13 10 / 2014
"The rope in front never lies, the way it pulls is the way it flies"
13 10 / 2014
Anonymous said: Hi! So I am trying to find Eco options for lights that aren't too expensive! Our performers usually rehearse with the stage lights on, and we've given up on trying to explain why it's bad. So we're looking for a mix of conventional lighting and LED. We really need to cut our electricity costs so that we can afford things over time too. Since you have a popular lighting blog I was hoping you & some of your followers could help me out! We're also looking for easy/intuitive boards if you can help.
Could you give me an idea of what space you’re working in? What fixtures do you already have?
You could try putting lower wattage lamps in the fixtures you already have (if the lowered intensity doesn’t matter).
Alternatively, you could get a couple of cheap 250W halogen work lights from Home Depot, hang them in your grid and designate them as rehearsal lights.
If you’re on a budget, LED fixtures that act like conventionals will be hard to come by. They pay off in the long run, but you have a lot of money upfront. The Source Four LED can is upwards of $2,000. Cheeper LEDs are designed more for colour and effects.
As for boards, the good old 2 scene preset is as intuitive as it gets! Leprecon makes a good one.
Anyone else have some input?