Defining the Angle Light Beam
It is incredibly difficult to describe a beam of light, especially if we are talking about color temperature, throw distance and intensity. But if we had to start by describing the look and feel of the Angle Light itself we would describe it as a Designers LED Spot Light. Small and well built, beautiful by design, pleasing warm-white light beam, with many ways to configure them for each venue and event. Not simply a pin-spot replacement, but a new type of LED highlight instrument.
As for the quality of light, and the way it projects light, here are some images we captured, along with some comments of interest that may help give you a better understanding of what the Angle Light does best.
For this first image we generated some haze in the air so you could see the structure of the beam. If there were any visual issues such as glare or uncontrolled light spill, haze would certainly expose these types of potential problems since you can see the beam passing through the air. Looking at this image, notice we were able to achieve something very special with the Angle Light... a narrow beam of light that has a beautiful soft edge without the typical flare/glare you would normally see from a soft edge fixture.
For this image a single Angle Light was mounted at a 40deg position above the table. The goal was to show the shape of the beam once it hits an object, but also the way in which it has a precisely tuned soft edge that comes to a visual end. This is very different than a beam that is simply diffused which would cause some light to spill 180deg wasting power and causing unwanted glare.
Now for a brighter more contrasty version of the above image...
Depending on what you intend to light, a narrow controlled beam is a good starting point. We can always spread the beam with our beam shaping diffusers, it was much more complex to make this type of exacting beam.
Amazing lighting designs are about balance. This image below demonstrates how the background color helps make the centerpiece visually pop, two opposite elements working together to create one scene. But one other aspect of this image to consider is the effect of uplighting on a space that does not include highlighting, and how the lack of highlighting effects how we see these important elements.
Uplighting alone can cause unintended light balance problems. The problem lies in the fact that you are lighting the edge of the room bright, while simaltaniously leaving the centerpiece, food stations, cards tables and even the dance floor without any light, making these areas appear, in comparison to the walls and ceiling, to be even darker to the eye than it normally would. Essentially, with uplighting alone you are creating silhouette's of all these great elements. With the Angle Light there is finally a wireless solution that can illuminate all these areas with warm beautiful light.
Imagine if the centerpiece was as dark as the chairs?
This image below demonstrates a few interesting things to check out. First, the glow on the drape is due to reflection of light off the table which is something to keep in mind when lighting events. If you are lighting 20-40 tables and your goal is to create a very dimly lit space then reflection of light off surfaces such as this can become an issue... that is why we made sure you could remotely dim each light.
A note about beam color....I have to admit it is impossible to show the color of light accurately in an image. Between the camera capturing it one way and the LCD monitor showing it another way... it is just plain impossible. So what you want to look at are the surrounding light sources such as the candles, lamps etc to get a feel for the true color of the beam. Since you are familiar with candle light or what a regular light bulb looks like you can judge other colors better. We would describe the Angle light beam as a warm-tone similar to a incandecent bulb dimmed to 50%, leaning ever so slightly toward the pink side of the spectrum. On my monitor this image below makes the beam look slightly more yellow than it really is. It is more of a pinkish warm-tone which was chosen due to its ability to look warm and pleasing, but still show colors such as the different hues you may see in a floral arrangement with depth and accuracy.
With the introduction of the wireless Angle Light System, it will finally allow many more events to incorporate highlighting as part of the design. It will not only be possible to add pin-spotting in spaces that normally would not be able to accommodate it, but you will find many new opportunities to offer proper highlighting on many other aspects of the event.
With this new innovation, you will soon realize that uplighting is a "wanted" element, but "highlighting" is both wanted and needed. Simply put... The Angle Light System is about to change everything... what we call a global shift of capability.