Since they first appeared last year, Elation Professional's ground-breaking Platinum Series moving heads have turned a lot of heads, thanks to their extreme brightness, combined with a tiny case size and small power draw typically associated with fixtures producing just a fraction of their output. The Platinum Series' revolutionary space- and energy-saving design, made possible by the units' cutting-edge Philips MSD Platinum Lamp technology, has allowed lighting professionals to meet their project's output requirements with a fixture much smaller and lower in electricity usage than they ever imagined.
Now Elation is introducing its highest-output Platinum fixture yet. Designed for larger venues and productions, the new CMY color-mixing Platinum Spot 15R Pro moving head blasts out brightness comparable to 700-watt and even 1,200-watt fixtures. Yet amazingly, its compact case is only about one-third the size of a conventional 700-watt moving head (16.1"L x 16.5"W x 21.3"H), and it draws just one-quarter of the power.
This incredible output-to-size/energy use ratio is the result of the new, more powerful 300W Philips MSD Platinum 15R lamp, which brings all the advantages of Platinum technology to concert/arena-scale fixtures. Not only is the Platinum Spot 15R Pro more compact and energy-efficient than conventional moving heads, it also produces a superior flat, even light field, and it moves faster than traditional moving heads on pan and tilt, as well as on color/gobo changes.
"Lighting designers working on larger projects can now enjoy all the benefits of our revolutionary Platinum fixtures," said Eric Loader, director of sales for Elation Professional. "You really have to see the Platinum Spot 15R Pro to believe that a fixture so compact can fill a theater, concert hall or arena with 1,200-watt-like output - and do it on such low electricity usage.
"This little moving head is totally in the 'big leagues' when it comes to advanced professional features, too," Loader added. "It offers CMY color-mixing, a built-in wireless DMX receiver, Variable Zoom and much, much more."
Just about any feature a designer could ask for can be found on the Platinum Spot 15R Pro. With its professional 16-bit CMY color-mixing system, users can create a palette of rich custom colors to meet any design need. For even more visual possibilities, there are 8 dichroic colors and 22 gobos (8 rotating and replaceable), a 3-facet rotating prism and strobe effect. A variable Frost Filter gives the Platinum Spot 15R Pro the versatility to function as a hybrid spot-wash fixture, simply by applying frost to diffuse the hard-edge beam. A Motorized Iris, Motorized Focus and 0-100% Mechanical Dimmer put even more control in the user's hands. And the fixture's Variable Zoom gives it the flexibility to move in and out from a 9° to 27° beam angle.
Another premium feature is a built-in Elation EWDMX wireless DMX receiver. When used with an Elation EWDMXT wireless transmitter (sold separately), the fixture can receive DMX signals wirelessly from up to 3,000 feet away. Not only does this eliminate the time and labor involved in running cable, but the unit's wireless capability combined with its small size make the Platinum Spot 15R Pro the perfect solution for use in tight spaces where an extremely bright output is required.
With a Pan of 540°/630° and Tilt of 265° the Platinum Spot 15R Pro provides great area coverage, too. It can run in three different DMX channel modes, the standard being 23 channels. At 16 feet, it emits a brightness of 10,500 lux/975 foot-candles.
Despite its high output, the Platinum Spot 15R Pro measures just 16.1"L x 16.5"W x 21.3"H/ 409 x 419 x 541mm and weighs 48.9 lbs./22.2 kg. The MSRP of the Platinum Spot 15R Pro is $6,999.95.