Lighting Rig


My office has a very simple and square design.  When working out details on how to light it I always came back to one problem… where to mount the lights?

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In the end I decided another construction project was needed.  This time it was to design the perfect lighting rig, connected to my Broadcasting Screens 4-point mounting system so I didn’t have to put any more holes in my office walls.

The rig had to hold the 8 lights I needed for the 2 broadcasting stations as well as the wiring and dimmers.  At the same time I wanted to upgrade the lighting to LED’s.

Heat emission had a lot to do with the decision to go to all LED.  Previously I was using CFL’s in all my lighting fixtures but even that was causing too much heat to accumulate in a closed room, fans on low and the afternoon sun freshly set after heating two walls of this office ALL DAY!!!

Construction for this rig was simple after the design work was done.  I’m using the same type of 2” boards I used previously for the broadcasting screens and at $1 each it fit the budget (had to leave lots of money for the dimmable LED bulbs).

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Cut 4 of them down to size and the painting began.  Two coats and 3 days later I was able to assemble the entire rig and mount using steal cables…

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The mounting system was easy… I used eye bolts and wing nuts to assemble the rig.  Using the bungee cords from my broadcasting screens I was able to hang the rig while I bolted the cables to the appropriate length.

This rig will let me leave all of the lights in place between shows.  It is mounted high in the room and with the room being so tall, no one runs into the rig or lights.

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below…

If you’d like to see all of the lighting rig photos, visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielheth/sets/72157629651701266/

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