LED specialists i-Pix has developed a new 4 and 6 lamp Power Bar, to which it's versatile new BB1 LED fixtures can be fitted.
This is ideal for all types of portable applications from film & TV shoots and location work to small stages live concerts and performances, site-specific theatre, exhibitions and conferences, etc.
The BB1 is a sealed, low voltage, self-contained fixture, requiring only power and data, offering completely homogenised optics for the smoothest of output and available in either 20 or 35 degree beam angles. It's powerful customised RGB LED light engine has incredible colour mixing capabilities including the effortless sourcing of tungsten and daylight colour temperatures. The BB1 is fully RDM/DMX enabled, with remote address mode and detailed fixture feedback.
The Power Bar provides low voltage to the BB1 and is equipped with an onboard user interface. This allows each fixture to be individually addressed and the 'operating' mode to be adjusted. Both power and data are fed neatly through a combined data/LV power cable.
The user interface will receive and transmit either 8 or 16 bit DMX to the fixtures, and will run in stand-alone mode - whereby up to 20 memories can be stored, and a chase created from these.
The Power Bar is fitted with Camlock mounts for connecting to the Omega bracket on the BB1 unit, to facilitate quick and easy truss or boom rigging. As well as these suspension points, there is a centrally located spigot position for rigging onto stands of all types.
Combined power and data in and outs are useful for feeding multiple Power Bars from a single power/data feed.
A tough (optional) rain cover is available for outdoor use, and the Power Bar is also fitted with a connection for the attachment of a remote battery and wireless DMX facility.
i-Pix has also developed a new waterproof Battery Bag that uses standard 12 volt batteries and provides complete stand-alone flexibility where power or lack of rigging time are issues. The Battery Bag can be used to power either a single BB4 fixture or the Power Bars individually.
Each bag comes with the option of wireless control, courtesy of City Theatrical, which also provides a local DMX outlet for other technology that might be adjacent to the Power Bars. Runtime is a 35 hour life for an RGB chase, 16 hours life for a CYM chase (with two colours on at once) and 9 hours for full intensity - measured using a BB4.