BB&S Lighting has announced a new concept for professional studio, stage and architectural lighting, the Compact Beamlight (CBL 1).
With a tiny 5.5-inch footprint, these LED lights draw 40 watts yet produce up to 4000-lumen output at 97 CRI.
BB&S said the 14-fixture family offers four fixed color temperatures (2700°K, 3000°K, 4000°K and 5600°K) and four different beam angles including 7.3, 10.7, 13.1 and 16.7 degrees. Utilizing a set beam angle and fixed color temperature allows each fixture to be extremely cost-effective.
Each light can be dimmed from 100 percent to zero without stepping. BB&S has incorporated a 126mm diameter collimator lens to convert up to 90 percent of the LED output to produce a high intensity narrow beam with practically no spill light. The lights do not require a cooling fan and run silent.
While most professional fixtures produce a wider and less defined beam, the CBL 1 outputs a hard-shadow rendering beam that fades from 100 percent at the center to 50 percent at the edges. It also eliminates the issue of blinding glare, often found with production fixtures.
Compact Beamlights may be purchased individually or in a set of four with a BB&S four-way controller. They begin shipping in October at $450 each.
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