Lighting and Batteries at the 2012 NAB Show
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A plethora of new LED lighting fixture companies came to the 2012 NAB Show exhibition halls this year, applying LED technology to almost all types of classic lighting fixtures. Several new plasma lighting models also were introduced.

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ARRI debuted its L7-C color controllable, 7-inch LED Fresnel, which can adjust beam focus from 15–50 degrees. It provides color balance from 2,800K to 10,000K, and can produce a broad range of colors.

Bron Kobold showcased its Para 88 FB parabolic reflector, which provides a soft light quality from a compact reflector. The light source, sold separately, can be mounted on the front or the back of the reflector.

Frezzi showcased its Frezzi HyLight, a free-standing LED light fixture powered by standard broadcast batteries or AC power. The unit is available with daylight or tungsten lamps, in 24-, 32- or 50-degree beam spread.

IDX showed its X5-Lite, a 50-Watt-equivalent LED on-board light that can be used on cameras or standalone. It consumes 12 Watts, which gives it a long battery life. A built-in dimmer adjusts light output from zero-100 percent.

Ikan introduced six new LED fixtures, including the IB1500 Dual Color Studio Light, a large-bodied fixture that is dimmab…………… continues on TV Technology

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Hydro Grow Negotiates Major Price Decrease on LED Grow Lights
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Leading LED Grow Light manufacturer Hydro Grow negotiates major pricing decreases on all models of Extreme LED Grow Lights with overseas parts suppliers.

Santa Clarita, CA (PRWEB) May 30, 2012

LED Grow Lights have been around for over half a decade, however wide market adoption has not yet graced this industry. Much like computers, pricing during the first decade of market-release prevented wide market adoption as the average consumer could not afford them. Over the years technology progressed and computers became cheaper and faster, eventually finding a place in nearly every home across America.

LEDs are a chip-based technology similar to computers that have been getting cheaper and more efficient with every decade; however pricing still keeps them out of the range of the average consumer. LED Grow Lights are no exception to this rule, as they use up to hundreds of LEDs per light with costs that have exceeded $ 2,000 per 500W fixture. Comparable technologies such as High Intensity Discharge (HID) cost only $ 300-$ 400 for a 600W fixture, making them far more attractive to the price-conscious consumer.        

Hydro Grow has recognized the need for lowered costs on LED Grow Light fixtures to speed up the process o…………… continues on Virtual-Strategy Magazine

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