Since its introduction at the Prolight + Sound exhibition last spring, Martin Professional says that interest in its energy-friendly and super bright Martin MAC 350 Entour has been great – and the LED profile luminaire has now won the prestigious 2010 Confederation of Danish Industry Product Prize, which is awarded every year at the Confederation’s Business Summit. The winner is selected on the basis of the ingenuity of the product – with regard to both user-related and product-related innovation.
“We’re very proud to receive this prestigious award, but we’re even more proud that we now have a unique product that matches the traditional discharge stage lighting offerings but which consumes far less energy, has a longer life and doesn’t contain environmentally harmful materials, such as mercury and heavy metals,” said Christian Engsted (pictured left), CEO of Martin Professional.
The MAC 350 Entour delivers 8,000 lumens of output from extremely efficient 50 W white LEDs, which Martin says is an output greater than many larger 250/300 watt HID fixtures.
“Even the largest LEDs couldn’t produce anywhere near the brightness of a single discharge bulb,” continued Engsted. “Several LEDs have to be linked together in order to achieve the same brightness, and that’s what makes our MAC 350 Entour unique. We understand all too well that we are operating in a high-energy consumption industry, so it may sound odd to be talking about ‘green’ products in this context. However, there are significant environmental benefits to using the MAC 350 Entour. If we could replace the entire product group with LED products, 510,000 tons less carbon would be released into the atmosphere, a reduction equalling the carbon emissions of 160,000 cars. That’s a serious reduction.”
Five patent applications have been submitted in connection with the new lamp based on LED technology.