BB&S's Toby Sali talks with us about the new Compact Beamlight BiColor
BB&S Lighting of Denmark announces the new Compact Beamlight BiColor which offers a range of 2700°-5700°K. With 98 TLCI, CBLs are ideal for professional studio, stage and architectural lighting that require a hard shadow beam. A Single fixture produces up to 2700 lumens and the 2x2, with its combined beam, provides up to 11,000-lumens. The beams fade from 100% at center to 50% at the edges, cutting blinding glare so that mixing and overlapping other lights is smooth and easy. These fixtures have been installed for uses at 90-foot/30 meter distances.
With a low 40W power draw, 5.5” footprint and a 10-degree beam angle, a Single BiColor is appropriately suited for overhead grids, as well as walls, floors and stands. Surprisingly compact, it weighs just 1.5 kg/3.3-lbs and measures 165mm long and 140mm in diameter.
The new CBL BiColor 2x2 draws up to 160W but can output a whopping 11,000-lumens. It measures 165mm x 280mm x 280mm and weighs 18 lb/8 kg including yoke.
Each Beamlight incorporates a proprietary 126mm diameter collimator lens that converts up to 90% of the LED light output, resulting in a high intensity narrow beam with practically no spill light. Even with their strong illumination, they run silent thanks to a highly effective heat dissipation rear section that eliminates the need for a noisy cooling fan.
Compact Beamlights can be operated and dimmed in several ways. Singles work with the optional BB&S 4-Way Controller or Dual Channel Driver/Dimmer. The 4-Way Controller runs two Single BiColor fixtures and is ready for optional wireless DMX/RDM control with built-in DMX/RDM 512 in/out with a 48V power supply. Utilizing the 4-Channel Control, the fixtures are fully dimmable (100% to zero) without color shift or flicker. The control offers 8/16-bit DMX/RDM and manual dimming plus strobe. Single BiColors may also be operated via the optional BB&S 40-Watt Dual Channel Driver/Dimmer with 4-pin XLR connector that can be used with either optional PSU or battery. For battery operation, an included D-Tap cable works with a 14.4V V-Lock or gold-mount style battery.
The 2x2 BiColor can be operated and dimmed with the optional new 8-Way Controller that offers 8-Channels and is supplied with PowerCon True 1 locking AC 2-meter cable plus 48V DC PSU. For battery operation several third-party battery packs are available that can deliver the 160W minimum required.
CBL BiColors come with a 4-pin XLR, 2-meter cable, TVMP and adjustable yoke. Optional Accessories include a magnetic filter frame range of prismatic diffusers, magnetic barndoor that rotates 360° and a magnetic top hat/snoot.
For more information please visit: www.BBSlighting.com