Elation Launches Platinum Beam 5R
The Platinum Beam 5R from Elation Professional is an ACL effect with the tight focus of a classic aircraft landing light effect. It uses the new MSD Platinum 5R lamp from Philips with an average lamp life of 2000 hours and runs on 189 watts. The instrument weighs 34.2lbs (15.5 kg) and measures 14.1"L x 13.2"W x 18.5"H (358 x 335 x 470mm).
Features include 12 dichroic colors, eight rotating, indexing gobos, a three-facet prism effect or an optional eight-facet prism option, variable speed shutter/strobe, and 0-100% mechanical dimmer. A frost filter diffuses the 2.5-degree hard-edge beam. It has both three-pin and five-pin DMX connectors, and it can run in three different DMX modes using 11, 13, or 16 channels. It pans 540 degrees or 630 degrees and tilts 265 degrees.. At 75' feet its output is 28,360 lux (2,634 foot-candles). It can operate at 120V-240V, 50/60Hz, it is cETLus listed, and is pending CE approval.
"Back in the '70s, ACL effects became very popular at rock concerts. They produced powerful, tight beacon-like beams that resembled the lights of an aircraft on a landing strip," said Eric Loader, director of sales for Elation Professional. "Thanks to its advanced design and the new Philips MSD Platinum lamp technology, the Platinum Beam 5R uses far less energy than a traditional ACL with comparable output. It's also about half the size, which allows it to be installed in very small areas. Plus it takes up less space in the truck and can be installed by one person, which saves a lot of labor and money. With the Platinum Beam 5R, we have definitely brought the classic ACL effect into the 21st century!" said Loader.