Brightline Series One
Developed to optimize the use of energy-efficient
fluorescent lamp technology for television broadcasting, the Brightline
SeriesONE family provides unparalleled performance and reliability in a format
engineered specifically to harmonize with a wide range of digital cameras.
Available with 1, 2, or 4 lamps, the durable yet lightweight fixtures feature
compact, 55-W, advanced-phosphor lamp
formulations and a variety of dimming-control options including phase, DMX, and
DALI, with linear dimming to 3%. The fixtures are also used as a key component
in appropriate videoconference applications.
SeriesONE systems come with extruded horizontal and/or
vertical yokes and diverse racking options, allowing for varying profile and
beam patterns. They accommodate a number of accessories to further shape and
control the light-beam pattern, including intensifiers, control screens, gel
frames, and snoots. Tight beam-pattern control allows for multiple individuals
on the set to have separate, customized intensity levels.
Lamps are available with color temperatures ranging
from 3200K (incandescent) to 5600K (daylight). With lamp life from 8,000 to
10,000 hours, the proven quality and color balance of SeriesONE installations is
SeriesONE 1-lamp units can be packaged with accessories
in a convenient kit format that is ideal for videographers and location work.
Although truly innovative lighting technology rarely
comes on the scene, a novel videoconference product from Brightline is providing
an exciting new design option for achieving successful, high-quality VC
lighting. The R-View has been developed to fulfill a longstanding industry need
for a cost-effective, energy-efficient, portable videoconference fixture that
delivers high-end aesthetics and broadcast-quality illumination in an elegant,
out-of-the-box format that is extremely simple to deploy and operate. For the
vast majority of videoconference settings, the investment in cameras, flat
screens, and data-transmission equipment--all too often subverted by poor
lighting--can now maximize its potential through a complementary one-step
streamlined look of the R-View with its distinctive rolled effect marks it as
a sophisticated piece of industrial design, at home in the most upscale
corporate boardroom or the hippest high-tech studio. The approximately
8-in-high by 22-in-wide by 5-in-deep fixture body is fabricated entirely of
aluminum, which, compared with the steel construction of most other fixtures,
is much lighter, offers better fatigue properties, and dissipates heat more
effectively. Units are powder coated in standard black or a wide choice of
As a standalone videoconference light, the patent-pending R-View breaks new
ground in a number of key design and performance areas:
Optics/Performance--Unique to the
videoconferencing market, the R-View is a fully dimmable, indirect fluorescent
soft light. One of the goals of successful videoconference lighting is to
adequately light conference participants with illumination that remains
comfortable to the eye. With the R-View, subjects are not looking directly at
the unit’s two 55-W lamps; rather, the proprietary fixture body and reflector
design result in the light being bent or diffused to the face of the fixture
for an extremely soft effect that renders the lighting as unobtrusive as
possible. In addition, nine specially designed reflector blades reduce optical
flare or glare to the sides of the fixture by more than half without
diminishing overall intensity. As with all Brightline products, the R-View
turns out very little heat, consumes up to 90% less electricity than
comparable incandescent fixtures, offers lamp life in excess of 8,000 hours,
and produces a spectral emission calibrated to harmonize with the widest range
of digital cameras, including the latest HD models.
Ease of Use/Installation--Setting up
the R-View is quicker and simpler than setting up a monitor or screen.
Fixtures can be wall or yoke mounted, and are also ideal for use with a
variety of portable VC carts. Supplied with ANSI-standard VESA mounting holes,
the fixtures incorporate a steel mounting plate that can be employed with a
pivot bracket or TVMP adapter. Operating the R-View is similarly painless: you
simply plug the light into a wall outlet and use a bottom-mounted rotary
potentiometer to adjust the dimming up or down to the desired level. Other
dimming options are available upon request.
For the A/V integrator or consultant, the R-View
takes both the guesswork and the “fear factor” out of videoconference lighting
specification, delivering consistent, broadcast-quality illumination with the
click of a switch. Achieving effective communication with comfort and confidence
has never been easier!
Brightline Studio Cyc
A winner of NAB’s prestigious Vidy Award,
Brightline's Studio CycSeries color-changing fixtures are revitalizing the
aesthetic options for cyclorama and other color-mixing applications while
cutting studio energy costs and reducing maintenance requirements. Dimmable to
3% through standard protocols including DMX-512 and DALI, the systems saturate
cyclorama walls as wide as 16 feet with consistently rich, even color values.
Durable enough to handle the rigors of studio
operations, CycSeries fixtures are offered in 6- or 12-lamp models that use 28-
or 54-W, red/green/blue, single-phosphor T5 lamps. With lamp life to 10,000
hours, the low-wattage, easy-upkeep fixtures provide a cool, energy-efficient,
cost-effective alternative to traditional hot lights and gels.
As part of the CycSeries’ unlimited color control, master/remote units can be configured to build complex color schemes or cross
fades that can be stored on submasters or as presets for easy replay. An automated 48- or 144-channel, programmable DXG playback controller is optional.
The quality and consistency of the light output
produced by CycSeries technology enables the creation of products such as the
“Magic Wall.” This innovative alternative to dedicated blue or green chroma-key
walls is formed by framing translucent material around the CycSeries fixture and
then bringing either the blue or green lamps to full level, while leaving the
red lamps at 0%. The Magic Wall serves as a chroma-key wall or stand-alone
scenic element, easily changing its color based upon wardrobe or set-design