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GLP Takes a More Subtle Approach at PLASA 2018
UK – In a break from its concert touring roots, GLP will present all its heavy hitters, but in a more subtle, multi-textural context at PLASA 2018 (London Olympia, 16-18 September, stand F60).
Keeping up its tradition of having well known lighting designers take over its stand, this year GLP has invited theatre lighting specialist Lucy Carter, who last year individually pixel-mapped 160 of GLP’s X4 Bars in the ENO production of The Dream of Gerontius at the Royal Festival Hall.
Her PLASA Show design will enable GLP to showcase several alternative versions of these award-winning and hugely popular X4 Bar 20s, the standard RGBW (in both warm and cold white) and the new RGBY in order to invite comparison.
They will be mounted on the overhead rig, along with the X4 atom, X4 S and JDC1 hybrid strobe.
Explaining the decision, GLP UK’s Simon Barrett said: “Rather than the rock show style light show for which we are well known, we are aiming to show these fixtures in different environments created by Lucy, via a light show every 15 minutes.”
Elsewhere on the stand, the display will include production versions of the KNV, which caused such a sensation at Frankfurt Prolight+Sound and the new impression E350, a companion to the S350.
As usual the company will look to create a high-octane atmosphere from 'curtain up' at 10am on 16th September, and maintain it right through the three days (with the aid of German beer brewed in GLP’s home town of Karlsbad).
A brief summary of the products is as follows:
impression E350 is a new, supercharged LED moving head, GLP has moved its development programme into the next generation. The advanced LED engine offers unprecedented output in its class, making the fixture perfect for any type of showcase event or installation where dynamic, articulated lighting is a key component. At the same time this whisper-quiet, flicker-free luminaire also meets the stringent criteria required by the broadcast / TV world.
impression S350 is characterised by its perfect white light LED-engine with full spectrum to create saturated and pastel colours (with optimised CRI of 96). The other outstanding feature is the four-blade framing, with each blade of the framing system adjustable for pointed triangles and complete blackouts. The whole framing unit can be rotated by ±45 degrees. Smooth dimming and even field distribution are other stand-out features.
The IP54-rated KNV LED system can be used either individually or as a composite. Designers can take advantage of two basic forms: the cube-shaped KNV Cube and the KNV Arc, a device in the form of an eighth circle. Billed as the first frameless LED module in the market to combine Strobe, Blinder and Pixel-Block, it looks set to become a game-changer, as it allows production designers to effortlessly build unique structures and create a huge variety of shapes.
GLP’s new Force 120 fan effect measures 140x38x140cm, with the large diameter internal variable speed fan capable of running at speeds as low as 30rpm, right up to 750rpm (switchable between the two at lightning speed). Designed to create stunning scenic effects, internally it features bands of RGB LED tape which light the actual fan blades and can be controlled with differing levels of intensity, allowing multi-colour projection onto the blades.
The FR1 is one of the most compact automated lighting packages available today. Using a single, high-powered 60 Watt RGBW LED at its core, the FR1 features colour mixing across a vast spectrum, while projecting a crisp, punchy white light, with a full range of colour temperature control. The FR1 provides a clean, homogenised output at all angles, making it suitable for a large range of applications, while a fast 3.5 to 34 degree zoom range gives full beam control.
The hybrid JDC1 contains a traditional single tube element surrounded by a full face of RGB LED power, utilising 1.320 high quality LED’s (for use independently or combined). In addition to conventional strobing, both the tube and full-face sections can be run continuously for high output blinder and wash light effects. The RGB face can then be divided into 12 separate ‘plate’ sections, and the white tube divided into 12 sections, allowing the whole array to be fully pixel mapped through any standard controller.
impression X4 Bar 20 is a high performance batten incorporating 20 x 15 Watt RGBW or RGBY LEDs packed tightly to give a full line of light. High quality optics ensure a smooth output across a broad pallet of pastel and saturated colours, complemented by exceptional dimming which ensures that there is no colour shift. It also boasts full pixel mapping capabilities, a 7:1 zoom ranging from 7° to 50°, a motorised tilt for fast refocusing or to add more dynamics to the output beam.
The X4 S packs a heavy punch in a compact and lightweight body via seven 15W high powered RGBW or RGBY LED’s. The 7:1 zoom offers flexibility from tight beam to smooth edged wash light. Full control over the quad colour LEDs is via DMX while the X4 S features precise full range dimming and the ability to control the intensity of each LED individually, allowing the designer to programme unique looks and animations on the fly. It can be used free standing or hung from a rig.
X4 atom with its small body, designed to fit subtly into the tightest spaces, the IP65-rated X4 atom is ideal for TV/film, corporate events, set lighting and touring stages, both indoors and out. Fitted with a high output quad colour LED source it delivers bright, full spectrum output from its compact size, while boasting a 9:1 zoom ratio that goes from a wide 34° wash down to a tight 3.5° beam while maintaining a clean output and even distribution of colour and intensity.
12th September 2018
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