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What do you get when you cross an Audio System with a Lighting System?. Answer: A Complete Solution. Next to hearing the “Word of God” Sunday morning, Seeing is believing. The more AV solutions put into churches, increases the need for better lighting, especially for broadcast.

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answer a complete solution
Answer: A Complete Solution
  • Next to hearing the “Word of God” Sunday morning, Seeing is believing.
    • The more AV solutions put into churches, increases the need for better lighting, especially for broadcast.
  • Imagine the “healing” ceremonies in pitch black.
  • Lighting can ad emotion and focus to any situation.
  • Controlling that lighting with ease of pushing a button is a dream.
lighting is not difficult here is what you need
Lighting is Not DifficultHere is what you need.
  • Electricity –
    • There is no easy way to dim candles.
  • Protocol Cable
  • Lighting Control Console
  • Dimmer Pack
  • Lighting Fixture
  • No EQ, Compressor, Crossover or BBE needed.
control cables
Control Cables
  • Used for communication between console control and dimmers
  • Can be 3 pin or 5 pin depending on the protocol
  • Example Protocols
    • AMX (analog multiplex-transmits more than one analog signal)
    • MicroPlex (NSI protocol MicroPlex 1, 3 pin XLR Multiplex )
    • DMX (digital multiplex, sends multiple signals, to control 512 apparatuses) 5 PIN
lighting control surface
Lighting Control Surface
  • Table Top, Rack Mount or Wall Box Mount
table top mc7008 454 retail
Table TopMC7008 $454 Retail
  • 16 Individual Control Channels
  • 2-Scene Preset or Single Scene Operation (wide mode)
    • Used for two completely different lighting displays (different acts in the production)
  • Individual Channel Bump Buttons
    • To momentarily accent the brightness of a particular light or channel
  • User Programmable Memory Scenes
    • To easily call up lighting scenes for a performance
  • User Programmable Chase Functions
    • Chase is a sequence of events in a lighting show
  • Chase Rate Control (tap button)
    • How fast the chase changes from one fixture to the next
  • Grand Master Fader
    • For fading out the entire scene
  • Blackout Function
    • For a dramatic full lights drop out
  • NSI Micro-Plex Control Signal (3-pin XLR)
  • Optional DMX512 Digital Control (5-pin XLR) $114 Retail
rack mount mlc128r 1199 retail
Rack MountMLC128R $1199 Retail
  • Control up to 128 Individual Intelligent Devices
  • 512 Control Channels
  • An Extensive Memory Capacity that Provides up to 256 Device Patterns and 256 Shows
  • Pre-focus Memories that Provide Fast Standard Show Set-up Times with Minimal Editing
  • On-board Library of Popular Intelligent Lighting Device Definitions
  • Control of Similar Traits in Multiple Devices
  • Lighting Device Editing, Adding and Deleting Capabilities, as well as Alphanumeric Naming for Identification of all Devices, Traits and Indexed Positions
  • Control of Similar Traits in Multiple Devices
  • Two-line by 40-character LCD Display
  • Four Encoder Wheels for Fast-Action Access and Easy Modification of Device Trait information
  • Joystick Provides Real Time Pan and Tilt Control
  • Audio Synchronization for Triggering from a Remote Line-level Audio Source such as a Compact Disc Player or Audio Mixing Console
  • DMX512 Output (3 pin XLR)
  • Micro-Plex Output (3 pin XLR)
wall mount sapphire lcd station 1680 when you don t have a lighting guy at church
Wall MountSapphire LCD Station $1680When you don’t have a lighting guy at Church.

All buttons are programmable and can execute any system function

• Programmable functions include, but are not limited to:

“Fade To” Command Change Page

Snapshot Lock

Raise/Lower MAX

• Programmable through LumaEdit™ PC-based offline editing program

• Controls up to 512 dimmer channels

• Mechanically captured buttons to prevent removal or vandalism

• 20 character x 4-line backlit blue LCD screen and blue LED

button backlights with 20-year minimum life

• Fits in 3.5” deep, four-gang wall box

• Stations connected in series using Belden cable #9829 or

equivalent, and two conductors for station power

dimmer pack starting as low as 169
Dimmer PackStarting as low as $169
  • D4DMX
    • 1200 Watts/channel, 4 Channels
    • 16 Programmable Chase Patterns
  • Choosing a dimmer relies on a few things
    • How many fixtures on the channel you need
      • Too many on an underpowered channel can cause overheating and shutdown
      • Match the power consumption of the fixtures with output of the channel.
    • Where will the dimmer be located
      • Depends on situation
        • Install: most likely in a rack on the wall
        • Mobile: most likely attached to the truss or T-bar
advanced systems
Advanced Systems
  • Topaz – Modular dimmer system that allows the user to add channels as needed for expansion, inexpensively and replace failed channels with ease.
    • 12 to 96 channel housings (96 is two 48’s)
    • Can be more, consult NSI
    • NEED DLR interface
      • Translator between the control and the rack
  • You don’t need to be an expert, call NSI for help in putting together the system, so you don’t miss anything.
  • NSI can also come to the site to commission the system (turn it on, not take your sales commission)
    • Need 3 weeks plan time
    • Costs money, but consider this, NSI trains your dealer’s Techs on the job, so they can do the next one.
    • Also NSI commissions carry a TWO year warranty, sell that!
  • Lowes or Home Depot
    • Yes, common lighting can be controlled
  • Theatrical

-- Par Light Provides general stage light, type depends on bulb used.

    • Fresnel
      • A spotlight employing a single fresnel lens that produces a soft edged beam, and usually provided with a spherical reflector and a means to adjust the focus from spot to flood. Soft edge
    • Ellipsoidal
      • A spotlight that embodies an ellipsoidal reflector and framing shutters, and sometimes an iris and pattern slot. Sharp edge. Varying degrees of coverage.
    • Intelligent
      • A luminaire that is robotic, i.e., certain functions such as panning, tilting, focusing, dimming, beam shaping and coloring, etc., are motorized and remotely operated from a control console.
  • GOBO – usually has a pattern that projects the image or blocks unwanted light
  • GEL – adds color
don t want to piece together yourself no problem
Don’t want to piece together yourself? No Problem!

PAR Can System in a Box

  • Eight Channel, Programmable Light System
  • Easily Expandable by Adding More of Your Own Dimmers and Lights
  • Six Kits to Choose from
  • Color Frame Included at No Extra Cost
  • Rolled Edges for Extra Strength
  • Solid Steel Clutch on Par 56 Cans
  • Black Finish
  • CE Listed
  • Choose between Hands On or Hands Free operation:The Hands Free system features a NCM 508 which has 2 scene Operation and is configurable to 8 individual Channels with 8 sub-master Sliders.
  • The Hands On system features a MC 7008 which has 4 scene operation and is configurable to 8 individual channels with 8 sub-master sliders.
  • Choose between DDS 5600 dimmer pack or DDS 3600R Relay Pack, depending on your application.
who to sell to
Who to sell to?
  • Tour/Festival Rig Companies
  • Theatrical Lighting Contractors
  • Home Theatre
  • Retail – systems in a box
  • Church Contractors – biggest avenue
    • Churches are always on a budget, NSI is the budget line, without sacrificing quality
  • AV Contractors - Board Rooms – VC and presentations
  • Electrical Contractors – guess who gets called for lighting 90% of the time.
  • The easiest, most recognizable name to sell in the lighting biz.
  • Billion Dollar, financially strong company
  • Own their own production facilities, no rented time like the competition.
  • Look for the UL listing.
  • Having Trouble, Travel with Debbi, she can fix it if given the floor, Schedule time now!
  • Scott Andergard is a wealth of knowledge, call and ask for him, he is there to help.