A Short History by Dedo Weigert, DOP and inventor

The first dedolight® was built in 1984 with the original concept  realizing 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 dedolights® when we developed a method to incorporate both the qualities of the new generation “Double Aspherics²” system with the added focusing motion into the Classic dedolights®.
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.
It does not end here, it continues to be a day – to – day ingredient of our continued dedication and enthusiasm.

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