TEST: BRITEQ BT-NONABEAM - Not another lighting fixture

10 August 2018

In a time when the market is flooded with lighting fixtures and it looks like each device has already been refined, Briteq decides to completely re-design one of the lighting-legends and introduces the successor of the SVOBODA : The BT-NONABEAM!

I had the opportunity to test this device in a life situation during the concert of Enej (
Despite my initial prejudice, it worked quite well when positioned on the ground with an upward angle, giving an amazing bright beam of light, filling the scene with interesting effects thanks to its individually controlled LEDs and front panel RGB glow effects.

First impressions

The first thing that surprised me was its ... weight!
The BT-NONABEAM weighs 15 kilograms and it feels like well-made equipment.

The used materials and concept make it a very durable product for rentals.

Another thing that surprised everyone is it’s light output. With It’s 9 pieces of 60W CW/WW LEDs, you get a spectacular "light curtain" effect and interesting effects.
Words come up short… you have to see it to believe it!
But like every light device you need smoke the whole beam length to see it’s full potential. So it's worth planning your smoke properly.

The third thing that surprised me, will appeal to all light-designers and light programmers, is the arrangement of the LEDs. Briteq made sure that their order could be changed depending on the position of the device. There are 4 options - A, B, C, D, which correspond to the position of the device. It is worth mentioning that these options are available from both the device menu and remote via DMX!

What can it do?

Really a lot and it won’t go unnoticed on the stage.
Each unit has 9 lenses that are equipped with dual CW/WW LEDs that can be individually controlled and have an adjustable color temperature (from 3000K cold white to 6000K warm white) to create amazing effects.
The layout of the device allows constructions of entire rows and walls.

One other thing worth mentioning is the illuminated front panel of the device.
The front panel houses powerful RGB LEDs, that allow extra RGB “glow effects”.
The interchangeable fronts (black, white, mirror) expand the possibilities and applications even further. Briteq is very kind to offer the extra fronts at no additional cost.
An optional set of 9 gold-colored louvers, which gives the BT-NONABEAM a special look, is available for purchase.

The engineers from Briteq also thought about suspending the equipment. A special hanging bracket and omega brackets are also included at no additional cost.
If desired you can also use your standard brackets with M10 screws.

DMX modes

The BT-NONABEAM has three modes - 13, 29 and 45 channels.

The first of them (13 channels) allows you to control the basic functions of the device such as master dimmer (warm and cold LED and backlight panel), backlight color and control channel. In this mode it is not possible to control each LED separately, but you have a macro channel with predefined pixel effects available.

The second mode (29 channels) is my favorite. It allows you to control the LEDs separately, the color of the backlight and the control channel. In this mode there is no macro channel with predefined pixel effects available.

The third of the modes (45 channels) is almost the same as the second mode, but now you have 16 bit (instead of 8 bit) dimming on the individual LEDs, which allows more precision and smoother effects.

Menu and Control options

First I will list you all functions that can be controlled remotely from your lighting desk through DMX. They are : dimmer speed, as mentioned above the pixel order of the LEDs, fan control, dimmer curve adjustment (which is another interesting function) and a reset function.

In the device menu you have a lot of other settings including information on the temperature of the LEDs, firmware version, … .


The Briteq BT-NONABEAM is a versatile device that can be used in many situations from large festival stages to theaters and television studios. Thanks to its remarkable shape and powerful light output it will always stand out on the stage and add an interesting accent to the show.
With multiple units it is possible to create interesting shapes and matrixes.

The author : Mateusz Krzuś
Magazine :
August 10, 2018
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