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Old 28th October 2017
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LED light as front

Hi all,

As an audio engineer I'm now also responsible for the stage lighting in the theater hall I work in, but I'm not experienced yet
We want do replace our 4 big frontspots (ADB C201) with LED-light.
The 4 PC's we want to replace are 2000W each, and always did a good job to make the artists faces very clear. (The stage is 10m x 13m, mainly classical music; choirs, orchestras,...)

What kind of LED-light would give me the same result as the classic PC's? What parameters do I have to consider? (lumen, angle, watts...?)

Any specific brands you recommend?

Thanks a lot in advance!!
Old 7th December 2017
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Why don't you hire some to try them out and compare them with what you have ? Most vendor will also lend you some before you commit to buying. More and more manufacturers build those, and they are getting really good. I could give you some references, but I'm in France, and you need to look at what is easily available in your area and suits your needs.

Best of luck,

Old 11th December 2017
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+1 on hire out and test or get a vendor demo. Not knowing the budget, replacing 4 x 2000w FOH/Key Lights with LED could be an expensive endeavor. There are some great LED products from Chauvet Professional (Ovation, Rogue, Maverick Series), ETC (Source 4 LED, Colorsource, Selador) and Elation (Satura, Fuze, Arena) and many other vendors with similar offerings. Some can be run on existing dimmer circuits and some cannot. Other considerations would be the addition of a lighting console to control more complex LED fixtures, possible modifications to electric circuits, and running of DMX control signal cabling. Apologies if you are already aware, but there is another blog called Controlbooth that has a lot of resources and information.
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