Hive Lighting to Unveil Two New Plasma Production Lighting Products at NAB 2014


Hive Adds Bee Plasma Flood lights and Holographic Diffusing Polycarbonate Lenses to Line-Up of High-Output, Energy-Efficient Plasma Lighting Products

Last Updated: April 1, 2014 6:51 pm GMT
(Las Vegas, Nevada--April 1, 2014) At the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas, Hive Lighting will showcase two of their latest innovations in plasma production lighting: the Bee Plasma Flood light and Holographic Diffusing Polycarbonate (HDP) lenses. Hive will exhibit these new products alongside their entire line of high-output, energy-efficient plasma lighting solutions from April 7-10, 2014 at booth #C11728 in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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 – including the Hornet Plasma Fresnel, Wasp Plasma Par, Killer Plasma Maxi, and the Source Four® Drone Retrofit Kit – 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.

Bee Plasma Flood
The Bee Plasma Flood is Hive Lighting’s first “open face”-style lighting solution. Using only 276 watts, it produces virtually no heat in the beam, while still delivering high-quality output that is comparable to any conventional fixture. This versatile unit weighs only 10 pounds, so it is both easily transportable and simple to set up and breakdown on-the-go.

The Bee has a 100 degree field, with a unique reflector system that creates a bell curve of output distribution. The majority of the light is focused in the center 50 degrees before evenly tapering to a full 100 degree flood. The result is a flood light that can throw great distances, cast a sharp single shadow, and also function as a panel.

Retailing for under $2,500 USD, the Bee is the most cost-effective, low-power, and high-output lamp on the market, providing all the benefits of Hive’s plasma technology to an even wider marketplace.

Technical Specifications:
  • 5600K

  • 276 Watts

  • 100 degree flood

  • 170mm (6 5/8”) accessories

  • 10 pounds

  • 10,000 hour bulb life

  • Flicker Free (up to 225,000,000 fps)

Holographic Diffusing Polycarbonate Lenses
The Holographic Diffusing Polycarbonate (HDP) lenses offer high-quality diffusion in a lightweight, durable body for Hive’s Plasma Par and Maxi systems. The HDP lenses are crafted from a rigid polycarbonate that utilizes patented surface microstructures to homogenize and shape light effectively. The resulting diffusion is identical to traditional glass lenses, but from a lens that will not break or shatter, is a fraction of the weight, and transmits 20-40% more light than their glass counterparts. A four-lens set of HDP lenses will retail for $231 offering a rugged, durable solution for lighting professionals.

Technical Specifications:
  • 4 lens set, including 10 degree spot, 15 x 30 degree medium, 10 x 40 degree wide, 50 degree super wide

Hive Lighting manufactures high-output, energy-efficient plasma lights for Film, TV, Digital, and Sports production, as well as live events and photography. All of Hive’s lamps use 50% to 90% less energy than conventional studio fixtures and feature a single point universal orientation Plasma source that lasts 10,000+ hours, is flicker-free, and produces full, even spectrum daylight balanced light with a CRI of 94. At Hive, light comes first, so you can save energy without sacrificing light output or color quality. For more information, visit Hive Lighting on the web at, on Facebook at, and on Twitter and Instagram @HiveLighting.


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