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The November 2017 Digital Edition

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Articles from the November 2017 Issue

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Hometown Hero Finalists

Kevin M. Mitchell • Features, November 2017 • November 9, 2017

Diverse Group Voted Best in Their Region by PLSN Readers

Thousands of readers across the continent weighed in on which lighting company deserved the certificate, the bragging rights and the chance to take home the “Parnelli Hometown Hero Award of the Year” at the Parnelli Gala in January.

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Robe MegaPointe

Robe MegaPointe

Richard Olson • Road Tests, November 2017 • November 9, 2017

“The Pointe was like taking the first beam fixtures manufactured and putting them on steroids.”

This was how the original Pointe was described to me before I used it. Now Robe has taken this fixture to the next level.

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The show took place Sept. 22

Jack Russell’s Great White

PLSN Staff • Showtime, November 2017 • November 9, 2017

Lighting Co
Central Park Performing Arts Center/Largo, FL

Venue
Central Park PAC (House Rig)
Largo, FL

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PLSN Nov 2017 Buyers Guide - LED Source Hard Edge Spots

LED Source Hard Edge Spots

Nook Schoenfeld • Buyer's Guide, November 2017 • November 9, 2017
It’s only been two years since we last checked in on what fixtures were on the market in this category. We’re back so quickly because the rise in LED sourced hard edge movers has been meteoric. The lumens have arrived, but the way everyone is achieving them is different. There are now models of every […] Read More...
Chauvet Professional Maverick MK Pyxis

Chauvet Professional Maverick MK Pyxis

Richard Olson • Road Tests, November 2017 • November 9, 2017

Chauvet Professional has delivered an impressive fixture that can serve as a nice wash light as well as a masterful bit of eye candy. The Maverick MK Pyxis is a compact slugger with a lot of bells and whistles designed to offer the user unending colorful and dimming chase effects. Most importantly, they have come up with a system of macros that deal with dimmer chases as well as fun color combinations at the same time. Read More...

The festival ran from July 13-15. The main Electric City stage was lit with Clearwing-supplied gear.

Camp Bisco 2017

PLSN Staff • Showtime, November 2017 • November 9, 2017

Lighting Co
Clearwing Productions

Venue
Montage Mountain
Scranton, PA

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Sound guys can benefit, too - the Console Shade is pictured here on a DiGiCo audio mixer.

The Console Shade

Nook Schoenfeld • Product Spotlight, November 2017 • November 9, 2017

It’s a hot one down here in Tennessee. I’m sweating just watching the local crew drag the control snake out to my lighting desk. The dust rises from the brown grass, the roof on the stage provides no relief from the blistering rays. My front of house platform is someone’s idea of a joke as there’s a plywood floor with some 12-inch truss slammed together around myself and two other operators that wouldn’t protect any of us in a storm. Yup, it’s another long day in a field where I must battle the elements and try my hardest to focus a moving light rig in the sun, before the crowd comes in.

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Elation Dartz 360

Elation Dartz 360

Brandon Creel • Road Tests, November 2017 • November 9, 2017

Elation Professional’s (also known as Elation Lighting) World Headquarters is located in Los Angeles. They’ve been producing innovative products since 1992 and are part of the American DJ group of companies. LED fixtures, like washes and spots, have been around the market for a while, but not LED moving BEAM fixtures. Today, we have the pleasure of taking a look in and around Elation’s newest product.

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The laser show served as a finale for the last two nights of the 2017 fair, which ran from Aug. 18-27

150th Marshfield Fair Laser Show

PLSN Staff • Showtime, November 2017 • November 9, 2017

Laser Co
Louis Capet XXVI Laser Shows

Venue
Marshfield Fairgrounds
Marshfield, MA

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Rosco Cubes are designed with pulse width modulation (PWM) characteristics that ensure flicker-free performance.

Pulse Width Modulation

Mike Johnson • Tech Talk, November 2017 • November 9, 2017

As the world of lighting moves more and more into LED sources, Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) has become the most common means for controlling LEDs. What is PWM exactly and, more importantly, how does it relate to lighting applicationis it and how does it affect your lighting design? Read More...

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