Volt Lites, Inc. of Burbank, California has taken delivery of a complement of Ayrton Ghibli™ and Mistral™TC fixtures, expanding its lighting roster with its first-ever Ayrton purchases. Ayrton is exclusively distributed in North America by ACT Lighting, Inc. Helmed by co-founders Harrison Lippman and Matthew Shimamoto, Volt Lites is a lighting production shop for the greater LA rental community and a wider national clientele.
“Both the Ghibli and Mistral-TC are exquisite LED profiles that hit all the marks and complement each other,” says Lippman. “The Ayrton line has really impressed us, and we’re excited to get the new fixtures into our clients’ hands: Volt Lites is one of the first companies to offer Mistral-TC in the US. The fact that ACT Lighting added Ayrton to their line card means we’ve been able to add Ayrton fixtures to our inventory.”
Ghibli is Ayrton’s first LED spot luminaire with a factory-equipped framing system. Ghibli delivers a light output of 23,000 lumens in a highly compact format. Its proprietary optical system produces an extremely uniform fat beam with no hot spot. Ghibli’s selection of gobos and colours was made in collaboration with lighting designers to meet the needs of the entertainment industry.
Shimamoto sees Ghibli as “a new workhorse for our growing line of spot and profile fixtures. The Ghibli produces bright vivid colours, has a flat, even field for key light and razor sharp optics for mid-air projection. This allows for the light to play a variety of roles. I also love how quiet they are for our more sensitive environments.”
The Ghibli’s factory-equipped framing system is another plus, according to Lippman. “Clients have come to expect shuttering capabilities, and it’s very challenging when a fixture does not offer framing shutters.”
Mistral-TC is a new versatile and fully-equipped LED spot luminaire designed for applications requiring perfect colour reproduction. The ultra-compact fixture has an entirely new LED module using a monochromatic light source calibrated at 7,000K with a native colour rendering index greater than 90 and extremely high TM30 readings, which enables Mistral-TC to produce more than 14,000 lumens. Its optics achieve an extremely uniform flat beam that can render images perfectly in all conditions and at any beam angle.
He finds Mistral-TC to be “a superior, compact LED profile with a very similar range of functions as its big brother, the Ghibli. I like the form factor, the output and the light quality as well as its close-to-silent operation.”
“They are the perfect solution for our clients’ needs when a small, light-weight, high-output fixture body is required,” adds Shimamoto.
Both fixtures have already been in demand by Volt Lite customers. “The Ghiblis are very popular for film, commercials and live television while the Mistral-TCs are starting to go out on all types of live events and corporate projects,” Lippman reports.
More information on Ghibli™ and Mistral™-TC and Ayrton’s extensive portfolio of LED fixtures can be found at www.ayrton.eu