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08-02-2012, 08:11 AM
Anyone know where to get industrial style looking lighting. I, for the life of me cannot find the vendor I once saw advertising some "caged" style lighting. Doesn't really matter whether it is LED, low voltage or 110 just really need the fixtures. Thanks.
08-02-2012, 05:11 PM
Loews and Home Depot have had a good seletion of industrial looking fixtures:
I can usually find these locally.
I swear I've seen something like this at Home Depot/Lowes as well:
08-02-2012, 11:26 PM
What is your target price range, and how many do you need ?
08-03-2012, 08:20 AM
Looking for about 30-35 hallway fixtures for my fire corridor. Like to keep it in the $25.00 each range.
08-03-2012, 10:09 AM
Best price I have found
08-04-2012, 10:08 AM
Hey thanks Allen. They've got some interesting things on there!
08-04-2012, 10:53 AM
I've used some lights like this in the past. Painted the inside of the globe red, inserted a flasher button and hooked up a 110v intermittent buzzer. Used a motion sensor from some flood lights to activate it. Made for a great warning alarm.
This style of lighting can be used in a number of sets. Just my two cents...
08-06-2012, 08:42 PM
Best priced cage light fixture I could find. I bought 10 of them last season.
08-06-2012, 08:49 PM
that's a great price! I also, on advice found on here, went to Lowes website...couldn't believe all the cool vintage style wall lights they have available from Portfolio lighting and very reasonable! I called Portfolio directly to make sure they weren't for "Residential Use Only", (which their not) my electrician says if they were they wouldn't fly by our inspectors! They are all UL listed for indoor or outdoor use...check them out!
08-10-2012, 08:47 AM
I have purchased a lot of the PAR 38 can lights from places like guitar center. They are relatively cheap and you can insert gels for colors. Better yet you can also hook them up to a light board if you want to do that in the future. If not you can always go the home made route with dimmer switches wired in line to the power source.
Hope this helps!
08-10-2012, 11:32 AM
Ryan, that deal is pretty damn good! Question: could one use only one of the lamps with the controller given, and then use the other three each individually as well with additional controllers?
Also, the controller that's included, can it be wired to a manual trigger that will trigger audio and strobing at the same time?
08-10-2012, 12:12 PM
Yes, I believe you can use only 1 can light with the controller and then seek other controllers for other lights.
Honestly I'm not sure about hooking a manual trigger into it. I do know that it has a mic port on it. Below is what the website states:
Elation T4 Four-Channel Chase Controller Features:
One- to ten-minute timed chase
Instant sound-to-light chase
Four standard three-prong plugs
Timed, audio, or chase modes switch
LED channel indicators
Hanging bracket for easy mounting on light stands
The Elation T4 4-Channel Chase Controller allows you to coordinate your lights and your music for greater impact. 4 standard 3-prong plugs. The chase light controller has timed, audio, or chase modes switch and speed knob. Built-in mic and LED channel indicators. Hanging bracket allows easy mounting on light stands.
Based what I have seen from it I don't believe you can do a "plug and play" on introducing an external manual control. I will say that it is possible to wire in a manual control to the T4 controller if a person knows what wire to splice and solder in a manual push button or something to that effect. However doing so may introduce other variables that may not be wanted.
(Assuming this is what you are asking about.)
Don't forget that most of the LED stage lights are coming down in price and are EXTREMELY more effective than the traditional halogen lighting. Yes it's more up front cost, but you save in bulb replacement, electricity bills, and the LED's are capable of changing colors so fewer halogen lighting as well as not as much heat in the haunt. They truely are a great asset.
In my experience if you are wanting to have a device, such as a strobe light go off when the audio has a thunder clap, a mic such as the one the T4 has is the best way. If you want a system designed to sequence lights with an audio track than I suggest a programmable lighting controller board. You will spend a little more but the results will be VERY professional.
I know when I worked with Rocky Point Haunted House in Salt Lake City, Par 68 can lights were used on a track where they had dancers entertain patrons waiting admittance into the haunt. The lighting was programmed with something like what's above.
IMO if you want a professional haunt, don't skim on lighting. Professional lighting = professional experience.
Side note: I'm not trying to suggest guitar center is the only place I shop or where you can get such equipment; merely that they were the fastest reference at this time.
I hope this helps a bit. (Maybe too much info?) :lol:
08-10-2012, 05:23 PM
with the t4 you can plug 4 lights into as far as making it trigger able you could plug it into a cord with a switch. But you will not get strobe effect one light after another will light when the built in mic pics up your music or you could tap on the case to make go to the sounds of your fingers.
08-10-2012, 07:15 PM
Ok thanks guys. That makes perfect sense. Didn't mean to threadjack :/
08-10-2012, 07:22 PM
Here is an alternative source for all sorts of lighting and controllers. I've bought stuff from them with great customer service.
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