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First Impression: Elation Professional Colour Chorus LED Batten Wash Lights

Elation Professional has come up with an LED array pattern that quite effectively spreads the colors to create a wonderfully smooth field of colored light.

Review: Jands Stage CL Lighting Console

The Jands Stage CL is a self-contained console designed to operate up to 24 fixture groups (512 channels) of LED lighting. Offers an attractive form factor: large enough so that the controls aren’t packed in too tightly, but small enough to not take up a lot of precious tech booth real estate.

Mega-Lite Idol Lite

Mega-Lite introduces Idol Lite, a wash fixture featuring a 25-degree lens angle, and 24 12-watt Penta (5-in-1) RGBWA LEDs.

ETC Eos Series Upgrades

ETC announces upgrades to its Eos Series of lighting products, including those it has made to the Nomad and Nomad Puck, mini-controllers designed for on-the-go lighting.

Chauvet Professional Rogue RH1 Hybrid Moving Head

The new, multi-use Rogue RH1 Hybrid moving head light from Chauvet combines a powerful beam and spot effect in one compact unit.

ADJ VF400 Fog Machine

ADJ announces the VF400 fog machine, a 400-watt mobile fog machine that creates more fog and leaves fewer residues than other machines in its class, according to the manufacturer.

Portable Church Lighting Done Right

What the experts and manufacturers recommend can help you achieve memorable portable lighting—with much less trial and error

Lighting Console Options: Latest Models Ripe for Church Use

Sometimes called the "musical instrument" of the visual artist, lighting consoles for churches are evolving. Here is a list of the latest offerings targeted towards houses of worship.

First Look: ADJ Flat Par TW12

The Flat Par gets its name from the shape of the fixture. Far different from a traditional Par can, this LED fixture is just 4.25 inches thick and weighs only 7.5 pounds, but it still manages to impress—in multiple uses.

First Impression: ADJ Fog Fury Faze

It’s a cross between fog and haze (Faze, get it?). ADJ claims that their new machine will quickly and efficiently create a long-lasting haze effect using only water-based ingredients.

Platinum SBX a Spot, Beam and Xtreme Output Fixture in One

Designed for a wide variety of stage and special event applications, the Platinum SBX does the work of three luminaires in one.

Review: MA LIGHTING GrandMA 2 OnPC Lighting Control Software with Command Wing

The chance of GrandMA2 OnPC not being able to handle your rig and show is pretty much zero.

First Impression: Mega Enlighten 4.47 Lighting Control Software Update

The upgrade makes programing shows much easier and intuitive. Screens can be custom configured with icons for simple touch control programming.

ADJ Inno Beam LED

Energy-efficient LED Beam Moving Head takes lightshows to the next level

Elation DW Fresnel and DW Profile Dynamic White Light LED

Features color temperature control, zoom, beam shaping, and quiet, flicker-free output.

Lighting Console Basics

An overview of features and options for small and traditional churches for under $5,000.

Review: Chauvet Professional Rogue R2 Spot

It’s bright enough to be used in a larger room and will look spectacular in a smaller room.

Review: Avolites Tiger Touch II Lighting Control Desk

One of the most appealing features of this software is how you can create your own visual icons on the touch screen.

First Look: GLP Volkslicht Spot

The Volkslicht Spot features an RGB LED color-mixing engine that’s rated for 20,000 hours and can replace a 575-watt, arc-lamped moving head, but it performs well beyond pure economics.

Advancements in Moving Light Technology

Churches are hugely influential in the theatrical lighting market. Did you know you and your peers are driving new and innovative feature sets?

First Impression: ADJ Inno Color Beam Z7 and Z19

The 10- to 60-degree motorized zoom is what sets these units apart.

Review: High End Systems Hedgehog 4 Lighting Control Console

We found the console to be ideal for building up a large number of scenes or cue lists, and combining them to get a variety of looks that can be used dynamically throughout a concert or service. It feels very logical.

ADJ Dotz Panel 2.4

Super-charged wash/blinder effect gives far-reaching smooth color washes and pixel mapping to enhance worship.

ADJ Inno Spot Pro

Powerful and feature-packed 80W LED moving head, available in black or white casing, gives more styling options to churches.

ADJ Inno Color Beam Z7

Compact but versatile moving head offers big flexibility for small spaces, helping smaller churches offer a big lightshow.

Take Things Sky High with the ADJ WiFLY Series

Built-in DMX and battery power lighting give churches freedom to flourish.

Elation Offers New HedgeHog 4 Lighting Console

Compact console in industry-standard Hog family now part of Elation control product line.

Satura Spot LED Pro Brighter and More Efficient than 575W Discharge Fixtures

Moving head's long-life LED engine also consumes half as much energy as traditional fixtures.

Elation 6mm EZ6 LED Video Panel

Elation's panels interlock to create a high-definition, easy-to-install LED video screen.

Profiling Profile LED Fixtures

An evaluation of some of the leading LED-powered profile fixtures on the market

ADJ Inno Spot Pro LED Moving Head

Size and weight ideal for churches with limited weight bearing lighting positions

Elation’s Platinum Profile 35 Pro with Framing

High-powered, energy-efficient moving head features flexible framing system

Review: ADJ WiFly Par QA5 Wash Fixture

Adding the amber LED allows it to mix a nice variety of reds and ambers, as well as punching up the yellows and creating nice warm whites.

Review: Mega Systems Baby Color Q-70 LED Fixture

It's hard to believe so much light can come out of such a tiny package.

Review: Philips Showline SL Par 150 Zoom LED Luminaire

Philips Entertainment has built the fixture to last

Shedding Some Light on Brands

Who are the leading lighting manufacturers, and what fixtures do they recommend most for a house of worship?

Review: Lightronics 5-in-1 RGBAW LED Fixture

Color consistency among the best we have ever tested.

First Impression: PR Lighting XRLED 500 Spot

Powerful new LED, moving head spot is distributed in the US by San Antonio, Texas-based Mega Systems.

Review: Elation Capture Polar Lighting Visualization Software

Capture Polar also makes a lot of sense for churches with lighting fixtures that are rarely moved from their positions.

Review: Litepanels Sola ENG Flight Kit

The best part is [that] the 30-piece kit fits in an FAA-approved, carry-on-sized Pelican flight case.

Review: Chauvet Professional Colorado 1 Tri-7 Tour

The Tri-7 has 52 features and capabilities that let it keep up with its larger competitors just fine.

CHAUVET Ovation C-640FC CYC Fixture

Create any color while consuming less power

Lighting Console Evolution

A look at the latest products in lighting control for mid-sized churches

First Impression: K9 Lights Bulldog2 LED Par 64 Fixture

What also makes this fixture really attractive is its price. With a street price below $500, K9's competitors may have to step up their R&D.

Review: Chroma-Q Force Compact LED Lighting Fixture

The color is excellent, deeply saturated, and very bright for the size. They also looked great on video, which can be an issue for some LED fixtures.

Elation Professional Platinum Spot 35 Pro Moving Head Fixture

Feature-packed new moving head spot fixture is designed for larger stages, amphitheaters, sports arenas, and major concert tours.

Philips Vari-Lite VLX Software

Inspired by the success of the VLX3 Wash, the software update is applicable to all existing VLX fixtures.

Robe Robin Pointe Moving Head Fixture

The light source is a 280W Osram discharge lamp; special characteristics include features like the zoom, linear and circular rotating prisms, and rotating and static gobo wheels.

PixelFlex Colored LED Curtains

Videos and images can be sent to the PixelFlex colored screens using any computer with a DVI-D connection.

Martin VC-Strip LED Strips

VC-Strips are fully pixel-level calibrated on brightness and colors, and are driven by Martin’s P3 Controller Series.

Philips Vari-Lite VL Series Luminaires

The new VL3015 and the VL3515 Spot luminaires feature a 6:1 zoom optics system, along with CYM color mixing, and a six-position color wheel.

First Impression: Capture Lighting Design Visualization Software

With visualization software, you can see if the lighting fixture you choose will have the correct photometrics for that particular throw, if the light will accidentally hit any masking or scenery, and if the angle of light is correct.

Mega-Lite Target Q190 Color-Changing LED Fixture

New unit has three rings of control creating a bulls-eye effect, and 19 ten-watt RGBW quad-chip LED's.

Blizzard Lighting Blade RGBW Moving Head Fixture

The company says it offers smooth RGBW color mixing and “previously unseen 1.1-degree beam angle.”

ETC Eos Titanium Lighting Control Desk

First Impression: Eos control software has garnered raves from lighting designers. The new Eos Ti features customization that makes it even more user-friendly.

Tutorial: LED Fixtures

LED fixtures grew out of a simple design … gang multiple LEDs together for higher output. What are they growing into now that church tech teams need to know about?

Review: Litepanels’ Croma Light

Litepanels’ Croma light is a prime example of a camera-mounted LED light designed to adapt quickly to a variable and changing lighting environment.



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