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City Theatrical Launches Two LED Products

PLSN Staff • Product News • January 14, 2009

City Theatrical has released two LED products using Philips Color Kinetics LED — the MasterBlast, shown here, which functions as a wireless, battery-powered fixture with up to 10 hours of operating time, and the iW Blast TR Lighting Kit, which combines the Philips Color Kinetics iW Blast 12 TR lighting fixture with City Theatrical accessories geared for the needs of film, video and photo applications. The MasterBlast uses a Philips Color Kinetics ColorBlast 12 TR LED lighting fixture and CTI’s SHoW DMX wireless DMX technology, giving event lighting users a range of options. The MasterBlast’s built-in stand alone routines and wireless DMX allow events to be run without a lighting console, external wireless DMX gear, or power and data cables.

The MasterBlast’s user interface lets any of the MasterBlast units be configured as either a transmitter or receive, or for a variety of stand-alone routines and radio settings.  The user interface also provides a built in battery gauge.  A carry handle allows users to simply carry the MasterBlast into a room, set it down and begin lighting.  

The Philips Color Kinetics ColorBlast® 12 TR lighting fixture used for the MasterBlast has a swing-down front that lets City Theatrical’s polycarbonate holographic lenses create a variety of symmetric and asymmetric beam spreads to meet most lighting needs.

The MasterBlast also uses a DMX output. In Transmit mode, this allows the same show being broadcast wirelessly to be output via wired DMX to other City Theatrical power/data supplies, such as the PDS-750 TR™ and PDS-375 TR™.  This lets users combine their existing ColorBlast fixtures into wired or wireless systems all receiving their commands from a MasterBlast Transmitter, all running the same show without an external lighting console.  

The iW™ Blast TR Lighting Kit combines the Philips Color Kinetics iW™ Blast 12 TR lighting fixture with a City Theatrical accessories for film, video, photography and location lighting.

CTI’s two-channel controller gives users control of color temperature and intensity right on the lighting stand.  These Controllers have universal voltage for worldwide use and a built-in clamp.  

The iW Blast TR Lighting Kit comes with three iW Blast 12 TR lighting fixtures and three full sets of accessories including controllers, stands, mounts, barndoors, egg crate louvers and nine different symmetric and asymmetric unbreakable polycarbonate holographic lenses.  Everything packs into and is protected by an ATA flight case.  

Both the MasterBlast and iW Blast TR Lighting Kit are ETL, cETL and CE listed, are RoHS compliant and are available through City Theatrical distributors worldwide.

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