Lycian: ZOT LED Followspot will be Unveiled at USITT

by Michael Eddy
Lycian Stage Lighting
Lycian Stage Lighting

Lycian Stage Lighting announces the unveiling of its first LED followspot at USITT 2018 in Fort Lauderdale. The ZOT LED, a prototype of which was shown at LDI has had numerous improvements following that showing. USITT Stage Expo will be at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL, running March 15 - 17.

Upgrades include optical changes to yield an even smoother beam. Controls include a Lycian manufactured heavy-duty nichrome iris, and new mechanical fader. An internal manual five color boomerang is included as well as gobo slot. The LED light source is a long-life LED. Full specifications will be published following USITT.

The ZOT LED photometrics slot it between the company’s 575 and 700-watt discharge Zot fixtures. The ZOT LED joins the existing ZOT i series which consists of four traditionally lit followspots all built on the same platform allowing the ZOT LED to be manufactured with a great economy of scale.

“Like all ZOTS, the ZOT LED allows for a followspot to be offered in a market that didn’t have American made products at a sensitive price point,” says Steve Lerman, director of sales. “We achieved our goal of designing and building a compact, bright, durable LED followspot that is far brighter than comparable imported products, but with American made production and to do so for a lower cost. We’re proud to put the Made in USA sticker on these followspots.”

The ZOT LED is expected to go into full production later in March.

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