British lighting equipment manufacturer Photon Beard are to launch a new product line based on light emitting plasma (LEP) technology at the National Association of BroadcastersÂ (NAB) Show this year.Â The PhotonSpot Nova 270 is “a new breed of location luminaire” with a focusable fresnel and LEP lamp.
The source benefits from a high CRI of 94 meaning there is excellent distribution of the full spectrum of visible light whilst delivering an astonishing 14,000 lumens with a useful lifetime of around 20,000 hours. After this time you can replace the source to continue using your PhotonSpot Nova for many years.
The company claim the 273 Watt Nova can produce “similar output to 2000 Watts from a tungsten fresnel”.Â The Nova 270 will take 28V DC via a battery pack or mains adaptor. Its body is made of aluminium and weighs around five kilograms. The colour temperature is listed as 5300K, with a beam angle of 12-55Â°.
Photon Beard will unveil the PhotonSpot Nova 270 at NAB Show booth C3346 on 11th-14th April 2011 in Las Vegas. For more information, consult the preliminary data sheet on their web site.Â You can learn more about LEP and how it worksÂ here.