Plasma combines the daylight balance and high output of HMIs with
the energy efficiency, reliability and durability of LEDs, but
exceeds both in colour rendering and spectrum. Plasma emitters
use a single point-source bulb, with no electrodes or filaments.
Instead, the quartz bulb is filled with a blend of noble gases
and metal salts to make an inert gas. When this gas is excited
it shifts its state of matter from gas to plasma, which results
in an incredibly powerful light source.
Hive’s Wasp 1000 is the most versatile and the brightest
light that can be plugged into any wall socket. It is five times
brighter than the Hive 250W lights. Two Wasp 1000s can be plugged
into a 240V 10 Amp circuit.
The Wasp 1000 has a full spectrum 98 CRI with daylight colour
temperature of 5600K and offers electronic dimming control from
full output down to 50%.
Like all Hive Lighting products, the Wasp 1000 is completely flicker
free at any frame rate, shutter angle or combination which makes
the WASP 1000 the perfect light for all slow-motion “high
Hive Lighting’s Wasp 1000 pairs a single-point source 1000W
plasma bulb with a mirror-coated parabolic reflector to create
a tight, powerful beam which is perfect for high output, long-throw
applications as well as being used with diffusion, soft boxes,
bounce cards and reflectors. Using just a single bulb, the Wasp
is a Par, a Leko Spot, a Maxi, fits four point and eight point
softboxes, photo umbrellas, traditional glass lenses and Hive’s
unique HDP lenses.
With output comparable to 1,800 watt and 2,500 watt HMI lights
or up to 10,000 watts of Tungsten, at fifty feet the Wasp 1000
provides an F16 at spot and an F4/5.6 at flood for a camera with
an 800 ISO.
The Wasp 1000 weighs only 10 kg in the head, uses standard 13.5”
accessories and has electronic dimming control.