When Elation Professional launched the Fuze series at last year’s PLASA show, the company filled a niche in the market. The dynamic LED wash luminaires with a line of modern PAR lights project a high quality flat field of light yet emulate the classic lens look of a traditional Fresnel. Now Elation is expanding the series with the addition of the new Fuze PAR Z175, a full colour LED PAR light designed for use in all types of stage wash applications-from theatre, TV studio and HoW environments to touring and special events.
With the Fuze series, Elation chose to improve upon the pixelated lens face of ordinary LED PAR fixtures by replicating the classic look of old school pars and moving wash fixtures that so many designers and artists prefer. Like other lights in the Fuze series, the Fuze PAR Z175 uses single lens RGBW COB LEDs to project a single homogenous beam of light with an evenly lit lens face that appears as one colour instead of individual LED diodes. The Fuze PAR Z175 houses an advanced 175W RGBW COB LED engine for a wide palette of colour choice with smooth, single source colour mixing that gives fully premixed looks and an extremely flat field of light. Besides their non-pixel look, designers have valued the Fuze series for their ability to wash a surface or subject without the multi shadows created from traditional LED wash fixtures.
The Fuze PAR Z175 is powerful enough to use in all sizes of rigs and can project 15,026 LUX at 6.6 ft (2m) when used full on at an 8° beam angle. Max power consumption is low for such a powerful luminaire at only 200W. Remarkably silent in operation, including the zoom function, the fixture can be used in noise sensitive environments like theatres, TV studios and houses of worship. An advanced cooling system keeps the fixture cool to the touch. The 8° to 35° zoom is smooth and fast with more precise beam control, electronic strobe and variable dimming curve modes. User convenience is at a maximum with 64 colour presets and 14 unique colour macros included when programming time is limited.
The Fuze PAR Z175 is outfitted with all the professional control features – a gel frame and barn doors are included and dual adjustable yokes allow for precise positioning when mounting on the floor.
The fixture joins other moving head and PAR lights in the Fuze series to offer the new technology of a modern luminaire with classic wash looks.