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Product Spotlight

  • PRG RH+A UV Wash

    PRG UV Bullet and Wash

    PLSN Staff | Product Spotlight | November 15, 2013

    PRG’s RH+A division now offers the Ultraviolet series of lights, including the UV Bullet and UV Wash. While developed with architectural lighting installations in mind, these fixtures can also be used for entertainment industry applications, ranging from amusement parks and haunted house attractions to “cosmic” bowling and nightclub dance floors.

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  • Hoop Stand from Apollo Design Technology

    Hoop Stand from Apollo Design Technology

    PLSN Staff | Product Spotlight | May 11, 2013

    For floor-mounted fixtures, one of the last things we think of is the actual floor base we typically use — until we get to the gig and notice that it’s missing. I can’t count the number of times floor bases have missed the truck! It can be an honest mistake, of course. But someone back at the shop is going to get an earful. To help keep that mistake from happening, Apollo Design Technology has come up with a simple, lightweight and portable design for a highly stable floor stand that can easily fit into any cramped road case, the Hoop Stand. Read More...

  • Elation Event Cylinder

    Elation Event Cylinder

    PLSN Staff | Product Spotlight | March 9, 2013

    Elation’s Event Cylinder, designed in conjunction with Port Lighting Systems, gives lighting professionals a new color-changing LED element to work into their own creative designs, from dangling LED chandeliers to glowing horizontal arrays, tabletop centerpieces and stacked columns of illumination. Read More...

  • GAM LED Stik-up with filter

    GAM LED Stik-up

    PLSN Staff | Product Spotlight | March 9, 2013

    The Stik-up, an ultra-compact, four-ounce incandescent single source luminaire from GAM Products, has a new LED sibling, the LED Stik-up. As with the original tungsten-based version, designers can use LED Stik-ups as a general wash light to fill holes, light back stage areas or sneak extra illumination into the nooks and crannies of set elements from a completely self-contained package of portable LED light. Read More...

  • ProPlex GBS gigabit Ethernet switch (Rack-mount version)

    ProPlex Data Distribution System from TMB

    PLSN Staff | Product Spotlight | December 9, 2012

    The 2012 Ryder Cup golf tournament at Medinah Country Club and 2012 London Olympic Games were just two of this year’s big events with live and televised production where crews relied upon the expanding range of ProPlex data distribution devices and cable options from TMB. The ProPlex line of devices includes GBS Gigabit Ethernet Switches,  IQ Ethernet-DMX converters, DMX/RDM Opto-Splitters and forthcoming (early 2013) RMT remote media transceivers for multiplexed DVI transmission and distribution. ProPlex cable options are also expanding, including DMX, Cat5e and fiber optic cable and assembly/snake options now available, and TMB also recently introduced its ProPlex RDMigo touch-screen tester/controller and 8-Track devices for DMX record/playback and backup.

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  • Christie D4K25

    Christie D4K25 and M Series Digital Projectors

    PLSN Staff | Product Spotlight | October 16, 2012

    This year, Christie announced the expansion of its 3-chip DLP platform with the introduction of the Christie D4K25 and new 14,000-lumen Christie M Series models. The new projectors target a variety of applications that require a combination of  brightness, performance and visual clarity. Read More...

  • Swisson RDM Controller and DMX Tester

    Swisson RDM Controller and DMX Tester

    PLSN Staff | Product Spotlight | October 16, 2012

    Swisson recently introduced the latest version of their hand-held, battery-operated DMX tester, the XMT-350. It might not give you the power to control everything in the universe, but it will give you the ability to control and test most everything in your rig — including an entire universe of DMX data. And it runs off a 9V battery. Read More...

  • Lightronics Unity AB Architectural Ballast Driver

    Unity AB Architectural Ballast Driver from Lightronics

    PLSN Staff | Product Spotlight | July 12, 2012

    The new Unity AB series from Lightronics is designed to control high efficiency lighting sources such as LED light fixtures and dimmable compact fluorescents. The AB can be ordered to control a three-wire hot-switched ballast or a four-wire 0-10VDC-type ballast. The AB is available in a three- or six-channel version with a maximum load of 20 amps per channel. Control is via a DMX-512 console or any of the Lightronics Unity architectural remote stations. Scene recall can also be accomplished using a momentary contact signal from a switch, motion sensor or similar device. Read More...

  • Altman Spectra Cyc 200

    Altman Spectra Cyc 200

    PLSN Staff | Product Spotlight | June 12, 2012

    Altman Lighting has been in the business of manufacturing lights for the entertainment industry for more than 50 years.  When new technologies came about, Altman Lighting developed products that designers asked for. When a new light source technology came along called LEDs, Altman began researching and developing products. Read More...

  • Clay Paky Alpha Spot QWO 800

    Clay Paky Alpha Spot QWO 800

    PLSN Staff | Product Spotlight | May 8, 2012

    Like most manufacturers, Clay Paky is responsive to what lighting designers are asking for in the way of new technologies and fixtures, and the design for the company’s recent addition to its Alpha series of fixtures, the Alpha Spot QWO 800, is no exception — it was designed in response to what LDs are saying they want and need. Read More...

  • Roland’s V-800HD Multi-Format Video Switcher

    Roland’s V-800HD Multi-Format Video Switcher

    PLSN Staff | Product Spotlight | April 12, 2012

    Roland’s V-800HD Multi-Format Video Switcher may have eight mixing buses instead of 16, and four SDI inputs instead of eight. But like Roland’s V-1600HD, it lets users tap into a wide variety of analog and video sources, manipulate the imagery and display clean, sharp video, even on large LED displays.

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  • GAM Plexus Master Lighting Control

    GAM Plexus Master Lighting Control

    PLSN Staff | Product Spotlight | January 11, 2012

    Controlling lights can be as simple or as complicated as you like.  Traditionally, lighting designers have been limited on how the control surfaces are laid out by the desk manufacturers.  Depending on which lighting desk you get, you are limited to a set amount of faders or how you access and control parameters of a moving light. Read More...

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