Types of Stage Lamps:
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Profile Spot Light
Variations on this lamp include fixed beam and variable beam. Fixed beam will have a fixed position lens listed by degree of projection angle. SAS currently has 10, and 40 degree from Colortran and 19, 26, and 36 degree from ETC (Source Four model). Variable beam profile spotlights are referred to as Zoom Ellipsoidal. Moving the lens changes the beam projection angle from large to small (15 to 35 degree)
Use: Used for special highlighted features of the set or an actor. This lamp provides a great amount of control of the light beam.
Very Brief History:
The first spotlight was built in 1904 by Louis Hartmann. It had a 5" lens, called a baby lens, and was about 50 watts. As spotlights evolved, they began to be called Baby Spots. In 1933, the first ellipsoidal reflector spotlight was built.
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|Fixed Beam Profile Spot|
|Variable Beam Profile Spot|
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|Last updated on May 26, 2005 .|