View Full Version : Dunno what lighting to buy
05-23-2001, 09:50 PM
I'm lookin around for lighting equipment for my production company, and, down here in Boise, I dunno where to go to even look for it, so, if anyone knows where to find some decent lights and what now, drop me a line and let me know, oh yeah, and i need to know what brand is more reliable than American DJ... cause , well, that's just not happening
05-23-2001, 10:02 PM
This is music production, not...party production, which is I guess what you're looking for...
try communication I guess.
05-24-2001, 07:00 AM
What's your budget? Decent lighting equipment is gonna cost ya a pretty penny....
05-24-2001, 12:37 PM
Well, without knowing your budget, it is hard. Take a look at Martin's Roboscans, High End Systems' Technobeams, or High End's Studio Color series.
I will say that the most impressive intelligent lighting show I've ever seen featured High End fixtures exclusively. 144 Studio Color CMY's, and I believe 8 Dataflashes. Those Studio Color CMY's really impressed me...
05-24-2001, 02:49 PM
the budget is't really an issue, i just want the most impressive and reliable shiznit that walks the earth...... :eek:
05-24-2001, 04:37 PM
I would take a look at those HES Studio Color's then. I personally like the moving-yoke design over moving mirror... You can get much wider coverage.
Plus those Studio Color CMY's have got a solid 9,000 lumens on them, a hell of a lot more than you'll see on just about any others.
05-24-2001, 08:27 PM
Hey,(RyeBread) thanx for the info, that sounds hella cool, is there a web site for that?
05-25-2001, 09:05 AM
If your serious about dropping some coin opn lighting gear and want some good stuff, here is a great list of links for ya:
Specs on lighting fixtures, etc: http://www.highend.com <-- High End Systems, the best lights, the pros swear by them! http://www.martin.dk <-- Martin lights. Middle of the road. http://www.americandj.com <-- Crappy crap... don't even waste your time!
Where to find good deals on pro lighting:
http://www.digibid.com <-- used auction site for pro lighting http://www.lightbroker.com <-- I cream my production guy jeans looking at this site http://www.ebay.com <-- yes believe it or not, roadies use ebay too!
Hope that helps. You might want to ask a full up lighting designer what they think... Frankly I would design your lighting to meet your club...
05-25-2001, 09:06 AM
Martin has got some pretty good products...
05-25-2001, 02:30 PM
Well, actually, the equipment that i need is for outdoor parties, and maybe some indoors, but that doesn't really does it. I'll check those sites, and see what's new, and i should probably get some new shorts on to look huh? I'll try that. Thanx again, :D
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05-25-2001, 11:22 PM
I just wanted to say, COOKIE DOUGH KICKS ASS!! YEAH BABY! But on the real tip, Martin lighting looks like the top to me. Good prices for good products. Thanx alot fot the info. I just gotta say I do miss portland. And Boise's scene is hella small and underground. But that's some opportunity right there, "Party ON Wayne" :cool:
05-26-2001, 11:50 PM
Alex you said it all!I have been doing lighting for years and I agree with alex we (Positive Systems)only buy Highend,They work everytime.Martin lights have some cool effects but you never know if they are gonna work.And American Dj DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY!It is all trash!Land fill!Check out (Trackspot).
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05-28-2001, 05:33 PM
Damn Alex, http://www.lightbroker.com and http://www.soundbroker.com both give me a stiffy... Didn't know many people knew about them though, I've never heard them mentioned until now.
I know High End makes architectural lighting, but I doubt it's what you're looking for. It'll stand up to anything.
High End is by far the best I've ever seen. As far as brightness, color saturation, clean & hard edges, durability, etc... Like I said, being able to throw a show together with 144 intelligent fixtures, and to rely on them to work 5 days a week for months on end with no problems (and have to be unloaded, set up, broken down, loaded, and transported every time)... That says a hell of a lot to me.
I work at the coliseum here, and I don't think I've ever seen one serious act roll in with anything less than HES lights... Definitly what I'm saving up for myself, right after those Mackie Fussions I've been eyeing...
05-28-2001, 11:03 PM
Ok, I already know, that if I were to purchase AMERICAN DJ, I should just go ahead and throw my money into a little jar, and throw it out in the street and then proceed to hide in a port-a-poddy and wait for someone to shit on me. But I still need to know, does it matter if I'm using the lighting for more outdoor than indoor? Let me know.
05-29-2001, 10:34 PM
Depends on the conditions... If you're going to be out in the desert where a sandstorm may be a danger, I'd say yes. Or if you were going to be out in the rain, I'd make sure to get a beach umbrella of some kind. But I'd think as long as you follow common sense precautions, you probably wouldn't have too many problems.
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