IGBT Stage Lights Dimmers – A Primer
Imagine staying equipped to plug your phase and theatre lighting fixtures specifically into dimmers that are peaceful and never make the warmth of SCR dimmers. You’re imagining IGBT dimming, a revolution in dimming technology.
IGBT dimmers provide the foreseeable future into your theatre, club, auditorium or sanctuary with substantially-reduced set up expenditures. Mounted wherever you mount lights fixtures, they are smaller and lighter than SCR dimmers. Better however, they do not deliver any mechanical buzz or hum.
Dispersed Dimming Gains
o Straightforward to style and design, broaden and install
o Drastically reduces installation and equipment charges
o Identify silent dimmer strips upcoming to the light fixtures
o A great deal less wiring
o Reduced voltage drops
o No dimmer panel needed
Electricity and Silence Added benefits
o State-of-the-artwork dimming technologies
o Tranquil dimmers and load
o Small neutral harmonics
o Protection against limited-circuits
o Significant-density racks
o Command of various load styles such as magnetic/digital transformers and electronic fluorescent dimming ballasts
Intelligence and Command Added benefits
o Stations, keypads, wi-fi PCs and consoles for very simple or complex apps
o Wide range of matching, interesting controls for fully-integrated initiatives
o Marketplace regular wiring methods
o Windows®-dependent open up command protocols
A Situation Analyze
When Cornish College of the Arts started converting Seattle’s historic Sons of Norway Corridor into a theatre, ideas termed for installation of a full air conditioning method just to great the old-style, heat-generating SCR rack dimming process they prepared to use. Dave Tosti-Lane, chair of Cornish’s Overall performance Production Office, started off looking for a unique alternative.
The faculty had presently been via the ordeal of retrofitting a live performance corridor to the tune of hundreds of bucks just to relocate a noisy dimmer rack. They failed to want to go by that once again. Mac Perkins of PNTA encouraged the Clever Raceway method from Entertainment Technology, a Genlyte Thomas company. The beauty of an IGBT process, as Dave found, was that it would not only circumvent the noise challenge, but it would also reduce the heat loads.
The discounts of not owning to do a whole-blown air conditioning method nearly compensated for the dimmers. They also saved income by not getting the involved expenditures of load wiring the dimmers out to the circuits and all of the further wiring and time it charges to run cables from the dimmer rack to the lighting devices.
Whilst the cost cost savings might have been the foremost profit, close at the rear of was the method of aim buttons that ended up set up. This feature enabled the crew to end hanging the very first display in the new theatre in report time. The trio hung, circuited and rough-targeted 130 fixtures in two 5-hour lighting calls.
And as a sound designer, Dave was genuinely appreciative of the absence of admirers and chokes.
With all their advantages, IGBT dimming systems are a boon to the staging of theatrical productions.
Copyright 2007 PNTA