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Conventional Fixtures What's wrong in this picture?

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by derekleffew, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    It's called an OmniSistem PROFILE CDM PAR (OmniSistem PROFILECDM), according to this site. PROFILE CDM PAR - 19º, 26º, & 36º LENS- No lamp included.
     
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    *Facepalm*
     
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    It's upside down?
     
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    Pie4Weebl Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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    only $420!
     
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    It's not the proper color?
     
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    len Well-Known Member

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    IIRC, Omnisistem makes (or is the importer of) entertainment lasers. http://www.omnisistem.com/ They're based on Washington state. It doesn't surprise me they would start making/importing other products.

    Pardon my ignorance, but what's the box inside the hanging bracket for? Is it a ballast? It appears there are xlr ports on it?
     
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    Its selling a par but showing an improperly hung knock off of a HID source four. Gives beam spreads in degrees instead of the standard par measurement of VNSP NSP MFL WFL
     
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    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    Here's what it looks like when ETC makes it... oddly they don't call it a PAR on their site. LEN the box is a ballast for the HID lamp.
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Why buy ETC when the generic, eastern-manufactured copy is $10 cheaper?
     
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    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    Yeah that would probably be the biggest thing wrong with the picture. It's a piece of crap knock off that is priced the same as the real thing. :rolleyes:
     
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    At least lighttronics had the decency to pass on the savings to the consumer for their knock off products. Its one thing to rip someone off, its another to rip EVERYONE involved off.
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Just ask [user]gafftaper[/user] how [user]derekleffew[/user] feels about J. Michael Gillette displaying a picture of an upside-down fixture, ON THE COVER of his textbook, no less.:twisted:
     
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    I smell another cunningham/esinkoff law suit coming... those fixtures look a lot like ETC Source Four family fixtures.
     
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    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    Perhaps it isn't displayed upside down. Perhaps in a not so clever attempt to not be sued they designed it to be used upside down and therefore make it different... ok never mind it was funny to me... I'll go to bed.
     
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    The box between the yoke is anti-gravity to stop the gel frame/gobo holder/drop-in iris/etc from falling out too. It's ingenious!
     
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    <The box between the yoke is anti-gravity to stop the gel frame/gobo holder/drop-in iris/etc from falling out too. It's ingenious!>



    Absolutely!

    (Now why didn't the bright folks at ETC figure that one out????)



    :)
     
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    hahah! ingenious indeed..
     
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    "Hi there! Can I get some "LAMAYTER" Haze Fluid from you guys?.. No, but I can get you some "Le Maitre" Haze Fluid."

    Priebe

    Do they still sell bedroom suits down there?

    Here in Illinois we say "DEZ Planes" instead of "Day PLAIN." We also say "bor BO nes" instead of "Bur bo NAY" and "mar SALES" instead of "mar SAY" Would think people who have numerous city names created by the French would put the proper, FRENCH pronounciations on those names.
     
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    lol.. That will happen! As for bedroom suits, why yes we do! Its funny because right now about every major market (it seems) in town right now has a bedroom sale going on right now in the parking lots. K-Mart, Wal-Mart, Target, MC-Sports, even Bed, Bath and Beyond (which its their own products) all have these massive tents with big signs about their sales. Its just funny you mention that, because a few of them are displaying "Discounted Full Bedroom Suits" and one other is "Bedroom Suites on Sale" and Bed, Bath and Beyond's says, "We have quality, discounted products!"

    Its pretty funny to me actually that Bed, Bath and Beyond is just calling them all out.

    Do you by chance come to Branson ever? Or is it more of just "passing thru".
     

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