Elation Professional launched the Fuze series at last year’s PLASA show, to fill the niche in LED wash luminaires. The luminaires offer a line of modern PAR lights that Elation claims projects a high-quality flat field of light while emulating the lens look of a traditional Fresnel. Now Elation says it is adding the new Fuze PAR Z175™, a full-color LED PAR light to the series. The company designed the PAR light to be used for all types of stage wash applications ranging from lighting of theaters, TV studios, and HoW environments to touring and special events.
For the new Fuze series, Elation decided to improve upon the pixelated lens face of ordinary LED PAR fixtures. The company says it accomplished this improvement through replicating the classic look of pars and moving wash fixtures that many designers and artists prefer.
Elation says that the replication of the classic look of Par lights improves upon the pixelated lens face of ordinary LED PAR fixtures. Like other luminaires in the Fuze series, the Fuze PAR Z175 employs single-lens RGBW COB LEDs. Together these LEDs project a single homogenous beam of light from an evenly lit lens face that appears as one color.
The Fuze PAR Z175 houses a 175W RGBW COB LED engine for an extensive palette of color choices using smooth, single source color mixing. Besides their non-pixelated look, designers have valued the Fuze series for its ability to wash a surface or subject without creating multi-shadows like those that traditional LED wash fixtures produce.
The Fuze PAR Z175 can be used with all sizes of rigs and can project up to 15,026 LUX at 6.6 ft (2m) when it is set to full output through a beam angle of 8°. The company points out that the luminaire’s maximum power consumption is relatively low at just 200W.
Even the device’s zoom function is remarkably silent in operation, according to Elation. Therefor, the fixture can be used in noise-sensitive environments such as TV studios, theaters, TV studios, and houses of worship. Also, an advanced cooling system keeps the fixture cool to the touch.
The Fuze PAR Z175 provides a smooth and fast 8° to 35° zoom for more precise beam control along with electronic strobe and variable dimming curve modes. The device features 64 color presets and offers 14 unique color macros. Additionally, a gel frame and barn doors are included, and dually adjustable yokes allow precise positioning for mounting on the floor.