15 December 2010

Luminus’ LEDs light live HDTV stage set

Luminus Devices Inc of Billerica, MA, USA, which develops and manufactures large-chip PhlatLight (photonic lattice) LEDs for illumination applications, says that its CBM-380-RGBW product used inside VARI*LITE VLX Wash Luminaires are lighting the stage for NBC’s TV program ‘America’s Got Talent’.

“I am constantly evaluating new products to improve my shows and LEDs are the future in many industries, including entertainment,” says Kieran Healy, lighting designer for America’s Got Talent. “Unfortunately, my experience until now with LED lighting demonstrated it was not ready for primetime TV,” he adds. “However, by incorporating the Luminus big-chip LEDs into the VLX Wash Luminaire, the entertainment industry now has remarkable, next-generation lighting.”

Containing seven CBM-380-RGBW LEDs, the VLX Wash Luminaire delivers total light output of 14,000 white lumens with an LED lifetime of more than 10,000 hours at maximum output.

“It’s gratifying to see the continued validation of the ground-breaking design from leading lighting designers and industry awards,” says Don McDaniel, director, global entertainment, at Luminus. “VLX Wash Luminaires with Luminus’ big-chip LEDs provide Healy and other lighting designers with color uniformity and beam control not previously available with solid-state lighting technology,” he claims.

“I love the beautiful range of rich color that the VLX produces with the LEDs from Luminus,” Healy adds. “It has a great flat field which is very important for TV.”

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