Introduction Thank you for selecting the Martin Alien 05. The Alien 05 is a series of color changers with eight interchangeable dichroic color filters (plus open white) and speed change control. The Alien 05’s adjustable spherical head can be angled and swiveled.
Safety during operation • Never operate the fixture with missing or damaged lenses and/or covers. • Do not stare directly into the light. Never look at an exposed lamp while it is lit. • Replace the lamp if it becomes defective or worn out. •...
A dedicated control unit for the Alien 05 series. Oracle Note that in this document we refer to Alien 05 Recessed, Alien 05 Eyeball and Alien 05 Stem Mount models collectively as “Alien 05” luminaires. The following sections in this chapter describe rules and concepts needed to design and implement an Alien 05 installation - specifically regrading data and power.
C o n t r o l n e t w o r k c a b l i n g An Alien 05 must be connected to an 05 Driver unit (directly, or indirectly via an 05 Repeater unit) that contains the intelligent control functions. The 05 Driver transmits commands to the Alien 05 luminaires via CAT5 network cables (also available separately).
Laying control network cables Lay network cables from as many of the 05 Driver’s, or 05 Repeater’s, six output channel sockets as is necessary to the Alien 05 mounting positions. Start with the locations closest to the 05 Driver or 05 Repeater.
AC p o wer Each Alien 05 draws 50 watts of power at 4.2 amps from an electronic transformer that supplies 12 volt AC at 50 or 60 hertz (only supplied with bases for the Alien 05 Stem Mount). If you are installing multiple Alien 05s you can use one or more transformers, specified to the number of Alien 05s power is being supplied to.
Do not draw more than 10 amps through the 05 Driver mains relay. If the mains supply is under 200 volts and the number of connected Alien 05’s is over 15, check that the combined current draw of all transformers will not exceed 10 A.
Connecting transformers to a power supply Supplying power through the 05 Driver to the transformers that power the Alien 05 luminaires is optional and transformers may be connected directly to the mains supply if there is no requirement for remote dimming or power/on via the 05 Driver.
6 Install the transformers close to the Alien 05 mounting holes and connect them to the 05 Driver or power supply. See page 9. 7 Connect the Alien 05 to the network and transformer cables and install it in the mounting hole. See page 15.
The product is not designed for installation in other environments. Ensure that Alien 05 Recessed models are installed with at least 50 mm (2 in) of clear space around the air vent at the rear of the fixture (total space required including the depth of the fixture is 168 mm (6.6 in)).
1 Connect the power leads from the 12 V AC halogen lamp transformer. Anchor these securely by tightening the screws. Note that the cable length between the transformer and the Alien 05 must not be more than 45 cm (17.7 inches).
3 Once the cables are connected, insert the Alien 05 into the mounting hole. 4 Using a 3 mm Allen wrench, tighten the screws to lock the fixture in place. Do not overtighten. R e m o v i n g t h e A l i e n 0 5 Re c e s s e d Once installed it is not recommended that you remove an Alien 05 Recessed unless absolutely necessary.
24 AWG) that is not longer than 10 metres (33 feet), and that can be run from the fixture housing to the 05 Driver unit. • If you are daisy-chaining another Alien 05 then you need an additional CAT5 network cable, that is not longer than 10 metres (33 feet), to connect the fixture housing to the next one.
A l i e n 0 5 E y e b a l l t o t h e corresponding connector on the cable from the network junction box. that is attached to the recessed fixture housing. Installing an Alien 05 Eyeball...
2 Connect the power (P) connector on the Alien 05 Eyeball to the corresponding connector on the recessed fixture housing (A). 3 Grasp both wire clips (B) simultaneously using both hands and insert the Alien 05 Eyeball into the Halo recessed fixture housing (C and D).
4 pairs, 24 AWG) that is not longer than 10 metres (33 feet), and that can be run from the Alien 05 to the 05 Driver unit. • If you are daisy-chaining another Alien 05 then you need an additional CAT5 network cable, that is not longer than 10 metres (33 feet), to connect this luminaire to the next one.
configuration is not intended for mounting on a vertical surface such as a wall. Base Base cover Cover ring Bracket Head Snap ring Arm cover Standard configuration Reversed configuration Note that in either configuration that power and data cables can be connected to the base either through the three holes in the side of the Base cover or through the hole in the center of the base.
3 Connect the transformer on the Base to power at the terminal (C). See “Connecting transformers to a power supply” on page 11 of this user manual. Anchor the power cable using the clamp (B). Installing an Alien 05 Stem Mount...
4 Remove the snap ring from the end of the Arm using a pair of retaining ring pliers. Slide the Arm through the hole on the bracket of the Alien 05 Stem Mount head and replace the snap ring. 5 If you have attached a 600 mm long arm then attached the cable extension that is supplied to the cable on the Alien 05 Stem Mount head.
These can be used through a ceiling surface that is up to 5 mm (1/5 inch) think. If the ceiling is thicker than this you will need to purchase two longer counter-sunk M4 screws. Installing an Alien 05 Stem Mount...
1 Cut or drill a 45 - 50 mm (1.8 - 2 inch) hole in the ceiling surface. 2 Remove the snap ring from the end of the Arm using a pair of retaining ring pliers. Slide the Arm through the hole on the bracket of the Alien 05 Stem Mount head and replace the snap ring.
(A) on the base. See “Laying control network cables” on page 8. Use CAT5 network cables and if the lamp is to be daisy-chained to a subsequent lamp, connect another CAT5 network cable for the link to the Installing an Alien 05 Stem Mount...
2.5 mm Allen wrench. 15 Rotate the mounting bracket and tilt the sphere to the correct position and lock them into position using a 2.5 millimeter Allen wrench. 16 Apply power. Installing an Alien 05 Stem Mount...
General operation The Alien 05 effects (color filter selection and the speed of color changes) are controlled by an 05 Driver unit. Operators can develop programs, or issue control commands to an 05 Driver using the Oracle dedicated control unit, any DMX controller, DMX recorder, or any other USITT DMX512 compliant controlling device.
Positioning the Alien 05 Recessed beam Do not tilt the sphere on an Alien 05 Recessed so that the light points into the fixture as the build-up of heat may damage the fixture. Forcing the sphere into this position might also strain the cables within the fixture.
12. D i f f u s e r l e n s The Alien 05 is supplied with a diffuser filter installed. This ensures a soft illumination when illuminating close objects. When illuminating objects at greater distances, it is recommended that you remove the diffuser filter.
Additional color filters can be ordered from your Martin dealer. A list of available filters can be found in “Specifications” on page 44, or on the Martin web site (http://www.martin.dk). In the absence of an 05 Driver unit it is possible to open the fixture and change the currently selected filter manually.
R e p l a c i n g t h e l a m p The Alien 05 uses the Osram ENL 50W 12V lamp (P/N 97000005). This lamp has been designed specifically for the Alien 05. Installing any other lamp is likely to result in a lower light output.
Alien 05 Eyeball lamp replacement To replace the lamp: 1 Disconnect the fixture from power and allow it to cool. 2 Remove the Alien 05 from the Halo recessed fixture housing. 3 Disconnect the data (D) and power (P) connectors.
7 Gently insert the lamp under the sprung holder inside the sphere. 8 Reconnect the data (D) and power (P) connectors (A). 9 Grasp the wire clips (B) and insert the Alien 05 back into the Halo recessed fixture housing (C). 10 Reapply power. Service...
Alien 05 Stem Mount lamp replacement Lamp replacement requires a 3 mm Allen wrench. To replace the lamp: 1 Disconnect the fixture from power and allow it to cool. 2 Remove the lamp cover using a 3 mm Allen wrench.
The procedure for changing the filters is slightly different for each of the three Alien 05 models. See the appropriate section: • “Alien 05 Recessed color filter replacement” on page 40, or • “Alien 05 Eyeball color filter replacement” on page 40, or •...
Allow the fixture to cool for 15 minutes before removing. To replace color filters: 1 Disconnect the fixture from power and allow it to cool. 2 Remove the Alien 05 from the Halo recessed fixture housing. 3 Disconnect the data (D) and power (P) connectors.
6 Reconnect the data (D) and power (P) connectors (A). 7 Grasp the wire clips (B) and insert the Alien 05 back into the Halo recessed fixture housing (C).
Alien 05 Stem Mount color filter replacement Color filter replacement requires a 3 mm Allen wrench. Warning! Allow the fixture sphere to cool for 15 minutes before removing the color filter cover. To replace color filters: 1 Disconnect the fixture from power and allow it to cool.
Troubleshooting Problem Probable cause(s) Remedy No response from fixture when No power to fixture. Check power cables. power is applied. Fixture does not respond 05 Driver unit not connected. Connect 05 Driver unit. correctly to 05 Driver unit Bad data link connection. Inspect cables and correct poor connections and/or broken cables.