Ok, so new year, new budget. I am trying to get our tech head to buy some PARs to replace our aging Scoop lights, but I need some good reasons, and maybe some recommendations on Brands. I'd like to see the S4 PARs. So far, I have: ---Brighter. (If memory serves me right, our Scoops are lit @375w) I would, however, need to see if I it will work without blowing a dimmer, since many of our circuits control 2-3-4 lights. And we don't have nice dimmer racks where it's easy to pull out a blown one and replace with a spare. ---Take up less space on the raceway... those scoops are huge. Also, opinions on lights "sticking below" the valances. Our electrics hang close to the valances, so currently we have no ellipsoidals over the stage because "they stick out." So, for now, any specials on the back 2/3 of the stage need to be done with our 8" Fresnels. It would be great to see some ellipsoidals over the stage, too. But, I think this year might be a "big project year" so this would work only if we do not try to replace the sound system. But I don't think we have the budget for that.