# Lighting Rental Prices

#### SerraAva

##### Active Member
Based off of the tangent that I was going down on this thread, I thought I would start a new thread.

Lighting rental prices seem to vary greatly from area to area cost wise. So how much does is cost in your area for a S4 Leko, S4 Par, S4 ParNel, Par 64s, and whatever else you can think of. Also include country and state.

S4 Leko, any degree, with dough nut, gel frame, safety, gobo holder, on a base or with a clamp, and spare lamp: $13 per week S4 Par, any lens, gel frame, safety, on a base or with a clamp, and spare lamp:$10 per week

S4 ParNel, any lens, gel frame, safety, on a base or with a clamp, and spare lamp: $11 per week Par 64, any lens, gel frame, safety, on a base or with a clamp, and spare lamp:$5 per week

This is in Southern New Jersey, just south of Philadelphia.

I will add consoles, movers, and dimmers if interested. I want to see how different rental prices are area to area. I know when I did a show in Tampa and the same show a couple weeks later in Phoenix, it was cheaper for me to have white drape over nighted from Tampa to Phoenix and back again then rent it in Phoenix. This is why I want to start this thread, as I am doing more and more travel work and want to know if it will be cheaper to travel with gear or outsource based on location. Hopefully others can use this thread as well so they don't get gouged on prices.

#### jonhirsh

##### Active Member
I would love to answer your question, but for me its impossible to answer. The price for an instrument changes with every show I do. Based on how much I rent and for how long it can fluctuate up to 40%. When i do show, usually I do a lump sum number not itemized breakdown. For example if you rent enough on a gig for enough days to get you a better discount they might charge you full rate on some gear but give you a free grand MA it just depends.

Not the answer you were looking for sorry.
JH

#### SerraAva

##### Active Member
Thanks Jon for your response. I have the same thing as well in my area. In general when thorwing numbers around, these are the numbers I use. The more I get, the cheaper things become. Also, the more buisness I bring to the table with a company, the more they are willing to price match or beat other companies. The companies I am talking about are local shops, with only a warehouse/s in my area and that's it. Some times the bigger companies win, some times they lose to mom and pop.

#### len

##### Well-Known Member
Lekos: $25 a week, +/- 250 watt moving light,$75 - $100, depending on how new it is. A Studiospot is cheaper than an Entour. 575 watts are about$150.

Hog III goes for about $300 - 400 a week. LED pars are about$55 - $60. #### soundlight ##### Well-Known Member S4 - 12.50 S4 PAR - 12.00 S4 PARnel - 14.00 PAR38 - 5.00 PAR46 - 6.00 PAR64 - 10.00 ACL bar - 35.00 36 Luxeon LED par - 50.00 MAC 250/MAC 300 - 100.00 MAC 500 - 150.00 MAC 600 - 125.00 However, some discount is almost always garunteed. The lump sum idea is how all rentals that I've done work - the more you're renting, the more stuff you can get "free". Big PAR rig? Sure we'll throw in a pair of ACL bars and some cable for 'em. #### gafftaper ##### Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia CRAP! I'm moving. Are you ready for this? All accessories are included, including plenty of spare lamps and you get a 25' cable credit for every instrument you rent so essentially you can have all the cable you want for free. S4 19-50 degree$28 1st week
S4 5 degree $40 1st week S4 10 degree$34 1st week
S4 PAR with 1 lens $16 1st week Par 38$8.80 1st week
Par 56 $11.20 1st week PAR 64$12.80 1st week
MAC 500 E Spot $250 1st DAY,$500 1st week
MAC 600 NT Wash $220 1st DAY,$440 1st week
The coolest moving light board they have:
Zero 88 Fat Frog 24/48 $150 1st Day,$300 1st week
Express 24/48 $135 1st day,$270 1st week.

They don't have LED PARS for rent yet.
Need I continue? Send me a P.M. if you feel pity and would like to contribute to my rental fund.

EDIT: They are good people and I don't want to blow them up but if you don't believe me send me a PM and I'll send you the link.
OH how about $6 for a 25 watt music stand light for the first week. Last edited: #### SerraAva ##### Active Member Wow gaff, that must make budgeting hard. Here are some console and mover prices: Studio Spot 250:$90/week
Studio Spot 575: $150/week Mac 700:$175/week
Mac 2k Performance: $200/week Hog 1K:$300/week
Hog II: $500/week Hog IPC or Road Hog:$500/week

BRANDON

##### Active Member
Source 4: $10-15/day$15-25/wk
Source 4 PAR $10/day$15/wk
PAR 64 $8/day$10/wk
S4 Revolution $200/day$300/wk
MAC 700 Profile $250/day$350/wk
12 Ch Sensor Pack $75/day$150/wk
24 Ch Sensor Pack $175/day$325/wk
ETC Express 72/144 $200/day$400/wk
ETC Expression 1 $200/day$400/wk
ETC Expression 3 / 800 $300/day$600/wk
ETC Emphasis 3D 1000 $1000/wk STL Sacramento, CA, United States Last edited: #### Pie4Weebl ##### Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia yikes, all those board prices are sky high! I had to rent an express for a week for a show (a 24/48 I think?) and its was$140 for a week! A hog is typically under $200 a week. Those are chi rates though, the STL ones are outrageous, which I guess will soon be a goo thing for me eh? #### SerraAva ##### Active Member For me, an Express 125 is$125/week. A 48/96 is $175/week last time I rented one I believe. An Expression 3 is$300/week.

As far as dimmers go:
6 channel Leprecon packs $30/week Elation's 640B$22/week
Sensor 12 $150/week Sensor 48$375/week

#### BillESC

##### Well-Known Member
I must be getting old. I used to rent Pars for $2.00 a week and lekos for$ 3.00 a week. Cable was a penny a foot.

#### SteveB

##### Well-Known Member
For me, an Express 125 is $125/week. A 48/96 is$175/week last time I rented one I believe. An Expression 3 is $300/week. As far as dimmers go: 6 channel Leprecon packs$30/week
Elation's 640B $22/week Sensor 12$150/week
Sensor 48 $375/week Yeah, but are we not in the NYC Metro area ?. Lot's of shops here competing for business. What kills me is that while the gear is cheap, we pay a bloody fortune for shipping.$350 shipping EA. WAY to central Brooklyn, for a $500 rental. Mostly that's a result of all the shops I trust are now out in Jersey. Steve B. #### SerraAva ##### Active Member That's insane for shipping. It's generally$50 one way, or $40 with Rentex, who just seems to completely blow everyone's prices out of the water. They are about 40 minutes or so away from my shop in Philly. #### gafftaper ##### Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia In toronto shipping is$200
Hey Jon, Let's get together. You can order some stuff from my theater supplier and I'll pay your shipping rates... together we can get screwed out of 10 times the money these other guys are paying.

#### jonhirsh

##### Active Member
Sounds good to me.
I actually get good rental rates

But yah shipping sucks. Though some times its cheeper to ship back unused gear then it is to have it sit there for the gig though.

JH