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Saturday, May 31, 2014

LED Lighting Little Star Units

Another set of classic units from LED.  I believe these may have been originally manufactured from Lampo but not sure since the other Lampo unit I have uses FLY electronics and these do not.  The units feature a 500 watt linear lamp that rotates (from a super high quality Micro Motor) to the beat of the music through an internal microphone located in the base.  Also direct connection to an audio source can be used through the 1/4" connection on the side of the base where the sound sensitivity knob is located for better sound response.  In addition to the lamp rotation the units oscillate 180 degrees from a high quality Crouzet motor in the base.  Separate power circuits for both motors and lamp.  Fixtures made in Italy.         


Electronic Designers (EDI) C-5 Matrix Controller

I came across this unit accidently in a shop.  After some investigating I found this was a classic matrix control unit.  Made by Electronic Designers this unit is a 4 X 4 channel matrix control system.  The controller has 16 different patterns that change automatically and will control up to 300 watts per channel through the output connection on the rear.  Unit will cycle automatically or can be triggered from an onboard microphone or external connection to an audio source through a RCA style connector on the front of the unit.  Sensitivity and rate knobs on the front allow the unit to chase slow / fast.  Works great for facades and displays.  made here in the US. 




Futurelight Miracle 1200 Unit

This is a truly spectacular unit.  Produced from Futurelight (rumor Robe was the original manufacturer) in the late 90's this unit makes a truly unique aerial effect. 

The unit has 2 separate gobo wheels (1 Rotating, 1 Static), separate dichoric color wheel and a super bright 1200 watt HMI discharge to power the unit.  How the unit works is using different static and rotating gobos layered on top of each other an illusion of tunnels and other geometric shapes project from the unit.  A manual focus is located at the front so you can get crisp shapes or more distorted effects if desired. 

Control of the unit is DMX through 1/4" connections on the rear.  A dedicated controller is also available for this unit.  This is the larger Miracle unit as Futurelight also made a 575 discharge version.  Fixture is very heavy and built like a tank!  When running this unit gets very hot and even though it has dual cooling fans the light still has to cool for about 15 min before you can even think of touching it.  Unit made in Germany. 






Monday, May 26, 2014

Show Pro (NESS) Pulsant

Another unique unit from Show Pro!  This is the Pulsant unit that is a unique combination of a moonflower and Astroraggi style beam effect.  How it works is a stationary dichoric dish is placed in the center of the unit.  A sound active motor with a metal dish attached is placed in front of the dichoric dish.  The metal dish has a bunch of small holes cut into it.  The dish resembles the metal bowl found in Astroraggi style units.  When the dish spins it allows light to reflect off only the mirrors that are not blocked making a rain style effect.   

The light source is a high power GE HTI 150 discharge lamp producing crisp, bright and vibrant beams.  Since it is a discharge bulb it takes a bit to warm up and get to full intensity.  A shutter system is used to black out the unit since striking the lamp repeatedly kills the life of the lamp.  The unit features a dedicated wired remote control that operates the shutters. 

All of the electronics are located at the rear of the unit including the sound trigger for the motion motor; ballast, ignitor and capacitor for the lamp; PCB for the shutter plungers and dual cooling fans for the unit.

The unit is very large and quite rare.  Fixture made in the US.