Armonk, New York--September 22, 2011--Production Resource Group, L.L.C. (PRG), the world's leading entertainment lighting company, today announced the official launch and immediate availability of Fotonâ„¢, the first fixture in its new TruColorâ„¢ line of digital lighting for image capture. This announcement comes three months after Foton was awarded the 2011 Cine Gear Expo Technical Award in the Lighting category.
Foton's unique incorporation of remote phosphor technology allows it to achieve a CRI of more than 95 with a nearly continuous light spectrum previously unattainable from traditional LED sources. It was designed specifically to eliminate the color-accuracy issues inherent in LED lighting for film and television production.
"To find a product, such as the Foton, that could maintain an accurate CRI, is amazing," said Joshua Thatcher, Cine Gear lighting judge and lighting programmer whose credits include Iron Man 2 and Cowboys & Aliens. "I found that to be impressive and something that the industry has been looking for."
Foton is completely flicker-free at any frame rate, silent, waterproof, and generates almost no heat. It is initially available matching tungsten sources, in either AC (90-305 VAC) or DC (12-40 VDC) models. Power consumption is less than 30 watts. Daylight models will be available in early 2012.
"Starting with Foton, the TruColor Series represents a new benchmark in digital lighting for image capture," said Rich Pierceall, PRG's Director of Digital Lighting Sales.
Local dimming from 0-100% is achieved with negligible shift in CCT. The Foton AC unit also allows for output control though any external dimmer.
Foton utilizes a bayonet-style system for attachments to alter the beam characteristics. The unit ships with three open-face reflectors, providing 20º, 40º and 60º beam angles in a single-source hard light. With the 20º reflector attached, the Foton delivers over 400 lux at 3 meters. Barn doors and gel frames are also available.
Foton is now available worldwide through PRG's dealer network. List price starts at $895.00 complete with fixture, yoke mount, and three reflectors.
PRG provides equipment and services including lighting, video, audio, and motion control to many of today's high profile films including Cowboys & Aliens, Thor, Super 8, Iron Man 2 and next year's Men in Black III, as well as Dancing with the Stars and American Idol among other top-rated television shows.
For more information on Fotonâ„¢, please contact Trisha Maas, Account Executive, at 818-252-2613 or [email protected].
About Production Resource Group
Production Resource Group, L.L.C., (PRG) is the world's leading supplier of entertainment and event technology to a wide range of markets, including corporate and automotive events, concerts, special events, theatre, television and film, trade shows, and installations, such as theme parks, museums, retail stores and performing arts centers. PRG provides integrated services and equipment, including audio, video, lighting, rigging, staging, and scenery and automation systems, for these markets from more than 40 offices in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. For more information on PRG, please visit www.prg.com.