Are You Kidding? MORE LDI PICS!

Oh yeah, I have a lot more imagery of LDI 2008.  However, I’m posting this one below, but I cannot figure out for the life of me which company had the display!  If you were at LDI 2008 and know who this company is, please post in the comments so I can give them the recognition they deserved!  That screen and media server were awesome!

SpectraWOW+ and European Dynamic Lighting, LLC

A while ago, I wrote about a product called SpectraWOW+ – it’s an LED source, very small, with a very big output.  I was fortunate enough to run into the LDDE booth at LDI this year, and met Greg Fuller, the guy responsible for the USA getting to know the products.  SpectraWOW isn’t the only awesome thing that Greg’s team is working on, I guarantee.

Check out some images of LDI and European Dynamic Lighting, LLC from 2008:

SpectraWOW is just such a great product – low heat energy (well, really nearly no heat exchanged, it’s such a cool product to the touch), and the little rig that Greg had at LDI, which was basically a stand of 4 (from what I remember) with power and signal built in.  Very neat.  I am hoping to hear back from Greg about the lens that SpectraWOW uses to rid the fixture of multicolored shadows, and I will post an article dedicated to that lens, as it is spectacular.

European Dynamic Lighting also has a product – a color changing, fluorescent-esque LED product with a zero flicker on dim feature that Greg was telling me just got ordered for an opera in Europe – on demanded request from the designer working the show.  I hope to get more info on that ASAP.  I *think* it was Patrick Woodroofe, I *think* the product was the CYCLED 9, and I am pretty sure Patrick ordered about 400+ of the units for a show in Vienna.  Cool.  From what I understand from Greg, Cirque is testing some of his products as well.

ZinmanCo’s PocketLD 1.1 Released

Mike Zinman from ZinmanCo – the guy who brought you great iPhone lighting products like GelCalc, iSwitch DMX, and PocketLD has updated PocketLD to version 1.1 – updated fixture libraries, manufacturer links, and all kinds of other great stuff.

Check out Mike’s iPhone Lighting Apps store, and get PocketLD 1.1 here (direct iTunes Store link).

I had a chance to sit down and interview Mike at LDI this year – more on that soon, as I get some time to transcribe the interview.

LDI – MA Lighting’s Booth

MA Lighting had one of the more visually stunning booths this year, in my very humble opinion.  Big viz screen and ads, lots of people, and the new Grand MA 2.  What a desk – what a pre-viz built in, too!  I was looking at it with Mike Zinman of ZInmanCo, and the comment about how fanf&%$*tastic that console was came up a few times.

I took a bunch of pics of the MA Lighting booth – check them out:

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LDI – Philips/Color Kinetics Booth

Philips and Color Kinetics had a softly lit, multi-color booth this year.  Lots of great new products, and unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to chat with anyone there, as every time I went over, Philips reps were swamped.

Check out the booth:

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LDI – Robe’s Booth

Unfortunately, I didn’t get to spend much time checking out Robe‘s booth this year.  I went and got my badge scanned, and then I got whisked away by old friends.  Robe has been getting some good press with new product releases.  I’ve not ever had the chance to design with Robe fixtures, but I’d be open to a try.

In addition to the one pathetic image I took, there is a nice gallery on Robe’s website of LDI 2008.

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LDI – The LaserNet Booth

One of the more interesting visual displays at LDI came from the good folks at LaserNet, who had big ol’ green argon beams shooting all over the convention center!  When I walked onto the floor this year, I saw the LaserNet booth immediately, and made my way over.  It’s always one of my first stops, as I’m an old laser dork from back in the times of Real Genius.

Anyone remember that old flick?

Check out LaserNet’s website – they do all kinds of great looking production in the rainbow of laser colors.  The beam splitter to images and text is always a beautiful thing.

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LDI – Rosco’s Booth

Rosco always has stuff that people buy, this is a given.  I was most interested this year in seeing the DMX Iris.  I posted about this a while back, but I was able to get some pics of the DMX Iris unit up close this year.  I also snapped the dual rotator and the single rotator.  I love Rosco’s dual rotator.  I just love it.

Also, funny enough, under each of these is the Rosco Lite Pad.  Hah.  Excellent way to promote two products at once, Rosco!

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LDI – Electronic Theatre Controls’ (ETC) Booth

ETC had a lot of really friendly people at their booth this year!  The EOS console was something that I am very interested in learning more about, especially after Mike Zinman told me about all of his excellent escapades with it.  Check out images I took of ETC’s space below.

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