Photon Beard Illuminates IBC 2013 with “Square One”


Full spectrum, compact light panel offers new lighting capabilities.

Last Updated: July 4, 2013 5:38 pm GMT
(Amsterdam--July 4, 2013) Stand 11.D43: Photon Beard, the UK lighting solutions specialists for broadcast, film and video will introduce “Square One” to the international marketplace at IBC 2013.

Square One is exactly what it says on the box, a one-foot (30 cm) square fluorescent lighting panel that produces more light, more economically, than any other 1’x1’ fixture in the marketplace.

Photon Beard Managing Director Peter Daffarn, “Square One offers high quality light that is, importantly for broadcast and film applications, consistent. Add to that its high degree of portability ultra-low heat, Square One become a compelling light source for confined spaces. This is important because viewers increasingly want to get closer to the action in drama, news and sport, which means the lighting has to be immersive, flexible and cool. Square One personifies all three, especially the ‘cool’”.

The Square One panel includes eight 5/8” diameter fluorescent tubes that deliver the equivalent of 110W of balanced illumination, but at only 64W. What sets Square One further ahead of the pack is its consistent, predictable colour results with fewer of the spikes and spectral variations associated with LED fixtures.

Square One is also dimmable for maximum flexibility and can be powered either direct from AC power or for approximately one hour with a ‘V’ or 'Gold' mount camera battery.

Making its world debut at IBC is Photon Beard’s “Platinum Blonde”, a 1200W HMI in an open face format that is ideal for use as a bounce light, punching through windows or mounting on trailers for moving car shots.

Photon Beard will also feature a DMX-controlled “Non-Dim Switcher” designed to enable devices that only have standby modes to be remotely disconnected and, therefore, not drain valuable power resources when not in use.

Photon Beard is also introducing a new space light adapter for its class-leading Highlight 440 fluorescent lamps. The Highlight 440 offers the advantage of ultra-cool operation and provides highly stable colour temperature, irrespective of the required intensity.

A new cyclorama hood, also to augment the Highlight 440 range, enables the single fixture to be used to fully illuminate space up to six metres from top to bottom rather than require lighting specialists to source and position lighting fixtures for illumination from three separate angles.

For more information, see Photon Beard on Stand 11.D43 or visit


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