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 on: Yesterday at 11:35:25 pm 
Started by Bob Faulkner - Last post by Craig Hauber
Anyone using LED flood lights to light up FOH and/or stage areas for load out (or load-in if early in the morning)?

I'm using a couple of these:
https://www.google.com/search?q=magnet+mount+LED+flood+lights+car&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwic5obxt5XbAhUEzVMKHeUxD8oQ_AUICygC&biw=1600&bih=757#imgrc=f9LsaxPbf-3-jM:

...though, these lights are incandescent. 

When I load-out, I usually use both of these on one side of my van and trailer; they do a fair job of illuminating the area, but I'm needing more light.  They have a fairly good horizontal coverage, but are not bright enough.

The lights I'm using plug into the cigarette lighters... I'm needing the same type, but in LED.

Anyone using LED lights for something like this?  Interested in what you are using.

Thanks.

I'm not liking the current crop of LED worklight as they are too pinpoint-bright and even catching one in a casual side glance hurts and destroys any nightvision you may have accumulated.  Not to mention they seem to create even deeper shadows.  I never used to like those 500W dual-head halogen ones either for those reasons but the LED's make those seem mellow now in comparison.

The best I've ever had for load-out worklight is one of those helium-filled balloons with the giant bare filament lamp in the middle of them.  They float up high on a tether and create a nice daylight glow over everything.  Usually that's not a practical option for just a load-out -but they were common for area event lighting around LA and performed much better than those trailer crank-up construction lights.

Now I just use the hanging type 400W Metal Halide construction site work-lights hung up high and running off shore power or the inverter on the work truck.  The secret is just get it up high for the least amount of blinding or deer-in-the-headlights action. 

https://www.amazon.com/Light-HL400PS-Halide-24-Inch-Temporary/dp/B003T0GB8I/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1526959450&sr=1-1&refinements=p_n_feature_browse-bin%3A5785247011&dpID=41jTE6AcKoL&preST=_SY445_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

I do remember the old days of load-outs under headlights -obviously not thought-out or planned properly and always having to send someone back in the daytime to find all the stuff that was missed.

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 on: Yesterday at 11:27:43 pm 
Started by Nathan Salt - Last post by Nathan Salt
Hey guys

Had a fairly simple job last night. Small PA in the room for a webstream in a Hair Salon. Right near Luna Park in Sydney.
6 Channels of ULX-d and this is what I was greeted with on power up



Did a quick scan annnnnnd

Well bugger

Powered through the show. Had a few dropouts from interference but nothing show stopping.
Transmitters were only 5m away from the whips.

Did a scan with workbench afterwards


Pretty crazy. I had thought about putting the transmitters into high power, but figured being as close as I was it would have just made the overloading worse with the interference.
Any one had this sort of experience?
Will try and go back there with some Axients and paddles and see if that makes any difference
Powered the rack up back at the shop and it was clean

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 on: Yesterday at 11:27:17 pm 
Started by Jason Branden - Last post by Scott Holtzman
The problem is those expensive testers are all Ethernet centric.  That really is not what you want.

All you need is a basic pair scanner with a TDR for fault location.

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 on: Yesterday at 11:18:26 pm 
Started by Jason Branden - Last post by Russell Ault
Do you have a recommendation for a good tester, a good value?

A while ago I picked up an older device called the "Real World Certifier" (which is really more of a verifier than a certifier), although I haven't had much chance to use it. The impression I got at the time (although this might have changed) is that anything more capable than this product had the word "Fluke" on the front and a 4-digit price-tag on the back.

That said, there are many people on these boards with more experience than me who can give you a better answer.

-Russ

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 on: Yesterday at 10:57:06 pm 
Started by Bob Faulkner - Last post by TJ (Tom) Cornish
Tom - these lights look good and may actually work for what we need; yep, it would be the unidirectional one.

What battery do you use?  It looks like there are a few available for that light (as well as for the charger).  Looks like as long as the battery is an M18, it shouldn't matter what amperage battery is used in the light (as well as what could be charged by the charger).
All my batteries are the 5Ah ones. There is a version of the light that includes a battery and charger - when I bought it thekit with battery and charger was $50 more than the bare tool. I have a lot of Milwaukee tools, so I have multiple chargers and batteries.


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 on: Yesterday at 10:38:33 pm 
Started by Robert Lunceford - Last post by Rob Spence
The QU has ducking with enough variable parameters that is has worked well the couple times I needed to use it.

Yup, dLive too. Waiting for the SQ so i dont need to carry my Drawmere and patch it in.


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 on: Yesterday at 10:37:03 pm 
Started by Debbie Dunkley - Last post by Rob Spence
Debbie, do you have an address list for all your network devices?

What address were you attempting to set?

What is your DHCP range?



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 on: Yesterday at 09:21:16 pm 
Started by Bob Faulkner - Last post by Dave Garoutte
I thought about using some of my PAR-56 cans, but it doesn't sound like fun setting up that stuff just to see!

It's all about the batteries.  Turn it on, aim it, done.

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 on: Yesterday at 08:48:38 pm 
Started by Bob Faulkner - Last post by Bob Faulkner
I have one of the Milwaukee M18 rocket lights:

https://www.milwaukeetool.com/Products/Lighting/Tower-Lights

I have the 2130 version which runs 4 hours at full power (2000 lumens) or 8 hours at half power on a 5Ah battery.  Goes 7' tall, great form factor.  This is the unidirectional version.  They have the 2135 that has three rotatable heads that you can aim for 360 coverage if you desire.

Milwaukee is killing it with their lighting.  Great form factor choices, great output, great CRI.  Highly recommended.
Tom - these lights look good and may actually work for what we need; yep, it would be the unidirectional one.

What battery do you use?  It looks like there are a few available for that light (as well as for the charger).  Looks like as long as the battery is an M18, it shouldn't matter what amperage battery is used in the light (as well as what could be charged by the charger).


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 on: Yesterday at 08:44:30 pm 
Started by Bob Faulkner - Last post by Bob Faulkner
They aren't ideal, but I often use my Chauvet freedom par quad battery powered up lights for load out.
They are so handy and I often have them there already.
I thought about using some of my PAR-56 cans, but it doesn't sound like fun setting up that stuff just to see!




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