Meet the LightBlade

NBCUniversal brings you the latest innovation in LED production lighting, the NBCUniversal LightBlade. In partnership with Cineo Lighting, this new line of high performance lighting combines NBCUniversal's decades of production and broadcast experience with Cineo's award-winning proprietary technologies.

Lightblades
Lightblades

Individual light engines are the key component to the modular LED system that the Lightblade product line builds its foundation on. At 48 inches wide by 2 ½ inches deep, the individual Lightblades bring you both versatility and a low profile lighting option that can efficiently and discreetly light even the darkest and tightest corners of your set. The patented light blade engine provides users with the ability to put RGB color on reference quality white light in a single or laddered studio fixture. This type of technology is HSV - Hue Saturation Value - layering color on top of white light. This means that different shades, tints, and tones can be achieved easily without affecting the color hue, making for more faithful representations of a particular color on camera.

Specifications

Amp Draw: 0.5
Watts: 50
Kelvin Range:
2700K - 6500K
Height: 1.75"
Depth: 2.5"
Width: 48"
Weight: 2 lbs.

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LightBlade 1K
LightBlade 1K

Utilizing individual light blades in a 4’x4’ footprint, the LB1K is a sleek and powerful lighting tool that is as effective on location as it is on set. The 1K gets its name from its amperage draw but boasts an output comprable to larger HMI and incandescent fixtures. The LB1K features a user interface consisting of an intuitive control panel that guarantees ease of use - allowing users to achieve more complex and sophisticated lighting effects with the push of a button. The LB1K also features Cineo Zone Control, 10 zones within the fixture which can be independently controlled. Remote access is achieved via the integrated lumen radio using CRMX bidirectional wireless DMX/RDM. The LB1K also offers a fabric accessory solution which gives the user ultimate control and allows them to shape their light accordingly. 

Specifications

Amp Draw: 10
Watts: 1,000
Kelvin Range:
2700K - 6500K
Height: 61.5"
Depth: 9"
Width: 55"
Weight: 95 lbs.

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Ladder Light
Ladder Light

Building on the patent-pending NBCUniversal ladder light design, the Lightblade Ladder Light takes the next step in lighting evolution via the Cineo Lighting patent pending zone control feature, which gives users the ability to change color and intensity between LightBlades simultaneously, so mimicking movement and shadow within a single fixture is achievable. This allows users to creatively light specific parts of their backing without extensive manpower and set changes, thus cutting production costs and saving time during principal. This allows users to fine tune color to meet the specific background of a scene in real time, putting the ability to make your skies bluer, your grass greener and your sun brighter all at your programmer’s finger tips, thus offering tangible savings in post.

Specifications

Amp Draw: 6
Watts: 600
Kelvin Range:
2700K - 6500K
Height: 14'
Depth:8"
Width:48”
Weight: 65 lbs.

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About LightBlade
About LightBlade

There are three current LightBlade configurations now available for rental, the Lightblades stand-alone linear source, the LB1K, an integrated 4' x 4' soft source, and the LightBlade Ladder Light, which continues the familiar form factors of NBCUniversal's backdrop lighting system.

NBCUniversal LightBlade products are versatile, lightweight, silent and flicker-free. Each unit is built to endure the wear and tear of staging and production both on and off set. 

Highlights
Full Color Gamut
Full Color Gamut
Wireless DMX
Wireless DMX
Camera Sensitive
Camera Sensitive
Individual Diodes
Individual Diodes
Modular Design
Modular Design
60 Lumens per Watt
60 Lumens per Watt
Natural Light Simulation
Natural Light Simulation
Real Time Effects
Real Time Effects
Features
Cineo Zone Control

Simple, sleek modular design provides flexibility to use blades individually and to use the same light engine in larger format fixtures.  This modular design is vital to the Cineo patent pending Zone Control feature found exclusively in LightBlade products.  Zone Control offers users the ability to control pairs of blades autonomously of each other to bring a further degree of control to the entire fixture. 

Full Gamut, Five Color

Cineo Full Gamut Five Color (2700, 6500, Red, Green, Blue) LED chips allow users to create reference quality white light with the ability to overlay fully saturated color essentially eliminating the need for costly gels.  This process is in essence an extension to HSV in that it permits tunable CCT visible only to the camera.

Superior Color Rendering

Cineo has been widely recognized among the leaders in solid state lighting design for their superior color rendering, specifically in the R9 value. LightBlade will boast a 95 average CRI at 3200K & 5600K while maintaining a CRI over 96 in the R9 value.

Flicker Free

Each LightBlade has a 50W draw with an impressive punch of over 12 F/C at 10’ or approximately 60 lumens per watt.  Each blade is flicker free to 5,000 FPS.

Passive Cooling

The Lightblade offers a completely silent, passive cooling operation.

Cost Saving

In addition to energy savings, the ability to layer color on top of quality white light gives users the ability to digitally gel any color desired, saving money on costly gels and on the labor spent skinning gel frames. Users are guaranteed to save on valuable production time by making lighting scheme changes instantaneously, allowing DPs to explore creative options without the inconvenience and time involved in adjusting lighting instruments.

Technical Specs
Footcandles at 10 feet
About LightBlade
Lightblade Color Space
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CRI @ 3200K
About LightBlade
CRI @ 5600K
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Rental Location Availability
FilmMaker Production Services at Cinespace Chicago
2558 W. 16th Street , Loading Dock #4
Chicago, IL 60608
Phone: 773.542.1002
New Mexico Lighting and Grip at 1-25 Studios
9201 Pan American Fwy NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
Phone: 505.273.5801
FilmMaker Production Services at Tyler Perry Studios
2115 Sylvan Road
Atlanta, GA 30344
Phone: 404.450.1968

LightBlade is also available at all Manhattan Beach Studio Equipment Company Locations in the US, Canada and Europe.

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NBCUniversal LED Department Main Contacts
Brandon Rensvold
Project Manager, NBCUniversal LED Dept.
Brandon.Rensvold@nbcuni.com
Office: 818.777.1671
Mobile: 610.310.6048
Dennis Kelly
Sales & Marketing, NBCUniversal LED Dept.
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Office: 818.777.2909
Mobile: 818.568.6720
NBCUniversal Branch Managers
Chad Garcia
Branch Manager, Atlanta, Tyler Perry Studios
Chad.Garcia@nbcuni.com
Office: 404.450.1968
Mobile: 770.798.4900
Patrick Flanagan
branch manager, chicago
Patrick.Flanagan@nbcuni.com
Office: 678.628.1997
Mobile: 773.542.1002
Colin Pearman
branch manager, albuquerque
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Office: 505.506.6564
Mobile: 505.273.5801