Posts Tagged ‘enabling’

White Light

Středa, Červen 13th, 2012

At this week’s ABTT Theatre Show, newly relocated to the Old Truman Brewery at Brick Lane in London’s East End, entertainment lighting specialist White Light will be showing some of the very latest advances in lighting technology - some brand new, some already put to use on recent high-profile events.

The highest profile of these was the Diamond Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace, which featured the new i-Line battens from i-Pix. Building on the success of the renowned BB range, the i-Line 600 and i-Line 1200 RGBW battens are incredibly bright with beautifully smooth output, a true ‘next generation’ LED fixture.

The next generation of profile spotlights from Robert Juliat will also be on show following their debut at PLASA Focus in Leeds a few weeks ago. Tibo is a compact, lightweight dual zoom range profile with light source options including tungsten, warm white LED, neutral white LED and cool white LED all in a new compact, lightweight body. Zep is a high-output LED-only profile spot with a 150W white LED array available in two colour temperatures and with three different lenstubes.

A wide range of LED wash and flood fixtures will also be on show, including the RevEAL Studio Fresnel 3, the JB Lighting LED A12, and Leader Light’s Stage and Proline ranges, all offering energy-efficient, high-output colour mixing, while the Galaxia LED softlight provides variable colour temperature white light in a compact package that is proving hugely popular with television lighting directors.

For those working outdoors, the new IP65-rated Flood30 white light uplighter from Core Lighting will be on show along with the company’s established Point20 and Point30 battery powered, wirelessly controlled outdoor fixtures.

LED isn’t yet the right choice for every application, and White Light will have a wide range of other fixture types on show, including Coemar’s Infinity Spot and Infinity Wash moving lights, the Robert Juliat Buxie 575W MSD followspot, Rainbow colour scrollers on ETC Source Fours, and the ever-popular VSFX3 optical effect system shown with the Juliat 350LFX effects projector.

Those who still love tungsten will also enjoy the award-winning Gleamer nine-way low-voltage dimmer rack, perfect for controlling Aeros, Svobodas and similar fixtures. Other control products on show will include the MDR 10-way DMX splitter, LSC Lighting’s e24V3 touring dimmer rack and Clarity VX20 wing, Interactive Technologies’ family of advanced lighting playback devices, and the powerful Arkaos A30 media server.

Staff from White Light will be on hand throughout the show to discuss all of these products and the full range of services the company offers including lighting hire, sales, installation, service and training.

Light sculpture to add new luster to Bay Bridge

Středa, Prosinec 14th, 2011

A pioneering artist plans to turn the western span of the Bay Bridge into the region’s biggest light sculpture with 25,000 bulbs flickering from its cables in sequences inspired by ebbs and flows of the Bay environment.

Leo Villareal, who has exhibited light sculptures at the National Gallery of Art and other major museums, already has mapped out a framework for computer software to operate his network of LED lights.

The project needs approval from Caltrans, but the toughest challenge could be raising $7 million in private donations needed for the project. Arts supporters on Tuesday kicked off a fund raising drive, saying they hope to start the four-month-long light installation in spring, and keep the sculpture lighted at night for two years.

The 25,000 white lights will shine, flicker and dim in sequences controlled by software Villareal is writing to reflect the moods and personality of the Bay.

“The bridge has inspired me,” he said. “This project is an outgrowth over talks about how to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the bridge this year.”

Villareal said he wants his light sculpture to enhance and amplify the natural beauty of the bridge architecture and the motions of the traffic on the structure and the wind, water and waves around it.

“These are not like Las Vegas lights where you go ‘I recognize that shape.’ It’s abstract,” Villareal, a New York-based artist, said Tuesday in San Francisco. “My main interest is to create a focal point for the community that is an experience that everyone can share, that will highlight this magnificent location, and bring something new to it.”

Before work can begin, Caltrans must grant permits ensuring that the lights won’t damage the bridge, block traffic, or disrupt drivers with distractions

“From what we have seen, it appears they will be able to meet those requirements,” said Caltrans spokesman Bart Ney. “This is a very detailed and serious plan.”

The 1-inch LED lights will be placed on the outside of bridge cables so they won’t be visible to bridge drivers and distract them, Ney said.

Laborers secured by harnesses will attach the lights to bridge cables at night to minimize disruptions to the 280,000 vehicles a day that cross the bridge, he added.

Caltrans has a program to consider proposed public art programs on soundwalls and other structures, but nothing of this scope has been proposed on a bridge, Ney said.

A necklace of lights was installed across the Bay Bridge in the 1980s, but it is permanent, unlike the light sculpture that will be removed after two years, said Ben Davis of the nonprofit Illuminate the Arts. one of the key light sculpture organizers.

Villareal, who lived in the Bay Area from 1994 to 1997, agreed to take on the project and develop the software to control the timing, sequence and intensity for each of the LED bulbs.

The development of the low-energy LED lights has made it practical to do large scale light sculptures that consume only a few dollars per day of energy, Villareal said.

SECTOR GUIDE: Wheeled toys

Středa, Listopad 23rd, 2011

MV Sports’ Olympic Team GB range is looking to capitalise on the nation’s strong support and Team GB’s medal prospects in cycling.

Focusing on the patriotic Team GB colours of red, white and blue alongside the official British Lion insignia, MV has developed a range of bikes and wheeled toys to appeal to a broad age range.

The older boys offering has been strengthened with a host of new licences, led by Ben 10 and Star Wars. Other additions include The Avengers, which looks set to be the biggest action hero licensing programme of the year.

Power Rangers Samurai will also join MV’s portfolio, along with the new brand from the creators of Ben 10, Generator Rex. Hasbro’s new animated series Transformers Prime also joins and is already proving to be a ratings winner in the UK. A full range of ThunderCats wheeled toys will also be added. MV’s pre-school range is led by Thomas & Friends and a host of new products will be added to the range throughout 2012.

The first in a new line of Bob the Builder products will be the Toolbox Trike, which comes with a removable six-piece tool set.

The Fireman Sam line will also continue with an exciting new addition.

The BAFTA award winning Ben and Holly has been a successful licence for MV. The line will expand with the new patented Magical Light and Sound Tri-Scooter, which comes with a magical wand that remotely activates sounds and lights from the show.

Other new pre-school licences include the highly anticipated Octonauts, Little Charley Bear and Raa Raa the Noisy Lion.

Last, but certainly not least, is the new Rastamouse range of wheeled toys, based on the CBeebies TV series.

Little Tikes is making several new additions to its 3-in-1 Trike range, including a version that incorporates an interactive dashboard from the company’s DiscoverSounds brand. The Little Tikes 3-in-1 Trike grows with the child through three stages – Parent Guided riding, Learning and Independent cycling.

The 3-in-1 Trike with DiscoverSounds Dashboard enables kids to discover the sounds of the road on every ride. Features include lights and sounds such as engine start, revving, police and fire sirens. There are turning signals with LED lights and a real working steering wheel – all designed for driving role play while using the 3-in-1 Trike in its first stage as a parent guided trike. For added play value, the Dashboard can be removed and played with independently.

Another addition is the 3-in-1 Trike with Deluxe Accessories, available in pink or blue. With its padded seat and portable storage bag, kids can learn to pedal, while parents can store snacks and valuables in the zippered pouch.

The original 3-in-1 Trike will also be available in navy blue, in addition to the existing pink/lilac and red/yellow/blue colour ways. Other features include an adjustable shade canopy, four position seat fitting children of all sizes, five-point seat harness, protective safety bar, non-slip pedals and an adjustable, detachable push handle allowing parents one-handed control.

Zone Life Taps as Exclusive Global Distributor for Innovate Photonics LED Light Aesthetic Products

Pátek, Září 16th, 2011

Zone Life, a New York City based lifestyle company featuring the newest advancements in the beauty, fitness and nutrition industries, announced that it has obtained exclusive global distribution rights to UK-based manufacturer Innovate Photonics’ LED light based products.

As described by the Company, these products include:

Lipo-Light Advanced Body Contouring System: The first LED red light based system for body sculpting, contouring and lymphatic drainage, Lipo-Light harnesses the power of Light Therapy to trigger the body’s own natural ability to burn fat and visibly reduce inches around the body. It enables the fat cells to release fatty acids and glycerol (a process known as lipolysis) which are then burned off during exercise, enabling faster results in the gym and a motivation to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Lipo-Light is safe, non-invasive and easy to administer. It achieves far greater results compared to low level light laser systems, is not subject to medical directives and is much more cost effective.

Consisting of 8 pads that are placed directly on the skin, each treatment is approximately 20 minutes with visible results in zone target areas that are often achieved in just one session. For optimal results a course of eight to ten treatments over the course of four weeks is recommended.

Fine-Light Skin Rejuvenating System: Intended for direct to consumer use, as well as in the clinic, spa, or salon, Fine-Light utilizes the latest Red LED Light Therapy to stimulate and energize the cells of the skin to promote the production of collagen and elastin, thus helping to plump the skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Acu-Clear Skin Cleansing Sys tem: Intended for direct to consumer use, as well as in the clinic, spa, or salon, Acu-Clear’s Blue LED Light Therapy kills the bacteria which causes spots and blemishes thus preventing breakouts, reduces inflammation and minimizes scarring.

Unlike other LED devices on the market, Zone Life said that the distinctive design of Fine-Light and Acu-Clear enables the entire face to be treated in just 20-30 minute treatments, is easily portable and enables the user to wear while enjoying everyday activities such as reading, watching TV or surfing the web.