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ETC celebrates 25 years of the Source Four fixture

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:07

ECT launched the Source Four fixture at LDI 1992


This November marks the 25th anniversary of the birth of the Source Four® fixture at ETC. Leading up to this year’s LDI trade show, the company with be taking a look back at this product, which has become a major part of ETC’s story. According to ETC, the fixture has made a long-lasting impact on the industry and has inspired many additional ETC fixtures.

“When I first saw the Source Four it was just an HPL lamp, glass reflector, and a lens on an optical rail in Dave Cunningham's lab. However, it was 40% brighter than a 1000W FEL and used the only 575W of power. I was awestruck. It was, even more, fun to watch the looks on the faces of the LDI attendees when we launched the product a year later,” says ETC CEO Fred Foster.

Ellen White, outreach and training specialist at ETC, was working in ETC’s booth in 1992 when Source Four was first revealed. “We launched three products at that trade show, and we thought the talk was going to focus on the Sensor dimmers and the Obsession console. But Source Four started a small buzz that morning and became the topic of conversation at many dinners that evening.”

Since launching at LDI in 1992, ETC has shipped nearly 3.8 million Source Four fixtures, which has given the company plenty of reasons to celebrate this upcoming milestone.

As part of the anniversary celebration, ECT is creating a crowd sourced video showcasing the longevity of the Source Four fixture. The company aims to see as many of the millions of Source Four and Source Four LED fixtures currently in use as possible. “As part of this crowd-sourced video project, ECT has requested that people send photos of any Source Four and Source Four LED fixtures which are currently being utilised in theatres, churches, schools, and community centres. Entrants will receive a limited edition Source Four 25th Anniversary t-shirt and will stand a chance of winning one of ten Source Four Mini LEDs. Entries close on 01 October 2017.

Kindly follow the provided link to submit entries: www.etcconnect.com/sourcefouris 25.