Some ellipsoidal spotlights and many follow spots have a zoom-focus system. Warm Color: Generally, a color that is in the yellow-orange-red range. Pole-Operated: A term used to describe a light source, yoke, pantograph, or other apparatus that can be controlled via an operating pole. A light source that provides such illumination. Pole Cat: In the film and video industries, a spring loaded, adjustable cross bar that when placed between a pair of walls or structures, allows for the attachment of lightweight light sources or grip equipment.
Generally, a scrim used in the film and video industries that is made from silk. Safety Cable: A steel cable that has a clip on one end and a loop on the other. Stand Adapter An apparatus used for mounting any one of a number of devices to a stand. The cookies are essential to the effective operation of our website. Rim Light: Back light that usually refers to illuminating objects. Xenon: A gas used in some arc lamps that allows for a point source with extremely high luminous intensity and a color temperature of approximately 5500-6200°K. A rectangular, metal apparatus that resembles a Venetian blind in form and function, generally used as a mechanical dimmer or blackout mechanism on large spotlights.
We also needed something that would cut through in the bright summer sunshine and these strobes were ideal. In the film and video industries, a metallic or reflective fabric panel, used for bounce lighting, or simply to redirect light, with the light source being a light source or sunlight. Twofer: A special power cord that has one male connector electrically connected to two female connectors via two separate cables or sets of sleeved wires. There are two basic types, electronic and magnetic, and both come in many configurations. A light source that provides such illumination.
A metal or glass apparatus, usually curved in some manner, used in most light sources for the purpose of directing light rays from a light source. For us, a metal screen used in front of a light to reduce intensity without diffusion. Electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength longer than x-rays but shorter than violet light, approximately 40nm to 380nm. Tweenie: A 300-650 watt Fresnel spotlight. Reflector: Generally, anything that causes reflection. Soft Light: Illumination that produces shadows with a soft edge.
We have over 20 years of experience in this industry and we manage a very large stock of second hand pro audio and second hand pro lighting equipment. Transparent: A term used to describe something that transmits light without scattering light rays, so that a clear image can be seen through the material. Silk: Specifically, a fabric used for linear diffusion material; it spreads the light linearly. For further details or availability confirmation, please call or email us. Spun Glass: A diffusion material made from glass fibers. They are available in a variety of sizes and shapes and materials of varying reflectance.
Zoom: Short for zoom focus. Specular: A term used to describe a surface that is highly reflective or mirror-like; the kind of hard light from a small, pinpoint light source. Spot: Short for Spot Light. Manufactured by Corning Glass Co. Spot Light: Generally, any of several types of light sources capable of emitting a beam pattern that is round, or in some instances, oval in shape, but more specifically this term refers to Fresnel spotlights, ellipsoidal spotlights and follow spots. Scrim: In the theatre industry, a thin, gauze-like curtain. Our international contacts with distributors, rental companies and manufacturers allow us to buy and sell second hand and ex hire equipment in an accurate condition.
Scoop: Named for its scoop-like shape, an open face flood light with a large, diffuse reflector that is essentially the body of the light source. They are also available so that only half of the frame is screened, therefore allowing for only a portion of the light to be dimmed. Strip Light: A multi-lamp light source with its lamps mounted in a straight row. Single Ended Lamp: A lamp that has only one base and all of its contacts on the base. One side is usually mirror-like for hard light reflection, and the other side is diffused for bounce lighting. Screw Base: A threaded, cylindrical shaped lamp base with a single contact on the bottom. Solid: An opaque panel, usually made of fabric, placed into the beam of a light source to block a portion or the entire beam.
The threaded part of the base holds the lamp into its socket and acts as the second contact. Any threaded metal protrusion used to mount light sources and assorted grip equipment via a nut or threaded socket. Tungsten-Halogen: A term used to describe a family of lamps that use the halogen gas iodine, an envelope made of quartz, and a filament made of tungsten, in their manufacture. Quartz: Short for Fused Quartz. Soft Edge: A beam pattern edge that is not very clear and distinguishable, i. They are available in variety of sizes and shapes and materials of varying density.