LED stage lighting instruments are stage lighting instruments that use light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as a light source. LED instruments are an alternative to traditional stage lighting instruments which use halogen lamp or high-intensity discharge lamps. Like other LED instruments, they have high light output with lower power consumption. LED stage lights come in three main types. PAR cans, striplights, and ‘moving head‘ types. LED instruments can and have been used to replace any conventional lighting fixture, and some shows have used only LED lighting instruments.
A common application of LED fixtures is for stage eye-candy. Many LED fixtures that are actually focused so that the audience can seem them well, instead of them actually being used to light the performer(s). Lighting Designers end up using a bunch of smaller LED fixtures, moving and fixed, to create entertaining lighting effects that are programmed to illuminate to the music.
In a constant effort to utilize the latest in technology and to continually be upgrading and expanding our inventory, ARTS has recently purchased a number of smaller LED fixtures. We can use these new fixtures for a number of applications – they take up less floor space if used from the stage floor, more can fit side-by-side on a truss rig, etc. These fixtures can be used in a concert, theatrical, wedding reception, and many more settings.