ETC ColorSource PAR wins ABTT Theatre Award

Date Posted: 6/25/2015

ABTT Lighting Product Award

ETC's budget LED washlight, ColorSource® PAR , has earned the Lighting Product of the Year award at the ABTT Theatre Show 2015. Making its debut at the tradeshow, the ColorSource PAR was designed for venues that want the brightness and energy efficiency of an LED at an affordable price.

The ColorSource PAR luminaire uses a combination of red, green, blue and lime emitters to expand its color performance beyond what other four-color LEDs are capable of, especially in the red, gold and orange range. The color mix also makes more flattering, adjustable white light and a brighter beam. The ColorSource PAR maintains its color quality when used at any intensity, and each luminaire is color calibrated at the ETC factory to ensure uniformity across multiple fixtures. It also compensates for thermal droop, and can be used with or without a lighting desk for easy setup and control.

The judges for the 2015 Annual ABTT Theatre Awards noted that the ColorSource PAR is an extremely usable product at a low cost. They commended ETC for bringing LED technology to applications with limited budgets but where sustainability and reduced operation costs are desired. The panel was also impressed with the luminaire's smooth dimming and high light output. 

ABTT 2015 awards

"We developed the ColorSource PAR, so small venues could get a decent washlight without breaking the bank," says ETC Fixtures Product Manager Jim Uphoff. "We have spent a lot of time researching color, and put that expertise into this fixture. We're thrilled that the ABTT panel recognized the universality of the ColorSource PAR and the color research that went into its creation."

The ABTT Theatre Awards judging panel also gave an honorable mention to ETC's Source Four® LED Fresnel adapter. The adapter attaches to a Source Four LED Series 1 or Series 2 light engine, creating soft washes and smooth coverage. Its light can be framed with barn doors, and the Source Four LED Fresnel delivers unmatched x7 color mixing.