Spot One is spot on for GLP19 April 2011
The impression spot one fixture is claimed to be a breakthrough in LED technology for today’s entertainment lighting market. Whilst soft edge washlight fixtures such as the original impression from GLP have been around for several years, the challenge was to create a high output performance spot fixture to match. Enter the impression spot one from GLP … said to be the first fixture of its kind to be released to the global market.
Ever since LED became a viable source for entertainment lighting, lighting designers have looked to be able to harness the output of sufficient LED sources, with the ability to run them through the optical system of a spot fixture to create an even beam for colour mixing (and achieve a focusable area for gobo projections). The impression spot one does exactly that.
The impression spot one features an RGB LED engine with 8 or 16-bit control over each colour, allowing for incredibly delicate colour changes or instantaneous colour bumps. The spectrum it achieves has been calibrated to be as wide as possible – from soft pastel colours to deep saturated shades, and everything in between. The colour field also remains even across the entire beam, no matter the size or sharpness of focus. The electronic control of the LED engine allows full and smooth dimming over the entire range along with fast, solid state intensity snaps and variable speed strobe rates of between 1 and 10 flashes per second.
The fixture has been designed for operation in noise-sensitive environments and will be as perfectly at home on a balcony rail in a Broadway theatre as it will in a busy TV studio environment, or touring the world as part of a concert system. GLP has removed any kind of base unit – keeping size to a minimum for rigging and transportation – yet still allowing the fixture to be rigged in any orientation.
Beam flexibility is achieved through a motorised optical zoom system with a range of 10 to 32 degrees. Coupled with this is a motorised focus system allowing beam projections to be focused at any range.
In terms of projection possibilities, the impression spot one has a packed graphics engine comprising of two gobo wheels. Both wheels are fitted with five interchangeable glass and two metal rotating gobos. All gobos are fully rotating at various DMX controlled speeds and fully indexable with 16 bit precision.
Supplementing these is an additional effects wheel which allows an oversized gobo to be used in the beam to give animation and movement to the standard gobos at various speeds and directions. The combination of these three wheels gives endless combinations and effects that can be called upon. The soft break up of light through trees, the sensation of drifting water or the harshness of a driving winter rainstorm are all easily achievable along with many, many more.