PLASMA LIGHTING FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

BROADCAST BOOTH & EVENT LIGHTING

  • 45-90% Energy Savings
  • 30,000 to 50,000-hour bulb lifetime
  • Lowest cost of ownership
  • High CRI (up to 95) natural light spectrum means better colours and detail for broadcast
  • 100% flicker free for slow motion anywhere

HIVE LIGHTING AT THE GOLDEN GLOBES

Since 2011, the Golden Globe Awards has chosen plasma as the key lighting choice for their needs. Photo and videographers are so impressed, they demand that plasma remain the choice for the awards show.

Plasma lighting at the anual Golden Globe Awards

SWITCH HIVE LIGHTS

500+ PRODUCTIONS HAVE EXPERIENCED SWITCH HIVE LIGHTS.

Companies that utilize Hive LightingUsed anywhere from Feature Films and TV to Music Videos, Commercials, Events & Digital Productions. Clients include: CSI, Parenthood, The Mentalist, True Blood, Sony, Fox, NBC, Paramount, Viacom, Nickelodeon, BMW, Lionsgate, HBO, Pepsi, Sprint, Electronic Arts, The Rotary Club, Heifer International, Good Magazine, Joss Whedon and hundreds more.Switch Lighting’s Hive Wasp Plasma Par is the most versatile light source that can be plugged into the wall. Using a single unique plasma bulb, a micro-star, the Wasp is a Par, a Leko Spot, a Maxi,  fits four point and eight point softboxes, photo umbrellas, traditional glass lenses, and Hive’s unique HDP lenses. Adjustable colour temperature between 4600K – 7000K CCT, easily powered with 90- 277VAC or 18-38VDC. Flicker-free, 10,000 hour bulb life, vibration and impact resistance, and capable of producing output equivalent of 400 Watt to 4000 Watt HMIs depending on accessories. This may be the last daylight fixture you ever need.

WASP PLASMA PAR

The Wasp Plasma Par has been redesigned to work in a modular, customizable system. Featuring a tight, powerful 10 degree beam, one Wasp Par can do the work of smaller HMIs on set. But for those who need brighter fixtures, the Pars can be easily combined into arrays, known as Hive Killer Maxis.

A 6-Light Killer Maxi, featuring the new Wasp Plasma Pars, produces an output equivalent to a 4000W HMI when plugged into a single wall socket. With each Par running o just 276 watts, it is possible to plug in as many as 12 lamps to standard house power without extra generators or cabling.

Each Wasp Plasma Par and Killer Maxi array features Switch Hive’s Daylight Dial, offering fully tuneable colour temperature (in Kelvin) from 4800K – 7000K. The Dial is calibrated to prevent any green/ magenta shift with virtually no dimming (<10%) and over the ability to shift all the way to a deep blue moonlight. The Daylight Dial allows the user to track the natural shift of the sun over the course of a day, as well as warm or cool a scene creatively without the use of gels.

For additional user flexibility, the Wasp Par can be combined with a variety of standard accessories, including lenses and soft-boxes. The Wasp Par is also compatible with ETC Source Four®  fixtures; a Source Four® barrel can be mounted directly on the front of the lamp to create a daylight “leko” spot with any bulb changes or building required. Retailing for $2,495 USD, the Wasp Plasma Par is the most cost effective, low-power, and high-output lamp on the market. Designed so professionals can save energy without sacrificing output or colour quality, whether on studios, stages, or in the field.

WASP PLASMA PAR TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

  • 5600K nominal daylight (fully tuneable from 4,800K-7,000K)
  • 276 Watts (~500 Watt Equivalent)
  • 10 degree spot w/ Spot, Medium, Wide, Super Wide lenses
  • 170mm (6 5/8”) accessories
  • 11.5 pounds
  • 10,000 hour bulb life

SWITCH SWARM

Switch offers brilliant, reliable, energy-efficient Plasma lights specifically for Stadiums, Arenas and Sports Field. The Switch Swarm Sports Lighting System is designed to support mission critical sports broadcasts and live sporting events, where failure is not an option. Under our Swarm Lighting System, spectators, broadcasters and players will all enjoy a brighter environment and your facilities will save money on energy, maintenance and air conditioning.

COMPARED TO METAL HALIDE LIGHTS, THE SWITCH SWARM OFFERS BENEFITS THAT INCLUDE

  • Unparalleled light quality
  • Increased light levels
  • >50% energy reduction
  • 5x longer lamp lifetime
  • Zero maintenance
  • 100% vibration and impact resistance
  • Flicker-free output (up to 225,000,000 fps)
  • Virtually no glare

Switch’s Swarm Fixtures also deliver more light than LEDs where it matters most, the field of play. With more fixtures lumens per watt than LEDs, Hive’s lights are more energy efficient, and Hive’s lights are less expensive than LEDs as well.

Switch’s Plasma technology, proven in the demanding television, film, and live event industries around the world, provides bright, beautiful light while saving you hundreds of thousands of dollars and contributing to your energy saving goals.

Switch Swarm APL vs. Leading LED

SWARM100 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

  • 90-94+ CRI (Full spectrum)
  • 500 Watts (~1000 Watt Equivalent)
  • 170mm
  • 25 lbs
  • 30,000+ hour bulb life
  • Flicker Free (up to 225,000,000 fps)
Download the Switch Advanced Lighting Entertainment Brochure