October 20, 2011 // Franchising.com // (Wellington, Fla.)---How badly do you need to update your profile? That’s what international LED lighting supplier LED Source® is asking all staging, studio, installation and corporate theater professionals throughout North America. In celebration of the launch of the new Reflection LEDko series by Italy-based Coemar – a world leader in lighting for the entertainment industry – LED Source will award one lucky winner with a Reflection LEDko LED lighting package worth over $20,000.
“It is amazing to see how many lighting systems are in need of a lighting makeover,” says Dean Ernst, director of marketing for LED Source. “Many are out of date and consume enormous amounts of energy. With the advancements in LED lighting technology over the years and the introduction of Reflection LEDko, traditional profiles can now be replaced. This LED fixture not only lowers maintenance and energy costs, it eliminates the need for dimmers and scrollers. We are offering this contest as a way to help out those most in need of a lighting upgrade and to create awareness about the new Reflection LEDko series.”
Participants are asked to submit a video of their lighting system that is in dire need of help. It should be fun and creative and show their current lighting problems and why they should to win. All entries must be posted on the Reflection LEDko Facebook Contest page at Facebook.com/reflectionledko by Dec. 2. A panel of experts made up of both LED Source and Coemar senior management will then pick five finalists. Fans of the Reflection LEDko Facebook page will then vote for a grand prize winner that will be announced on Dec. 15. The entry with the most votes will win a package of eight Reflection LEDko fixtures with either hard or soft edge optics included.
Reflection LEDko is a revolutionary new LED fixture and the first LED profile delivering both Soft Profile and Hard Edge Profile using mix and match optics. With this new technology, Coemar has created the first LED profile capable of projecting soft-edged profile light with no reduction in light intensity due to additional filters. It is also the first LED profile that can be used in the same way as traditional profiles and can obtain any color tone, shade and white light.
Applying the Reflection LED technology as a retrofit makes it possible to reduce energy consumption from 500-650 Watts to 150 Watts. The LED lamps last up to 50,000 hours without loss of brightness, thus eliminating maintenance costs associated with traditional profiles.
Because LEDs do not emit heat, Reflection LEDko is capable of utilizing images or gobos created with any standard printer and a transparency sheet. This technology allows you to project any image such as a corporate logo quickly and without cost, while also eliminating the entire gobo buying process, which was previously dependant on glass or metal patterns.
Reflection LEDko is one fixture that can virtually eliminate or significantly reduce all costs related to lamps, dimmers, scrollers, gel filters, heat, cabling, electricity and manpower. All LEDko series fixtures feature electronic 16-bit dimming, flicker-free operation with DMX controllable LED frequency from 500 to 5000 Hz and a bi-directional DMX512.
“This contest is open to lighting companies, end users, theaters, and pretty much anyone who uses advanced lighting packages and needs a major update,” Ernst says. To see the Reflection LEDko in person and learn more about the contest, interested parties can visit LED Source in booth No. 1660 at this year’s Live Design International (LDI) tradeshow and conference being held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. from Oct. 24 thru Oct. 30.
The LEDko Challenge closes at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Dec. 2, at which time no further submissions will be accepted. The top five video submissions most in need of a lighting upgrade will be announced on Dec. 8 at 9 a.m. EDT. The final five contestants’ videos will then be posted on the Facebook Reflection LEDko page for fans to vote on the winner in a one-week long poll. The winner will be announced on Dec. 15 at 9 a.m. EDT.
Founded in August 2005 by Marcel Fairbairn, LED Source® is a national and international supplier of LED lighting that specializes in full-scale evaluations and retrofits through its Retrofit
Division, in addition to providing consultation all the way through to supply on new projects within their Architectural and Entertainment Divisions. Additionally, the company launched a franchise program in October 2009 and expects to have a network of 150 franchise offices throughout North America within three years. For more information, please visit www.LEDsource.com or the company’s blog at http://getleducated.wordpress.com.