Scrolling Color Changers
Stage lighting is more effective when you have a choice of colors from each light. Scrolling Color Changers allow this choice by providing a full sized color frame regardless of the fixture size. This allows more flexibility in the planning stage and less equipment in the operation stage. They are used around the world, from Broadway and West End stages, to Las Vegas, and Cruise ships. Scrollers are also used in regional theatres and churches and widely used on touring productions.
Coloram is our pro-level device which has been made for over 20 years. Now in it's 3rd generation, the family will accommodate nearly every stage light available. Coloram ITs will fit every sized of Source 4 and most of the other Elipsoidal Reflector Spotlights available today. We have other sizes fit other specialized fixtures, just look at the fixture compatibility guide .We have also done custom projects for all kinds of light fixtures all the way to 20K Fresnels.
Color mixing allows many more choices in colors for the stage. Now when the costumes show up and don't exactly match the samples you were shown 6 weeks ago, you have the tools to subtly adjust the color for the perfect match. Available for nearly all stage lights and some specialized fixtures as well.
Our workhorse version of the scrolling color changer. Two sizes fit the majority of the fixtures used in stage lighting at a very comfortable price.
What is a scrolling color changer?
All three of these product families is a version of the scrolling colorchanger invented first by Wybron in 1980. What is a scrolling colorchanger? See the pictures and a quick explanation.
How does it work, you might ask? "Pretty well" is the wiseacre answer to that. It is also a fact. Over three decades, our scrolling changers have been used around the world in widely varying situations. From rental houses to museums, Wybron scrollers have become synonymous with reliability.
Why do I need one, is the next question? Richard Pilbrow says in his book "Stage Lighting Design, The Art, The Craft, The Life", lighting has "four controllable properties: intensity, color, distribution, and movement". Color is second on the list for a very good reason: it is necessary to convey mood and time and place. Additionally, lighting angle (part of Pilbrow's distribution) is critical to making people and objects look natural and real. A fixture with a color changer keeps the angle the same, while allowing variance in the color.