Digital Sputnik has officially launched its new Apollo 1 fixture on the crowd funding site Indiegogo. They are touting it as being lighter, brighter, and more intelligent than the DS1.
The APOLLO 1 is a compact-sized ultra-bright RGBW LED light that draws 100W. Digital Sputnik claims that it has an output of 32,000lx / 2973 fc at a distance of 1m / 3.28ft. What you need to be aware of is that the Apollo 1 has a very tight beam angle of 20 degrees.
The light consists of 16 high output RGBW LED’s, and the APOLLO 1 features Pixel/ Media mapping, full App control, and effects, all in a compact well-made housing.
The new app, can not only control the Apollo 1 but also other DS fixtures as well. The DS controller app is free and is available for iOS, Android, Windows & OSX.
Digital Sputnik has also included a user-friendly DMX controller with built-in DS Lighting System DMX modes. The app sends Art-Net protocol packets over a WiFi connection.
The light is Kelvin color temperature adjustable from 1500-10,000K. It uses a combination of passive and active cooling to keep the temperatures down.
The light can be powered via an external V-lock battery or mains power.
The system has been designed to be extremely modular so you can combine multiple APOLLO 1 fixtures to create larger arrays.
The light will also work with an optional Bowens mount adapter.
Digital Sputnik fixtures have been used on movies such as Dune, Alien, Star Wars, and Transformers. A lot of the development for the APOLLO 1 was based directly on what Digital Sputnik had learned from how their lights were being used on these productions.
Price & availability
The APOLLO 1 is now available to pre-order on Indiegogo. The APOLLO 1 varies in price depending on what you choose. Below are the options:
Prices start at $749 USD which represents an early bird saving of 50% of what the eventual retail price will be.
Below you can see what the eventual retail prices will be.
- APOLLO 1 Studio $1,499 USD (comes with an adjustable yoke, but no rear screen)
- APOLLO 1 Cinema $1,799 USD (comes with screen, buttons, and an adjustable yoke)
- APOLLO 1 Studio V-mount $1,599 USD (comes with an adjustable yoke and V-mount battery plate, but no rear screen)
- APOLLO 1 Cinema V-mount $1,899 USD (comes with screen, buttons, adjustable yoke, and V-mount battery plate).