Savannah's Theatre Blog

Lighting

Posted in Uncategorized by Savannah on August 18, 2010

Lanterns:

– Comes in two main types: spotlights and floodlights. Spotlights use a lens whereas floodlights do not.

– They are generally designed to be mounted on a pipe (overhead bar), vertical bars or floor stands.

– they are fitted with a mounting yoke and usually a pipe hook clamp to allow for the fixture.

– Most lanterns are fitted with colour frame clips to hold a square metal frame. This is for holding coloured gels.

– There are also other possible fittings: barn doors, top hats, doughnuts and colour wheels.

– they are available for either 120V or 240V operation.

– Most use an incandescent lamp.

– It is possible to change the intensity of the light by changing the amount of electricity.

– There are all kinds of spotlights, differentiated by the type of lens they use. There is the Plano Convex (PC), Fresnels (which they used in Superheroes) and PAR (Parabolic aluminised Reflectors) lanterns.

*All lights are connected through a dimmer which transmits back to the lighting panel.

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