Cineo Lighting/Universal Production Services – at BSC 2020 – Stand 350

NBCUniversal’s decades of production and broadcast experience combined with Cineo Lighting’s proprietary technologies continues to provide innovative tools for motion picture, television production and broadcast. Recently acquired by NBCUniversal, Cineo Lighting will provide the best-in-class digital lighting solutions for the industry.

Cineo will launch the latest game-changing product at BSC2020: ReFlex15. ReFlex sets a new standard for high-output hard lighting sources that can also be configured as high-output soft lighting.

ReFlex includes many new groundbreaking technologies to deliver 125,000 lumens of focused light with less than a 1,500-watt AC power draw. By providing constantly variable CCT, it can replace a 10K tungsten, a 6K HMI and everything in-between. Beam angle adjustment from 15 to 50 degrees is accomplished without mechanical movement, making it remotely adjustable; and the new beam shape control opens a whole new realm of possibilities. By simply pulling a lever, the reflector can be replaced with a variety of soft accessories, including Snapbags®, lanterns and spacelight bags.

Cineo has completely re-designed its control strategy, making it as easy to use as a smart phone. A full complement of remote control protocols are supported including DMX/RDM and CRMX wireless, with sACN, ArtNet and Bluetooth soon available. All this in a completely integrated, waterproof package weighing 60 lbs.

Cineo is also showing their award-winning line of premium soft lights, including the linear Lightblade Edge, Standard 480 and LB800 fixtures, all featuring our next-generation controls.

Cineo Lighting products are also available for rent through the Universal Production Services regional location at Elstree Studios in London as well as throughout the US with locations in New York, London, Chicago, Atlanta and Albuquerque and in Los Angeles at the historic Universal Studios Set Lighting department.

Cineo Lighting Acquired by NBCUniversal

A little over six years ago, Cineo Lighting was started by a small team of lighting professionals, focused on changing the way LED technology could be effectively applied to production lighting. Thanks to you, we were among the first to successfully harness new technologies that changed the way productions are illuminated.

We are pleased to share that Cineo started a new chapter in its history this past week. We were acquired by our long-time strategic partner, NBCUniversal.

The Cineo brand, its products and staff all remain intact, and in fact we are now able to accelerate our efforts to provide even more tools and techniques to help production professional tell their stories.

You can expect the same great products and service from Cineo moving forward, enhanced with the support of NBCUniversal to better serve our valued customers in motion picture, television and broadcast production.

Thank you for your continued support!

Rich Pierceall

VP, LED Operations

Announcing Firmware 2.03 for Standard 410

Cineo Lighting is pleased to announce the latest release of the Standard 410 firmware – Version 2.03.  This release provides several enhancements, including the following:

0-360º Hue Selection

Local selection of HUE has been re-scaled to match other Cineo and NBCUniversal LightBlade products. The control range has been changed from 0-255 to 0-360.

Refined Color Blending

Additional refinements have been made to color blending to deliver a more consistent output color throughout the entire dimming range.

New DMX Personalities

In addition to the current DMX personalities, 2.03 includes two additional operating modes: Bi-Color (2 Channel) and Single Color (1 Channel). These have been added to accommodate installations where use of saturated color is not required. Selecting these personalities limits control to either DIM-only (Single Color) or DIM and CCT (Bi-Color) and eliminates the unused DMX slots.

Get these enhancements and features now by downloading firmware version 2.03.  Click the link below, firmware download is on the left side.

Standard 410 Product Overview

For questions or support, please contact us.

Announcing Firmware Release 1.10 for LightBlade LB800

Announcing the release of the latest firmware version 1.10 for the LightBlade LB800.  This latest release brings the most stable usability.  Major imporvements include:

  1.  Power up is reduced to 21-22 seconds.
  2.  Improvements to encoder
  3.  Improvements to DMX max initialization

To update your LB800, follow the instructions on here:  1.04+ Bootload Instructions LB800

Please ensure you have at least version 1.04 loaded on the LB800 before attempting the latest update.  You can download the firmware by visiting the LB800 product page.

If you have any questions, please contact our support team.

(310) 425-3425 ext. 122

NBCUniversal LightBlade Edge Wins Future’s Best of Show Award, Presented by TV Technology

LAS VEGAS —  NBCUniversal LightBlade Edge, manufactured by Cineo Lighting, Inc., is a recipient of the Future Best of Show Award, presented at the 2019 NAB Show by TV Technology.

Future’s Best of Show Awards are evaluated by a panel of engineers and industry experts, and are selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry.

Winners receive an award for display and will be featured in TV Technology, the digital television authority, serving the broadcast, cable, production, post production, business and new media markets.

All nominated products are featured in the special Best of Show Awards Program Guide, to be distributed in digital edition form to more than 100,000 readers of TV Technology, Digital Video, Video Edge, Government Video, Radio World, Pro Sound News and Sound & Video Contractor after the convention.

About NBC Universal LightBlade Edge Series:

Individual Blades are the key component to the modular LightBlade Edge fixtures.  At 24″ (610mm) or 48″ (1.2m) wide by 2 1/2″ (64mm) deep, the individual LightBlades bring you both versatility and a low profile footprint that can efficiently and discreetly light even the darkest and tightest corners of your set.

Each individual LightBlade can operate as a stand-alone fixture, with internal AC power supply, control electronics with DMX and Local control.  Combining superior white light with innovative full-gamut saturated color technology, a single LightBlade delivers up to 5,000 lumens at an 80-watt power draw.  Both 24″ and 48″ LightBlades are the most powerful linear lighting engines on the market.  LightBlades can be integrated into a mounting system to create the Edge 160 (2-Blade) and Edge 320 (4-Blade) fixtures, delivering 10,000 or 20,000 lumens.

“The Future Best of Show Awards at NAB are in their sixth year,” said Paul McLane, Future managing director, content for media technology titles. “The program focuses attention on superb innovations in technology as seen around the million-square-foot exhibit floor of the industry’s top trade show. The list of 2019 winners and nominees shows where media technology businesses are headed.”

Telemundo 62 Philadelphia Debut Studio Upgrade

With the latest in IP infrastructure and storytelling technology, NBCUniversal’s duopoly in Philadelphia has completed its on-air move into the Comcast Technology Center.

Occupying three floors with 80,000 square-feet, the new broadcast facility boasts three studios, ergonomic furniture and flexible workspaces for the news teams of NBC 10, WCAU, and Telemundo 62, WWSI.

“From our open newsroom layout to our studios that feature cutting-edge technology and distinctive Philadelphia-area designs, the Comcast Technology Center enables our team to leverage innovative technologies in our storytelling,” said Ric Harris, the station’s president and GM.

Tony Plosz, VP of Operations and Engineering for NBC 10 and Telemundo 62, notes that the building features a variety of enhancements, from the three-story sky garden to the abundance of collaboration space to relocating the various all-news operations onto a single floor. READ MORE HERE…

Standard 410 Firmware Release – Version 2.0

Cineo Lighting is proud to announce a substantial software upgrade for the Standard 410 full-gamut softlight: Version 2.0. With this release, the Cineo Standard now includes the features most requested by the gaffers and DP’s that rely on the 410 as a key part of their production lighting systems.

Significant features include:

1. Improved low-level color blending

Additional resolution has been developed specifically for color-blending when the output level is below 5%. This provides consistent saturated color values at very low light levels.



2. HSI and RGB Personalities

In addition to the Standard 410’s HSI+K color space, users can optionally choose to work in RGB+K color mode when controlling with DMX. This new personality is ideal for board operators familiar with theatrical-style color control.



3.  8-bit and 16-bit selectable DMX data

For applications that require precision control, the Standard 410 can now be controlled in either 8-bit or 16-bit DMX data protocol. This is particularly useful when subtle, dynamic lighting effects are required.



4.  Preset Save / Recall

The Standard 410 can now store up to 6 custom fixture settings under local control, and recall them for later use. Any specialized lighting setup can be instantly retrieved, making setup easier and faster.


Firmware is available for download at in the Cineo Downloads section of the website.

Cineo Lighting Celebrates 5 Years

Friends and Colleagues:

As Cineo has reached its five-year anniversary today, I want to thank everyone who has supported us, worked with us, and believed in our vision of building the highest-quality digital lighting in our industry.

Five years ago, this was nothing more than a dream and through tireless work from our incredible team, we have built one of the strongest lighting brands in our industry.

Most importantly, I want to thank our customers, without whom there wouldn’t be a Cineo. Our charter is to treat every customer with the utmost degree of support we can muster, and I hope your experience with us has been exceptional.

In the coming year, we plan to deliver even more cutting-edge technology to the motion picture, television and broadcast industries. I hope you will consider Cineo’s products in your production decisions. We will continue to apply our technical know-how during this “analog-to-digital” transition, and promise to do our best to positively change the way you work with production lighting.


Rich Pierceall

Premiering NBCUniversal LightBlade

Universal City, California, May 31, 2017 – NBCUniversal announces the latest innovation in LED production lighting, NBCUniversal LightBlade ( In partnership with Cineo Lighting, this new line of high performance lighting combines NBCUniversal’s decades of production and broadcast experience with Cineo’s award-winning proprietary technologies. These new products will debut at Cine Gear Expo in Stage 14, Booth # S126.

“Advancements in LED technology are allowing greater capabilities in production lighting, and we’re excited to be at the forefront of that movement,” said Jamie Crosbie, Vice President of Studio Services at NBCUniversal. “NBCUniversal LightBlade LED production lighting provides outstanding color, along with the ability to have each NBCUniversal LightBlade individually DMX controlled.”

“From its inception, Cineo’s charter has been advancing the art of motion picture, television and broadcast production through application of innovative lighting technologies,” said Rich Pierceall, CEO of Cineo Lighting. “Working with NBCUniversal to achieve this goal is both an honor and great opportunity to actively integrate lighting into the production process.”

At Cine Gear, three different NBCUniversal LightBlade configurations will be on display: the LB50 stand- alone linear source, the LB1K, an integrated 4’ x 4’ soft source, and the LightBlade Ladder Light, which continues the familiar form factors of NBCUniversal’s backdrop lighting system. The lightweight 1.5” x 48”, 50 watt light engines are designed to operate in a variety of physical layouts, including stand-alone operation. NBCUniversal LightBlade products are versatile, lightweight, silent and flicker-free, and built to endure the wear and tear of staging and production.

NBCUniversal LightBlade products feature reference-quality variable white light from 2700K to 6500K. They have superior color rendering with typical CRI>90, R9>95, and a saturated color engine that works creatively with high-CRI white light. Additional products are being developed for use on location and on stage.

About NBCUniversal LightBlade

NBCUniversal LightBlade is a unit of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

About Cineo Lighting

Cineo Lighting, LLC, was founded to produce the highest quality lighting systems available for the motion picture, television, and photography industries. By pioneering cutting-edge technologies, Cineo creates high-output, compact light sources for image capture, in all power ranges, which exceed the capabilities of traditional lighting tools. For more information, please visit

Cineo Lighting Winner of ProductionHUB 2017 NAB Awards of Excellence

LAS VEGAS, NV – ProductionHUB, the global network of local freelancers, crew and vendors, announces its selections of the 2017 Awards of Excellence from the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show.

More than six million people rely on ProductionHUB each year for the best in production services, recruitment and staffing. The Awards of Excellence recognizes standouts in technological innovation and practice from the NAB Show Floor, the anchor event of the industry. Recipients of this award blaze the path of technological advancement, demonstrating excellence every step of the way.

“We interview hundreds of exhibitors from trade shows across the country to make sure our users are up to date on the tech and skills needed to succeed on set and in the workforce,” says Steve Rotz, Vice President of ProductionHUB. “Because of this focused view, we are in a unique position to select and spotlight the best of the best from the NAB Show.”

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