Innovative product musings
Product innovation - part art, part science. When done right, it creates leverage, enabling innovations in small teams to shift entire industries.
It's not often I get seriously impressed by new light fixtures but at Prolight & Sound in Frankfurt last week, it happened.
French company Ayrton presented their Magicpanel-FX - and OMG it is bright! Not only that, it features a whopping 15:1 zoom range, going from 3.5° up to 52°.
Each of the 25 beefy lenses has a very chunky RGBW emitter, taking the total power up to 900W.
Well done, Ayrton, very well done!
Seems the rumors were true - ETC are introducing a $599 "LED bulb" for their massively successful Source Four range (1.7 million sold they say).
So yes, the lamp costs more than the typical ETC Source Four fixture but draws 1/3 of the power and should last a lot longer (one assumes - no figures provided at the time of this writing).
Now, does it dim to a nice warm glow like its filament ancestor? Probably not but it is still a very substantial achievement by ETC.
Well done guys!!
Manufacturer Flip Chip Opto has introduced a very impressive LED source, the Apollo 2400.
It is based on 'flip chip' technology and a third "leg" on each device that makes for much improved heat dissipation, bringing the thermal resistance down to 0.003°C/W - a very low figure indeed, making cooling of this 2400W monster possible without extreme measures.
The diameter of the emitting area (the yellow part) is 106mm.
More data available here.