Leading Lights

Issue 3

Welcome to Issue Three of Leading Lights from A.C. Lighting.

We are still riding high after our trip to the PLASA show in London, England. Like the LDI show in North America, PLASA is a must see show for many European dealers, rental shops and production companies. The A.C. Entertainment Technologies booth was packed with show goers looking to see the preview of the Chroma-Q Color Force™, Color Charge™ and of course, the highly anticipated preview of Jands Vista 2 Byron.

Fred Mikeska

Enjoy this edition of Leading Lights and get ready for WFX, LDI and a great Fall season.


Fred Mikeska

In this issue...

NEW Bargain Stock Web Page

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access to great prices and all the latest special

You will find all sorts of products listed. The Bargain
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Bargain Stock

Jands Vista Byron

Color Block 2

A.C. and Jands provided a preview of a major software upgrade for the revolutionary Jands Vista lighting console at PLASA.

Originally released in 2004, the Vista introduced a whole new approach to constructing light shows, with 'think visually, work visually' as the core concept. The Byron release takes this innovative approach to a new stage, introducing a true second generation of software, completely re-written from the ground up.


The Byron release reflects the attention Jands have paid to user feedback about the Vista, as well as the fresh vision Jands have brought to the whole concept of how a console works. The update provides easier and faster ways to do existing functions, and introduces a host of new features.


The Byron software will be free-of-charge to current users. Some of the key aspects of the new software include:

Gobo Rotators

EtherSwitch 7

Make your stage pop and your ellipsoidals sing with Chroma-Q® gobo rotators - a great way to add texture and motion to your design.

The Twin FX DMX features adjustable dynamic effects including tick-tock, pendulum, shimmer, accelerate, decelerate, fire, water, rotate-pause and shake-pause. The super-reliable and ultra quiet rotator works in DMX mode with any Chroma-Q power supply or in stand-alone mode making them ideal for themed retail applications.

The Chroma-Q Twin FX DMX rotator fits the ETC Source 4, Strand SL, Altman Shakespeare and Selecon Pacific fixtures. It can be operated with either one single or two counter-rotating gobos for stand-alone operation.

List Price $577.00

LD Institute Jands Vista Console Training

Vista Consoles

LDI offers one of the most extensive professional console training opportunities available anywhere. A.C. Lighting Inc., in conjunction with Jands, will be providing introductory programming training sessions on the Vista console.

This is also an exciting opportunity to see Vista 2 Byron, a major upgrade of Jands' revolutionary Vista lighting system. Class sizes are small to provide the best in hands-on instruction. Space is limited, so early registration is recommended.

Click on the following links to read more about each session:
Introduction to the Jands Vista (course code L08) >

To register for a place on this course, please follow this link >

In addition to the Jands Vista console training sessions, be sure to drop by the A.C. Lighting Inc. booth (903) at LDI to catch the very latest lighting innovations from Jands, Chroma-Q, and Artistic Licence, to name a few.

To register your interest in future A.C. Lighting Inc. LDI show updates, please click here >

We look forward to seeing you at the show.

FREE WFX and LDI Passes from A.C. Lighting

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You won't want to miss this year’s WFX show in Charlotte and LDI show in Orlando. A.C. Lighting will be debuting several new can’t miss Chroma-Q fixtures.

Let your friends at A.C. Lighting and Chroma-Q hook you up with FREE WFX and LDI passes.

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Artistic Licence Data-Lynx O/P

The NEW high density Art-Net to DMX Converter

Color Punch


Introducing the new Artistic Licence Data-Lynx O/P, a 1RU 19" rack mount Art-Net Ethernet to DMX512 converter. Perfect for the times, the Data-Lynx offers an economical, no frills solution that gives you the maximum packing density and the lowest cost while maintaining the customary Artistic Licence quality.

The Data-Lynx O/P provides 12 DMX512 outputs, using front mounted Neutrik XLR 5-pin connectors. Network connectivity is achieved using either the front or rear mounted Ethercon RJ45 connector

A single front panel control sets the 'Box Address' for the simplest possible configuration. As with all Artistic Licence Art-Net products, DMX-Workshop can be used for detailed configuration such as individual universe addressing. Configuration can also be achieved using the internal web-server.

To top it off the Data-Lynx O/P is fully RDM (Remote Device Management) compatible.

List Price: US $3,645.00

Bargain Offer - DTS Delta Fixtures

DTS Delta R

Need a super-bright LED fixture to wash a stage or illuminate a building? Take a look at the DTS Delta, an IP65 rated indoor/outdoor LED fixture that offers a bold, bright color palate at an affordable price. The DELTA projects an intense and perfectly uniform light beam, and can generate up to 16 million colors.

The DTS Delta series is a radical advance in LED technology offering single-color RBG optics or discrete RGB LEDs. With your choice of narrow, medium or wide lenses, sophisticated color temperature control (3200°K - 5500°K) and motorized pan and tilt or fixed focus models, there is a Delta fixture to meet your needs.

Click here to view the entire Bargain Stock page – lots of great deals available!

DTS Delta

DTS Delta

DTS Delta

Ex demo Delta F $1595.00 USD each
Ex demo Delta R $1695.00 USD each

Pro-File 'n' Style - Dave Boser


After experiencing massive triple linoleum success with my '80s hair metal band, I decided to search out new horizons in the entertainment biz. Since I still owed the bank for the bands lighting rig, the career path of "Lighting Designer" became an easy decision. Fast forward thru hundreds of bands you never heard of and I finally find myself a home as staff LD for Image Technologies Corporation. Life is good!

Nick Wisdom Front of House setup

Nick Wisdom - Medco

Nick Wisdom - Medco

Nick Wisdom - Medco


What are your top three must have ellipsoidal gobos?
You can put gobos in those things? Pretty much every gobo I use these days is in a moving light. Guess that makes me kinda lame... My old school favorite was the ever popular pie tin plate poked full of nail holes!

If you could have dinner with any three people (living or dead) who would you be dining with?
Jesus, Ben Franklin, and my wife. She would be greatly displeased if I had dinner with those guys and didn't invite her! (insert whip cracking sound here)

If I listen to your i-Pod which three bands dominate the playlist?
Muse, Damone, Marvelous 3/Butch Walker and "Bonus Band" Iron fricken' Maiden

What was in one of your latest Vista driven rigs?
We recently did the Silpada 2009 National Convention at the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, MO.

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The Crew: