Said SGM CEO Peter Johansen, “We had planned to keep the unique features of this world-beating Profile Spot firmly under wraps until Frankfurt — but word got out and it quickly went viral. Of all the years I have been in the industry since setting up Martin Professional, I have never been associated with a product that has caused such a buzz of anticipation.”
Even though the IP65-rated LED G-Spot wasn’t seen publically until Prolight+Sound
2013, Frankfurt, SGM announced that they have been overwhelmed with advanced orders. After its launch the G-Spot was highlighted at PLASA 2013 and at LDI. Ahead of Prolight + Sound show 2014 the SGM G-Spot was nominated for a Prolight + Sound International Press Award (PIPA) 2014.
SGM’s R&D team rationalised that moving heads are becoming increasingly exposed to wet and humid conditions. This compromises the cooling effect, luminous intensity and projection quality, while the dirt and dust that accumulate inside quickly deteriorate gobos and lenses. And so they set about designing a solution. States Peter Johansen, “Because our sealed unit is sand-, dirt-, water- and dust-free, it is also maintenance free. And since it is based on our revolutionary P-5 technology, which includes the highest luminous output of an IP rated fixture, it is also the brightest.“
At the heart of the system is an 850W RGB LED module which - when run through SGM’s optical system - generates a light beam comparable to the brightest discharge lamps.
The G-Spot contains all the features a modern lighting designer would expect such as wide-angle ultra-fast linear 16bit zoom 1:5 (9° to 45°); dynamic CT Correction (2,500K to 10,000K); linear CTO (Colour Temperature Orange); linear CTB (Colour Temperature Blue); smooth colour mixing, plus fast colour-snaps or completely seamless fades; two independent rotating gobo wheels and two independent effect wheels: RFID interface; fast and accurate iris with built-in dynamic effects; high-speed and precise focus control for crisp beam quality or soft de-focused effects; 4-facet rotating prism for clear beam separation; soft, high-quality frost filter; high-speed strobe, with possibility to strobe between two or more colours at any speed; precision, fast, 16 bit 540° pan control and 270° tilt (with feedback).