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Sunday, October 17, 2021

Programmi Sistemi Luce (PSL) Oil Color Effect Unit

Great projector from Programmi Sistemi Luce (PSL).  This is the Oil Color Effect unit that features a 13.8 volt, 85 watt DED MR16 bulb that acts as the light source.  The light shoots through a convex lens then through the oil wheel then finally through an adjustable front convex lens that focuses the beam.  The output is constantly changing psychedelic images.  Currently the wheel has no color as the oil has lost the pigment.  Will require a replacement.  This unit was phased out and the PSL Liquid Light took its place.  That unit contains better output (100 watt) and adjustable speeds on the rotation.  Great unit made in Italy!

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Novalight Galaxy Unit

Super awesome unit from Novalight.  This is the Galaxy centerpiece unit which features a central 100 volt, 575 watt discharge lamp in the center.  Around the center is a dichoric carousel containing 4 different colored dichoric glass pieces.  This is what make the beams have their special colors.  The carousel rotates making different colored beams project from the 8 apertures.  There are 8 separate convex lenses that focus the beams from the light source then project them onto 8 arms with motors.  The motors make an expending / contracting effect with the beams and will also project them onto the special reflective dishes in the center of the unit.  When the light hits the internal reflectors it makes a ton of beams that shoot out in all directions.  The reflective dishes rotate making an even more spectacular effect. 

What is unique about this lighting unit and other Novalight fixtures is that is has potentiometers on the arm mirrors.  This lets the unit know at what position the mirrors are currently at.  Similar to a talk back feature.  This makes the unit very precise for the movement.  The bad part is that if they get out of alignment setting them back to normal can be challenging.  All motors on this unit are the super high quality Micro Motors of Italy.  The unit comes with a dedicated super simple controller but can run without it.  Up to 8 units can be linked together to make a synchronized light show.  Great unit made in Italy.