Source 4WRD vs. Source Four LED

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Hello ControlBooth, I have been researching different LEDs from ETC for our front of house electrics. I am debating on either retrofitting the 30 existing Source Four's with the Source 4WRD or just completely going with colored LEDs with the Source Four Lustr. What do you guys recommend? I'm leaning towards the Source 4WRD because if we bought 30 Lustr's then we would have 30 conventional Source Fours just sitting in the storage room.

Amiers

Renting to Corporate One Fixture at a Time.
Get the Lustrs , sell half the conventials keep the other half for specials.

BillConnerFASTC

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Wouldn't 30 S4LEDs cost about same as 30 S4WRDs AND 10 S4LEDs? This seems to easy.

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Wouldn't 30 S4LEDs cost about same as 30 S4WRDs AND 10 S4LEDs? This seems to easy.
The Source 4WRD is $699 and aren't the S4LEDs like$1999?

BillConnerFASTC

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The Source 4WRD is $699 and aren't the S4LEDs like$1999?
I thought with a lens tube the S4LEDs were more but don't know. My point was simply what I thought was best use of potential \$60,000?

SteveB

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Hello ControlBooth, I have been researching different LEDs from ETC for our front of house electrics. I am debating on either retrofitting the 30 existing Source Four's with the Source 4WRD or just completely going with colored LEDs with the Source Four Lustr. What do you guys recommend? I'm leaning towards the Source 4WRD because if we bought 30 Lustr's then we would have 30 conventional Source Fours just sitting in the storage room.

You can purchase just the Lustre 2 light engine/rear half and re-use your existing S4 front barrel. I think you get a bit more light of of a Lustre 2 with HD lenses, but I'd still take a color changing fixture any day, if only as you need fewer fixtures than S4 adapted to 4WRD with gels.

DanH

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Really it depends on where they're being used / what their typical application is....if you're normally putting a deep color in them (i.e. template wash, colored backlight, etc), then the full-color-changing (i.e. Lustr or ColorSource) would be a good choice.
However, if you're mainly using them for a front wash, i.e. no-color or something fairly unsaturated, you're probably better off going with the 4WRD or one of the white-LED versions (if you're color-correcting to anything blue, the Daylight units have some fantastic output at that color temp!)