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October 2010
Litepanels Offers MicroPro Hybrid Online
Litepanels has introduced the MicroPro Hybrid, an on-camera professional LED light that combines continuous output and a flash feature. 
Polecam Launches Microwhite LED Head Online
Polecam has added the Microwhite LED head to its range of portable production equipment.
Arri Hybrid Kits Online
Arri has introduced Hybrid Kits, featuring LED and tungsten source lighting fixtures. 
Luxology Shines with Modo Lighting Kit Online
Luxology has introduced the Studio Lighting & Illumination Kit.
Boca Flasher Builds Brick Light
Boca Flasher has introduced the SBL-WWW Brick Light, which provides homogenous, high-output white light and features CLD control technology to ensure smooth linear response across the complete dimming curve (0-100 percent). 
Martin Adds Mac 2000 Conversion Kit
Martin Professional has made it possible to easily convert two wash lights — the Martin Mac 2000 Wash XB and Mac 2000 Wash — into a powerful beam fixture with an inexpensive conversion kit that installs in minutes. 
Chauvet Launches Legend
Chauvet has introduced the compact Legend 300E Spot and Legend 300E Beam moving fixtures, which boast a bright output that surpasses that of fixtures with higher power ratings, allowing lighting designers to cover a larger area with fewer fixtures.
Barco Shows New Moves
Barco has announced a broad spectrum of enhancements, upgrades and new products geared toward strengthening its digital lighting and moving luminaire product lines. 
E:cue Provides Lighting Control
E:cue Lighting Control, part of the Osram company Traxon Technologies, has introduced the Lighting Control Engine, a high-performance lighting-control server that combines the interactivity of the company’s previous Media Engine 2 and the optimum performance of the Lighting Control Server.
iPad Gets Luminair
Synthe FX has released the Luminair for iPad, a desktop-class, multi-touch, DMX lighting-control app for Apple’s iPad.
DBP Backpack from Dedolight
Dedolight has expanded its portable studio line of soft case lighting kits with the DBP Backpack, designed to easily, comfortably and safely transport classic Dedolight fixtures as well as the company’s 200 Series units.
Lightronics Illuminates Par4
Lightronics has introduced the Par4 fixture, which features a durable, die-cast aluminum housing and aluminum reflector.
Ikan Adds to LED Range
Ikan has expanded its LED lighting range with the introduction of the iLED 155, Multi-K, ID500 and ID400 LED fixtures.
Gekko Spotlights Kezia 200F
Gekko Technology has introduced the Kezia 200F white-optimized spot lamp.
ETC Introduces Hot, Cool LEDs
Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc. has introduced two bold color-spectrum-specific additions to its line of Selador LED lighting fixtures: Fire and Ice.
Robert Juliat Profiles Aledin
Robert Juliat has introduced the Aledin LED Profile Framing Spotlight, which delivers excellent output, framing and projection from an extremely low-powered, 85-watt LED light source. 
K5600 Accessorizes Joker-Bug with Big-Eye
K5600 has released the Big-Eye accessory for its Joker-Bug lighting system.
Elation Professional Filters, Shapes LEDs
Elation Professional has introduced the LSF Series of Light Shaping Filters, which instantly give any LED fixture made by any manufacturer a wider, smoother beam angle.
Kino Flo Expands True Match Lamp Range
Kino Flo has introduced tungsten-balanced, high-lumen, high-color-rendering True Match 96-watt KF32 Twin Lamps and True Match 55-watt KF32 Quad Lamps.
Arri Ballasts Enable High-Speed Shooting
Arri’s next generation of 1,000Hz High-Speed Ballasts promise to set a new bar for flicker-free illumination in digital high-speed photography. 
Pixled Flexes LED Mesh
Pixled has introduced the F-37L, a 37mm flexible mesh LED video display designed for both backdrop applications and creative LED applications.
Shadowstone Introduces LED Bands
Shadowstone has introduced a range of customizable LED Band Lighting Kits.
OmniSistem Lights Up Nite
Available in either RGBA or white-only configurations, OmniSistem’s Omni Nite LED Curtain is made of ultra-thin lightweight fabric and features wide Velcro straps for secure installation on truss or goalpost rigs.
Rotolight Upgrades Ringlight
Rotolight has introduced the upgraded RL48-A LED Ringlight and Rotolight Stand.

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Litepanels Offers MicroPro Hybrid

Litepanels has introduced the MicroPro Hybrid, an on-camera professional LED light that combines continuous output and a flash feature. The fixture is ideally suited for use with HDSLR cameras.

The MicroPro Hybrid’s continuous mode provides luminous, wraparound soft output that complements an HDSLR’s video capability. The flash feature produces a 400-percent brighter burst for illuminating still images. The Hybrid produces 1.5 hours of continuous output from six AA batteries or 5-6 hours from Energizer e2 Lithium cells. The system can be run off of either standard or rechargeable batteries, and power can also be supplied optionally through a convenient 5-16-volt input jack located on the back of the unit.

The compact, low-profile MicroPro Hybrid measures 5.5" wide, 3.75" high and 1.5" deep and weighs just 10.5 ounces. At the top of the Hybrid housing, a convenient integrated dimmer offers instant dimming from 100 percent to 0 with minimal color shift. Output is flicker free and heat free. For greater versatility, an integrated filter holder on the face of the light allows for work with three included color/diffusion gels; additional filters can be stored on the back of the fixture. Additionally, a Strobe Sync Cable included at the base of the unit simply plugs in to enable a strobe function.

Online Online Exclusive
contact info:  
www.litepanels.com
Polecam Launches Microwhite LED Head

Polecam has added the Microwhite LED head to its range of portable production equipment. Incorporating 20 white-light emitters in a ring configuration on a black Delrin body, the innovative luminaire attaches to a Fujinon compact prime lens via Polecam’s FFFS head, or to other miniature broadcast-quality HD and SD cameras via a mounting cradle. 

“Being only slightly wider than the lens, the LED ring delivers the light from exactly where it is needed,” says Steffan Hewitt, Polecam’s founder and managing director. “It is ideal for use as a powerful, dimmable, primary light source in close-up shots and as a soft fill light to reduce shadowing in medium-distance shots. Powered from the Polecam DC supply bus, the Microwhite LED head retains the portability and mobility for which the Polecam system is renowned.”

Online Online Exclusive
contact info:  
www.polecam.com
Arri Hybrid Kits

Arri has introduced Hybrid Kits, featuring LED and tungsten source lighting fixtures. Combining energy-saving efficiency, control and intensity, the Hybrid Kits draw less than 490 watts at 120 volts. 

The Hybrid Kits include Arri’s LoCaster LED fixture, which features six selectable color-temperature presets and an on-board dimmer; the unique mixing chamber ensures a CRI over 90 and a single source for impressive shadow quality. The Hybrid Kits also include Arri’s tungsten Fresnel units, which boast excellent beam-shaping characteristics.
Online Online Exclusive
contact info:  
www.arri.com
Luxology Shines with Modo Lighting Kit

Luxology has introduced the Studio Lighting & Illumination Kit. Created by Yazan Malkosh, SLIK offers an extensive collection of presets, scenes, items, materials and video tutorials to help users light computer-generated creations within Modo, Luxology’s 3-D modeling, painting and rendering application. SLIK provides realistic lighting effects that mimic those found in real-world photography.

“CG artists and designers often spend a fair amount of time refining lighting solutions to bring out the best in their models,” says Brad Peebler, president of Luxology. “With SLIK, artists are easily able to bring the realism of a studio shoot into a CG-based production and create amazing 3-D renderings that are vivid and believable.”

SLIK includes an extensive collection of accurately modeled lights, tripods, booms, cameras, reflectors and platform backdrops, all of which have been modeled to a high level of detail to bring studio-quality production values to customer’s scenes. The kit also includes pre-built lighting setups that support small scale, medium scale, large scale and portrait studio photography.

The Studio Lighting & Illumination Kit, which requires Modo 401 for use, is available for $125. 

Online Online Exclusive
contact info:  
www.luxology.com
Boca Flasher Builds Brick Light

Boca Flasher has introduced the SBL-WWW Brick Light, which provides homogenous, high-output white light and features CLD control technology to ensure smooth linear response across the complete dimming curve (0-100 percent). 

The SBL-WWW is available in two build options — one for DMX512 control and one for use with standard dimmers — both of which offer a choice of six color temperatures: 2,700°K, 3,000°K, 3,500°K, 4,100°K, 5,000°K and 6,500°K. Additionally, the fixture is available in 1', 2' and 4' configurations, with 48 1.2-watt, high-output white LEDs per linear foot. The weather- and abrasion-resistant unit sports an aluminum housing with a durable powder coat finish and a 180-degree adjustable base.
contact info:  
www.bocaflasher.com
Martin Adds Mac 2000 Conversion Kit

Martin Professional has made it possible to easily convert two wash lights — the Martin Mac 2000 Wash XB and Mac 2000 Wash — into a powerful beam fixture with an inexpensive conversion kit that installs in minutes. Ideal for any event where both beam and wash effects are required, the conversion kit gets the most out of existing lighting gear, eliminating the need to invest in a completely new fixture.

The Mac 2000 Beam XB upgrade kit consists of a new front lens module with micro-Fresnel lens and a set of four beam-effect gobos/apertures. The kit installs in less than 5 minutes; the components can be easily uninstalled and the fixture returned to a standard Wash configuration at any time.

The 1,500-watt Mac 2000 Beam XB delivers a fat, tight and amazingly bright, hard-edge beam, perfect for big beam effects and long throws. Even at very narrow beam angles, output is outstanding with very high intensity. The fixture is made possible by a combination of efficient, high-efficacy optics. An electronic ballast offers hot-lamp re-strike and flicker-free light, and if users require the fixture to match the power output of existing 1,200-watt fixtures, a reduced 1,200-watt mode can also be employed, saving energy and increasing lamp life.

Despite a surprisingly compact size, the Mac 2000 Beam XB includes all the proven features of the Mac 2000 Wash XB, including full color mixing, color wheel, smooth dimming, strobe, variable CTC and zoom; the motorized zoom generates a wash effect instead of a hard-edge beam, and can be zoomed from tight to wide. A CMCY color-mixing system offers a broad spectrum of colors, and the unit also features an interchangeable, four-position (plus open) color wheel, allowing designers to customize shades and complement perfectly the color-mixing system. Additionally, a continuously variable color-correction system adds the flexibility to gradually and smoothly increase or decrease color temperature, which is useful for smoothing out color temperature inconsistencies when working alongside older lamps.

The fixture allows for smooth fading via a combined dimmer/shutter. Mechanical dimming is from 0 to 100 percent, and the shutter offers rapid strobe effects up to 10Hz with instant open and blackout. In addition to mechanical dimming, an optional dimming wheel can replace the color wheel. Additionally, a gobo wheel with four static beam-effect apertures (plus open) allows for wider or tighter beam effects as well as multiple beams or cone looks. 

The Mac 2000 Beam XB is constructed of rugged, modular components for easy maintenance. It has an auto-ranging switch mode for worldwide use.

contact info:  
www.martin.com
Chauvet Launches Legend

Chauvet has introduced the compact Legend 300E Spot and Legend 300E Beam moving fixtures, which boast a bright output that surpasses that of fixtures with higher power ratings, allowing lighting designers to cover a larger area with fewer fixtures.

The Legend 300E fixtures’ bright output is due to a carefully designed optical path and a powerful Philips MRS Gold 300/2 MiniFastFit lamp. The MiniFastFit socket allows for quick and easy lamp changes.

Both fixtures come with CMY and CTO color-mixing systems, which feature vector speed for super-smooth color changes. Additionally, each fixture has a variable-speed color wheel with seven pure colors and white, split/linear colors and rainbow color.

An advanced control system allows for quiet, fast and precise (16-bit) head movements. Both the Spot and Beam fixtures feature a pan range of 540 degrees and a tilt range of 270 degrees. Automatic pan-and-tilt correction and pan-and-tilt locks are standard features.

The Legend 300E Spot features two variable-speed gobo wheels. One is indexed and has seven rotating “slot-n-lock” glass gobos in addition to open and gobo shake; the other gobo wheel has eight fixed gobos plus open. The fixture also ships with two extra gobos. Additionally, the Spot fixture features static frost, a three-facet rotating prism, an iris, a shutter with variable speed, focus control, a wide zoom range of 4 to 20 degrees and a 16-bit dimmer.

The Legend 300E Beam projects a bright 3.67-degree beam. It has seven rotating and shaking gobos plus white, a three-facet rotating prism, and variable frost. Both the Spot and Beam units feature high-efficiency electronic ballasts and power supplies with power-factor correction for reduced interference and better compliance with local utilities.

contact info:  
www.chauvetlighting.com
Barco Shows New Moves

Barco has announced a broad spectrum of enhancements, upgrades and new products geared toward strengthening its digital lighting and moving luminaire product lines. The company has expanded the capabilities of the DL.3 digital light, the Axon media server and the DML-1200 digital light and unveiled two new products, the SDI-DMX Mixer Pro and the 850-watt Intellaspot XT-1.

For the DL.3 digital light and the Axon media server, Barco has advanced the core capabilities with version 2.0 software, providing additional media streams, new features and additional creative effects. Included are new digital shutters, improved blending functionality, new innovative diagnostic tools, an increase in the number of available graphic layers (from three to nine), and an overall enhancement that enables more effects to be used simultaneously. Version 2.0 software also improves legacy DL.2 fixtures with an additional media layer, new effects and new system diagnostics.
    Each DL.3 fixture now ships with an improved color space and a significant increase in brightness. Using a state-of-the-art QuaDrive optical engine, the DL.3 now produces higher luminosity with improved color accuracy and clarity, providing a 20-percent increase in color space. Exclusive to the Axon media server, each unit now ships with dual HD-SDI inputs as standard. For the DML-1200 digital light, the unit’s latest software upgrade expands the system’s functionality with new configuration features that include settings for high-altitude mode, lamp modes, default imagery, shutdown options and selectable aspect ratios (4:3, 16:9 or 5:4). Additionally, the software now enables the projector toolset while DMX is connected.

The SDI-DMX Mixer Pro is a hybrid switcher that offers users the ability to switch, mix and matrix four video inputs to four video outputs directly from any DMX lighting controller. Today’s controllers are required to interface with an ever-increasing number of sources and destinations, such as DL.3s, DML-1200s, Axon media servers, cameras, projectors and screens. To ease and simplify the overall control task, the SDI-DMX Mixer Pro places the power of video switching and crossfades directly into the lighting designer’s hands.

Finally, the Intellaspot XT-1 is an advanced professional moving luminaire, offering remarkable innovations in optics, lamp configurations, high lumen output, energy efficiency, zoom range and overall feature set, all at a highly economical price point.

“We are pleased to introduce such a full range of new products and enhancements,” says Chris Colpaert, vice president of creative lighting for Barco. “In particular, the XT-1 is destined to amaze the industry with its efficiency, high output and low price. Together, these advances demonstrate our commitment to the technology and our keen desire to address our customers’ requests.”

contact info:  
www.barco.com
E:cue Provides Lighting Control

E:cue Lighting Control, part of the Osram company Traxon Technologies, has introduced the Lighting Control Engine, a high-performance lighting-control server that combines the interactivity of the company’s previous Media Engine 2 and the optimum performance of the Lighting Control Server.

Designed to control large and complex projects, the LCE is a high-performance server installed with the E:cue Lighting Application Suite 5.2. This versatile central control unit orchestrates all devices and fixtures within a project and can output DMX/RDM, e:net, Art-Net, KiNET and other protocols; it can also integrate various audio/video, external triggering and other desired devices and content. The LCE can be mounted in a 19" rack and controls up to 65,536 DMX channels.

A built-in touch-screen monitor housed on the front panel of the durable aluminum casing provides user interaction with custom graphical user interface designs, including pictures, buttons and faders with various colors, shapes and patterns. The screen can also be used for monitoring lighting installation parameters and status of various devices in a lighting-control system.

Via RS232, DMX, MIDI, Ethernet (UDP), SMPTE time code and digital dry contact inputs, the LCE can integrate various technologies and devices for triggering and external control. Additionally, the lighting show file running on the LCE is triggered via a real-time astronomical clock and an integrated Web server for remote control via a Web browser.

The LCE is designed to work without interruption, ensuring permanent installations run smoothly. Additional LCEs can also be configured to backup the master LCE in the event of a failure. 

contact info:  
www.ecue.com
www.traxontechnologies.com
iPad Gets Luminair

Synthe FX has released the Luminair for iPad, a desktop-class, multi-touch, DMX lighting-control app for Apple’s iPad. Luminair uses the Art-Net protocol to transmit DMX data over Wi-Fi, giving users wireless control of color-mixable LED fixtures, dimmers, studio lighting, moving lights, media servers and any other DMX-enabled equipment.

Luminair for iPad includes such features as editable quick-touch cues, project-based color swatches, pop-up contextual controls, external keyboard support and a user-configurable UI. The app is also built for future expansion.

“Luminair for iPad is the result of over two and a half years of multi-touch development,” says Ryan Hisey, founder of Synthe FX. “The speed at which users can now interact with their lighting designs is absolutely incredible, directly as a result of multi-touch and Luminair’s innovative UI design.”

Luminair for iPad can be purchased and downloaded directly from the iTunes App Store. 

contact info:  
synthe-fx.com
DBP Backpack from Dedolight

Dedolight has expanded its portable studio line of soft case lighting kits with the DBP Backpack, designed to easily, comfortably and safely transport classic Dedolight fixtures as well as the company’s 200 Series units.

The DBP Backpack measures 26"x17"x10.2" and, when empty, weighs 13.2 pounds. Top and side handles guarantee maximum portability in any situation, and an additional pouch on the side allows for transporting softboxes up to the size of Dedolight’s 5' Octodome. Inside, the stand compartment runs along the middle of the Backpack, with compartments on either side for light heads, ensuring the user’s load is balanced. Two horizontal belts further stabilize the Backpack.

Like all other Dedolight portable studio soft cases, the Backpack is made of near-indestructible materials and stands up to the rigors of daily work on any production.

contact info:  
www.dedolight.com
Lightronics Illuminates Par4

Lightronics has introduced the Par4 fixture, which features a durable, die-cast aluminum housing and aluminum reflector. Rated at 800 watts maximum, the fixture utilizes a 575- or 750-watt halogen bulb with a bi-pin G9.5 base. The fixture comes equipped with four interchangeable lenses (VNSP 15 degrees, NSP 19 degrees, MFL 21-34 degrees and WFL 30-51 degrees) and a filter frame. 

The versatile Par4 produces as much light as a 1,000-watt Par can with a reduction in electrical consumption of up to 40 percent. The interchangeable lens allows users to stock one type of lamp, with the four lenses available to meet the requirements of any mounting location.

The fixture is available in black, silver or white, and is covered by a two-year warranty from Lightronics.

contact info:  
www.lightronics.com
Ikan Adds to LED Range

Ikan has expanded its LED lighting range with the introduction of the iLED 155, Multi-K, ID500 and ID400 LED fixtures.

Measuring 6"x3.25"x1.375" and weighing only .85 pounds, the iLED 155 is perfectly suited to on-camera operation. The 5,600°K fixture draws less than 10 watts of power and operates on 12-24 volts. The iLED 155 kit, which sells for $349, includes a choice of DV battery plate (Sony, Panasonic or Canon), an AC power supply, a shoe mount, Full CTO Gel, 1⁄2 CTO Gel, Opal Gel, 1⁄4 Minus Green Gel and a soft carrying case.

The Multi-K on-camera LED measures 4.9"x4.3"x1.6" and weighs .8 pounds. The fixture boasts 144 LED bulbs in red, white and yellow for an adjustable color temperature range from 2,800°K to 6,500°K. With an operating range of 12-18 volts, the fixture can run on six AA batteries, a 12-volt DC input or a D-tap power cable. The Multi-K kit sells for $499 and includes an AC adapter, a camera shoe mount and a soft carrying case.

The portable, wireless, 5,600°K ID500 weighs 5.8 pounds and measures 13.8"x7.5"x2.7". The 30-watt fixture operates from 12-14.4 volts and comes with an RF remote control, giving users control over the fixture’s power and the ability to regulate each of the unit’s four light banks; the control operates on three separate channels, allowing users to control three ID500s from one remote. The fixture (with power cord and remote control) sells for $499. Ikan also offers an ID500 three-light kit for $1,699; each kit includes three lights, three stands, three power cords, one bag for the lights and one bag for the stands.

The four-bulb ID-400 measures 8.5"x2.5"x5.5" and weighs 3.6 pounds. In addition to standard AC power, the fixture can be powered via a professional battery plate. Selling for $499, the ID-400 comes with an AC adapter, a light stand adapter and an RF remote control offering three channels and a range of more than 500'.

contact info:  
www.ikancorp.com
Gekko Spotlights Kezia 200F

Gekko Technology has introduced the Kezia 200F white-optimized spot lamp.

“The Kezia 200F is optimized for use in film production or studio broadcast,” says David Amphlett, Gekko’s founder and managing director. “It allows precise adjustment between 2,900° and 6,500° Kelvin, including presets for selection of 2,900, 3,200, 4,300, 5,600 and 6,500°K via DMX or an optional rear panel. A built-in color-feedback system ensures color temperature remains constant when the light is dimmed, as ambient conditions change or as the unit ages.”

Drawing less than 200 watts of power, the Kezia 200F is comparable in output intensity with a 1K tungsten fixture while generating far less heat than traditional lamps. Interchangeable optics provide beam angles of 20, 35, 60 or 80 degrees. According to Gekko, output intensity is 8,300 lux at 1 meter, 1,900 lux at 2 meters and 900 lux at 3 meters.

The Kezia 200F joins the Kezia 50E, 50F and 200E. All four models are based on Gekko’s Kleer Color LED technology, which provides a very broad-spectrum light with precisely controllable color temperature. The Kezia family is supported by a range of reflector options, honeycomb louvers, barn-door accessories and diffusion gratings.

contact info:  
www.gekkotechnology.com
ETC Introduces Hot, Cool LEDs

Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc. has introduced two bold color-spectrum-specific additions to its line of Selador LED lighting fixtures: Fire and Ice. Fire features a warm wash of saturated reds, oranges and ambers while Ice provides a palette of indigo, blue, cyan and green — and a touch of red. An integral addition to the Selador Vivid lineup, Fire and Ice offer brightness performance equal to or exceeding that of conventional tungsten Par fixtures while saving dramatically on electricity.

Tom Littrell, ETC’s fixtures product manager, says, “These are truly the tools of a new stage-lighting design: super-high-intensity LED color washes bright enough to blend seamlessly with your conventional fixtures’ output, while slashing power consumption. Ice, with its bright, rich hues, is up to 90 percent more efficient than conventional Par washlights gelled blue.

“Most productions regularly employ deep colors in their rigs — keeping blues and reds in use at all times,” Littrell continues. “Fire and Ice provide those coveted color spectrums at brightness levels that are usable all over the stage.”

Changes in LED technology have also prompted ETC to upgrade its Vivid fixture to the Vivid-R, which provides a 50-percent increase in light output while consuming 10 percent less power than the original Vivid. Vivid-R combines high-power Luxeon Rebel LEDs and high-efficiency lenses for its color production and lighting punch. Because of the low heat output of all Selador Series LED fixtures, Vivid-R’s colors can be blazing without overheating the talent.

contact info:  
www.etcconnect.com
Robert Juliat Profiles Aledin

Robert Juliat has introduced the Aledin LED Profile Framing Spotlight, which delivers excellent output, framing and projection from an extremely low-powered, 85-watt LED light source. 

Based on Robert Juliat’s 600SX Series profile, the Aledin benefits from the famed double condenser optical system and retains all the features of a standard Robert Juliat profile. Aledin’s low power consumption is of value where power availability is limited, while a choice of color temperature (3,500°K or 5,800°K) makes it a perfect solution for a variety of environments. Additionally, the fixture boasts no UV or IR emissions.

Other features of the Aledin include built-in framing shutters and compatibility with metal, glass or plastic gobo materials. The fixture includes a built-in, electronic, flicker-free, dimmable PSU with direct DMX input — no external dimmer is required — and the color temperature remains consistent throughout the dimming range. The Aledin is available in three zoom ranges and can also be purchased as a retrofit kit for Robert Juliat’s 600 Series Tungsten, 400 Series Quincy and Figaro luminaires.

contact info:  
www.robertjuliatamerica.com
K5600 Accessorizes Joker-Bug with Big-Eye

K5600 has released the Big-Eye accessory for its Joker-Bug lighting system. The Big-Eye turns any Joker-Bug into a giant, focusable Fresnel beauty light. 

The 24" Big-Eye converts the Joker-Bug to a large, hard-light source with naturally defined shadows. The Big-Eye package weighs 22 pounds (with a Joker-Bug 800), is foldable for easy transport, and is quick and easy to set up.
contact info:  
www.k5600.com
Elation Professional Filters, Shapes LEDs

Elation Professional has introduced the LSF Series of Light Shaping Filters, which instantly give any LED fixture made by any manufacturer a wider, smoother beam angle. The Light Shaping Filters can attach to a gel frame or the inside of an LED’s casing in minutes to add 10, 20 or 30 degrees to the fixture’s beam, or a linear beam shape effect ideal for stage or wall grazing.

“Customers have been asking for wider diffused LED lighting fixtures without losing a lot of output, and our new Light Shaping Filters provide an easy, cost-effective way to attain this,” says Eric Loader, director of sales for Elation Professional. “Using one of these filters, you can widen the beam of a narrow-beam-angle LED Par like our Opti Tri 30 and convert it into a fixture suitable for a stage or wall wash.”

The LSF Series has been designed to preserve as much power as possible while dispersing light; the filters provide up to 92 percent light transmission. “Our LSF filters are unique in that they give you a wider beam angle without sacrificing much output, and they also smooth out the beam of any LED fixture that does not have a perfect field of light,” says Loader.

Light Shaping Filters are available in four different beam angles: 10 degrees (LSF10-24), 20 degrees (LSF20-22), 30 degrees (LSF30-24) and 60 degrees by 1 degree (LSF601-24). With the first three versions, the beam angle is widened both vertically and horizontally, while the 60x1 version broadens the angle 60 degrees horizontally and only 1 degree vertically, making it ideal for long, flat wall washes.

Each LSF filter sells for $139.99 and comes in a large sheet that the user can cut to the desired size; each sheet measures 24"x24", except the 20-degree filter, which measures 24"x22".

contact info:  
www.elationlighting.com
Kino Flo Expands True Match Lamp Range

Kino Flo has introduced tungsten-balanced, high-lumen, high-color-rendering True Match 96-watt KF32 Twin Lamps and True Match 55-watt KF32 Quad Lamps. The KF32 Twin Lamps fit Kino Flo’s VistaBeam and Vista Single fixtures, while the KF32 Quad Lamps are designed for the company’s BarFly line.

Like other lamps in the True Match family, the KF32’s color (CRI 95) is formulated by Kino Flo to match the spectral sensitivity curves of HD and digital film imaging equipment. The KF32 displays a smooth beam gradient that responds especially well to the latest generation of HD cameras. The lamps work side by side with traditional tungsten sources without corrective filtration, while drawing 1⁄10 the power per lumen compared with incandescent fixtures.
contact info:  
www.kinoflo.com
Arri Ballasts Enable High-Speed Shooting

Arri’s next generation of 1,000Hz High-Speed Ballasts promise to set a new bar for flicker-free illumination in digital high-speed photography. The new ballasts are available in four different wattage configurations: EB 125/200-watt Digital High Speed, EB 400/575-watt Digital High Speed, EB 575/1,200-watt Digital High Speed and EB 2,500/4,000-watt Digital High Speed.

Arri’s electronic ballasts traditionally offer a flicker-free mode to supply the lamp with a 75Hz square wave current; this mode works perfectly for high-speed photography with analog film cameras shooting up to 150 fps. The new High-Speed Ballasts supply the lamps with a 1,000Hz square wave current to achieve high-quality flicker-free images even at frame rates exceeding 1,000 fps.
contact info:  
www.arri.com
Pixled Flexes LED Mesh

Pixled has introduced the F-37L, a 37mm flexible mesh LED video display designed for both backdrop applications and creative LED applications.

The F-37L’s ultra-slim, flexible mesh construction offers the perfect combination of design flexibility and speed of deployment. The F-37L can be formed into any shape or molded over any object, or it can be deployed as a flat LED video screen. With its ultra-lightweight construction, IP63 rating and quick roll-out design, the F-37L can be used in almost any venue, indoors or out, and installed quickly.

The F-37L uses Nichia SMD LEDs at a pixel pitch of 37.5mm, both vertically and horizontally, with viewing angles greater than 120 degrees both vertically and horizontally. The combination of pixel pitch, light output and 57-percent transparency make the F-37L an ideal solution for massive wide-canvas backdrops, delivering sharp, crisp video images.

Each F-37L panel weighs 5.11 pounds and measures 11.8" wide, 47.2" high and 0.95" deep. It is available in either a white or black finish and is CE and ETL listed. The maximum power draw per panel is less than 100 watts, with an input frequency of 60Hz, a refresh rate greater than 240Hz, and an operating temperature range of -4° to 122°F.

contact info:  
www.pixled.com
Shadowstone Introduces LED Bands

Shadowstone has introduced a range of customizable LED Band Lighting Kits. Ideally suited to cramped quarters where power and heat are major concerns, the LED Band Lighting Kits are perfect for close-up lighting or as a supplement to other light sources in a studio or on location.

The basic Band Lighting Kit consists of 16' bands of Warm White (3,000°K), Cool White (6,000°K) and RGB LEDs. The Kit also includes a DMX Pocket Console, a DMX Interface Module, a local dimming power supply, non-dimming power supplies and a variety of accessories such as T and L junctions and other connectors that allow for customization of band configuration.

The bands can be cut on site to lengths as small as 2" for the white-light LEDs and 4" for the RGB band. Multiple adhesives, Velcro and other mounting options are also included to further facilitate individual production needs. The Band Lighting Kits can be adapted for waterproof applications, and the kits are also available in specific kits of only Warm White, Cool White or RGB arrangements.

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www.shadowstone.com
OmniSistem Lights Up Nite

Available in either RGBA or white-only configurations, OmniSistem’s Omni Nite LED Curtain is made of ultra-thin lightweight fabric and features wide Velcro straps for secure installation on truss or goalpost rigs. Both the RGBA and white-only configurations are available in two sizes: 10'x20' and 20'x20'. The Omni Nite is controllable via 4 channels of DMX512.

The Omni Nite comes equipped with a canvas travel case and a dedicated controller with eight auto programs. The travel case features adjustable straps and holds both the curtain and the controller. 
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Rotolight Upgrades Ringlight

Rotolight has introduced the upgraded RL48-A LED Ringlight and Rotolight Stand. Featuring soft, natural and “shadow-less” continuous light output as well as an expanded operating range of studio-accurate color temperatures, the RL48-A is ideally suited to HDSLR cinematography. The fixture can mount below a mattebox, over a shotgun microphone or accessory shoe, on a spare tripod or via an articulated arm.

The revised Rotolight RL48-A is 35-percent brighter than the previous model and uses the latest generation pro-grade ultra-bright LEDs. The fixture boasts a wider color palette, delivering perfectly calibrated 6,900°, 5,600°, 4,100° and 3,200°K. It can be dimmed with extreme accuracy using neutral density filters over a range of 1.5 aperture stops. A newly designed water-resistant switch keeps adverse weather out and prevents accidental operation of the unit, allowing greater operational flexibility. The fixture also features completely redesigned opto-electronics and proprietary circuit boards for enhanced performance, along with a new internal cover plate that incorporates a redesigned battery compartment to further protect the electronics.

Weighing only 5 ounces, the RL48-A features a matte black, water resistant, rubberized outer layer, which effectively eliminates reflectivity and acoustic resonance. The ring design incorporates a universal 38mm microphone mount that allows the fixture to be fitted onto virtually any standard shotgun microphone. 48 special high-output LEDs provide the equivalent of a 50-watt tungsten hot bulb, delivering a widely dispersed light with soft, diffused shadows, resulting in evenly balanced illumination with a long throw. Power is provided by three AA lithium, alkaline or rechargeable batteries, which typically provide more than four hours of extended non-stop operation, over which the color temperature remains highly stable.

Rotolight has also introduced the Rotolight Interview Kit, comprising two RL48-A Ringlights, a belt pouch, two Rotolight Stands and an Add-On Color FX Filter Kit; the Filter Kit contains a selection of Lee filters. The complete kit weighs less than a traditional v-lock battery and fits inside the belt pouch, making it incredibly easy to transport.

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