So, a few days ago I interviewed Tony McGettican of Luxim for the JimOnLight.com Podcast (which is almost ready, by the way), and I asked him about the LIFI lamp and if he could tell me about any partnerships or joint ventures with moving light companies. Tony politefully declined to comment because the news of the ROBIN 3 Plasma Spot hadn’t come out yet.
However, another source has shared that the ROBIN 3 Plasma Spot actually debuted privately at LDI 2008 and PLASA 2008 – to apparently really positive reviews. Damn, I gotta find out how to get invited to stuff like that!
What I have been told is that the lamp being used in the ROBIN 3 Plasma Spot is the Luxim LIFI-ENT-31-02 lamp, which is geared and designed towards entertainment lighting. Some specs on the LIFI-ENT-31-02:
- 17,800 lumens
- Forward emitting intensity pattern
- Useful lifetime more than 6X longer than HID lamps
- High CRI of 94
- Rugged and impact resistant
- Small form-factor
- Digitally controlled for fastdimming
- Operates in all orientations
Here’s a link to the LIFI-ENT-31-02 spec PDF. Check it out.
This is a major innovation to entertainment lighting – I will report as much as I can discover, and I am really interested in seeing how this goes! If you’ve used a ROBIN 3 Plasma Spot, please drop a comment below!