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QolorFLEX® 5x8A Dimmer

City Theatrical's QolorFLEX® 5x8A Dimmers (P/N 5809) are designed to operate perfectly with City Theatrical’s QolorFLEX LED tape for professional use on Broadway, television and film, and architectural lighting installations.

The QolorFLEX 5x8A  Dimmer can control a full 40A of LED tape spread 8A each.  This allows the control of unique combinations of LED tape, such as QolorFLEX 5-in-1 LED Tape (five channels), RGBX tape (four channels), RGB tape (three channels), bi-color tape (two channels), and/or a single color tape (one channel) together in one unit. The dimmer can operate in both DMX or stand alone mode.

The QolorFLEX 5X8A Dimmer uses constant voltage technology to ensure consistent full range dimming, which is especially important at low end light levels. An easy-to-read onboard display and four-button user interface allows selection and control of six functions, including:

  1. Setting DMX addresses.
  2. Setting quantity of DMX channels.
  3. Selecting 8 or 16 bit output resolution.
  4. Setting PWM frequency (500Hz to 30KHz).
  5. Setting output dimming curve values for matching the dimming curves of other dimmers in use.
  6. Setting the device’s operating profile, and setting stand alone modes. 

The unit requires a separate power supply providing input voltage of 12-24VDC. The maximum current load per channel is 8A with a maximum device output of 40A.All QolorFLEX 5X8A Dimmers are RDM capable.

 

Description Part Number
   
QolorFLEX 5x8A Dimmer 5809

 

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Additional Information

City Theatrical Part Number: 
 5809


  
 Maximum Current per device:  40A
  
 Maximum load per output channel:  8A
  
 User Interface:  4 button, plus alpha/numeric display 
  
Output channels:  User selectable of one to five 
  
 Resolution:  User selectable- 8 bit or 16 bit 
  
 PWM Frequencies:  User selectable- 500Hz to 30KHz 
  
 Dimming Curves:  User selectable- 99 
  
 DMX Connections:  5-Pin XLR, RJ45, Screw Terminals
  
 RDM capable:  Yes
  
 Construction:  NEMA 1 IP 20 steel enclosure 
  
 Compliance:  CE, RoHS, FCC 
  
  
 Physical 
  
 Weight 0.85 lbs. (0.39 kg) 
  
 Dimensions 2.88" (73mm) W x 6.5" (165mm) L x 1.5" (38mm) H 


Title Description
.pdf QolorFLEX NuNeon, RGB and QolorFLEX 5x8A Dimmers in Das Rheingold’s Rainbow Bridge, presented at the Lobero Theatre produced by Opera Santa Barbara

Das Rheingold was the first opera to re-open to a live audience in California’s Central Coast region. Everyone involved in the production process was very excited and anxious to flex our muscles again. I was not entirely sure if all my design and production reflexes would respond, but just like riding a bicycle, we stepped right into our roles with enthusiasm. Crystal Manich, the show’s director, and I decided to stage the orchestra in view, with the singers, as a celebration of this reunion with the audience. This proved to be immensely cathartic, especially as the lighting engulfed the whole theater to form Das Rheingold’s climactic Rainbow Bridge.

QolorFLEX NuNeon was essential in the realization of this design. Since the Orchestra was staged on a series of risers, I decided to use QolorFLEX NuNeon to define and frame the negative space while bringing focus to the stage through a series of concentric portals. The lack of elaborate scenery was easily circumvented by the striking intensity, dynamic response, and color accuracy of QolorFLEX NuNeon, RGB which, with the help of a well designed LED lighting system, allowed us to create rich visual and emotional landscapes. QolorFLEX NuNeon’s ease of installation allowed us to keep our load-in to one day, with two days of prep. It was a huge advantage for this production.

.pdf Light Boxes and Podium Lighting at the Democratic National Convention 2020 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin “We chose the QolorFLEX 12v RGBCW LED Tape for the light boxes because it would work with our existing 12v custom dimmer assemblies and, more importantly, we had the confidence that it would be flicker-free and look great on camera.” - Philip Rheinheimer, Set Electrics Team Lead, PRG Scenic Technologies
.pdf QolorFLEX® LED Tape, RGBA, QolorFLEX 5x8A Dimmers, QolorFLEX NuNeon, WW and CW, and QolorFLEX 24x3A Dimmers at Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights at Yale University in New Haven, CT

As a production about light, the creative team sought to communicate light in different ways - as infinite and expansive, harsh when created by Doctor Faustus, and tangible and welcoming when “Marguerite Ida and Helena Annabel” finds herself in control in Act II.

Yale senior undergraduate student and lighting designer for the production Ryan Seffinger drafted wall-sized LED lightboxes to represent the more abstract design concept, in a style reminiscent of light installations by American artists James Turrell and Dan Flavin. To make these LED lightboxes come to life with amber colored light and mobility, he needed an LED tape solution that was bright, dimmable, and flexible. To create tangible-looking light, he sought a bright white LED linear lighting solution that could be folded easy into shapes.

City Theatrical’s QolorFLEX RGBA LED Tape controlled by QolorFLEX 5x8A Dimmers was selected for the lightboxes, setting the abstract space for each scene by changing orientation and color. QolorFLEX NuNeon, controlled by QolorFLEX 24x3A Dimmers to create a pulsing effect, was folded into rounded rectangles and suspended midair to create a bold, linear look.

.pdf QolorFLEX LED Tape, QolorFLEX 5x8A Dimmers, and Connect 10s at ESPN Studio Y in Bristol, CT

the back wall, behind the performers on stage. We wanted a bright neon sign that could change color, and be able to tour with the show. QolorFLEX NuNeon gives us what we wanted and needed – something bright, and colorful, with the flexibility and durability to last through our upcoming tour. We can have the sign stand out, or recede, based on similar or contrasting light color of the back wall. It is super bright, and really pops when we want it to. It gives us many layers of options.

Ben Jacobson, Project Manager, Mystic Scenic Studios

.pdf QolorFLEX 5-in-1 LED Tape and QolorFLEX NuNeon on Set at Netflix’s The Breakwith Michelle Wolf in New York, NY “[QolorFLEX NuNeon] provided a punctuated ‘zing’ of light on areas we wanted to accent. [QolorFLEX 5-in-1 LED Tape] helped us express a soft depth in our design.” - Tom Lenz, Principal/Partner, 513
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