Portman’s watercolours

Driven by a happy dynamic for two years now, the neo-retro projectors Portman enjoy a beautiful love rating bathed in the warmth of their halogen fixtures.

The reception of Dominik Zimakowski, the CEO of Portman, on his PL+S booth is as warm as his products’color temperature.

Sensitive to the energy impact, the young Polish creators of this brand were eager to eco-empower their products without distorting their concept nor design. After long months of research, they went for a LED “filament lookalike” lamp for their first projector refurbishing, to create the P1 Mini Led.

P1 Mini Led

The “vintage” design of the Portman projectors is embellished with the discreet touches of color provided by the RGBW LED modules reflected in the mirrors.

Despite a diminished size of twenty percent to fit harmoniously with this new LED source, they managed to keep a real tungsten/halogen feeling with all the benefit of a realization based LED.

The seven lamps arranged in a circle, within this typical housing, are three-watt “R7S lookalike” LED linear bulbs, at the very warm color temperature of 1800K, to give the impression of a traditional low-intensity dimmed lamp.
Behind each of these linear sources is, as always with Portman, a hammered mirror reflector, a precious element to give this unique honeycomb look, now embellished with RGBW LED strips to illuminate each color hexagon.
Power consumption is therefore ridiculously low, with less than 95 watts for the 8 kg P1 Mini Led. Black finish, equipped with choice of silver or gold reflectors, the latest offering of Portman will not confuse its faithful users.
The display on the back allows you to choose from the five DMX modes of the internal library, DMX In & amp; Out compatible RDM, optional Wireless DMX, the P1 Mini Led additionally offers several channels of macros to simplify programming.

First real deliveries have started this month, after a succesful launch at Prolight+Sound Frankfurt.

More information on the Portman Website.


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Text & photos: Tristan Szylobryt. Translation: Bruno P. Souchaud.

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