Elation Professional Artiste DaVinci LED Spot

by Michael Eddy
Elation's Artiste DaVinci LED Spot
Elation's Artiste DaVinci LED Spot

Elation Professional introduces the Artiste DaVinci™, a full-featured yet compact theatrical-grade LED moving head spot luminaire and the first fixture in Elation’s new Artiste™ series. Using a 300-watt LED engine, the Artiste DaVinci has a comparable output to 700-watt discharge lamped moving lights, making it an efficient replacement for discharge-based lights.

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The Artiste DaVinci produces an output of over 13,000 lumens, comparable to 700-watt discharge lamp fixtures, yet it does not require lamp replacements. The luminaire employs a newly designed 300-watt LED engine with a color temperature of >7,500K.

The light offers a variety of design features in a small package including CMY color mixing that’s supplemented by seven dichroic colors on a color wheel, including CTB and CTO color mixing for greater color temperature control. While the fixture was designed as a spot luminaire, a frost filter is included when a softer wash effect is needed.

The Artiste DaVinci includes two gobo wheels and an animation system; one gobo wheel houses six rotating gobos while the other houses nine static, replaceable gobos. The animation system has a full 360° bi-directional animation effect wheel allowing for the creation of animated effects such as undulating waves, rising flames, driving rain, drifting clouds, foliage, and more. The Artiste DaVinci incorporates a moving zoom system with auto-focus. The motorized zoom expands the beam from a tight 7° to a wide 48°.

Other effects include the fixture’s two rotating prisms, including both a 6-way linear and 3-facet prism. Color, CMY, and prism macros are also included for quick programming of effects and a motorized iris is included for further beam manipulation. The DaVinci also houses a high-speed electronic shutter and strobe as well as variable dimming curve effects and 16-bit multi-phase motors mean that pan and tilt rotation is both fast and smooth. Energy efficient compared to discharge lamp fixtures, the Artiste DaVinci includes a Hibernation Mode, which saves power when the fixture is not in use. LED refresh rate frequency and Gamma brightness are also adjustable.

The Artiste DaVinci can be controlled via DMX, RDM (Remote Device Management), sACN or Art-Net protocols and Elation's internal E-FLY™ wireless DMX transceiver makes for easier setup with less cable mess. The fixture comes with a host of other standard features like 5-pin DMX In/Out connections, RJ45 etherCON, as well as powerCON TRUE1 In/Out connections. It includes a 6-button touch control panel with a full-color 180° reversible LCD menu display that makes for easy navigation through DMX and manual settings. It is also possible to power link multiple fixtures meaning that customizable setups are quick. The Artiste DaVinci operates flicker free for use in TV and other broadcast applications and an auto-sensing power supply covers worldwide voltages and frequencies.