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October 2011
Arri Unveils L-Series LED Fresnels
Arri has introduced the L-Series of LED Fresnel fixtures. The L7-T, L7-D and L7-C fixtures incorporate Fresnel characteristics of continuous focusing from spot to flood and a smooth, homogenous light field.
LEDZ Fires Up Superspot
LEDZ has introduced the LEDZ Superspot, a robust LED luminaire.
Gekko Expands Karess Range
Gekko Technology has expanded its Karesslite LED soft-light range with the Karess 6012 Blendable and Karesslite 6012 FX. 
Litepanels Upgrades Sola ENG
Litepanels, a Vitec Group brand, has added more versatility to its on-camera Sola ENG LED Fresnel light. 
3-Point Lighting With Ikan iLEDs
Ikan has introduced the iLED 312 Three-Point Light Kit, which includes a durable carrying case, three iLED 312 LED fixtures, three light stands, three light diffusers, three AC power adapters, six Sony L-series DV batteries, three dual-battery chargers and three iLED 312 soft carrying cases. 
Elation Professional Zooms With Platinum Wash
Elation Professional has introduced the Platinum Wash LED Zoom, a compact, energy-efficient LED color wash with a built-in zoom and integrated DMX. 
High End Systems Breaks out Technospot
High End Systems, a Barco company, has introduced the Technospot, a compact, hard-edged fixture designed for a wide variety of applications.

Hive Lighting Illuminates Plasma Line
Hive Lighting has announced plans for a line of plasma luminaires for the entertainment industry. Incorporating Luxim light-emitting-plasma technology, the fixtures boast flicker-free, silent operation while generating little heat and producing full-spectrum daylight-balanced light.
Photon Beard Goes Nova
Photon Beard has introduced the Nova 270 flicker-free, low-heat, energy-efficient lighting fixture. 
Prism Projection Reveals LED Profile
Prism Projection has unveiled the Reveal Profile, a high-CRI LED profile spot with high lumen output.
Cool-Lux Accessorizes Mini-Cool Online
Cool-Lux has introduced the LK2052 Mini-Cool Accessorized AC/DC Kit, which includes a Mini-Cool fixture, a Mini-Cool AC power cord, a four-pin XLR DC power cord, a 150-watt AC lamp (120 volts), a 75-watt DC lamp (12 volts), a camera adapter, a stand adapter, a 2” spring clamp, Mini-Cool barn doors, a 600-watt AC dimmer and a Mini-Cool soft box with holder.
Elation Warms Up White Wash Online
Elation Professional has introduced the WW Tone warm-white wash. This high-output 100-watt DMX LED wash fixture generates 3,000°K color temperature at 82 CRI.

Ikan's Multi-K Gets Extra Large Online
Ikan has introduced the Multi-K XL LED lighting fixture. The Multi-K XL features individually adjustable RGB LED bulbs, variable color-temperature control, on-board dimming and RGB-mixing control systems, DMX compatibility, and six color-temperature presets from 2,800°K to 6,500°K. 
Ikan Offers Control with IDMX 1000 Online
Ikan has introduced the IDMX 1000 LED lighting fixture with full DMX capabilities. 
Rose Brand Introduces Trevira Muslin Online
Rose Brand has introduced flame-retardant Trevira Muslin. The new fabric measures 32’9” wide, making it the widest flame-retardant muslin on the market. Trevira Muslin is ideal for cycloramas and backdrops. The fabric is sold exclusively through Rose Brand.

Shock Boxx Protects Truss Systems Online
Kai Knox Technologies and Scott Almand Designs have introduced the Shock Boxx pre-rig lighting-truss shock system, designed to protect expensive truss-mounted lighting and video equipment as it’s transported.
NewBlue Blends Light Online
NewBlue, Inc. has released NewBlue Light Blends, a set of 10 dynamic video transitions that delivers stylized, professional lighting looks with ease. Like the company’s entire line of NewBlueFX video-effects plug-ins, Light Blends works with Adobe After Effects, Premiere, Premiere Elements and Premiere Pro; Apple Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Express; Avid Media Composer, NewsCutter, Symphony and Xpress; Corel VideoStudio; Pinnacle Studio; Sony Vegas and Vegas Movie Studio; Magix Movie Edit Pro; and Edius.


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Arri Unveils L-Series LED Fresnels

Arri has introduced the L-Series of LED Fresnel fixtures. The L7-T, L7-D and L7-C fixtures incorporate Fresnel characteristics of continuous focusing from spot to flood and a smooth, homogenous light field.

The “L” in L-Series stands for LED, and the “7” correlates to the 7" Fresnel-like lens shared by all three models. The L7-T is tungsten balanced at 3,200°K, the L7-D is daylight balanced at 5,600°K, and the L7-C is color-controllable. All three can be operated in identical manner.

As with a conventional Fresnel, precise light-field control can be achieved with barn doors and flags, permitting the same cutting and shaping of the beam that lighting designers depend on. All three L-Series fixtures draw 220 watts of power, and the L7-T and L7-D both produce a light output comparable to a conventional 1K tungsten Fresnel. The white light of the L7-C can be adjusted for different skin tones, camera sensors and mixed-light environments, and specific color shades can be matched through full-gamut color mixing without compromising the quality of the light field; the L-Series combines uniform light and single-shadow rendition with absolute control of color temperature.

In addition to RDM-enabled DMX, L-Series fixtures can be supplied with on-board manual controls. For the color-tunable L7-C, this enables rapid and precise adjustment of intensity, color temperature, green/magenta point, hue and saturation.

The L-Series also offers a completely passive cooling system in a high-intensity LED fixture, resulting in truly silent operation. Like all Arri products, the L-Series Fresnels utilize durable components designed for high-impact handling. They feature IP54 weather resistance and are built to withstand the rigors of modern production.

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www.arri.com
LEDZ Fires Up Superspot

LEDZ has introduced the LEDZ Superspot, a robust LED luminaire. Similar in style to the company’s Brute products, the Superspot produces a sharp, powerful, circular beam. Boasting 5,500°K color temperature and a throw in excess of 40', the Superspot is comparable to a 575-watt HMI fixture and draws only a single amp.

According to LEDZ’s photometrics, the Superspot boasts an output of 3,650 foot candles at 3', 1,300 foot candles at 6', 550 foot candles at 9', 345 foot candles at 12', 225 foot candles at 15', 110 foot candles at 21', 68 foot candles at 27', 45 foot candles at 33', and 29 foot candles at 39'.

The Superspot features an all-aluminum housing and yoke system with a junior mounting pin. It has a slim profile and produces no sound and minimal heat. The fixture also incorporates two built-in dimmers, which allow for 0-100-percent output control with minimal color shifting.

The Superspot comes complete with a switchable power supply unit (110-volt to 240-volt AC) and an extension cable with on/off switch. Additional accessories are available, including the LEDZ speed frame, filter frame, DMX capabilities and 12-volt battery options for mobile applications.

contact info:  
www.led-z.com
Gekko Expands Karess Range

Gekko Technology has expanded its Karesslite LED soft-light range with the Karess 6012 Blendable and Karesslite 6012 FX. 

Whereas the standard Karesslite is switchable between daylight and tungsten color temperatures, the Karess 6012 Blendable can be adjusted to any intermediate color temperature between 3,200°K and 5,600°K. “Lighting-system designers, lighting directors and cinematographers appreciate the precise control this new option provides,” says Ian Muir, Gekko Technology’s business-development manager. “They now have the ability to select the color temperature they require by adjustment on the back of the unit, or remotely via DMX. Like all Karesslites, the blendable version delivers consistent color temperature throughout its full range of intensity variation. It delivers an output color quality that is consistent with more traditional technologies, as well as providing the many benefits that LEDs offer.”

Designed for visual effects and chroma-key work, the Karesslite 6012 FX is switchable between blue and green outputs for both bluescreen and greenscreen applications. The unit features on-board dimming and switching in addition to integrated DMX.

Both the Karess 6012 Blendable and the Karesslite 6012 FX incorporate a 6x12 emitter format in a 23.6"x11.8" panel with a front-to-back depth of 6.5" and a weight of 15.4 pounds. Power consumption is 85 watts, allowing more than 90 minutes of continuous operation from two rear-mountable V-lock batteries. Power can also be supplied from a 12-40-volt DC feed via an XLR 4 connector, or from a mains supply.

Each Karesslite comes complete with an integral diffusion grating, providing a single-source output with minimal light loss. Egg-crate options can also be deployed to make the source more directional. Other available accessories include the Gekko swivel mount, yoke, encapsulated color-correction gel sets, removable barn doors, honeycomb louvers, remote dimmer and soft transit case.

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www.gekkotechnology.com
Litepanels Upgrades Sola ENG

Litepanels, a Vitec Group brand, has added more versatility to its on-camera Sola ENG LED Fresnel light. The upgraded Sola ENG operates on battery or AC power thanks to a new AC/DC adapter, and the Sola ENG Kit includes a detachable D-Tap power cable and Stand Adapter Bracket, making the fixture easy to mount on either a camera or light stand.

Litepanels’ daylight-balanced Sola fixtures provide great controllability and light-shaping properties, including variable beam control from 10-70 degrees while utilizing just a fraction of the power of standard fixtures. Employing a 3" proprietary Fresnel lens, the Sola ENG draws just 30 watts but produces light levels equivalent to a 250-watt tungsten unit.

Sola Fresnels feature instant dimming from 0-100 percent with no noticeable color shift. The Sola ENG provides ergonomic manual focus and dimming via lens-style rotating control. Output is flicker free and remains consistent even as the battery voltage goes down.

The Sola ENG fixture measures 4"x4"x5" and weighs 10 ounces. The Sola ENG Kit comes with the fixture, two-leaf barn doors, three gels (1⁄4 correction, full correction and diffusion), an AC power supply with power cord, a Stand Adapter Bracket, a detachable D-Tap DC power cable, and a shoe-ball mount and adapter. 

contact info:  
www.litepanels.com
3-Point Lighting With Ikan iLEDs

Ikan has introduced the iLED 312 Three-Point Light Kit, which includes a durable carrying case, three iLED 312 LED fixtures, three light stands, three light diffusers, three AC power adapters, six Sony L-series DV batteries, three dual-battery chargers and three iLED 312 soft carrying cases. 

The iLED 312 boasts a bright (6,580 lux at 50cm) wide-angle beam pattern, tungsten-to-daylight (3,200°K-6,500°K) blending, dimming, on-board battery-life indicator, and dual battery-life capabilities.

The kit’s suggested retail price is $1,799. 

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www.ikancorp.com
Elation Professional Zooms With Platinum Wash

Elation Professional has introduced the Platinum Wash LED Zoom, a compact, energy-efficient LED color wash with a built-in zoom and integrated DMX. Featuring a 300-watt Quad Color LED system and built on Elation’s space-saving Platinum base, the Platinum Wash LED Zoom offers brilliant RGBW colors in a trimmed-down fixture.

Powered by 30 10-watt RGBW CREE LEDs, the fixture produces an output comparable to a 575-watt discharge moving head but draws only 360 watts at maximum use. The LED source produces 155 foot candles at 16'.

Measuring 14" long, 13.2" wide and 19" high, the Platinum Wash LED Zoom is ideal for tight spaces. Weighing 35.5 pounds, the fixture is also easy to handle and transport.

The fixture’s built-in, motorized, 11-50-degree zooming capability gives designers fast beam control, allowing them to produce a smaller wash with a longer throw or wider coverage with a shorter throw. Additionally, the unit’s built-in EWDMX receiver allows the fixture to receive wireless DMX signals from up to 3,000' away. The fixture also features an electronic dimmer and strobe and can pan 540 degrees and tilt 265 degrees. It can be run in three DMX modes (12, 14, or 15 channels) with a three- or five-pin DMX input. A convenient touch-screen display on the rear of the base makes it easy to scroll through DMX settings. The unit also offers multi-voltage operation.

contact info:  
www.elationlighting.com
High End Systems Breaks out Technospot

High End Systems, a Barco company, has introduced the Technospot, a compact, hard-edged fixture designed for a wide variety of applications.

The Technospot features smooth CMY color mixing and a fixed color wheel with eight replaceable positions plus open. Two rotating Lithopattern wheels, each with six patterns plus open, provide a large number of output patterns and images. The output can be further enhanced with a rotating four-facet prism and an animation wheel.

The Technospot also features a prominent 5.3" lens, 11-34-degree zoom and more than 12,000 lumens of output from its 575-watt mini-fast-fit lamp. With its incredibly efficient optics, the Technospot projects clean, crisp images that cut through any wash. Additionally, an indigo highlighter provides light output from four 1-watt indigo LEDs, thus increasing the layering abilities of the large-aperture fixture.

Other features include mechanical strobe, a fast mechanical iris, a color LCD menu with battery operation, low ambient noise, RDM and DMX compatibility via three- and five-pin XLR connectors, and an included road case. The Technospot also boasts high-resolution micro-stepping motor control for smooth motion at all speeds; fast, smooth and quiet yoke movement; an exterior design that prevents stray light scatter; a low-noise, high-efficiency electronic cooling system; and pan and tilt locks for easy transportation.

contact info:  
www.highend.com
www.barco.com
Hive Lighting Illuminates Plasma Line

Hive Lighting has announced plans for a line of plasma luminaires for the entertainment industry. Incorporating Luxim light-emitting-plasma technology, the fixtures boast flicker-free, silent operation while generating little heat and producing full-spectrum daylight-balanced light.

The Hive Lighting plasma range was the brainchild of cinematographer Jon Edward Miller and energy consultant Robert Rutherford. “These beautiful, daylight-balanced lights are high output, have great color quality, and are ready for the rigors of production,” says Miller. “I started building these lights for my own use and quickly realized that their amazing color and power were something I needed to share with the industry.”

Hive’s Hornet180 Fresnel is the first in the product line. Using a 180-watt lamp and pulling just 275 total system watts, a Hornet180 Fresnel puts out more light than 400-watt HMIs and 1K tungsten Fresnels. Additionally, Hive’s lamps last 10,000 hours.

Hive’s lights are compatible with all standard lighting accessories. No new scrims, barn doors or Fresnel lenses are needed. The lights are also controllable through DMX, laptops and a wireless iPhone app.

Hive also plans to release the  BumbleBee540 SpaceLight and HoneyBee180 Softlight by the end of this year. 

contact info:  
www.hivelighting.com
Photon Beard Goes Nova

Photon Beard has introduced the Nova 270 flicker-free, low-heat, energy-efficient lighting fixture. 

“Nova is a completely new concept in location lighting,” says Peter Daffarn, Photon Beard’s managing director. “The fixture’s exceptionally low power consumption and ultra-cool beam provides a light output equivalent to a 2,000-watt tungsten Fresnel. Users will have all the light they need without breaking a sweat.”

The Nova 270 utilizes what Photon Beard describes as a new type of light source. The unit runs cool, so no fans are required. Additionally, the daylight-balanced fixture is focusable from 12 to 15 degrees.

contact info:  
www.photonbeard.com
Prism Projection Reveals LED Profile

Prism Projection has unveiled the Reveal Profile, a high-CRI LED profile spot with high lumen output. The fixture’s debut follows the successful launch of Prism’s Reveal Color Wash and Reveal Studio units.

The 16,000-lumen Reveal Profile features a variable color-temperature range from 2,800°K to 6,500°K, adjustable focus from hard to soft edge, changeable lenses for beam angles from 14 to 70 degrees, and a flat field. The fixture also offers four shutters on a tri-plane; an M-size gobo; DMX, Artnet and local control; and universal AC input.

Reveal products from Prism Projection are professional-grade solutions that offer exceptional color rendering, palette, repeatability and beam quality. Reveal-series products incorporate energy-efficient, long-lasting solid-state light sources applied with proprietary control algorithms and projection optics. 

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www.prismprojection.com
Cool-Lux Accessorizes Mini-Cool

Cool-Lux has introduced the LK2052 Mini-Cool Accessorized AC/DC Kit, which includes a Mini-Cool fixture, a Mini-Cool AC power cord, a four-pin XLR DC power cord, a 150-watt AC lamp (120 volts), a 75-watt DC lamp (12 volts), a camera adapter, a stand adapter, a 2” spring clamp, Mini-Cool barn doors, a 600-watt AC dimmer and a Mini-Cool soft box with holder.

“This LK2052 Mini-Cool Accessorized AC/DC Kit will provide videographers with all of the necessary tools they will need to accurately light their shots in any location,” says Bob Higgins, sales and marketing manager for Promark International. “The innovative, compact design and high-quality lighting of the Mini-Cool, along with these accessories, make this kit ideal for HD and HD DSLR arrangements.”
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www.cool-lux.com
Elation Warms Up White Wash

Elation Professional has introduced the WW Tone warm-white wash. This high-output 100-watt DMX LED wash fixture generates 3,000°K color temperature at 82 CRI.

Powered by the advanced Bridgelux LED source, WW Tone produces an intensely bright output (40 foot candles at 20’) without emitting the heat associated with traditional stage lights. Additionally, the WW Tone runs noiselessly.

Flexible enough to handle different wash requirements, the WW Tone comes with a 25-degree lens, which produces a 23-degree beam angle and a 48-degree field angle. An optional 45-degree lens is also available and yields a 43.5-degree beam angle and a 79-degree field angle. The WW Tone also includes barn doors and a gel frame.

The WW Tone also features a built-in dimmer and strobe, which can be operated either manually or via DMX control. The fixture can be run in either one- or two-channel DMX modes. A convenient LED display on the rear of the unit gives operators access to both manual control and DMX settings.

The WW Tone consumes 100 watts of electricity at maximum use, and is capable of multi-voltage operation (120V-240V 50/60Hz). The fixture measures 13.7”x9.6”x6.6” and weighs only 15.4 pounds. Additionally, the durable LED source is backed by a 5-year LED Engine warranty from the manufacturer.

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contact info:  
www.elationlighting.com
Ikan's Multi-K Gets Extra Large

Ikan has introduced the Multi-K XL LED lighting fixture. The Multi-K XL features individually adjustable RGB LED bulbs, variable color-temperature control, on-board dimming and RGB-mixing control systems, DMX compatibility, and six color-temperature presets from 2,800°K to 6,500°K. Additional features include a yoke mount, 30/60-degree LED conversion panels and 24-volt DC power supply. 

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www.ikancorp.com
Ikan Offers Control with IDMX 1000

Ikan has introduced the IDMX 1000 LED lighting fixture with full DMX capabilities.

Building on the success of the company’s ID 1000 fixture, the IDMX 1000 features DMX 512 compatibility, on-board dimming, four switchable banks for increased control, integrated barn doors with intensifiers, a 12-volt DC power supply and a yoke mount.

The IDMX 1000 is available now for a recommended price of $1,099.

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www.ikancorp.com
Rose Brand Introduces Trevira Muslin

Rose Brand has introduced flame-retardant Trevira Muslin. The new fabric measures 32’9” wide, making it the widest flame-retardant muslin on the market. Trevira Muslin is ideal for cycloramas and backdrops. The fabric is sold exclusively through Rose Brand.

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contact info:  
www.rosebrand.com
Shock Boxx Protects Truss Systems

Kai Knox Technologies and Scott Almand Designs have introduced the Shock Boxx pre-rig lighting-truss shock system, designed to protect expensive truss-mounted lighting and video equipment as it’s transported.

A Shock Boxx unit comprises a box-shaped carriage system, a shock system and locator bars. After the carriage system is positioned snugly inside the pre-rigged truss, the shocks are installed on the sides of the truss. Finally, the locator bars are positioned in the desired location of the lighting fixtures. Integrating Shock Boxx into existing truss inventory is fast and convenient; the easy-to-assemble retrofit kit can be installed in less than 10 minutes.

“Shock Boxx provides a stable base with adjustable PSI components that eliminate hard impact and allow lights to glide gently up and down during transport, reducing wear and tear,” says Scott Almand of Scott Almand Designs. “It’s kind of like the air ride systems in long-distance hauling rigs, but this neutralizes energy within the truss system itself.”

Shock Boxx is available in multiple configurations and sizes, and is compatible with any standard pre-rig truss (26”x30”) or HUD/GT truss (14”x24”).

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contact info:  
www.shock-boxx.com
NewBlue Blends Light

NewBlue, Inc. has released NewBlue Light Blends, a set of 10 dynamic video transitions that delivers stylized, professional lighting looks with ease. Like the company’s entire line of NewBlueFX video-effects plug-ins, Light Blends works with Adobe After Effects, Premiere, Premiere Elements and Premiere Pro; Apple Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Express; Avid Media Composer, NewsCutter, Symphony and Xpress; Corel VideoStudio; Pinnacle Studio; Sony Vegas and Vegas Movie Studio; Magix Movie Edit Pro; and Edius.

Light Blends includes the following transitions, all with more than 130 preset configurations: Glow Pro, which generates a soft, radiant light in any color; Light Bender, which mutates between scenes with shifting, curved flares; Light Ring, which creates a rippling ring of brilliant light; Neon Lights, which converts image outlines into surreal bands of light; Photon Blast, which casts powerful rays of multicolored light; Plasma Glow, which warps one scene into the next with a dynamic, shimmering blast of light; Psycho Strobe, which generates a sequence of bright flashes; RGB Shift, which separates the image into vibrating colored layers; Scanner, which wipes from one scene to the next with a fluorescent beam of watery light; and Traveling Rays, which throws bright beams from a moving light source that flies across the screen.

NewBlue Light Blends is available directly from NewBlue for $119.95.

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www.newbluefx.com