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Minimal lightshow
« on: May 06, 2010, 04:39:56 PM »
Next gig I'm going to just try 6 conventional PAR38 cans loaded with colored floods - two blue uplights in back and a red and amber on the left speaker top (screwed to their top flypoints) and blue and amber on the right speaker top. I have an old 8 circuit remote relay box that uses a DB9 cable I can use for on/off control. Any suggestions as to what to use the last two channels for? I'm tempted to put a couple pinspots up on the speakers aimed at a battery powered mirror ball I can hang over the dance floor 8). Obviously I could double up the lights if I want more circuits available - the two uplights could go on one, the two ambers on another, the red+blue sidelights on another, and the pinspots on the fourth but that would leave me four circuits I'd have to find a use for x(.

Anyways it's all stuff I have from the old days so I'll see how crappy it looks before I buy some real lights :lol:.

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Re: Minimal lightshow
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2010, 01:11:14 AM »
Colored flood lamps will be a disappointment.  You'll be better off with halogen lamps and gel.  Better color with more choices and better output.
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Re: Minimal lightshow
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2010, 02:16:24 AM »
Colored flood lamps will be a disappointment.  You'll be better off with halogen lamps and gel.  Better color with more choices and better output.
The colored halogens aren't too bad:
http://www.peclamp.com/buyclpar.html

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Re: Minimal lightshow
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2010, 02:21:33 AM »
Granted but you still have a VERY limited pallet.  Apollo offer over 150 colors of stock gel and $ 6.79 worth of gel will do a minimum of 6 fixtures.
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Re: Minimal lightshow
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2010, 02:27:09 AM »
Hence the "Minimal" in the title :). I'm just trying to get one step up from nothing - then go from there.

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Re: Minimal lightshow
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2010, 02:32:29 AM »
That's cool.  Your first up grade will be to gels.
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Re: Minimal lightshow
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2010, 03:04:46 AM »
That's cool.  Your first up grade will be to gels.
I do have some gels but they were always a PITA to deal with when setup time is minimal. The better colored pars have pretty good color saturation but as you said the selection of colors is poor.