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May 26, 2013
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DPL Production Lighting Hire - Followspots

robert juliat hire from DPL Production Lighting HireRobert Juliat SuperKORRIGAN         Robert Juliat, established in 1919, are the industry leader in the manufacture of followspots for theatre and stage shows. DPL Production lighting hire stock includes Robert Juliat followspots and lower priced followspots to suit any budget. Robert Juliat designed their first followspot in 1975, since then, they have become the preferred manufacturer for lighting designers and operators alike. "To produce a powerful followspot is not a difficult task but to make a followspot with exceptional quality of beam, dimming ability, gobo projection, AND an outstanding light output, all wrapped in an ergonomically pleasing package, is the real challenge and one in which only Robert Juliat has emerged as market leader" Robert Juliat website Jamie Cullum DPL Production LightingLong considered the best followspots on the market, Robert Juliat followspots are used in every type of venues from the smallest cabaret to the largest stadium, for both touring and fixed shows throughout the world. Opera houses love them for their superb dimming capabilities while rental houses benefit from a fast return on their investment. Equipment-sensitive studio environments appreciate the beam's flat-field with no hotspot. Robert Juliat followspots are available in short or long throw versions and with different wattages and lamp types to suit every application. Condenser optics give a flat, even beam with optimum light output, and variable zoom optics maintain sharp focus at every beam angle. Each Robert Juliat followspot comes with a full range of accessories and a wealth of ergonomic features for comfortable and efficient operation.
May 21, 2013
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HOG4 DPL Production Lighting                 Hog Full Boar 4 Console - to hire from DPL Production Lighting. This incredibly versatile console is capable of delivering everything from a local theatre show to a stadium gig! It boasts all of the power of the Hog 4 but a more compact package - it still has sleek lines, raked screens and a reassuringly familiar layout. Like it's predecessor, it allows for total expansion enabling you to create, manage, edit and playback all types of shows. The Full Boar 4 comes packed with the latest hardware features - 10 point multi touch, motorized faders, solid state HDD to name a few. Features
  • Robust Hog 4 Operating Software
  • Unlimited number of simultaneous crossfades
  • Two internal 15.6-inch wide screen touchscreens with 10 point multi touch
  • Two external monitors or touchscreens supported*
  • Five encoders for an expanded wheelset
  • Twelve LCD User Keys
  • Tri Axis backlit trackball, with rotary encoder for the third axis and four configurable buttons for cursor and position control
  • Ten motorized playback faders
  • One motorized Grand Master
  • Four fixed universes of DMX 512 and up to 12 universes of DMX 512 over ArtNet or sACN
  • Hog-Net Ethernet connector
  • Fixture-Net Ethernet connector
  • Internal Solid State Hard disk drive
  • Five USB ports for Wholehog wings and external touchscreens
  • Desklights, feedback LEDs, and integrated worklight all dimmable
  • Auto-ranging mains input (90-250VAC)
  • Light Converse Visualizer dongle included
  • Dust cover included
  • Custom road case included
  • Unlimited number of DMX channels via Ethernet DPs
  • Unlimited number of Art-Net and E1.3.1 (sACN) universes via Ethernet DPs
  • Onboard MIDI Input and Output, MIDI Show Control and MIDI Time Code and LTC input
  • Multiple LTC inputs via multiple SMPTE/ LTC USB Widgets
  • Connectivity with many visualizers via Ethernet
  • Wired and wireless networking ability with multiple Wholehog console systems
  • Remote Focus capabilities when networked with a tablet PC running Hog 4PC software
  • Supports USB Playback and Expansion Wings
  • 35.49" (901.19mm) wide
  • by 22.65" (575.36mm) deep
  • by 9.62" (244.34mm) high
  • Weight: 45 lbs (20.41 kg)
* Note: The Full Boar 4's DVI-D monitor connections do not support analog output to VGA displays such as those featured on the older Full Boar 3 playback and programming wings. A DVI-D to VGA adaptor will be needed in these cases.  
April 10, 2013
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New Stock at DPL Production Lighting - 18x 8w RGBW LED MTC-Batten2

RGBW Infinite colour mixing in up to 18 sections with Miltec's MTC-Batten2

LED Batten DPL Production LightingThe lightweight but robust LED batten is an incredibly in demand fixture and can be put to use in a wide variety of applications. The unit is fitted with 18x 8W quadcolour LEDs, PowerCon in and out connectors, 5-pin XLRs and a versatile hanging bracket.  Multiple operating modes allows for designs as as simple 4-channel control up to full pixel mapping of each LED for stunning visual effects.  There is an optional extra of a barn-door type reflector, which allows the Batten2 to be used as a cyclorama wash up to 6m plus. DPL Production Lighting hire have the battens out to hire for 2 small Fashion shows during their first week on stock but they are so versatile, we see them as having endless applications such as Outdoor stages/Festivals, Conferences, Dinners, Live Music venues, TV Studios & Art Galleries - there will be others we haven't thought of yet!

Technical Data

LED diameter: 18x 8w RGBW
Output distance: 20 meters, Angle: 35 degree (+-5 degree)
Total power: 144W Lifetime: 30 to 50 thousand hours
Universal power: AC100-240V/50-60Hz
Powercon (Blue and white) & 5pin XLRs
Control model: DMX512 with 4 modes
4ch RGBW
5ch RGBW and dimmer
7ch RGBW, dimmer, strobe and macro
72ch RGBWx 18
Optional Extra MTC-Batten2BD
Barn door kit for washing cycloramas and flats 5m+
Call us now on 01268 73 22 99 for further details and prices . . .
April 2, 2013
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Green Hippo - HippoCritter

HippoCritter to hire from DPL Production LightingThe HippoCritter Rackmount, does pretty much everything it's big brothers can do, and if all you need to run are 4 video layers and you don't need dual/pan output or HD media then maybe the HippoCritter Rackmount is the solution for your project (and budget!)
With built-in Media encoding, full Timeline capabilities, full effects banks, and over 35 components, all without compromise! The HippoCritter Rackmount also supports full HippoNet functionality, so it will integrate fully into any project, regardless of the scale. It also retains all of the engine elements so you'll still get rich media playback up to a resolution of 720 x 576 and Green Hippo's highly acclaimed frame-blending too. You also get the addition of built in composite video capture functionality.
Don’t let the size of the HippoCritter fool you -  it boasts a feature set unrivalled in such an affordable package. A built in composite input and rugged industrial chassis means
HippoCritter will work harder for your event than any other compact server available today.
The option of a custom patch panel provides professional connections and flexible racking configurations. Unlimited PixelMapper universes and a suite of related software tools
also make HippoCritter a phenomenal DMX mapping solution at an affordable price.
At DPL Production Lighting you can hire a HippoCritter for £435 + VAT per week - this includes a ready rack-mounted critter, complete with keyboard and all the accessories you'll need to plug it it and use it (AND a spare rack-mounted unit with accessories) You might find this cheaper  - but double check that our competitors prices include accessories, a rackmounted unit . . AND a spare before you decide which is the best value!
March 25, 2013
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LanBox Interface and LCXi to launch at Pro Light & Sound, Frankfurt 10th-13th April.

LanBox Interface from DPL Production Lighting LanBox LCXi from DPL Production Lighting LanBox-LCXi-GPIO from DPL Production Lighting
LanBox-LCXi from DPL Production Lighting LanBox-LCXi-Power LanBox-LCXi-Main-connections - DPL Production Lighting
The LanBox Interface is the stylish controller that operates alongside the new LCXi extended standalone DMX controller. LanBox Products have been developing advanced standalone controllers for the event and installation industry since 1996. The LCE and LCM controllers followed the original LC controller in 2002. The LCX is currently the best selling LanBox product and is widely recognised as one of the most versatile standalone controllers available today. The Interface and LCXi are the two new members of the LanBox product range. The LCXi is a dedicated standalone controller for lights (and more) as well as featuring a great number of analogue inputs and outputs, RS232-outputs, MIDI and DMX input merger and a DMX output. The Interface is the physical controller that allows you to easily control the LCXi. The LCXi is a 19” rack-mount ready 1HE controller, which we have developed due to the ever increasing number of requests we have had for a rack-mount ready controller. It also features a dedicated outlet for easily connecting multiple LanBox Interfaces, carrying power and two DMX signals over a single Cat5e cable. The LanBox Interface is a stylish and small physical interface that can be used to control the LCX and the new LCXi stand-alone DMX controllers. The Interface has nine push buttons that are housed in a solid housing made from machined aluminum. The housing is a touch sensitive button as well, bringing the amount of buttons to ten. All nine push buttons have an individually controllable rgb LED light. The LanBox Interface is designed for restaurants, bars, offices, small venues and home environments. You can easily add labels and program the function of every button and LED light of the Interface, making the LanBox Interface both a versatile and stylish product You are invited to visit Fischer Vertriebsgesellschaft, the German distributor of LanBox Products at booth E92, Hall 9 at the Pro Light and Sound exhibition in Frankfurt, April 10 to 13 or contact our UK distributor, DPL Production Lighting directly on 01268 73 22 99. Lanbox Website
March 22, 2013
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Arri ST1 - 1K Fresnel

Arri 650w fresneArri ST1 FresnelARRI, founded in 1917, is the World's largest manufacturer of professional motion picture equipment. ARRI has been associated with innovation and industry leading technology throughout its 95 year history. The ST1, 1K Fresnel is one of Arri's most popular and sought after lights.

The ARRI Fresnel series is a compact, light weight tungsten spotlights. Arri Fresnels are the perfect solution in small studios where height is an issue. The classic ARRI construction of corrosion resistant extruded and die-cast aluminium guarantees a strong, yet light-weight body making it an ideal location fixture.
Weight 16.5 lbs. (7.5 kg) (Stand Model)
Cable 23.0 ft. (7.0 m) cable with inline switch; Hanging model with 3.0 ft. (1.0 m) cable w/o switch
Lens Diameter 6.9" (175 mm) low expansion borosilicate Fresnel lens
Reflector Spherical specular high purity aluminum
Lampholder G22/38
Mounting Combination mount for 5/8" (16 mm) stand or 1 1/8" (29 mm) stand; Hanging model with pipe clamp
Certification NRTL-US-C; CE; IP23

Arri 650 Watt Plus Fresnel

The 650W Plus Fresnel from Arri features smooth focusing, and a bright, even beam. The beam angle in the flood position is 52°, and a narrow 14.5° in the spot position. This light is available individually or in portable kits. This fixture is equipped for 120 Volt AC operation. It will also function with 220-240 AC Voltage, with the appropriate bulb and plug adapter, available separately. Large Lens:  4.3" (110mm) low expansion, borosillicate fresnel lens Housing: Ribbed housing for cooler operation Reflector: Spherical, specular, high purity reflector Lamp specifications: 300W, 500W or 650W lamps
March 12, 2013
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DPL Production Lighting Hire - Stock Product Review

DPL Production Lighting Hire stock includes the Avolites Art2000 Dimmers - a product that offers the kind of solid, reliable, quality technology that has made Avolites dimmers an industry standard. Call us now for a quote 01268 73 2299 . . . AVOLITES ART2000 48 WAY T4 DIMMER CHASSIS KIT Providing a complete solution to Dimming and Moving Light Power distribution. No need to have separate mains distribution making set up times faster and lowering the number of individual components needed to put a show together. The ART 2000 controls up to 48 individual channels using four plug in modules of 12 channels each. - a 16amp 12 channel continuously rated dimming module with 250uS rise time- a 16amp 12 channel switch module for powering moving lights or other equipment. 20 Multicore output connectors ensure that cabling will be as simple and reliable as possible. Each channel of each Multicore output connector can be patched to any channel using the top hotpatch. The Hot Patch incorporates a lamp test indicator making faults easy to find when the same circuit powers more than one fixture. The 'Load Check' indicators for each dimmable channel give a sure indication that a load is present and the test faders on each dimmer channel ensure that you can easily check that it is the correct load without having the use of a console. The design incorporates full monitoring and status feedback via the backlit LCD display. Static state environments are catered for using the front panel control faders. Further 12 memories can be recorded for later replaying either as a simple show in the event a console is not available. Other features include full DMX patch and merge (2 DMX lines), dimmer curve selection per channel, power OK indicators. optional volt and amp metering and optional RCD protection. Supplied fully flightcased and ready for use. TECH SPEC 48 channels at 16 amps per channel Channels can be specified as dimmable or hotpower Excellent noise suppression with 250uS chokes 100% duty cycle Double pole circuit breakers available, both live and neutral protected Three Phase and Single Phase operation Individual faders for each channel for use as channel test,  scene setting or for controlling the on-board memories Two isolated DMX inputs with DMX merge Full softpatch in module - any dimmer channel to any DMX channel on both lines Large back-lit LCD display showing patching, dimmer levels and status No sub menus - 15 buttons each with dedicated function Internal memories for stand-alone operation, each with master fader Link facility to allow module faders to become memory masters for the entire rack or system 16 dimming response curves Output voltage limit from 1% to 100% Mains frequency tracking Input power on Camloc or Powerloc connectors, other possibilities to special order Voltage metering Optional loop out power connectors Optional Current metering Optional RCB protection on all channels Choice of multipin output connectors. AVOLITES ART2000 24 WAY T2 DIMMER CHASSIS KIT This dimmer is a ready-to-roll compact dimming system and distro panel, ideal for small tours or locations requiring distributed dimming over a large area. 
It features a variety of mains input options, including CEE, Camloc or Powerlock with loop outs if required. The optional integrated hotpatch offers a total of 72 outputs, patched to either Harting or Socapex multi-pin connectors.
 A further set of independent outlets is standard, making it easy to power moving lights or other non-dimmer devices through the multicore cable. TECH SPEC Cost effective dimming and distribution solution 24 channels at 16 Amps at 100% duty cycle 12 channel, hot-pluggable modules Selectable dimming or mains distribution modules 240 micro-seconds rise time suppression chokes Dual isolated DMX inputs with Merge and patch Individual channel faders for setting levels or controlling on-board memories Smooth dimming of low voltage, low wattage or inductive loads Fully flight cased, stackable systems
February 26, 2013
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 Vari-Lite VL3000 Spot

Vari-Lite VL3000 Spot DPL have been suppliers of professional lighting hire equipment, lighting design and technical production services to the event & entertainment industries since 1989. Read more about the VL3000 further down the page or click here to transfer to our LIGHTING HIRE page to see our full range of Lighting hire equipment or call us now on 01268 73 22 99 for more details. On a recent week long job at Maida Vale, DPL Technical Director Pete Watts had the challenge of limited budget, multiple acts and a very short turnaround between them. Each band/ artist was to have their own unique look and feel to their individual sessions, which  were to be broadcast live and remain online. A staple item amongst Pete's kit list was the VL 3000 spot. The variety of artists meant that the lighting rig really had to work hard to add individuality to each session - the VL3000 is still one of the most popular and in demand lamps in the market and can be a rock 'n' roll lamp one minute and a steady, accurate focused lamp the next. The VL3000 Spots can do all of this and more plus the speed of all it's features mean for a simple transition between acts. The VARI*LITE VL3000 Spot luminaire features a 6:1 zoom optics, CYM color mixing, variable CTO color temperature correction, a six-position color wheel, three gobo/effects wheels, a beam size iris and separate dimmer and ultra-fast strobe mechanisms. A standard pallet of gobos, effects and colors is provided with the unit. Custom gobos, effects and color are available. An upper enclosure houses the control electronics as well as the arc power supply for the 1200 watt short arc lamp. The arc power supply is power factor corrected for efficient power distribution. It can be controlled from a wide variety of DMX512 consoles. The luminaire is the same size as the VL3000 Wash luminaire, providing a consistent hang configuration and appearance no matter which luminaire type is required. Key Features:
  • 1200W short arc lamp
  • 20,000 lumens
  • Zoom from 10° to 60°
  • Fixed colour wheel
  • CYM colour mixing system
  • Variable CTO colour temperature correction filter
  • Three gobo/effects wheels
  • Mechanical iris
  • Separate high performance
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February 20, 2013
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SpaceflowerStudio Due Spaceflower 3000W

DPL Production Lighting Hire's comprehensive inventory includes the Studio Due Spaceflower 3000W, a spectacular and versatile fixture, which creates mid-air effects that guarantee to attract attention from miles around, making it perfect for venue openings, gala events, press launches. The effect is created by the rotating, opening and closing of the three circles of 12 rays. When using the fixture without the DMX board, the functions above described are activated through the keys located on the control panel.
  • LAMP 
  STI 3000W (thermal protection)
  150 degrees
  • Shutter 
  Rotation, opening and closing of the 3 circles of rays
  • Weather proof case to protect from the elements
  • Manual Tilt
  • SETUP 
  Built-in control panel
  • All functions DMX 512 remote control
  - 6 ch mode
  230V~ ;50-60Hz 
  On requests: 200V~, 240V~ ; 50Hz; 208V~ ; 60Hz
  WxDxH: 450 x 685 x 772 mm
  • Weight: 50 kg.
Studio Due Spaceflower 3000W DPL have used this fixture on multiple building launches, press events and gala evenings such as The Sun Military Awards (The Millies). They are a versatile product which we have also used an countless stage shows and other live events. We have also use Spaceflowers on static installations to give some dramtic movement, such as the Christmas Past event in the woodland walk at Leeds Castle. Established since 1989, DPL Production Lighting hire are the premier source for professional lighting hire, lighting equipment hire, rigging services and technical design & production and in London and the South East. We also cover the rest of the UK and Europe. We serve an ever-growing number of clients in various markets and are experienced in working on a variety of events including festivals, concert tours, live music events, arena shows, outdoor events, conferences, theater school productions, theatres, private parties, weddings, award ceremonies, conferences, fashion shows and corporate events. We also provide Christmas Lighting and Festive Lighting solutions for shopping centres and retailers.

GDS LiteWare HO - Wireless DMX LED Uplighters for hire

Check out this video form GDS to see just how easy the LiteWare wireless LED uplighters are to install - call us on 01268 73 22 99 for a quote

Wireless LED uplighters

DPL Production Lighting Hire Product review - GDS LiteWare HO

GDS LiteWare RGB Battery Uplighter with Wireless DMX is a truly stand alone controllable light source. 12 hours permanent use from the integral battery, wireless DMX control and Full RGB LED colour. Now you can get your light anywhere! Perfect for any sized event, these versatile and easy to use fixtures are the latest addition to DPL Production Lighting hire stock. Specifications
  • 80W RGB LED emitter
  • W-DMX Wireless Solutions is the default DMX system used for all LiteWare products
  • Lumen Radio CRMX version is available on request
  • SHoW DMX version is available on request for LiteWare UL 40w model
  • Automatic deployable Aerial
  • 12 hour runtime from fully charged battery (6 hours on full white)
  • IP45 - interior/exterior use
  • 50 preset colours Lee and Rosco
  • 20 preset snaps/fades
  • Charging cycle 6 hours
  • Available singularly or in Flightcases with inbuilt charging
  • Finished in stainless steel to blend in with any surrounding
  • 16 bit dimmer curve for smooth transitions
  • Kensington Security lock ready
  • Lumen Output 1600lm