The Par 64 is one of the most common and useful lighting fixtures used today for stage, studio and entertainment lighting applications. The fixture is lightweight and simple in design and construction. Please see technical sheet for the range available. More Info
Par 36 Pinspot
These Pinspots are a great solution for lighting small areas, or for projecting onto a reflective surface such as a Mirror Ball. Available in black or chrome. More Info
Par 20 lanterns are manufactured using the E27 or medium base lampholder for mains voltage lamps up to 50 watts. The Par 20 lanterns are fitted with a colour frame and can come in black or chrome. More Info
Par 16 Birdie
The miniature Parcan, ideal for use where space is limited. Birdies are ideal for use as footlights, uplighters, display lighting and special effects. Available in black or chrome. More Info
The Par 30’s are ideal for small venues such as bars, serving areas, shop installations or exhibitions. Can be fitted with lamps up to 100 watts. Available in black or chrome. More Info
Par 64 Floorcan
A well made, sturdy lantern with stand and hanging bracket. Available with 500 or 1000 watt lamps and narrow, medium or wide beam options. Also available in a chrome finish. More Info
This lantern first came into use in the 1970's in the Rock and Roll industry. It quickly found favour due to the relative cheapness of the lantern, the weight and the ease of focusing. The lantern itself is simply a "can" in which the PAR lamp is contained (hence "Parcan"). The PAR (Parabolic Aluminised Reflector) lamps are available in a range of beam angles, depending on the amount of diffusion on the front lens of the lamp. The lamp is a sealed beam unit consisting of a lamp, reflector and lens in one. The light produced can be very intense, Parcans are especially suited to strong colours or for special effect. Be aware that deep colours can burn out quickly at full intensity.
The beam produced by a Parcan is a projection of the filament of the lamp, and this can sometimes be seen (as shadowed lines across the beam) in the Narrow lamps. The beam is an elliptical shape because of the shape of the filament, and can be rotated simply by rotating the lamp. Access to the lamp is via the rear of the lantern.
A birdie is a miniature lantern that's ideal for hiding in small parts of a set or along the downstage edge of the stage. It provides a surprisingly bright soft-edged pool of light. Although the beam is sometimes unevenly spread, the benefits of having a punch of light where no normal lantern can go are massive.
Where does the name come from? Well, you see the birdie looks a little like a Parcan, but is a lot smaller? You could say, it's "One under Par" - which, as every golfer knows, is called a "birdie".
The birdie uses a PAR16 lamp (i.e. the lamp is a reflector lamp which is 16 eighths of an inch across = 2 inches or 50mm).
In the UK, Birdies usually take MR16 lamps, which are 12 volts. Each birdie then has a transformer connected to it to feed it with the correct voltage.
The MR16 lamp has a dichroic reflector which does not reflect heat along with light - the heat dissipates through the reflector and out of the rear of the light fitting. This means the beam from a birdie is much cooler than that from a standard theatre lantern, making it much more suitable for sensitive areas (e.g. museums, old buildings).
Source Four PAR EA
Source Four PAR has a rugged die-cast aluminium construction and comes with a set of four snap-in lenses that mount in a cool, rotating ring. The Source Four PAR's compact design means more units can be mounted on a pipe or fit into a truck.