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Is there a basic LED "ACL" bar or just single light?

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Tim Weaver:
I kinda want to put up 3 ACL 4-bars in our youth room. I have been looking around for a modern LED version of this classic and can't really find one.

There are several moving, multi-headed types of lights, but it's not exactly what I want. I wish they made those heads in stand-alone par type fixtures, but with the super tight beam.


Maybe I could use some of the newer LED pinspots if they are bright enough. This is a smaller stage. I'll be using some 60 watt LED movers (Intimidator Scan 305) and your basic mismash of LED pars. So it doesn't have to compete with pro lights, but I want it to be bright enough to punch through a wash.

Got any suggestions?

Tim Weaver:
Here's my wash lights. You can see this is a smaller stage. Maybe 25x15 or so.

Mac Kerr:

--- Quote from: Tim Weaver on October 06, 2019, 10:52:01 am ---I kinda want to put up 3 ACL 4-bars in our youth room. I have been looking around for a modern LED version of this classic and can't really find one.

There are several moving, multi-headed types of lights, but it's not exactly what I want. I wish they made those heads in stand-alone par type fixtures, but with the super tight beam.


Maybe I could use some of the newer LED pinspots if they are bright enough. This is a smaller stage. I'll be using some 60 watt LED movers (Intimidator Scan 305) and your basic mismash of LED pars. So it doesn't have to compete with pro lights, but I want it to be bright enough to punch through a wash.

Got any suggestions?

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There might be some, but there wouldn't be much motivation to package them as 4 bars. Aircraft Landing Lights (ACL) were 28V lamps, so were packaged as bars of 4 in series to use with 120VAC. Since any modern replacement wouldn't require the series wiring they could be packaged individually. Any bright narrow beam unit should be be able to simulate what ACLs did, which was usually beams in haze or streaks on backdrops.

Mac

Tim Weaver:

--- Quote from: Mac Kerr on October 06, 2019, 11:45:56 am ---There might be some, but there wouldn't be much motivation to package them as 4 bars. Aircraft Landing Lights (ACL) were 28V lamps, so were packaged as bars of 4 in series to use with 120VAC. Since any modern replacement wouldn't require the series wiring they could be packaged individually. Any bright narrow beam unit should be be able to simulate what ACLs did, which was usually beams in haze or streaks on backdrops.

Mac

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True that.

It's mostly that I'm accustomed to seeing them in groups of 4. I figured there might be something out there to simulate this effect. It probably doesn't sell very well though since it's kind of a one-trick pony.

John Fruits:
Well, Elation has the cuepix4 and ChauvetPro has the Strike4 but they are rather overkill and no doubt above budget.  Looking around at Amazon, I was intrigued with the U'King and Donner "beam pinspot" fixtures.  They re 19W, RGB(maybeW), dmx control and have a yoke.  I could see rigging four of them in a quad. 

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