Simple Lighting Supports

The lighting suspension system provides the means for positioning the luminaires in the studio. It should:

Be of sufficient height to enable the correct lamp throw and vertical lighting angle to be achieved. (We must avoid steep or overhead lighting.)

Allow the lighting director to position luminaires to within 0.6 m (2 ft) of any point in the studio.

Be easy to move luminaires around the suspension system.

Floor stands

Luminaires mounted on extendable floor stands are useful for static situations but have many disadvantages. They are generally limited in height to about two metres and can obstruct cameras, boom and artistes. They are liable to be knocked, disturbing the setting of the luminaire and perhaps ...

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