Hive Lighting Unveils Redesigned Wasp Plasma Par at IBC and Cinec 2014

Hive Lighting announced today they have redesigned their flagship product, the Wasp Plasma Par, to make it more versatile, lightweight, and cost-effective, with the same high output and low power draw unique to Hive’s plasma lighting technology.

Hive will showcase the new Wasp Par for the first time at the 2014 IBC Show in Amsterdam and the 2014 Cinec Show in Munich.  Attendees will be able to touch and try Hive’s Wasp Par and Bee Flood at IBC from September 12-16, 2014 at the Dedo Weigert Film GmbH (Booth #11.E31 Hall 11) and at Cinec from September 21-23, 2014 at the Dedo Weigert Film GmbH (Booth #3-D10).

Los Angeles-based company Hive Lighting has quickly established themselves as leading innovators of plasma production lighting solutions since their start in 2011. The Hive family of products utilizes plasma lighting technology to run on 50% to 90% less energy than conventional studio fixtures.  Hive’s lamps use a single plasma source that produces flicker-free, full, even-spectrum, daylight-balanced light with a CRI of 94.  Each of Hive’s universal orientation bulbs last for 10,000+ hours and generate little-to-no heat.  Hive Lighting’s products are designed so professionals can save energy without sacrificing output or color quality, whether on studios, stages, or in the field.

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 off just 276 watts, it is possible to plug in as many as 12 lamps to house power without extra generators or cabling.

Each Wasp Plasma Par and Killer Maxi array features Hive’s Daylight Dial, offering fully tunable color temperature (in Kelvin) from 4800K – 7000K.  The Dial is calibrated to prevent any green/magenta shift with virtually no dimming (<10%) and offer 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.

Technical Specifications:  

  • 5600K nominal daylight (fully tunable from 4,800K-7,000K)
  • 276 Watts
  • 10 degree spot w/ Spot, Medium, Wide, Super Wide lenses
  • 170mm (6 5/8”) accessories
  • 11.5 pounds
  • 10,000 hour bulb life
  • Flicker Free (up to 225,000,000 fps)

Hive Lighting’s unique optical and electronic plasma technology captures the power of daylight for filmmakers and photographers in a single bulb.  While the technology may sound complicated, each Hive fixture is simple.  The product line is made from two basic building blocks: the BEE FLOOD and the WASP PAR, which allow you to create any kind of lighting effect possible.  All of Hives fixtures can be connected into arrays, combined with standard accessories, and feature built in color temperature controls, making them the most versatile daylight source ever created.  Based in Los Angeles, Hive Lighting products are designed so professionals can save energy without sacrificing output or color quality, whether on studios, stages, or in the field.

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