April 12, 2012
Armonk, New York—April 12, 2012— Production Resource Group, L.L.C., (PRG), the world’s leading entertainment lighting company, today announced it will launch its new TruColor™ HS™ digital light fixture at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas. PRG will be exhibiting in booth C6042 at NAB, April 16th-19th.
TruColor HS from PRG is a unique color-accurate digital soft source designed specifically to meet the strict standards of motion picture and broadcast production. With more than twice the output of a 2kW incandescent soft light, TruColor HS delivers an extended Color Rendering Index (CRI) over 95, generates a 160-degree beam spread, and uses only 400 watts of AC power.
The HS fixture utilizes a unique lighting method called Remote Phosphor Technology (RPT), which eliminates the color-accuracy limitations inherent in LED fixtures. Instead of relying on LEDs as the source of illumination, TruColor HS’ independent phosphor panels emit high-quality light when excited by the high-frequency wavelengths from blue LEDs.
“Professionals in our industry are demanding improvements in digital lighting,” said Rich Pierceall, PRG’s Director of Digital Lighting Sales. “RPT allows us to hit higher quality standards in terms of color consistency and output.”
PRG partnered with a leading innovator of phosphor technology to develop special high-CRI formulations that deliver 96 CRI at 3,200K and 90 CRI at 5,200K. The interchangeable polycarbonate phosphor panels allow users to achieve both daylight and tungsten with a single fixture. Additional panels are in development to provide a complete range of color temperatures.
“In addition to delivering a significant volume of super bright, super soft light, HS is intuitive to operate and built to last,” said Pierceall. TruColor HS incorporates anodized alloy construction and field-serviceable components. The fixture’s ballast includes both local and DMX control, and connects to the lamp head with a ruggedized multi-core cable up to 98 feet (30 meters) away. It’s passively cooled, flicker-free, and manufactured entirely in the U.S.
Pricing for TruColor HS will be competitive with traditional and digital lighting for film and television.
See TruColor HS April 16th-19th at NAB booth C6042.
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