Great Scott! More from LDI 2019
by Cat Strom.
This is an abridged version of the full LDI Show Report, which is only available in the December issue of CX Magazine. Subscribe now!
Robe drew large crowds to their over-the-top live show. The ground-breaking ESPRITE LED profile moving light is the first in a new series of Robe luminaires that will feature fully replaceable / transferable white source LED engines. TETRA2 (from Tetragnatha) is a new linear bar fixture that builds on Robe’s Spiider and Tarrantula LED technology. Utilising the same LEDs, with an ultra-tight 4.5° beam from each of the 18 pixels, these can be combined to produce a bright, highly defined “sheet” of light or Svoboda-style light curtain, and the fixtures can be positioned end-to-end for longer seamless curtains of light or washing effects.
Faccebook video – Jand’s Eddie Welsh shows us the Robe Tetra Bar live from LDI 2019
GLP entertained everyone with their new slogan ‘We Give A F*ck’ and although there was no world exclusive launch, the stand was one of the busiest of the show. The recently launched FR10 bar and Highlander Wash Fixture were key attractions with the Highlander receiving an Honorable Mention at the LDI2019 Awards Ceremony for engineering and innovating the best framing shutter system in a wash fixture that the judges have ever seen.
Astera previewed their new Wireless Pixel Bar available in 50 cm and 1 metre lengths as well as the two metre Hyperion Tube, similar to their highly successful 1 metre Titan Tube.
ELC Lighting caused a bit of a stir with their dmXLAN nodeGBx system, which they claim enables the creation of fully-redundant DMX networks, meaning a damaged DMX cable is no longer liable to be a show-stopper.
Secreted in a suite upstairs were Martin Professional, who launched the Martin ERA Performance Series that includes the 400, 600 and 800 fixtures, along with the first outdoor rated moving head, the ERA 500 Hybrid IP. The line caused a ripple of excitement with some saying that the ERA 800 could be the replacement for the MAC Viper, but rumour has it that Martin has something up its’ sleeve that is very exciting.
Elation Professional had five world premiere products launches in their award-winning Artiste, Proteus and Fuze product lines including the Proteus Lucius; a powerful, featured-packed yet compact IP65-rated LED Profile fixture with framing. Elation Professional also launched a completely new brand of atmospheric effects under the name of Magmatic. The range includes haze and fog machines, atmospheric snow machines, CO2 cryogenic simulation effects and a complete line of specially formulated effect fluids.