i-Pix launches the first in a new line of LED Pixel Matrix fixtures – the Matrix 25 (M25) – a super high powered 5 x 5 LED unit that delivers real punch with a dynamic ‘daylight visible’ array of colours and multiple other features.
The i-Pix Matrix 25 is a true multi-tasking lightsource. It can be highly effectively used as a low-resolution video wall or become a powerful, map-able array of LEDs in a wash device that is capable of arena scale illumination.
It utilises homogenized 8° optics spaced at 150 mm / 6” centres, coupled to 25 super-bright 40 Watt RGB and daylight white light engines – ensuring that users get the most out of their pixels. All this and it is also flexible enough to be used as a very smooth wash lightsource with no hotspots.
The product has been developed in response to the growing demand by creative, visual and scenic designers to be able to integrate easily map-able digital lightsources into their work that can be programmed to produce spectacular effects
The i-Pix M25 is feature packed and includes an exceptionally smooth dimmer response / curve, with an 8-bit feed input re-scaled to 32-bit internally.
Tungsten behaviour can also be emulated, allowing real time adjustment from the instantaneous reaction of LEDs to a smoother decay together with the yellowing effect experienced, common with tungsten sources. The upside being that one particular ‘look’ no longer requires a lot of power to run.
Fantastic strobe patterns can be created on the M25, taking the whole idea of strobing LEDs into a new dimension.
A series of internal patterns and chases will help with quick setups when time is tight, and RDM is enabled on the fixture for the remote setup of all its operating modes, DMX addresses and fixture feedback facilities.
Onboard Ethernet input reflects the growing everyday use of protocols like ArtNet and the integration of complex digital lightsources into large control networks.
The LEDs used on the M25 can also be ‘power tuned’ to match the appearance of older LED fixtures. As intensities rise in the newest LED technologies and their responses change, these fixtures can be notched back to match, offering continuity with older devices and an ideal solution with any cross hiring imbalances!
The fully weatherproofed design can withstand a serious bout of ‘front truss rain bombardment’ – a situation familiar to anyone involved in festivals or outdoor shows. As with all i-Pix products, the fixtures are rigorously and robustly engineered to the highest standards and geared to the demanding environments of touring and live events.
The five vertical battens in the M25 can be pivoted for wider beam dispersion if needed, and they also slide backwards and forwards for convex or concave positioning. Rigging the fixture is easy with quarter turn connections.
A carefully designed range of rigging options assist easier floor mounting, side mounting, or vertically rigged. Indoors or out, we have the right accessories to quickly deploy and strike the M25.
Multiple M25 fixtures can also be rigged to resemble an LED mesh surface offering the transparency to be able to position lights behind that blast light beams through producing additional effects, ‘eye candy’ and depth.
The beam angle can also be adjusted from its native 8° to wider conical or elongated beam options using clip-on holographic beam shaping ‘caps’.
Using reliable solid state digital colour mixing technology, the M25 offers both video and lighting designers a truly interdisciplinary convergence product that is the start of a revolution imagineered to produce anything from full-on retinal onslaught to a delicate ephemeral glow!
i-Pix is an independent company based near Manchester, UK, founded six years ago by lighting designers with an eye for quality. Our purpose built R ‘n’ D and production facility is tailored to suit our clients’ needs for well-engineered and robustly built products, designed to withstand the rigours of touring worldwide for many years.
i-Pix has an innovative track record of industry ‘firsts’ including the introduction of high powered light engines and homogenised optics. We provide energy conscious lighting designers with dynamic lighting tools that consume less energy and offer a viable alternative to more power hungry.
About White Light
With over 40 years experience in lighting technology, London, UK based White Light provides a global stockholding of the entire i-Pix range. Their locality, expertise and dedicated customer support ensures that the international distributors handling the i-Pix brand have stock available to meet all project deadlines. An experienced sales team provides full support in the UK and Ireland.