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  • Amber front washes

    I ask this every few months but I'm still looking for a pair of amber only LED front washes. I guess they don't need to be variable brightness but just enough so facial expressions can be seen. I'm now thinking that ideally they would be 12V so I could rig up a couple of cheap rechargeables for them so I don't need AC. Any ideas?


  • #2
    Yes, actually. Look at the Whelan TIR 3/LIN 3/LIN 6 series of led warning lights. These are what cop cars, etc, use on 12 volt systems. They have a "steady on" mode, as well as built-in flashers. They are tiny, so you could put them anywhere and be unobtrusive with the. Talk to the folks at "Stobes'n More" (in Rhode Island, IIRC) for pretty good pricing. If they don't work as FOH lighting, you can always use the as the "hazard flashers of God" on your trailer.... Mark C.
    "Good tools are expensive. Cheap tools are damned expensive."

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    • RoadRanger
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      Miko Man wrote:
      Yes, actually. Look at the Whelan TIR 3/LIN 3/LIN 6 series of led warning lights. These are what cop cars, etc, use on 12 volt systems. They have a "steady on" mode, as well as built-in flashers. They are tiny, so you could put them anywhere and be unobtrusive with the. Talk to the folks at "Stobes'n More" (in Rhode Island, IIRC) for pretty good pricing. If they don't work as FOH lighting, you can always use the as the "hazard flashers of God" on your trailer.... Mark C.

      Those are pretty interesting, thanks! I'd almost be inclined to mount a pair directly on my mains  except they'd probably gat smashed sooner or later on load-in or load-out .


  • #3
    With a multi light on each, you could do things like fades on the front. My go-to quick front look is this.

    Side A: amber 100%, white fading from 100% to 0
    Side B: blue 100%, red 100% fading to 0

    http://youtu.be/AChapH3RKjM

    http://youtu.be/s5JsTboOz6g

    So if there's no backlighting, there's still a bit of variety. Mounted in too of the FOH.
    NO SIGNATURE FOR YOU!!

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    • RoadRanger
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      StratGuy22 wrote:

      Side A: amber 100%, white fading from 100% to 0
      Side B: blue 100%, red 100% fading to 0

      Are the fades internal or are you using an external controller?


  • #4
    Using DMXIS. I have my Mac mini running all the time to record and use an iPad with my StudioLives.
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    • djiceman1575
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      Maybe check these out.  Cheap, no DMX, but may suit your needs if it's a small show.  I plan on picking some up with an LED dummy so I can put them on a dimmer pack for on/off use.


  • #5
    A DMX dimmer pack runs about $100ish anyway...

    Pick up a couple RGBAW fixtures, buy once, cry once.

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    • RoadRanger
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      I just ordered up a <$20 10w "yellow" Chinese flood fixture off of fleaBay to check out. They are supposed to be 120 degree floods, we'll see. From what I can make out the "yellow" can actually be "amber" and maybe even some sort of gel (fatherless amber?) will "shift" them some away from true yellow?. Worse case I can use it as a yard light at home .

      The problem with the puck type lights I already have is they are pretty tight spots. they would be useless from on top of the mains - though I'm tempted to try some sort of diffuser with them?

      To re-iterate I'm wanting something fairly dim and always on, maybe with blackout capability but no need for dimming.



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