ETC @ ProLight + Sound 2012

ETC unveils Source Four LED at Prolight + Sound

The new Source Four LED fixture is the star of ETC’s stand at Prolight & Sound this year. Pre-release demonstrations and beta tests have established that the fixture is a valuable tool at a lighting designer’s disposal.

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The Source Four LED is specifically designed to work alongside incandescent and many other light sources. Following the theme Layers of Light, ETC staff will be showing how light from each of the different types of fixture can be layered on top of one another to produce beautiful yet powerful effects.

Sarah Clausen, ETC’s Market Manager for the German speaking region and Eastern Europe, says: “We don’t believe in just selling lights – we want to ensure our customers have the right technology at their disposal, making sure they never sacrifice quality. And in this industry, there’s no such thing as one size fits all – so on the Prolight stand, we’re demonstrating the different types of light, enabling visitors to see and experience the benefits of each.”

The ETC Source Four LED is available in three versions: Lustr+, Daylight and Tungsten. Just like the Selador Desire Lustr+, the Source Four LED Lustr+ offers a complete palette of colours, thanks to the Selador x7 Color System. Meanwhile, Source Four LED Tungsten and Daylight produce maximum brightness at the respective warm (3000K) and cool white (5600K) colour temperatures. Each offers the same projection-quality beam.

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The world’s favourite theatrical spotlight is now available in high efficiency LED version
The world’s most popular line of profile spotlights just got bigger. ETC’s Source Four started with the HPL lamp. Then the Source Four HID was added to the range. And now there’s the ETC Source Four LED, featuring brilliant colours, low heat and even more energy-saving efficiency.

ETC’s product manager for the Source Four LED, Matthew Armendariz-Kerr, explains: “We knew that if we were going to build a profile fixture powered by LEDs, it had to be worthy of the Source Four name. When you think Source Four, you think beauty of light, efficiency and industry standard appearance. We had to achieve all three. Our engineers and designers went to work on it and delivered – in a big way. They were able to package our exclusive Selador LED x7 Color System in a bright fixture that is shaped and sized like a Source Four and offers the quality and functionality designers expect.”

Just like ETC’s Desire Lustr+ luminaire, the Source Four LED Lustr+ offers a complete palette of colours, thanks to the Selador x7 Color System. Meanwhile, Source Four LED Tungsten and Daylight produce maximum brightness at the respective warm (3000K) and cool white (5600K) colour temperatures. Each offers the same projection quality beam.

The Source Four LED is perfect for venues where energy efficiency is highly important, or where seamless and silent colour changing may be required. And it is specifically designed to work well alongside traditional types of lighting. Armendariz-Kerr continues: “There has to be a benefit when adding new technology to a lighting rig. With LEDs, there has always been implied energy efficiency. Unfortunately, this has not always been true with all LED fixtures, especially some of the current LED profiles on the market. But efficacy has always been an ETC imperative. So, with the Source Four LED, we demanded that the amount of light we produce for the power used be exceptional. With this new line of fixtures we are achieving between 30 and 40 lumens per watt, depending on the model. These are compelling numbers, best in class compared to other offerings.

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“We’ve spent a lot of development effort making sure the product is right and that it delivers the best possible quality. We understand that richness of colour is vital to a performance; and beyond that, we have an aesthetically wonderful product. It looks, feels, and focuses like a Source Four, with the added benefits of an intelligent fixture.”

ETC has already done a number of large scale tests with a number of beta sites. Armendariz-Kerr says: “Lighting designers are really happy with it. They have confirmed that we’ve created a useful and exciting product that people can integrate into their rigs and existing design approaches, while opening up a range of new possibilities.”

Sensor3 Power Control
Also on show at Prolight & Sound is ETC’s Sensor3 Power Control system, which addresses the changing needs of venues, by bringing together dimming, relay switching, and constant power in a new, combined, ThruPower module. Sensor3’s integrated design means fewer parts for fewer failures, while plug-in modularity allows for more configurability, customisation and easy maintenance. The new CEM3 processor adds a larger graphical display and a numeric keypad, making system setup and management simpler than ever.

Gio lighting control desk
ETC is also showing a range of control desks, including the newest addition to the Eos line, Gio, which offers the power of Eos functionality but in a smaller footprint. Features include integrated, articulating multi-touch displays, onboard DMX outputs and helpful backlit keys.

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