Leading Lights

Issue 5

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

Flying back from PLASA 2010 my energy level is pegged as if I have live Cam-Lok energizing my coffee. My mind races as the rest of the plane sleeps, these are crazy exciting times. The Chroma-Q® Color Force™ range floored the crowds at PLASA, just as it does to all who experience it. Designers, theatres and rental shops have all fallen in love with the incredible Force.

Jands is getting oh so close to releasing the much anticipated Vista 2 'Byron'. As the excitement builds, the LDInstitute at LDI 2010 has set aside two full days for Jands Vista classes in Las Vegas. Now is the time to sharpen your Vista chops and join the revolution.

Read on to find out what exciting next generation Chroma-Q LED lighting and Jands control solutions we’ll be unveiling exclusively on our booth at LDI 2010 (#812).

We look forward to seeing you there.

Fred Mikeska


Fred Mikeska

In this issue...

NEW Chroma-Q® Color Force™ 12 - Power Across The Spectrum

Color Force

Attracting much interest at PLASA 2010, our LDI booth will feature a side by side demo of the Chroma-Q Color Force LED washlight range alongside traditional tungsten lighting.

The line-up includes the new Color Force 12, a truly multi-purpose LED fixture that is suitable for numerous entertainment lighting disciplines. The unit provides power across the spectrum, from deep cold blues to red hot lava looks all from a single fixture. At only 1ft long, the unit is ideal for floor, wall or truss mounting. It also provides a massive output of 2,400 lumens, easily washing up to 26ft with smooth, theatrical grade dimming.

The Color Force 12 can also be used to extend installations of the Color Force 72 / 48 LED battens.

The three models are also showing in new Daylight Force™ 5600K CCT White LED versions, with output up to a staggering 48,000 lumens.

In addition, the new Color Charge™ 600 lumen, rechargeable battery powered LED light source will be on display.

For information on the full Chroma-Q range, visit www.chroma-q.com.

LDInstitute: Jands Vista Console Training

Jands Vista

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

This is the first Vista V2 'Byron' training session in North America.

After extensive study of user feedback, Jands have refined the best elements of the Vista as well as introducing a host of new features to make it even faster and even easier to use. Re-building the software from the ground up, the new Vista V2 'Byron' software is a whole new platform, taking the Vista's core idea of 'think visually, work visually' to the next level.

Vista training classes are optimized with two people per T2 console in order to provide the best in hands-on instruction. Alex Mair of Jands is flying in from Australia and Steve Irwin is hopping up from Atlanta to provide top-notch training. Early registration is recommended as space is limited.

Sign up for your Jands Vista class and discover the incredible power of Vista’s visual interface and timeline. Join the revolution.

AC Lighting/Jands Factory Certified Training intro level Jands Vista Training (Wed 10/20/10)

AC Lighting/Jands Factory Certified Training advanced level Jands Vista Training (Thurs 10/21/10)

Jands Vista - Yet Another Award Winning Event

Vista Award

Once again, a Jands Vista console has provided lighting control for an event winner at the InfoComm / LSA Staged Events Awards. Freeman received the 2010 'Best Overall Staging for a Corporate Industrial Entertainment Event' award for their work on the American Library Association’s Annual Conference. Lighting Designer Anne Sedlock and Programmer Dabney Forest commented:

"We use the Vista T2 on almost all this style of show. It provides us with the flexibility and the ease of use we need to get our shows up and looking great in very little time."
Anne Sedlock, Lighting Designer, Freeman AV Chicago.

"It's not often we get such a great canvas to paint our lights on. As with many shows, for the ALA we got very little time to program. I know I can rely on the speed that the Vista's interface offers to do the things I need to both fast and easily. In the current economic environment, it's rare for a show to allow for the kind of programming time that was standard in years past. Frankly, without the Vista I could not have made the intricate looks the show needed in the time I had available."
Dabney Forest, Programmer.

For more information on the full Jands Vista range, visit www.jandsvista.com

Vista Award

Vista Award

Vista Award

Vista Award

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.

View the entire Bargain Stock page – lots of great deals available!

DTS Delta

DTS Delta

DTS Delta

Ex demo Delta F $1350.00 USD each
Ex demo Delta R $1695.00 USD each