At this year’s PLASA Show Awards Ceremony, October 7 at ExCel, London, the Solaris LED Flare lighting and effects fixture was honored with the coveted PLASA Sustainability Award. The eco-friendly concept behind the Flare’s design was recognized by the PLASA Innovation Award judges, who asserted, “This multi-purpose, energy efficient product will save loads of energy by replacing and eliminating the massive power consumption of existing fixtures including strobes, audience blinders, and wash lights.” The PLASA Sustainability Award is a unique honor, awarded at the judges’ discretion for significant achievements in environmental excellence which will benefit this generation and the next.
The Solaris LED Flare is a super-bright, 1000W, high-performance RGBW wash, strobe, and blinder – in one fixture! A single multifunction Flare offers superior performance over traditional conventional or LED fixtures and saves labor, time, space, energy and cost. Instantaneous RGBW color mixing with 1200Hz refresh rate provides smooth on-camera dimming. The “pixel map” feature divides the Flare into as many as 12 sections. Saturated colors feature intense, deep reds and blues, ultra-bright greens, and brilliant camera-friendly whites.
Earlier this year, Live Design magazine proclaimed the Solaris LED Flare a Product of the Year 2012-13. Lighting Designer Cory Fitzgerald, who orchestrated the Flare’s debut on Cat Power’s world tour says: “The Flares are not only incredibly bright, but also incredibly versatile. Their unique design allows them to be a blinder, a wide but directional wash light, and a powerful strobe, all while combining color mixing and white LEDs. They are a truly powerful new tool!”
Kenny Chesney’s 2013 No Shoes Nation tour replaced conventional strobes plus scrollers, audience blinders plus scrollers, and stage wash lights with 100 Solaris LED Flares, realizing significant savings and dramatically improved lighting looks. “The economy of the Solaris Flare is indisputable,” says David Haskell, CEO of Nashville’s Morris Light and Sound. “By switching to Solaris Flares on the Chesney tour, we dropped two 400A services and added the potential for more color washes, saving on material, freight, labor, and time.” We couldn’t be happier with the performance – they’re brighter than anything out there, with richer colors to boot!”
Since its introduction, the Solaris LED Flare has appeared in many high-profile productions and events, including: The 85th Academy Awards; 55th Grammys; Miami ULTRA Music Festival; the ACM, AMA, ACA, CMT, and VMA awards shows; Kenny Chesney No Shoes Nation tour; Bruno Mars Moonshine Jungle tour; Jay-Z & Justin Timberlake Legends of Summer tour, and many more.
Find out more about Cory Fitzgerald at www.icallmyselfcory.com. Morris Light and Sound are at http://morrislightandsound.com/. TMB is worldwide exclusive distributor for Solaris LED Flare: www.tmb.com/products/flare. Learn more about many other exciting and innovative products from TMB at www.tmb.com.