If the Atom is the basic building block of all matter, it can be argued that the sheer versatility of GLP’s new impression X4 Atom — which will occupy a unique position in the marketplace — will provide a fundamental tool for all lighting disciplines. And since it is IP65 rated it can also be used in all applications, whether indoors or out, all year round.
Size matters, and the power of the Atom comes from a body that measures less than 7 inches long and weighs under 3 lbs. Within that body is a high powered 15 Watt RGBW LED source that emits a bright beam with even color distribution across a full spectrum. Making the Atom unique in its class is a motorized zoom inside that gives a mighty 9:1 ratio, running from 3.5°-34°, and adding a huge amount of flexibility.
Increasing its usability in multiple applications and further extending its uniqueness is the IP65 rating that the unit carries, allowing it to be used all year round outdoors or in.
Furthermore, the X4 Atom features a clever interlock mechanism that allows units to be built into different configurations quickly and easily. It is therefore set to benefit multiple applications from TV and film, to corporate events, set lighting and special events. Also benefitting will be concert touring stages, truss systems and architectural elements, as the interlock system quickly turns single fixtures into 4-Lites, 8-Lites or any other shape.
“You can quickly create all kinds of configurations — in seconds and without tools,” says GLP Inc. president, Mark Ravenhill. “If you want to mimic molefays, you can, if you want to create groundrows, you can, if you want to make a little 2-Lite or a stadium style light fitting, then you can — and you still have full control over each head individually.”
Control for the Atom heads is via an Atom PSU controller — commencing with a 12-way, but with a 6-way and other models to follow. The PSU supplies power and data down a single 4 pin XLR cable to each Atom head. “Since it uses the same format as industry standard color scroller cable, all the rental houses who have stopped using color changers can now repurpose all that existing cable and infrastructure — meaning less investment for them and reduction of overall environmental impact of the Atom,” says Ravenhill.
Rounding out the feature set, the impression X4 Atom contains the advanced features that GLP customers have come to expect, including adjustable flicker free control, beautiful color mixing, smooth dimming without any color shift, variable speed strobe, — and much more.
Shipping of the GLP impression X4 Atom has now begun, and more information can be seen and downloaded here:
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