Tuesday, September 15, 2015

LED Stage Lighting from Stagg

COB LED's make inroads

No sooner had the DTS Rep left us with his demo kit and we had a couple of demo units show up courtesy of Jeff at EMD/Stagg. 

Jeff first showed us these units back in April when they were in prototype so we were very pleased to see the finished version. They're intended to slot in at the school/little theatre end of the market where budget isn't so generous but the demand for reliability and light output is similar to larger professional spaces.

As always the LED's come in two separate colour temperatures which equate to cool white and warm white. There's no price differential involved so it really does come down to personal preference.


  • Type: Wash (Fresnel) 
  • LED: 200 watts (COB LED)
  • Light output: 3700lux at 4m (13.1') at 25°
  • Beam angle: 25° to 50°
  • Colour temperature: 6500 kelvins (daylight)
  • Protocol: DMX-512
  • Functions: Dimmer, dimmer curve and strobe (3 DMX channels)
  • Dimensions : 450 x 265 x 195 mm (17.7 x 10.4 x 7.7'') 

The Fresnel is a little longer than a Minuette profile and weighs in at a chunky 7.5 kilos. The light output is even and impressive (mostly because the COB doesn't need anything special to help collimate the beam we suspect) and wouldn't look out of place on a lighting rig mixed with generic lanterns.

  • Type: Profile
  • LED: 200 watts (COB LED) (visible against daylight) 
  • Light output: 6100lux at 4m (13.1') at 17° beam & 1600 lux at 4 meters (13.1') at 50° beam.
  • Beam angle: 17° to 50°
  • Colour temperature: 6500 kelvins (daylight)
  • Protocol: DMX-512
  • Functions: Dimmer, dimmer curve and strobe (3 DMX channels) 
  • Dimensions : 615 x 280 x 215 mm (24.2 x 11 x 8.5'')
The Profile matches the Fresnel nicely with a relatively crisp beam for a unit at this price. we're slowly working in Jeff to ask for an RGB version so that colour changing gobo's and specials become easier!  

We've got a demo unit of each of these units here in Birmingham so if you'd like to call over and see them or perhaps have a demo in your own space - give our sales desk a call!

New Low cost LED luminaires from DTS

Ideal for Drama Studio's


We've had regular visits over the last 12 months or so from Paul at QeyTek - we ply him with tea the ocassional biscuit and he shows us new things from DTS and ELC. He arrived this week having been to see another distributor with demo units of the new Scena and Profilo LED luminaires from DTS.

They're intended for small drama spaces such as studios or even school stages and with quiet running fans won't be especially obstrusive over the noise of an audience.

DTS Scena LED 80 FR FC

To precis the blurb from the DTS brochure "SCENA LED 80 is a compact, lightweight, DMX-controlled LED projector equipped with an high-power Full Color (RGBW) LED featuring 4 LED channels (Red / Green / Blue / White) giving approximately 3660 Total Lumens.

The Scena features a 112 mm Fresnel lens, and a long excursion 14°- 77° linear zoom with dimming curves similar to those of halogen lamps." The unit is physcially about the same size as a Quartet fresnel and against daylight in our shop was giving a very respectable output with a nice even beam.

No fresnel is of course complete without a profile to match so there's one of those in the range too - the Profilo

DTS Profilo LED 80 FC
Again PROFILO LED 80 FC is a compact, lightweight, DMX-controlled LED shaper equipped with an high-power Full Color (RGBW) LED featuring 4 LED channels (Red / Green / Blue / White) giving 3660 Total Lumens). It features a 18°- 36° linear zoom with high-efficiency optical system, and an internal rotating system with four removable shutters, to give high-precision shaping of light beams.

If you're intrigued and would like to know more about these two units then please give our sales desk a call.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

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