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Photon Beard

Manufacturer of lighting for image capture

LAUNCHED 2020

The Element tile140

Photon Beard have taken the best elements we can find in the industry and put them into our loved, tried and tested high quality housings to give you the best of all worlds. The result is a Strong yet Soft light that is Bright and Cool.

Housed within a metal shell with carefully designed ventilation to ensure that no fans are required we have added on a universal power supply and/or battery option to allow you to use this superb product anywhere.

Light output and colour temperature can be controlled locally on the back of the housing or via the built in DMX decoder.  A Zigbee wireless controller can operate multiple lights in 4 zones.

  • No fan

  • Universal Power supply 90/260V 50/60Hz

  • DMX as standard

  • Zigbee wireless remote as standard

  • Battery Option using V or Gold Mount

Our most popular lights

Highlight LED

The Photon Beard Highlight LED range takes the best available remote phosphor technology and combines it with a unique optical approach to give a punchy, full spectrum LED Luminaire with excellent CRI and TLCI in 3200K and 5600K variants. All models carry a five year warranty.

More info here

PB80

The PB80 uses remote phosphor to deliver superb quality of light for image capture uses.

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services

services

Services

Photon Beard products are individually hand-built to the highest standards in our factory just north of London, UK and we are proud of our reputation for excellence.

Photon Beard Ltd is a leading specialist manufacturer of lighting equipment known worldwide for their strength, reliability and versatility. All Photon Beard products are individually hand-built to the highest standards, as you would expect from a company that is proud of its reputation for excellence. Our products are in use around the world.
We are often contacted by people who have R.R. Beard products that are still working but may be in need of a service.  In many cases, we are able to assist with giving these products another lease of life.  We do not believe you should have to throw away a light simply because it is more than 30 years old! See more about the history of the company here
We are a company that listens to our customers and aims to provide an exceptional service.  If you have any suggestions to improve our products or you are having any problems with our products, we are always ready to hear from you.  Drop us an email and we will consider your comments.

Design Service

Every studio is different. Every customer needs different things from their studio. With our many years of experience, we are able to design the best lighting system for your requirements.

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Installation

Our installation services range from providing a full turn-key solution to simply writing some instructions in an email. Below are the normal ranges we offer.

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Webshop

Most of our customers require a whole studio lighting design service however if you just need a kit or light or 2, a control desk or a spare part our Webshop is an easy to access place to buy. We have been working hard to make all the options available so there is the ability to customise the exact light option you wish.

If you are new to specialised lights and get stuck please feel free to contact us for advice however small you feel the question is. We want you to be happy with your purchase and to buy whats right for you and your situation.

Design Service

With our many years of experience, we are able to design the best lighting system for your requirements. If you already have a set design in place, we can work with that to prepare the best range of equipment.  However, even if you just have a bare studio space but wish to equip it with a good range of lighting equipment for general use we can assist and advise.

There are many choices to be made such as type of suspension system, choice of curtains and how many of which colour, choice of luminaries, dimmers, size and complexity of control system and number of control channels and/or faders and not least, which accessories are useful and/or required?

Every studio is different. Every customer needs different things from their studio. With our experience, we can guide you along the complex path and you can be assured that we take pride in our reputation; if we consider a competitor's product is the correct choice, we will include this in our design.

Whether you contract us directly or work with one of our system integrators, we can assure you that your solution will be unique to your needs and fit around how you work. We can, of course, give some accurate costs based on studio size alone but this is only part of the story.  When we have the full details of your studio space including the dimensions - height is equally important as length and width - we can begin to prepare an estimate for your requirements.

If you have a set design then this is very good because we can work with that.  If you have a Lighting Director then even better - we can discuss with them the best solution. Please also remember that the sooner you get us involved, the better it is for your budget.  It is very common for architects and builders to only assume the ceiling needs to take a normal load so by the time you want to put a lighting grid in you have the extra expense of providing a sub-grid to take the load.  With our help, you can get it right from the start.

Installation

Our installation services range from providing a full turn-key solution to simply writing some instructions in an email. Below are the normal ranges we offer.

Full Turn-key package

From design to handover including: Electrical distribution system, cable size calculations, containment system, socket outlets, Lighting suspension system and any sub-grid required to safely handle the load distribution. Installation labour to complete the work safely and in accordance with the relevant International and local regulations. Commissioning of the entire system to ensure full and correct operation. Training in operation and maintenance (see note below regarding artistic training). Handover of completed system to the client. Alternatively you may simply require installation supervision for your local team. The most basic of our services is simply the provision of installation instructions.

Artistic training
As a manufacturer of lighting equipment for entertainment services we have a good understanding of how to use our products both from a technical and an artistic viewpoint. However, we are not working and experienced Lighting Directors or Directors of Photography and therefore we prefer to recommend an entertainment lighting professional who is experienced in your line of production to perform any artistic training you may desire. We do not charge for this service; our role will be to introduce you to each other and let you agree the rest.

Whether you contract us directly or work with one of our system integrators, we can assure you that your solution will be unique to your needs and fit around how you work. We can of course give some accurate costs based on studio size alone but this is only part of the story.  When we have the full details of your studio space including the dimensions - height is equally important as length and width - we can begin to prepare an estimate for your requirements. If you have a set design then this is very good because we can work with that.  If you have a Lighting Director then even better - we can discuss with them the best solution. Please also remember that the sooner you get us involved, the better it is for your budget.  It is very common for architects and builders to only assume the ceiling needs to take a normal load so by the time you want to put a lighting grid in you have the extra expense of providing a sub-grid to take the load.  With our help, you can get it right from the start.