Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Hive lighting has announced a summer sale through August 21st.  If you've been thinking about getting one of their fixtures for your kit now is the time!
All Hive Wasp 100-C Heads and Kits are on sale through August 21st.

Save more than $100 on our brand new kit: The Wasp Nest!

A chimera pancake softbox combined with the Omni-Color output and S.H.O.T. controls of the Wasp 100-C make this a value on any set.

Save more than $150 on the
Par Reflector Wasp 100-C

The Wasp 100-C base kit. Everything you need to start shooting! Includes a Par Reflector and Barndoors.

Save more than $400 on the
 Wasp 100-C 3 Light Kit

Shooting on the go?
This the perfect kit for a flexible three-point light set-up. Keep your lights safe using our Rolling Hard Case with Custom Foam 

Contact your local office at 866-502-2724 for more information or email us at with what you'd like quoted!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Have you ever wanted to design a gobo!?

Do you have your own fabulous breakup pattern? Did you come up with the perfect gobo for an iconic moment in a production or event? Now imagine designers from around the world specifying your gobo for use in their project! Well, here's your chance Rosco has launched a gobo design contest.

If you have a gobo design that you believe other designers would use in their work, Rosco wants to see it!

The grand prize winner will not only receive the honor of having their design in the Rosco Gobo Catalog (which includes a royalty-bearing license) – they’ll also receive a copy of their winning gobo and an Image Spot LED gobo projector to project it!

The deadline for submitting gobo designs is August 17th, 2018.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

A Full House for Barbizon Lighting’s Small Format LED Fixture Showcase in NYC

Barbizon Lighting recently hosted a private event for designers, consultants, and other specifiers of small format LED fixtures for theatre, museum/gallery, broadcast/film, and retail applications.

The majority of fixtures shown were less than 75 watts of power and could be single or multi-color. Fixtures from over 25 manufacturers were divided into three stations: wash/fresnel, profile/spot, and panel.

The four-day event instantly filled up and an additional day was added as each group was allotted time with someone who explained the different fixture options and also a board-op who controlled each fixture or any combination of them side-by-side.

“This is the fourth event we’ve done like this,” said Barbizon Lighting’s John Gebbie, “It’s a major undertaking getting the event all set up and taking and compiling photometrics, but manufacturers are pleased to know their fixtures are getting seen and the attendees really enjoy the ability to look at multiple fixtures at the same time in a no-pressure situation, allowing them to evaluate the different fixtures depending on the needs of their application.”

"Showcasing multiple demos at one of our locations is one of my favorite things that we do."  remarked Barbizon Lighting CEO Tom Madden. "It’s an opportunity to welcome our customers into our space and provide a unique opportunity for the end user to demo dozens of fixtures in one stop. The growing demand for small format fixtures created an opportunity for this unique setup. We saw varying interest in the wide range of products based on each customer’s unique application, budget, and needs. If you missed the showcase, we are always more than happy to accommodate a one on one demo at any time. It’s as easy as calling one of our offices, and we will take it from there. We like to make things easy for our customers, and can even take the fixtures to you."

For more information on this or upcoming showcases, contact Barbizon Lighting’s NYC offices at 212-586-1620 or email

More pictures from the event by Ryan Kelly are below.

Friday, June 01, 2018

Barbizon Lighting's Mission of Education Continues with the Roundabout's Theatrical Workforce Development Program

For the second year, Barbizon Lighting's NYC office hosted a training session for students in the Roundabout Theatre's Theatrical Workforce Development Program (TWDP) in conjunction with IATSE Local 1 and other employment partners in the New York area.

Based on the previous success, the day-long Barbizon education seminar for the TWDP Fellows had them working with different types of fixture, and control. There were also broad discussions on color temperature, lamp and fixture types, and how theatrical systems integration groups work on projects. 

Members of our systems team also explained construction drawings, specifications, and the role of systems integrators, project managers, and field service technicians on projects. 

The Theatrical Workforce Development Program (TWDP) reflects Roundabout and IATSE's efforts to provide underprivileged and underrepresented young adults access to career pathways in the technical theatre industry. This three-year program will train and place recent NYC public high school graduates into paying professional production positions.

The TWDP's goals are:
  1. To break down the barriers that prevent disadvantaged young adults from gaining economic stability. 
  2. To bring equity and diversity to a field of high-quality, skill-based jobs in a growing economic sector. 
  3. To educate and encourage a new generation of passionate theatre professionals. 
For more information on the Theatrical Workforce Development Program visit:

Saturday, May 05, 2018

Barbizon Lighting Uses QolorPoint Wireless LED Uplighters Illuminate The Spheres on Amazon’s Campus

QolorPoint® Wireless LED Uplighters by City Theatrical were recently used to illuminate The Spheres on Amazon’s campus in Seattle, Washington with a purple lighting display to celebrate 100 days until Seattle hosts the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games.
Twenty four QolorPoint Wireless LED Uplighters were set up within the 4,000 square foot grounds of The Spheres to create high intensity colored lighting effects that could be seen citywide through 2,643 panes of glass.
In addition to the intensity of light provided by the uplighters, the fixtures were selected to light The Spheres for their high level of portability and IP65 rating to protect against water and humidity used to nurture over 40,000 plants in the three massive domes. The uplighters will also be used for future events in The Spheres.
The QolorPoint Wireless LED Uplighters were controlled by plug and play wireless DMX technology with SHoW DMX SHoW Baby® 6. The lighting package was provided by Barbizon Lighting Company's Denver offices.