Light management within projects of professional lighting continues to evolve and Digimax is constantly committed to creating winning synergies with the best technologies on the market. In this context, Digimax is the LensVector™ official European distributor; this technology can digitally control the shape of light, without bulky mechanical moving bodies and interchangeable optics. Discover how to shape the beam directly from your mobile device, IoT platforms or modern control systems.
LensVector™ and Dynamic Beam Control: what's this about?
Dynamic Beam Control technology developed by LensVector™ enables beam management and is applied directly to the LensVector™ lens; through the digital control of liquid crystals it is no longer necessary to change optics or reflectors to create a new scene or to create drama and emotion.
Luminaires equipped with the innovative Digital Beam Control (DBC) technology are therefore equipped with variable optics, able to manage the beam angle via a digital input, without any mechanical system. The combination of Digimax know-how in the field of professional led lighting and the exclusive technology of the U.S. company, has led to the creation of solutions equipped with an optical system capable of dynamically varying the opening angle of the light cone. The transition from a concentrated SPOT type emission (approx. 10°) to a wide WIDE FLOOD (approx. 50°) is also smooth and gradual, offering maximum visual comfort.
How Digital Beam Control works?
The technology proposed by Digimax exploits the nature of liquid crystals, a material commonly used especially inside LCD displays. The liquid crystal molecules are elongated and naturally aligned in the same direction. The LensVector™ lens consists of two glass substrates separated by spacers and sealed to contain the liquid crystal material, essentially forming a sandwich of liquid crystals. When an electric field is applied to the lens, the liquid crystal molecules change orientation and cause the light passing through the lens to be refocused. LensVector™ technology therefore consists of flat lenses containing liquid crystal molecules whose orientation is controlled by an electric field capable of activating a light scattering process up to a maximum of 50°.
How to control LensVector technology™?
LensVector™ technology works with most light sources and can be combined with popular control systems such as 0-10V, DALI, DMX and Bluetooth; using the Casambi application, available for iOS and Android platforms, you can dim the light source, set the desired beam angle, create dynamic sets and vary the colour temperature. The reduced installation and maintenance time, combined with functionality in use make LensVector™ technology an added value for the manufacturer, the designer and, ultimately, for the end user.
The minimum requirements are easily provided by the LED drivers available on the market and through Dalcnet control electronics it is possible to manage the dimming, CCT tuning and power.
Which LensVector™ products are currently available?
Digimax currently offers two series of products:
- the S2F series which allows dynamic beam modelling between a 15° point and a 35° flood;
- the M2M series which allows a beam angle range of less than 10° and more than 50°. Both series are available with transparent openings of 35 mm, 48 mm and 65 mm.
Are there ready-made solutions?
Digimax offers ready-to-use solutions tested and guaranteed; the strategic partnerships signed with internationally renowned brands guarantee a wide and complete offer. From the COB LED Citizen to the dimmer LED Dalcnet, through the Casambi bluetooth control platform, then through the MechaTronix heatsinks and the driver LED Mean Well. With the LensVector™, Digimax aims to offer its customers a further point of development, once again raising the bar for professional lighting.