It is safe to use on a standard U.S. 15amp circuit, requiring only 9.5amps. Two Wasp 1000s can be plugged into a 120V 20 Amp circuit. The Wasp 1000 has a full spectrum 98 CRI with daylight color temperature of 5600K. The Wasp 1000 offers electronic dimming control from full output down to 50%. Like all Hive Lighting products, the Wasp 1000 is completely flicker-free at any frame rate, shutter angle or combination, making it the perfect light for all slow-motion “high speed” production.
Hive Lighting’s Wasp 1000 pairs a single-point source 1000W PLASMA bulb with a mirror coated parabolic reflector to create a tight powerful beam, perfect for high output, long throw applications as well as being used with diffusion, soft boxes, bounce cards and reflectors. The Wasp 1000 has comparable output to 1,800 watt and 2,500 watt HMI lights or up to 10,000 watts of Tungsten. At fifty feet away, the Wasp 1000 provides an F16 at spot and an F4/5.6 at flood for a camera with an 800 ISO.
The Wasp 1000 weighs only 21.5 lbs. in the head, and uses standard 13.5” accessories. The Wasp 1000 has a dual “baby”
receiver / “junior” pin and can be used on stands with a 16mm
(5/8”) “baby” pin or a 28.5mm (1 1/8”) junior receiver.
Hive’s Plasma lighting is completely flicker free. Plasma is the world’s most reliable high-speed light source. The process of super heating the argon gas in each bulb requires cycles well beyond the frame rates currently possible with any high-speed camera. At 450Mhz, a plasma bulb cycles 450 million times per second, the equivalent of 225 million frames per second before any flicker could be detected. The fastest HMIs are usually cycling at 1000hz, or 450,000 times slower per second; even the fastest LEDs are only at 5000hz.
Hive’s plasma bulbs are electrode-less, filament free and unpressurized with an inert noble gas fill. The result is a vibration, impact and weather resistant lamp. The bulb will maintain high output and color quality for 30,000 hours of operation, and will produce light for 50,000. The electronics are rated for over 100,000 hours in IP65 conditions. While no technology is completely indestructible, plasma bulbs have become the go to choice in many mission critical lighting applications inside and outside the entertainment lighting world.
Just like sunlight plasma is bright. But Plasma is also very efficient, in fact as many as 7 Wasps can be plugged into a single wall socket (US: 120V, 20A). That produces the equivalent amount of light as a 4,000Watt Hmi, but plugged into the wall! The small arc of a plasma bulb allows for extremely efficient optics. This means that the single plasma point source is perfect for any long throw application. If you need light 5 or 500 feet away, plasma’s fall off is much more efficient than any other light source.
Plasma is sunlight. And just like the sun, plasma lights are full spectrum daylight with perfect color rendering. With Hive’s Variable Color Temp or VCT, Hives plasma bulbs can track with the changing color temperature of the sun from 4600K – 7000K while maintaining full spectrum output and a CRI above 98. But the key to Hive’s spectrum is unlike Tungsten with little to no blue or HMIs with no red, plasma’s spectrum like the sun is able to render color equally across the visible spectrum