Elation’s PULSE series is now shipping

Elation has announced that two effects in the PULSE series, the PULSE PANEL and PULSE PANEL FX, are now shipping.

Both fixtures incorporate zone-controllable RGB and cool-white LEDs, 1152 1.5W RGB LEDs establishing the foundation with 288 5W cool-white LEDs at its center, and 96 1.5W RGB LEDs at its core. Some 144 5W cool-white LEDs line the perimeter. When combined, the output is over 100,000 total lumens.

“We saw what existed in the market with the standard tilting strobe and knew we wanted to create a more visually dynamic effect with higher impact,” commented Bob Mentele, Associate Product Manager at Elation. “We added the CW LEDs on the outer edges to offer more output and visual impact and then capped those with a custom linear prismatic lens we had developed for our Proteus Rayzor Blade fixtures. To expand its capabilities even further, we included a single line of RGB LEDs right at the centre to add extra colour to the fixture, or they can be set to mirror the centre CW strobe LEDs. All of these elements combine to create a fixture we’ve really become excited to offer to the market.”

Both fixtures also include a library of customizable RGB and CW strobe effects along with variable dimming modes and curves for quick programming.

“We spent a lot of time thinking about the built-in effects for the fixture and how to make it easier for programmers to control, or to save time in creating effects,” Mentele added. “The library of effects has been created to allow the user to control numerous parameters of the output being created. Speed, direction, color and size of the effect can all be adjusted as desired.”

One of the features of the PULSE PANEL FX is its ability to pan or spin its LED panel in an 360° rotation while 180° tilt adds an extra layer of dynamism.

Controlled via DMX, RDM, Art-Net, sACN, and KlingNet protocols, both fixtures also feature proprietary Aria x2 wireless device management for system setup and maintenance. The PULSE PANEL FX allows for the use of two separate universes to control the fixture, one for fixture movement and another for LED control, allowing users to control the LEDs from a media server or separate content control device.

Both fixtures feature IP65 protection, and the PULSE PANEL’s housing included a interlocking mechanism that allows the unit to be hung vertically or horizontally from other PULSE PANEL fixtures, or SŌL Blinder frame arrays. The unit also integrated airline track on the top and bottom, and the housing can accept optional diffusion filters, ND filters and other optics.

Coming in the PULSE series are linear PULSE BAR strobe and visual effects that feature the same RGB and CW LEDs for a match, and feature the same effects engine and control capabilities as well. The PULSE BARs also include the same interlocking mechanism as the PULSE PANEL, so the bars can be locked together end to end or connected to the PULSE PANEL.