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Chroma-Q Extends Lifespan of Color Block DB4 with New Engine

Chroma-Q Extends Lifespan of Color Block DB4 with New Engine

June 6, 2011 05:21

Chroma-Q® has launched the new Color Block™ Plus Replacement Engine for the Color Block DB4 LED fixture, enabling rental companies and other users to gain an even greater return on their investment in this still widely used fixture.

Designed to be fitted by authorised Chroma-Q service agents, the Color Block Plus Replacement Engine provides a cost-effective alternative to replacing the whole Color Block DB4 fixture – so it’s kind to the environment as well as users’ budgets.

The Color Block Plus Replacement Engine utilises the very latest generation of LED and optics, resulting in over two and a half times the output (750 lumens) of the original Color Block DB4 (290 lumens) when the internal switch is set to full power.

For maximum convenience, it also features a Color Block DB4 emulation mode, to simulate the lumen output of the original LED engine when used alongside other first generation fixtures.

London based hire company White Light are one of the first customers to take advantage of the Color Block Plus Replacement Engine, placing an order for over 200 units to upgrade their extensive hire stock of Color Block DB4 fixtures.

White Light Hire & Technical Director, David Isherwood commented: “White Light have been stocking the Color Block DB4 since its launch in 2004. We invested in the fixture due to its flexibility and broad appeal with designers across many of our diverse markets. Our fixtures have been out on everything from school work, through corporate event and conference work, and onto West End theatre. The LED product is still in demand despite being six years old, but is – understandably – starting to show its age in terms of reliability and performance when compared with modern LEDs. The chance to revitalise it and offer a familiar tool to designers, that also held its own alongside other current LED products, was therefore worth taking.”

Launched in 2004, the Color Block DB4 is the first of many innovative and highly successful LED entertainment lighting solutions introduced by Chroma-Q. With the costly business of keeping up with today’s constantly evolving professional entertainment technologies, the fixture’s versatile modular design has proved extremely popular with both rental companies and end users.

A measure of the product’s continued longevity today, last year nearly 1,900 Color Block DB4 fixtures were used to provide a stunning LED lighting and video effects wall forming the centrepiece of the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest, Europe’s largest non-sport television production.

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