Easily Concealed Low-Profile Lighting Fixtures

Jon Carlson


The lighting designer’s work is often hampered by the tightness of onstage lighting positions. Any set design — even a traditional box set with a ceiling — can be troublesome for the lighting designer when solid scenery completely masks critical onstage lighting positions.

Perhaps the best-known solution to this problem is to mount a three-inch Fresnel — an inky — behind a beam on the set or inside a piece of furniture. But lighting designers should be aware of three other solutions as well: the Lumiline® family of incandescent lamps, conventional showcase lamps, and compact fixtures like the Great American Stik-Up®. Any of these products can illuminate some dim corners and help ...

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