Hudson Spider Redback 36″ Octagon Parabolic LED Deluxe Kit
The Hudson Spider Redback 36″ Octagon Parabolic LED from Lightbulb Rentals is built around a 36″ diameter fixture that has eight hinged aluminum and steel arms can be formed into a parabolic shape with a total of 3456 closely-spaced LEDs that combine to create a soft continuous source. The 12 x 8″ cylinder has a color temperature with a wide range of 2600 to 6500K with a CRI of 95+ – an indicator of superior accuracy in color rendering. It can also be dimmed from 0 to 100% and while you can make these adjustments locally on the fixture, you can also do it remotely via onboard DMX from a console. In addition to softness, the Redback has a unique wrap-around quality, snappy contrast, and a crisp specular quality that some have called “magical” while most refer to it simply as a beauty light. For those requiring directional control and softness options this kit also includes a Redback Parabolic Reflector that includes a silver-interior Ultrabounce fitted cover, Magic Cloth diffuser, and full and 1/2 grid cloth diffusers. Also included are an IEC power cord, 24′ header cable, and a 5/8″ Baby pin with 3/8″ threads. The key to recreating the umbrella bounced light look with LEDs is to have them positioned closely together, spread evenly along the length of a parabolic-shaped armature, and focused outwards, not bounced, combining to create one attractive, continuous soft source. This phenomenon makes direct LED a viable alternative to bounced HMI or Tungsten. It all fits in the kit’s water and shockproof rolling case.