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Litegear Literibbon Equivalent

Glenn Lee Dicus
 

Does anybody have a recommendation for a more cost conscious equivalent to litegears lite ribbon solution?

I have been tasked with building custom lite panels to be fitted into a booth, which has strict size restrictions. The solution needs to be flicker free when dimmed with DMX capabilities. The DP prefers RGBW but I am researching all options.

And if the solution has fittings to accommodate custom construction, it would go along way in my mind.

Thanks,

Glenn Lee Dicus
Gaffing to make ends meet in LA

Will Cash
 

https://www.environmentallights.com/

Hey Glen I have been using Enviromental lights Led for years on shows in Vancouver BC, fantastic product and feel it's the best bang for your buck.

All the best,

Will Cash


On 5 Mar 2018, at 09:44, Glenn Lee Dicus <glenndicus@...> wrote:

Does anybody have a recommendation for a more cost conscious equivalent to litegears lite ribbon solution?

I have been tasked with building custom lite panels to be fitted into a booth, which has strict size restrictions. The solution needs to be flicker free when dimmed with DMX capabilities. The DP prefers RGBW but I am researching all options.

And if the solution has fittings to accommodate custom construction, it would go along way in my mind.

Thanks,

Glenn Lee Dicus
Gaffing to make ends meet in LA

Jonathon Sendall
 

Try Brandon Fowler. You can find him on Facebook or Kora LED online. 

Jonathon Sendall
DP
UK

Paul Mcilvaine
 

Glenn. There are a bunch of 728 folks who can that for you. If you are looking for other Co, there’s Cush or Premier.  But I would stick with lite gear. It’s as solid of a system as I have used. Expensive yeah but less head aches. 

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Paul McIlvaine
LA/gaffer

On Mar 5, 2018, at 7:44 AM, Glenn Lee Dicus <glenndicus@...> wrote:

Does anybody have a recommendation for a more cost conscious equivalent to litegears lite ribbon solution?

I have been tasked with building custom lite panels to be fitted into a booth, which has strict size restrictions. The solution needs to be flicker free when dimmed with DMX capabilities. The DP prefers RGBW but I am researching all options.

And if the solution has fittings to accommodate custom construction, it would go along way in my mind.

Thanks,

Glenn Lee Dicus
Gaffing to make ends meet in LA

Edward V Barger
 

You can give a call to Adam Munoz at RST Visions in Color they recommend  Cush Lighting- https://www.cushlight.com/


They make fully customizable flicker free RGBW ribbon that can be controlled through DMX.
They are distributed by RST Visions.

amunoz@... Office: 818.566.1114   Cell: 408.705.3854

ed
Local 600 retired Venice Beach LA CA 
Edward V Barger
310 922 6251



On Mar 5, 2018, at 10:36 AM, Jonathon Sendall <jpsendall@...> wrote:

Try Brandon Fowler. You can find him on Facebook or Kora LED online. 

Jonathon Sendall
DP
UK

Robert Fisher
 

I use Cushlight DMX controllers, LiteGear manual controllers, I also have a few Environmental Lights controllers that seem to work well. I buy tape from manufacturers in China, very cost effective but you have to have 2-4 weeks lead time. I have them embedded in sets that have been running for several seasons. I had some generic chinese controllers but had nothing but problems. The Cushlight Tape is very good and less expensive than the litegear tape, still not cheap. All depends on your budget.


Glenn. There are a bunch of 728 folks who can that for you. If you are looking for other Co, there’s Cush or Premier.  But I would stick with lite gear. It’s as solid of a system as I have used. Expensive yeah but less head aches. 

Robert C. Fisher
Bunk’d - Best Boy Electric 
LA, CA
bob@...


Robert Fisher
 

Flicker is usually an issue with the frequency of PWM controllers. Sometimes LEDs but mostly the controllers. Tape have their own issues.

Robert C. Fisher
Bunk’d - Best Boy Electric
LA, CA
bob@...

Kris Denton
 

I have bought from this company and their ribbon seems to be very similar to Litegear....not sure whether it is much cheaper though.


No affiliation.

Kris Denton 
DP
Los Angeles


On Mar 5, 2018, at 7:44 AM, Glenn Lee Dicus <glenndicus@...> wrote:

Does anybody have a recommendation for a more cost conscious equivalent to litegears lite ribbon solution?

Glenn Lee Dicus
 

Thanks for all the replies.

I did fail to mention this is to be done by Thursday and the budget isn’t budging.


So, I will let you know what we end up going with after the smoke clears.


Glenn Lee Dicus
Gaffer in LA today

Fred Young
 

I don’t know what you can find on the west coast, but I’ve had great experiences with City Theatrical’s line of LED tape and dimmers. The tape is well built with a High CRI and the dimmers are best I’ve worked with in the field. 


They should have a vendor out there who can help you out. 

Fred Young
Lighting Programmer 
Boston, MA

On Mar 5, 2018, at 23:16, Glenn Lee Dicus <glenndicus@...> wrote:

Thanks for all the replies.

I did fail to mention this is to be done by Thursday and the budget isn’t budging.


So, I will let you know what we end up going with after the smoke clears.


Glenn Lee Dicus
Gaffer in LA today

emily.stadulis@...
 

Hi, Glenn, you might check out our RoscoLED Tape lines: 

http://us.rosco.com/en/product/roscoled-tape-varicolor

We have a couple options in RGBW, with the white either at 3000K or 6000K.  There's also an RGBA option.  All come with high CRI/TLCI (93/92) and full flicker-free dimming down to 0 up to 32,000 Hz both manually and on DMX.  You can either get the quick plug 'n play kits for use w/ DMX for ease of use:  http://us.rosco.com/en/product/roscoled-tape-varicolor-rgbw-kits or choose from a variety of PSU/Decoders including some variable PWM options:  http://us.rosco.com/sites/default/files/content/resource/2017-10/RoscoLED_Power_Dimming_Controls_Data_Sheet.pdf if you're handy with soldering.  Reels come with pre-tinned solder points which helps.    

If you're looking to create backlit solutions in tight spaces, we have a blog post detailing just how to do that, including a wiring diagram here:  http://us.rosco.com/sites/default/files/content/resource/2017-11/How%20To%20Create%20Backlit%20Effects%20with%20RoscoLED%20Tape.pdf.  

We keep plenty of stock in our LA warehouse as well as with various LA dealers so getting you taken care of by Thursday won't be an issue.  If you'd like to arrange for a sample to test out, please feel free to shoot me an e-mail or call/text.  Thanks so much and good luck with your project.

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Emily Stadulis
Western Rep
Rosco Laboratories
323-241-2615
emily.stadulis@...