Recent content by northcoastlts

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    Cigarette lighter effect?

    Thanks for the reply. The light looks pretty convincing. I can probably get your kit and put it in a housing. Can you tell me how long the PC board is? I'm trying for a fairly small lighter. Also, are these still available?
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    Cigarette lighter effect?

    Greeting, all! We're doing a high school production that requires kids to light cigarette lighters on stage. I'm trying to figure out a way to do that without involving real lighters and the accompanying flames, etc. Anyone have any suggetions?
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    Let it rain...

    Greetings, everyone. Our theater is doing a production of 'Outside Mullingar' and, since it's in Ireland, we need rain. I plan to rent a gobo rotator, and maybe use suspended fishing line with light sweeping down it. Anyone used either of these techniques, and, if so, how did they work out. GAM...
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    TTI Dimmers & Late Night Theater

    Hi, everyone. I've got a 6-channel TTI dimmer pack MDS Model E (2.4KW) available if anyone needs parts for one. No charge for parts; but I would like to be reimbursed for shipping. You can email me at [email protected] Dave
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    TTI 6 pack dimmers

    Greetings! I have a TTI MDS Model E 6-channel pack that has become surplus. If anyone needs parts, let me know. I think most of it works, although some channels have problems. You can email me at [email protected] No charge for parts; I would like to be reimbursed for shipping costs. Dave
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    Another Star Curtain Question

    We've used a bunch of different ideas for stars over the years, from christmas tree lights poked through curtains to fiber optics. Fiber optics seem to read the best as stars. Since fiber optics rods are brightest if the end is facing the viewer, we found that the most effective way to install...
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    Control/Dimming Leprecon MX2400 Flicker issue

    Thanks for all your suggestions. I did call Lepricon and they gave me some helpful suggestions. I also did some further looking with a scope on tyhe dimmer pack outputs and found what looks like a noise spike on top of the AC waveform (which is triangular); as the spike changes amplitude, the...
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    Control/Dimming Leprecon MX2400 Flicker issue

    Thanks for the reply. I don't think it's dirty faders; the controller works fine with the old analog dimmer packs. At low levels, the lights randomly pulse; this is common to both new Lepricon MX2400s. This seems to be most noticeable at lower light levels, where dim lights will pulse...
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    Control/Dimming Leprecon MX2400 Flicker issue

    Hi everyone! Our local theater group just purchased two new Lepricon MX2400 analog/digital dimmer packs and are using them with a Teatronics analog controller. At lower dimmer settings, the lights connected to the dimmer packs flicker randomly. Has anyone run into this issue before? It's...
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    Control/Dimming A simple or fancy DMX board? Help!

    Greetings, all, Our theater group just purchased 24 channels of new DMX/Analog dimmers, and now are looking to replace the old analog board. We can go with a DMX only board, but are overwhelmed by the choices. There also are two catagories; DMX boards under $1000 and DMX boards at $2000+. What...
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    Audience Lighting (not house)

    We needed some audience lighting, and ended up putting up four groups of six PARs above the audience-each group was tied to a multiple-outlet strip. This gave us pools of lights throughout the audience. It actually didn't take too long to hang them, either since we could hand six at a time...
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    Control/Dimming We want to upgrade our controller...any suggestions?

    Hi, We have three dimmer packs...two are Lepricon LD-2400 analog only, and one is a Lepricon MX-2400 analog or digital. I am assuming that we would need to order the new console with analog capability to operate these older units. Maybe there's an easier way?
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    Control/Dimming We want to upgrade our controller...any suggestions?

    Our small (and poor) theater group has the chance to buy a new controller and one or two dimmer packs. Right now, we have an ancient 24-channel analog board and some old analog packs. A couple of years ago, we were able to upgrade one pack to a Leprecon MX2400 (analog or digital). We're...
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    Greetings, all from the North Coast

    I'm honored to be part of this forum. I've been working with small theater groups,opera groups, etc. here on the North Coast of California for about thirteen years. It's fun, but challenging as most of you know who work with small groups spinning productions out of a lot of imagination and not...