OptiLED (Booth # 624) debuts its new High Intensity Vorticular Enclosure (HIVE) modular system, part of the Modular Optical Array Series.

The HIVE’s modular design makes it suitable for large lighting projects from flood lighting buildings and large architectural features to theatrical productions or underwater applications.

The HIVE module is a revolutionary building block approach to lighting with the capability to rapidly create larger arrays of units for greater lighting intensities and effects. Using a hexagonal design, each module interconnects and passes power and data to other units in the array. With a slot-in design between modules, the array can be built to virtually any size or shape. Each module uses three high-powered LEDs, including red, green, and blue, allowing for color mixing and lighting effects. Each is also capable of producing 16.7 million colors under DMX512 control.

The Optical Array lights come standard with a 16-degree diffuser, factory-fitted option of 25-degree, 50-degree, and 80-degree spherical diffusers, and 2x70 degree line or 10x60 degree elliptical diffusers. Each optical array can produce six different light patterns. With the standard 16-degree material, the light becomes highly collimated. The 80-degree diffuser can produce a wash effect for large-scale “wall washing” or for larger projection. The 2x70 and 10x60 diffuser create line or elliptical effects for edge lighting applications or where sharper line effects are required.

The first product featuring the HIVE module is the Modular Optical Array S-1, which holds an IP68 rating and can be used in fully submersible applications as well as normal dry, open conditions or locations. The S-1 is fully DMX512 controllable, creating a display of up to 16.7 million colors at 256 levels of intensity. With a low voltage power supply and power consumption of only five watts per module, the Optical Array and long-life LEDs are suitable for applications such as water fountains and pools.

The HIVE module will be available in linear and spherical modular units with power supply and tertiary optics fitted as standard. All technical specifications are preliminary and subject to modification.

OptiLED will also be exhibiting its Designer Dimmable Series, an LED lamp that features lighting intensity control in a familiar form factor, with outer dimensions identical to an ordinary halogen MR16. The Dimmable offers full performance at 12V DC or AC and dimming capability from 10V down to 3V, where it operates at candle glow. The series offers the same optical and light projection capabilities as the traditional LED Designer Series, along with a revolutionary snap-on ring mounting for the diffusers. At 50.5 by 38.5 mm, it can be used in most indoor and weather-protected outdoor fixtures and applications, including theatres and cinemas, amusement parks, architectural features, landscape accents, retail, museums, and hospitality.

The Dimmable features a polycarbonate face and base and aluminium housing and comes standard with a four-degree diffuser. It can be used for spot lighting objects with variable light intensities or for longer-distance lighting applications. Nine diffuser options are available, with choices of spherical and elliptical or line effect diffusers. It is available in five colors, including red, green, blue, amber, and white.

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