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What are the different types of stage lighting?

Shown below are some of the most common types of stage lighting fixture (or stage light)

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Profile Spot Lights
  • Profile spot lights are capable of producing beam of varying width
  • Focusable lenses allow adjustment between sharp and blurred edges on the beam of light
  • shutters can shape the beam to cut light off from areas of the stage
  • attachments can be added to hold Gobo's for example projecting outlines of window frames or logos
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Fresnel Spot Lights
  • Fresnel lights are capable of producing beam of varying width
  • The special ribbed lens ensures an even pool of light
  • shutters can shape the beam to cut light off from areas of the stage
  • Used for lighting areas of a stage rather than specific "spots" such as rostrums
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Wash Lights
  • Wash lights are capable of lighting large areas
  • The purpose is to light backdrops or wings on stage for effect
  • shutters can shape the beam to cut light off from areas of the stage
  • Some can double as up-lighters

LED versions of traditional halogen theatre lamps can save up to 75% of the electricity used by lighting fixtures, with greatly reduced heat outputs. The EEC has announced plans to ban the production of Halogen lamps and therefore we have taken the decision to only supply LED Versions