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    Control/Dimming Wiring Lights to ETC D20 Dimmer Questions

    Thank you all for the responses and advice! I appreciate it and understand!
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    Control/Dimming Wiring Lights to ETC D20 Dimmer Questions

    And this is why I come here! Will do thank you!
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    Control/Dimming Wiring Lights to ETC D20 Dimmer Questions

    I was more asking of the limits of the Dimmer itself than anything, I will have junction boxes at all spots. I am just being informal here
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    Control/Dimming Wiring Lights to ETC D20 Dimmer Questions

    Hello all, I plan to wire some general house lights to D20 dimmers for my upcoming show, I know how to wire it no problem the one question I have is, is there a maximum number of bulbs I could put on on channel of a D20 dimmer, what is the max if I say was putting 120v 50watt bulbs in...
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    Light Up Riser Part of Stairs

    Thank you all! I will probably be going with the Coroplast for cost-effectiveness, I appreciate all the ideas!
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    Light Up Riser Part of Stairs

    Hello everyone, I am helping out a local Highschool with their production of Chicago HS Edition. Our set consists of two 8' staircases on either side of the stage and I would like to make the riser part of the stairs glow, I have lights I will be able to use of this, the issue I do not know is...
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    Motorcycle

    Hello everyone! We are doing "All Shook Up" for our musical this spring. We are in need of a motorcycle, it would not necessarily need to be a real one but it would be awesome if it was! Was just wondering were we could get one for cheap or other substitutes we could use! Thanks!
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    Vintage Lighting Old Followspot Help

    Our frensels are the same way with the white leads, and I am pretty sure all of our scoops on stage are also the white asbestos leads
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    Vintage Lighting Old Followspot Help

    Probably 3/4 of our lights have the white kind of asbestos wiring in the and also for the whips.
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    Vintage Lighting Old Followspot Help

    Yeah, we have had problems with them. But the main problem is we really don't have the money for it. We are just now coming out of a hole so they are trying as hard as they can.
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    Vintage Lighting Old Followspot Help

    Yeah, we really need all new lighting. We really just do not have the money for it. Throughout my years here so far I have been making all this old lighting work, and petitioning to all the administration that we need new lights. I wish i could just fix it but by the sounds of it that is a...
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    Vintage Lighting Old Followspot Help

    Also on the base of the socket it said 2500W 250V. I am not sure if that is the light i am supposed to have?
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    Vintage Lighting Old Followspot Help

    Hey! Yeah ours don't have any transformer packs on them or fans on them. The mains go directly into the light. I don't know exactly how far the throw is but my best estimate is 50-60 feet.
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    Vintage Lighting Old Followspot Help

    Hello everyone, I am a senior and the main theater/everything tech here at school. We have two follow spots that are very old. So I need some replacement parts, one of the focuses are broken, the switches to turn them on are loose, there are many screws missing so that the top is not even...
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    Any tips on finding a mentor?

    I was in the same situation just a few years ago. I sent out a letter to all the local theater and a few replied saying that needed a lot of technical help and that if i even just know the basics i would be a great help and that they would teach me. I would definitely try local theaters. another...