# LED Help

#### Robert F Jarvis

##### Active Member
We run some Chauvet Corepar 80, ADJ Encore spots and a couple of ADJ Cannons on our small stage. But I have been asked to recommend some LEDs for our larger (35 x 40') stage to "add some color"! I've used a couple of the C80 and think they are fine but we there are no barndoors for them. If you had to put some LEDs up onto a big stage what would you go for? They'll be used alongside regular (legacy,) Fresnels.

#### dbaxter

##### Well-Known Member
We tested an Ovation P-56FC (among others) as a possible replacement for our down lights and it is the clear winner so far. Bright and excellent colors. Only reason we didn't order is they want money for them - that we don't have, but are working on.

#### Robert F Jarvis

##### Active Member
We tested an Ovation P-56FC (among others) as a possible replacement for our down lights and it is the clear winner so far. Bright and excellent colors. Only reason we didn't order is they want money for them - that we don't have, but are working on.
That is a nice light! In that price range there is also the Varylite SL155. - It doesn't have the lime doped led (vey good for broadband excitation) but is does have a manual zoom facility that takes it form a wash to a Fresnel. And that sums the LED market at this time. A huge amount of variation abut finding that "bang for Bucks" sweet spot is tough. Thank you for your input.

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#### Catherder

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Briefly ... yes custom developed reflectors and lenses, yes the hours spent in pushing the envelope in color mixing (new formulas to give the best colors)... pretty much all the small things that make a big difference.
I also see a significant amount of R&D time both on components and application, which I’m guessing also doesn’t come cheap.