What is the color temperature/CRI of the Solaris LED Flare?
Since the Flare is an RGBW fixture, CRI in a pure white sense is difficult to calculate because the RGBW emitters can effectively vary the white output in so many different ways.
The white LED in the Flare alone has a CRI of roughly 77, but add blue, red, and green into the mix and the CRI can rise above 90+.
The Flare has been real-world tested with a white balance/color chart on camera, and a vectorscope was used to measure and analyze the light output. By adjusting RGBW values, and creating a lighting console preset, the Flare was able to exactly match and balance to camera-white, and all of the RGB colors of the Flare directly aligned perfectly with the primary and secondary color points of the vectorscope. In the real world, this also made skin tones look very natural.
The CRI number of any RGBW fixture is very complicated because there are four different colors involved, and each color can be manipulated to 65,535 unique levels to achieve a desired color balance – be it warm or cool, or whatever the shot requires. Importantly, if the colors used match up to the vectorscope – and in this case it achieved a dead-on match – it means that the right LED engine colors have been used to aide this process!
The Flare has been extensively used in Live for TV applications including The Academy Awards, The Grammy Awards, CMT Awards, The Voice, and more.
We are confident that the Flare will meet and exceed the needs of the most demanding and color-accuracy dependent applications.
What's a Lobsterscope?
A LobsterScope is a classic piece of stage lighting equipment preceeding, but used like, a strobe light. It was simply a rotating disk with holes in it that was spun in front of a spotlight. It was often used in Vaudeville choreography as a stop-time effect to indicate the passage of time,,,or to imitate the flickering motion pictures of the silent era.