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LDI 2011 - What did you think?

Last week, the industry converged on Orlando, FL for LDI 2011. Anticipation and expectations were high.  Rumors were humming with new products on the verge of being announced as well as a first US peek at many of the products that were announced at PLASA.  What do you think was the best product of the show?


Added by Justin Lang on October 24, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

New PLSN Stickers

Check out the new stickers we had made for PLSN and ProLightingSpace! If you are heading to LDI next week, make sure to stop by our booth, 1762 and pick a couple up.  While you are there, you can also register as a VIP and get a VIP laminate and PLSN lanyard!

For those not attending LDI, the first 5 people to write a comment on this post, I'll send you a couple of the new PLSN…


Added by Justin Lang on October 21, 2011 at 8:33am — 5 Comments

Your Thoughts on LEDs, Are they good enough?

It never fails. At least once a day I get an email or asked in person, "What do you think of LEDs?" I use to have an automatic response, but lately, I ponder the question a bit before I share. In all honesty, I love LEDs, they are a wonderful thing... if used in the correct way.

Let me explain.

As of right now, LEDs offer a nice wash fixture with unbelievable color choices at the touch of a button. But they still lack something in my opinion.  Intensity and beam quality for a…


Added by Justin Lang on October 17, 2011 at 9:10am — 2 Comments

October 2011 Issue of PLSN Live in PLSN App

You've heard the news right, PLSN Magazine now has an app for your Apple iOS and Android mobile devices! Earlier this week, The October 2011 issue of PLSN was printed and getting ready to ship to all of our devoted subscribers. If you prefer the digital edition, why not get it now!  The OCtober issue is live in the PLSN App.  

If you haven't done so…


Added by Justin Lang on October 13, 2011 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Meet Our New PLSN Student Reporter for LDI 2011

I would like to introduce everyone to our new PLSN Student Reporter Sponsored by CHAUVET for the 2011 LDI show in Orlando Florida, Kent Laue. Kent was one of the many students that submitted videos to…


Added by Justin Lang on October 7, 2011 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Awesome T-shirt from Cryogenifex

Member Greg Gustin started my day off right with a awesome link. It was to the Cryogenifex website, It was a direct link to their t-shirt that they offer...

I LOVE IT! You can pick up a a t-shirt for yourself from a small to X-large…


Added by Justin Lang on October 6, 2011 at 9:15am — No Comments

Let's Play a Game...

Can you name the console that this button is from?

Added by Justin Lang on September 27, 2011 at 3:41am — 13 Comments

Day 2 of PLASA 2011

Another day, another eight hours on the show floor.  Today included a load more products, visits, videos, photos and meet new and old friends.  Some of the new things seen on the show floor had to be the new MagicQ MQ60 desk from Chamsys… Think of the MQ100 console… now shrink it, you’ll have the MQ60.  Same control and function as the MQ100, but travel size.  It’s designed to go into a carry on bag for easy travel.  No more checking a desk! Other big console news thus far is MA Lighting…


Added by Justin Lang on September 12, 2011 at 11:56am — No Comments

PLASA 2011 – Day One

The entire trip started with a red eye flight to London on Friday night. Red eye meaning we left at 5pm Friday from Dullas and arrived in London at 6:30am Saturday, an entire day before the show opened. Having some free time we were able to walk around bits of London to do the whole tourist thing… Happy I did it, but at the same time, it was tiring. Little sleep and walking is not a good way to start off the first day of a trade show.  The shoes are the important part. A good pair equals a…


Added by Justin Lang on September 11, 2011 at 11:47am — No Comments

Get your FREE VIP Access to LDI 2011

Get your FREE Exhibit Hall Admission VIP Pass to LDI now!

Take advantage of a FREE VIP pass to the LDI exhibit hall and find the hottest gear, see new product demos and establish lasting relationships with vendors and peers.

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Added by Justin Lang on August 25, 2011 at 8:07am — No Comments

Stage Collapses at Indiana State Fair

Over the weekend, the main stage at the Indiana State Fair Collapsed.  Here is more from

A strong, isolated blast of wind that came in advance of a line of thunderstorms knocked down the main stage at the Indiana State Fair at 8:49 pm Aug. 13. The collapse killed four people on site. A fifth victim, Nathan Byrd, 51, died Aug. 14. A spotlight operator who fell with the rigging, Byrd had been among the 45 people hospitalized, many with serious injuries. Although other…

Added by Justin Lang on August 15, 2011 at 7:46am — 3 Comments

Editor's Note, August 2011 PLSN - Auto Response – Out for Vacation

Over the weekend, we sent the August issue of PLSN to the printer.  You will begin to see the magazine arrive in your mail boxes soon.  I wanted to share my Editor Note well in advance of the magazine arriving. There is still time to soak up some rays this summer! -ed

I recently looked at my calendar for an up coming event and realized we are already in August. Where has the summer gone? Before you know it, it will be the winter holiday season and I will…


Added by Justin Lang on August 8, 2011 at 10:00am — 2 Comments is giving away 30,000 Video Clips over 7 Days

As a special treat to the ProLightingSpace community, is giving away 30,000 video clips for FREE over the next 7 days. You can download anything from their entire archive of footage, backgrounds, effects and more.

Simply choose a username and password, you can immediately begin downloading anything on You can download 20 clips per day. is only giving this access to a limited number of users, so grab yours before it is gone!…


Added by Justin Lang on July 28, 2011 at 6:31am — No Comments

PLS New Look

After months of tweaking and futzing over the smallest details and layout, We are happy to introduce the new look of ProLightingSpace. The old design was getting a bit tiring and played out.  It was time to bring some new life and color into the network.  All of the great features and content that you have come to expect from PLS is still here. All we have done is change the design.

I encourage you to take a look around and experience the new design.  It may take a moment to get use…


Added by Justin Lang on July 24, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Main Stage At Ottawa Bluesfest Collapses During Cheap Tricks Performance


OTTAWA — A sudden squall knocked down the main stage overhead rig on the last day of the 12-day, multi-stage Ottawa Bluesfest on Sunday, July 17 shortly before 8 pm, about 20 minutes after Cheap Trick started performing. The band members and crew were reported to be okay and no fatalities were reported, with the…


Added by Justin Lang on July 18, 2011 at 8:31am — 3 Comments

Vote for your Hometown Hero

The nominations from PLSN readers are in, the regional finalists for the 2011 Hometown Hero Lighting Company of the Year awards competition have been chosen, and now it’s time for you, the readers of PLSN, to once again vote on the top regional lighting company in five regions of… Continue

Added by Justin Lang on July 11, 2011 at 3:20pm — No Comments

W-DMX Call for Entries – Win an iPad2

Wireless Solution Sweden AB is searching for the next great wireless hero in a special 2011 contest. The only requirement is to have used at least one W-DMX transmitter and receiver in any project, big or small. Size doesn’t matter! Entries will be judged on creativity – not venue, audience size or equipment list. At least one high-resolution photo is required (preferably two to three). Winners will receive a new iPad2 – the hottest new gadget around.

To share your story, email…


Added by Justin Lang on July 5, 2011 at 11:11am — No Comments

ETC End-User Conference - CUE in July

ETC is hosting their first-ever end-user education event, July 26th and 27th, 2011. CUE offers you product training, a glimpse into the world of ETC, tours of our famed factory, networking with other lighting designers, lectures led by industry leaders, and more!

More details about CUE can be found on…


Added by Justin Lang on July 1, 2011 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Rosco Announces Share the work - Get the Swag

It works like this: You submit a photo of a production  in which you used a Roscolux or Supergel color to achieve a specific purpose or goal. (An example of a production shot shown above.) You’ll need to tell us, in a couple of sentences, why you chose the Roscolux/Supergel color you used and what you or the director or the design team wanted to convey with the color choice. If you need more than one picture to tell the story, you can send up to five! You’ll also have to fill out an online…


Added by Justin Lang on July 1, 2011 at 6:01am — No Comments

Share Your Production Nighmares

This is a call to the community. A few years back, we ran a column in PLSN called Welcome to My Nightmare. I am looking to bring that column back. The basic outline of the column is simple. I am looking for your stories about problems and issues that you have experienced on a gig and how you solved them. We are looking for you to share these Nightmares as we call them with the rest of the industry.

If you are interested in submitting your production nightmare stories to PLSN, please…


Added by Justin Lang on June 29, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

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