# Need advice on lighting fixtures to light a mirror ball

#### soundguy99

##### Member
Hey guys,
Need some advice on which fixtures to use on a mirror balll. I know the traditional is the pin spot, and In the past in the club I worked at we use Martin CX4's but unfortunately they have since been discontinued.
Was looking for a super bright fixture, that is a color changer like the CX4, and possibly have a shutter, so I can do the strobbing effects.
I know there is led's options out there but I am nervous about them without some recommendations. Keep in mind that I am going with at least 20' inch mirror balls probably 3 of them and its a huge room. with some ambient lighting so with or without fog I need them to cut through.
Any thoughts,
Are greatly appreciated,
Thanks,
soundguy

#### soundguy99

##### Member
well maybe not that bright, but the sharpy close, exept it looks like an pretty wide lense.
Unless its around that 1000 dollar range, at this time I cant justify a moving light at this point, were getting a bunch of revo 3's and Revo 4's and that might be even much, so I am trying to stay within the color changer type of fixtures.
Thanks,

#### DMXpro

##### Active Member
well maybe not that bright, but the sharpy close, exept it looks like an pretty wide lense.
Unless its around that 1000 dollar range, at this time I cant justify a moving light at this point, were getting a bunch of revo 3's and Revo 4's and that might be even much, so I am trying to stay within the color changer type of fixtures.
Thanks,
Why not just use a conventional fixture? I remember using two S4 jr zooms to light a mirrorball from two sides. If that's not bright enough, use a 750W fixture or an Altman Kleigl (if you have one)....no better use for those, anyway.

#### soundguy99

##### Member
Hey dmx pro,
Great thought, The only thing, this is a verry large room with hardly any lighting as it stands right now. Although the S4 JR zoom, may be bright, anything I adding to the room because theirs not allot of lighting, needs to be versitile, hence the color changing option. The mirror balls will be a cheap way of creating allot of beams to fill out the room while the color changing and strobbing option gives me flexibility to program various effects to keep the lighting fresh with minimal lighting.
Thanks for the suggestion though,