Light Fixtures, also known as lanterns, lighting instruments, light units or luminaires, are lights used for Stage Lighting.

There are many types, each with different functions and specialities:

Image Name Unit description Output light Used for
Scoop Scoop a very simple incandescent bulb in a parabolic reflector Very bright light, no colour, wide spill Bright flood/area lighting
Fresnel Fresnel Static single lantern with fresnel prism lens Wide soft beam Washing stage in light and/or colour
Profile Ellipsoidal Reflector Spotlight (ERS)
Profile spotlight;
Long neck, with multiple adjustable lenses Strong, well-defined round beam For spotlights or use with gobos, easily coloured
Parcan Parabolic Aluminized Reflector
PAR cans
Cylindrical lantern, either short-nosed or long-nosed Large quantity of flat light large amount of flat lighting, similar to a headlight, easily coloured
Cyclight Strip Light
Cyc Light
Long groups of small lights
Can be in RGB (Red, Green & Blue) to allow any colour to be selected
Wash of colour Often used to colour cycloramas, walls or sets as an uplight or downlight
Followspot Followspot A manually-movable spotlight, very adjustable Well-defined, bright spotlight used to follow performers around a stage
Strobe Stroboscopic Lamp
Strobe Light
A single bulb, wide open nose, with cracked-mirrored rear Regular short flashes of very bright white light Slow-motion effect, or simulating lightning
Laserunit Lasers Special units for outputing a single dot of accelerated coloured light Fast-moving dot of single-colour light; smoke makes the dot appear as a beam line Can draw shapes on surfaces or in smoke
Scanner Scanners A light with colour wheel, shining onto an attached moving mirror, which reflects light into crowd Psychadelic light flashing around in seemingly random pattern Disco lighting at nightclubs, often using Sound to Light to flash in-time with music
Mac500 Intelligent lights
Moving Heads
Automated light fixed on a mount, allows to rotate and Computer-controlled, allowing altering of variables such as movement, colour, focus, beam size, gobo shape, gobo rotation and shutter speed Mood lighting, dramatic effects, supplement to regular lighting
No Image House Lights Varied Low-brightness audience lights, except sometimes only Flurorescent Lights are available Used during the entrance/exit/interval, often left on very dimly during a performance
No Image Working Light Varied, usually Flurorescent Lights Usually white, kept as dim as possible, spill kept to a minimum Used Backstage and at Front of House so that technicians, performers and assistants can see