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Duane Massey

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Re: A guide to LED PARs?
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2008, 05:36:51 PM »

White LED's with gels would be a major step backwards in terms of light output. I'd try 4 P65 or 64 RGB-LED's; depending upon your budget there are several choices, but the "general" rule is to buy the highest output fixtures you can afford. If you're currently using only blue gels, the LED's will look quite good, and you can get a cheap controller to utilize the other color possibilities as well.
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Re: A guide to LED PARs?
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2008, 07:23:04 PM »

Could make a suggestion as to the model numbers for the LEDs
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Re: A guide to LED PARs?
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2008, 08:13:13 PM »

I'm using 8 RGB par64 LED's (4 on each side of the stage) with 2 par36 white LED fixture (1 on each side) to brighten up the singers. One Chauvet ColorSplash jr aimed at the drumhead. It is mounted on the stage-right light tree. Lastly, we've got three RGB light bars behind the band for uplighting. Attached is the first of three pictures so you can judge the amount and saturation of light this rig provides.

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Re: A guide to LED PARs?
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2008, 08:15:21 PM »

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Re: A guide to LED PARs?
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2008, 08:16:02 PM »

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Re: A guide to LED PARs?
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2008, 06:50:51 PM »

That looks really good. I think it may be overkill for my needs. I think maybe 4 par cans would be enough. Most of the stages we play are about 20ft across. No drummer, although I like the up lighting.

If I can ask, how much were the par cans each? Do you have to have a controller or can you just set them to the color you want on the back some way and plug them in?

Thanks for helping the newb.
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Re: A guide to LED PARs?
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2008, 10:48:31 AM »

Hi Sean,

I bought the par cans from Wiedamark and they're currently selling for $189.
http://www.wiedamark.com/wdmledpar6418310mmled.aspx

I use a programmed DMX controller from LanBox, and control t with a Behringer FCB1010 foot pedal that I modified to remove the continuous controller pedals. You can set these par cans to be certain colors with the dip switches on the back. They can also be set to slowly change from one color to the next or to react to sound.

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Bob Charest
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Re: A guide to LED PARs?
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2008, 03:10:53 PM »

Bob,

Thanks for the info. That really helps me.
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