BB&S Introduces New Method of Painting with Light at NAB

BB&S Lighting, makers of TLCI lighting fixtures including their Area 48, Pipelines and Force 7 LEKO, represented a new lighting method from The Light Bridge at NAB.

Conceived by famed Austrian cinematographer Christian Berger, The Cine Reflect Lighting System CRLS is a new style of painting with light and shadow that pairs proprietary high efficiency reflectors with an optimized source light to make diffused light easier to control and modulate.

The CRLS system is unique in its ability to produce a natural look by reflecting illumination from a light source that produces a concentrated beam of light to approximate a ray produced by the sun.

At the heart of the system is the CRLS C-Reflector array that comes in four different levels of reflectivity, ranging from minimum diffusion to maximum diffusion. The specially designed reflectors utilize a precision aluminum-coated, smoothly polished, wrinkle-free surface that reflects up to 97 percent of the light hitting them, with 100 percent color rendering.

These are characteristically a spill-free light source, reducing the need for flags and frames. Made to blend into every available light situation, they come in four diffusion grades and in five sizes: 7x7 cm, 15x15 cm, 25x25cm, 50x50cm and 100x100 cm. A variety of kits and elegantly designed and executed grip and mounting solutions are available.

While perfecting the system, The Light Bridge tried out all modern lighting technology to obtain the optimum source lights and found that top quality large output lights including Fresnels, PARs and LEKOS are all compatible with the CRLS method.

Their search for the best indoor source was satisfied when the BB&S new Force 7 LED LEKO became available. Focusable without double shadows or hot spots, output is smooth and even edge-to-edge. Equivalent to a 750 watt output, it draws 185 watts at maximum.

With an external, yoke-mounted 48 volt power supply, the Force 7 exhibits no color shift dimming all the way to zero, maintaining its color-perfect 97 CRI. With a compact footprint it supports the Light Bridge’s fit-anywhere philosophy.

The CRLS system has been successfully used on a multitude of productions.

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