Quasar Science, a provider of advanced lighting solutions and a Vitec Group brand – has announced the global launch of its latest linear LED lighting range for motion picture and content creation. The Rainbow 2 and Double Rainbow tubular LED lights create intense, realistic lighting with multiple individually controllable pixels, delivering high-quality white light and saturated colour that work in the tightest of spaces thanks to their sleek low-profile shape.
The slim Rainbow 2 (R2) is available in three lengths (2-, 4- or 8-foot) featuring a single row of 10, 24 or 48 pixels, while the Double Rainbow (RR) is uniquely configured with two rows of pixels totalling 20 or 48 across two sizes (2- or 4-foot) for a beautiful and powerful light that produces more realistic animation enabling an artistic workflow like no other lights available.
Quasar Science’s industry-leading research into the physics and control of light has developed a colour engine that produces dramatically more accurate colours and control. Both the RR and R2 luminaires feature Quasar’s RGBX Spectral Science Color Engine (RGBX SSCE) using more than one quintillion diode combinations, producing greater than one billion unique colours.
“The RGBX Spectral Science Color Engine (SSCE), provides artists with the lighting industry’s most advanced – yet simplest – colour controls to use as their lighting paintbrushes.” Said Tim Kang, principal engineer of colour and imaging at Quasar Science. “SSCE’s Correlated Color Temperature (CCT) control increments give the minimum Kelvin transitions needed at any CCT based upon Just Noticeable Difference (JND) calculations. This psychophysics concept enables the smoothest and most even CCT control on the market.”
Another industry first is the Spectrum Control feature which grants the ability to choose the spectral quality of any colour point the lights can produce. 100 percent on this parameter gives the optimal spectrum for that colour, and 0 percent gives the spikiest RGB-only spectrum.
Networking capabilities for today’s data-heavy productions is addressed with new Rainbow Series communications hardware. Rainbow fixtures accept every industry-standard wired and wireless protocol including DMX, CRMX, W-DMX, Bluetooth, sACN and Art-Net, providing advanced networking architecture with no need for additional data boxes, receivers, or transmitters. The R2 has a built-in Ethernet Node, expanding data versatility while the RR is equipped with both an Ethernet Node and a Network Switch creating a whole new universe of possibilities.
“With the RR and R2 LED lights, the control protocols cover the entire array of filmmaker needs, from small independent setups to big studio lighting systems.” Said Ben Dynice, chief technology officer, Quasar Science. “This translates into less equipment, which gives more time to spend on creating and less time on lighting. Direct sACN into a light provides a simple solution to a complex issue. Directly control the lights any way you want – it’s a first for the industry.”
Rainbow 2 and Double Rainbow fixtures are available to order now from Quasar Science dealers.