At Cine Gear 2022, Eric Nasso talks with SUMOLIGHT about his new SUMOLASER, a daylight point-source designed for film and broadcast applications, live events and architecture.
SUMOLASER is based on a new class of laser emitters, which can place the perfect ray of light or project miles on a stage in the sky. Weighing in at just 10.8 pounds / 4.9 kg, this new fixture is capable of producing an output that can compete with a traditional 18kW HMI daylight source weighing more than ten times. The laser module is 8.03 x 7.65 x 7.56 ″ / 204 x 194 x 192mm (HxWxL), and the Yoke-Mount and Control Box, spigot, 7-engine module together measure 18.9 x 11.42 x 12.6 ″ (H x L) / 480 x 290 x 320 mm. The front of the module is 7.65 ″ / 194mm.
Each SUMOLASER contains a 7-engine laser module that produces a 2.6-degree beam angle that combines to form a rigid homogeneous beam. SUMOLIGHT has created its own unique optics for SUMOLASER.
If you combine multiple units, the width of the beam increases but the angle remains the same. This allows for greater output and a full, thicker pencil beam.
SUMOLIGHT quickly indicates that it is a light that is designed to be placed far away from your subject space. They say you probably don’t want to use it at a distance of less than 150 ′ / 45.7m because it can create some fun colors and there are better options on the market if light needs to be used at close distances.
SumoLazar seems to be a great light to use with systems like the Lightbridge CRLS reflector if you have to throw the light over a large distance and then bounce it to the other side.
The SUMOLASER has a constant color temperature of 5800 ° K and it produces 175W of power. It can measure 150,000 lux / 45,700 ft candles at 328-ft / 100 m.
SUMOLASER is a completely modular, distinctive unit that comes in convenient hexagonal form factor. Each fixture can be individually controlled via DMX or local touchscreen and they can also be created with custom combination patterns. The SUMOSNAP one-click quick-release connection allows multiple fixtures to be securely and easily combined to create larger, more powerful arrays. The fixture also uses a secure screw-free interface so you can mount ii on truss systems, standard junior pins and other grip hardware.
SUMOLASER IP65 is rated regardless of the conditions for security compliance so it is safe to use indoors or outdoors.
In many ways, SUMOLIGHT SUMOLASER is an overview of what might be possible under the track with the help of laser technology for lighting applications.
There is currently no definitive information about price or availability, but SUMOLIGHT has informed us that it will probably retail for $ 4,000 USD +.