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#174698 - 02/11/08 08:04 PM Stage Light Panel
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I saw this thing a while ago at a show. It was used to control 4 stage lights from the sound board. Quite scary.

I thought you guys might get a kick out of it.

William B.

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#174700 - 02/11/08 08:23 PM Re: Stage Light Panel [Re: Webmaster]
sparkyinak Offline

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Use #4001 for duct tape...
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#174703 - 02/11/08 08:56 PM Re: Stage Light Panel [Re: Webmaster]
LarryC Offline

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Posts: 775
Loc: Winchester, NH, US
At least the delicate connections and sensitive switches won't get abused during transport. Not to mention it makes a very nice finger warmer, for the poor sound man during those cold club shows.

Larry C

#174704 - 02/11/08 10:17 PM Re: Stage Light Panel [Re: LarryC]
KJ Offline
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wow, talk about low budget productions

#174705 - 02/12/08 01:46 AM Re: Stage Light Panel [Re: KJ]
Texas_Ranger Offline

Registered: 12/17/01
Posts: 2331
Loc: Vienna, Austria
Reminds me of a self-employed (and trained) DJ... he had his own light control box, basically a wooden box with a pile of regular light switches and Schuko receptacles. At least they had covers.

the feed however... he had a spare, unswitched receptacle on the side and used it to backfeed the entire box using a cord with two plugs! (and yes, I mean two male cord caps...)

I just found it on my photobucket account.
The plug on the left hand side runs the entire thing.

#174709 - 02/12/08 04:26 AM Re: Stage Light Panel [Re: KJ]
NJwirenut Offline

Registered: 09/15/01
Posts: 816
Loc: Bergen County, NJ
 Originally Posted By: KJ
wow, talk about low budget productions

Have you ever priced those Pelican boxes? Not exactly "low budget" stuff.

Why would put an abomination like THAT inside one is beyond me, though...

#174711 - 02/12/08 06:16 AM Re: Stage Light Panel [Re: NJwirenut]
mamills Offline

Registered: 11/30/01
Posts: 739
Loc: Wharton, Texas, USA
Aw, now, you guys are too rough :<) . Notice how he color-coordinated the switches and receptacles!

It is an unusual combination of "values" - a very nice (pricey) case and a couple of dollars worth of parts thrown together.

Ranger; It's interesting you mentioned the "double male" power cord. A band around here had a similar setup like this, playing in an ancient dance hall one night. A "roadie" tripped on the power cord, unplugged it from the controller, the cord fell onto an aluminum case sitting on the floor beneath. Caused a short circuit that knocked out every light in the joint and started a small fire in the main fuse box. Delightful evening on the fire engine that night...

N.J.; Those cases are wonderful. They're just right for carrying around wireless microphones.

Mike (mamills)

#174714 - 02/12/08 07:16 AM Re: Stage Light Panel [Re: mamills]
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Registered: 08/11/01
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Loc: Norfolk, England
I once came across a disco light box (one of those three-channel bass/mid/treble flashing jobs) which had been built with 3.5mm mono jack sockets for the light outputs. Only the tip of each plug was used as the current-carrying conductor, so there were separate line and neutral jacks for each of the three channels. All at 240V here, of course.

#174719 - 02/12/08 10:07 AM Re: Stage Light Panel [Re: pauluk]
Texas_Ranger Offline

Registered: 12/17/01
Posts: 2331
Loc: Vienna, Austria
Yeouch! Now that's a bad one!

#174739 - 02/12/08 05:48 PM Re: Stage Light Panel [Re: Texas_Ranger]
Lostazhell Offline

Registered: 02/21/04
Posts: 1248
Loc: Bakersfield, CA (Originally Or...
That case would look at home at a few dive bars around here... (Except the case part, too pricey... maybe a milk crate from behind Circle K...)

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