I'm lighting a show at a middle school and using an Altman Comet Followspot. It will be run by a middle school student who has so far been very competant and I'm giving her lots of practice with the followspot but I'd like to reduce errors as much as possible by controling when it's on and off through the board. I noticed a note on the back though with all the other informatin that says it's not dimmable. This struck me as odd b/c I could have sworn I've controlled the same followspot in another show years ago. I just got done searching the internet up and down and wasn't able to find an answer to my question, so I'm coming to you good people. So, anyone know if I dreamed up that I can dim this followspot from the board? If I did, what's the reason behind not making the followspot dimmable? Does the lamp (360 W FLE) not like it or something? Thanks for any advice/info and especially for any concrete answers to my question.
I'm also working with an old Electronics Diversified board w/o a name. I searched the internet again for a manual of some sort but didn't find a match. The closest console I can find that resembles it is an ED Lite. But my board has a more extensive LED display. I forgot to take pictures, but will hopefully be able to return with some later.