Blizzard Lighting brought it like a blast of cold from the north this year partnering with fellow Wisconsin company ModTruss to create a booth they actually drove in on a trailer made of the same truss. New at LDI was the RokBox™ EXA LED par with a cast-aluminum housing that’s approximately 9" square and comes with 18 15W Tianxin RGBAW+ ultraviolet 6-in-1 LEDs. With an output up to 28,000 Lux at 1m, drawing just under 150 watts of power, and it’s capable of achieving any mixed color, natural looking white color temperatures, and 395-400nm ultraviolet light output. It features a flicker-free constant-current driver and five separate user-selectable 32-bit dimming curves. The unit can be controlled via DMX using 3, 6, 8, 10, or 11 channels of DMX, and it comes with dual-hanging brackets with locking knobs for mounting, plus industry-standard powerCON compatible power and three-pin DMX input/output connections. ModTruss is a universal building component whose limits are as boundless as your imagination. With its lightweight aluminum construction and its repetitious hole pattern, ModTruss is ideal for use in most any industry. ModTruss product line lends itself to thousands of accessories to create endless configurations. This rental- based product makes ideas that once took extensive custom fabrication and now allows construction to be as easy of using a simple child’s toy.
Global Truss America and Duratruss offerprofessional and affordable trussing products that are lightweight, but strong – and easy to assemble. Their products are made of high-quality aluminum and conform to the most exacting standards. Globalmaintains an extensive inventory of truss in our 60,000 sq. ft. warehouse to ensure quick deliveries and a high fill rate. If you are considering a custom design they have a professional in-house CAD team. If you need special colors they also offer powder coating in RAL colors to give you greater design flexibility. Global also stocks a line of truss-inspired furniture and podiums that come in handy for getting that right look for your next production.
Tomcat had on a display a prototype model of their new Nemesis pre-rig truss. Simply rig your moving light to their aluminum bar, slide it into the open end of the truss and lock it into place with any of the 4” on center holes for consistent, even spacing. Thomas offers dollies that insert into both ends of the truss for transport, as well as shop stands to keep the ends open for fixture loading without worry of the truss sliding away during pre-rig. As you would expect, Tomcat also displayed their numerous truss solutions, everything we’ve come to expect from them over the years – collapsible box truss, bolt end, spigoted, swing truss – all the good standbys.