February 09, 2011

Gekko unveils bright soft light

Gekko Technology is showing the latest additions to its lighting range at BVE, including the kezia 200-E colour tunable hard-source, the kezia 200F white-optimised LED hard source, and karesslite 6006-DD high output soft light.

The new karesslite 6006-DD high-brightness soft light (pictured) has twice the number of emitters and hence twice the brightness of the standard karesslite 6006. Available in daylight (5600K) and tungsten (3200K) versions, it incorporates a 6x12 emitter format in a 300x300mm panel with a front-to-back depth of 165mm and a weight of 4.8kg including diffuser.

It delivers the same 2600 Lux at 1m brightness as the 600x300 mm karess 6012 and can be used as a key light (with louvre) or fill, with consistent colour through the dimming range.

Power consumption is 85W, allowing more than 90 minutes of continuous operation from a single rear-mountable V-Lock battery. Power can also be derived from a 12 to 40v DC feed via an XLR 4 connector, or from a mains supply. It has on-board dimming and integrated DMX.

The recently introduced kezia 200-E (pictured) gives dynamic control of colour output without the need for gel. Based on Gekko's award-winning kleer-colour LED multi-chip array, it combines high quality output, long component life, creative versatility, low power consumption and minimal heat generation. Users can generate colour effects that are consistent from lamp to lamp, thanks to the closed-feedback loop that constantly monitors and corrects the light temperature. Controllable via DMX or an optional rear panel, the kezia 200-E can be adjusted manually or remotely to produce millions of colours.

Drawing less than 200 Watts of power, the kezia 200-E has an output roughly equivalent to a 1 kW tungsten fixture.

Also relatively new is the kezia 200F, a white-optimised LED spot lamp, with presets for of 2900, 3200, 4300, 5600 and 6500K via DMX or optional rear panel. Colour temperature remains constant when the light is dimmed, as ambient conditions change or as the unit ages.

Interchangeable optics provide beam angles of 20º, 40º or 60º. Output intensity is 8300 Lux at 1m, 1900 Lux at 2m and 900 Lux and 3m.

By David Fox

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