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#1 Ed Moore

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 08:01 AM

I'm putting together a new lighting rig for a very simple studio, and I'd like to light the cyc with some sort of LED colour changing unit.

Presumably there is some sort of unit designed for downwashing walls etc?

Need to cover a wall about 4m long with 2m either side on the return. Am thinking I'll probably need eight or so units.

Need to have some sort of simple controller as well.

Many thanks for any ideas!
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#2 Rupert MacCarthy-Morrogh

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 11:23 AM

Hi, I used a butch of these:

LED Par 64

To light up muslin 'sails' in a club recently and they worked a treat

I controlled them with one of these:

Little lighting desk

and you'll also need XLR cables to run DMX to each light.

Don't let the Par 64 bit fool you, they are nowhere near the output of 1k Par, I would say at a guess somewhere about a 500w Fresnel on flood, (generally I don't need my meter for deco lighting) but the colour of light is very pure & they only need 15w of power each (handy in a small studio)

Hope that helps
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Rupert Mac

Edited by Rupert MacCarthy-Morrogh, 16 September 2009 - 11:23 AM.

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#3 Ross Neugeboren

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 02:28 PM

ETC makes a LED cyclight called the Paletta from their Selador LED line. http://www.etcconnec...w.aspx?ID=22004
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#4 Ross Neugeboren

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 02:49 PM

And for a less expensive option (I just got an email back on Paletta pricing) color kinetics (now Phillips) makes the ColorBlaze LED Cyclight. http://www.colorkine...rgb/colorblaze/ They also manufacture a controller http://www.colorkine...llers/iplayer3/
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#5 Ed Moore

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 03:47 AM

Thanks guys for all your suggestions - really useful. I had been looking at the Chroma Q Color Block 2 range which look excellent but very expensive and I think out of the budget of my client. I've emailed the Colorblaze guys to see what their pricing is like.

Cheers!
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