The above Ad will no longer appear after you Sign Up for Free!

Par size

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by avkid, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. avkid

    avkid Not a New User Fight Leukemia

    Messages:
    5,948
    Likes Received:
    225
    Occupation:
    Stagehand/ Production Company Owner
    Location:
    Howell, NJ
    What data is used to calculate the size of a par can?
     
  2. digitaltec

    digitaltec Active Member

    Messages:
    449
    Likes Received:
    38
    Occupation:
    President of CRU design, LLC
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Risk of electrical shock!

    I believe it is something to do with diameter.
     
  3. propmonkey

    propmonkey Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    990
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Beloit/Milwaukee, WI
    its measured in how many 8ths of an inch across the lense is, therefore a PAR 64 has a diameter of 8 inches.

    d=(par#) * (.125)
     
  4. len

    len Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,709
    Likes Received:
    204
    Location:
    Chicagoland
    You can also spec the size of the lamp to some degree in the larger units, and the type of focus, from (and I forgot the exact specs, but they're out there) very narrow to wide, or something.
     
  5. Les

    Les Well-Known Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    3,984
    Likes Received:
    731
    Location:
    DFW, Tx.
    Par 46 = 6" 200 watt
    Par 56 = 7" 300-500 watt
    Par 64 = 8" 500-1000 watt
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice