Peter Plesner, Owner and Founder of BB&S Lighting, answers questions regarding the upcoming IBC 2018 show and what attendees can expect to see from BB&S Lighting.
Q What are you showcasing at IBC this year?
A IBC will mark the worldwide debut of the new BB&S CBL 1 Compact Beamlight, which provides a breakthrough in powerful cost-effective lighting for studios, stages and architectural uses. Although they have a tiny 5.5” footprint, these powerhouses draw just 40W yet produce up to 4000-lumen output at 97 CRI. We’re also featuring new versions of our Area 48 soft lighting fixtures.
Q Why do you exhibit at IBC?
A We are mainly exhibiting at IBC in order to see our worldwide dealers and their clients, and to explain the technological advances we have come up with over the past year. Should some newcomers drop by, it is great.
Q What are you most looking forward to?
A Getting these new prototype products out the door! Once we get to the show, we can cruise the exhibit halls to see what is new in the lighting world and chit-chat with industry friends in the relaxed atmosphere that you only get in Amsterdam. It’s a great place to get international feedback from folks who are actually using our gear or those who have with-lists they want to discuss.
Q What do you hope everyone will be talking about after the show?
A We think there will be a lot of buzz about our Compact Beamlights because they are really a new category for LED lighting. It’s a big output light in a tiny can with low draw that can be combined to illuminate almost anything while maintaining a solid 97 CRI. Most other fixtures produce a much wider and less defined beam while the CBL 1 ouputs a harder, shadow rendering beam with 100% center fading to 50% at the edges, so it is ideal for mixing and overlapping with other lights. It also eliminates the issue of annoying blinding glare, often found with other fixtures. While all the new panel lights tend to give a flatter look, Compact Beamlights can produce hard shadows so hopefully this can bring back more dramatic lighting.