02-04-2013 03:13 PM - edited 02-05-2013 03:22 AM
Going to be lighting a fashion show. Stage 24' X 16' and a runway, off downstage center 48 long'.
I think I've got the stage covered. I have 3 Blizzard stormchasers and 8 Blizzard Q12RGBA Pucks. Also a couple of Martin 518 scanners. Will do ok lighting front and back. It's the runway that's the problem. I will use 4 truss archways 10' high by six feet wide, 10' apart. What I would like to do is use par 38 non LED cans to light the runway. Problem is I don't know what bulb/gel to use.
I need a bright "white" light. I went to Lowes and bought a Par 38 (70 watt) halogen spot bulb to put in a standard Par 38 can. The spot part was right and the brightness (1300 lumins) was pretty good. It's the light color that isn't quite right. The light has a "yellow' tint to it. I need it white. Like stark florescent light white. (The clothes designers don't like a lot of color. They want their clothes to show "true" color. Also need to keep the photographers and videographers happy.
So I'm wondering if anyone has some suggestions on a bulb, or gel that can crisp that halogen light up to white, or a bright white bulb.
I realize I can go out and buy Blizzard raygun fixtures, or the like, but they are specialized lights and I don't have a real need for them.
Another 8 Q12's can be done too, but they are a bit too much wash and buying that many lights for a 1 off show doesn't make much sense either.
I'm going to try and pull this off with just straight par 38 cans. (I have a bunch of those). But I need to put the right bulb and or gel on them. (got to light them purty girls up properly don't cha know. )
Thanks in advance for the replies.
02-04-2013 07:26 PM
If they're not going to be on dimmers just use florescent bulbs,just get brighter ones.
02-04-2013 08:56 PM
02-05-2013 06:10 AM
Apollo gel AP2000 takes incandescent 3200k and boosts it to 5500k daylight. k= Kelvin which is how color is measured.
02-05-2013 08:16 PM
My favorite color correction is Rosco R365 which is a CTB gel (but with no specified transition K value). Anything that converts 3200K to 5600K should work, all manufacturers have them. Apollo, Lee, Rosco all have CTB ("Color Temperature Blue") gels. (CTO = "Color Temperature Orange", converts high CT sources - flourescents, discharge fixtures, &c. down to a lower "color temparature".)
02-06-2013 01:57 AM
Thanks for all the suggestions guys. Gonna chase down a few gels a give them a go.
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