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John - I added your comment to a discussion, that way people can link to it more easily, and all the comments will be in one place. You can find it here: Shut down pros and Cons
Shut down pros and cons; I'm running a show with a hybrid collection of fixtures, conventional, scrollers, movers and LEDs and am wondering if there is a definitive ansewer to daily shutdown. I shut off discharge lamps by dmx but there are still are fans and internal processors running verses cutting power and then restarting a day later with all the resetting and homing procedures of scrollers and movers. There is also the electronic issue of shutting off the console or not. My normal procedure is; turn on control (console, splitter) then power on fixtures. End of show reverse the process.
My question is; given the wear and tear of the startup conniptions does this make sense on a daily basis? When the show is dark for 2-3 days yes but daily?
Aaron, $60-80K for a Grand Ma or $6-8K for an ETC Ion. If your facility has the money, bless you. I would go with the Ion and if you have money left over get some new units - LEDs, movers, Seachangers - whatever you could forsee needing and using.
John, ACLs produce a nice bright white light, and if need be put some Rx 3216 or 3208 (1/8 or 1/4 Blue) gel in front to "whiten" the light
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