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Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by BillESC, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. BillESC

    BillESC Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    MORE POWER!

    BETTER COLOR MIXING!

    MADE IN THE USA!

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    100 WATT
    SPECTRA PAR100



    The Spectra Par 100 is a 100 Watt PAR luminaire utilizing red, green, blue, and amber LED emitters. Designed for theatrical and architectural applications, the SPECTRA PAR 100 acts as a true PAR lighting fixture complete with interchangeable VNSP, NSP, MFL, and WFL lenses.

    The on board power supply allows for direct power input. Data can be easily daisy chained for up to 1000 feet. The SPECTRA PAR 100 is compatible with both DMX and RDM protocols, and comes complete with a library of pre-programmed single colors to various color mixes.



    Spectra PAR 100 Features
    Red, Green, Blue & Amber 3 watt Luxeon K2 LED's.
    Interchangeable VNSP, NSP, MFL, and WFL lenses.
    On board power supply.
    Feed thru power & data capabilities.
    Compatible with DMX and RDM protocols.
    Push button addressing.
    Pre-programmed modes.
    Die-Cast aluminum housing.
    U.L. & c.U.L pending.
    Built in the U.S.A.
     
  2. STEVETERRY

    STEVETERRY Well-Known Member

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    When is UL listing expected? "UL & cUL Pending" means nothing to the end user, just that you are working on a UL listing. To paraphrase my friend Will: "It's a long way between the glass and the lips".

    Discerning users with an insurance company looking over their shoulder may want to wait for this very basic requirement. UL might require changes in the fixture design, and if your early fixture does not have them, it does not comply with the listing requirements.

    Full disclosure: my company does not manufacture LED fixtures. But I've been through some UL listing adventures.

    ST
     
  3. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    You forgot the word "currently." (Or did you?;))

    [user]BillESC[/user]:
    Any reason you neglected to state the manufacturer and a link? ss-par-100. Is this a new fixture? Because I remember using a similar if not exact one by the same manufacturer three years ago. As I recall, it did not compare favorably with the PixelPar 90.
    Edit: The one I used was only RGB; the new one is RGBA. Brighter LEDs also, I'm sure.
     
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    STEVETERRY Well-Known Member

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    OK, add "currently"

    :)


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  5. MNicolai

    MNicolai Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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    I admit, I'm less interested in a UL listing than I am in simply seeing the wattage rise. Not to say that's a huge deal, because more power doesn't necessarily mean much, but it's something. However, I'm also not in the market for any LED products at the moment either. If I was though, I'd want to wait and see some reviews before diving in and being a guinea pig. I'd be interested to see some reviews once some people use these.

    Have you had a chance to see these in action yet Bill? Are they as good as we hope that they are?
     
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    Please see the Glossary entry UL Listed and then come back to us on whether or not it is important.

    ST
     
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    MNicolai Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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    Sorry, you've misunderstood me. As far as new product testing, I'm more interested initially in how it performs. The kinks will get worked out, though granted, they should be worked before the product hits the shelves, but it is what it is and nothing we say here is going to have them do a recall on the product until they get approval.

    What I forgot to say, is that in waiting to see reviews, that would also be the time I'd spend waiting for UL Approval. I like to only spend money on things I know won't spontaneously combust or kill me. However, for a lab-test scenario, I'm still very interested to see how it performs, UL listed or not. Not to be confused with interested to buy one.
     
  8. mbandgeek

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    Ironically enough, I pondered where i have seen a fixture that looks like this. I figured it out to be some 6" altman Fresnels that we had at my HS. I almost commented on how similar the two looked, but i decided not to.

    For some reason i wanted to check the specs on our followspots to find a pleasant surprise. Altman has turned LED!!!!!....?

    Altman Lighting, Co., Inc.

    Check it out for yourselves. Look familiar?
     
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    Yeah it looks a lot like their 1k die-cast theatre fresnel. Especially in the lens/gel frame area.
     
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    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    Altman's been making the Spectra Par for at least two years if memory is correct. The trick is they have beefed up the output with this model. Interesting that they also have a 100 watt LED Spectra Cyc. Haven't seen one of those yet.
     
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    Pie4Weebl Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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    Is that really a true LED cyc light I see there?
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    If it's the same one I saw at LDI 6-8 years ago, I was less than impressed.
     
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    MNicolai Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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    Logic says with the new technologies they must have been able to do something in 6-8 years to make it better, if in fact that is what you saw.

    Reality doesn't necessarily agree with the above statement though.
     
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    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    It's apparently 3 watt luxeons now... which should be a significant improvement. However if things are still priced the same its going to cost about the same as a foot of Seledor X7 Xtra strip which will most likely kick it's butt.
     
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    BillESC Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I have not as yet had the chance to test one of these out.

    Yes, Altmans has had a series of LED pars available for some time but until now they all required an outboard power supply. This new offering not only has the power supply built in but also allows for both DMX and AC daisy chaining, a very handy feature.
     
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    Hi, curious bout the reflector in this led cyc as instead of a asymetrical reflector with a linear lamp at the focus point, it appears to have six led blocks along the top edge of the reflector which sends the main light output straight down to the lower reaches of the cyc and the very shallow arc reflector bounces a small amount onto the top of the cyc.

    It will be a while before these get to Perth, Western Australia so you may see one in the flesh a long time before I do.

    Is the reflector dimpled and there is a clear cover?

    Thanks
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Remind us during LDI, Oct. 24-26, 2008, and we'll check for you.
     
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    My dealer tells me his dealer price on the cyc fixture is around $1,200.
     

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