The MAC TW1 is a powerful, silent tungsten wash light with a clean, even, soft-edged beam, a motorized zoom, rich CMY color mixing and both internal and external electronic dimming.
Just like sunlight, an incandescent source is magnificent for highlighting skin tones or textiles, making it the preferred light source for television, theatre, film sets, fashion shows and corporate events.
The MAC TW1 brings to the stage and studio all the optical brilliance and feature quality of the MAC range with the warmth of tungsten halogen.
Full Spectrum CMY Color Mixing
The MAC TW1’s color mixing system delivers a multitude of vibrant colors from fully saturated deep hues to soft pastels. The system ensures a logical transition from any one color to another without distracting detours or unwanted colors.
The TW1 gives you the broadest, most evenly distributed spectrum of colors in one self-contained color mixing system. This means there is no need for complicated module changes or doubling up fixtures on the truss in order to achieve a total range of colors.
A twin lens zoom offers lighting designers the flexibility of working with different beam angles. The Martin zoom system ensures total control of the beam angle without compromising the quality of the light itself. The standard lens gives a variable field angle range of 19°-40° while an optional wide angle lens gives 90°-110°. A narrow angle lens will also be available.
Internal and External Dimming
Prepared for use with external dimming systems, the TW1 has also been fitted with an internal IGBT dimmer. This is advantageous for smaller productions not requiring external dimmer racks or off-stage fixture placement where dimmer cables can be cumbersome. When using external dimming, no power can reach the fixture's lamp before its safety features are activated.
In addition to the electronic dimming options, the MAC TW1 is also fitted with a mechanical dimmer. As this mechanical dimmer is independent of the lamp itself, the color temperature remains in balance throughout the dimming process. The mechanical shutter also gives you instant snaps to full or zero, and variable speed strobe effects.
The Science of Silence
Despite being the brightest 1200 W fixture in its class, the MAC TW1 is also exceptionally quiet. Less than 40dBA.
This is achievable through its cold-light reflector technology and a new, patent-pending silent cooling design, which traps the heat and silently dissipates it away from the back of the fixture.
The Edge of Beauty
The MAC TW1 has truly beautiful soft beam edges and an unquestionable uniformity in light and color output. This gives an even distribution across a projected surface and allows seamless overlapping of beams for large stage and set areas.
Convection cooling through a magnesium shell ensures the fixture has an extremely quiet operating noise level while also directing heat away from the stage or set.
The TW1 operates in three modes: Normal, Studio and Silent.
Selectable from your lighting desk, these control the speed of effects and mechanical movements for an even smoother, quieter performance. A convection cooling only setting is also available from the lighting desk.
Accurate and Quiet Movement
A precise pan and tilt system (540°/242°) gives measured and accurate movement - no matter how fast or slow, while Martin’s yoke technology ensures the quietest movement in its class.
Simple Lamp Replacement & Adjustment
A single-ended, quarter-turn lamp makes lamp replacement simple and fast, cutting down service and maintenance time. Three illuminated lamp indicators on the back of the fixture allow easy adjustment in the dark. The MAC TW1 can be fitted with a 230 V, 240 V or 115 V lamp as well as a new breed of 80 V lamp that offers a far superior output to traditional mains voltage lamps.
The Finer Details...
It is not only about bright, brilliant, colorful output, but also ensuring that service and day-to-day adjustments are straightforward and fast.
That is the philosophy behind all Martin luminaires, and in the MAC TW1 this objective comes into its own.
A clever modular design with multi-connectors for easy access, maintenance and cleaning reduces service time and cost of ownership. The fixture is prepared for a range of accessories such as barndoors, gel frames and top hats.
The Complete Global Package
The TW1 comes out of the box as a complete operating fixture. A full auto-sensing switch-mode power supply means one single fixture can be used all over the world without the need for external power boxes and cables that increase transport costs and hassles.