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Buyer’s Guide

  • Projectors

    Nook Schoenfeld | Buyer's GuideJune 2021 | June 10, 2021Need a projector that can blast 56,000 lumens across a 90-foot-wide screen? Or maybe something better suited to a modest board meeting or classroom? Here are some options. Read More...
  • Moving Light Profiles

    Nook Schoenfeld | Buyer's GuideMay 2021 | May 6, 2021The most noticeable attribute to moving profiles in the last two years is they all have LED light sources now. Some have concentrated on transferrable light engines, while others have a superior color mixing system. All of them offer prisms of some sort along with a frost filter. Framing shutter macros, IP ratings and luminous […] Read More...
  • Soft Lights

    Nook Schoenfeld | April 2021Buyer's Guide | April 1, 2021Soft Lights have long been used as fill light on a film set. And with live stream performances becoming commonplace, they have gained even more popularity. Newer models include ± green shifts, hue/saturation for adding color, and separation of LED modules, which make for great eye candy and a new use for this classic fixture […] Read More...
  • PLSN Online Buyers Guide: Lasers

    Nook Schoenfeld | Buyer's GuideMarch 2021 | March 4, 2021In the old days, entertainment lasers were only found on the highest profile shows. Costs and special handling of expensive gear often overrode a production’s desire to utilize them. Much of that has changed. Lasers are almost commonplace on arena shows, prices are down, and options for different gear are abundant. The fact that lighting […] Read More...
  • Weatherproof Lights

    Nook Schoenfeld | Buyer's GuideFebruary 2021 | February 5, 2021Weatherproof light fixtures have become increasingly popular in the concert touring and outdoor installation worlds. Here’s a look at what’s available. To download a PDF of PLSN’s Feb. 2021 Buyers Guide, CLICK HERE Read More...
  • White Light LED Fixtures

    Nook Schoenfeld | Buyer's GuideDecember 2020 | December 9, 2020There was a time when most popular moving LED light fixtures offered an all-white version. As LED technology advances, that seems to be less necessary. But a number of white-light-only fixtures are still out there, for a variety of reasons. To download a PDF of PLSN’s Dec. 2020 Buyers Guide, CLICK HERE Read More...
  • Lighting Consoles

    Nook Schoenfeld | Buyer's GuideNovember 2020 | November 4, 2020Lighting consoles come in different sizes and configurations to match the varying needs of their users, depending on whether they are a DJ or house of worship LD on a budget or a touring LD for a big rock show that needs to push the fader count and lighting effects to the max. Here’s what’s […] Read More...
  • Lifts & Hoists

    Nook Schoenfeld | Buyer's GuideSeptember 2020 | September 11, 2020There are many different ways to lift something on a stage. One can use a chain hoist (preferably an electric one), a wire drum of some sort, or a solution that includes rigid chain technology. Here’s a look and the latest solutions that will help you get your gear off the ground. To download a […] Read More...
  • Eye Candy Fixtures

    Nook Schoenfeld | August 2020Buyer's Guide | August 6, 2020Eye Candy fixtures, as a category, can best be described as a dazzling type of light that catches your eye. Whether it’s sparkling, spinning, sequencing or strobing, these fixtures do cool stuff besides simply illuminating a stage. Take a look at some of the latest eye candy fixtures on the scene today. To download a […] Read More...
  • Blinders

    Nook Schoenfeld | Buyer's GuideJuly 2020 | July 8, 2020Blinders have been around since the first rock ‘n’ roll LD realized that film lights were useful in arenas when the show’s focus needed to shift from the performer onstage to the artist’s fans in the audience. Once incorporated into concerts as audience lights, they quickly found all sorts of stage use, having evolved from […] Read More...
  • Media Servers

    Nook Schoenfeld | Buyer's GuideJune 2020 | June 4, 2020Media Servers have certainly advanced in the two years since our last Buyers Guide (PLSN, June 2018, page 60). Many now incorporate extra effects for manipulating live camera inputs, such as Notch and Video Dust. Many companies also now offer software, and whatever hardware one chooses to install it on dictates your limitations. Advances include […] Read More...
  • LED Tape and Bendable LED Products

    Nook Schoenfeld | Buyer's GuideMay 2020 | May 6, 2020LED tape and faux neon products have become the norm on most televised programs. Whether it’s a variety special, a house of worship or a newscast, one sees these products constantly. Often when we do not see them, they are still embedded in desks and car visors serving as front fill for camera light. The […] Read More...
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