Best remedy to create blacklight effect with CMY instruments?

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by Adam R. Jezl-Sikorski, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Adam R. Jezl-Sikorski

    Adam R. Jezl-Sikorski Member

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    Hey All,

    I'm working on a production of "The Little Mermaid" and the director wants to play around with a blacklight effect for one or two of the songs. Budgets are a thing so I'm trying to work with the non-conventional instruments our venue has to offer first.

    We Have:
    2 - SolaspotPro 1500
    5 - Maverick MK1 Spots
    4 - Chauvet DJ Lekos
    8 - RGBW Altman Par 100

    In your experience, what stock colors - or manual mixing best works to create that blacklight/pop effect?

    Many Thanks,
  2. sk8rsdad

    sk8rsdad Well-Known Member Premium Member Fight Leukemia

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    None of these can reach into the UV wavelengths (400nm or lower). You might get a saturated purple light out of some of them but it won't contain any of the frequencies needed to get a UV effect.

    Better options include UV fluourescent fixtures, UV cannons, legit UV LED (Apollo Avere) some of which may be available for rent.
    RonHebbard likes this.
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