L70 is a common rating system used throughout the LED fixture industry. There is, however, some confusion as to what the rating does and does not define. We’d like to clear up the misconceptions and explain how ETC is using L70 to test our LED fixtures to their limits.
We will continue to update you as we get final L70 results back on additional fixtures.
ETC has always put product quality first and the recent L70 ratings reaffirm that commitment. Our fixtures are built to last. To solidify this dedication to quality we’ve decided to pass the peace of mind along to you.
The following video includes interviews with industry consultant Mike Wood, ETC Fixtures Technical Product Manager, David Cahalane, and Fixtures Marketing Product Manager, Jim Uphoff, discussing the assumptions and realities around LED ratings and fixture testing standards.
80 ETC Source Four® PAR lighting fixtures have been used in the award-winning refurbishment of the historic Ripon Cathedral in North Yorkshire, England.
In 2006, the Dole Foods Corporation decided to extend its message of healthy living by opening the Westlake Village Studios, a 40,000-square-foot TV broadcast facility that is part of the Four Seasons Westlake Village Hotel in California.
ETC lighting and control products are key to illuminating the diverse exhibits, offices and architecture in the California Science Center’s new 165,000-square-foot Ecosystems wing, open to the public as of March 25, 2010.
The National World War II Museum’s new 70,000-square-foot $60-million complex, comprised of The Solomon Victory Theater, Stage Door Canteen, and The American Sector restaurant opened November 6, 2009, part of the Museum’s $300-million expansion.
Elegance in LED lightingDesigned with the expansive color-mixing capabilities of the x7 Color System™, the Desire line creates beautiful, multidimensional light for any application. Offering ultra-smooth dimming, an intuitive user-interface, and settings to customize light performance, Desire luminaires don’t compromise on performance. Learn more →
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The Disney Channel’s blockbuster original movie High School Musical has become a phenomenon across the country and is creating more buzz with its live version, High School Musical: On Stage.
ETC product experts have authored a collection of white papers on lighting philosophies, product features and other topics to help you in your work. Find a topic that interests you.
ETC recently installed three separate Unison Paradigm control systems at the new Helsinki Music Centre in Finland.
The industry standardWith more than 3 million units illuminating venues around the globe, Source Four fixtures have redefined the lighting industry. No other fixtures provide such power or imaging excellence. With a range of choices, there is a Source Four for every lighting position. Learn more →
The Bastille Opera serves as the main facility for France’s principal opera company, the Paris National Opera. As one of eight iconic buildings built by French president Francois Mitterrand’s Grands Projets — an architectural program meant to revitalize Paris in the 1980s — the Bastille Opera is a modern monument and remains one of the most important post-war examples of urban planning in Europe today.
This warranty applies to the following LED products sold after January 1st, 2018
Several of our fixtures are reaching higher L70 ratings than we originally anticipated…
Discover why Source Four-brand lighting fixtures are still the first choice of entertainment-lighting professionals worldwide. Learn about the award-winning history and consult our detailed photometrics page for helpful facts and figures. Finally, take a look at the EDLT page to find out about this potent accessory for all of your Source Four fixtures.
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All the colors you can imagineSelador Classic striplights feature the most complete color spectrum available – the x7 Color System™ – and mix up to seven LED colors for warm and cool tones, subtle tints, brilliant pastels and vibrant jewel tones. Learn more →
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When acclaimed theatrical lighting designer Ken Billington brought his magic to the new touring production of the Tony Award-winning musical Les Misérables this summer, he relied on ETC’s Eos and Ion consoles for full-rig lighting control.
The Savoy Theatre needed to replace its existing houselight system, made of 40- to 60-watt tungsten candle-shaped bulbs, with a more energy-efficient solution that would not detract from the historic architecture. In order to complement the interior features of the venue, the ideal lighting solution also had to match the way the venue had been illuminated when it opened its doors in the 19th century. And the ideal solution needed to be completely wireless and controllable from the venue’s stage-door area and auditorium.
The famed Avignon Festival, in the south of France, has been running for over 60 years.
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The Wembley Arena in London is one of the UK’s premier entertainment destinations and is without doubt an iconic, globally-renowned concert and event venue. Since its opening in 1934 as the Empire Pool, the arena has hosted a plethora of famous artists – from the Beatles to the Rolling Stones; Beyoncé to Muse. Wembley has seen and heard them all.
One of the longest-running programs in broadcast history, CBN’s The 700 Club, had been using an analog lighting system for much of its run — the last 30 of 45 on-air years. The show, which is accessible to 1.5 billion people around the world and airs weekdays, was due for a technical overhaul – from lighting fixtures to control.
ETC is committed to manufacturing products that produce the highest-quality light. Our trusted tungsten, LED and moving lights blend beautifully into any design and are the first choice of lighting professionals worldwide. With lighting solutions for use indoors, outdoors, on the stage, in the studio, or wherever you need sculpted, highly-controlled light, we give you the right tools for each of your applications.
With an unmatched technical support team around the world, we’re proud to stand by a decade of coverage and a lifetime of support.
Designed by architecture and engineering firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, along with architecture and design firm Corgan Associates, the Dallas City Performance Hall is a 750-seat multipurpose proscenium theatre in the heart of the Dallas Arts District.
The good news is, we at ETC haven’t changed how we’ve manufactured our LED fixtures. As we continue to get official test results back from our third-party lab for more of our fixtures, we’re proud to say that the numbers continue to exceed even our original expectations.
Proof that our fixtures are, and always have been, manufactured to the highest quality.
When the San Jose McEnery Convention Center needed a new lighting system that could support the multi-use, high-production-value conventions their clients expect, they turned to ETC. Now they have a lighting system as advanced as the industry around them.
ETC, through dealer Prosound, has supplied equipment for the South African production of Rent, which opened at the Alexander Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa, in July, and has now gone on tour across the country.
When the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was preparing for its latest world tour, lighting director Al Crawford wanted to get the best and most advanced lighting control system on the market. So he chose the award-winning ETC Eos to replace the dance company’s older Obsession® II console, also from ETC.
ETC Unison Paradigm gives integrated lighting control to Helsinki Music Centre
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GDS ArcSystem LEDs cool down rehearsals for the Bastille Opera in Paris
Based on appearances alone, it may be hard to believe that the new state-of-the-art iHeart Radio Theater in Burbank, California, used to be the home of NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. When Clear Channel Communications began the process to refit the former home of the late night show, it was clear they had quite a few challenges on their hands, particularly when it came to rigging.
ETC Rigging assists with modern redesign of old Johnny Carson studio in Burbank, California
Source Four quality light from an LEDSource Four LED luminaires are the best of both worlds: the familiarity and optics of the trusted Source Four® brand, combined with the efficiency and color control of the Selador® Desire® line of LED luminaires. Learn more →
Lighting designer Emma Westerberg has just finished off her year-long worldwide tour with Damien Rice and her ETC Congo jr, saying she remains delighted with the lighting control console.
Smooth-dimming, high-quality LED luminaires for new and retrofit installations – both front- and back-of-house. Learn more →
One doesn’t have the opportunity to light a world spiritual figure often.