Ping Tom Memorial Park Pavilion

DesignLab is proud to have been a partner in the Friends of the Chicago River's Big Fish Ball on June 5, 2014.  Using fixtures from Aadyn Tech, Altman, Chauvet, and Color Kinetics, with control from AvoLite and City Theatrical's SHoW DMX we were able to really bring out the best of the pavilion and the surrounding park landscape.

Pictures courtesy Robert Sit



Gam/Rosco Gel Update

     As many of you know, Rosco and GAM merged.  This is the first information about the "cleaning up" of the gel catalogs with the merged inventories.  Any discontinued colors will be available at DesignLab until they're gone - so if your favorite is on the list hurry and stock up.



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Phoenix LED Profile Spots are state of the art luminaries in function, style, and efficiency. These Profile Spots have been designed and engineered with a number of innovative details and features enhancing versatility and efficiency without sacrificing performance. The Phoenix LED is available in multiple LED choices: a 150w convection cooled (no fans) option and a long throw 250 watt version. Both versions offer RGBA, RGBW, 3000k and 5600k LED array options. Fully locking shutters and a 360° rotating barrel help keep the artistic part of your fixture's focus intact and easy to attain, and with virtually no light leak from the fixture itself you won’t have to worry about any extra light illuminating unwanted parts of the ceiling. The aesthetic appearance and ergonomically designed function controls only add to the appeal. All of these new and innovative options are what makes the Phoenix LED Profile Spot ideal for theatres, Special Events, television studios, or wherever superior, energy efficient lighting performances are required.


 5-universe selection
with the touch of a button.

The SHoW DMX SHoW Baby 5 represents a breakthrough in plug-and-play wireless DMX and RDM transmission - a single unit that can be used either as a wireless DMX Transmitter or Receiver.  Set-up couldn’t be simpler with SHoW DMX SHoW Baby’s instant plug-and-play configuration: For a Transmitter, connect DMX IN, for a Receiver, don’t.

All you need now to set up a SHoW DMX wireless DMX system is two SHoW DMX SHoW Baby units and two minutes!

When a DMX cable is plugged into the SHoW DMX SHoW Baby’s DMX Input, the SHoW DMX SHoW Baby senses the connection and configures itself as a transmitter. If no cable is connected to the DMX Input, the SHoW Baby configures itself as a Receiver.





ROADHOG4 joins our inventory of Vari*Lite, Martin, Chauvet, ColorKinetics, and many other brands 

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Designlab Chicago

DesignLab is proud to add the Chauvet Well Quad-M

Wireless - 4 color LED (RGBA) - long runtime battery

Charger integrated into case, W-DMX compatible

Available NOW!

Up next - looking for cool aerial beam effects?

RUSH MH3 BEAM by Martin


 AND . . .

Martin MAC Aura

Two Fixtures in one - a bright LED wash AND

 "eye candy" LED direct view lens.




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