Made in Japan: the products of the traditional company Koto, formerly manufactured under the name Tungsram, have been a strong brand in the entertainment sector worldwide for decades.
Technically unchanged, both the halogen and metal halide lamps (DI and DIS) are a real alternative to the light sources from Osram and Tungsram, e.g. the HMI and CP light sources.
The DIS lamps have a colour temperature (6,000 K) that is very close to natural daylight - making them ideal for both digital and analogue film production.
The flicker-free DI lamps are equipped with a hot restart capability and also have a colour temperature of 6,000 K and impress with a very high light output - perfect for film scenes with high light quality.
In addition, the single- and double-ended daylight lamps as well as the tungsten lamps are the optimal light source for Mole Richardson, Filmgear, DedoLight and LTM spotlights. ARRI, a world-renowned manufacturer of TV and cine equipment, strongly recommends Koto lamps.
For the highest demands
The single-ended metal halide lamp is suitable for the highest customer demands on theatre stages (opera, drama), concerts, sporting events, film shoots, TV shows and still photography in photo studios.
For best film light
Developed for the best film light on stages and in film shoots: The double-ended metal halide lamps impress above all with their homogeneous light output - especially for colour-critical applications. Thanks to their good portability, the daylight lamps are suitable for use both in the studio and on location.
For professional event lighting
Perfect for professional studio, film and television lighting as well as concert and theatre stages: CP and KP single-ended halogen lamps demonstrate proven performance in the field. Above all, the constant colour and light output allow lamp replacement without affecting scene characteristics.
Founded in 1947, Koto Electric has always been a driving force in the manufacture of special lamps and electronic devices. Powerful and reliable, the lamps from the Japanese ISO-certified (ISO9001) quality company meet the demanding requirements of the entertainment industry.
Koto is an OEM manufacturer for a wide range of brands. The products, which meet European quality standards, are manufactured in two factories in China and Japan.
The production areas are also diverse - in addition to lighting products for motion pictures, television broadcasting, stage and still photography, industrial and buildings, Koto also offers products for the marine market and the aviation industry.
Due to delivery problems of our usual manufacturer, we had to switch to KOTO discharge lamps for a project, which were recommended to us for this purpose by our contact person. And it actually went without a hitch.
Satisfied for years
We have been using these Studio lamps in our Fresnel True Blue for a long time and have been very satisfied with the quality and durability so far. For us, there is no reason to change to Osram.
We needed a quick replacement solution for our evening performance - Multi-Lite offered us a stock KOTO lamp, which we had never ordered before. We didn't notice any difference! Thank you for the spontaneous support.
We will be happy to advise you on the KOTO daylight and artificial light lamps and check the possible applications for your projects together with you.
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Tel. +49 40 669030-60