Temporary lighting solution for pulpit?

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Temporary lighting solution for pulpit?

Postby mprusse » Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:11 am

Are there fairly simple, temporary, pulpit lighting solutions to improve stake conference webcast video? Obviously, we don't want the speaker to feel like they are on stage and are being blinded.

What about replacing the cheap, ceiling pulpit aimed bullet lights with decent spot lights? I know that's not a simple or temporary solution but the ones they put in chapels are practically useless.

Behind the pulpit on either side are windows. I'm assuming it's best to keep that back lighting covered by closing the curtains?

Thank you for your suggestions!

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Re: Temporary lighting solution for pulpit?

Postby craiggsmith » Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:50 pm

I agree, the installed pulpit lights are basically useless. In our stake center it would be easy to mount some real lights in the right place and they wouldn't be too noticeable, but so far I haven't gotten approval.

I always close the curtains in the stake center, but in some of our receiving buildings there are no curtains to close.
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Re: Temporary lighting solution for pulpit?

Postby jonesrk » Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:50 am

craiggsmith wrote:I always close the curtains in the stake center, but in some of our receiving buildings there are no curtains to close.

We didn't have curtains in our receiving buildings and asked the FM group. They added curtains so now we have a much better experience.
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Re: Temporary lighting solution for pulpit?

Postby roblad » Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:24 pm

There are several very nice LED replacements for the current 150 Watt R40 pulpit spots. With a little care you can get a narrower beam and a much brighter area light. The LED replacements have the same Edison base as a standard R40.

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Re: Temporary lighting solution for pulpit?

Postby russellhltn » Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:34 pm

Just as a note, there's at least two types of lights in that form factor - flood and spot. Given the typical distance, you want spot. Flood would spread the light over such a large area as to be useless.
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Re: Temporary lighting solution for pulpit?

Postby craiggsmith » Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:01 am

The main problem with my building is they are not in the right location -- they basically light the top of the speaker's head, not the face. The biggest issue is they are cheap lights that fall out of adjustment and are too high to reach. If we had decent lighting, I think we would better image quality and might even be able to dim the choir during the speakers.
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