The impression Spot One fixture represents a breakthrough in LED technology for today's entertainment lighting market. Whilst soft edge washlight fixtures such as the original impression from GLP have been around for several years, the challenge was to create a high output performance spot fixture to match. Enter the impression spot one from GLP… the first fixture of its kind to be released to the global market.
To be able to harness the output of sufficient LED sources, with the ability to run them through the optical system of a spot fixture to create an even beam for color mixing (and achieve a focusable area for gobo projections) has been the holy grail of lighting designers since LED became a viable source for entertainment lighting. The impression Spot One's design harnesses that raw power in an optical system to give it leading edge performance — a designer's wish come true.
The impression Spot One features an RGB LED engine with 8 or 16-bit control over each color, allowing for incredibly delicate color changes or instantaneous color bumps. The spectrum it achieves has been calibrated to be as wide as possible — from soft pastel colors to deep saturated shades, and everything in between. The color field also remains even across the entire beam, no matter the size or sharpness of focus. The electronic control of the LED engine allows full and smooth dimming over the entire range along with fast, solid state intensity snaps and variable speed strobe rates of between 1 and 10 flashes per second.
But the wonder doesn't stop at the LED source, as the impression Spot One incorporates the latest technology for performance, maintenance and long term operation. It has been designed for operation in noise-sensitive environments and will be as perfectly at home on a balcony rail in a Broadway theatre as it will in a busy TV studio environment, or touring the world as part of a concert system.
It's a case of â€˜less is more' with the impression Spot One as GLP have removed any kind of base unit — keeping size to a minimum for rigging and transportation — yet still allowing the fixture to be rigged in any orientation.
The impression Spot One is a fully featured spot, making it an ideal design tool for today's lighting world. Beam flexibility is achieved through a motorized optical zoom system with a range of 10 to 32 degrees. Coupled with this is a motorized focus system allowing beam projections to be focused at any range.
In terms of projection possibilities, the impression spot one has a packed graphics engine comprising of two gobo wheels. Both wheels are fitted with seven interchangeable rotating gobos. All gobos are fully rotating at various DMX controlled speeds and fully indexable with 16 bit precision.
Supplementing these is an additional effects wheel which allows an oversized gobo to be used in the beam to give animation and movement to the standard gobos at various speeds and directions. The combination of these three wheels gives endless combinations and effects that can be called upon. The soft break up of light through trees, the sensation of drifting water or the harshness of a driving winter rainstorm are all easily achievable along with many, many more.
To control beam size output, the impression Spot One features a high speed, fully variable iris — with an incredibly high speed of just 0.2 seconds from fully open to closed.
Also in the optical effects section of the fixture is a variable speed and bi-directional rotating prism, giving additional effects to the output beam, whether to create additional gobo images, to add an extra dimension to effects from the graphic wheel or to expand the beam even further in its simplest form.
Being an LED based fixture GLP has been able to keep the weight and size of the fixture as low as possible. Matching the impression Meisterstuck in terms of its baseless yoke, the impression Spot One weighs just 48.5 lbs. / 22 kg. For ease of use anywhere around the world, the fixture also features a fully auto sensing power supply which operates anywhere from 100-240V at 50/60 Hz.