What you have to know about Hyperion

To celebrate 50 years of innovation, Spotlight presents a new series of professional 300W LED luminaires featuring a new rounder, sleeker design.

The new Hyperion series is designed for large installations such as theaters, film and TV studios with a performance comparable to a 2000W halogen fixture, but with a more compact size and reduced heat production.

The colour version uses a system of six colours to generate rich saturates and subtle, theatrical pastels. It combines diodes that emit the usual primary colours – red, green and blue – with further sources of amber, cyan and lime.

This combination allows the luminaire not only to emit a wider spectrum and with a more uniform curve, capable of producing white light with a colour temperature ranging from 2700K to 8000K, but gives also a minimum CRI of 94 and a maximum of CRI 97.

This is a remarkable improvement of the average CRI compared to an RGB, RGBW or even RGBWA source.

The cooling system combines large upper slots with active ventilation.

It offers a standard automatic mode, a “silent” mode and a mode that allows the control from the console.

Another adjustable parameter is the LED refresh rate, which allows it to be used in applications that involve video shooting, avoiding annoying flickering.

In the 6 Colour version, the new source is combined with a sophisticated firmware that allows colour control in different modes. First of all, the “booster” that makes the fixture capable of self-powering the creation of individual colours when not all channels are simultaneously at full.

In the simplest three-channel mode, the colour is controlled via a pre-set virtual colour wheel that has eight different colour temperatures of white, plus 30 main colours and eight free presets to load user-selected colours. Another mode allows a simplified RGB control using internal algorithms that automatically calculates the amber, cyan and lime elements. If you’d rather use subtractive colour mixing, there is another mode which allows control in the CMY colour space. This is useful when also controlling discharge fixtures as it allows one method to be used for everything

Two other modes are especially designed for the use of the fixtures in the TV studio: for coloured light there is the HSI mode, suitable for use with cameras, while for white light there is a mode with the variable colour temperature and +/- green control.

Another mode allows direct 8-bit control of the various RGBACL colours plus a general dimmer and variable speed strobe effects, while a last mode adds colour control with 16-bit precision, the virtual colour wheel, an independent control of colour temperature, dimmer and strobe.

The source has two response curves for dimmer control via DMX: a linear one and one that emulates the response of an incandescent lamp. This last curve also includes the possibility of setting the delay typical of halogen lamps. For further realism in the emulation of tungsten sources, the white adjustment offers the traditional orange toning effect while decreasing intensity, also known as red, or amber shift.

The module containing the source has 5-pin XLR for DMX & RDM in and through (the same connector also allows the firmware update) and PowerCon connectors for power in and out.  An LCD display allows the local setting of the luminaire. This display is reversible and can be set for auto power off.

The rear panel also includes two rotary encoders for the dimmer and the virtual colour wheel with 8 white colour temperature levels, plus a preselection of 30 main colours and 8 free presets to load the colours of your preference.

A final feature on this module is the ease of maintenance: it has a hinge opening to allow easy access to all the components of the fixture.

Thanks to these characteristics, the Hyperion luminaires are able to meet the most demanding requirements of professional users both for the quantity and for the quality of the light.

 

In detail:

The 6C Hyperion Fresnel (link) uses a 200mm high efficiency lens, LED source of 300W to 6 colours (red, green, blue, amber, cyan and lime) for a wider choice of shades and a purer white, with colour temperatures from 2700 to 8000K and CRI colour rendering from 94 to 97. The zoom opens from 12.5° to 43°.

The Hyperion Pure White Fresnel (link) also has a 200mm front lens but, compared to the colour model, it achieves pure white, with 3200K or 5600K colour temperatures and a CRI colour rendering of 95. Zoom opens from 9°to 45°.

The white model of this fixture has all the characteristics of the 6 Colour module that are not related to colour mixing: the possibility of using a dimming response curve to emulate that of a tungsten source (without, of course, the orange toning ), regulating the LED frequency and controlling the ventilation also via DMX.

Obviously, both Fresnel luminaires are ready for the addition of barn doors and colour frame.

The 6C Hyperion Profile (link) combines the LED module with interchangeable optics. As standard, it is available with two different zoom lenses – one from 15 ° to 30 ° and the other from 25 ° to 50 ° – but it is nevertheless compatible with a wide range of fixed divergence lenses already on the market (and, for many users, already in the warehouse). It incorporates a traditional profiling system with four rotating blades, and there are available the usual additional options for ellipsoidal parabolic profiles: an iris, type A and type B gobo holder, color frames.

All models are designed for optional wireless-DMX control, for yokes that allow the traditional pole control, and for mounting in one of the ARC series DMX control yokes (with pan, tilt and motorised zoom).

 

Video presentation of the series:

Discover the new series HYPERION by Spotlight at Koba 2018

Why 6 colours? For three basic reasons:
– to have a wider choice of color mixing and color temperatures (from 2700 to 8000K)
– to reach an extra high colour rendering, from 94 to 97, depending on the color temperature
– to obtain a more continuous spectrum in the visible field

What distinguishes it from the other projectors:
– Increased Fresnel lens for greater brightness 200 mm
– Extremely soft dimming even at low levels for theatrical use
– Flicker free for television and film applications
– Colour booster to improve single colour when not all the channels are at full
– Possibility to control the fan speed through a special channel
– Simplified access to internal electronics for faster maintenance
– Tungsten lamp emulation function through the “Amber shift” function
– Function for the simulation of the halogen lamp with a delay in the phases of switching on and off
– Also available in versions with pole or motorized control
– Compact size and extremely light (8.6 kg)

For more info: sales@spotlight.it

The Greenline Series is big on features and low on power

Northern Stage Theatrical Productions in Newcastle recently invested in Spotlight FresneLED 150RGBW luminaires for a touring production requiring a versatile and low-energy LED Fresnel – and after being so impressed with their performance, has now made them a regular fixture in their Stage 3.

Northern Stage is the one of the largest producing theatre companies in the North of England, presenting new and dynamic original work as well as up-and-coming, innovative theatre makers.

With a recent tour taking in some smaller community venues, Northern Stage Production Manager, Chris Durant and Lighting Designer, Richard Flood needed a low-power LED lighting rig featuring a multi-purpose Fresnel solution, to keep the overall power needs down. At the same time, it needed to match the quality and output of conventional Fresnels, and have the option to create coloured lighting effects.

Chris comments: “The Spotlight FresneLED 150 is exactly what we needed. It ticks all the boxes as a compact, low power LED light which can be easily rigged on touring shows, covers multiple lighting bases and delivers a very high quality of light. We’re really happy with it.

Since the tour ended, the Spotlight fixtures have been installed in Northern Stage’s Stage 3, a multi-purpose space which is equipped with full technical facilities to meet the varying production needs of events including performances, conferences, film screenings and private functions.

The high-efficiency 150W, FresneLED 150RGBW fixture provides the output of a 650W incandescent tungsten lamp, with an extra-long life of more than 30,000 hours. The unit also has an adjustable fan speed, for ultra-quiet operation during noise-sensitive productions.  Other features include DMX control and a zoom range from a 16° spot to a 45° wash.

The fixtures were supplied by A.C. Entertainment Technologies, the exclusive UK distributor for the Spotlight lighting range. For more details or to arrange your personal demonstration, please contact AC-ET on +44 (0)1494 446000 / sales@ac-et.com

It’s called HYPERION, the new 6-colours 300W Fresnel LED

We have chosen the Frankfurt fair to present the new projector, the first of a new series, to the market. Prolight + Sound was the perfect event to give the deserved visibility to a product destined to a great success, as before him the Greenline, Area, Combi, Figura, Sintesi and Vedette series projectors.

Hyperion Fresnel LED 300W 6C: here’s what you need to know

The market has been asking us for a long time to change the housing of our headlights: our new projector is a 300W to 6 color Fresnel LED with a new housing, rounder than the more squared shape that has always distinguished the Spotlight headlights” commented Muzio, marketing manager of the San Giuliano Milanese company. “We will continue the production of RGBW headlights, but the tendency will be to go towards 6 colours” adds Muzio.

Why 6 colours? For three basic reasons:

  1. to have a wider choice of color mixing and color temperatures (from 2700 to 8000K)
  2. to reach an extra high colour rendering, from 94 to 97, depending on the color temperature
  3. to obtain a more continuous spectrum in the visible field

What distinguishes it from the other projectors:

  • Increased Fresnel lens for greater brightness 200 mm
  • Extremely soft dimming even at low levels for theatrical use
  • Flicker free for television and film applications
  • Colour booster to improve single colour when not all the channels are at full
  • Possibility to control the fan speed through a special channel
  • Simplified access to internal electronics for faster maintenance
  • Tungsten lamp emulation function through the “Amber shift” function
  • Function for the simulation of the halogen lamp with a delay in the phases of switching on and off
  • Also available in versions with pole or motorized control
  • Compact size and extremely light (8.6 kg)

For more info: sales@spotlight.it

Thanks to Spotlight Spain and BTM SOUND

Here’s another great reference from our friend and distributor Enrique of Spotlight Spain in collaboration with BTM SOUND.
 
The Auditorium of the Parliament of Catalonia, after evaluating various brand and product options, chose our 200W LED luminaires for a more ecological and efficient lighting of its spaces.
 
We thank BTM SOUND and the Parliament of Catalonia for trust in Spotlight.

Photographic exhibition of James Nachtwey

We recently lighted up “Memory”, the photographic exhibition of the award-winning American photographer James Nachtwey (at Palazzo Reale, Milan, from 1/12/2017 to 4/03/2018).

The exhibition proposes an impressive individual and collective thought on the war theme: two hundred images, collected in a path that goes across seventeen sections, tell the story of our planet and were cleverly illuminated by Roberto Koch and James Nachtwey himself with Spotlight luminaires provided from Volume Service of G Group International.

The over 120 MI PR MC and MI FN NO fixtures were pointed, profiled slightly abundant compared to the artwork and just a little out of focus to create an undeniable successful “backlight” effect.

To whom might be interested, Palazzo Reale is the first international stage of a tour in the most important museums of the world.

Marjan TV Upgrades Studios to Cutting-Edge LED Lighting rigs with Spotlight’s fixtures

Wimbledon, London-based Marjan Television Network, one of the leading broadcasters to the Persian-speaking world, has just completed a major refurbishment of its four-studio complex to cutting-edge new LED lighting rigs featuring a wide range of fixtures among which Spotlight’s .
Marjan broadcasts a wide range of entertainment programmes, which are transmitted to 25 million viewers across the globe. These include Persian-language versions of well-known British favourites such as The X Factor, Come Dine With Me and Spitting Image, as well as producing several hours per day of live output programming from its studios.
Designed so that all four of the studios can be controlled from a single gallery, Marjan’s brief was multifaceted from both a technical and aesthetic perspective. The facility needed to be flexible to accommodate the wide range of productions, whilst maintaining a contemporary feel. Inherent within this was the requirement for the installation to be energy-efficient with, at its core, a lighting package which was multi-purpose and delivered good colour rendition on camera.
Ian Muir, who heads up AC-ET’s specialist Film & TV sales division, oversaw the supply – working closely with Marjan to ensure that the equipment met all of their technical requirements. Ian specified a variety of LED lighting solutions, including 22 soft light fixtures, over 100 Spotlight Fresnels and some linear lamps – to provide a range of tuneable white LED luminaires suitable for the studio lighting.

Jean Luc Neale, Lighting & Vision Engineer for Marjan commented: “We have high production values and make a wide range programmes, which are broadcast to audiences all over the world from these four studios. Because content ranges from news and interviews to dynamic entertainment shows, it’s really important that the new lighting rigs are flexible, easy to set up and control, whilst also being reliable, low maintenance and with low operating costs. AC-ET presented a wide choice of options and an integrated solution that didn’t just include the lighting fixtures themselves, but the accessories, cabling, clamps and support that we needed.”

A big thanks to our friend and distributor for the great project and reference.

Source: www.ac-et.com

LDI 2017: Las Vegas, 17-19 November 2017

Big upgrades for small fixtures:the Greenline Architectural range from Spotlight has been upgraded to match the level of our Pro Stage Fixtures.

What’s New:

  • Large LCD screen with 180 degree inverting display
  • 3 function modes (1 to 3 Ch)
  • Buffer time adjustment
  • DMX different dimming curve options
  • 500Hz to 20kHz PWM frequency tuning
  • Fan speed mode
  • Boost function

Come and see the largest range of LED Fixtures, 3W to 450W: Fresnel, Profile, Followspot and Cycs for the Opera, Theatre and Pro Entertainment.

All with Manual, Pole Operated or Motorized yokes.

 

See you soon in Vegas @ Spotlight’s Booth #1785.

The Leys School upgrades its Theatrical Facilities with Spotlight LED Fresnels

UK – Prestigious Cambridge-based co-educational boarding and day school, The Leys has recently upgraded the drama technical facilities of its purpose-built theatre and performing arts centre with the latest energy-efficient Spotlight Green Line white LED Fresnels. 

Established in 1875 and located in one of the world’s leading cultural and academic cities, The Leys offers its pupils excellent opportunities to achieve the exceptional. Each year the school’s pupils put on a diverse and exciting roster of drama performances and music concerts, ranging from large-scale West End musicals and popular classics to challenging contemporary works

The Leys’ drama department is situated in the superb Great Hall, which at its heart features a 337-seater multi-purpose performance theatre. The venue operates as a professional-standard ‘teaching theatre’, with pupils involved in all aspects of productions – from stage to everything behind the scenes.

As part of an ongoing upgrade of the theatre’s lighting to keep the equipment up to date and move towards greener, more energy-efficient technical facilities, the venue’s Theatre Manager, Paul Durose contacted A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (AC-ET), Spotlight’s exclusive UK distributor, when he was looking to replace the existing conventional Fresnels / PC white lighting fixtures with modern LED equivalents.

Paul had previously worked with AC-ET to upgrade the theatre and main drama studio’s PAR and Profile fixtures to full colour-changing LED versions, so he approached them again to recommend several suitable white fixtures from their extensive portfolio of theatrical LED solutions.
The company’s specialist Lighting sales division arranged for an onsite trial of various product options, after which Paul chose Spotlight Green Line FresneLED 200W and FresneLED Compact 100W, Warm White Fresnels.

He commented: “Over the past few years we have invested in an all-LED ‘standard rig’ for both our main theatre and drama studio. We had been looking for an affordable, good quality warm-white LED Fresnel. In my opinion, the Spotlight units offer this at a good price. They produced the best results out of the various LED fixtures we trialled, and deliver a very smooth and even coverage, with no compromise to the quality of light. As well as complementing the rigs’ RGB LED units, they work well with our additional theatre stock of 1.2 kW, conventional white fixtures. The Spotlight Fresnels are contributing towards a total reduction in the standard rigs’ energy consumption of over 80% since we fully switched to LED.”

The high-efficiency 200W, FresneLED 200 fixture provides the output of a 1,000W incandescent tungsten lamp, with an extra-long life of more than 30,000 hours. The unit also has an adjustable fan speed, for ultra-quiet operation during noise-sensitive productions. Featuring the same core benefits, the 100W FresneLED Compact has a shorter enclosure, making it an ideal space-saving solution for installations. Despite its size, it can zoom from a 12° spot to a 75° extremely even flood.

Source: AC-ET website

For more info:  sales@ac-et.com