The Creamsource Micro is less than half the size of the Creamsource Mini+, at just 220 x 205 x 100mm (W x H x D), and weighing in at 3.1kg.

It features a rugged and waterproof design, with an IP65 rating which means it can be used in all weather. Light output is the same excellent quality as the rest of the Creamsource range, with colour temperature adjustable from 2700 to 6500K and a CRI/TLCI of greater than 90. Drawing only 80W, it rivals the light output and punch typical of some 200W HMI Luminaires. Unlike most bi-colour fixtures, the Micro maintains constant power output across the whole CCT range, so users always get the unit’s full potential, and there is no reason to have to choose between a bi-colour or daylight system. Another key innovation of the Micro is its wide 10-32V operating voltage, allowing users to power the fixture from a single 90WH battery, or directly from a car.


As the Creamsource Micro is a high-power device, it will get hot during normal operation, and care must be taken when touching the unit. • The maximum surface temperature of the lamp head will be 60º C/140ºF, when operated in an ambient temperature of 25º C/77º F • Maximum ambient temperature for normal operation is 40ºC/104ºF
Recommended rigging position for the Creamsource Micro is with the cooling fins in a vertical orientation. This allows for the best natural cooling of the unit. It can be mounted in other positions BUT care must be taken not to smother the cooling fins on the back of the unit. Keep a 10cm/4in. clearance around the unit to maintain air flow. If rigging the unit above people, from vehicles, moving platforms, or hanging from any rigging, be sure to secure the unit through the safety-cable holes located at each end of the unit using approved and correctly rated safety cables, chains or carabiners.

LCD Display
This is the normal display mode of the Creamsource. The current intensity level is displayed, along with additional information in the status area at the top of the screen: • The text “DMX” appears when a DMX signal is detected, • A lock icon?indicates when the rotary wheel is locked • The current CCT shows in the upper right corner of the screen • Frame rate is displayed upper right when an external sync signal is present. • ‘EXT’ is displayed in upper right when External

Smooth Low Dimming Mode Smooth Low Dimming mode 
(MENU->Smooth Low Dimming) enables very smooth dimming at very low light levels. This activates an exponential dimming curve allowing for fine control at the low end. Note that the display will not show accurate % levels when in this mode. Different lighting modes and effects such as Strobe and Timed Flash are available under MENU->MODES. Use the NEXT button to switch between settings for adjustment, then the wheel to change that setting. Each time NEXT is pressed, the next setting is selected The ON/OFF and FLASH buttons can also be used as normal to switch the effect on/off or to create ‘bursts

Special Modes 
In special modes such as Strobe and Random, the display changes to show the selected setting when the NEXT button is pressed. When the light output is turned off, the display goes negative (white text on black background)

Syncing to Camera using Flashbandit 
The Creamsource can be triggered from an external source, such as a sync generator box (e.g. Ambient ACL202CT Lockit box), to ensure that it is synchronised with the camera shutter. This can be used to solve the frame tearing / flash banding problem most digital CMOS (and in fact some CCD/ lm) cameras can have with any flashing or strobing light source.

DMX Control 
Due to the small dimensions of the Creamsource Micro, it does not have full size XLR DMX connectors. Instead, the DMX signals are accessible by using a breakout cable plugged into the Accessory socket, which brings the signals out to 5 pin XLR connectors. Part number for the breakout cable is: CSU-DMX-Y When a valid DMX signal is present, the manual controls for the unit are disabled. These are restored one second after loss of DMX signal. The DMX address can be set through the menu system, with each unit requiring 2 address slots in basic 8-bit mode. The first address will control intensity, and the next adjacent address controls colour temperature.