On Board! Elation Introduces Cuepix Series LED Blinders/Strips With Higher Efficacy COB (Chip On Board) Technology

LOS ANGELES – (For Immediate Release)– Elation Professional is making it easy for lighting professionals to get “on board” with the next step in LED technology.  The company has introduced the Cuepix Series, a collection of blinders and strip lights powered by advanced Chip On Board or COB LED technology, known for its higher-density output and superior all-around performance.

The Cuepix Series will debut with four models:

*Cuepix Panel– 25 x 30-watt COB LED Tri Color RGB matrix blinder

*Cuepix Strip WW– linear strip with 5 x 30-watt warm white COB LEDs

*Cuepix Blinder WW2– blinder with 2 x 100-watt warm white COB LEDs

*Cuepix Strip Tri-- linear strip with 5 x 30-watt Tri Color RGB COB LEDs

COB LEDs differ from surface mount (SMD) LEDs in that the multiple LED diodes are directly mounted on and electrically connected to its circuit board as one lighting module.  Since there is no conventional device SMT (surface mount technology) packaging, interconnection lengths are shortened and thermal resistance is better as well.  This results in improved performance and reliability. COBs typically provide greater output from a smaller illumination source, more even light distribution, better color homogenization and better heat dissipation.

“With the debut of the Cuepix Series, Elation is proud to introduce our first LED products that feature COB technology,” said Eric Loader, director of sales for Elation Professional. “We have been testing and using this technology for a few years, and it is now mature and stable enough to bring to the market with this series. We are committed to making the latest advances in lighting technology available to our customers, and we believe that COB LEDs represent a major breakthrough that will offer lighting professionals numerous advantages. 

“Providing more output from one source, thus fewer points of light in products, results in fewer shadows and better color mixing.  In addition to improved lumen performance and consistency, COB technology allows us, as a manufacturer, to be more cost-efficient in designing and manufacturing lighting products,” added Loader, “which of course is a big plus for our customers in terms of the value and innovation we can offer. Take a look at the Cuepix Series and you’ll see what we mean!”

Ideal for adding high-impact white or colored light at theaters, concerts, tours and productions of all types, the Cuepix Series not only offers superior output, power and performance, the products are also equipped with features that will help lighting pros turn their creative vision into stunning designs. For example, all models in the series include individual pixel control of each COB, as well as full DMX control with built-in effects macros.

Here is a closer look at the four models in the Cuepix Series:

Cuepix Panel– This high-power color square matrix blinder features 5 rows of 5 (total 25) 30-watt 3-in-1 (red, green, blue) COB LEDs.  Users can dial up a full spectrum of custom colors via DMX, or simply let the unit run through its built-in macro programs. The Cuepix Panel includes PowerCon In/Out, 3- and 5-pin DMX connections, and a multi-voltage universal auto switching power supply (100-240V).  It comes with an integrated rigging and hanging bracket.  Dimensions are 21.6” x 5.1” x 21.6”/ 548.6 x 129.5 x 548.6 mm, and weight is 33 lbs. /15 kg. (excluding hanging bracket).

Cuepix Strip WW– A warm white linear strip light, the Cuepix Strip WW is powered by 5 x 30-watt WW COB LEDs.  It features individual pixel control, built-in effects macros, 3- and 5-pin DMX connections, PowerCon In/Out, and a multi-voltage power supply (100-240V).  Compact and easily transportable, the Cuepix Strip WW measures 22” x 5.1” x 9.4”/ 558.8 x 129.5 X 238.8 mm, and weighs 14 lbs. / 6.35 kg.

Cuepix Blinder WW2– A powerful little white blinder, the Cuepix Blinder WW2 will put on a brilliant shine anywhere with its 2 brawny 100-watt warm white COB LED modules. As an added bonus, each of the two modules can be individually controlled manually for pan and focus, giving designers more effects possibilities. Other features include a multi-voltage power supply (100-240V), PowerCon In/Out, and 3- and 5-pin DMX connections. The petite unit measures 19.2” x 7” x 6.6”/ 487.7 x 177.8 x 167.6 mm. and weighs just 11 lbs/ 5 kg.

Cuepix Strip Tri– Ideal for stage/wall washing and uplighting, this RGB color strip contains 5 x 30-watt 3-in-1 (red, green, blue) COB LEDs for smooth, shadow-free color blending. Users can get as elaborate as they choose with this DMX-compatible unit, down to the level of controlling pixels individually, or they can set it to run automatically to pre-programmed effects macros.  Like all models in the Cuepix Series, the Cuepix Strip Tri is lightweight and travels well, measuring 22” x 5.1”mx 9.4” /558.8 x 129.5 X 238.8 mm, and weighing 14 lbs. / 6.35 kg.  It includes 3- and 5-pin DMX connections, PowerCon In/Out, and a multi-voltage power supply (100-240V).

For more information, contact Elation Professional toll-free at 866-245-6726 or visit www.elationlighting.com