Passing the batten to a colourful Ovation
Continuing along the same track that it embarked upon with the Ovation E-910FC RGBA-Lime ellipsoidal, Chauvet Professional has introduced the Ovation B-2805FC and Ovation B-565FC battens to the figurative race. Both batten-style fixtures include the RGBA-Lime LED system of its ellipsoidal forefather, designed to produce vivid colours and bright whites. The lighting manufacturer states that these new fixtures ‘offer the broadest palette you can find in a batten style fixture’.
Due to their reportedly bright output, the B-2805FC and B-565FC can be employed as cyc lights or as washes on a large scale. They include a holographic filter that blends colours at their aperture, locking into place meaning that it can be configured in any orientation without slipping from position. A wide range of control options can be adopted with the fixtures, such as RDM, Art-Net, sACN and standard DMX, and these can control up to 10 sections individually. Programming the battens has also been designed for simplicity, with a Virtual Colour Wheel that has been developed to match Rosco gels and colour temperature presets.
The Ovation B-2805FC is a linear fixture with dimensions of 1,753mm x 210mm x 207mm, incorporating 280 8W LEDs. The Ovation B-565FC, meanwhile, is a smaller model at 355mm x 190mm x 207mm that features 56 8W LEDs. As the battens are LED-based fixtures, the manufacturer notes that the new Ovation models consume less energy, reduce heat emissions and result in lower maintenance costs.