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Mod a wash M.Head to Spot

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Mod a wash M.Head to Spot

Post by nightrider666 » September 22nd, 2013, 2:10 am

Hi all,
Wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to turn a wash moving head like these:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/162-LED-Movi ... 312&_uhb=1

into a spot light? I've got 8 but dont really need that many wash lights. So I was thinking of folding a piece of metal so it slotted on the light like a cap, but then I don't know how to make/acquire the lens to make it focus the light

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Re: Mod a wash M.Head to Spot

Post by liarschair10 » February 21st, 2014, 7:39 am

its impossible...

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Re: Mod a wash M.Head to Spot

Post by Nathanrs93 » February 21st, 2014, 11:44 am

You could try making little barn doors for the sides so it narrows the beam.

This is what I mean
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You could make the metal sides and attach them, them move them depending on how much beam angle you want.

Hope that helps

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Re: Mod a wash M.Head to Spot

Post by dmxlighting » February 21st, 2014, 4:06 pm

As already stated this is not possible.
Also that is one UGLY looking fixture.
Lastly, just as a point - Barn Doors do nothing for LED products really. Before you argue the point, don't bother its proven that they will narrow the beam a bit but in no way do they work as they would on a tradition halogen type fixture. So not a great idea
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Re: Mod a wash M.Head to Spot

Post by Nathanrs93 » February 21st, 2014, 7:48 pm

dmxlighting wrote:As already stated this is not possible.
Also that is one UGLY looking fixture.
Lastly, just as a point - Barn Doors do nothing for LED products really. Before you argue the point, don't bother its proven that they will narrow the beam a bit but in no way do they work as they would on a tradition halogen type fixture. So not a great idea
Oh right, I didn't know that. But thanks for clearing it up because I'm thinking of investing in LED products and some had barn doors on them.

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Re: Mod a wash M.Head to Spot

Post by Kings » February 21st, 2014, 11:26 pm

Yeah...you would need some specialised optics (lenses) to make a wash into a spot.

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Re: Mod a wash M.Head to Spot

Post by dmxlighting » February 23rd, 2014, 10:34 pm

Many LED parcan manufacturers include barn doors because of the cosmetic 'theatre' look it gives them.
Some people like that. I throw mine away!
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