From the end of 2013, all the Laser Embedded Laser Harp we craft, are classified as Class IV Laser devices.
This means that they follow safety standard, which we applied also in the old Class 3b products in the past. Even if it was not required for 3b classes.
On top of all, they must be used only from specialized person and/or the musician that has to play with, must be very careful and read out, understand, all the Safety recommendations are written also on the Manual given with the devices.
Her/his behavior is expected to be very strict to what the Manual declares and even more severe than it, but certainly not lighter than that.
Taking into consideration that our Laser Harps are Musical Instruments and not devices that should be used for other purposes than this or in dangerous environment (e.g. with explosive gases etc), the safety systems installed, should be able to protect the personnel, and at the same time permit the use tf the Laser Harp in the goal they are designed for.
LASER HARPS by KROMALASER are PROFESSIONAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
The laser Harps we craft, are intended to be used as Musical Instrument and the Musician/DJ plays them, should have read the Manual with all the instructions and warnings
From the moment you receive the Laser Harp, you are the person that's aware about all what concerns the instrument and the way in which you handle it, because clearly reported into the documentation we release together with the Instrument
All the parts of the laser Harps which are hazardous, are clearly signaled by conventional/standard labeling placed just aside that zones.
Please take care to these signalization/labeling and respect them carefully.
Those labels and the danger notes are also reported into the manual.
FORBIDDEN TO OPEN THE DEVICE
In all the nations of Europe (EU), there is the application of what is called "Common Sense".
To enforce this, we seriously declare here that's strongly forbidden for any user, to open the device for any reason.
The opening of the device, is admitted only by Laser technical Specialist personnel.
We strongly encourage you to send your Laser Harp, in case you need any reparation's intervention, directly to our Laboratories.
We are not responsible about any damage against persons/animals/things, if you violate any of the requirements expressed above, hereby, and into the manual.
Laser beams must never be pointed toward any reflective surfaces, that can point them toward the eyes/body of any living being.
In case of white Ceiling, we always suggest to put a black tape or not reflective surface, in the ceiling's zone where the lasers are pointed.
We are selling the tape in our Accessories section.
On stage, take care that laser are going directly into sky or they are not reflected by any surface like the scaffold or else.
If you use the SkyCeil to create the spectacular Laser Ceiling, you are responsible to prevent that the deflected Laser Beams, are hitting any living being/reflective object.
MIRRORING for UPRIGHT LASERS
The use any not-Kromalaser Laser Projector with ILDA Controller to have the Laser Harp, implies the installation of external 45 degrees mirrors to deflect the laser beams, so that they become vertical
This manner to use the projector, suggested or indicated by other companies, is very dangerous. Indeed a simple misalignment of the mirror, due small accidental movements on the Stage or else, can hazard the eyes of the public.
To avoid this, we have designed and built special projectors, that have the mirror system internally installed and carefully set up. So that our projectors are really safe
With our projectors, you have the warranty that lasers beams are always emitted upright, and you don't need any external mirror, hence you have not to worry about vibrations or movements when you are on Stage
Each Laser Harp, with laser projector embedded, have a Keylock system, that interdicts the device in case the key is not inserted and turned.
Who has the key, is the formal responsible of the use of the harp.
When the key is out, or is placed in but not turned, there's no way to activate the Laser Harp
The remote interlock connector Class 4 lasers should be connected to an emergency master disconnect interlock or to room, door or fixture interlocks.
We provide this connector as it's required on any Laser 4 device ( IEC 60825 )
KEYLOCK ENFORCEMENT and INTERLOCK ENFORCEMENT
FOOTSWITCH LOCKING SYSTEM (the enforcement)
Safety norms are just describing the requirement to have a keylock. We did more.
Since the beginning, we have enforced this requirement, applying the necessity to press contemporaneously the pedals 1 and 4, to activate the lasers.
This, together with the keylock, avoids accidental turns on, by personnel which is not supposed to have access to the Laser Harp, nor to it's use and handling.
Light weight instruments, can by tilted down/flipped by rough use (by a strong kick for instance).
While the heaviest ones, due an not attentive use during the setup of the stage.
It means that there is the risk that the laser beams are reaching the eyes of any the people and this must be avoided.
Norms are prescribing the interlock system, which deactivates the lasers by disconnecting a plug or pushing an emergency button.
What the TILT SENSOR does as INTERLOCK ENFORCEMENT:
The interlock foreseen by norms has a dangerous drawback: it takes too long to be activated, and lasers are damaging eyes in milliseconds.
To be more effective than what norms are suggesting, our Interlock system is a tilt sensor.
Indeed our laser harps must be used with lasers coming out upright, in vertical!
Or at an angle determined by the laser Fan itself, which we established during manufacturing process, which has not any risk for accidental laser hit (anyhow you should always take care for!)
For the reasons above, if ever the Laser Harp is bumped, with risk of tilt, and/or tilted the laser system and the whole circuitry goes immediately off, avoiding any accidental possible contact with the eyes of any body surrounding it.
At the same time an acoustic alarm turns on and the only one way to reset the Laser Harp restarting the lasers, is to put the laser harp in its working position, as foreseen by its Manual, to unplug and re-plug the power by the mechanical switch.
This solution is much more effective and quick than any pushbutton in the world, and it's meant to protect you much more.
We placed the Tilt Sensor also in the projectors we are crafting and selling, for Laser Harp as Musical Instrument Purposes
In certain cases, especially when the Laser Harp is more portable, thus subjected to be easily handled by not so expert personnel, there is a cover with 2 locks.
Closing it when the instrument is not used, as recommended, with the keys we give when we ship the laser harp, prevent access to the harp itself.
Who owns the keys of the laser harp is formally responsible of any damaged caused by any imprudence
Goggles are special protective glasses. they are NOT Sunglasses, thus please do not make any confusion amount the two types of glasses!
The following items are the feedback of the major certified goggles manufacturers
Goggles are made with special lenses that are attenuating only a specific wavelength.
Moreover they are not meant to protect you against long direct contact between your (or third parties) eyes and the lasers.
They are meant only to protect against brilliant reflections of the lasers (accidental hits) which can accidentally reach your or third parties eyes.
moreover, goggles are generally made to protect against one specific wavelength, thus only one color.
There are goggles protecting against two colors, which are very expensive and very difficult to find and to order. But if you ask for, we can order them
Multicolor goggles, made for three or more wavelengths at the same time, are not existing in the world, because they are very difficult (almost impossible) to be built. So far goggles are not employable for this application, because whenever thy are built, the y are so dark that are not usable for these application. Indeed, because the human visible spectrum lies between 380-780 nm, to protect from all the radiations, you need a totally non-transparent material. black. Thus on rainbow effects etc, you are using the whole visible radiations and you need to see the lasers in order to use them. Thus it's physically impossible to build such kind of goggles: which protects you, but permits you to watch the lasers
With CLASS IV to protect your eyes is MANDATORY But the current norms are not specifying the degree of protection and/or the wavelength on which the glasses should protect your eyes
To protect your eyes, be attentive, careful and applying your common sense.
Watch the technology employed into your Laser Harp
10 Year Extended Warranty
on all the products crafted by Kromalaser
Terms, Conditions Technical Support
All the Kromalaser products are Certified
Discover here why
DOWNLOAD the FIRMWARE
Up-date your Laser Harp with new functionalities
ELKA SYNHTEX (SYNTHIX) Bundle
The Synthex Emulator which gives you the sound of the Laser Harp
This service is active on all our products in their whole life time and it’s worldwide applied.
MANUALS and FILES DOWNLOADS
The manuals are released with the Laser Harps. each client receive a login and password in order to be able to download manuals and related files.
This filtering is necessary in order to avoid that on-line, appear older version of the manual, put by client that are not aware there are new versions.
Indeed the manuals are related to the Laser Harp sold in that moment, that can differs from a 6 months later laser harp or 8 month earlier one, by details or major changes that always can occur.
CHANGES IN PRODUCT’S FEATURES
All our products are continuously developed due changes in technology available in the World and due requests/suggestions by our clients and/or Dealers/Collaborators.
The aim is to develop constantly the products toward your real needs, in order to avoid you any issue when you are playing,: on Stage as well as at home.
That’s why we reserve to make any changes to our devices without prior information.
In our website will be reported the major changes in case them occur.RETURN
STANDARD Limited WARRANTY
KROMALASER warrants its products against defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service for 2 (two) solar years from the original date of purchase.
The warranty is limited the electronic parts.
The LASER Generators are warranted 5000 (five-thousand) working hours or 1 (one) Solar Year, whichever occurs first.
KROMALASER, at its option, shall replace or repair the defective unit covered by this warranty.
Please retain the sales receipt as evidence of the date of purchase. You will need it for any warranty service.
Every kind of misusing of the Laser Harp that lead to broken parts, are deleting the hereby warranty.
Excluded from the warranty are:
- Used equipment
- Product defect due bad or wrong use, misusing due insufficient attention to instructions and warnings for the correct use, by inappropriate use or atypical environmental use conditions which are foreign to the ones in which the device should operate Insufficient care
- Damages due the use of spareparts which are not the original component of the device
- Products which have themselves been altered or supplemented as a whole
- Minor deviations from the normal state of the purchased article which are not significant in respect to the value or KROMALASER utility of the article excessive implementation of the Product
- Inadequate maintenance
- Insufficient care
- Devices sold in Kit
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Repair or replacements of this product, as provided herein, is your exclusive remedy.
KROMALASER shall not be liable for any special/incidental or consequential damages including, but not limited to, lost revenues, lost profits, loss of use of software, loss of recovery of data, rental or replacement equipment, downtime, damage to property, and third- party claims, arising out of any theory of recovery, including warranty, contract, statutory or tor. Notwithstanding the term of any limited warranty or any warranty implied by law, or in the event that any limited warranty fails of its essential purpose, in no event will KROMALASER entire liability exceed the purchase price of its product. Moreover: KROMALASER is not responsible/liable for any damage to persons/animals/objects caused/derived by: misuse/abuse/negligence/errors/undervaluation in the use of its products
LASER HARPS: 10 YEARS Limited WARRANTY
The above 2 years warranty and Limitation of Liability, can be extended up to ten (10) years from the date of purchase.
To be eligible for the extension of the warranty, the original purchaser must follow the instructions written on the .PDF manual and send the Purchase Certification of their KROMALASER devices at
info [ @ ] kromalaser [ . ]com or directly via Postal Service to the Administration of KROMALASER
The terms and conditions of the original warranty will then apply for the term of the extended warranty period.
For the Products not directly crafted by KROMALASER and/or for the Kits, this warranty is not applicable.RETURN
Certifications: CE and RoHS. Kromalaser is Certified!
A Company that works in and with Europe, should take care about its clients. These must always be sure about the quality of the products they are buying from that Company.
For that reason, the European Commission obliges all the European producers to certify their devices.
This is also true for imported products from outside EEC (European Community). It is indeed your Right to get the certifications required and established by the EEC Council.
We are totally in agreement with the reasons of the directives. Even if it costs more energy, we want that you, as client of us, are fully satisfied of our products. That’s why we are aligned with the rules created by the EEC, certifying our products as required. Not only because it is mandatory, but because you come at first, and you Right to get what you expect to have.
The CE certification is applied to all our products. It indicates that the devices are strictly following certain standards forecast in the directives of Electric/Electronic devices.
The specifications are also declared in the Manual of the devices.*
To be aligned with CE specs, the device is checked and fully tested, against any possible electrical accidents and/or disturbance.
Even the protection against accidental laser contacts for us is mandatory! We are improving daily our laser harps in order to identify any possible manner to reduce this kind of impact. It should be a matter of any Company is working with lasers.
Please do not confuse it with “China export” symbol!!! This “trick” is often used by some company (mostly of the time not in European Union) to spread confusion. It’s not a CE certification and it’s not Legal!
The RoHS (Restrictions of Hazardous Substances) appliance, it is vital for the environment. The rules are limiting enormously the poisoning elements are present in the electronic (and several other types) devices. With the RoHS certification we warranty that these limits are respected, and we comply that rules set.
To be sensible to the environment can cost more money, but this world it’s not only “our World”. It is the world of your children and the children of your children as well. Technology, today, can be safe and environment compliant. Kromalaser does all the best in order to warranty this.
Even we get back your old laser harp, in case you buy a new one. We think to the proper dispose of waste.
KL-3D-EVO Version 1.440 CLICK HERE Released 09-2017
KL-3D-1000 Version 1.440 CLICK HERE Released 09-2017
Kromalaser Manager 2.1 OSX CLICK HERE Released 09-2017
Kromalaser Manager Windows 7 and later 1.3 CLICK HERE Released 09-2017
Updater (required only by Windows 7 and later) CLICK HERE Released 09-2017
SYNTHIX - THE FIRST ELKA SYNTHEX EMULATION EVER MADE
The XILS-lab Synthix has been fully tested and appreciated by the designer of the sounds of the real great Elka Synthex: Paul Wiffen! Do you want to play our Laser Harps with the Sound the real sounds of Elka Synthex? A special agreement between XILS-LAB and Kromalaser gives you this unique Bundle in the world. Look: Buying a KROMALASER Laser Harp, choosing the “Bundle Formula”, you will receive also an exclusive package: SYNTHIX, a program that permits you to play the real ELKA SYNTHEX.
What is SYNTHIX?
It is a virtual 16 voices analog synthesizer and as it, brings what we can call now standard analogue features :
Two oscillators with 4 selectable waveforms, Triangle, Saw, Square, Pulse and its dedicated PWM and Ring modulator mode. Additionally, the Triangle and Sawtooth waveforms do have PWM modes. Several waveforms can be selected simultaneously for each of the oscillators.
- One multi-mode filter based on the CEM 3320 chip emulation, providing Self oscillating 12 dB and 24 dB low pass, 6 and 12 dB band pass, and 12 dB high pass modes
- Four D-A.D.S.R. : an enhanced standard A.D.S.R. envelope with a MIDI synchronizable delay
- Four L.F.O.s, including two never seen L.F.O.s types
- Four embedded effects : Delay, Chorus, Phaser, Dual EQs
- One Multi-track sequencer
- Several playing modes including A la Moog mono modes and several Polyphonic modes
The SYNTHIX, brings also some never seen features:
- The Chaox: an L.F.O. based on fully calculated chaotic functions. real life enters in synthesizers
- The Rhythm: an L.F.O. with uses the Rhythm for its main purpose
- Guitar modes, Circular and random polyphonic modes
Moreover the SYNTHIX is multi-layer and has a polytonal mode:
- 8 totally independent layers (each layer can have its own set of oscillators, filters, envelopes, glide and L.F.O.s, with independent settings)
- keyboards, each with its own independent arpeggiator and MIDI settings management
MORE FEATURES ?:
THE SYNTHIX’s TEAM
Here the names of SILS-Lab, involved in this great program we are offering in bundle wiht our laser Harps:
Xavier Oudin: Digital Signal Processing , plug-in design, plug-in programming Graphism: Yanick Bonnefoy Sound design Team management: Laurent Bourgeon Sound design Team: Paul-Kevin Wiffen, Lotuzia, Soundsdivine, Tzadi. Kelvin Ford, Vivolator, Ingo Weidner, Kire, Cliff Douse, Peter Schelfhout