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2008’s Top Posts

As I begin a new year of posting on JimOnLight.com, I thought everyone should see what the top 10 most viewed posts have been.  20,000 people have visited JimOnLight.com since I started it back in June of 2008, and I want to double that number for 2009!

Top Ten Posts of 2008:

1.    NYC’s Empure State Building Lit for Elections

2.    PRG’s Bad Boy

3.    Oh No They Didn’t:  Christmas Lighting Controller

4.    Posts Tagged with WYSIWYG

5.    What Seems Like Ancient History:  The Timberlake Truss Collapse

6.    Madonna’s Roof Collapse

7.    Philips’ Living Color Lamp

8.    Mike Zinman’s iSwitch for iPhone

9.    LIFI:  Lumens Per Watt of the Future

10.  Weekly WYSIWYG 3: Focus Contr4ol in R23

Finally, the Showgun!

I finally got to lay my hands on a Showgun at LDI last week.  What a bright fixture!  The Barco rep told me (along with a news release I just got) that there will be a new release of the Showgun, the Showgun 2.5 – with a 2500W boosted output lamp.  As if it wasn’t as bright as the sun already!  (I’m kidding, of course, as you can never have any fixture bright enough)  From the Barco press release:

The new version of SHOWGUN, the SHOWGUN 2.5 automated luminaire, offers 30 percent more photonic output via a new 2500-watt Philips MSR lamp source producing 130,000 lumens of light.

Dear GOD!  130K lumens?!  That’s fantastic!  I love Syncrolites just as much as the next designer, but I also enjoy the High End series of fixtures.  I cut my teeth on Studio Spots and Studio Colors, also like the next designer.

Here’s a few pics from LDI 2008 of the Showgun 2.5 in action.  Enjoy!
Oh, and check out the product page at High End for ShowGun.

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