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Elation and High End Systems (and Rum, perhaps) Heightened EMOTION at InfoComm 2015

Posted by Jim Hutchison on July 2, 2015 at 7:28am 3 Comments

I wasn’t quite grown up enough in the business at the point when companies like High End Systems were throwing the knock-down, drag out kind of demo parties at the major events.  That one video of a High End demo back in the Nineties always comes to mind when I think “I wonder how much Red…

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Lightning Art from Marc Simon Frei

Posted by Craig Rutherford on June 30, 2015 at 5:53pm 2 Comments

Arcing is generally something we try to avoid in our industry, but photographer and artist Marc Frei has been using Tesla coils to product these amazing photographs. It looks to me as though the discs that the arcs are flowing over are a dielectric material, perhaps glass, but I don't know enough about this to be sure. Either way, a beautiful example of a naked arc providing dramatic lighting effects.…



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Some Thoughts On Color Mixing

Posted by Craig Rutherford on June 22, 2015 at 4:06pm 2 Comments

Over the years, many different lighting companies have come up with many different ways to do color mixing of their lights, and today I'd like to pontificate about some of the different methods and their strengths and weaknesses, and how they fit into different areas of design.

Flags: the mixing glass slides back and forth on tracks, moving into and out of the beam. The big strength of the flag system is the speed of the system, but what tends to happen is that as the flags ease into…

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Why to believe in the G-Spot

Posted by Ben Diaz on June 22, 2015 at 7:51am 0 Comments

Spots: who needs them?

This is the usual way of thinking in all the "trendie" environments. The reason of this issue is, obviously, the "proclaimed kingdom" of the "beam" moving head. Yes; most of the people prefers a beam instead of a spot, and if possible, a beam, a spot and a wash in the same head. I can understand that. But in my mind, there's a clear hierarchy, if I need to choose between them: firstly the spot function, then a bright smoth wash, and finally a…

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InfoComm 2015 and the Story of the Giant Paisley Test Pattern Nightmare

Posted by Jim Hutchison on June 19, 2015 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

Hi, everybody -- Jim Hutchison here, and I just got back from InfoComm 2015 in Orlando.  My eyes still have video wall test patterns burned in them, parking in Orlando at the OCCC for the InfoComm show was way worse than normal this year, and MegaLite had some really fantastically cold beer at their booth.  All of those things point to a really great show!

Oh yeah -- I'm gonna be blogging here at the Pro Lighting Space a lot…

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