For Immediate release:
January 18, 2011
K-Stackers Are Popular New Fluorescent Lighting Support From MSE
Burbank, CA. Matthews Studio Equipment announces the introduction of K-Stackers, a simple solution for fluorescent lighting support. Based on a concept from Canadian-based gaffer Alex Amyot, MSE has created a strong and robust tool that turns single fluorescents into a multiple of powerful lighting supports.
K-Stackers allow the placement of large fluorescent fixtures in a tight pattern for more punch. Or, a fast “dead down” light with fluorescent fixtures hung from a Junior Boom or telescoping hanger.
With K-Stackers a “Tower of Fluo Power” can be created by tying together two or three large fluorescent fixtures on a rolling stand or Runway Base. Mount up to six 4-foot fixtures, hang the ballasts off the back, tie everything together into a power strip and, with just a stinger to the power source, this compact, powerful light source can be moved almost anywhere.
Two K-Stackers on a stand or base allows for placement of four 4-foot fluorescent fixtures vertically around the stand, creating a “campfire” lighting source.
Rotate the pin 90 degrees and K-Stackers can be conformed from a horizontal to a vertical light fixture mode.
Now building multiples of the production world’s most popular and professional fluorescent fixtures into a compact configuration is easy, quick and save – thanks to MSE’s newest simple solution – K-Stacker.
“Crews spend a great deal of time building contraptions out of C-stands to achieve the same effect that the K-Stacker gives them in moments,” says Kelly Koskella, President of Hollywood Rentals, one of the first companies to take delivery of the new K-Stackers. “Those time-saving quality products are what production professionals demand. Hollywood Rentals is always on the lookout for tools that improve production for our clients, and K-Stackers certainly do that.”
MSE, the privately owned grip and lighting support company was honored with the 2010 Presidential “E” Award for outstanding contributions to growing U.S. exports, strengthening the economy and creating American jobs. MSE employs over 70 full-time workers at their Burbank, California facility. MSE equipment is being used on entertainment productions in over 70 countries around the world. They recently filled a 53-foot tractor-trailer with Matthews grip equipment for a Los Angeles-based company and shipped three 40-foot containers with everything from MiniGrips to Super Crank-o-vators to Agree Studios in Budapest, Hungary.
For further information on K-Stackers:
Robert E. Kulesh VP of Sales and Marketing