Philips Strand Lighting and Philips Selecon Offer Interactive Experience at LDI
Additionally, the donation of USB LED Ghostlights helps support Behind the Scenes
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
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At LDI 2012, Philips Strand Lighting and Philips Selecon featured a completely interactive, customer-experience booth, which led to one of their most successful displays of their new array of ground-breaking LED luminaires in conjunction with two new innovative lighting control systems. With this said, they also took a moment to give back to lighting industry through the donation of USB LED ghostlights to support Behind the Scenes.

“As visitors came to our booth, we did not simply want them to see the new lighting fixtures,” said Pete Borchetta, Philips Strand Lighting Product Manager. “We wanted them to be able to touch and work with the lights as they would in their everyday lives. That’s why we placed several of our new luminaires at ground-level so that they could change gobos and make shutter cuts, plus we created interactive touch screens that allowed them to change colors which is the key benefit of all our Selecon LED luminaires With fully homogenized beams, less power consumption and higher performance, designers can now enjoy the virtually limitless color-mixing and color temperatures produced by our high-output RGBW LED chips in LED luminaires designed specifically for the entertainment industry.”

The Selecon PLProfile1 and PLProfile4 luminaires are variable-beam LED profiles with precise beam control and pattern projection from a high output beam. While the PLProfile1 utilizes a single LED light engine, the PLProfile4 utilizes four LED engines and is easily convertible from a fixed beam to a zoom range luminaire. Both fixtures are a combination of LED source technology precision optical design, and offer quality LED illumination in a compact, robust luminaire, while setting new standards for high-definition image projection. Pattern projections allow you to texture the light, while you can shape the beam with the framing shutters, plus users may quickly switch from wide-zoom to medium-zoom with interchangeable lens trays on the PLProfile1.

The Selecon PLFresnel1 is a general purpose LED luminaire for theatre, small studio, and display lighting applications. It produces an adjustable beam of light with a soft edge which is easily blended with adjacent beams to provide even illumination. Using LED source technology combined with a traditional Fresnel lens, the PLFresnel1 delivers the Philips industry benchmark quality without the compromising performance. With seamless fading between colors, barndoor accessories to shape the beam, simple adjustments from spot to flood with the posi-slide design, and less power consumption with no dimmer circuits, the PLFresnel1 allows designers a new level of creativity.

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To strengthen their line of lighting control systems for both the architectural and entertainment markets, Philips Strand Lighting hosted the debut of Vision.Net 4, along with a sneak preview of the soon-to-be-released ML250 Control Console. 4 introduces intelligent fixture control for enhanced architectural capabilities, and LED fixture control has become simple and intuitive. The interface gives users preset colors (based on the fixture type), a color picker, custom color manipulation with Hue, Saturation, and Brightness, in addition to native colors. Custom colors can also be created and stored. At the same time, will now add automated luminaire control with the ability for pan/tilt control and the same advanced color control, plus control for other parameters such as ability to swap and invert pan and tilt.

As the next evolution of the popular Series 200 console, the ML250 features four encoders and an LCD display screen for quick and easy automated lighting and LED control. Along with all the standard features found on a preset desk, the ML250 control console is ideal for smaller productions with a hybrid of lighting instruments.

In addition to the successful showcase of products, Philips Strand Lighting and Philips Selecon also took the time to give back the entertainment lighting industry. Working to support Behind the Scenes, Philips Strand Lighting and Philips Selecon have donated USB LED ghostlights which are now being sold by The ESTA foundation to raise funds for the financial support of entertainment technology industry professionals who are ill or injured. To date, Philips Strand Lighting has donated 250 USB LED ghostlights which have raised a total $10,000 to support those affected by illness or tragedy.

“Behind The Scenes relies heavily on the generous support of manufacturers such as Philips Strand Lighting and Philips Selecon,” said Rick Rudolph, Chairman of the Behind the Scenes Committee. “Through their donation, we have been able to not only raise additional awareness of the charity, but we have also been able to raise a significant amount of money to support those in need.”

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