PRG Launches Renew LED Retrofit Assembly, Bad Boy Wash and Followspot Accessory

Jacob Coakley

PRG revealed their new Renew LED Retrofit Assembly at LDI, which allows users to swap out the incandescent bulbs in their ETC Source Four fixtures with an LED engine that provides more lumens than a 575W tungsten Source 4. It also has a couple of neat extra features to make the hang and focus go more smoothly. PRG’s Best Boy Wash made it’s U.S. debut at the show, with a 1,500-watt arc source that generates 60,000+ lumens. They also showed off a new accessory to their Bad Boy fixture, the Bad Boy Followspot Controller. It turns the unit a manually controllable followspot, with operator control over pan, tilt, intensity, iris, zoom and edge control, while the lighting console retains control over all other internal functions, like color or gobo. The console can also take over several of the functions assigned to the local followspot operator like intensity or zoom.

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City Theatrical Releases Maximum Bandwidth Technology and Host of New Products at LDI

Jacob Coakley

At the recent LDI tradeshow, City Theatrical unvelied their new Show DMX Neo product line with “Maximum Bandwidth Technology,” which allows the units to use wide band digital modulation to narrow their output to smaller areas of the 2.4GHz spectrum, including Wi-Fi channels 13-14, where no Wi-Fi broadcasting in the U.S. takes place. (They received a special license from the FCC to broadcast there.) This allows them to avoid interference on other channels and is available as an upgrade for all Show DMX Neo users. City Theatrical also debuted their QolorFLEX NuNeon LED tape, which achieves the same visual effect as neon with the advantages of LED tape. They also released the QolorPoint Battery Powered LED Uplighter; the D4 LP Dimmer, a fanless LED tape driver for sets where quiet operation is important; and the QolorFLEX Connect 14, which provides 14 outlets for plugging in LED tapes.

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GLP Celebrates Anniversary and Releases X4 Bar at LDI

Jacob Coakley

In addition to celebrating their 20th anniversary at LDI, GLP introduced three new additions to their Impression X4 line. The Impression X4 Bar 10 and X4 Bar 20 are batten lights that use 10 and 20 RGBW LEDs, respectively, to deliver smooth, homogenized output across the batten through a broad pallet of pastel and saturated colors. The Impression X4 XL is a moving-head wash fixture with 55 RGBW LEDs. 

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Brooklyn Theatre Arts HS Wins $10,000 Custom Main Stage Curtain from Rose Brand

Jacob Coakley

Rose Brand named the Brooklyn Theatre Arts HS the winner in the Rose Brand “Rags To Riches” video contest. Brooklyn Theare Arts HS will receive a new custom main stage curtain valued at up to $10,000. The winning video featured the students of the high school singing about the woes of their current curtains to the tune of “My Favorite Things.” (It’s embedded after the jump, and well worth checking out.)

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Stage Directions Covers LDI Like No Other

Jacob Coakley

LDI, the grandest lighting and staging convention in the land takes place this week in fabulous Las Vegas. Thousands of people will converge on the Las Vegas Convention Center to take in all the newest lighting fixtures, staging elements, projectors, lasers, power distributors and more. And Stage Directions is the best way for you to keep up with it all.

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Pathway Connectivity Shows New Choreo Controller at LDI

Jacob Coakley

Pathway Connectivity will exhibit its new Choreo architectural touchscreen controller as well as updates to its Cognito lighting console at the 2014 LDI show this weekend. Additionally, Pathway Connectivity Solutions Control Product Manager and subject matter expert Robert Bell will lead two conference sessions: Billions Of Color Options: The Best And Worst Part About LEDs, Friday, November 21, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; and De-Mystifying Console Busking, Saturday, November 22, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

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