Philips Selecon launches new LED Profile and Fresnel at PLASA 2012

Sept. 4, 2012
Date Announced: 04 Sep 2012 UK – Philips Entertainment Group brand Selecon is launching a new range of professional LED luminaires at PLASA 2012, Earls Court (9-12th September). Selecon will join Philips Entertainment brands Vari-Lite, Strand Lighting and new range – Showline – in Hall 1, stand BV 1-F50 to show off the latest developments in lighting and control technology.Debuting at this year’s show will be the Selecon PLFRESNEL-1 and the PLPROFILE-1.Both fixtures are designed to complement Philips Entertainment’s existing range of LED luminaires - the Selecon PL3, PL1, PLCYC1 and the Vari-Lite VLX ranges. Together, this comprehensive range of lighting tools will offer a higher level of creative expression to designers working in the theatre, small studio and display lighting sectors.“The PLFRESNEL-1, which uses LED source technology combined with a traditional Fresnel lens, produces an adjustable cone of light with a soft edge is easily blended with adjacent beams to provide that all-important smooth stage coverage,” comments general manager for Selecon Graham Eales.In addition the PLPROFILE-1 offers a variable beam profile with precise beam control and pattern projection from a high output beam. An innovative combination of LED source technology and precision optical design, the PLPROFILE-1 delivers Philips Selecon’s industry benchmark projection quality in a compact, robust luminaire.“A key benefit of the PLFRESNEL-1 and PLPROFILE-1 is that it’s no longer necessary to change lamps or colour filter,” Eales continues. “Both luminaires combine the superior control and light quality of a Philips Selecon Fresnel and Profile with the ability to seamlessly fade between colours. Designers now have a new performance lighting tool at their fingertips. In addition less power consumption and no dimmer circuits make the PLFRESNEL-1 and the PLPROFILE-1 an obvious choice for a range of applications.”“Both the PLFRESNEL-1 and the PLPROFILE-1 use the same proven LED engine as the Philips Selecon PL3, PL1, PLCYC1 and the Philips Vari-Lite VLX ranges, which means colour matching in a multifunctional rig is entirely simplified,” adds Grant Bales-Smith, sales manager for Strand Selecon Europe. “In addition the user interface is the same for all luminaires, which ensures intuitive operation across the whole Philips Entertainment range of LED luminaires.”This year Philips Entertainment’s well-respected brands Vari-Lite, Strand Lighting and Selecon will be joined by the brand new Philips Showline range of feature rich LED luminaires aimed at the touring and TV markets.About Philips Entertainment Lighting Philips Entertainment Lighting accommodates a diverse range of entertainment applications including: stage and set lighting, film and broadcast lighting, and video-based effects and displays. It also supports architectural lighting of performance venues, whether to enhance theatre lobbies or to create a dynamic exterior effect to coincide with performances.With the acquisitions of Color Kinetics, Genlyte (including its Vari-Lite and Strand Lighting brands) and Selecon, Philips dramatically expanded its entertainment lighting portfolio from specialty lamps to the industry-leading luminaries and control systems that are prevalent in the field today. Collectively, the group provides wide-ranging products from simple lamps to complete solutions designed with the specific needs of the entertainment market in mind.About Royal Philips ElectronicsRoyal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of “sense and simplicity.” Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs over 120,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 22.3 billion in 2010, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at

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