Dallas – Vari-Lite, a Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) entertainment lighting brand, has announced the Leko® LED Outdoor Profile, an IP65-rated version of the popular Leko®. The new weather-ready profile luminaire is available in both a full color version featuring RGBALC color mixing, as well as a higher output white version. The Leko LED Outdoor is part of a full range of theatrical luminaires announced today.
“The Leko LED Outdoor Profile is a modern successor to the iconic Strand Leko, but in a sturdy IP65 housing built to withstand the elements,” explains Martin Palmer, Senior Product Manager, Var-Lite and Strand Luminaires at Signify. “Designed to take the performance outside no matter the weather, the fixture strikes the ideal balance of color quality and output, making it perfect for a variety of outdoor performance and architainment applications.”
Like the standard Leko LED Profile fixture that was also announced today, the full color version of the new Leko Outdoor Profile uses the RGBALC (red, green, blue, amber, lime and cyan) color mixing system first seen on the recently announced Vari-Lite VL5LED WASH. With the addition of the innovative SmartColor Control system, designers can use RGBALC color mixing to achieve the deep colors they would normally obtain with gels, all while using traditional CYM + CTO controls. To compliment the full color version, a high output cold white (5600K) version of the Leko Outdoor Profile is also available. This white-only version is optimized to give even greater power for long distance projection applications.
To simplify the use of the Leko Outdoor in permanent outside installations, the profile includes an onboard motorized zoom and focus. The zoom has a range of 18° to 30°, and the zoom and focus can be adjusted both manually or via DMX. The Leko LED Outdoor also includes a four-shutter framing system, and an optional rotating/indexable gobo rotator is available as well.
“The Leko LED Outdoor Profile has been designed carefully with the unique challenges of outdoor applications in mind,” adds Palmer. “We worked hand-in-hand with designers in these markets and are offering a fixture that specifically meets their needs, rather than simply placing our Leko LED fixture in an IP-rated housing. We are excited by the feedback we’ve received from these designers, and we look forward to the innovative lighting designs we are sure will come using the new Leko Outdoor Profile.”
The new Strand luminaires will be available in May.