Rosco Enhances Silk LED Soft Lights

Rosco Silk LED soft lights

Rosco Laboratories has upgraded its line of Silk LED soft lights, with a number of improvements based on user feedback designed to enhance working with the popular lighting solution. Among the highlights are wireless DMX control, greater control of output and color temperature, and an ergonomics update—knobs flush from the main control housing, a matte finish on the control housing and larger safety/rope hanging ports.

Here’s a quick snapshot from Rosco:

  • Two new DMX modes, including: DMX Master, which enables one Silk fixture to control others on set that share a common base address, and Wireless DMX via Lumen Radio technology.
  • DMX dimming is now possible in 8 bit or 16 bit mode, offering a multitude of smoother dimming options.
  • A choice of four dimming curves; Linear, Square Law, S-Curve, or Tungsten.
  • An increase to 50K resolution on the fixtures’ color temperature dial and 15K on the dimming dial result in finer tuning capabilities, greater accuracy on interim steps of color temperature and better resolution at low end dimming.
  • Improved ballistic interaction on the fixtures’ color temperature and dimming dials offers increased control and feedback.
  • A control lockout button that prevents settings from being disturbed unintentionally.
  • A new display panel featuring increased brightness and more contrast.
  • The units’ software can now be upgraded via USB, preventing the need for additional special equipment.

The Silk line includes the Silk 110, Silk 205, Silk 210 and Silk 305, with Rosco reporting that the Silk 220 and Silk 410 will be coming soon.

See the full press release below:

ROSCO ANNOUNCES UPGRADES TO POPULAR SILK LINE OF LED SOFT LIGHTS

New capabilities promise enhanced experience and performance

(Stamford, CT, USA) — Rosco Laboratories, a global leader in lighting and color technologies for the film and broadcast industries announced today several upgrades to its popular Silk line of LED soft lights.

“We’re very excited to share these improvements to our Silk line with the marketplace”, said Tracey Cosgrove, Rosco’s Senior Director of Products. “We listened to feedback from our loyal film and broadcast lighting customers and responded with a suite of new features. These product enhancements all focus on increased precision, control, greater overall functionality and ease of use – all of which our customers requested. Not only are these new features improvements over our original version of Silk, but they also surpass the offerings of other LED soft light fixture manufacturers.”

The newest versions of the Silk family of products maintain all of the qualities of the original Silk products, including pure, soft white light and high color fidelity. All Silk fixtures in the product line now feature new control options, including wireless DMX, as well as greater control of output and color temperature, and overall improvements to the units’ physical properties.

New Features include:

  • Two new DMX modes, including: DMX Master, which enables one Silk fixture to control others on set that share a common base address, and Wireless DMX via Lumen Radio technology.
  • DMX dimming is now possible in 8 bit or 16 bit mode, offering a multitude of smoother dimming options.
  • A choice of four dimming curves; Linear, Square Law, S-Curve, or Tungsten.
  • An increase to 50K resolution on the fixtures’ color temperature dial and 15K on the dimming dial result in finer tuning capabilities, greater accuracy on interim steps of color temperature and better resolution at low end dimming.
  • Improved ballistic interaction on the fixtures’ color temperature and dimming dials offers increased control and feedback.
  • A control lockout button that prevents settings from being disturbed unintentionally.
  • A new display panel featuring increased brightness and more contrast.
  • The units’ software can now be upgraded via USB, preventing the need for additional special equipment.

The physical look of the units has been enhanced as well, including knobs that are flush from the main control housing, a matte finish on the control housing, and larger safety/rope hanging ports.

Silk is currently available in a variety of sizes, including Silk 110, Silk 205, Silk 210, and Silk 305, and can be purchased through Rosco’s worldwide dealer network. Other variants including Silk 220 and Silk 410 will be coming soon.

For more information, visit http://www.rosco.com/silk.

About Rosco

Founded in 1910, Rosco is a leader in products for the architecture, entertainment, film & television, and photography industries. Best known for lighting filters, the company offers product lines in more than a dozen categories, including LED fixtures, dichroic glass filters, lighting effects equipment, fog and haze machines, flooring, green & blue screen paint and backdrops for film, television and broadcast. Rosco has been recognized with four Academy Awards® for the development of innovative products and systems for the production of feature films. Headquartered in Stamford, CT, Rosco maintains fully staffed businesses in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Spain and the United Kingdom. For more information about Rosco, visit http://www.rosco.com

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