Blizzard Lighting: Aria Profile Series

by Michael Eddy
The Aria Series Profiles from Blizzard Lighting
The Aria Series Profiles from Blizzard Lighting

The Aria™ Profile Series is a new ETL-listed ellipsoidal spot series from Blizzard Lighting with both an RGBW and WW version. Both units come complete with a range of features including four-blade shutter system, interchangeable lens tubes, four selectable dimmer curves, strobe function, and three-channel DMX operation. Both units come with a four-button LCD control panel for local control and use COB LEDs.

First up in the Aria series is the RGBW version, which comes fitted with a 180W RGBW 4-in-1 COB LED. It also offers speed controllable built-in programs with smooth fades, sharp color changes, and even has a DMX controllable virtual color wheel for full control and subtle color changes.

The WW version of Aria is loaded with a 200W 3,200K warm white COB LED capable of ultra-high-resolution dimming (4,096 steps). It offers a CRI of 98 to provide rich and accurate color rendition.

“Aria LEKOs are the result of listening to a lot of customer feedback over the past year. We’ve had tons of requests for a lightweight, affordable color-mixing ellipsoidal that works with lenses customers already own,” said Will Komassa, Blizzard’s President. “We also listened to requests from our install customers who need fixtures with ETL/UL ratings and invested in that certification as well.”

As siblings, the Aria Profiles share distinguishable traits, such as their flicker-free LED, making them ideal for video and film. Their design allows the fixtures to create sharp or soft edged beams with manual focus, plus, have framing abilities with their four blade shutters. Both Profiles also offer 1-20 FPS strobe effects plus four user selectable dimming curves that are accessible in three-channel DMX mode or directly by use of their four-button LCD control panel.

The Aria fixtures also have the ability to swap out the lens tube for a change of field angle. Both the Aria Profile RGBW and WW work with all of Blizzard’s currently available lens tubes, which include 19°, 26°, 36°, and 50°. They are also directly compatible with ETC® Source Four® lenses. Aria fixtures are covered under Blizzard’s two-year warranty.

MAP price of Aria™ Profile WW: $849.99
MAP price of Aria™ Profile RGBW: $949.99

Further information from Blizzard Lighting, LLC: www.blizzardlighting.com