Tempest Storms Into The Fourth Generation With Tornado Lighting Enclosures

Tempest Storms Into The Fourth Generation With Tornado Lighting Enclosures

Tempest is delighted to announce the launch of its Fourth Generation lighting enclosure family. The latest generation of enclosures – comprising Tornado G4 and Tornado Marine G4 – takes the hugely popular Tornado design and adds a host of enhancements and additional sizes to accommodate any moving head available.

Tempest is delighted to announce the launch of its Fourth Generation lighting enclosure family. The latest generation of enclosures – comprising Tornado G4 and Tornado Marine G4 – takes the hugely popular Tornado design and adds a host of enhancements and additional sizes to accommodate any moving head available. The new enclosure family is based on Tempest’s unequalled industry knowhow, having protected thousands of valuable automated luminaires in hostile climates around the world.

“Our G4 lighting enclosure family offers unbeatable protection,” says Tim Burnham, President of Tempest. “Thanks to our wealth of experience, we have been able to create the finest general purpose lighting enclosure family to safeguard your lighting investment. Thousands of our Tornado enclosures are in daily use in every climate type there is, from the frozen North to the tropics and deserts, in theme parks, resorts, attractions and cruise ships. With G4 we have managed to build on this solid existing design with a series of enhancements and additions to benefit our customers, including data logging and monitoring, and our best ever salt fog protection in the Marine versions.”

Tornado G4 now offers DEC4 control, with a choice of RS485 (RDM) or Ethernet monitoring, with web-based monitoring coming soon. Its aluminium, stainless steel and acrylic construction provides excellent corrosion resistance in any climate, and powerful fans change the air every 1-2 seconds in the enclosure when the luminaire is on, maintaining a cool operating environment and optimizing equipment and lamp life. The updated variable speed fans only blow as hard as needed to maintain ideal temperature, ensuring a longer fan life as well as reducing noise.  Additional sizes have also been added, which have been tailored for the latest generation of high-efficiency moving lights.

Tornado Marine is the only lighting enclosure in the world designed to protect automated luminaires from weather, condensation, and salt fog. Tornado Marine is specifically designed for cruise ships and beachside resort locations, where salt air corrosion is a major hazard. Its hydrophobic HEPA filter prevents ingress of moisture and moisture-born contaminants such as salt or chlorine. A positive pressure environment is maintained using variable speed fans when the luminaire is not running, preventing contaminants entering through the exhaust path.

Tempest’s unique Goldilocks™ Operating System (patents pending) keeps the air temperature inside your enclosure just right, removing heat from the luminaire when the lamp is on or when the enclosure is heated by the sun. Goldilocks uses heaters to maintain a minimum temperature in cold climates.

The new G4 range will be unveiled at LDI and visitors are invited to visit the Tempest booth (#1043) to check out the new look and the benefits it will bring to Tempest users. For news and updates, visit Tempest at tempest.biz or follow Tempest on:

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