Thursday, April 7, 2011
ETC Source Four Fresnel
I know, I know... Fresnels are outdated, clunky, inefficient, and whatnot. But, deep down inside, you have to admit they still hold a place in your heart. Which is why we still are using 30-40 year old fixtures alongside brand new Source Fours. USHIO had made some progress in modernizing the Fresnel by introducing a lamp that mimicked the intensity and color temperature of the HPL, but today a fresh breath of life has been breathed into the Fresnel. ETC announced that they are introducing the Source Four Fresnel, which will use the HPL lamp and a modernized glass version of the old Fresnel reflector. On ETC's promotional material for the fixture it states "Your lighting rig is now complete." I agree, no rig is complete without a few Fresnels. I don't know how long it will be before I see one of these, but I'm excited that they're finally available.