LED lighting companies gear up for PLASA

Aug. 31, 2006
Companies in the entertainment lighting industry are gearing up for one of the year's high points, the annual PLASA show taking place in London.
The annual PLASA show, organized by the UK's Professional Lighting and Sound Association, takes place on September 10-13 in Earl's Court, London, and will as usual feature many manufacturers of LED products for the entertainment lighting market.

LED display maker Barco (booth J70) will showcase its MiSTRIP product, which made its debut on Bon Jovi's Mesh City tour.

MiSTRIP is part of Barco's portfolio of LED display technology that can be used in a wide variety of applications, from large free-form video displays to architectural visual design.

Another product, MiSPHERE, has a 360-degree viewing angle, an opaque, light-diffusing casing and the ability to play both full video & data. Barco says it bridges the gap between existing video and lighting products.

Color Web The A.C. Lighting stand (J28) at PLASA 2006 will feature a final production version of the Chroma-Q Color Web LED system. Featuring a unique modular design, each flexible one square meter panel provides 16 individually addressable colour mixing LED cells with a pitch of 250mm. Panels easily clip together on all four sides and can even be joined over distances.

In addition, as only 20% of the surface area is taken up by the lightweight, flexible webbing, it offers unparalleled transparency for double hanging or multi-layering at distances. Color Web can even be lit through for maximum integration with other set and lighting elements.

Hi-Res ColorWeb Color Web is designed and manufactured by Artistic Licence (stand G12), which this year will introduce a Hi-res version containing sixty four pixels per meter-square section on a 125 mm pitch.

Details of Hi-Res, as well as Artistic Licence's new Candle-Power product for LED dimming and colour mixing, can be found here.

Tryka L.E.D. Ltd (stand N47) will show its array of new LED luminaires, as well as its family of Intelligent Drive Systems – see Tryka to showcase luminaires and drive systems at PLASA.

PixelArcC WeatherJames Thomas (stand F70) will show a number of new LED-based PixelRange lighting fixtures for entertainment and architectural applications. Two PixelLine Micros are compact versions of the legendary 1044 and 110 battens, while the PixelArc series are larger units containing Luxeon K2 LEDs – see James Thomas shows off new PixelRange products at PLASA.

Leisuretec Distribution will be exhibiting the Blues System of LED fittings and control systems designed for use in front and back-of-house technical areas - see Leisuretec to unveil Blues System of LEDs at PLASA 2006