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Review: ADJ Ikon Profile Fixture

The Ikon Profile has an impressive amount of brightness for such a small fixture, CPM’s reviewer finds. And with no gobo or filter in place, it puts out an impactful beam of white light.

Review: Chauvet Ovation E-910FC LED Profile Spotlight

The Ovation E-910FC uses 91 red, green, blue, amber, and lime LEDs to produce “almost any color.” Although similar in appearance to many other LED lekos, this new unit offers features that are unique compared to its competitors.

Review: Arri L7-C LED Fresnel

Once you begin actually using the Arri Fresnels you quickly realize why they’re found on so many television and film production sets.

Review: Martin Professional Rush MH 6 Wash Fixture

CPM’s reviewer was immediately impressed with the light output of this little fixture—even in broad daylight.” Add in excellent color capabilities and a reasonable list price and you’ve got a recipe for success in the church market.

Review: Mega-Lite Drama LED W50 with DMX Controller

Considering its petite size and light weight—only 14.5 inches long and less than five pounds—we were blown away by the light output of this little guy.

Review: Vectorworks 2016 Software

"Vectorworks is a cross platform Computer Aided Drafting or CAD program that allows you to design in both the 2D and 3D environments."

Review: Arri SkyPanel S60-C LED Soft Light

"A good analogy might be to think of the SkyPanel as the Swiss Army knife of lighting…."

Review: Avolites Arena Lighting Control Console

"The Arena is clearly a powerful console, and I am impressed with its construction, ease-of-use and stability."

Review: PRG ReNew Retrofit LED Light Assembly

CPM's reviewer finds the PRG ReNew a cost-effective way for houses of worship to convert their older ETC Source Four’s into power-saving, maintenance free fixtures.

Review: Strand Neo Lighting Control Console

It comes with one DMX universe, but fixtures from the Philips group of lighting companies do not count against your channel count. This is brilliant marketing.

Review: Jands Vista 2.3 Lighting Control Software

A great rig for a portable church, youth room, or multipurpose room.

Review: MA Lighting dot2 XL-F Lighting Console

The new dot2 is easier to learn and use than MA Lighting's larger grandMA2. The dot2 is designed to anticipate what you want to do and guide you to the correct screens automatically.

Review: Ikan WS-F200 | White Star 6-inch Fresnel 200 Watt Light

It can hold its own alongside name-brand lights like ARRI and Litepanels, and can find its home in many church applications.

Review: Zylight F8 LED Lighting Instrument

Although it draws only 100 watts, its peak output is equivalent to the illumination from a 1,000-watt tungsten light.

Review: Chroma-Q Studio Force V 12 Phosphor LED Fixture

From 12 feet away, one fixture completely washed our test area with a very even beam. Much nicer than what I get out of my higher-end Fresnel fixtures.

Review: Chauvet Professional Ovation ED-190WW Ellipsoidal Spot

What makes the Ovation ED-190WW such a trailblazing fixture is its ability to be controlled off of any conventional dimming and control system.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Review: Lightronics 5-in-1 RGBAW LED Fixture

Color consistency among the best we have ever tested.

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.

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.

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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