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Beam Bender and 70°s?

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by azylka, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. azylka

    azylka Active Member

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    Hey all, I'm headed into a fun project where it seems beam benders might be beneficial to save space in nearly non-existent wings. My question: has anyone successfully used a 50° (the 7.5" ETC LED version) or a 70° barrel with the 7.5" beam benders—and did it work? Or does anyone have a thought as to what the max. spread is that these will work with? I know i-Cues kinda stop around 36°, but not sure if these are different...
     
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    sk8rsdad Well-Known Member Premium Member Fight Leukemia

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    The mirror is 8.5" wide so the some light is going to miss the mirror, maybe 1/3 or more with a 70 degree barrel.
     
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    ship Senior Team Emeritus Premium Member

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    I know I got an Email news from City Theatrical today about beam benders. Might check their website "News" or contact them about it.
     
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    sk8rsdad is correct. It is going to blow past the edge of the beam bender. You can almost get an entire 50-degree beam if you adapt the accessory slot to 7.5" and use the 7.5" beam bender.
     
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    Thanks Harrison, that's a great thing to know. Without having any benders on hand it's hard to do any exact science, but my back-of-napkin math basically figured as much. I'll be experimenting with the ETC 7.5" LED-specific 50deg barrel and will report back if there are any oddities there.
     
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