Quasar Science has announced the global launch of its latest linear LED lighting range for motion picture and content creation. The Rainbow 2 and Double Rainbow tubular LED lights create ‘intense, realistic lighting with multiple individually controllable pixels, delivering high-quality white light and saturated colour that work in the tightest of spaces thanks to their sleek low-profile shape’.
The slim Rainbow 2 (R2) is available in three lengths (2ft, 4ft or 8ft) featuring a single row of 10, 24 or 48 pixels, while the Double Rainbow (RR) is configured with two rows of pixels totalling 20 or 48 across two sizes (2’ or 4’) for a powerful light that produces more realistic animation enabling an artistic workflow.
“The RGBX Spectral Science Colour Engine (SSCE), provides artists with the lighting industry’s most advanced - yet simplest - colour controls to use as their lighting paintbrushes." Said Tim Kang, principal engineer of colour and imaging at Quasar Science. “SSCE’s Correlated Colour Temperature (CCT) control increments give the minimum Kelvin transitions needed at any CCT based upon Just Noticeable Difference (JND) calculations. This psychophysics concept enables the smoothest and most even CCT control on the market.”
Another industry first is the Spectrum Control feature which grants the ability to choose the spectral quality of any colour point the lights can produce. 100% on this parameter gives the optimal spectrum for that colour, and 0% gives the spikiest RGB-only spectrum.
Networking capabilities for today’s data-heavy productions is addressed with new Rainbow Series communications hardware. Rainbow fixtures accept every industry-standard wired and wireless protocol including DMX, CRMX, W-DMX, Bluetooth, sACN and Art-Net, providing advanced networking architecture with no need for additional data boxes, receivers, or transmitters.
The R2 has a built-in Ethernet Node, expanding data versatility while the RR is equipped with both an Ethernet Node and a Network Switch creating ‘a universe of possibilities’.
“With the RR and R2 LED lights, the control protocols cover the entire array of filmmaker needs, from small independent setups to big studio lighting systems,” says Ben Dynice, chief technology officer, Quasar Science. “This translates into less equipment, which gives more time to spend on creating and less time on lighting. Direct sACN into a light provides a simple solution to a complex issue.”
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