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The Martin VDO Atomic Dot CLD hybrid lighting and video fixture, also available in a WRM color temperature variant, combines a compact strobe, small blinder, video-pixel and small spotlight.

By combining a video-controlled Aura backlight and a bright strobe/blinder dot in one fixture, lighting designers are empowered with greater creative potential to make a bigger impact with audiences than ever before. The fixtures’ compact design also gives designers the ability to place VDO Atomic Dots just about anywhere and deploy them in larger quantities. Integrated support for P3, DMX, Art-Net and sACN eliminates the need for additional interface boxes and onboard P3 eases pixel mapping and using the product as a video controlled strobe or blinder.

VDO Atomic Dots are ideal for rental customers and lighting designers working in concert/touring and TV show sets as well as supporting corporate and nightclub clients.


  • High power cold white beam (5700K)
  • Beam angle of 11 degrees
  • Field angle of 22 degrees
  • Pixel-controllable RGB Aura backlight
  • Compact form-factor
  • Built-in power supply (100-240V)
  • Power and Data IN & THRU via hybrid cable
  • P3, DMX, Art-Net & sACN compatible
  • Built-in pixel-FX on backlight and beam
  • Front-accessory holder for barndoors and/or diffuser/lens
  • Detachable yoke-assembly
  • Smart interlocking mechanics to build battens, arrays and creative shapes
  • Passive cooling
  • IP65-rated

Martin VDO Atomic Dot CLD in cardboard

  • Physical

      • Fixture:

        Width: 175 mm (incl. hanging bracket) (150mm fixture center-to-center using interlock couplers)
        Height: 138 mm (150mm fixture center-to-center using interlock couplers)
        Depth: 146 mm
        Weight: 2.2 kg

      • PDE Junction Box:

        Width: 94 mm
        Height: 50 mm
        Depth: 106 mm
        Weight: 0.5 kg

    Dynamic Effects

      • Strobe: 0.289 – 16.667Hz, variable flash rate, intensity and duration (incl. blinder mode)
      • Aura: RGB control per pixel, 16 pixels
      • Built-in FX: Various pre-programmed FX on Strobe, Aura and combination of both

    Control and Programming

      • Control Protocols: DMX, RDM, Art-Net, sACN and P3
      • Protocol detection: Automatic
      • Setting and addressing: RDM or P3
      • DMX channels: 1, 3, 4, 19, 64
      • Firmware update: Via DMX using Martin Companion or via Ethernet using P3 System Controller
      • Fixture Identification: User-settable ID number
      • DMX compliance: USITT DMX512-A
      • RDM compliance: ANSI/ESTA E1.20
      • Art-Net Compliance: Art-Net 1, 2, 3 and 4; including RDM over Art-Net
      • sACN Compliance: ANSI E1.31
      • Martin P3 Compliance: P3 System Controller Software 5.1.0 or newer
      • DMX/RDM Transceiver: RS-485
      • Ethernet Transceiver: 10/100Mbit

    Control/User Interface

      • Device status: Multi-color status LED
      • Device test and reset: Pushbutton to call up local test patterns and reset device

    Optics and Photometric Data

      • Beam/Strobe LED:

        Max. total lumen output: 3350 lumens
        CRI (Color Rendering Index): >80
        Beam Angle: 11 Degrees (half peak)
        Field Angle: 22 Degrees (one-tenth peak)
        Color Temperature: 5700 K
        Resolution: 16-bit
        Minimum LED lifetime: 50,000 hours (to >70% luminous output)

      • Aura Backlight LEDs:

        Color Temperature: Variable
        Resolution: 16-bit per color per pixel
        Minimum LED lifetime: 50,000 hours (to >70% luminous output)

    P3 Video Processing

      • Color Resolution: 16 bit per color (48 bit per pixel)
      • Color Temperature Control: 2000-11000 K (Aura)
      • Color Gamut Control: Full spectrum control (Aura)
      • Synchronization: System-wide
      • Frame Rate: Up to 75 frames/sec
      • Brightness Control: 0-100% (maintaining full color depth)
      • Gamma Correction: Fully controllable
      • Gamma Control: Fully controllable


      • Housing: Aluminum
      • Color: Black
      • Protection rating: IP65
      • RoHS: Compliant
      • REACH: Compliant


      • Mounting options: Hanging from bracket, hanging from clamp attached directly to fixture or hanging from other fixture using interlock mechanism
      • Location: Indoor or temporary outdoor use
      • Clamp attachment to hanging bracket: M12
      • Clamp attachment directly to fixture: M8
      • Maximum vertical column height: 16 fixtures
      • Orientation: Any
      • Minimum distance to combustible materials: 0.1 m
      • Minimum distance to illuminated surfaces: 0.2 m


      • VDO Atomic Dot Fixture:

        AC Power, DMX and Network input: cable tail with PDE hybrid connector (IP65)
        AC Power, DMX and Network thru: chassis-mount PDE hybrid connector (IP65)
        All connections hot plugging compatible

      • PDE Junction Box :

        AC Power input: Neutrik powerCON TRUE1 TOP (IP65 when mated with matching Neutrik cable connector)
        DMX input: Neutrik XLR 5-pin Male TOP (IP65 when mated with matching Neutrik cable connector) (compatible with standard 5-pin XLR connectors)
        Ethernet input: Neutrik etherCON TOP (IP65 when mated with matching Neutrik cable connector) (compatible with standard etherCON Cat 5E and Cat 6A) (NOT compatible with etherCON Cat 6 push-pull)
        AC Power, DMX and Network thru: Chassis-mount PDE hybrid connector (IP65)
        All connections hot plugging compatible


      • AC power: 100-240 V AC nominal, 50/60Hz
      • Power supply unit: Auto-ranging electronic switch mode
      • Typical half-cycle RMS inrush current: 1.12 A
      • Typical earth-leakage current: 0.25 mA
      • Maximum power consumption: 55 W

    Typical Power and Current

      • 100 V, 60 Hz: 49.0 W, 0.49 A, PF 0.99
      • 120 V, 60 Hz: 48.9 W, 0.41 A, PF 0.98
      • 208 V, 60 Hz: 48.6 W, 0.24 A, PF 0.95
      • 230 V, 50 Hz: 50.2 W, 0.23 A, PF 0.96
      • 240 V, 50 Hz: 49.6 W, 0.22 A, PF 0.94
      • Measurements made at nominal voltage with all LEDs at full intensity. Allow for a deviation of +/- 10%. PF = power factor.


      • Cooling: Convection
      • Maximum ambient temperature (Ta max.): 40° C
      • Minimum ambient temperature (Ta min.): 0° C
      • Typical heat dissipation (calculated, +/- 10%): 171 BTU/hr


      • EU safety: EN 60598-2-17 (EN 60598-1), EN 62471, EN 62493
      • EU EMC: EN 55015, EN 55032, EN 55103-2, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, EN 61547
      • US safety: UL 1573
      • US EMC: 47 CRF §15 Class B
      • Canadian safety: CSA 22.2 No. 166
      • Canadian EMC: ICES-003 Class B, ICES-005 Class B
      • Australia/NZ: RCM (pending)


      • Flightcase:

        Flightcase for 15 x VDO Atomic Dot: P/N 91515053
        Flightcase Extender for 15 x VDO Atomic Dot: P/N 91515054

      • Junction Box:

        Junction Box Power-DMX-Ethernet to PDE: P/N 91610001

      • Optical Accessories:

        VDO Atomic Dot Diffuser 60 Degrees: P/N 91610002
        VDO Atomic Dot Diffuser 30 Degrees: P/N 91610005

      • Mechanical Accessories:

        Super Lightweight Half Coupler Rigging Clamp, black: P/N 91602018
        G-clamp (vertical hanging installation only): P/N 91602003
        Half-coupler clamp: P/N 91602005
        Quick trigger clamp (vertical hanging installation only): P/N 91602007
        Safety Cable, SWL 60 kg, BGV C1 / DGUV 17, black: P/N 91604006
        Safety Cable, SWL 60 kg, BGV C1 / DGUV 17, silver: P/N 91604007
        Set of 10 VDO Atomic Dot Couplers: P/N 91610003
        VDO Atomic Dot Half Coupler: P/N 91610004
        VDO Atomic Dot Interlock Adapter: P/N 91610006
        VDO Atomic Dot Pivot Coupler: P/N 91610007

      • Pre-Assembled Hybrid PDE Cables:

        Power+Data Cable Rental PDE-PDE 1m: P/N 91616001
        Power+Data Cable Rental PDE-PDE 2,5m: P/N 91616002
        Power+Data Cable Rental PDE-PDE 5m: P/N 91616003
        Power+Data Cable Rental PDE-PDE 10m: P/N 91616004
        Power+Data Cable Rental PDE-PDE 25m: P/N 91616005

      • Bulk Hybrid PDE Cable and Connectors:

        Power+Data Connector PDE Male: P/N 91611701
        Power+Data Connector PDE Female: P/N 91611702
        Power+Data Cable Power-DMX-Ethernet Rental 100m: P/N 91616006

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