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{{Equipment  
 
{{Equipment  
 
| Name = Theater Lights
 
| Name = Theater Lights
| Intro = Six theater lights are currently installed at i3 Detroit. There are five spotlights and one floodlight. All five spotlights were working at the time they were installed. The floodlight is missing its bulb. Other theater lights are in the user storage area.
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| Intro = Six theater lights are currently installed at i3 Detroit. There are five spotlights and one floodlight. All five spotlights were working at the time they were installed. The floodlight is missing its bulb. Other theater lights are in the user storage area. There are also two four-channel dimmer modules (w/o controller) in the user storage area.
 
| Owner = Nick Britsky
 
| Owner = Nick Britsky
 
| StorageLocation = The six installed lights are mounted on overhead pipes, above the commons table area.
 
| StorageLocation = The six installed lights are mounted on overhead pipes, above the commons table area.
| MakeModel = TBD
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| MakeModel = Lights: TBD, dimmer modules: American-DJ BPP-20
 
| PartNumber = TBD
 
| PartNumber = TBD
 
| Documents = Link(s) to on-line documentation
 
| Documents = Link(s) to on-line documentation
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====Turn it Off====
 
====Turn it Off====
 
Switch off circuit breakers 17 and 23b (labeled "Theater Lights") in the office subpanel on the south wall of the shop area. There are plans to make this more convenient, so stay tuned ...
 
Switch off circuit breakers 17 and 23b (labeled "Theater Lights") in the office subpanel on the south wall of the shop area. There are plans to make this more convenient, so stay tuned ...
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| OtherReferences =
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* [[Media:Bpp20.pdf|Unofficial electronic schematic of BPP-20 dimmer module]] (Note that these modules have a proprietary controller interface, not a DMX512 interface.)
 
| MaintenanceInfo =
 
| MaintenanceInfo =
 
TBD
 
TBD

Revision as of 15:07, 1 January 2012



Theater Lights

Six theater lights are currently installed at i3 Detroit. There are five spotlights and one floodlight. All five spotlights were working at the time they were installed. The floodlight is missing its bulb. Other theater lights are in the user storage area. There are also two four-channel dimmer modules (w/o controller) in the user storage area.

Basic Info

  • Ownership: Nick Britsky
  • Location: The six installed lights are mounted on overhead pipes, above the commons table area.
  • What it looks like:

theater lights photo

Manufacturer Information

  • Make/Model: Lights: TBD, dimmer modules: American-DJ BPP-20
  • Part Number: TBD

Documentation

not specified

Rules

  • Please make sure that every theater light clamped to the overhead pipes has a safety chain/cable installed. At this writing, all six installed lights have safety chains.

Instructions

Turn it On

Switch on circuit breakers 17 and 23b (labeled "Theater Lights") in the office subpanel on the south wall of the shop area. There are plans to make this more convenient, so stay tuned ...

Turn it Off

Switch off circuit breakers 17 and 23b (labeled "Theater Lights") in the office subpanel on the south wall of the shop area. There are plans to make this more convenient, so stay tuned ...

Other References

Maintenance

TBD

Things that Need to be Done

  • A more convenient way to control (i. e., dim) the spotlights, possibly integrated with the space automation system (or via Twitter, which might be even more entertaining).
  • A bulb for the floodlight.

FAQs

  1. Which circuit breakers power the theater lights? The outlet at the south end of the mounting pipe nearest to the Tree House is on the 15 Amp circuit breaker 17 in the office subpanel on the south wall of the shop area. The power cord that runs from the overhead junction box on the north side of the theater light mounting pipes is on the 20 Amp circuit breaker 23b in the office subpanel on the south wall of the shop area.
  2. How many lights can be powered? Currently, there is one 15A circuit and one 20A circuit. Each spotlight draws 6.2A at full brightness, so there should be adequate power for five spotlights. Anecdote has it that the floodlight draws significantly more current than a spotlight, but there is no bulb in the floodlight at present so this cannot be quantified.