Manufacturers submitted a wide variety of different types of LED-based fixtures to the Shootout, which were assessed and compared in a presentation theater. Elsewhere, LED fixtures were used to illuminate an 8-meter-wide cyclorama, where they were compared with traditional 1250W tungsten-halogen predecessors. LED fixtures performed particularly well in their ability to deal with deep saturated colors.
In the center of STLD’s stand was a mini TV studio, where attendees could get hands-on experience of lighting the studio set-up, viewing the results on HD broadcast cameras. A number of case studies were also presented, notably the ITV Daybreak studio, which is completely lit using Selador LED fixtures from ETC.
Look for more information on the Daybreak studio case study, and on PLASA itself, in the October issue of LEDs Magazine.
Martin MAC Aura
Eight PLASA Awards for Innovation were presented at the show as well as a Gold Award and a special award for Sustainability. During the show's opening two days, 48 products were judged live by an independent panel of expert judges who toured the show floor to view each product presentation. Nominees are asked to demonstrate a new style of thinking, an improvement in technical practice, an aid to safety, energy-saving or sustainability benefits, or new technology, materials or techniques.