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Tim Weaver

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Help me pick some "cyc" lights.
« on: September 06, 2023, 02:11:52 PM »

It's not really a cyc. Just a painted wall in a church fellowship hall. There's a permanently mounted screen right in the middle of it.


There was a plan to build this huge, elaborate fake stained glass wall behind the stage. It was going to be an LED backlit acrylic wall with vinyl graphics applied that looked like stained glass. When the price came back at 160k they decided to scrap that idea.

I floated that we could put up cyc lights to provide color and then project gobos from the front in generic breakup patterns and it would cost a fraction of what they were about to spend. I showed them some pics of stuff I've done in the past. They liked it, we are moving forward with that idea.

Now comes the issue. The wall is about 18 feet where I get to mount the lights. Full saturation to the floor would be great, buyt unltimately not neccessary since the band will cover the bottom 6-ish feet of the wall. So I'd like maybe 10-12 feet of good saturated color. Now if I went with a proper cyc light, I could easily acheive this, but I can't help but feel that I'd be way overspending on capability on for a light that only needs to wash about 12 feet of wall. There are many of the single row "batten" lights out there that I've succesfully used on shorter walls, but I'm worried they wouldn't have enough oomph for 12+ feet and to compete with light spill from the front.

What are your thoughts?

The new Chauvet Ovation Cyc3 looks great and its much cheaper than the other Ovation Batten they have. At least the price on B&H is cheaper $2000 vs $3170.


I should also mention that these lights will be in full view of the audience, so I have to keep that in mind too. They'll be at the ceiling but there's just no way I can build a box around it and hide it in any real easy way.
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Re: Help me pick some "cyc" lights.
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2023, 02:19:49 PM »

Other fixtures I'm looking at:

The Colorado Batten Q15
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1627527-REG/chauvet_professional_coloradobattenq15_quad_color_rgbw_led_batten.html

Colordash Batten Quad 12
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1063103-REG/chauvet_colordashbattenq12_colordash_batten_quad_12_linear.html



I'll also add that I'd rather save money and get a bright light vs getting one that does every shade of green available. A straight RGB light would suffice, as this isn't trying to match any gels on a stage. If I can get 7 saturated colors out of it I'm fine. Even better if it has an amber or a white, but it's not necessary.
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Re: Help me pick some "cyc" lights.
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2023, 03:24:55 PM »

We have 16 of the Ovation cycs,  8 on a batten and 8 on the floor for our cyc.  We did a shootout with those, the ETC Color Source and the Altman Spectra Cyc.  Everything about the Chauvet's was better: Color quality, evenness of wash, profile of the fixture (looks), cabling, and cost.   We have had good success with Chauvet service over the years.
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Re: Help me pick some "cyc" lights.
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2023, 08:11:14 PM »

Hey Tim, my vote would be to demo the most applicable offerings from both Chauvet Pro and ETC in your design space to see what you like best.  There are just too many variables with CYC lighting such as spill from other fixtures plus the exact color of CYC itself that can make certain units work better than others.
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2023, 09:39:20 PM »

Hey Tim, my vote would be to demo the most applicable offerings from both Chauvet Pro and ETC in your design space to see what you like best.  There are just too many variables with CYC lighting such as spill from other fixtures plus the exact color of CYC itself that can make certain units work better than others.

How about Iluminarc (basically they are commercial, outdoor targeted Chauvet Pro fixtures, a division of Chauvet, for those that aren't familiar) Ilumiline ML fixtures, or others from that side of the company?  The cost is great, and they have a nice narrow beam angle.
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Re: Help me pick some "cyc" lights.
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2023, 11:26:15 AM »

Hi Tim-

We recently used the Cyc 1 Ovation. We a/bd vs the Cyc 3. We found that using the Cyc 1 we could get more fixtures and spread them across the floor and mount same above the cyc and get more even coverage. The 1 is 81* horz and the 3 is 111*. The 3 is brighter if you need the punch. I believe we used 5 on ea floor and hung for about 20 h x 45 w IIRC.
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