"The first Dedolight was built in 1984 with the original concept evolving out of my experiences as a Director of Photography since 1963. For many years, we built only one version and size, and still, it became the single best selling lighting instrument for professional motion picture, television, still photography, and architectural uses worldwide. By 1990, Dedolight and its revolutionary optical principle of the dual lens concept had so successfully established itself as a well known standard in the international film community that it earned the Technical Achievement Award from the Oscar Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. By the year 2000, larger sizes of lights in both daylight and tungsten were introduced - the Series 400. These lights, while incorporating both a patented triple zoom focus and our new patented Double Aspheric technology allows for further enhanced light output, tighter focusing range, and more even light and color distribution."