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Title: Mirror Ball Lighting
Post by: Rufus Crowder on January 15, 2011, 10:35:11 am
I need recommendations on a fixture that will mount on a par can bar that will light up a 20" mirror ball from about 20 feet away.  I have tried a couple of close up pin spots (36 watts) but they looked dull even close positioned.  Are pin spots made at higher wattages?  Would an ellipsoidal work?
Title: Re: Mirror Ball Lighting
Post by: Rob Timmerman on January 15, 2011, 11:39:36 am
That's about a 5 degree beam you need.  You might try a VSNP lamp in a PAR, or an ellipsoidal with an iris.
Title: Re: Mirror Ball Lighting
Post by: Duane Massey on January 16, 2011, 04:42:54 pm
Budget? Install or mobile?
Title: Re: Mirror Ball Lighting
Post by: Rufus Crowder on January 17, 2011, 12:39:57 am
Duane Massey wrote on Sun, 16 January 2011 15:42

Budget? Install or mobile?


Mobile...
Title: Re: Mirror Ball Lighting
Post by: Rik Turner on January 17, 2011, 08:54:26 am
reverse mirror ball?

otherwise try a par 64 or large fresnel with barn doors
leeko, elipsoidal or other light with good focusing
Title: Re: Mirror Ball Lighting
Post by: Tim Weaver on January 18, 2011, 02:43:38 am
These guys sell a 100 watt ACL lamp with a transformer. They call it the worlds most powerful pinspot.


http://www.csnl.com/store/contents/media/suppin.gif

Its way down on this page, close to the bottom.
  http://www.csnl.com/store/index.html?lang=en-us&target=d 24.html&lmd=39678.940509

Title: Re: Mirror Ball Lighting
Post by: waldo [Casey Williams] on January 19, 2011, 01:19:09 am
I too would like an awesome disco ball light, so I've been watching this thread.

If my research is correct, that 100w acl uses a GE 4537 lamp.

The specs show a whopping...25 hours lamp life.  Sad There's always a tradeoff in this world.

Please correct me if I'm wrong!

waldo