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Strand Announces LED Cyc and Strip Lights with Innovative Color Control System

Left to right: The new Aurora LED Strip (four-cell) and Coda LED Cyc luminaires from Strand. Photo: Strand

Theatrical lighting company Strand, a Signify entertainment lighting brand, has announced the new Coda LED Cyc and Aurora LED Strip luminaires featuring the RGBALC color mixing system and SmartColor Control system first seen on the recently announced Vari-Lite VL5LED WASH. The new fixtures bring a wide range of rich, easily controllable color options to footlight, graze, and cyclorama applications, and are part of a full range of theatrical luminaires announced today by Strand targeting theatres, houses of worship, TV and film studios, and other performance spaces.

The new Strand Coda cyc fixture and Aurora strip luminaires merge modern lighting technology with the color depth and control simplicity of traditional incandescent luminaires. The full color fixtures use an RGBALC (red, green, blue, amber, lime, and cyan) color mixing system for a wide mixable color spectrum, but thanks to the innovative SmartColor Control system, the luminaires can be easily controlled with traditional CYM + CTO controls.

"While built-in color mixing provides more flexibility than traditional gels, the programming of these fixtures has grown increasingly complex, as wider color spectrums make control extremely DMX channel heavy," says Martin Palmer, senior product manager, Vari-Lite and Strand Luminaires at Signify. "The new SmartColor Control system allows designers to use more flexible LED color mixing engines to achieve the same deep colors they were able to obtain with gels, but without making it harder to program their production."

The Strand Aurora LED Strip is available in both a four-cell and 12-cell version. With pixel control of each cell, it's easy to create split colors or gradients, making it perfect for applications of any size, from graze or cyc lighting to set piece illumination, foot lighting, and more. The new Coda LED Cyc also supports natural split colors with built-in two-zone control. Both fixtures have a fanless design, making them ideal for quiet environments. For television applications, the new luminaires also offer camera-ready features such as adjustable frequency to exceed camera frame rates and green-magenta color shift for color correction.

"The Coda LED and Aurora LED fixtures are excellent additions to the new Strand theatrical luminaire series," says Fernand Pereira, global head of marketing and product management, Vari-Lite and Strand at Signify. "With beautiful colors and powerful features targeting applications such as theatre and television, these new fixtures demonstrate the innovation and quality of light that has made Strand beloved by lighting designers for generations."

The new Strand luminaires will be available in May.


(8 April 2020)

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