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A.C. Lighting LDI Show Preview

Fresh out of WFX in Dallas, TX, and PLASA in London, we are approaching LDI with a full head of steam. Chroma-Q® introduced the brand new Color One 100™ fixture to the North American market at WFX on our booth. The industry's first LED Par with a true homogenized beam, it received rave reviews. Days later the Color One 100 made its exciting European debut at PLASA London. We can't wait to show you the incredibly versatile and fresh technology of the Color One 100 at LDI. This is the must see LED Par.

LDI will also feature factory certified Jands Vista and ArKaos product training sessions. These are two of the LDI Institute's most popular sessions. Increase your knowledge and advance your career with dedicated Jands Vista and ArKaos training.


Please join us at LDI on booth #2358 to see the latest in entertainment technology from Chroma-Q, Jands, ArKaos, Prolyte and LumenRadio - all exclusively available from A.C. Lighting Inc. in North America.

Get your FREE LDI Pass from your friends at A.C. Lighting Inc

Fred Mikeska


Fred Mikeska
VP Sales and Marketing
A.C. Lighting Inc.

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Introducing the... ONE

Introducing the new Chroma-Q Color One 100™ LED Par. Featuring an innovative fully homogenized beam that virtually eliminates the color separation and shadows synonymous with LED lighting - the Color One delivers above Par performance from ONE source.

Utilizing core LED technology from the Chroma-Q premium performance lighting range, the multi-purpose Color One is a powerful, creative lighting tool that is ideal for a wide range of applications.

Chroma-Q Color ONE

The Color One's custom optical design and fully homogenized output provides a smooth, uniform and defined 20° beam, with no unsightly color separation shadows. The Color One ideal for use as a front and backlight with clean shadows, and an uplighter with a smooth, even beam - all from ONE source.

The Color One features a high CRI of 93 and a huge RGBA color-mixing palette that deliver outstanding color blend across the spectrum - including deep-cold blues, red-hot lava looks and super-soft pastels - as well as a complete range of whites - all from ONE source.

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LDInstitute Official Partner Logo Jands Vista

No matter if you are new to the exciting Jands Vista lighting & media control range, or are an existing user, the latest Vista v2 software will enable you to get the most from whatever mix of technology you have available, whether dimmers, moving lights, LEDs or media.

Vista L5 Console
We have set aside two full days to provide both introductory and advanced programming training sessions on the Vista v2 software in partnership with the LDInstitute.


Eddie Welsh of Jands is flying in from Australia to provide top-notch training. Early registration is recommended as space is limited.

The training session will cover all aspects of the Vista v2 software and is geared to all levels and types of user - including designers, programmers, operators - no matter what your background or knowledge level.

For more information on the Jands Vista, check out our new Vista v2 applications brochure or visit www.jandsvista.com

Jands Factory Certified Training: Intro Level Jands Vista Training
Session Number L15

Imagine if you could design your lightshow the way you see it - visually.  Spend the day learning how to program on one of the most innovative lighting consoles on the market. Begin thinking and working visually.  This class will cover basic programming and expose you to the incredible power of the Vista's visual interface and timeline.

Target Audience: Console operators and programmers

Seminar Highlights:

1. Patching and setting up the Vista's visual interface for your work flow

2. Creating and updating Group, Position, Color and Beam palettes

3. Programming conventional and moving lights with the Vista's unique timeline.

4. Creating and editing dynamic chase effects

Taught by: console expert Eddie Welsh of Jands

Class limit 10 (two per console)

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Jands Factory Certified Training: Advanced Level Jands Vista Training
Session Number: L16

Spend the day learning advanced programming techniques and console features on one of the most innovative lighting consoles on the market. Begin thinking and working visually. This class will cover advanced programming and expose you to the incredible power of the Vista's visual interface and timeline.

Target Audience: Experienced console operators and programmers

Seminar Highlights:
1. Refresher and introduction to the latest software build

2. Creating and manipulating pixel mapped images

3. Working with media servers and the timeline

4. Networking multiple consoles and back-up configuration

Taught by: console expert Eddie Welsh of Jands

Class limit 10 (two per console)

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LDInstitute Official Partner Logo ArKaos

Designed for creative lighting designers, video operators and programmers, the ArKaos media server class provides participants with everything required to setup, program and run a show, including video mapping, edge blending, 3D mapping and advanced geometrical correction. Each half-day session provides focused, hands-on training with the new MediaMaster Pro V4.1 software and media servers range, direct from the ArKaos factory trainer.

aKaos Media Master Software - New V4.1 Available

Target Audience: Creative lighting and video professionals who wish to establish a solid core of media server knowledge on one of the most powerful and economical media server solutions on the market.

Session Highlights

1. Hardware Overview: Stage, Studio and Stadium Servers

2. Software: Overview of MediaMaster Express 4.1 and MediaMaster Pro 4.1

3. Interface: Including Theatre Mode and Advanced Fixture Mode

4. Geometrical Correction: Soft Edge, Keystone, Geometrical Correction, Basic and Advanced Soft Edge

5. Led Mapper Interface Overview and Fixture Mapping

6. Video Mapper: Interface Overview, Output Management Hands-On 3d Surface Mapping and Interpolation

Taught by: Toon Servaes from ArKaos

Class limit: 10 (two per workstation)


Wednesday, November 19, 2014
9:00AM - 1:00PM
Session L27

Thursday, November 20, 2014
9:00AM - 1:00PM
Session L29

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
2:00PM - 6:00PM
Session L28

Thursday, November 20, 2014
2:00PM - 6:00PM
Session L30


LDI Exclusive: LumenRadio - Wireless Lighting Control Done Right!

Lumen Radio Wireless done right!

We are proud announce that A.C. Lighting Inc. is now the exclusive distributor of LumenRadio's CRMX product portfolio in North America. Peter Kirkup, VP Entertainment at LumenRadio adds "A.C. Lighting has a great reputation to be a highly knowledgeable and reliable distributor, providing customer support of the highest standards for the most demanding of clients. A.C. Lighting has impressed us with their professionalism and drive, which makes them a natural choice for us when developing our brand further in North America."


"We have followed the LumenRadio success with great interest and admiration over the years. We have always had great respect for the company's products and the market position they have achieved in a very short time," explains JF Canuel, Managing Director at A.C. Lighting Inc.

Canuel continues, “We are of course very pleased to include LumenRadio's products in our brand portfolio and we will present the LumenRadio product line at the upcoming LDI show in Las Vegas.”

To arrange a demonstration of the LumenRadio range or to discuss your particular requirements, the company can be contacted by phone at +1 855 324 9354
or +1 416 255 9494, or by email at northamerica@aclighting.com

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If you are looking for a strong, durable trussing solution, look no further than Prolyte Group's Prolyte-Structures H30V Series truss. Designed for high-frequency, demanding applications, H30V is ideal for touring, rental and exhibition companies. H30V Series truss is constructed with 48.3mm x 3mm main tubes and 16mm x 2mm diagonals, and incorporates the innovative CCS6 coupling system, which allows for fast, efficient and reliable coupling of your truss and corners.

Prolyte Group's Prolyte-Structures - H30V Series Truss

When Prolyte Structures designed the original Conical Coupling System (CCS®), it represented a huge step forward in the development of truss systems. Even today, the now much-copied Conical Coupling System is unrivalled in efficiency, strength and ease of assembly. Exhibiting significant advantages over other types of connection systems, the innovative Conical Coupling System has gained a worldwide reputation for excellence and efficiency.

Contact your A.C. Lighting sales representative for a quotation on your next system.

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Northeast Florida’s Tomoka Christian Church has upgraded to a Jands Vista I3 console, to provide a more powerful control solution for its larger performance lighting rig, following a move to a new worship venue.

The non-denominational, missions-oriented church - now based in Ormond Beach near the famous Daytona Beach - offers contemporary praise and worship featuring live music, dance, and drama in a multimedia service.


The church is utilising the Jands Vista I3 console alongside its existing Vista M1 control surface, which had been in use for several years.

Tomoka Christian Church’s Technical Director, Shane Stanton worked closely with Florida lighting company Nateco, managed by Nate Mudge, to specify the I3.

We had already invested in a Vista M1 and wanted to add more functionality,” says Shane. “Specifically, we were looking for an all in one solution. The I3, by giving us more controls, allows us to add elements that we need to be able to quickly access - for instance the additional buttons for bumping or flashing sets of lights, or quickly changing colors, and more flexibility during services or special events.

The I3 features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, and four DMX outputs offering plenty of connections to lights and dimmers.

Tomoka also invested in two Pathport Octo 8 and eight-port DMX-over-Ethernet nodes, connected to the I3 via Ethernet. The church’s M1 is connected to the I3 via one of the seven USB ports.

We try to create a dynamic and immersive, yet tasteful environment with our lighting,” continues Shane. “Worship styles can range from high paced praise music, where we can have a lot of fun with lights flashing and moving, to enveloping slow worship, where we can make slow color or intensity changes to move with the changes of the song".

The transition from the Vista M1 to the I3 has been seamless, as has updating shows to our new lighting rig with more fixtures, which was a very easy process in the Vista's v2 software.

In addition to the I3, Nate worked with Shane to specify GLP X4 LED wash and LED Volkslicht Spots to the church’s rig. The GLP moving lights were specified following a hands-on demo by North American technology distributor, A.C. Lighting Inc’s Fred Mikeska.

Fred knew we were designing a lighting system for the new facility,” says Nate. “After about a 45 minute demo we were sold. We scheduled an on site demo with the church's Lighting Director, and GLP became the primary movers. We ended up using 6 Impression X4s and 8 Volkslicht Spots.

Using the I3 to programme and control the new fixtures has been a simple task, as Shane concludes: “With Vista we are able to program the console to adapt for our volunteers’ varying skill levels. They generally learn how to master the console very quickly.”

The Vista range includes a choice of portable, flexible control surfaces and self contained consoles all running the same Vista v2 software.

Jands' award-winning Vista lighting & media control system has been embraced by leading designers, companies and venues all over the world on a wide range of shows. Covering entertainment, education & drama, installations, corporate, events and worship, there's a Vista system to suit all levels of user and almost any scale of show.

Recent shows featuring lighting or media control by Vista include international concert tours by Fall Out Boy, Bloc Party, Deftones, Dierks Bentley and Little Big Town.

The Jands Vista console range will be showcased at LDI 2014 in Las Vegas on the A.C. Lighting Inc. booth (2358).

To arrange a Jands Vista demo or discuss your requirements,
contact A.C. Lighting Inc.

On: (416) 255 9494


Or for more information and a list of international Vista users, visit www.jands.com/vista/users


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See Us at the following tradeshows:

LDI 2014

21st - 23rd Nov 2014
(Las Vegas)
Booth 2358

Prolight & Sound 2015

15th - 18th Apr 2015
(Frankfurt, Germany)
A.C. Entertainment Technologies (Sister Company)

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Schedule a hands-on demo of these exciting new products at your facility. Contact your A.C. Lighting Inc. representative to set a date that meets your schedule.

North East
South East
South West
West Coast
Lori Bennett
Lori Bennett
Keith Lewandowski
Darrell Barnes
PJ Turpin
Adrian Plant
(919) 693-3457
(919) 693-3457
(248) 887-3482
(518) 832-3487
(518) 860-7448
(416) 937-3611
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AC Lighting

A.C. Lighting Inc.
88 Horner Avenue
Toronto, ON. M8Z 5Y3. Canada
Tel: 416-255-9494, Fax: 416-255-3514

Chroma-Q and all associated product names are recognized trademarks,
for more information visit: www.chroma-q.com/trademarks. The rights and ownership of all trademarks are recognized.
The information contained herein is correct at the time of sending, however as we are constantly refining our product range
we reserve the right to change the specification without notice.

All prices are in US dollars FOB Toronto ON or Buffalo NY, exclude tax and are subject to change without notice.
Please note, in certain countries some products listed may not be available from A.C. Lighting Inc. E&OE.