projectiondesign’s latest creation places the hot lamp with its noisy fans up to 30m away from the projector unit itself
Okay, so not "no" lamp, but projectiondesign’s latest creation, which debuted February 2-4 at Integrated Systems Europe, places the hot lamp with its noisy fans up to 30m away from the projector unit itself. The Dutch manufacturer hasn’t had much of a presence in the entertainment industry, specializing in higher fidelity, lower brightness environments like medical imaging, cinema post-production and very, very high-end home cinema. However, their latest innovation with the FR12 projector may provide the company with a unique entrance. The FR12 connects to its rack-mounted lamp unit via a Liquid Light Guide (LLG), a fiber-optic connector with a liquid core – essentially a "fat pipe" for light. Which means the projector is absolutely silent, and the lamp is in an accessible and easy-to-service location.
If the other models in the F12 line are an accurate judge (full technical specifications have not yet been released), the FR12 should come in at a brightness of around 4,000 lumens—not terribly bright, but bright enough to fit perfectly into some unique applications. As a side development, I’m extremely interested in what applications exist for the LLG technology in other places on the stage.