The latest addition to the Chroma-Q™ range of colour changers is the ‘Cascade™’, which utilises two internal gel-strings and the latest technology to provide over 300 useable colours from a single unit.
Offering the same level of reliability and affordable technology, the new compact and lightweight ‘Cascade™’ offers many new features and enhancements creating the most versatile Chroma-Q™ to date.
A Universal Mounting System (UMS) eliminates the need for individual mounting plates, and by simple adjustment makes this unit instantly compatible with a range of lanterns with up to a 175mm lens, suitable for up to 50º beam angle (without light loss). The ‘Cascade™’ is supplied complete with gel-strings, and further benefits from an integrated heat shield, which increases gel-string longevity, particularly beneficial for higher wattage lanterns.
The unit additionally features two operational modes, ‘creative’, and ‘library’, selectable via dip switches.
The creative mode operates by using a CMY colour mixing method. This method relies on having a full spectrum source (white light) and mixing two variable density subtractive filters at different saturations to achieve hundreds of colours from a single colour changer, making frustrating advanced colour selection a thing of the past.
The library mode offers quick access to 100 pre-programmed colours presented on a single DMX channel.
Operating from existing Chroma-Q™ PSO8 and PS18/2 power supply units, the new Cascade™ can work simultaneously with any other Chroma-Q™ unit on the same circuit.
Glyn O’Donoghue, A.C. Lighting’s Product Development Director, commented:
“The Cascade™ eliminates the need for costly custom gel-strings making it ideal for the short-term rental market. Designers really like the flexibility of fine tuning their colour selection throughout productions without any cost implication.”
Chroma-Q™ colour changes are exclusively distributed around the world by A.C. Lighting.
Based 30 miles to the west of London, UK, A.C. Lighting was incorporated in April 1982 by its founders David Leggett and Richard Floyd. The company is now one of the largest European distributors of professional lighting and associated equipment to the entertainment industry and supplies customers located throughout the World. The corporate headquarters, housing UK and International sales, demonstration, manufacturing, repair and substantial warehouse operation are located in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. In addition a Northern Region sales office with additional demonstration and warehouse facilities is located in Leeds, West Yorkshire.