2019 is a landmark year for GLP, as 25 years ago the company was founded by Udo Künzler in a 200 m workshop in Karlsbad, in southern Germany. Since then, the operation has developed into a stage/event technology company, and pioneers of LED technology in the sector.
They will celebrate this feat at their own national show, Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt. Occupying their biggest booth ever (Hall #12.1, D36) — a vast 380 sq.m space — there will be plenty to entice lighting professionals … from the signature light shows (this year choreographed by American designer, Nate Files) to the signature GLP beer, enabling LDs to chat informally at the bar with company representatives.
There will be a suite of innovations, with the KNV series of modules extended from the original KNV Cube and KNV Arc, with the addition of the KNV Line and KNV Dot, offering even more creative opportunities for production designers. The KNV Line consists of five single pixels in a row, in which form factor is maintained 1:1 and thus they correspond to five KNV lines in form and pixel distance of a KNV cube. The KNV Dot consists of a single power pixel (1 x white + 16 x RGB) in the form factor 2:1. Launched alongside is the impression S350 Wash — a logical partner for the S350 unveiled last year.
The same high-efficiency LED white light source, with 350 watts of power, ensures excellent colour rendering. Of course, in addition to the virtual CTC other attributes of its sister include a framing module onboard. Finally, the new GLP Highlander is based on traditional technology: a 1,400W discharge lamp. The wash light impresses not only with its 230mm diameter front lens and signature baseless design, but also in its optical characteristics.
It offers a very large zoom range with a punchy 5° beam angle and up to 63° smooth field angle with focus link. A framing system (± 30° blade tilt, fully lockable, ± 45° rotatable) and a fast iris make the Highlander an extremely versatile tool. And, typical for GLP, it weighs just 29.5 kg, making it the lightest wash light in its class.
Most recently, GLP has expanded its portfolio by adding additional spice to a complete range of products. With effect from Prolight + Sound this will be known as the independent Fusion series. In addition to the GLP booth, visitors to Frankfurt can sample the products in a real-world situation at the LEA Stage in the Festhalle, adjacent to the Messe. Featured in the rig will be the impression S350 Wash, KNV Dot and KNV Line and the Highlander Wash where they will be used together with GLP impression S350.