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Creating new possibilities for ambient lighting -Panasonic's Space Player™-ch.01

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Creating new possibilities for ambient lighting by combining lighting with projected images. [2 min 45 sec]

Panasonic has unveiled a new product that will create a new market for "projection lighting."

Panasonic announced the launch of its "Space Player," an innovatively new lighting device, which combines the functions of traditional lighting with imaging. This "projection lighting" device provides ample lighting while also projecting images and information such as product description onto the surroundings. This device, which resembles a spotlight, may be attached to the wiring duct, and its direction may be freely adjusted. Shops and facilities can easily incorporate this device into their existent system. Not only will you be able to use still and moving images stored on SD Memory Cards, but you will also be able to wirelessly project images from your PC and tablet. This video introduces scenes from the announcement held on February 27, 2014 and the LED Next Stage 2014, held subsequently to introduce the allure of the new "Space Player."

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The Space Player announcement [0 min 15 sec]

Panasonic's new product announcement for the "Space Player" attracted much media attention. The Vice President of Panasonic Corporation Eco Solutions Company, Mr. Kitano described the product as providing new solutions and creating new markets. This new concept, "projection lighting," which combines lighting and imaging technologies will bring to life whole new possibilities for spatial design.

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Mr. Kitano, the Vice President of Panasonic Corporation Eco Solutions Company describes the potential of projection lighting as a new market. [0 min 43 sec]

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The press announcement drew a lot of media attention. [0 min 31 sec]

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Because it can be attached to the wiring duct, the Space Player offers a considerable degree of freedom at the time of installation. [1 min 37 sec]

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Its swing head design makes it possible to project images directly downwards. [1 min 22 sec]

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The device can playback still and moving images from SD Memory Cards or via Wi-Fi. [1 min 24 sec]

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Shaped like a spotlight, it easily blends into the environment. [1 min 44 sec]

Creating an innovatively-new environment [1 min 46 sec]

The "Space Player," which combines lighting with projected images, has given way to the new concept, "projection mapping." The video introduces how it uses images to provide light and how it may be used at restaurants, retail shops, and museums.

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The Space Player can display small text like menus on tables. [2 min 18 sec]

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You can also project paintings or landscape on the walls to add to the restaurant's ambience. [2 min 25 sec]

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The Space Player also lets you project different outfits onto a torso. Behind it you can project a fitting background to make the clothes look even more appealing. [2 min 51 sec]

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At museums, it can project light onto the exhibit and relative information around it. [3 min 08 sec]

Great feedback at the LED Next Stage [3 min 43 sec]

Five days after the announcement, the "Space Player" was exhibited at the LED Next Stage 2014 held at the Tokyo Big Sight, and it generated quite a buzz. This video also features interviews of visitors who work in various fields.

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The corner of the Panasonic booth in which Space Player was exhibited welcomed many visitors during the exhibition. [3 min 56 sec]

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Interviews of visitors who saw what the "Space Player" could do are a must-see as well. [4 min 23 sec]

With the concept, "projection lighting," Space Player aims to create a whole new market. Please take a look at the new spatial design proposals from Panasonic.