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24/02/2011

Strong Interest In Gekko LED Lighting Reported At BVE 2011

Gekko Technology has reported an outstandingly successful Broadcast Video Expo 2011.
Figures issued by the organisers stated that the event attracted over 15,500 visitors and 240 exhibiting companies.
Ian Muir, Gekko Technology's Business Development Manager, commented: "BVE 2011 was the hardest three days of my life! The number of serious visitors to our stand during the show's three-day duration was certainly on a par with last September's IBC. We talked to a good mix of traditional broadcasters, cameramen and film people, largely from Britain. The merits of LEDs are really getting through. People understand and appreciate the broad spectral quality of Gekko lights, the portability, high energy efficiency and long component life. They also recognise the huge creative potential offered by variable-colour-temperature fixtures. Broadcasters are now routinely ordering complete LED-based systems rather than supplementing installations based on less efficient technologies."
Three additions to the Gekko product range made their BVE debut this year: Gekko's kezia 200-E colour tuneable hard-source allows dynamic control of colour output without the need for gel. It can be adjusted manually or remotely to produce millions of colours. Integral presets allow rapid selection of 2900, 3200, 4300, 5600 and 6500 kelvin whites. Colour temperature remains constant even when the light is dimmed. Based on Gekko's 'kleer-colour' LED multi-chip array, the kezia 200-E produces a broad spectrum of light which renders skin tones accurately without transmitted heat in the beam. A closed-feedback loop constantly monitors and corrects the output to ensure stable colour temperature. With a power consumption of just 180 watts, the kezia 200-E delivers similar light output to a 1 kilowatt tungsten fixture.
The Gekko kezia 200F is a white-optimised 200 watt LED spot lamp designed for use in film production or studio broadcasting. It has presets for 2900, 3200, 4300, 5600 and 6500 kelvin colour temperatures via DMX or an optional rear panel. A built-in colour-feedback system ensures that colour temperature remains constant when the light is dimmed, as ambient conditions change or as the fixture ages. Interchangeable optics provide beam angles of 20, 40 or 60 degrees. Output intensity is 8300 luxe at 1 metre, 1900 luxe at 2 metres and 900 luxe at 3 metres.
Gekko's karesslite 6006-DD is a soft light designed for studio and location use. It has twice the number of emitters and hence twice the brightness of the standard karesslite 6006. Available in daylight (5600 kelvin) and tungsten (3200 kelvin) versions, it incorporates a 6 x 12 emitter format in a 300 x 300 millimetre panel. The 6006-DD is as compact and portable as the 6006 yet delivers the same 2600 luxe at 1 metre brightness as the 600 x 300 millimetre karess 6012. It can be used as a key light (with louvre) or fill, with consistent colour through the dimming range.
(KMcA)
VMI.TV Ltd

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