Strip lights have graduated from static, single-purpose wash lights to more maneuverable, adaptable lighting effects that can fulfill a number of purposes in a single service or event.
WFM Staff · September 26, 2017
With Elation Professional’s new Chorus Line of flexible LED batten luminaires, strip lights have graduated from static, single-purpose wash lights to more maneuverable, adaptable lighting effects that can fulfill a number of purposes in a single show. This new range of multi-purpose LED batten wash luminaires features a wide motorized zoom, dynamic 220° tilt axis movement and the power to compete with LED video.
“With the continued improvements in LED technology, the possibilities to use linear LED battens for everything from dynamic visuals to more practical lighting solutions have increased,” states Elation Sales Director Eric Loader. “With the advent of pixel control used as direct eye candy and the ability to use it as a stage wash or foot light, the Chorus Line represents the latest in LED pixel bar effects. The added zoom optics on the LEDs allow it to be used to light objects, scenery, cycs and stages, and the tilt motor function allows it to position or move dynamically during a show, all adding to its capabilities.”
Chorus Line is available in two versions, the 8-pixel bar Chorus Line 8™ and the 16-pixel bar Chorus Line 16™. Both luminaires house 40W RGBW LEDs with full pixel control and are ideal for use as visual effects, foot lights, wash lights, cyc lights and more.
The new high-power OSRAM 40W RGBW LEDs allow the Chorus Line to perform on the largest stages and compete with the bright LED video screens used on most large productions today. Well-defined LED pixel spacing also allows for more impact and aerial effect on camera, ideal for television or concert applications.
Both the Chorus Line 8 and the Chorus Line 16 feature stepless RGBW color mixing for a wide range of saturated colors and pastel shades. Color presets and unique color macros are included as is an electronic strobe, 16-bit dimming and variable dimming curves. In addition, gamma correction and PWM frequency can be adjusted variably and adapted to individual requirements. The Chorus Line is fully equipped for professional control and can be operated via DMX 512-A with full RDM and Art-Net support, as well as Kling-Net protocol.
The Chorus Line is already being used on events and tours like the current Tears for Fears outing, where 32 Chorus Line 16’s provide a bright curtain of light and compete well against a flown LED video wall.