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{{Equipment  
 
{{Equipment  
 
| Name = Theater Lights
 
| Name = Theater Lights
| Intro = Four theater lights are currently installed at i3 Detroit. There are three spotlights and one floodlight. One spotlight has been verified to work, and the other two spotlights are TBD. The floodlight is missing its bulb. Other theater lights are stored in various locations around the space.
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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 four installed lights are mounted on overhead pipes, above the commons table area.
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| 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
| LooksLike = [[File:no_photo_yet.jpg|theater lights photo]]
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| LooksLike = [[File:Theaterlights.jpg|theater lights photo]]
 
| Rules =
 
| Rules =
* Please make sure that every theater light clamped to the overhead pipes has a safety chain/cable installed. At this writing, all four installed lights have safety chains.
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* 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 =
 
| Instructions =
 
====Turn it On====
 
====Turn it On====
Ride up on the Genie and plug it in. If it's plugged in, switch on circuit breaker 23b 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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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====
 
====Turn it Off====
Ride up on the Genie and unplug it. Alternatively, switch off circuit breaker 23b 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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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
 
| ToDos =  
 
| ToDos =  
* Extension cords to provide power to three spotlights.
 
 
* 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 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.
 
* A bulb for the floodlight.
* Deploy additional power capacity to support the use of more than three spotlights. According to [[Breaker Panels]], there appear to be unused circuits available nearby.
 
 
| FAQs =
 
| FAQs =
# Which circuit breaker powers the theater lights?  The power cord that runs from the overhead junction box to the theater light mounting pipe is on circuit breaker 23b in the office subpanel on the south wall of the shop area.
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# 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.
# How many lights can be powered? Currently, there is one 20A circuit. Each spotlight draws 6.2A at full brightness, so three spotlights should be OK on this 20A circuit. 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.
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# 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.
 
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Revision as of 14:30, 24 June 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.