The Q-8 combines the compact size and low power consumption of the Q-7 series, the ergonomy of the Q-10, and the powerful strobe / blinder of the G-7 BeaSt in 2 separated linear arrays. This high-TLCI DualSource luminaire features RGBW mixing, pixel-mapping control, 110º and 75° spread angles, and all the benefits of magnetic easy-fit filter frames. It is a waterproof studio light for close distances, a strobe effect for touring, and a direct view fixture in a lightweight and robust design: the definitive mid-size flood/blinder.


IP66-rated 110º / 75º DualSource LED luminaire with 57,000 lumen (preliminary)
RGBW mixing and 2 linear White LED blinders with 8 individually controllable segments
High CRI and high TLCI (above 90) with RGBW mixing
High-quality dimming performance with color filter emulation / SGM Versapath ready
CTC linear control from 2,000K to 10,000K
Magnetic easy-fit holographic filter frames
Lightweight and maintenance-free
User friendly display, wireless control, and integrated handle

The SGM Q-8 is a DualSourceTM touring fixture that is made to the quality standards of a studio fixture. The evolution of the Q-7 brings to market a combined 53849 lumens strobe blinder, and a 51,771 lumens studio-quality floodlight with TLCI 90+.

High color rendering
With a calibrated CRI performance above 90, and a 95+ TLCI via RAW modes, the Q-8 is the first RGBW fixture to achieve this level of white reproduction and outstanding output when mixing 4 LEDs. Thanks to SGM’s TruColor+TM technology, the Q-8 can deliver up to 47,232 lumens at 5,600K with excellent color rendition (CRI 96). Being already a great floodlight for close distances and medium-throws, the Q-8 color specs open a wide range of applications in different segments.

Double-tap strobe, segment controlled
The Q-8 implements two completely independent linear strobe blinders, based on G-7 BeaSt’s LEDs. These powerful strobe blinders are located at the top and bottom of the floodlight section, keeping all the advantages of the Q series while delivering new effects and 8 controllable pixels. In adition, the Q-8 includes a dual color strobe feature for the RGBW panel, allowing to strobe in a color while using a different color in the background. Two different types of light source, double strobe effect, twice the fun.

2 color engines in the same luminaire
While keeping the characteristic SGM color mixing as the default configuration, the Q-8 brings added value with SGM’s VersaPathTM : a designer selectable algorithm for advanced control over color transitions. With VersapathTM, operators can warm up or cool down their mixed RGB colors over the black body curve, deciding themselves which dominant prevails when moving from one color to another. When combined with CTC, Q-8 users can also emulate color filters over a specific native color temperature, or mimic the color path response of third-party RGB fixtures.

Full control via Studio Mode
The Q-8 includes the powerful SGM DMX Studio Mode, expanding its capabilities through a number of advanced features. Select up to 12 different dimming curves with fast response, smooth (default) fade-in, and low-end extended ranges, choose your preferred color mode (RGB CTC, RGBW CTC, RGB+W CTC, CMY, HSI, or XY), adjust fan speed to reduce noise, change the LED frequency range for any dimming value (3.1Khz to 30Khz), select up to 7 High-speed modes for demanding camera setups (up to 2000 fps), and increase or reduce the peaks of green in the white output via the Plus/Green mode. Learn more about the SGM Studio Mode by reviewing the DMX chart in the “Download” section.

Maximum reliability, all-weather design
With IP66 rating, a rock-solid head with integrated dehumidifier, and a sealed IP67 wet base, SGM turned the long-lasting tools from the Q family into a compact dual-purpose tank. This is the result of extensive research, in-house danish manufacturing, and ambitious product testing. The Q-8 users benefit from SGM’s ThermalDriveTM control, patented DryTechTM system, and multiple years of experience in all-weather lighting technology.

Included SGM technologies

This thermal management techonology provides Advaced Temperature Control monitored via sensors and software, keeping optimal LED junction temperatures, and ensuring maximum reliability for long-term use. The ThermalDriveTM system includes cutting-edge heat removal via passive thermal tecniques and active forced-air cooling (depending on the product), specifically designed to maintain LED efficiency while extending fixture’s lifetime.

All luminaires featuring this technology include all the TruColorTM capabilities, plus high color rendering (CRI / TLCI / CQS 90+) when using all RGB or RGBAM LEDs to achieve high-output dynamic whites. SGM’s TruColor+TM luminaires use an enhanced color engine that improves accuracy and consistency both for color mixing and low-end dimming, while using the same procedures to match the SGM color palette.

SGM’s integrated patented Dehumidification process eliminates humidity and breaks down corrosive molecules deriving from polluted air to avoid destructive corrosion. Inbuilt dehumidifiers constantly remove trapped hydrogen from inside of the lighting fixture in a solid estate electrolytic process with no moving parts. The DryTechTM procedure is also based on a Ingress Protection rating of 65 or 66 (depending on the fixture), intended as a full protection against dust and other particles, while ensuring protection against direct water jets.

When including this proprietary technology, the luminaire features two types of light source in the same reliable fixture, allowing independent operational capabilities in terms of control, output, beam angle, design, and energy consumption. All DualSourceTM fixtures are based on an optimized power management system that shares the same power supply for all sources, while delivering the maximum possible output in each light source when used independently.

Designer selectable algorithm for advanced color path control, allowing any mixed RGB value to hold a specific color point in the spectrum by modifying the color temperature data. Color filter emulation presets react to color temperature adjustments when this color path is selected. All products featuring the next-gen VersaPathTM color engine also include the standard SGM proprietary color mixing algorithm.

Additional information




Optical Data
LED expected lifetime 20,000 hours (Strobe blinders)
50,000 hours (RGBW panel)
Lightsource 880 x RGB LEDs, 880 x W LEDs (5,700K), 52 x W LEDs (7,000K)
Native lens options 110°
Optional filters Extra medium angle soft diffusion, Q, external
Extra wide angle soft diffusion, Q, external
Elliptical horizontal effect, Q, external
Elliptical vertical effect, Q, external
Average CQS (CTC) 92
Average CRI (CTC) 90
Average RF / TM-30-15 (CTC) 89
Average TLCI (CTC) 90
Color temperature 7000K (Strobe blinders)
5700K (RGBW panel, calibrated)
Color temperature range 2000K – 10000K
Efficacy 98 lm/W
Light output all LEDs on 53849 lm
Light output blue 1644 lm
Light output green 8660 lm
Light output red 4162 lm
Lumen per kilogram 3989 lm / Kg
Lux @ 10m 346 lux
Lux @ 5m 1386 lux
Max. CRI @ 5600K 96
Max. TLCI @ 5600K 95
Maximum beam angle 107 °
Native beam angle(s) 107° (panel with 110° lens)
75° (Strobe blinders)
Native field angle(s) 140° (panel with 110° lens)
119° (strobe blinders)
Color options Black – RAL 9004
Custom color – Any RAL
White – RAL 9010
Effective Projected Area 2.15 Square ft
IK rating IK06
IP class IP66
Lens material Tempered glass front
Material Aluminium
Net dimensions 520 x 320 x 166 mm
Net dimensions inches 20.5 x 12.6 x 6.5 inches
Net weight 13.5 kg (29.8 lbs)
Addressable pixels 4 (Panel) + 4 (Strobe Blinders)
Color calibration SGM proprietary, full color calibration
Dehumidifier Head
Dimming 12 DMX-controllable curves (smooth fade in / fast response / low-end extended range)
Emulation mode / effect Tungsten response emulation
Color Filter Emulation
Filters Magnetic easy-fit spread angle filter frames
LED panel 8 individually controllable segments
Other Studio DMX mode(s)
Versapath color engine
Independent control of Panel and Strobe Blinders
LED frequency control over DMX + High Speed mode (up to 2000 fps)
Strobe Ultra-high-speed strobe effects
Dualsource Strobe Blinder
Dual color RGBW strobe
Intensity, Duration, Rate and FX control channels per lightsource (3)
Pixel strobe feature (up to 8 segments)
Tilt 220°
Tilt locking system Locking system with angle indicator
View angle 110°
Electrical protection Overload protection with automatic recover
Input voltage, absolute max. rating 100 – 305 VAC; 50 / 60 Hz
Input voltage, nominal 115 – 277 VAC; 50 / 60 Hz
Max inrush current 230VAC 70 A
Max power consumption 630 W
Max power thru @ 100 V 13 A
Max power thru @ 230 V 13 A
Power factor 0.96 PF (230 V)
Power Supply Unit Inbuilt IP 67 Auto-ranging electronic switch-mode
Standby power consumption 8 W
Programming and Control
16-bit control Dimmer, Red, Green, Blue, White, pixels
Cabled DMX 5 pin XLR input/output
DMX channels 10, 12, 27, 34, 36, 41, 52
DMX modes 8
Protocol CRMX, W-DMX™ G2, W-DMX™ G3, W-DMX™ G4, W-DMX™ G4S
Setting and addressing OLED graphical display / 4 buttons
Standalone mode Quick Color
3 programs with up to 24 scenes
Wireless DMX Lumen Radio with RDM
DMX data in/out IP67 XLR 5-pin connector, Female
IP67 XLR 5-pin connector, Male
Power Power input connector & link-thru
Mounting point 3 x two quarter-turn locking points for two or three Omega Brackets
Orientation Any
Rigging possibilities Hanging (Omega Bracket included) or ceiling/wall mount (optional)
Safety features Bottom mount for safety wire
Minimum distance to combustible materials: 0.3 meter (11 in).
Cooling Active, Forced Air, Temperature-regulated
Humidity (max.) 98 %
Temperature range, operating -40°C to 50°C
Temperature range, start-up -20°C to 50°C
Temperature range, storage -40°C to 80°C
Thermal protection Automatic overtemperature protection
Total heat dissipation, max power 2149.6 BTU per hour
Total heat dissipation, standby 27.3 BTU per hour
Included items
Included items 2 Omega bracket with quater-turn fasteners
2 m IP66 power cable pigtail
Safety instructions and installation quick guide
Conforms To
CE – 2014/30/EU: EMC Directive EN 55103-2
EN 55015
EN 61547
EN 61000-3-2
EN 61000-3-3
EN 55032
CE – 2014/35/EU: Low Voltage Directive EN 60598-1
EN 60598-2-17
EN 62471
EN 60529
RoHS2 Directive 2011/65/EU
UL UL Std. 1573
Certified To
CSA CSA Std. C22.2 No. 166