BBS Intro’s New Modular Remote Phosphor LED Pipeline System Lighting
Posted on Apr 13, 2015 by Alex Fice
A bank of four of the new Pipeline LED modular system lights.
BBS takes remote phosphor LED technology a step ahead with a modular system in an all-new form factor. The light quality of this technology is produced when a white LED encapsulates a blue LED and a white phosphor – the LED excites the phosphor to produce the white light. BBS separates the two – an array of blue LEDs is placed behind a panel or tube coated in the phosphor, producing even illumination without the multiple light source issues of a panel of multiple white LEDs.
The Pipeline System provides soft projected light that is fully controllable and dimmable with no colour shift or flickering, and an ultra-high TLCI rating (the new colour fidelity Index). Whether installed in a multi-lamp reflector bank, or deployed stand-alone, Pipelines provide extremely pleasing soft light for modeling faces and illuminating backgrounds.
Pipeline features include low power draw, high light output (more than 1000 lumens per foot), 180-degree light dispersion, heatless and fan-less operation, long lamp life and optional wireless DMX 512 light control. The lamps, available in 3200K, 4300K and 5600K colour temperature output, can be used in a bi-colour arrangement mixing different colour temperature Pipes (lamps) to achieve mid-range colour temperatures.
The new Pipeline System offers a cylindrical form factor of 1” [25mm] diameter and lengths of 1’, 2’, 3’ and 4’ (305mm, 610mm, 914mm and 1219mm). Pipeline’s remote phosphor design provides a TLCI of 95+ in 5600K, 4300K, and 3200K. Unlike standard LED lighting where phosphor is applied directly onto the Light Emitting Diodes, BBS Pipes use a phosphor layer, positioned away from the LEDs, providing brighter, higher fidelity light emission.
The Pipeline Remote Phosphor LED System offers one, two and four Pipe reflector housings for each length. Pipes quickly snap into the housings via magnetic locks on each end. Control is provided by manual dimmers or wireless DMX. The optional Smart Control automatically senses individual color temperature. It operates up to 8 Pipes simultaneously and offers DMX 512 in and out and DC input.
With a low draw of 10 Watts per foot, the system may be powered from standard AC outlets 100-240V 50-60Hz or will work off of 14V DC batteries.