Burbank, California—October 5, 2023: Jagoteq will demonstrate a new concept in professional lighting. The brainchild of a top Hollywood rigging gaffer and a professional advertising photographer, the novel system is the first to utilize patent-pending technology to combine the powerful precision of lasers with the versatility and flexibility of fiber optic cable. The result is a next generation lighting tool that functions as both a professional illumination source and as a practical design element. Current uses include film, broadcast, and live production as well as effects, wet locations, neon and LED strip replacement, and wearables.
While standard fiber optic cable lacks the necessary color intensity for many professional lighting applications, Jagoteq engineers have solved the issue by harnessing the power of lasers. The new technology includes a compact and efficient Laser Module that features 3 individual laser engines in R, G, and B which unite to form a specified color. With the new system, users can achieve color saturation 3X times greater and 25% brighter than with LED ribbon.
Igniting the Laser Module illuminates Jagoteq’s 360° Side Emitting Fiber Optic (SEFO) cable. It is available in a choice of 1mm, 6mm, 8mm, or 12mm diameter, in standard lengths up to 32 feet. When more distance is desired, additional Laser Modules may be combined to extend the range up to 100-feet with minimal visible light loss.
Fully modular, this lighting alternative conforms to user needs and is intuitively controlled via DMX or local knobs and buttons on the Laser Module box. It features standard Kelvin presets as well as user customized settings. The Laser Module offers an infinite array of dial-in color options. Gaffer friendly, it operates off of standard AC mains, and integrates into traditional hardware and workflows. Brightness is 0-255 or 0%-100% and output is completely flicker-free.
The proprietary SEFO cable is flexible so it’s easy to install and safer to use because there is absolutely no heat or electrical transmission. Ideal for wet locations, it is fully submersible for use in pools, salt water or other liquids. Unlike LED ribbon, fiber optic cable can be reused indefinitely and when no longer needed can be 100% recycled.