Elation adds UV
Elation adds UV
Prisma uses durable LEDs with special silicone lenses that are resistant to UV
Prisma is a series of UV LED lighting products created for Elation’s Magmatic Atmospheric Effects range. With a weatherproof IP65 rating, the lights have been designed to make it easier for end users to implement UV light into their projects. They are described by the manufacturer as compact, lightweight and easy to handle, and a variety of narrow and wide beam angles are available. Because Prisma uses high-quality, medical-grade LEDs that emit UV light in the 365nm range, no visible light is emitted, meaning only the UV reactive material glows and nothing else. A further advantage over traditional UV LED lights is that Prisma uses durable LEDs with special silicone lenses that are UV resistant and slow to degrade, reportedly lasting up to 25 years or more.
The Prisma Par 20 comes with 12 2W high-power UV diode LEDs and a narrow 20° beam angle, while the Prisma Par 50 incorporates 16 2W LEDs and a wide 50° beam angle from a large internal LED reflector. The Prisma Mini Par 20 and Prisma Mini Par 45 have seven 2W LEDs and a 20° and 45° beam angle, respectively. The Prisma Mini Bar 20 includes 10 2W LEDs and a 20° beam angle. Up to eight Prisma Mini Par 20, Mini Par 45 and Mini Bar 20 units can be powered by the Prisma Driver 8, a 48VDC driver that provides individual DMX-512 control, including variable delayed time dimming modes. The Prisma Wash 25 and Prisma Wash 100 contain 38 2W LEDs and a scoop LED reflector design that creates a 25° and 90° beam angle, respectively. A Black Glass diffusion filter option creates a complete blackout effect, only allowing UV rays to penetrate.
Meanwhile, Elation’s Obsidian Control Systems has launched the NX Sync, a plug-and-play USB SMPTE timecode device that captures timecode in various SMPTE formats from its three-pin XLR connection and converts it to a MIDI Timecode (MTC) stream, where it can be read into Onyx or any other MIDI Timecode-compatible software. Additionally, it also has the power to take MTC and send it back out as SMPTE. It does not require custom drivers and, in addition to working with Onyx, it can be used as an SMPTE to MTC/ MTC to SMPTE device for both Windows 10 and macOS software applications.