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Road Tests

Chauvet Professional COLORado Solo Batten

Thomas S. Friedman •
  • October 2018
  • Road Tests
• October 13, 2018
Chauvet Professional continues to be a top brand in entertainment lighting. Names like Rogue, Maverick and Ovation have become synonymous with touring and installation projects worldwide. Long before these became essentially household names, COLORado ruled the roost. Over the past few years, COLORado has once again gained prominence with the Solo series of pars. Now, […] Read More...

Lumen8 Lighting Console from Mega Systems Inc.

Jim Hutchison •
  • October 2018
  • Road Tests
• October 13, 2018
What are good traits of being a programmer? The answer I hear the most is “to be quick and repeatable in your programming.” I recently got an introduction to Mega Systems’ answer to lighting control, a console platform called Lumen8. While Winston from Mega-Lite was introducing me to the features of his creation, “quick and […] Read More...

GLP impression FR1 and KNV Fixtures

Richard Olson •
  • October 2018
  • Road Tests
• October 13, 2018
GLP has released a couple of small, yet distinctively different fixtures, in the last six months that pack quite a punch, despite their physical size. PLSN took the liberty of testing them out and are here to let our readers know that they both passed with flying colors and would make a great addition to […] Read More...

Claypaky K-Eye K20 HCR

Jim Hutchison •
  • October 2018
  • Road Tests
• October 13, 2018
The Magic of the K-Eye with a Color-Mixing Factor of Six Claypaky is the kind of company where they release an innovative product, and the next thing that we know, the industry just got served with a new trend that everyone is going to use, solely based on the merit that it is so absolutely […] Read More...

High End Systems SolaFrame 3000

Nook Schoenfeld •
  • Road Tests
  • September 2018
• September 14, 2018
High End Systems continues to stay one step ahead of everyone else when it comes to LED light engine sourced moving profile fixtures. This month’s official release of the SolaFrame 3000, with its 1000W Appotronics light engine, takes brightness in this category of fixtures to the next level. Not just by a skip, but by […] Read More...

Elation Smarty Hybrid

Brandon Creel •
  • August 2018
  • Road Tests
• August 13, 2018
Elation Professional’s Smarty Hybrid is a new discharge lamp moving head spot, beam and wash hybrid fixture. It’s mid-sized but fully loaded, with features including eight rotatable gobos, 12 static stamped metal gobos, subtractive CMY color mixing, 13 colors, motorized focus and zoom, frost, plus five- and 16-facet rotating prisms. Elation Professional sums it up […] Read More...

Robe Tarrantula

Richard Olson •
  • July 2018
  • Road Tests
• July 13, 2018
  Robe has released their most powerful LED wash/effects fixture and it packs one heckuva beam from a large-scale pancake-faced fixture. They’ve managed to combine the technology they made available with last year’s Spiider fixture — with a fixture comparable in size to the LEDWash 1200. If you are looking for a large-scale beam of […] Read More...

DTS Synergy 5 Profile

Jim Hutchison •
  • July 2018
  • Road Tests
• July 13, 2018
Italian luminaire manufacturer DTS has released an incredible new LED moving head profile that quite frankly grabbed my attention; not only does it have a full feature set, but there are some innovations that have shown DTS as a real contender in the American market. ‡‡         The Light Source First and foremost, Synergy 5 profile […] Read More...

GLP Force 120

Brandon Creel •
  • June 2018
  • Road Tests
• June 4, 2018
German Light Products (GLP) is headquartered in Karlsbad, Germany and has been making lighting fixtures since 1994. GLP is well known for their “impression” line of LED moving head fixtures used all over the world. Now, they have brought the industry a brand new effect unit, the Force 120. Let us have a closer look […] Read More...

Green Hippo Hippotizer Montane+

Vickie Claiborne •
  • June 2018
  • Road Tests
• June 4, 2018
Upon opening the Pelican that the demo unit arrived in, I didn’t notice anything particularly different on the outside from its relatives, the Taiga+ and the Boreal+. Measuring the same 4U rack size and dimensions (630x425x175 mm) and featuring the instantly recognizable LED-backlit Hippo face, the Montane+ seemed familiar enough. But the differences in the […] Read More...

ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel and ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K from Blackmagic Design

Jeff Gooch •
  • June 2018
  • Road Tests
• June 4, 2018
It’s two, two, two reviews in one! I was fortunate enough to get ahold of an ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel and ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K from Blackmagic Design, and it’s a good thing these siblings play well together. They have to, because you can’t really use either unless you have one or […] Read More...

The Ayrton Ghibli

Richard Olson •
  • May 2018
  • Road Tests
• May 14, 2018
When Ayrton first showed their version of an LED sourced hard edged yoke light at LDI, most people went, “Huh?” Our industry has grown to expect major advances in LED technology through the many unique new light fixtures Ayrton seems to invent every year. So why did they design and manufacture a fixture to compete […] Read More...

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