# PixelArc C (real world check)

#### JD

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Just got back from Disney World, where I always take joy in seeing what they are doing. I was very impressed with how the PixelArc-C put out in a very difficult application. The show was on their outdoor stage in front of the castle. They have swapped out a lot of the par cans for these units. The show was late afternoon under partial sunlight.

The show was lit by 28 PixelArc's, 24 Par 64's (1k), 2 xenon troupers, and a few odd add ins. The PixelArc's were on the two double-Genie's they use. (About 50' throw, see photo.) They were competing with the pars which were all gelled with what looked like RL34 (flesh pink.) Highlight were picked up by the Troupers. I was really surprised that the LED units cut through the way they did! Although the facial and front angles were primarily lit by the pars, you could easily pick out the work being done by the LED units. I guess we really have hit a turning point.

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#### David Ashton

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The day we reach the turning point you can be sure the led industry will let us know, when you go to a led exhibition and they have leds sitting next to conventionals, that will be the turning point day, but whether or not you live to see it is a totally different question.

#### avkid

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There are already LED replacements in various stages of development.
The most promising one looks to be light emitting semiconductors.

#### Hughesie

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Yeah LED fixtures are currently just a great expense for "nice" ones but in the energy conserving world that we are moving slowly into, something will have to be done and LED's look like the future. but they still need development, and lots of it

#### avkid

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The development is done, pure white LEDs have been developed by Japanese scientists already.

#### Les

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I am with Gaff on this one. Ten years ago (even 5!) to most of us an LED was no more than an indicator light on a stereo system or sound/lighting board. Then we began seeing them in traffic lights, turn signal lights on trucks... I was amazed when I saw the SoftLed in concert.

Now we have decent pars, strips, even a moving head...

It's all in time. I remember when the idea of a T.V. that could hang on your wall like a picture was far-fetched. Or an apple macintosh LCII for under $3,000.00. You can get those for$20.00 on eBay now.

I think it's going to happen. When Ben Franklin discovered electricity, they could not imagine a feasible use for it... Sure am glad they got that one all figured out...

#### Logos

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I am sitting right in the middle here. I am prepared to accept that LED has a future but I have yet to see any LED fixture in use that has impressed me even a little.
The two or three shows I have now seen with LED parcans in have shown me muddy inconsistant colours and jerky dimming. There is no real white and no saving in units as you need three times as many anyway to get the light you need.
Yes I am sure that they will arrive in usable forms and I wait with bated breath. I am not going to buy any yet.