At NAB 2022, Prolycht was showing Prototype Dedolight Modifiers for their Orion FS fixtures.
Back in December last year Prolycht and dedolight announced a new technology collaboration. This is a very interesting and potentially exciting partnership between two lighting companies that can now collaborate on new products. That collaboration is now starting to bear fruit and that was evident from what was on display at NAB 2022.
The first collaboration product is a Zoom Lens which has a range of 15-30 degrees. Prolycht claims that the zoom lens when it is set at 15 degrees is capable of producing an output of around 50,000 lux at a distance of 10′ / 3.3m when used on the Orion 300 FS. The trouble with just throwing any optical accessory onto a Bowens mount light is that it won’t be optimized for that particular COB emitter unless it was specifically designed to be used with that particular light. To get the best results, the optics need to be specifically made for the light you are using it on.
dedolight optics are renowned throughout the industry and this Zoom Lens should be capable of producing a very nice defined beam with no color fringing.
The Zoom Lens and an Orion 300 FS would be perfect to use with something like the Lightbridge CRLS systems.
The second prototype product Prolycht and dedolight were showing was a version of the DP400 projection lens which is already an existing product in the dedolight range. dedolight has taken the DP400 and modified it to work with the Orion 300 FS. Attachments like this are very versatile and can be used for a variety of lighting applications.
Prolycht already makes its own branded projection lens that is a lot more affordable, but the dedolight version is claimed to be 4x brighter. The dedolight version will probably retail for somewhere between $1,200-$1,400 USD.
The third prototype product on display was a Wide Angle Lens, that as its name suggests, is an attachment for the Orion 300 FS hat that helps to widen the beam spread of the light. The beam angle for this attachment is 80 degrees. It will also come with rotating and articulating barn doors so you shape the light.
It will also have the ability to be used between the Orion 300 FS and a Bowens mount accessory, so you could place it on the fixture and then use a softbox as well.
There is no current indication of when any of these prototypes will be finished and available as production versions.
If I was a betting man I would also say that we will be seeing dedolight lighting modifiers for the larger Orion 675 FS in the future.