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Theatrelight Sales Manager Tony Bullock is retiring

Theatrelight's NZ/Australian Sales Manager Tony Bullock is retiring. Tony joined Theatrelight 25 years ago from TVNZ, and has been sales manager for New Zealand and Australia ever since. Tony would like to thank all his contacts in Theatre, Film and Television who he met over that quarter century. Tony will be greatly missed.

His position is being ably filled by Phillip Dexter who has been in love with the theatre lighting since he joined Theatrelight straight from from school in the late 1980's. In 1991 Phillip moved to the UK where his lighting career included stints at the Hampstead Theatre, the Royal College Of Music, and Covent Garden. For further details of Phillips experience see http://limeburner.co.nz/Biography.htm


 

Theatrelight introduces Contact 12

The Contact 12 provides remote control via DMX of switched power supplies for Moving Lights, LEDs, and any other appliance requiring reliable DMX controlled On/Off power.

For further details click here.

 


 

Theatrelight NZ introduces 1000 watt equivalent LED Worklights

The TL-FL1000 is a 100 watt LED floodlight housed in a rugged die cast case suitable for use as a interior work light or floodlight for theatres and general area lighting. Its major benefits over an equivalent floodlight using an incandescent bulb are the marked savings in power and maintenance costs. Measured at the same distance, the light from the FL1000 is more than a bare 1000 watt incandescent worklight, but with 10% of the power costs of the older type bulb .. For further details click here.


 

Theatrelight NZ introduces 8 way DMX splitter with screw-terminal option

Theatrelight NZ introduces 8 way DMX splitter with screw-terminal option In response to customer requests, Theatrelight NZ have introduced their well known 8 way DMX splitters with screw terminal outputs. For further details click here.


 

Theatrelight NZ introduces Wireless DMX Transmitters and Receiver

 

In response to customer requests, Theatrelight NZ have introduced a range of wireless DMX transmitters and receivers housed in the same rugged mount-anywhere case as used in our popular SP4 DMX splitters and ED2 and DE2 Artnet- DMX units.

Both Lumen Radio (CRDMX tm) and Wireless Solutions (W-DMX tm) models are available to suit customers with stock based on either manufacturer. 

For further details about these standards see
Lumen Radio: http://www.lumenradio.com
Wireless Solutions: http://www.wirelessdmx.com

For further details click here.


LDR Luminaires now in stock!

Come by our showroom to test out this exciting new range of products.

Theatrelight appointed NZ distributor for LDR Luminaires

Theatrelight is pleased to announce they have been appointed sole NZ agent for LDR of Italy. Luci della Ribalta, or LDR as it is known around the world, started business in 1997 with the aim of providing the theatre lighting market with high quality yet affordable luminaires.


Theatrelight announces ROHS capability

Theatrelight is pleased to announce that it can now manufacture any of the products in its range to be ROHS compliant. Please contact us should you wish to take advantage of this capability. New distributor enquiries from countries in which ROHS is a requirement are welcome.


New Product Announcement: DB-Pack

Theatrelight's DB-Pack is a 19 iinck rack mount power distribution power supply for LED luminaires, moving lights, and other inductive and capactive loads which need manually switched power.

More details HERE


NovaLink now in stock

Theatrelight's new NovaLink control panels are now in stock. The NovaLink 24 patches 24 channels to 512 DMX Channels, while the Novalink 36 patches 36 channels to 1024 DMX channels. Both boards are ideal for controlling the many DMX channels used by LED luminaires.

More details HERE


Theatrelight announces new distributor for Indonesia

Theatrelight is pleased to announce the appointment of PT Monalisa Tunggal Jaya of Jakarta as an authorised Theatrelight distributor for Indonesia.

Contact details HERE


Theatrelight appointed NZ distributor for Altair Wireless Communication products

Theatrelight is proud to be appointed the New Zealand distributor for Altair Wireless Talkback products.

Altair offers a cost effective alternative in reliable wireless talkback communications for theatres, production companies, event, film and production crews. The new Digital Wireless Intercom systems are available in up to 4 or 8 wireless beltpack systems, which can be linked together to create larger systems. Being component based, you can start with a single Master Base Station and Wireless Beltpack, and add additional units as budgets permit.

Click HERE to see the range...

 

New Product: SwitchPack DMX

The SwitchPack DMX is a reliable DMX controlled mains power supply for LED luminaires, moving lights, and other inductive and capactive loads. It is available in three versions: SwitchPack 1210 (12 channels at 10 amps), SwitchPack 1220 (12 channels at 20 amps) and SwitchPack 630 (6 channels at 32 amps), with terminal or a selection of socket backs.

The standard 19 inch rackmount case contains either 6 or 12 Solid State Relays for remote switching of loads by DMX control. Solid state relays generate very little electromagnetic interference compared to hard switched Relay contacts.



Meteor Patch system introduced

The Meteor is now available with a matching hardpatch. The Meteor dimmer outlets are wired to 12 sockets with 24 Tapon plugs on flexible leads wired to DIN rail terminals. Another 3 sockets are included for permanent power. Each of these independent sockets is fitted with a power-live indicator, and supplied from its own MCB. Ideal for school halls and other smaller venues, this model is an efficient and economical method of patching permanent waylines to a number of wall-mounted dimmer packs. Click HERE to see the Meteor Patch system.


Meteor F Fluorescent Controller introduced

The Meteor F Fluorescent Controller converts DMX-512 signals to 12 outputs each of 0-10 volts DC. The 10 volt outputs can be used for dimming large scale fluorescent lighting installations, or to control Solid State Relays or other suitable devices. Each controller can typically control up to 1200 fluorescent fittings for energy efficient installations in theatre auditoriums, concert halls, museums, and other public areas. Click HERE to see the Meteor F Fluorescent Controller specifications.

 

Streaming ACN added to the ED2 Ethernet Receiver

ESTA's Streaming ACN protocol (sACN) has been added to the ED2 DMX-over-Ethernet receiver. The ED2 can now receive three standards of DMX-over-Ethernet packets: Art-Net, ShowNet and sACN. Click HERE to see the ED2 Receiver specifications and the matching DE2 DMX-over-Ethernet transmitter

 

 

Theatrelight at the PALME Beijing 2011 Show

Theatrelight recently attended the PALME exhibition in Beijing. This is one of Asia's most important lighting and sound show and attracted a lot of attention. Products exhibited included the Tourmaster, the PID II Plug-in Dimmer cabinet, and the new DMX over Ethernet transmitter/receiver units, the DE2 and ED2.


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Theatrelight takes on distribution of Altair Wireless Communication products

Theatrelight is proud to be the New Zealand distributor for Altair Wireless Talkback products.

Altair offers a cost effective alternative in reliable wireless talkback communications for theatres, production companies, event, film and production crews.

The new Digital Wireless Intercom systems are available in up to 4 or 8 wireless beltpack systems, and can be linked together to create larger systems. Being component based, you can start with a single Master Base Station and Wireless Beltpack, and add additional units as budgets permit.

Click HERE to see the range...

 

 

 

Theatrelight PID II finalist in NZ Hi-Tech Awards

The Theatrelight PID II has made it to the finals in New Zealand Hi-Tech Award in the Dell Innovative Hardware Product category. Click HERE to find out more about the PID II Plug-in Dimmer Rack


 

DMX over Ethernet for PID II

Theatrelight can now fit its PID II plug-in dimmer cabinets with ArtNet compatible DMX over Ethernet receivers. Shownet capability will also be available shortly.

 

Theatrelight in Vietnam

Theatrelight recently attended the PALME exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). This was Vietnam's first international lighting and sound show and attracted a lot of attention. Products exhibited included the Tourmaster, and the PID II Plug-in Dimmer cabinet.

Following the exhibition, Theatrelight is pleased to announce ITCSTAR of Hanoi as a distributor for Vietnam. Further details are on the agents page.

 



Managers Sandy and Jenny Gao from Theatrelight's Zhongshan factory together with Verran, our helpful Vietnamese translator.

 



Rex Gilfillan explains the operation of a 60 channel version of the PID II Plug-in Dimmer cabinet. The same size cabinet, if fitted fitted with 4 channel modules, provides a very compact installation of 120 channels of ten amp dimmers.

 

Reviews
Read the review of the Cuemaster II from CX Magazine here.

 

New Products
New products include the PID II - a plug-in dimmer for TV Studios and professional theatres, and the Tourmaster 24 and 48 - lightweight touring dimmer cabinets available in 24 and 48 channels.

The Quasar is now available in a wall-mounting version for smaller enviromental lighting installations.

Backup to SD Card has now been added to Nova, Scenemaster, Cuemaster, Cuemaster II, and DMX Link control panels. 

 

Updated products
All our dimmer products now use SCRs for greater reliabity. Most of the dimmers now use an integrated Fan/SCR module with custom finned extrusions for better cooling and long-term reliablity. Models using this improved module include Tourmaster, Nebula, RackPack II, and RackPack I.

In addition most of our dimmers now use pulse transformers rather than opto-couplers to drive the SCRs — the new TL PT Drive system removes the previous minimum load requirement, allowing reliable control of small lamps and motors.

Also both the original Satellite and Comet have been updated with an easy to use LCD menu system replacing the previous set-up dip-switch.      

 

Re-introduced products
Following customer requests, we have re-introduced a version of our original, simple RackPack digital dimmer. In addition we have brought back the DMX to Analogue receiver in a new 24 channel format due to the need for DMX control of fluorescent ballasts, LED parcans, and for driving older analogue dimmer packs.