High Reach Lighting and Equipment Services.|
|Auditorium Installations and Repair Services.|
Difficult Location Specialist.
Sending You Information regarding Equipment and System Upgrades.
Auditorium Sound Booth / Control Booth - Trouble Shooting.
Helping You with Upgrades, Equipment Relocations, Changes and Layout.
Speaker Installations, A. to Z. Services Provided - Reasonable Rates.
Public Assembly, House of Worship, Theatrical Facilities, School Auditoriums. |
We specialize in honest service and knowing
exactly what is needed.
Handling all your hard to reach lighting and equipment and older systems that may be difficult to service. |
We offer "service in a hurry" because the special event is scheduled for tonight.
Corporate Presentation Screens.
AV - audio visual consultants for new installations.
AV - audio visual experts in trouble shooting.
Theatrical lighting - fixtures and controls.
Sound - Audience / Stage Speaker Systems.
Microphone, PA / Intercom and Signal Systems.
Theatrical work crew for the festive occasion.
Mixer Station, Set Up, Assemble, Wiring. Quick connect, adjustable podium wiring connections. VFI-PATCH Surface mounted patch panel.
Motorized Curtains, Curtain Tracks, Sound Control Booth - theater special effects lighting, stage lighting, Sound, video, audio, closet
circuit television, conduit, wire and stage equipment.|
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Auditorium Equipment Installations, Lighting, Sound, Stage and Controls, Philadelphia.|
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Dimming is an effective tool used in lighting-system designs to reduce energy
consumption, provide appropriate light levels for tasks, increase visual
comfort, and provide aesthetic appeal. A well designed rheostat control system
provides uniformed dimming functions to meet these requirements through a variety of user
interfaces and programmed functions such as simple manual control, user-saved
preset lighting scenes, automatic daylight harvesting, and load shedding. Today
it is possible to dim most popular fluorescent lamp types with solid-state dimming ballast choices.
Specialist for church lighting and property area lighting. Many larger
churches will have automated lighting or a conventional
theatrical-type lighting system in the auditorium. The majority
of the time, the lighting control console used to control the
“stage” lighting is also used to control the house lights within
the sanctuary. During the week, however, while the auditorium
lights sit dark, those lighting systems throughout the
administrative and office areas are well-used. In those areas,
churches are looking at traditional office and institutional
types of lighting systems where intelligent lighting is a new
option to consider.
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and facility maintenance for every purpose. Need an electrical
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Lighting, Signs, Equipment, Neon, Flat Screen TVs.
Auditorium Lighting Systems:
We offer a wide variety of lighting
fixtures and control systems for the public Auditorium.
is normally incandescent lighting at low levels
for silhouette and decorative purpose. It's intended to show the room to its best advantage.
It is essential that the house lighting does not light the stage or
orchestra pit or areas meant to be out of sight.
should be bright. Work lights are intended for cleaning and maintaining the room.
Aisle lighting is usually mounted on chairs,
and can be concealed under the armrests if desired. The old standard
design - every third row on alternating sides of the aisle - now looks
too dim and uneven, and is inadequate.
should be invisible to the audience. Most stage lighting fixtures are located in the auditorium
at an out of sight location and controlled remotely by the facility
Orchestra Lighting Orchestra pit lighting
is usually done with music stand lights. The orchestra pit of any
auditorium always need plenty of power for sound equipment but the
lowest possible lighting.
Egress lighting is the required lighting
for a quick exit of every person. Egress passageways must be kept on, by law, at all times the room
is occupied. Egress lighting includes aisle lights, lighting on
cross aisles, lighting in vestibules, and lighting on all other legal
means of egress.
Exit lighting is
the required lighting signage in order to direct every persons out of
the building. The red or green exit signs
above egress doors. Exit signs near the stage are very objectionable.
The only good solution is to not locate exit doors anywhere near the
is the required lighting for a quick exit of every person in the
event of a power outage. These fixtures are
normally off, and turn on automatically when utility power fails.
The preference is emergency lighting to be energized by an emergency generator.
Where there is no emergency generator an inverter can be used. Where
there is no inverter, remote-head battery packs can be used. Do not
locate battery packs in the stage or auditorium; the battery chargers
are too noisy and need to be located remotely.
Rehearsal lighting is provided in the
auditorium so the director can see the actors rehearse in a flattering
and revealing light.
Ghost lights are left on all night to help
people avoid falling or tripping on the many hazards in the auditorium,
such as the orchestra pit. Because ghost lights are left on all night
they are chosen to be extremely low wattage, extremely efficient, and
extremely long life. The name "ghost light" is a long-standing theater
tradition. Outside the theater these would be called night lights or
Cue lights inform the conductor and stage
hands in the auditorium when to "take" their cues. Cue lights can be
simple on/off low-wattage bulbs, or can be sophisticated color-coded
Infrared illuminators are sometimes required
for the infrared night-vision video monitor cameras. These allow the
stage manager and other staff to see the stage during complete
Dance spotting lights are small red bulbs
located in precise positions low in the back of the auditorium or on the
balcony rail. They are used by dancers for alignment and for keeping
their orientation during spins and turns. Each dance company has their
own preferences for the quantity, location, and type of spotting lights.
Curtain warmers light the curtain and make
it come alive. Curtain warmers can be simple flat washes or can be
multicolored textured light designed to enhance some aspect of the
curtain or to be part of the image and style of a particular production.
Curtain warmers might, for example, be different in the winter than in
the summer, or might be different for formal evenings than for informal
evenings, or might be different for each production. We have designed
curtain warmer installations up to 32,000 watts, though they are usually
Stage Announce System Another subsystem is the stage
talkback or stage announce (SA) system. This can be
loudspeakers on the stage which allow the sound
operator or the director to talk to the performers
on stage. That can really save the vocal chords
during rehearsal. It also provides faster
communication, since it can cut through the noise.
Effects System - An important system for drama use
is the effects sound system. These loudspeakers may
be permanent and/or portable. For instance, when the
telephone rings it is much more realistic if the
sound appears to come from the stage telephone
rather than from the overhead or side loudspeakers.
On the other hand, you may need a sound effect that
should come from the rear of the auditorium. These
sounds need to come from the effects system. This
system is usually a part of the large main sound