PL&S 2017 – Philips Lighting set to rock Frankfurt

Philips Lighting is gearing up for Europe’s biggest entertainment technology expo, Prolight + Sound, where it launches new stage and studio lighting products as well as showcase recent releases.

The new products are incorporated into the lighting design for the stand, which will transform into a stage for a performance from Dutch rock band TOM on Tuesday 4 April between 6pm and 10pm. The group sees a line-up of the original members of popular Dutch group The Marshalls, formed in 1995 (TOM stands for The Original Marshalls), who are well known on the European festival scene, in particular the infamous Zwartecross motorcross festival.

New products launching on the Philips Entertainment Lighting stand:

Philips Vari-Lite VLZ. The first in a new range of spot, profile and wash luminaires from the iconic product line, the Philips Vari-Lite VLZ utilises the latest high output white LED sources to produce a staggering 25,000 lumens projected from a 180mm (7″) front lens.

Philips Showline SL BEAM 500fx. The larger version of the popular Philips Showline SL BEAM 300fx, the new Philips Showline SL BEAM 500fx offers designers exceptional output from its 37 RGBW LEDs whilst being fast, quiet and extremely versatile.

Philips Showline SL BAR 720ZT. The new, high performance linear wash and effect luminaire offers designers smooth and seamless washes of color from studio to stage.

Philips Showline SL SUNLED 10. Suitable for studio environments, the fixture’s ten cells of fixed white LEDs deliver a blended wash of warm white light emulating the conventional halogen studio strip light whilst offering reduced power consumption, low heat output and minimum maintenance.

Also showcased on stand will be the new Philips Vari-Lite VL6000 Beam and Philips Showline SL LEDSPOT 300.

The latest additions to the Philips Strand Lighting range of television broadcast lighting, the Philips Strand Lighting 200F and 400F Fresnels and Philips Strand Lighting 150S and 300S Softlights will be available for demo in a specially built mock studio on the stand’s second level.

Alongside the ‘television studio’ there will be a ‘control tower’ area, displaying Philips Lighting’s connected control systems and the latest version of its Vision.net lighting management platform.

Colin Kavanagh, general manager of Philips Entertainment Lighting said, “With our product innovation we aim to inspire our end users and customers to create great experiences for audiences around the globe, whether they are watching live or at home. In today’s world almost every event is broadcast, whether it be televised, live streamed or recorded and shared via smartphone. As a result, there’s an increasing need for entertainment technology which creates impact both live and through a lens – a demand we have responded to with our latest, broadcast-ready lighting products.”

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