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Philips Lighting rocked Frankfurt at Europe’s biggest entertainment technology expo
Germany – Philips Lighting has announced the company saw its most successful Prolight + Sound 2017 expo to date, where it launched new stage and studio lighting products as well as showcased recent releases.
The new trailblazing products were incorporated into the lighting design for the stand, which transformed into a stage for a performance from Dutch rock band TOM on Tuesday 4th April etween 6pm and 10pm. The group saw a line-up of the original members of popular Dutch group The Marshalls, formed in 1995 (TOM stands for The Original Marshalls), who are well known on the European festival scene, in particular the infamous Zwartecross motorcross festival.
New products that launched on the Philips Entertainment Lighting stand:
- Philips Vari-Lite VLZ Spot. The first in a new range of spot, profile and wash luminaires from the iconic product line, the Philips VLZ Spot utilises the latest high output white LED sources to produce a staggering 25,000 lumens projected from a 180mm (7”) front lens. The familiar CMY-CTO colour system creates stunning, seamless mixed colours. Colour shake and colour wheel spin control have also been added to the mix, offering lighting designers a plethora of vibrant effects. Hard to soft edge focusing can be controlled through the 16-bit focus control channel as well as the three-way frost control. The combination of the colour and beam control makes the Philips VLZ Spot the go-to professional moving spot luminaire. Also available for demo on stand were the Philips VLZ Profile and Philips VLZ Wash.
- Philips Showline SL BEAM 500fx. The larger version of the incredibly popular Philips Showline SL BEAM 300fx, the new Philips Showline SL BEAM 500fx offers designers exceptional output from its 37 RGBW LEDs whilst being fast, quiet and extremely versatile. The effective precision optical design allows the Philips Showline SL BEAM 500fx to function as both a beam and wash luminaire. Not only that, it achieves a myriad of beautiful, intricate multi-beam effects through the individual pixel mapping of its LEDs and rotating front lens, offering designers infinite possibilities from a single fixture.
- Philips Showline SL BAR 720ZT. The new, high performance linear wash and effect luminaire offers designers smooth and seamless washes of colour from studio to stage. Truly versatile, it also delivers distinctive, dynamic beam effects from its DMX motorized zoom and tilt and powerful output.
- Philips Showline SL SUNLED 10. Ideal for studio environments, the fixture’s ten cells of fixed white LEDs deliver a blended wash of warm white light emulating the conventional halogen studio strip light whilst offering reduced power consumption, low heat output and minimum maintenance. A tungsten mimic option shifts the colour temperature as the luminaire dims, providing the distinctive warm tungsten look at lower light levels.
Also showcased on stand were the new Philips Vari-Lite VL6000 Beam and Philips Showline SL LEDSPOT 300 fixtures. Since its release in January, the Philips Vari-Lite VL6000 Beam has illuminated such high profile events as Lady Gaga’s critically-acclaimed Super Bowl HalfTime Show performance and her collaboration with Metallica at The GRAMMY Awards. The Philips Showline SL LEDSPOT 300 has proved ideal for studio as well as stage lighting, providing dynamic effects on the current series of Channel 4’s The Last Leg.
The latest additions to the Philips Strand Lighting range of television broadcast lighting, the Philips Strand Lighting 200F and 400F Fresnels and Philips Strand Lighting 150S and 300S Softlights were on display in a specially built mock studio on the stand’s second level. The Softlights have already proved popular, being used on the Great South African Bake Off 2016 and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Australia 2017.
Alongside the ‘television studio’ there was a ‘control tower’ area, displaying Philips Lighting’s connected control systems and the latest version of its Vision.net lighting management platform. Offering unparalleled flexibility, Vision.net 4.5 is scalable from a single room to a large multi-building campus and is designed to integrate with all Philips Entertainment Lighting dimming systems, automated luminaires and LED fixtures across the product ranges.
Colin Kavanagh, general manager of Philips Entertainment Lighting said: “With our product innovation we aim to inspire our end users and customers to create great experiences for audiences around the globe, whether they are watching live or at home. In today’s world almost every event is broadcast, whether it be televised, live streamed or recorded and shared via smartphone. As a result there’s an increasing need for entertainment technology which creates impact both live and through a lens – a demand we have responded to with our latest, broadcast-ready lighting products.”
Amber Etra, marketing communications specialist for Philips Entertainment Lighting said: “Prolight + Sound for Philips Entertainment Lighting this year was simply fantastic. The team successfully debuted nine new products to the marketplace and, coupled with our cocktail hours and stand party with in house band, the atmosphere was electric. We’re incredibly proud of the innovation Philips Entertainment Lighting is showcasing and the projects we are working on.”
18th April 2017
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