Lighting Stands & Truss
One of the many things intensely familiar to DJs and venue runners is the importance of lighting. When you're putting on a show meant to get the crowd really energized, it's about more than just music alone. A modern professional DJ setup can have dozens of heavy lighting units, which is why it's crucial to build a lighting truss that's up to the task of carrying it all.The biggest and most critical part of a large lighting setup is the overhead triangular or box truss. This has to be counted on to hold the biggest, heaviest effects so it needs to be strong and reliable. A great example of this type of truss is the 12" box system from Chauvet Trusst. It uses a fairly simple set of straight sections, right-angle pieces, base plates and connectors so you can build your own customized truss right from the ground up.
For smaller sections of your layout, or for lighting rigs where speed of setup is the most important factor, you'll also want to look into lightweight crank-powered trusses like the Odyssey LTMTS1-PRO. Safe and reliable, this truss goes up in minutes and can be cranked over 8 feet high while loaded with as much as 200 lbs. of lighting equipment.
For attaching all of your lights to your trusses, there are plenty of clamps and safety cables to choose from as well. The key thing to be aware of when picking these out is compatibility: make sure that the clamp is the right fit not only for the light it will be hanging, but also for the truss you plan to attach it to. And don't forget those safety cables: a good clamp is reliable, but you'll always want that added insurance to keep your rig up to code and keep yourself and your audience safe.
The best lighting configuration in the world wouldn't amount to much without the trusses and stands to put every par can and effect where it belongs. With the lighting truss options available here, you'll be able to build a great layout that's more than ready to hit the stage and make a big impact at your next show.