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Elation Professional has another "platinum" hit in the making. The
company has introduced the Platinum Spot 5R Pro, an upgraded version of its
groundbreaking Platinum Spot 5R DMX moving head, which revolutionized the
entertainment lighting industry last year with its ability to produce 575-watt-like
brightness from an ultra-compact unit that's half the size and weight of a typical
575-watt fixture, uses half as much energy and offers a much longer 2,000-hour
Like the original, the new Platinum Spot 5R Pro delivers these same amazing
capabilities thanks to its exciting Philips MSD Platinum 5R Lamp Technology, an
innovation that allows the creation of fixtures that are brighter and more powerful
with superior light quality, yet are also faster, smaller, lighter weight, draw less
energy and have longer-lasting lamps. But as its name suggests, the Platinum Spot 5R
Pro also goes a step beyond to offer an expanded array of professional features and
effects, making it the ultimate moving head spot for theaters, stage shows,
concerts, productions, churches, nightclubs and other entertainment venues.
Among the new features on the Platinum Spot 5R Pro are a 16-bit CMY color-mixing
system, which allows users to concoct a dazzling palette of custom colors, and a
Variable Zoom (4 to 1) with 11° to 42° beam angle. Additionally, the "Pro" model is
equipped with a built-in EWDMX Wireless DMX Receiver, capable of receiving DMX
signals wirelessly from up to 3,000' away that are sent via an Elation EWDMXT
wireless DMX transmitter (sold separately).
"Based on the overwhelming success of the original Platinum Spot 5R, we are
introducing a new 'Pro' model with added features like CMY mixing and wireless DMX,"
said Eric Loader, director of sales for Elation Professional. "The original
Platinum Spot 5R took entertainment lighting to a whole new level with its Philips
MSD Platinum lamp technology which, combined with a very short arc design and
innovative reflector system, made it possible to get 575-watt brightness in a much
smaller fixture - along with an extremely flat field of light. Now, with the new
Platinum Spot 5R Pro, lighting designers can have all the benefits of this advanced
lamp technology and design, plus some of today's most-demanded professional
In addition to its CMY color mixing system, Zoom and Wireless DMX receiver, the
Platinum Spot 5R Pro is packed with all the great design tools and features found on
the original, such as 8 vibrant dichroic colors, 22 gobos (8 rotating/indexing, 14
static), and a 3-facet rotating prism. The Platinum Spot 5R Pro also has a Variable
Frost Filter, which allows it to function as a hybrid spot/wash fixture; the frost
diffuses its hard-edge spot beam into a wash-like effect, giving the unit even
greater versatility. Other features include a Motorized Iris, Motorized Focus,
Variable Speed Shutter/Strobe and 0-100\% Mechanical Dimmer. In addition to its
Wireless DMX receiver, the Platinum Spot 5R Pro includes 3-pin and 5-pin DMX
Capable of operating in three different DMX channel modes, the standard being 23
channels, the Platinum Spot 5R Pro has a 540° (630° optional) pan and 265° tilt.
Another advantage of its innovative design is that it can move faster than
traditional moving heads on pan and tilt, as well as on color/gobo changes.
At 16' distance, the Platinum Spot 5R Pro has an output of 6,350 LUX/ 590
foot-candles. Yet the energy-efficient unit consumes only 305 watts of electricity
at maximum use. Much smaller than a conventional 575-moving head fixture, the
Platinum Spot 5R Pro measures 14.6'L x 14.5"W x 18.4"H/ 371 x 368 x 467mm, and
weighs 42 lbs./ 19 kg. cETLus certification is currently pending and expected to be
issued in March 2011.
The MSRP of the Platinum Spot 5R Pro is $4,199.95.