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Jim Crews

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Church Lighting
« on: November 18, 2007, 06:19:02 pm »

I was wondering how many of you have intelligent lighting and/or color changers in Sanctuaries now instead of the old-style ellipsoid's, pars, etc.

Are you more likely to use both? It seems to make more sense to use color changers now due to lower cost, no need to change gels, no dimmer channel needed, less power required (24vdc bulbs)

I would like to hear some pros and cons if you don't mind.

Thanks,

Jim  
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Tim Urner

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Re: Church Lighting
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2007, 08:37:55 pm »

Im sure some more will chime in.... The only cons I can think of for the intelligent is.... money!!!! and there is a larger learning curve on programming the intelligent, you cant get much simpler on the conventional than channel #1 turns on #1 light.

Both are the way to go mainly for money reasons, you would be surprised what you can do with only a few intelligent lights.

Tim

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Re: Church Lighting
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2007, 01:13:03 pm »

We recently updated our lighting system and included 3 intelligent fixtures (Elatation's PowerSpot 575's) in the upgrade.  These are definitely on the lower end of the intelligent lighting fixtures out there, but they were what we could afford for now.  These join our 96 channel system (we have about 24 Pars and 36 or so ellipsoidals plus some cyc boxes).  We are still learning how to best use them.  There is definitely a learning curve with these and some of our volunteer operators are having some difficulty understanding how to use them.  It sure is nice to be able to change color/pattern and aim on the fly (you know, when the worship director or pastor decides to make a change in position on Sunday morning...).  We definitely plan on adding more fixtures in the near future as budgets allow (some LED color changers and other more capable fixtures would be nice).  We will not move away from conventional fixtures but would like to have a nice mix of both.  One thing to consider though - the color temp of the intelligent fixtures (with their HID lamps) is completely different than the convention fixtures (unless you go with something like ETC's Revolution series, which use standard incandescent bulbs, but at a higher cost).  It isn't a major problem for us, but it is something you need to be aware of.
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