Tag: stage lighting

Lighting and Today’s Mobile DJ

Today’s mobile DJ has a plethora of equipment to sort through in order to put together the best show possible. It is imperative to know your media players, software, and sound systems inside and out for the best sounding show.  Not to be overlooked is the visual impact you can have on the crowd when using the best possible lighting and visual effects equipment.

Floods Fills and FunSlimpar 64

Commonly referred to as stage lighting or up lighting, depending on the orientation of the lights themselves, these lights are used to illuminate the room, stage, the crowd, and any points of focus you would like to direct a crowd to. These lights consist of washes and fill lights that are broad in spectrum and cover a large area. Typically these lights are used with color gels and other filters to evoke moods intermittently or maintain a consistent motif of the show.

Freakin’ LasersChauvet Cirrus

Referred to as effect lighting or aerials these led lights and lasers are used to make dazzling designs both on surfaces and in the air. New laser designs now enable anyone to safely perform amazing laser shows that once were deemed too dangerous to operate without a proper license. With the help of a good fog or haze machine each particle in the fog or haze’s  fine mist will catch light and illuminate in the air enabling the focused and defined beams of light we associate with a laser light show.

Take Control DMXAmerican DJ Affressor Tri LED

DMX512 (digital multiplexing with 512 bits of information) is the standard protocol for digital communication networks used to control stage lighting and effects. Simply meaning DMX is a way to control all of your DMX enabled lighting equipment using a manual controller such as the Chauvet Obey 40 or a software program and a DMX interface with a laptop.  Another way to automate and control a light is to use the programed patterns built into the light, or many lights today are equipped with sound sensitive triggers. This is particularly handy with strobe lights as a strategically placed sound sensitive strobe light can be really impressive in combination with proper stage lighting and other effects.


Lava Lite Lava Lamps now at Sonic Electronix

Lava Lite Lava Lamp Blue and Green 5224-4

Whether you are young or old, or male or female, there is a good chance that you have seen a lava lamp. These colorful centerpieces are often a central conversational piece in the homes that have them. This is because everyone loves a lava lamp. Whether they will admit it or not, lava lamps are fun to look at. They add a unique sense of style and light to a room that only a lava lamp can do. For decades, lava lamps have been found in homes across the world. Sonic Electronix is helping to continue that tradition of fun, colorful lamps with the Lava Lite collection that is now available on SonicElectronix.com.

Now shipping from Sonic Electronix is the entire Lava Lite collection. They are the current leader in traditional lava lamps, as well as other novelty lava lamps. Since these hypnotic lamps were brought to the United Stated in 1965, they have become a widely popular item for all types of people. From the teenager that is growing up to the DJ that wants some funky stage lighting, the lava lamp is a great addition to any room, stage, table, or any place close to a power outlet. They are also a great addition to an office or cubicle that wants to stand out and be a little more unique.

Lava Lamps makes several different sizes and styles of these lights. The smaller desk lamp is a 14.5” lamp, such as the Lava Lite 2121-4002. This is a classic 20 oz lamp with pink wax, purple liquid, and a silver base. This same size of lamp is available in different color configurations to match the décor of your room. They also offer a medium 16.3”, 52 oz lamp for those that want something a little bit bigger. However, they have something special in store for those that want the biggest and best of everything. The Lava Grande, like the Lava Lite 6824-1002, is a huge 27”, 250 oz. lava lamp that instantly becomes a conversation starter. Next time you are looking at changing the style of your office, room, stage, or table, consider adding some lava lamps to brighten the atmosphere.