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Explore Excellent Lighting Options from Electronic Theater Controls

Explore Excellent Lighting Options from Electronic Theater Controls

Posted by Laura Strommen - SoundPro on Jun 21st 2024

Estimated Reading Time: 10 Minutes

Electronic Theater Controls (ETC) is a leading developer and manufacturer of professional lighting and rigging technology. Their products are a staple of professional installations such as educational facilities, entertainment and broadcast studios, hospitality venues, houses of worship, and theme parks. This article will showcase some of ETC’s premium product lines available at Sound Productions!


Whether your space is inside or out, the ETC offers different arrays to meet your space’s specific needs:

  • Studio Daylight uses cool-white LED emitters to produce light that emulates natural sunlight, with a color temperature of 5,600K.
  • Studio Tungsten creates warm white light that mimics the performance of traditional tungsten fixtures, making it an ideal upgrade from less-efficient, conventional lighting fixtures. 3000K LEDs deliver non-variable light that looks great in-person and on-camera.
  • Studio HD combines warm and cool white LEDs with carefully chosen colors from the Selador x7 Color System. This lets you fine-tune tints and fill in white LED spectral gaps, allowing for high-definition white light.
  • Lustr®+ provides nearly limitless color possibilities, from adjustable whites and subtle tints to vibrant, bold colors.
  • Vivid utilizes ETC’s x7 Color System™ array to combine up to 7 LED colors onto one unit to deliver a balanced, color-washing result.

XT Models for Exterior Lighting

With their IP66 rating, these washes are great for outdoor applications where environmental factors could be an issue, such as festivals, theme parks, video shoots on-location, and architectural installations. Every aspect of the XT models’ design is built to handle heat, cold, rain, snow, and more—all without compromising on professional-caliber lighting performance.

XTI Models for Interior/Exterior Installations

Rugged and durable, and with the addition of dimming capabilities and enhanced color mixing, XTI models are made for permanent indoor or outdoor installation.


Ellipsoidal light fixtures are commonly used for stage lighting. Great for theaters, TV, film, and other professional production or live performance applications, ellipsoidals are also ideal for accent lighting displays that require professional polish, such as corporate buildings, museums, galleries, and studios.

Since ETC introduced them, Source Four ellipsoidal fixtures have revolutionized the lighting industry. A clean, white beam offers pristine imaging and crisp projection via a bright, even field of light. Choose from standard and zoom models, as well as lens and field angles to get a precision fit for your project.

SourceFour Features

  • 5º, 10º, 14º, 19º, 26º, 36º, 50º, 70º and 90º field angles
  • Rated up to 750W
  • Super-efficient HPL lamp
  • Faceted dichroic reflector removes 90% of IR heat from the beam
  • Interchangeable lens tubes
  • Rotating barrel ± 25º
  • Three-plane stainless-steel shutter blade assembly
  • Tool-free lamp adjustment
  • Insulated rear handle
  • Rugged die-cast aluminum construction
  • Supports Dimmer Doubling™ (North America only)

With their energy-efficient patented HPL lamp, dichroic reflector, and optical-quality lenses, Source Four fixtures are set apart from traditional ellipsoidals, offering a cooler operation for your performance space. The cooler operation also means that your accessories (such as gels, patterns, and shutters) last longer. Meanwhile, an optional EDLT lens tube for Source Four’s 19º, 26º, 36º, and 50º models equips you for achieving even more crisp, high-contract gobo projections.

Source Four jr Ellipsoidals

Increase Your Versatility with D40 Fixtures

D40 models are multi-purpose, PAR-shaped wash lights that can be used either stand-alone or in combination with other fixtures in a lighting rig. Enjoy bright, efficient lighting via 40 Luxeon® Rebel emitters. D40 also offers versatile control options: either independently adjust the fixture’s settings on the user interface on the back of the panel or connect an RDM-enabled controller to manage just that fixture or multiple units.




Bright and Bold with D60

Experience powerful, intense light output with D60 models. These round, PAR-shaped wash lights include 60 energy-saving LED emitters that make them ideal for stages and studios where you need bright light and versatile color mixing.

Simplify and streamline your workflow with D60’s Quick Setup user interface options. Choose from Stage, High-Impact, XT (Exterior)/Architectural, General, and Studio settings, or further tailor the fixture by choosing profile and performance settings.




Form and Function from the Desire Fresnel

Bring vibrance, nuance, and smoothness to your lighting with this Fresnel fixture. The Desire Fresnel’s Lustr X8 array equips you with deep red LEDs that bring new life and realism to the stage. Other features include a 13-55° zoom and intuitive interface. Enhanced NFC and Multiverse® wireless communications for controlling your setup remotely.


Achieve remarkable output, brilliant colors, and precision dimming capabilities…all at an affordable price. ColorSource offers a budget-friendly, professional polish for lighting needs of all shapes and sizes, from educational facilities to houses of worship, and concert halls to installed architectural lighting, and beyond.

Choose the ColorSource fixture type that best fits your lighting needs:

  • Original offers warm pastels and hues that enhance skin tones
  • Deep Blue saturates your blues and magentas
  • Pearl provides variable white light ranging from 2700-6500K

Versatility combined with consistency ensures that you can find the perfect fit and reliable solution for your application. ColorSource units come in a range of fixture styles, including linear bars, cycs, and more. All fixtures are factory-calibrated for uniformity across the entire product line and feature a four-color mixing system that offers a gamut of bright, vibrant colors and perfectly mixed pastels. Every fixture includes built-in thermal management algorithms that guarantee that the colors you prepare during rehearsal are the ones that your audience sees during a performance.

Create Smooth Washes with the ColorSource CYC

The fan-free ColorSource CYC is compact and feature-packed. It offers a mix of red, green, blue, indigo, and lime, for a wide range of color possibilities. Designed with user-friendliness in mind, this cyc is pre-focused, allowing you to easily set it up and get started with your lighting. It’s designed to work alone or as part of a system that creates even washes that blend subtly with other fixtures.

Low-Profile Linear Lights

For theater-grade stage lighting that’s built to last, ColorSource’s linear light fixtures offer up to 55,000 hours of excellent performance. Get the perfect color mix from dual red, green, blue, and lime LEDs, while horizontal and vertical diffusers sculpt the beam to the desired shape and size. These linear fixtures include a dual-lens slot and hinged cover for streamlined media changes.

The ColorSource Linear models come in 0.5-meter, 1-meter, and 2-meter lengths. Their LEDs have been intentionally spaced so that you can mount them end-to-end while retaining even beam spacing.


Deep Blue


Get Big Performance Out of a Small Size with the ColorSource Spot jr

Longer throws and short trim heights make the 5,700-lumen ColorSource Spot jr an all-purpose solution for applications that need a powerful spotlight that takes up minimal space. Its built-in zoom allows you to meet the needs of small stages, clubs, and retail spaces. Its lower wattage consumes less power and produces less heat—resulting in a longer, brighter unit lifespan of up to 5,000 hours.

ColorSource 20 and 40 Lighting Consoles

From patching to performance and everywhere in between, effortlessly set up and program with the ColorSource series’ companion lighting consoles.

Designed to integrate your lighting with audio and video, the AV models also include sACN and Art-Net networking, OSC, audio input/output, and an HDMI video connection.


ETC products are a professional staple of venues large and small around the world, from architectural highlights to illuminating famous theatrical productions, lighting up live performances to getting the perfect visuals for film studios. Interested in how ETC gear can optimize your lighting setup? Check out SoundPro’s selection by shopping online. For expert advice on your specific application, contact our Account Managers at, or call 800.203.5611.

Laura Strommen has been on the Sound Productions team since 2021. Her passion for the written word extends to reading, writing, and reading about writing.