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on January 13, 2016 10:27 am EST
ETC Announces Source 4WRD LED White-Light Retrofit
Source 4WRD converts Source Four ellipsoidals from tungsten to LED in seconds, yielding a 70% savings in power usage.
Retrofitting all Source Four ellipsoidals currently in use could reportedly reduce the global carbon footprint by more than one billion pounds of CO2 per year.
“This non-destructive retrofit reuses 89% of the Source Four fixture and can be incorporated into an existing lighting system without any other upgrades."
—David Lincecum, Vice President of Marketing, ETC, Middleton, WI
Electronic Theatre Controls (ETC) with U.S. offices in Middleton, Wis., reports that the first true white-light LED retrofit for Source Four fixtures is now available. Source 4WRD Watt Reduction Device is an advancement for full-sized Source Four ellipsoidals, converting them from tungsten to LED in seconds, yielding a 70% savings in power usage, 73% reduction in heat output, and eliminating the need for replacement lamps, the company reports.
At only 155 watts, Source 4WRD LED is as bright as a 575W HPL extended-life lamp, with a 350% increase in efficacy while preserving all of the Source Four features the industry has come to depend on, according to ETC. The device also accepts two types of dimming control: DMX or line-dimming, making it a ideal option for new venues or integrating into an existing system.
ETC Source 4WRD LED Emitter
“This non-destructive retrofit reuses 89% of the Source Four fixture and can be incorporated into an existing lighting system without any other upgrades,” says David Lincecum, ETC’s vice president of marketing. “Source 4WRD allows venues to advance their inventory to LED efficiency at a price point where they otherwise would not have the opportunity.”
With more than 1.7 million Source Four ellipsoidals in use globally, the opportunities for “4WRD advancement” are bright. So much so that retrofitting them all could reduce the global carbon footprint by more than one billion pounds of CO2 per year, ETC reports.
The Source 4WRD LED 120V version is available now as either a retrofit or a full fixture at a special introductory price ($599 retrofit, $899 fixture) through June 30, 2016. After that, the normal price will be in effect ($699 retrofit, $999 full fixture). A 230V model will also be available in the near future.