JB Lighting Spot & Profile P12. The quintessence of versatility

The JB Lighting stand at Prolight+Sound 2019.

The German brand declines its powerful P18 as a Wash model here and completes its range of LED fixtures with the P12 Spot and P12 Profile proudly installed on their respective pods that punctuate its booth at Prolight + Sound.

The new P18 Wash comprises CMY+CTO color mixing and a nice collection of color temperature correctors.

Let’s start by the P18 Wash.
Globally speaking, it shares a lot of features with its Spot buddy, with a 1,000 W LED module in two versions: 7000K with CRI of 70 or 6000K with CRI exceeding 90. It also keeps the total closure framing system, the Frost filters and the dimensions are also exactly the same.
Notable differences include the replacement of the gobo wheels by an additional color wheel with 3 CTOs, 3 CTBs and a UV filter. The zoom range, also different, has its ranges between 13 and 65 °.

Let’s have a look now at the P12 Spot and P12 Profile.
These projectors designed for maximum versatility offer us a beautiful panel of functions.
At the back of the head comprises a 640 W LED source expected to deliver, at the output of the optical path, 25,000 lumens for the High Power version and 19,000 lumens for the High CRI model.

Heige Hoffmann, Product Development Manger at JB Lighting posing for the picture near the P12 for us.

On the side of the internal modules we find two indexable rotary gobo wheels, a CMY color mixing system complemented by an additional color wheel, a filter to raise the IRC and a linear CTO, and two progressive Frost filters as well, an iris and two rotating prisms. The built-in zoom boasts minimum and maximum values of 5.7 and 60 ° aperture.

Opening the lid, we discover the impressive cooling system of the 640 W LED engine fitted into the 2 versions of the P12.

The Profile version of the P12 is equipped with a set of 4 totally closing blades for its framing system, mounted on a module with a rotation of over a wide angle of 110°. The Spot sells its knives for a spinning animation wheel.
For their control, JB Lighting has made these projectors compatible with a multitude of protocols (DMX, Art-Net, sACN and even Kling Net …), the machine can also be connected in Wifi or even in Bluetooth!

Details of the motorized framing system of the P12 Profile, here we find German quality, almost watchmaking!

Last important points, the dimensions of the two versions of the P12 are identical, with the head tilted up these projectors reach 68 cm in height. Good performance in terms of weight since it does not exceed 23 kg.

Let’s end this up with the icing of the cake:
aware of proposing two machines with almost identical properties with the exception of the framing system module against animation wheel, JB Lighting tells us that the cassettes housing the blades or the animation wheel are interchangeable, to swap easily from Spot to Profile and vice-versa, a strong argument in favour of the integration of these references in the inventory of service/rental companies.

More information on the JB Lighting Website.


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Text & photos: Jérôme Boutié. Translation: Bruno P. Souchaud.

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