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BillESC
04-30-2013, 07:24 PM
I may have mentioned that I was lighting a casino night at the local Boys & Girls Club in their 11,000 sq. ft. room. Only my lights were used.

Here's a shot one of the photog's took using my Genie Lift. Don't know what film or setting was being used, but it wasn't this bright in real life...

http://i39.tinypic.com/34qpy11.jpg

25 - 300w Par 56

1 - 500w Par 56

12 - 75w halogen R30 up lights

2 - 575w Shakespeare lekos

3 - 1w x 36 TyLED

2 - Vue 3's

+ - 3000' of cable

6 hour load in alone two hour load out w/ my daughter.

Dix
04-30-2013, 07:46 PM
As always ... :tup:

DJ Nada
04-30-2013, 08:03 PM
Any chance we could see a few more pictures of the actual setup?

BillESC
05-01-2013, 08:59 AM
I didn't take any pictures (don't have a camera at the moment)

All of the fixtures were clamped to the purlins and all cabling was run along the purlins as well.

The majority of power was drawn from a panel box located at the front right corner of the building where I tied-in my own PD.

DJzrule
05-01-2013, 09:50 AM
I didn't take any pictures (don't have a camera at the moment)

All of the fixtures were clamped to the purlins and all cabling was run along the purlins as well.

The majority of power was drawn from a panel box located at the front right corner of the building where I tied-in my own PD.

So you didn't do uplighting, you did downlighting. :P

Just busting your chops, looks great. Any reason you went with halogen instead of LED? Wasn't that an awful lot of cabling? Or do you have some sort of MOXC distro cable system?

BillESC
05-01-2013, 10:14 AM
Did the uplighting as well. Used halogen because I owned it and was able to use different beam spreads and wattages for specific applications.

At 300w I was able to daisy chain 5 fixtures together to one 15 amp circuit.

The Shakespeare's at 575w were ganged with 3 of the 300w and went into a 20 amp circuit. I only had 5 runs of cable back to the panel.

stuartm
05-12-2013, 05:09 PM
lekos are something that isint in most peoples vocabulary anymore unless you have worked a large theater production at some point in your life. Too bad because you can do some neat stuff with them.

DJ M&M
05-12-2013, 05:50 PM
Leko's are used all the time in concerts, there just not normally used by DJ's

DJzrule
05-12-2013, 06:51 PM
lekos are something that isint in most peoples vocabulary anymore unless you have worked a large theater production at some point in your life. Too bad because you can do some neat stuff with them.

#theatergeekswag


Leko's are used all the time in concerts, there just not normally used by DJ's

Well, they're becoming more common now that DJs have learnt about custom gobos. Such new technology!.....from a few decades ago. :P

Brandt Slater
05-12-2013, 07:16 PM
#theatergeekswag



Well, they're becoming more common now that DJs have learnt about custom gobos. Such new technology!.....from a few decades ago. :P

^^This, and learning the differences in lenses, focusing, etc.

Another reason why DJ's were slow getting into fixtures like Leko's is due to the cost. Even a good used S4 could set you back roughly $300.00, and if you needed to buy another lens...another $100. They just don't lose value unless they have parts missing or look like they fell off a truck a dozen times. But since the LED Lekos came out, fixtures like the S4 and others will be more available. The production company I co-own, our lighting department have been phasing out older S4's for the new LED S4's.

Nick_EventPro
05-13-2013, 01:28 PM
The production company I co-own, our lighting department have been phasing out older S4's for the new LED S4's.

Brandt,

How do you like the LED S4s?

We've got a number of the conventional S4s that I'd like to phase out as well. Are the LEDs comparable? We own alot of small LED profiles and they are great for what they are, but they still don't look the same as a nice 700w mover. I'm thinking the same thing is going to apply to the source fours as well. Maybe I'm wrong? Haven't had much time with the LED S4s up close.

Brandt Slater
05-13-2013, 02:39 PM
The lighting guys are liking them. I wanna say we have 20 so far. In house testing next to the conventional, the LED version had a sharper beam throw and the white was way brighter. The LED version gives off a Tungsten light which I prefer over an HPL.

Only issue is the cost. $2k a fixture.

STLRiverCity
05-13-2013, 09:45 PM
Check out the Chauvet Ovation fixture. I have one and I really like it. I think it is a great replacement for a 750W S4. It costs about $1500 without a lens, but uses the same lens tube as a S4, so you can use what you have.

BillESC
05-14-2013, 09:57 AM
I just sold one of my clients Apollo's Profile Zoom LED 100w. Having Zoom makes it a very versatile fixture and the fact that it can use Apollo's B size PrintScenic plastic full color gobos is a huge plus since they cost only $ 89

http://internetapollo.com/Products/View/3886.aspx