UK based specialist LED lighting manufacturer i-Pix will show 6 new products in its groundbreaking BB (Building Block) range at the 2010 LDI exhibition in Las Vegas on the stand of its Canadian distributor, Theatrixx.
Says i-Pix founder Chris Ewington, "We're following on from the massive success we had with launch of these at PLASA. Our R'n'D team has focussed the last twelve months on developing these dynamic new energy-saving fixtures, and we're confident that now is the right time to bring them to the market, with increasing awareness of "green" issues and pending related legislation".
Ewington adds that all industry sectors are now looking at the long term cost saving benefits that LED lighting can bring.
BB1 Narrow Beam
This versatile single pixel fixture is designed for outdoor and submersible use, and is an RDM device that can be fitted to a range of i-Pix Power Boxes and Power Bars for even greater flexibility.
The BB1 has completely homogenised optics for the smoothest of light output, and is available in 20, 35 and 45 degree beam angles. It's powerful custom RGB LED light engine has incredible colour mixing capabilities including the effortless sourcing of tungsten and daylight colour temperatures.
The non-LED look of the BB1's - which more resemble PAR 36 or 46 fixtures - is a big advantage, together with the light engine which sets i-Pix fixtures in a different class from most other LED products. When it comes to whites, sometimes, people don't actually believe they are LEDs - such is the quality of a white light emanating from an RGB device!
Both architectural and entertainment designers will be interested in the BB 1, for its completely weatherproof design, clever internal electronics and data-over-mains solution which is ideal for awkward retrofit installations.
This mega-bright entry level two pixel fixture has a choice of four interchangeable beam angles, and Camloc mounts - as with the other fixtures - for easy rigging or floor mounting.
It's ideal for situations where the power supply is limited.
The BB 2x2 is a square four cell self-contained fixture with removable fronts for the option of mixing up the optical systems. The choice of quick-change optics includes the same 10 degree optic that has been so popular with the BB7, and the 20 degree optic used in the BB4, plus two additional beam angles of 35 and 45 degrees. There is also a choice of 5 different high brightness light engines.
This 3 pixel fixture shares the same choice of four beam angles - 10°, 20°, 35° and 45° complimenting the other fixtures in the BB range perfectly and sharing the same rigging accessories.
4 Way & 6 Way Power Bars
The RDM DMX power bars come in two sizes - 4 or 6 way - with either standard disconnect or a hardwired model - to which are fitted the new BB1 fixtures.
These are 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 or education establishments where safety is paramount due to the low heat levels.
The Power Bar provides low voltage to the BB1 and is equipped with an onboard user interface so each fixture to be individually addressed and the 'operating' mode set. Both power and data are fed neatly through a combined data/LV power cable.
The user interface receives and transmits either 8 or 16 bit DMX to the fixtures, and will run in stand-alone mode - when up to 20 memories can be stored, and a chase created from these.
The Power Bar is fitted with Camloc mounts for connecting to Omega brackets, facilitating quick and easy rigging. As well as these suspension points, there is a centrally located spigot position for rigging onto stands of all types.
Across the range :
All these new BB fixtures feature i-Pix renowned homogenised optical system.
Five new high intensity light engines - standard RGB, enhanced RGB (40% brighter), Warm White, Daylight White and Tuneable White - are available across the entire range.
Future proofed 2nd generation 16 bit electronics and software architecture delivers
exceptionally smooth fades, whilst the strobing function has been enhanced with a 'strobe sync' function between each pixel, for more dramatic strobe.
The choice of operating modes includes Stand Alone or DMX/RDM DMX, with a
quick setup via the onboard user interface.
A combined power and data connection system allows quick and simple cable hook up, with IP rated protection and daisy-chaining capability.
The BB range is designed and engineered to work in the harshest of touring and event environments, with quick-rig Camlocs and a choice of rigging accessories to facilitate tool free setup.
This is backed up with a three year parts and labour warranty across the range.