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  • ETC Source Four Spotlight

    ETC Milestone: Three Million Source Four Fixtures Shipped

    PLSN Staff | News | August 7, 2012

    MIDDLETON, WI - The Source Four incandescent ellipsoidal spotlight will be 20 years old this fall. Introduced at LDI in 1992, the fixture is now a mainstay of conventional lighting in a wide variety of rigs. ETC recently noted that more than 3 million Source Four fixtures have been manufactured, sold and put into service. That tally does not include the new Source Four LED fixture introduced this year.

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  • 2012 Hometown Hero Lighting Company

    Hometown Hero Lighting Company Finalists Announced

    PLSN Staff | News | August 6, 2012

    LAS VEGAS — The votes from PLSN readers are in, the results tallied and the regional winners of the 2012 Hometown Hero Lighting Company competition have been named. They are: Canada: Midnite Hour Productions (Etobicoke, ON); Northeast: East Coast Lighting & Production Services (Warwick, RI); Southeast: Design Productions, LLC (Birmingham, AL); Midwest: Intelligent Lighting Creations (Arlington Heights, IL); Southwest: Precise Corporate Staging (Tempe, AZ); Northwest: Alaska Universal Productions (Fairbanks, AK).

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  • CHAUVET QSpot 360 LED

    CHAUVET Launches New Products at PLASA 2012

    PLSN Staff | News | August 3, 2012

    SUNRISE, FL – CHAUVET  is launching new moving heads and video panels to the European Market at the PLASA show Sept. 9-12 in London. It will also highlight its new Ovation line of theatrical fixtures and will introduce its architainment line of ILUMINARC indoor/outdoor lighting products.

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  • Sew What?/Rent What? Channel

    Sew What?/Rent What? Expands Onto Flickr, YouTube

    PLSN Staff | News | August 3, 2012

    RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, CA  -- Custom theatrical drape manufacturer Sew What? Inc. along with sister company Rent What? Inc. have expanded channels on both Flickr and YouTube, including cross-links with their own websites.  As a result, prospective customers can research hundreds of stage curtain and backdrop photos, watch corresponding videos, and then visit the web sites and company blog for more details.

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  • Rolling Racks

    Lex Products Rolling Racks Receive cULus Listing

    PLSN Staff | News | August 2, 2012

    SHELTON, CT - Lex Products has gained cULus Listing for its line of PowerRACK Portable Rolling Racks. Formerly UL Listed, this expanded listing signifies that this product line is now listed to the applicable U.S. and Canadian safety standards, per U.S.-based Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL).

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  • Robe fixtures at the 2012 CMT Awards

    LD Tom Kenny Lights CMT Awards with Robe Fixtures

    PLSN Staff | News | August 1, 2012

    NASHVILLE - LD Tom Kenny specified more than 100 Robe moving lights for the 2012 Country Music Television (CMT) Awards June 6 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. This was the fourth time Kenny lit the CMT Awards, but his first time to use Robe's MMX Spots. He credited those fixtures and Robe's LEDWash 500s for their lumens and speed, saying they "proved themselves in every cue."

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  • Golden Gate in pre-viz

    WYSIWYG Helps Pre-Viz Golden Gate Birthday

    PLSN Staff | News | August 1, 2012

    TORONTO – When San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge recently celebrated its 75th birthday, the lighting and pyro display came as a complete surprise to thousands of spectators. Lightswitch’s Norm Schwab and Prelite’s Tom Thompson used the WYSIWYG previsualization suite from CAST Software to perfect the design in the studio before going live. Besides the surprise factor, the design team says using pre-viz also saved on labor, equipment wear and tear, lamp life issues and more.

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  • GLP fixtures used at the US National Memorial Day Concert

    LD Bob Barnhart Uses GLP Fixtures for DC Celebrations

    PLSN Staff | News | August 1, 2012

    WASHINGTON, DC - LD Bob Barnhart of Full Flood Inc. incorporated GLP impression fixtures into his designs for two big PRG-supported televised productions earlier this year - the U.S. National Memorial Day Concert on May 27, pictured here (it was cut short due to bad weather, unfortunately, but still featured performances by Trace Adkins and Daughtry) and the National Independence Day Celebration on July 4.

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  • Israel Houghton recording session

    Clay Paky Lights Israel Houghton Recording Session at Lakewood Church

    PLSN Staff | News | August 1, 2012

    HOUSTON – Clay Paky Stage Zoom 1200 and Alpha Spot HPE 700 fixtures were selected for the CD and DVD recording of Christian singer Israel Houghton’s upcoming album, “Jesus at the Center.” The session took place at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston, under the lighting design and direction of Matt Moreland of Wave Productions.

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  • Avolites Sapphire Touch

    Avolites Sapphire Touch Now Shipping in U.S.

    PLSN Staff | News | July 31, 2012

    NORTH CREEK, NY ­ The new Avolites Sapphire Touch lighting console is now shipping in the U.S. through Creative Stage Lighting, North American distributor of Avolites and Avolites Media. The console has already been used for the Chattanooga’s Riverbend Festival and for the Miss Mississippi Scholarship Pageant.

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  • Behind the Scenes Raffle at PLASA Focus: Nashville

    PLSN Staff | News | July 31, 2012

    NEW YORK — Behind the Scenes participated at the recent PLASA Focus: Nashville event to raise both funds and awareness about the charity. The fundraising was made by possible by Mainstage Theatrical Supply, Inc.’s donation of an ETC Source Four Lustr+ LED Light Engine as a raffle prize. The raffle winner was Steve Gilbard from coolux. Behind the Scenes raised just over $1,000 in the fund-raiser – enough to help someone in the industry in financial need.

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  • Springsteen in Paris

    Robert Juliat Followspots Tour with Springsteen

    PLSN Staff | News | July 30, 2012

    LOS ANGELES – Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band’s “Wrecking Ball” tour continues to roll across the country with three Manon, eight Topaze, and four Lancelot followspots from Robert Juliat. Robert Juliat got together with Morpheus Lights, of Las Vegas, the production company for the tour, and created a hybrid that married the RJ heads with a Morpheus electronic power supply - the RJE Electronic Ballast – and produced one-piece truss spots that have been a great success.

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