Dedolight, the Academy award-winning German lighting manufacturer, expands its own unique parallel beam lighting system Lightstream for Work with Reflected Light.
The new tools are parallel beam light fixtures and highly developed optical systems which function with Dedolight focusing lights that enable the cinematographers to light in extremely high efficiency. Lightstream system produces the character and the illusion of natural light coming from a very far distance, thus minimising the effect of the inverse square law.
The parallel beam adaptors are available for Dedolight classic and LED range, from the smallest DLED3 up to the DLH1200, the 1200W HMI light. This also augments the use of reflected light systems for the producer who does not have a lighting truck and a big staff but has to work with few people and transport everything in an estate car.
‘We have built a very special parallel beam light, a big one with super high efficiency, outstanding homogeneity within the beam and far reach’, says cinematographer and inventor Dedo Weigert. ‘This is a perfect light for drama production and it is being used already in many blockbuster films, like the future James Gray film ‘Ad Astra’ shot by Hoyte van Hoytema.’
Dedo adds: ‘Furthermore, we have developed some new optics for all our focusing lights, which were already recognized two times by the Oscar Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. We now have developed the so-called parallel beam intensifiers, which can be added to the front-end of the light fixtures. Some of these new developments of the parallel beam intensifiers give us up to 10 times the intensity in comparison to the intensity already reached in the spot position.‘
Lightstream parallel beam adaptors have been very carefully calculated to match the performance of the optical system and each of the focusing Dedolights.
Dedolight are renowned for providing some of the best optically designed lighting instruments currently available. Dedo products are used for lighting feature films, commercials, documentaries, television studios, still and DSLR work, and can be applied to almost all photographic applications where quality images are required. They are famous for their precise optics and versatile imaging accessories for extremely wide lighting applications.