When James Kent directed the post-war drama The Aftermath with Keira Knightley und Alexander Skarsgard, Academy-award winning German director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck shot his film Werk ohne Autor and Tom Tykwer’s DOP Frank Griebe was lensing the German TV series Babylon Berlin they all used the flexible LEDs lights from Hamburg-based company Carpetlight.
The high tech lighting products that come in five different sizes are woven into silver-coated material with an extremely low thickness of less than 10 mm and a surface weight as low as 1.000 grams per square meter. Thanks to the lightweight design the flexible LEDs can easily be carried but also arranged and suspended in multiple ways in order to solve difficult lighting scenarios. “We understand professionals need to have full flexibility when creating individual lighting setups to ensure perfect results in all situations”, says Götz Schmidt zur Nedden, Managing director of Carpetlight. “We are featuring a high CRI tuneable white reaching from 2800 K to over 5600 K. Powered by a PWM with constant current control for a combination ultra fine low light dimming and flicker-free rendering.”
The LEDs are convection cooled through a patented multilayer textile compound. The outer textile shell ensures maximum mechanical protection and also provides water and dust repellent properties. On the front side a spacer fabric enlarges and diffuses the light emitting area and most importantly protects the only hard: the LEDs. An additional optical fabric converts the circular light pattern to a linear form. The power supply can be operated remotely via DMX protocol to change the light intensity and color temperature – or manually directly at the unit. Any DC voltage between 12 and 36 Volts coming from batteries or AC/DC power supplies can be used to power the Carpetlight.
From November 1 to 4, the smart lighting products will be presented at the 2017 Paris Professional Lightening Convention that provides a platform for the latest developments in lighting design. “We are featuring a high CRI tuneable white reaching from 2800 K to over 5600 K”, says Götz Schmidt zur Nedden. Powered by a PWM with constant current control for a combination ultra fine low light dimming and flicker-free rendering. The LEDs are convection cooled through a patented multilayer textile compound. The outer textile shell ensures maximum mechanical protection and also provides water and dust repellent properties.
“Our product range features low weight down to 300 grams and a high luminous output up to 8000 lumen”, concludes the Carpetlight MD. For the use as a standard movie floodlight, the textile lamp is kept by an aluminium frame in a rectangular shape. Velcro fasteners and pins are used to fix various accessories. According to the requirements of the customers, Carpetlight offers different LED combinations, lower LED pitch, variations in fabrics as well the use of standard CC LED drivers.