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#1 Matt Workman

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 02:08 PM

Hey,

I'm putting together a list of lighting companies for general reference and for a large club I have coming up and I'm having difficulty finding the speciality lighting fixtures and companies.

http://www.mattworkm...hting-list.html

For the moving lights I have a friend who is a LD for a big lighting company and can get the MAC and Chauvet moving lights but I'm looking for grid/strip lights.

What company makes the LED walls and vertical strip lights? I know Element Labs and Lumisys make some of them but those seem like custom jobs. Are there any more generic ones? I saw that Mole has the Deca lights but those are new and I've seen them in older videos. Not talking about Mole Dino/Wendy rigs.

Like this video at 00:33.


Thanks,

Matt
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#2 Chris Pritzlaff

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 10:34 PM

Try Color Kinetics


http://www.colorkinetics.com/

Their site is somewhat difficult to navigate, but they make several types of LED striplights and probably have something you are looking for.

Edited by Chris Pritzlaff, 08 September 2008 - 10:35 PM.

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#3 Chris Pritzlaff

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 03:01 AM

After looking at the video you posted, you probably are looking for something like this

It is in fact from color kinetics as mentioned above

http://www.colorkine...rgb/colorBlaze/
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#4 Matt Workman

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 11:03 AM

Thanks guys. Company added. The LED lights are really taking over, I suppose thats a good thing.

I did a video a month or two ago where we used the Chauvet Colorodos.
http://www.chauvetli...orado_fix.shtml

Here is a clip showing the lights and their effect, on an HPX3000 anyway.
http://www.mattworkm...ork/steelo.html

I wasn't really happy with the color that the LED lights gave off, but I suppose I just need practice. They are on a control board to change their colors and brightness on cue, which is nice but they are just so SATURATED it overloads the sensor really quickly. We mainly used them right up against a wall as a wash light and then bounced them off beadboard to key the actors/performers.

On the Motion City Soundtrack video those are LEDs? I guess how else can you get RED strip lights like that... We have no budget but I really want to do a test on Fuiji 500t with LED lights and over/under exposure for different colors. I noticed the HPX3000 doesn't pick up magenta, it comes out more blue. <_<

Thanks though.

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#5 Matt Workman

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 11:06 AM

Also if those are just LED and not some tungsten light rig, like I had hoped, I can get these really easily.

http://www.chauvetli...atten_fix.shtml

LEDs...ehhh.

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#6 Derek Leffew

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 08:04 PM

By "Lighting Companies" what you appear to be compiling are Lighting Equipment Manufacturers.

Here's a few theatrical manufacturers you may be missing:
* Altman Lighting
* American Grip
* Applied Electronics
* Apollo Design Technology
* Barbizon Lighting Company
* Brightline
* Chauvet Lighting
* Clay Paky
* Coemar
* Diversitronics
* Electrol Engineering
* Electronic Theatre Controls (ETC)
* Entertainment Technology
* Future Light
* GAM Products
* High End Systems
* Interactive Technologies -
* Johnson Systems
* Lehigh Electric Products Company
* Leprecon
* Lighting & Electronic Design -
* Lighting & Electronics
* Lycian Stage Lighting
* Lyntec
* M.C. Lights
* Martin Professional
* Mole-Richardson
* PixelRange
* Pook Diemont & Ohl
* Robert-Juliat
* SECOA
* Selecon
* Selador
* SSRC - Company Switch
* Stagecraft Industries
* Strand Lighting
* Strong Entertainment Lighting
* Syncrolite
* Techni-Lux
* Tempo Industries -
* James Thomas Engineering
* Texas Scenic Company
* Times Square Lighting
* Tomcat USA
* Unipar Lighting Corp. USA
* Union Connector
* Vari-Lite
* Wildfire
* Wybron
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#7 Matt Workman

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 12:42 AM

Derek: Thanks for the list, I had quite a few of those but now I have a good 20+ to add and research. Thanks.

Kevin: I'll keep you in mind if I'm in China. :lol: I might have a shoot in Japan, but thats pretty far away.

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#8 Kevin Lee

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 09:44 AM

Derek: Thanks for the list, I had quite a few of those but now I have a good 20+ to add and research. Thanks.

Kevin: I'll keep you in mind if I'm in China. :lol: I might have a shoot in Japan, but thats pretty far away.

Matt


Hi Matt. Hope you come to china to shoot. I will help you do some preparation
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#9 Andrew Brinkhaus

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 04:29 PM

Matt I don't know what others will say, but I am pretty sure that the lights at :33 in the Motion City Soundtrack video are tungsten strips. They look like a small bulb of some type. Also, that video is a couple years old, not sure how popular LED technology was back then.
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