Welcome to LDI! We know not everyone gets to make it to the trade shows so we want to help you see what is going on at this year’s LDI show in Orlando, FL. Below are just come of the cool things we’ve seen at LDI so far.
With a wide variety of LED and moving head fixtures to choose from, Elation’s booth has plenty to look at. Some of the standouts include:
Platinum Wash LED Zoom – Moving head LED fixture with 30 10-watt LED’s and wireless DMX
Platinum Spot 5 R Pro – CMY color mixing moving head fixture with 22 gobos and wireless DMX
Moving Projection – If you’ve ever wanted to have an intelligent projector but thought you couldn’t afford it, think again. While we didn’t pick up the model number, we were shown a scanner which replaced the light source with a projector. It’s a very cool and affordable way to have movable projection.
Like Elation, Chauvet has no shortage of fixtures they are showing at this year’s show. In fact, according to one Chauvet representative there are 37 new products being launched at LDI. A few of these new offerings are:
Colorado Zoom CW Tour – With the ability to zoom and a mixture of 37 warm and cool white LED’s, this fixture tries to show LED is not just for colored light anymore.
Colorado 2 Zoom Tour – When you do need a colored LED fixture, check out this new fixture with a robust 61 3-watt RGBW LED’s, a 6 to 35 degree zoom and both 3 pin and 5 pin connectors built in.
Well – Until now, fast, simple, wireless colored lighting fixtures have not been readily available, but Chauvet has changed that with the Well fixture. With 12 hours of battery life, the 12 3-watt tri colored LED’s doesn’t need wires as it also has a wireless DMX receiver built in. Just as cool is the fact that the road case holds six fixtures and charges the fixtures in the case.
Lighting Consoles – Jands Vista Version 2 and GrandMA2
Most of today’s most popular lighting consoles are on display at LDI and today we had the chance to look at two of them:
Jands Vista featuring version 2 software Byron – The Jands Vista attempted to change the way you think about programming lighting with version one, and version 2 has taken by making complex lighting tasks even more accessible and user friendly. With control options from software only to the pictured T4, you can get a user friendly, highly powerful lighting controller that fits your budget.
GrandMA2 – Not to be outdone, MA Lighting has taken their popular line of controllers and released the GrandMA 2 software and consoles. With more power and features than ever before, fans of the GrandMA will be highly impressed with the new features and flexibility the GrandMA2 provides.
While there is much more to see, today we gave 10 church lighting designers the opportunity to have a sneak peak at the new Source 4 LED Ellipsoidal fixtures. Though still in development, the color, intensity and even distribution of light out of these fixtures would be impressive enough, but their efficiency is what makes them remarkable. We weren’t allowed to leak photos of these fixtures, but we can show you the chart used to show us just how efficient these fixtures are.
Last but not least, no lighting show is complete without… video? That’s right, Vaddio brought their video switching and PTZ camera solutions to LDI to show us just how amazing their solutions for IMAG, webcasting and video recording are. With both SD and HD options, one of the more impressive features of the Vaddio cameras is that they are controlled and powered via Cat5. Their ProductionVIEW HD MV switcher include many great features such as built in multi-viewer, touch screen switching and operation, camera PTZ re-callable programming and more. Most importantly, Vaddio’s options won’t break the bank.
Those are just some of the highlights from day 1 of LDI. Check back later this weekend for more features from the show.