Hi Ross, one of the best compact lighting units I have purchased are the NJD Quartet 300, colour changer floodlights powered from one of the Ryger DX403 series lighting controllers. They have 4x 300w halogen capsules behind a frame with 4x diachroic glass filters and barn doors. They give a huge spread of light and can produce any colour when controlled with a DX403 Pro controller or similar device. John.
Par cans give a concentrated beam of light. These Quartets are flood lights and have no central bright spot. I use 2 of these, 1 each side of the stage, to give a great background colour wash, so that the par cans can spot light over the background. The Quartets are a rounded corner box shape, about 1 1/2 times the size of a short par56, but weigh a lot more. They do produce some fan noise when running hot, but normally this is drowned out by any type of music. John.
Post by soundmanjim on Sept 29, 2006 12:36:54 GMT 1
ross; buy some nice new gels for the ones that are already there - i couldnt believe how much mine had faded until i changed them last week!!! Gel packs are readily available online and on ebay - get some nice deep reds and blues - a nice bright yellow (not orange, they just look terrible - an leave one or two without gels at all - you'll be suprised how good white light looks after an evening of red/green/blue etc etc. have they got a light controller down there? dont forget ive got a load of par cans here if you want 'em; gimme a bell!!
Jim Henderson Sound Engineer, tourbus driver/repairer, amp lugger, cyclist and beer tester.
Hi Jim, yes, white light is good. I use a couple of long nose par 56 open whites, to fire across the front of the stage, from each end. They don't blind the performers like a truss mounted theatre spot. I also light up the drummer, with a couple of open white short par 56's from the same bars. I dim them all with one of the Rygers. I know what it's like, not being seen at the back, in the drum seat. John.
Last Edit: Sept 29, 2006 12:51:55 GMT 1 by John Bell