The LTT Lighting Workshop is a free, cyclical event organized in LTT headquarters in Warsaw. The meeting is geared towards stage lighting professionals and offers a great way for them to stay in touch with latest developments in technology. A typical workshop consists of two sessions, each comprising a lecture or presentation of a chosen subject and a basic hands-on demonstration. Popular among the Polish stage lighting world, LTT Lighting Workshops are also a chance for pros to meet, network and exchange ideas and experiences in a casual atmosphere.
During this months Workshop, we focused on two main themes. First was LumenRadio's CMRX system, a line of wireless DMX transmission devices; the second was new types of LED lighting that makes its way to the market, such as white and UV diodes. The presentations were given by invited guests from LumenRadio (Sweden) and Pulsar Light of Cambridge (UK). LTT distributes products of both companies on Polish market.
The CMRX system was introduced by LumenRadio's Vice President of Operations, Mr. Anders Ardstål. LumenRadio pioneers wireless control technology, and CRMX is the first intelligent, adapting lighting control system aimed at the professional lighting market.
Mr. Ardstål presented the entire product line, including the new Flex line of universal devices that can function as transmitters, receivers or repeaters and can convert between DMX and Ethernet transmission standards. Mr. Ardstål described the methodology used when creating wireless links, describing common pitfalls in antennae placement; he also explained the characteristics of common transmission environments (concert halls, city space, long distances) and obstacles that can be found in each environment.
Novel types of LED lighting were presented by Jon Petts from Pulsar Light of Cambridge, Ltd. Pulsar is an acclaimed producer of LED devices whose offer includes various types of diodes.
Mr. Petts discussed white and ultraviolet diodes. He introduced to the audience various types of white LEDs and ways to use them together with traditional, colored diodes (for instance, to create pastel tones). He also talked about implementing white light with adjustable color temperature created by either blending two types of white light or white light with amber light.
As an example of UV diodes, Mr. Petts presented Pulsar ChromaFlood 200 in UV variant. UV diodes can be used to achieve a glowing, black light effect on phosphorescent surfaces and have a number of advantages compared to mercury UV lamps. Currently almost all of Pulsar's lights can be ordered with UV diodes (including all ChromaFlood, ChromaBatte, ChromaStrip and ChromaLine products).
During the break, other devices were demonstrated, such as the white-LED based Martin MAC 401 CT Zoom.
LTT would like to thank everyone who attended. See you on the next LTT Lighting Workshop!