Philips Entertainment Exhibits Stunning New Luminaires at IBC 2013


Philips Entertainment is powering up its premier lighting brands - Selecon, Showline and Strand Lighting - for IBC 2013 (Hall 11, Stand G81) from 13-17 September at Amsterdam's RAI
Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Representatives from each of the Philips brands will be on-stand to demonstrate the full range of professional media and entertainment luminaires and control products including the PL range of LED luminaires from Philips Selecon. Ideal for TV Studios, small theatre, museums and multipurpose venues the PLCyc2 offers twin single source 120 watts RGBW LED engines (the PLCyc1 offers a single source 120 watts RGBW LED engine), which enables truly inventive, totally consistent colour mixing for stunning cyc and wash lighting effects.

"Offering a smooth, even beam, the PLCyc1 and PLCyc2 seamlessly blend intense washes of colour on cycloramas up to 5m high and 10m high respectively," says Selecon's senior sales manager Grant Bales-Smith. "Using LED source technology combined with a properly shaped asymmetrical reflector, the PLCyc1 and PLCyc2 deliver consistent light distribution without requiring the compromising performance of vertical or horizontal spreader lenses. Not only that all PLCyc luminaires support wireless DMX512 control, available via Wireless Solutions. Each optional wireless receiver also has a DMX512 out-port to control adjacent luminaires."


In addition, the new PLprofile4 LED luminaire will join the PL LED lighting range, including the PLfresnel1 and the PLprofile1. The PLprofile4 combines the same LED source technology, which is applied across the PL range, with precision optical design. Four 120Watt high-power, RGBW LED engines deliver super-bright colour options with exact beam control and pattern projection.

Joining the PL range will be Selecon's already popular, broadcast-focused Studio Panel. This offers a compact lightweight LED solution that is designed for both studio and location use. Units feature tunable white colour temperature control from 3000K to 6000K - making it ideal for a wide range of lighting applications. Requiring just 50 watts, the unit will operate on AC or DC voltage. The battery power input is designed to allow location operation using industry standard batteries. Plus, a range of specialist holographic diffusers can provide beam angle control with minimal light loss.


Complementing the Philips Selecon range on stand will be the highly acclaimed Showline range including the SL NITRO 510 LED strobe. This unique fixture delivers super bright, intense bursts of light and dynamic effects via over 1300 high-powered LEDs. Not only that, its continuous 'on' operation along with six unique zones of control allow total flexibility, while unique built in chases aid creativity and simplicity.

With over 68,000 lumens of output, the SL NITRO 510 rivals conventional strobes and retains dynamic looks whether washing a stage or pointing directly at an audience. Additionally several other Showline products will be on display including the SL BAR 660, SL BAND 300, SL PAR 150 ZOOM and more.


Showline will also be exhibiting its new SL BAR 640: Offering designers a complete lighting tool, the SL BAR 640 produces over 13,000 lumens of output and features a 60 degree beam angle, built-in effects and chases, an auto-orienting LCD menu, multiple dimming curves and colour modes, full RDM implementation, a unique strobe control paradigm, plus industry standard Powercon in/out and 5-pin DMX connectors. The 4-foot SL BAR 640 delivers exceptional light output and endless creative possibilities.


Finally, offering control that can easily cope with a hybrid of luminaires, Philips Strand Lighting will be exhibiting the versatile 250ML moving light control console - an evolution of the popular Strand series 200 console. It features four encoders and an LCD display screen for quick and easy automated lighting and LED control making it ideal for smaller productions using a range of lighting instruments and sources.

"The 250ML is already proving itself to be an ideal lighting control solution for multi-purpose venues, smaller TV Studios and smaller theatres," comments Grant Bales Smith, Senior Sales Manager for Philips Entertainment EMEA. "We have had a great response from customers and end users since its launch at shows including: Frankfurt, PLASA Focus, Showtech, ABTT and Mediatech South Africa. We're therefore very excited to be able to show off the console for show visitors to experience at IBC."


"Today Philips Entertainment is leading the entertainment lighting industry in the design, development and manufacture of innovative, efficient and versatile theatre, concert and display luminaires alongside control and power and signal distribution," adds Graham Eales, Philips Selecon's general manager. "As ever we're delighted to be able to take the opportunity to demonstrate the latest additions to our range of both traditional tungsten and cutting edge LED fixtures, and lighting control to a professional and discerning audience."