Elation Color Tone 50 uses Philips Lexel LED Technology to blend LED colors

Aug. 3, 2010
Date Announced: 03 Aug 2010 Los Angeles – Elation Professional is proud to launch a major breakthrough in LED color-mixing with the introduction of the Color Tone 50. A unique and advanced DMX-controllable LED color changer for staging, entertainment and architectural applications, the Color Tone 50 utilizes the all-new 50-watt Philips Lexel LED module, a revolutionary homogenized LED light source. Unlike previous RGB LED fixtures that produced colors by combining red, green and blue beams from different LED lamps, all of the Color Tone 50’s color blending is done within its single Philips Lexel module, resulting in superior colors and a whole spectrum of whites that are perfectly even and consistent in tone. This new technology completely eliminates issues than can sometimes occur with RGB mixing, such as uneven output, discoloration, and “halos” or rings around beam edges. “This is truly the next big leap forward in LED color-blending technology,” said Eric Loader, Director of Sales for Elation Professional. “The Color Tone 50 produces the most even, smooth color and white light wash I have seen on any LED fixture on the market. This whole new color-mixing technology – one that uses a homogenized LED light source – is ideal for a variety of applications, including key light and cyc wash. We are finally able to get rid of some of the drawbacks that have been associated with traditional RGB LED color mixing, such as unevenness and different color rings around the edges. With the Color Tone 50, you get perfect colors and whites that are completely even and uniform throughout the entire output. Plus, when you look into the fixture, you don’t see a bunch of different red, green and blue bulbs – its LED module looks more like a conventional lamp.”The vastly improved color mixing of this revolutionary fixture will persuade many remaining conventional lighting users to make the switch to LED technology, Loader believes. “The Color Tone 50 is a perfect solution for theatrical lighting directors who have been reluctant to use LED fixtures for stage front washing because of the halo effect,” said Loader. “It completely eliminates discoloration around the edges and gives you a consistent band of color that really looks great for front washes. The fixture produces a wide beam angle coverage, so it is ideal from short throw distances of 20’ and under or for narrow fixture setback locations.” Featuring comparable color-to-color output to a 500-watt halogen fixture with gels, the Color Tone 50 is ideal for theaters, stage shows, churches, trade shows, displays and architectural use. One of its very attractive features is Selectable Color Temperature from 2,700°K to 6,500°K, which allows users to “dial up” a whole spectrum of whites, from warm to cool to daylight. This, along with its convection-cooled silent operation, makes the Color Tone 50 perfect for television and video key lighting applications as well.Users will find a whole array of other professional features on the Color Tone 50, including a Linear Electronic Dimmer from 0%-100% and a variable Strobe Effect. Additionally, there are 8 User Assignable Program Presets, which let users edit and save programs either through the front control panel or an external controller. Up to 48 program scenes can be saved and then called up and run via a menu on the control panel The Color Tone 50 can be operated in 3 different modes: DMX, Manual or Stand Alone. When used with a DMX controller, it can be run in either 3- or 7-channel modes. It features Elation’s exclusive RDMX (Remote DMX Addressing), which allows DMX values to be set from the convenience of a DMX-512 controller.Other features include User Selectable Voltage, an Auto Test for all functions, and a Control Board with 4-digit display. Thanks to its LED technology, the Color Tone 50 is extremely cool running, energy efficient and maintenance-free with a very long-lasting light source.Compact and lightweight, the Color Tone 50 measures 13.9” x 15.8” x 13.7”/ 353 x 401 x 348mm and weighs 18 lbs./ 8.2 kg. The MSRP of the Color Tone 50 is $1,599.95.

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