I liked the Icon too but I can assure you they never spent anything like $2M researching the optics, I'd be very surprised if they spent that much for the entire project. The optics were a basic but highly efficient design but optimized…"
"Chris Dodge wrote: "I'm gonna miss the nice warm yellow shift when our HPLs are outlawed. LEDs are just so cold and digital looking..."
It's certainly technically feasible to emulate the color shift and dynamics of a filament…"
I was also in NYC last week and Kevin, the head electrician gave me a tour of the place and he also mentioned these 'veteran' fixtures.
The original Strand PAL (Precision Automated Lights) where designed in the mid…"
"It's lack of power factor correction and poor design. It is definitely possibly to design power supplies that do not make a mess but of course it costs a bit more and take more time and effort. Not everyone is willing to do that since they…"
PWM drive is not a requisite for a product functioning well on video. It can be the other way around actually. Static current drive is better than a low PWM rate since the latter can cause flicker. Look for a product than at the very least…"
LEDs do not need to flicker and change color when you fade them in and out. This is a shortcoming of the LED driver solution the manufacturer has chosen. It is perfectly possible to achieve smooth dimming without visible color shifts or…"