Philips Exhibits Creative Stage Luminaires at Mediatech, South Africa

16 July 2013,

South Africa - Philips Entertainment's four premier brands - Selecon, Showline, Strand Lighting and Vari-Lite - are powering up to exhibit their latest luminaires and lighting control products ideal for theatre and staging applications at this year's Mediatech advanced technology show Africa (The Coca-Cola Dome, Northgate, Johannesburg, South Africa, 17th - 19th July 2013).
 
Representatives from the Philips brands will be available on stand J1, which is hosted by the company's South African distributor, DWR.
 
Taking pride of place and following its popular debut earlier in the year at Frankfurt ProLight and Sound, Philips Showline will be stunning show visitors with its SL NITRO 510 LED strobe. The fixture delivers super bright, intense bursts of light and dynamic effects using over 1300 high-powered LEDs. Not only that, continuous on operation along with six unique zones of control allow ultimate flexibility while unique built in chases aid in creativity and simplicity.
 
With over 68,000 lumens of output, the SL NITRO 510 rivals conventional strobes and retains dynamic looks whether washing a stage or pointing directly at an audience. Additionally several other Showline products will be on display including the SL BAR 660, SL BAND 300, SL PAR 150 ZOOM and more.
 
Sister company Philips Vari-Lite will be demo'ing the recently released Indy software for the VLX Wash luminaire, which enables individual control of the fixture's seven 120-watt RGBW LED engines. This facilitates a multitude of stunning looks and original chases to be programmed on the face of the luminaire, further enhancing the creative possibilities of the industry leading LED fixture. Other Vari-Lite luminaires include the new VL3015LT Spot luminaire which provides an unprecedented 42,000 lumens of output with an unmatched 10:1 zoom optics system and industry standard luminaires such as VL3500 Wash, VL3000 Spot, VL2500 Spot and VL2500 Wash.
 
Also on stand is the new PLCYC2 and PLPROFILE4 LED profile from Selecon. The PLCYC2 offers twin single source RGBW LED chips, which facilitate truly inventive colour mixing for stunning cyc and wash lighting effects. The new PLPROFILE4 LED luminaire further expands the PL lighting range and combines the same LED source technology with precision optical design. Four high-power, RGBW LED chips deliver high-brightness colour options with exact beam control and pattern projections. Other Selecon luminaires include Acclaim and Rama Fresnels, Acclaim Axial Zoom Spot, SPX ellipsoidals, and more.
 
Finally Philips Strand Lighting will be exhibiting the versatile 250ML moving light control console - an evolution of the popular Strand series 200 console. It features four encoders and an LCD display screen for quick and easy automated lighting and LED control making it ideal for smaller productions with a hybrid of lighting instruments. In addition, a Light Palette VL16 console will be alongside the 250ML further demonstrating the complete capabilities of the Strand line of lighting control consoles.
 
"The 250ML is already proving itself to be an ideal lighting control solution for schools and colleges, multi purpose venues and smaller theatres," comments Grant Bales Smith, Senior Sales Manager for Philips Entertainment EMEA. "We have had a great response from customers and end users throughout the year at shows including: Frankfurt, PLASA Focus, Showtech and the ABTT show and we're excited to have the console for visitors to experience at Mediatech."
 
Philips Vari-Lite and DWR are also partnering to display a museum of lighting technology at MediaTech. Classic Vari-Lite fixtures and controllers such as the VL2C, VL4, VL5 and more will be on display along with a timeline of Vari-Lite's continued innovative and industry leading products.
 
"Philips leads the entertainment lighting industry in the design, development and manufacture of innovative, efficient and versatile theatre, concert and display luminaires," continues Brad Schiller, Philips Entertainment's Global Product Marketing Manager. "As always we're delighted to take any opportunity to demonstrate the latest additions to our range of traditional tungsten and cutting edge LED fixtures alongside our ranges of automated luminaries, lighting control and distributed dimming products. We are looking forward to joining our distributor DWR in demonstrating our product lines to visitors of the Mediatech Show."
 
Mediatech is on 17th - 19th July 2013 at The Coca Cola Dome, Northgate, Johannesburg, South Africa, 10am - 6pm daily. Grant Bales Smith and Brad Schiller will be on hand on South African Dealer DWRs stand (J1) so please drop by for a chat and a demo.

www.mediatech.co.za