’s patented dehumidifier for a practically maintenance-free operation.