ETC unveils new Source Four LED Series 2 arrays: Daylight HD and Tungsten HD
Date Posted: 10/2/2014
Source Four® LED Series 2
Lustr® luminaire introduced an entirely new way of thinking about color and LED light. Now ETC is stepping up the quality of broadcast lighting, by introducing two new Source Four LED Series 2 arrays, Daylight HD for variable cool (4000 to 6500K) light and Tungsten HD for adjustable warm (2700 to 4500K) light.
The Source Four LED Series 2 Daylight HD and Tungsten HD luminaires include special features that make them suitable for on-camera use. They operate flicker-free, even at high speeds, so they won't be noticeable while filming. And the luminaires work quietly and dim smoothly, so they won't disrupt the action on the set.
ETC has spent a lot of time researching and experimenting with LED color, creating luminaires with the richest, brightest and broadest color ranges. The Source Four LED Series 2 Daylight HD and Tungsten HD arrays benefit from this color expertise. The luminaires have tint control, so designers can tweak the color, warming it up or cooling it down, to perfectly illuminate individual skin tones. "When we reworked the mix of LED emitters in our white-light luminaires, we found it greatly improved the brightness," explains ETC Fixtures Product Manager Jim Uphoff. "The new Daylight HD and Tungsten HD arrays have a significantly higher lumen output than the original Source Four LED luminaires."
The Source Four LED Series 2 luminaires allow designers incredible control over color quality. They can use preset color temperature settings that can be transferred from fixture to fixture, and use the user interface or a console to experiment with individual control of each LED color in the mix. And setup can be done in just minutes, using DMX from a lighting console or DMX-free from the user interface.
Like other Source Four LED luminaires, the Daylight HD and Tungsten HD arrays are the same size and have the same beam angles and optics as conventional Source Four fixtures. "Users can get the most out of their fixture inventory," explains Uphoff, "because the Series 2 luminaires can use the same lens barrel as other Source Four fixtures. And they accept Source Four LED CYC adapters, so designers can use the Daylight HD and Tungsten HD arrays to light backdrops with the brightest, adjustable light."