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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Coperluz G-360-2/2M

Compact but effective unit from Coperluz.  This is the G-360-2/2M tumble / spin pin spot.  Unit features 2 X 6 volt, 30 watt 4515 bulbs mounted back to back.  The unit spins and tumbles making a spinning/ floating beam effect.  3 Separate circuits allow control of the 2 motors and lamp circuit individually.  I was not able to open the base to show the base motor and lamp transformer as it is assembled in such a way trying to re-assemble it would be a challenge.  High quality Crouzet motors spin and tumble the lamps.  Great fixture made in Spain.        

Friday, November 18, 2016

Optec OptiColor Color Changer System

Great Color Change system from Optec!  This is the OptiColor system which is very similar to a Lightwave Research ColorPro System except no external controller.  Each head uses 3 X 120 volt, 250 watt ENH lamps mounted in a dichoric assembly.  The rate of each lamp makes the colors change.  The dichros are red, blue and green which make all other colors. Instead of a dedicated controller each unit has a 6 pin cable which connects to a separte unit named a 'Splitter Box'.  Off of the splitter box there are 3 power leads.  The power leads connect to any dimmer that can handle the total load of each color ( so for example 4 units need at least (3) dedicated 1K dimmers).  Each splitter box can handle up to 4 OptiColor units.  When we acquired this system it only had 1 splitter box and 2 heads.  If anyone has more units please contact us.  The front lens assembly slides in and out for beam adjustment.  A focused tight beam or soft wash can be accomplished with these units.  Fixtures are fan cooled and feature tube assemblies above each bulb that concentrate the air flow for better efficiency. Great units made in the US.        

Griven Cruiser 1200 Fixture

A truly amazing fixture from Griven!  This is the Cruiser 1200.  These were available in 575 and 1200 watt versions so this is the larger of the 2.  The unit features a central large 1200 HMI double ended lamp that produced a super bright output!  The beam shoots from the center of the unit then through a dual gobo wheel system that is linked together and connected with a common shaft and single stepper.  From the gobo wheel the light goes through a shutter system used for strobing and blackout functions.  After the shutter it bounces off a 45 degree mirror making both beams now point towards a set of convex lenses then out of the projection chassis / housing.  Once the beam exits the housing it encounters arms with 2 X dichoric glass reflectors and a mirror.  Each dichoric reflector and mirror has its own independent stepper and each are mounted on a large arm.  Each arm has its own stepper and moves independently.  The output is spectacular!  It works like having 6 scanners running off one unit.  The unit can run its own programs via an onboard microphone or DMX 512 from an external controller.  There was also a dedicated rack mount controller made for these units but unfortunately I do not have one.  A great one made in Italy!