Desire Fresnel

  • Desire Fresnel

    The best of classic Fresnels
    paired with modern technology.
    Desire Fresnel – your new
    favorite wash light.

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    Desire Fresnel

    The best of classic Fresnels paired with modern technology.
    Desire Fresnel – your new favorite wash light.

    Request a Demo

    Discover a modern classic

    Fresnels have been around since the beginning of lighting design. These incandescent workhorse fixtures were known for their smooth wash and adjustable zoom.

    Combining all of the best features of incandescent Fresnels with the latest technology of LEDs, is a classic reimagined in Desire Fresnel.


    Full range of emotional color

    The Lustr X8 array brings subtle nuanced colors back to your stage. Colors you’ve been missing from a corner of the spectrum that has long been unreachable by LED sources. This is possible because of the introduction of deep red LEDs.

    Deep red brings new life and energy to your stage, your costumes, your scenery, and most importantly, skin. Skin tones of every color find new depth and dimension with the addition of deep red. Desire Fresnel includes more of the visual spectrum that made incandescent sources warm and full of life.

    Perhaps even more exciting is what happens when we add deep red to cool tones like blues and greens. It’s this nuanced color that takes a lighting design from good to great.

    Left Arrow See for yourself how deep red impacts the life and richness of every skin tone.


    13-55 Degree zoom

    A true Fresnel with an LED engine, Desire Fresnel has zoom control from either the front or the back of the fixture. A Fresnel is only as good as its performance with barndoors. Desire Fresnel delivers with smooth fall off and clean edges. It’s truly a cut above the rest.


    Desire Fresnel


    We’ve taken the classic fixture that theatre technicians know and love and brought it into the 21st century. You get the softness of an incandescent wash light with LED color mixing and smooth dimming. With traditional Fresnels, you sacrifice lumens depending on zoom position, but that’s not the case with Desire Fresnel. We’ve reworked how the lens and lamp work together, so your Fresnel is bright and efficient through the entire zoom range.

    This provides more lumens regardless of angle, making it up to 25% more efficient over traditional Fresnel optical systems.


    Full feature set for any stage

    Desire Fresnel Leaderlines


    Intuitive UI

    The user interface was designed to improve the efficiency of your workflow. The four backlit encoders change colors to correspond to the attributes they control on the screen. Both new and seasoned users can quickly and accurately adjust settings.

    Desire Fresnel UI


    Wireless Technology


    The built in near field communication (NFC) hardware gives you the ability to configure your fixture with your mobile phone or tablet running the Set Light app. Amazingly, this works even if the fixture isn’t powered, allowing you to config while you rig.


    Console control from far away

    ETC has partnered with City Theatrical to bring you a patent-pending wireless DMX/RDM technology that enables scalability of wireless lighting data like never before. Multiverse® will change your entire approach to lighting by allowing larger wireless DMX/RDM systems to be expanded even further. Used in conjunction with your console, City Theatrical’s Multiverse can broadcast as many as 10 universes of DMX from a single transmitter without excessive radio energy. This frees up precious wireless bandwidth in your space. Multiverse plays well with others but is robust enough that other signals won’t interfere.

    Download the whitepaper to learn more.



    24/7/365 Support

    ETC’s unmatched customer support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Our global company thrives on its ability to be there for you whenever you need us. Not only do we stand behind our customers, we stand behind our products. With over 45 years of experience in the lighting world, we’ve come to hold quality to the highest standard. That’s why we are able to offer a five-year warranty on the full Desire Fresnel fixture and a ten-year warranty on the LED array.

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