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New Coat of Paint and Seats? No—New Lights

Amanda Moon - Public Relations

November 13, 2018


Fairfax High School originally had 500watt E11 Mini Candelabras, and they replaced all 105 units with 3000K RETRO-Classic™ 500 E11 mini candelabras with short reflectors. They dim on ETC dimming system Sensor 3 Dimmer Rack. The school went from using 500 watts to 49 watts per unit, over 90% reduction in power. 52,500 watts down to 5,145 watts instead! Replacing with The RETRO-Classic also increased the light quality in the room by 30-40%. This is assuming the auditorium was fully lamped, as their previous lamps would start to go out after only 2-3 months of use...


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Flashback Friday Already: Thanks for a Great LDI!

Amanda Moon - Public Relations

October 23, 2018


We at CantoUSA are grateful to all who came by our booth to check out our products, both established and new. It was great to see old friends and make some new ones. This was the best attended show for our booth thus far. When coming out with new products, hearing feedback from dealers, representatives, and end-users is so helpful, and we were glad to hear so many positive things at LDI...


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An Interview with Our VP of Product Development, Brian Moon

Amanda Moon - Public Relations

October 23, 2018


When I was about thirteen-years-old, I knew I wanted to work in the theatre industry. I was interested in props building, carpentry, special effects, set design—I did it all as most theatre people do early on in their careers. I always focused on the lighting because of how it enhanced the audience’s emotions during scenes. If done properly, lighting added a lot of depth to a show...


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