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.
Full-spectrum light source with
no worries about flicker or heat generation If you want energy-efficient;
flicker-free capture and the world's most reliable, high-speed-light
source, Hive's Plasma lighting is the answer.
Operating at speeds well beyond the fastest LED lighting, Hive's
plasma bulbs cycles 450 million times-per-second which is well
beyond the frame rates currently possible with any high-speed
camera - with flicker being detected only at the equivalent of
225 million frames-per-second - as yet untested because no camera
can capture at that speed.
Hive’s lights generate far less heat than HMIs and Tungstens.
They do become warm, but can be touched without wearing gloves
and can be moved around while they are on.
Hive's lights deliver full-spectrum daylight, just as bright as
sunlight and without high energy consumption. Plasma is also very
efficient and can be plugged into a wall power point with several
of the Wasp models plugged into the same single wall outlet, producing
the equivalent amount of light as a 4KiloWatt HMI.
The small arc of a plasma bulb allows for extremely efficient
optics which means that the single plasma point source is perfect
for any long throw applications. If light is needed 2 or 200 metres
away, plasma’s fall-off is much more efficient than any
other light source.
With Hive’s Variable Colour Temp, their plasma bulbs can
track with the changing colour temperature of the sun from 4600K
– 7000K, while maintaining full-spectrum output and a CRI
above 98. But, unlike Tungsten lighting that has little to no
blue, or HMIs with no red, plasma’s spectrum, like the sun,
is able to render colour equally across the visible spectrum.
While no technology is completely indestructible, plasma bulbs
have become the choice in many mission-critical lighting applications
inside and outside. Hive's plasma bulbs are electrode-less, filament
free and unpressurized with an inert noble gas fill which results
in a vibration-, impact- and weather-resistant lamp. The bulb
will maintain high output and colour quality for 30,000 hours
of operation, and will produce light for 50,000.
Adept Turnkey Pty Ltd are "The Machine Vision and Imaging
Specialists" and distributor of Hive Lighting Machine Vision
products in Australia and New Zealand. To find out more about any
Hive Lighting or any other Machine Vision product, please call us
at Perth (08) 9242 5411 / Sydney (02) 9905 5551 / Melbourne (03) 9384
1775 or contact us
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