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dedolight® – a story of dedication and success
The first dedolight was built in 1984 with the original concept evolving out of my experiences as a Director of Photography since 1963. For many years, we built only one version and size, and still, it became the single best selling lighting instrument for professional motion picture, television, still photography, and architectural uses worldwide.
By 1990, dedolight and its revolutionary optical principle of the dual lens concept had so successfully established itself as a well known standard in the international film community that it earned the Technical Achievement Award from the Oscar Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
By the year 2000, larger sizes of lights in both daylight and tungsten were introduced – the Series 400. These dedolights, while incorporating both a patented triple zoom focus and our new patented Double Aspherics² technology allow for further enhanced light output, tighter focusing range, and more even light and color distribution.
Five of the hightest awards in the industry
It didn’t take long for the revolutionary Series 400 to gain recognition among the professional community. In 2002, the dedolight design team was presented with the Cinec Award, and in 2003 awarded with both a Scientific and Engineering Award from the Oscar Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and an esteemed Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
2003 also hosted the introduction of a new generation of the classic dedolight when we developed a way to incorporate both the qualities of the new generation “Double Aspherics²” system with the added focusing motion into the classic dedolight.
Through the years, we have continued to stay on top of market trends and needs, and while we continue to reinvent our dedolights, we are constantly creating new lighting equipment for the ever – evolving professional. Since we understand that many lighting situations demand both direct light as well as gentle, wraparound soft light, we also build dedicated soft light sources that offer a distinctly defined clean character beam without compromise.
From the beginning, we have never stopped trying to improve our dedolights and we have relentlessly pursued innovative optical principles and concepts designed to further improve our professional lighting instruments, and it does not end here, it continues to be a day – to – day ingredient of our continued dedication and enthusiasm.