by Tim Fok | 7th February 2017
Cineo has announced a new addition to their mid-power LED lighting range. The Cineo MavX takes all the advantages of the colour-accurate low power/output ratio of remote phosphor technology, now with the ability to tune in color temperature. Cineo has been a big player in remote phosphor technology for sometime. Rather than a traditional LED fixture that relies solely on the light emitting diodes for illumination, RPT (Remote Phosphor Technology) utilizes a phosphor layer that reacts by illuminating when met with high-frequency wavelengths such as the blue LED arrays that Cineo lighting use. Cineo are better known for their HS range, offering fantastic light power/output ratio and color accuracy. Along came the Cineo Maverick sometime after – a smaller mid-power fixture said to match the output of a traditional 1K soft source (if there is such a thing). Like the HS range, you can alter the color temperature of the Maverick by switching out the front panel. However, the newly-announced MavX offers full color-tunability from 2,700k to 6500k, with accurate presets for 3200K,4300K and 5600K. This makes for a very nice and compact, bi-color, colour-accurate fixture. The Cineo MavX is DC powered with AC adaptor, and can therefore run off batteries and mains; V-lock and Gold Mount battery plates are available. It can be controlled via DMX for brightness and color, is completely flicker-free in operation and has a 150° light spread. Furthermore to its features list is its SmartPower Control during battery operation. It has the ability to run at a consistent light output level as the voltage of your battery decreases, meaning your light source will not change in brightness over the course of a battery cycle. Cineo provide an extended CRI scale for the MavX performance at 3200K and 5600K: Cineo MavX – Tech Specs Weather resistant Utilizes CineoColor™ custom LED’s for accurate, consistent output Color-accurate CCT adjustment from 2700K to 6500K Presets at 3200K, 4300K and 5600K 150° light spread Completely flicker-free operation Silent, passive cooling: no fans Rotary on-board dimming, with presets calibrated in camera stops 5-pin wired DMX control Built-in LumenRadio™ wireless DMX control included 80/20 T-Slot mounting slots for maximum mounting flexibility Easily removable yoke Accessories include AC adapter, V-Lock battery adapter, Goldmount battery adapter, barn doors, grids, louvers and soft boxes Input: 10.5-28 VDC input; 75, 120, 135 watts user configurable Maximum output: up to 8,000 lumens SmartPower™ technology delivers constant output as battery voltage decreases Size: 9.5” x 8.5” x 3.25” (241mm x 216mm x 83mm) Weight: 5 lbs. (2.3 kg) 4-pin XLR power input 50,000 hr. L70 rated ETL, cETL, CE and RoHS Compliant Cineo also give some information on light output, something I think is critical for all light fixtures. This is proper information that goes beyond comparing the fixture to “the output of a traditional 1K soft source”: From this, I can actually compare it to other fixtures. For example, against a Litepanels Astra (another DC powered, high output, bi-color, soft LED fixture), the MavX falls a little short in terms of output, but it’s a trade off for better color accuracy.Read more
by Nic Divischek | 13th September 2015
BB&S make remote phosphor LED lights with a high light output and excellent soft light quality. We liked their new compact and affordable remote phosphor kit “Pipeline”. In this video Toby Sali presented their 1 foot – 4 foot remote phosphor based LED lights. They reduced the light-size to a 1 foot bar, which has a 10W power draw, with 1000 lumens. You can buy these lights in 3200K, 4300K and 5600K colour temperature. It is made out of 98TLCI strong plastic, which won’t break it. The back of the light is aluminum. It comes with stands, 2 light, power supplies and a case and will cost you $850. These are available now. You can also buy individual Pipeline Reporter lights for $350 each. We think the compact design of the lights really stands out and the fact that they are the first affordable remote phosphor lights that have a very even, soft and strong light output. The remote-phosphor based LED lights also come in other sizes. 2 foot , 3 foot and 4 foot pipes. The 3 and 4 foot pipes go into a 4-bank system with full DMX controls and a battery plate. It weighs around 5kg with up to 14000 lumens. And they are working on softboxes for these ones that should become available in the next months. Depending on if you want to use the same colour temperature lights or you would like to mix them up, the 4-bank light system will cost between EU1400 – EU1600. These are all available now. Softboxes for the 4-bank light system will be available in the near future.Read more
by Tim Fok | 21st July 2015
Cineo Lighting has announced their next Remote Phosphor Technology lamp. The HS2 now features an inbuilt power supply with new DMX and remote controllable digital display. The original TruColor HS caused a bit of splash on announcement; one of the few filmmaking companies to utilize remote phosphor technology. Check out the science of it here, in a nutshell an array of blue LEDs hit a layer of phosphor that produces light, changing the phosphor plate produces different kelvin temperatures. The result is a light that produces very high luminance at reduced draw and heat compared to other lighting formats, not to mention very accurate colour rendition with exceptional CRI throughout the range. The Cineo HS2 features a new power supply, physically smaller in size that now fits on the back of the lighting unit. The old system was a separate unit much the same as a ballast is to a HMI. Inclusive of the power unit is a new digital display controller: “The RDM450 is smaller and lighter weight than the legacy DTZ450 power supply and features completely re-designed electronics for improved reliability. Other new features include digital display and control, remote programming via RDM, both, and fine dimming, smooth dimming and strobe capability. The RDM450 can be attached directly to the HS2 head for one-piece operation or operated remotely up to 300 feet from the fixture.” The HS2 is a very well built one-piece fixture, featuring 80/20 mounting slots on the sides for easy mounting to the yoke and other accessories. It has a new and improved hinged top to access the phosphor panels for quick one-handed switch outs. The size, weight, and output are identical to the legacy HS fixture. The Cineo HS developed an industry nickname of the ‘Holy S**t’ due to its fantastic brightness output to power draw. Having used one on set in the past I can say they’re an impressive fixture, absolutely no flicker at high frame rates and 500W bares no correspondence to its output when comparing to a tungsten or HMI fixture. The HS2 builds on this success making the overall package more refined and easier to use; a self-contained lamp and power supply will much improve its function on set. Here’s a link to the full specification list of the Cineo HS2. Here’s a video from NAB 2015, showing the brightness of the Cineo lights:Read more
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