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The first decision you will need to make is whether you are looking for focused lighting or wash lighting. Most shows will incorporate a mixture of the two.  

Focused lighting produces a hard edged beam which is more controllable. Fixtures of this type frequently have shutters which allow for creating edges to the pool of light. They commonly take gobos and other projection accessories. The most common type of focused fixture is the Leko (A brand name of Strand Lighting), Ellipsoidal Reflector Spotlight (ERS), or Profile Spotlight. These fixtures come in a variety of focal lengths depending on the size of the stage and the distance the lights are from the target.  

Follow Spots are also chosen because of their intensity, beam angle, and estimated throw distance. Please see our Quick Estimate table for choosing which size ERS you require. Both ERS fixtures and follow spots are available for purchase or rent at any of our three locations. 

Wash lighting is a little bit more broad in scope either referring to a wall wash or area wash. Area wash fixtures are used to illuminate with a soft edge to the beam. Common wash units are Fresnels and Par Cans. Fresnels use a stepped lens and by sliding the lamp housing back and forth in the fixture, the beam is adjusted from spot to flood. Par Cans, the workhorse of the Rock and Roll world, are reminiscent of the old "lights in a tin can". The size and shape of the beam is a factor of which lamp you chose to install.  External barn doors can be added to shape the beams of the Fresnel and Par Can.

Wall Wash fixtures produce an even field of light over a flat plane. Fixtures of this type include theatrical Cyc, Scoop and Borderlights.

Effects lighting is used when you are looking for a light which produces a specific reaction from people such as a rotating Mars light, a flashing strobe light or blacklights.

Sound complicated? Well its not. Give our sales staff a call with your particular needs and we can help get you going on the right path. 

Fresnels, Pars & Wash
Follow Spots
Cyclorama & Borderlights
House & Worklights
Event & Party
Automated Lighting
 Products (Total Items: 3)
Source Four
Source Four
Your Price: $495.00
Source Four LED Series 2
Source Four LED Series 2
Your Price: $2,657.00
ColorSource Par
ColorSource Par