Research and Development

We are never completely happy with what can be bought off-the-shelf and always want to push the boundaries. That said, we are not in the habit of re-inventing the wheel, and are well aware that many commercial offerings are actually cheaper than something we could make for ourselves (all costs considered). So we use building blocks rather than going back to basics. Below is where our interests lie at the moment.

LED Video / stage lighting
Problem:- There are four distinct markets that are served separately with little overlap (probably for very good commercial reasons). 1). Domestic. 2) Industrial. 3). Stage / theatre and 4). Film. Each have different priorities and critical requirements.

Objectives:- To break down LED lighting into its component functional blocks and find a way of providing DMX controllable lighting that is suitable for combined film and stage use at an affordable price.

Components:- …appear to be 1) Conversion of DMX into PWM controlled power. 2). Find LED fixtures that can be PWM controlled without modification, and 3). Use the PWM signal to drive the fixtures.

Method:- Initial experiments are with industrial warehouse lights using a variable frequency high voltage AC input, and with 12v DC automotive lighting coupled to DMX ribbon light controllers (via a yet to be developed power booster).

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