High output, low wattage long bulb life with color engine for stage and architectural lighting design Largo, FL (November 17, 2008) – Lighting design efficiency has taken a giant step forward with the Nemo, now available from SeaChanger by Ocean Optics. This new class of high-intensity lighting reduces energy costs with a solid state, energy efficient LIFI® plasma source to reduce consumption and heat load. Available with all SeaChanger novel color engines, the Nemo uses all existing ETC Source Four front-end barrels and an assortment of ETC FOV optics.
The Nemo's LIFI® plasma source delivers 15,000 lumens on a modest 180 watts of power–over 6 times the efficiency of comparable color engines. This translates to 83 Lumens per Watt out of the Nemo, as compared to 12 Lumens per Watt out of conventional incandescent fixtures. With over 15,000 hours of lamp life, the Nemo is ideal for installations like domes, worship ceilings and atriums where lighting position makes regular maintenance a challenge.
The SeaChanger Nemo is convection cooled and totally silent–no noisy cooling fans, with smooth, swipe-free color transitions. The dichroic filters provide higher transmission efficiency than gels and other filter materials; their resistance to temperature and humidity assures color consistency for the life of the fixture. The Nemo is now available in an indoor profile fixture. An outdoor profile fixture for landscape and open-air venue lighting will be available in April 2009.
The SeaChanger Color Engine is a product of Ocean Optics, a leading supplier of solutions for optical sensing — fundamental methods of measuring and interpreting the interaction of light with matter. The company's Ocean Thin Films Division designs and manufactures patented dichroic filters for entertainment, architectural and display products, and produces precision optics and coatings for lighting envelopes, fixtures and scientific applications. The SeaChanger's patterned dichroic filters are precise enough to project even large-format still images with remarkable resolution and clarity while the “colored light” products use the most robust, highest-transmission dichroic filters available.