Lighting Technical Materials

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Being Green, Saving Money & A Lamp's Life

July 2009

The world is going “green”, with a social, regulatory and commercial push to be efficient and save money. In the lighting world, this often leads to conversations about alternative lamp sources such as LED’s and lower voltage halogen lamps, however the fact is that re-equipping an entire lighting system with these devices requires a huge upfront capital outlay which is beyond the reach of many performance venues. The start up cost also means any ongoing savings may not be fully realised for many years to come. In this article, we look at some ways you can save money and “be green” NOW, by being a little smarter about how you run your existing lamp stock.

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Dimmer Risetime

November 2008

Since the introduction of Thyristor dimmers in the 70’s, dimmer risetime measurement has been used as a means to quantify the amount of noise and buzz that a dimmer will inject into an adjacent sound system. This article shows the standard measurement technique as used by Jands for measuring dimmer risetime and will help users understand how values from different manufacturers using different measurement techniques can be compared.

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Remote Device Management - Part I

October 2008

Remote Device Management (RDM) has been gaining some momentum lately and it’s not hard to see why. Details on the precise capabilities of RDM have been curiously vague for anyone not prepared to read the 132-specification published by ESTA. In this article we’re going to go in-depth and comprehensively cover many of the features you can expect to find.

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Eos and Ion Console Tips & Tricks

December 2008

As ETC's new Eos and Ion lighting consoles take the Australian theatre market by storm, we've decided to share some neat tips and tricks with our growing user base. These tips and tricks have been hand-picked from ETC's own online user forums. There are many more pearls of wisdom available online, so check it out!

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Remote Device Management - Part 2

December 2008

Over the last 12 months, we’ve seen RDM appear on the specification sheets of a host of new products. Many people are now letting their purchasing decision be influenced by whether a product supports (or will in the future support) RDM or not. But, as with any new technology, there are always some teething issues. In this article, we’re going to go over how RDM integrates with current and new equipment, and some traps to watch out for.

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Jands Vista and Its Many Applications

January 2009

The Jands Vista has been taking the international lighting market by storm with its revolutionary approach to lighting control and myriad of hardware and software options. This makes Vista the most versatile system for many different lighting control requirements. In this article, we’re going to look at a few real-world situations where Vista’s flexibility works perfectly within different environments and budgets, from nightclubs to ballrooms to international touring acts.

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Warning About Unlicensed HPL Lamps

January 2009

Recently, an unlicensed, six-filament Chinese-made lamp has appeared in the U.S., marketed as a HPL source. One distributor is advertising this lamp under the name “Silver,” but other distributors may substitute the Chinese lamp for name-brand licensed lamps. Don’t get caught out with a dodgy HPL lamp…

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Moving Light Consoles Just Ain't Theatre!

February 2009

Here’s a question which is often pondered by those in the lighting industry – why do so many theatre shows use a separate lighting console for moving lights and a “theatre” console for the dimmers? After all, a Hog could control it all, right? We look into the hidden secrets of why “moving light consoles just ain’t theatre”...

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Why Are There 40A Plugs On My Dimmers?

March 2009

For some years now, Jands has included 40A 3-phase plugs on its dimmers instead of 32A units. Although we have been doing this for a number of years, we still get many calls from surprised customers who find the 40A plug on their dimmer no longer fits the 32A socket in their venue. So, why do we include 40A plugs?

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What To Look For When Judging An LED Fixture's Colour Mixing Capabilities...

April 2009

We’ve all seen examples of it. You buy an RGB LED fixture that claims 16.7 million colours. You plug it in... yet out of those 16.7 million available colours, you can only find five - red, green, blue, cyan or magenta. So, why is this? In this article, we’re going to examine some of the reasons. With a focus on the theory and science behind colours and light, find out how these factors affect the effectiveness of colour mixing.

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Going Greener Without Compromising On Quality

May 2009

The first time I was asked for a green rig, I was concerned. More often than not, significant sacrifices have to be made on quality, output and versatility for the sake of energy efficiency – not something any designer wants to do. Only recently are quality options in LED starting to surface. But this article is not just about LEDs. We’re going to consider other greener alternatives which might be more suitable in many situations.

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Standards Explained - Power Distribution Products

June 2009

Jands manufactures a range of power distribution equipment that is safe and reliable. You can be sure of the safety of our equipment because all Jands power distribution products are designed, built & tested to the relevant Australian Standards. So what does that actually mean for the safety of our products – what is tested and why?

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