Berlin-based lighting specialist Sumolight has introduced a very special new light, the Sumolaser. This is based on a new class of lasers and a daylight point source of very high luminosity that can cast a precise beam of light onto a stage or project it miles into the sky. Weighing 4.9 kg, the Sumolaser&s output is equivalent to conventional 18-kW HMI daylight sources, but they weigh more than ten times as much.
Like all Sumolight fixtures, the Sumolaser is fully modular, with individual units in a hexagonal format. Each fixture can be controlled individually via DMX or a local touchscreen, but can also be assembled into custom combinations. The Sumosnap quick connect system makes it easy to combine multiple units into powerful arrays. It provides a secure, screw-free interface to truss systems, standard junior pins and other mounting devices.
Each Sumosnap laser contains a 7x laser module that produces 3-degree beam angles that combine to form a narrow, homogeneous beam. When additional units are added with Sumosnap adapters, the beam width increases, but the angle remains the same - allowing for higher power and a fuller, fatter pencil beam.
With a color temperature of 6000°K, this laser-based source consumes only 175 W. In addition, the Sumolaser delivers a light output of 150,000 lux / 45,700 footcandles measured at a distance of 100 m. The laser module is very compact and measures 204x194x192mm (HxWxL), while the yoke mount and control box, connector and 7-motor module together measure 480x290x320mm. Sumolaser is IP65 certified, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
Pricing and availability are not yet known, but Sumolight will introduce the Sumolaser at CineGear in Los Angeles, which takes place June 9-14.