Equipment Category – Date


Strand - All Dated Products on Archive


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Patt.20  (1915 - 1925)
Liquid Dimmers  (1915 - 1945)
Glazed earthenware jars, complete with fixed & moving lead cones.
Patt.22 Front of House Spotting Arc  (1916 - 1925)
Heavy-type, 30-50 Amps.
Patt.23/23A Stage Arc Spot  (1919 - 1945)
15/20A carbon arc stage spot, slide focus
Patt.37  (1920 )
Flood
Patt.30  (1920 - 1968)
Medium-Angle Batten Flood 500 Watt
Patt.32  (1922 - 1948)
100 - 150W Baby Sunray Flod
Dead Front Board  (1924)
Patt.34  (1924 - 1945)
1000W Panorama Flood
Electric Sign Letters  (1925)
Flicker Wheel  (1925)
Optical Effects Disc  (1925)
For use with Patt.33 Optical Effects Lantern
Portable Electric Blowers  (1925)
For wind effects, flag waving, silken flames etc.
Rainbow Wheel  (1925)
Stage Lightning Lantern  (1925)
Patt.33  (1925 - 1945)
Optical Effect Lantern
Portable Teak Dimmer Board  (1925 - 1957)
6 way or 12 way. Voltage Dimmers of any wattage from 100 to 1000.
Patt.42  (1925 - 1957)
Combined Spotting and Optical Effects Lantern
Patt.27 Float Spot  (1925 - 1960)
Miniature PC spot, designed for use in float position downstage
Patt.21 Focus Stage Arc  (1925 approx)
Patt.24 Half Watt Stage Flooding Lantern  (1925 approx)
500/1000 Watts
Patt.25 Baby Spot Half Watt Lantern  (1925 approx)
Patt.26 Baby Spot With Focussing Tray  (1925 approx)
Patt.28 Cylindrical Type  (1925 approx)
Patt.43 / Patt.43A / Patt.43B / Patt.43C  (1925 approx - 1960)
1000W Focus Spot
Early Metallic Dimmers  (1925?)
Type A or Type B
Early Resistance Dimmers  (1925?)
Wall-type or portable
Patt.63 Stelmar Spotlight  (1928)
1000W Projector Lamp model, first patented by Strand in 1928
Patt.36  (1928 - 1935)
1000W Acting Area Flood
Patt.38  (1928 - 1940)
500 Watt General Outdoor Flood
Patt.35  (1928 - 1963)
Arena Flood 1000 Watt
Patt.44  (1928 approx - 1952)
500W Baby Spot
Patt.45  (1928 approx - 1978)
250W Miniature Spot (later 500W)
Patt.46 / Patt.46A / Patt.46B  (1928 approx - ?)
Flood
Magnetic Clutches with Manual Drive  (1930)
Patt.48  (1930 - 1940)
Outdoor Square Flood, 1000W
Portable Interlocking Dimmer Board  (1930 - 1957)
6 way or 12 way
Patt.51  (1930-1960)
1000W Optical Effects Projector
Grand Master Board  (1931)
Leko Range  (1933 - 1998)
Patt.50 / 50A / 50B  (1935 - 1953)
Light Console  (1935 - 1955)
Revolutionary lighting control, based on a Compton organ console, giving the operator a view of the stage for the first time. 
Patt.73  (1936 - 1953)
Patt.56  (1936 - mid 1950s)
Chromolux (v.1)  (1936?)
Arc Resistances  (1945)
Radial Switch type, standard type or parallel type
Baby Flood  (1945)
A single compartment of S type batten
Cyclorama Batten  (1945)
Cyclorama Groundrow  (1945)
Footlights  (1945)
Open type
Lamp Troughing  (1945)
Magazine Cornice Lighting  (1945)
Plate Resistance Dimmers  (1945)
Flickerless
Shop Window Floods  (1945)
Slate Type Slider Resistance Dimmers  (1945)
Stelmar Arc High Intensity Spot and Flood Projector  (1945)
Sunset Resistance Dimmers  (1945)
Type A, Type A1, Type B, Type D, Wall Mounting Type
Tubular Resistance Dimmers  (1945)
Type T1, T2, T4
Patt.47  (1945)
500-1000W Square Outdoor Flood
Patt.87 Low Voltage Lens Spot  (1945)
Patt.102  (1945 - )
Soft Edge Spot (1 or 2kW)
Patt.237  (1945 - 1957)
Medium or wide angle flood - 60, 100 or 150 Watt
Patt.60  (1945 - 1981)
500W Flood
An evolved version of the Patt.30. 
Automatic Dimmers  (1945-1969)
Type PTU or CYU
Transformer Dimmers  (1945? - ?)
Patt.137  (1946 - 1983)
Patt.83  (1948 - 1951)
1000W F.O.H. Mirror Spot (skeleton type)
Electronic Control for Thyratron  (1949 - 1956)
Junior Slider Switchboard / Junior H A Slider Dimmerboard  (1950)
Patt.41  (1952 - 1954)
100W Miniature Display Spotlight
Thyratron  (1952 - 1966)

Valve Dimming

Chromolux (v2)  (1953 - )
Provides a range of preset colours by mixing either the three primary or secondary colours.

Controls remote automatic dimmers via a low voltage control cable. 
SR / System SR  (1953 - )
All electric remote control (8, 18, 24, 36 or 54 dimmers)
Patt.53  (1953 - )
Prefocus Mirror Spotlight, 1000 Watt
Patt.58  (1953 - )
Patt.23  (1953 - 1983)
500W profile
PR / System PR  (1955)
Electro-mechanical remote control with two presets
C / System C  (1956)
Similar to CD, but for more than 160 circuits.
Patt.93  (1956)
Long Range 1000W Spotlight
CD / System CD  (1957)
Electro-mechanical remote control (120 channel)
Portable Dimmerboard (PS.8 Type)  (1957 - )
8 ways, either 500/1000 or 1000/2000 watt, variable load
Patt.123  (1957 - 1978)
500W Fresnel
Patt.152  (1959 - 1972)
High intensity scene projector. 
KTV / System KTV  (1959 April)
First dimmer system with fully automatic plotting of lighting & switchboard controls.
SD/WH  (1959 April)
The first 220/240V SCR dimmer
Patt.243  (1960-1978)
2000W Fresnel
LC / System LC  (1961)
All electric remote control with one preset (48, 72 or 96 dimmers)
Patt.12  (1961 - 1966)
ADB Picture Spot with shutters and fixing plate
CRD / System CRD  (1963)
All-electric preset remote control (60,90,120,180,210 or 240 dimmers)
Junior 8  (1963)

8 channels and 4 dimmers

Luminaire Stencils  (1963 - )
Stage and Studio Stencils
Patt.263  (1963 - 1976)
Slider Dimmers (A.C. only)  (1963?)
C-AE - System C-AE  (1964)
AE stands for All-Electric.
JP Series  (1965 - 1975)
20/40/60 channels
JTM  (1965 - 1975)
Inexpensive variable-load dimmers housed in compact 20-channel or 10-channel racks.
IDM  (1965 December)
First fully working lighting control system with Instant Dimmer Memory.
Patt.264  (1965-1976)
Bifocal brother of Patt.263
LP / System LP (Luminous Preset)  (1966)
& Lightset
System WHZ  (1966)
SP Series  (1966 - 1979)
20,30,40 channel 2-preset in table / wall-mount desk.
40,60,80 channel 3-preset in seated desk.
Flame Flicker Effect  (1967)
For Patt.123 or later Prelude or Quartet.
Patt.100 (later)  (1967 - )
Memo-Q  (1968)
IDM was marketed in the USA as Memo-Q
TEN/20 Lighting Control  (1968)
10 dimmers into 20 control channels. 
Portable Touring Equipment  (1968?)
PTM  (1968?)
Plug-in dimmer modules and associated racks
Mini T Control Desk  (1970)
Mini T Dimmer Rack  (1970)
6 way dimmer pack. 50 - 1000W per channel. 
Patt.750  (1970)
1kW Beamlight
Mini 2 Control Desk  (1971)
Compact control desk for 36, 30, 24, 18, 12 or 6 channels.
Mini 2 Dimmer Rack  (1971)
Threeset  (1971)
Three presets for 60, 80, 100 or 120 dimmers
DDM / System DDM  (1971 - 1980)
Digital Dimmer Memory with 120 - 320 channels. 
MSR or IDM/MSR  (1971 to 1972)
Memocard  (1971?)
Punched card memory system
Pani HV650  (1973)
650W Tungsten Halogen followspot / beamlight
Lightset  (1973 - 1974)
MMS  (1973 - 1980)
Modular Memory System with 80, 120, 240, 360, 480 channels. 
Patt.793  (1973-1978)
2000W Profile Spot
Discodesk  (1974?)
Mini-Fresnel  (1974?)
12V 100W with integral (or external) transformer.
Mini-Profile  (1974?)
12V 100W with integral (or external) transformer.
Pani BP2  (1975)
2000W Tungsten Halogen Scene Projector
Pani BP4 HMI  (1975)
4000W HMI Scene Projector
Pani BP5  (1975)
5000W Tungsten Halogen Scene Projector
STM  (1975)
Successor to the JTM
Compact (CMS)  (1975 - 1978)
Self-contained memory control for up to 120 channels (originally 80 channels)
Lightboard   (1975 - 1980)
1000 max channels
T Spot / T54 / T64 / T84  (1975 - 1984)
Discoplus  (1976)
6 or 18 channel kinetic desk
Micro 8 / Micro8II  (1976)
Multi-Q  (1976)
Strand Century
Micro Q  (1977)
Perma 12  (1977)
Wall-mounting 12 thyristor dimmer rack.
Portable High Power Dimmer Pack  (1977)
Portable pack with 3 or 10 x 5kW maximum capacity Thyristor dimmers. 
Parblazer  (1977 - )
PAR 64
AMC Advanced Manual Control Desk  (1977 - 1984)
20,30,40-120 max channels 3 presets, 9 groups
First console to perform a dipless crossfade
Iris Flood  (1978)

1000W/1250W Cyc Flood

MCM (Modular Crate Mounted)  (1978)
30 x 20A or 60 x 10A Thyristor Dimmers
Patt.808  (1978)
Patt.813  (1978)
Patt.823  (1978)
Patt.828  (1978 - )
Patt.803  (1978 - 1981)
650W Fresnel Spot
Patt.833  (1978 - 1981)
Fresnel spot (replacement for Patt.45)
Light Palette  (1978 - 1988)
Strand Century product
Octet  (1978 September)
Sucessor to the Duet
"the high channel capacity memory lighting control with multiple sub-masters"
Duet / Duet 2  (1978-1984)
48, 60, 62, 120 max channels
CD80 Dimmer Banks and Modules  (1980)
MiniPalette  (1980)
Tempus  (1980)
Portable dimmer packs
Tempus / Tempus 2G  (1980)

6,12,18,24,30,36 channels

Patt.814  (1980)
Galaxy  (1980 - 1996)
96, 144, 190, 240... 768 channels
Satellite  (1981)
Harmony  (1981 - 1988)
1000W Range (GX9.5, T/19 lamp)
Prelude  (1981 - 1998)
650W Range introduced in 1981
Minim  (1981-1997)

300W Fresnel, PC, Profile display spotlights

Mizar  (1982 - 1999)
Permus  (1982 - ?)
Developed from Tempus dimmers
Mantrix 2S / Mantrix Memory  (1982 September)
Gemini  (1983)
180 channels. Replaced the Duet in the range.
Coda  (1983 - )
500W Cyc Flood
Nocturne Flood  (1983 - )
500W / 1000W Flood
Tempus M24  (1983 - 1993)
First batch-manufactured memory control, 72-120 channels. 
Act 2  (1983 - ?)
2 channel lighting control / dimmer
Cadenza  (1983 - ?)
2000W Range
Galaxy 2  (1983/4)
768 channels - 3 individual systems (Arena, Studio & Premier)
Light Palette 2  (1984)
Mini Light Palette  (1984)
Act 6  (1984 - 1994)
6 channel dimmer rack (6 x 10A dimmer)
Designers Remote / Designers Control  (1984?)
Celebrity  (1985 (tbc))
Electrocontrols desk acquired by Strand following the takeover of the company.
Cadenza Effects Projector  (1985 - 1996)
2000W Effects Projector
Solo  (1985 - 1997)
Followspot - 2000W (Halogen) or 1000W (CSI/CID)
Lightboard XP  (1986)
Parscan / Parscan 2  (1986)
Automated Parcan
PIP  (1986)
Plug-In Professional Dimmer Modules
Lightboard M  (1986 - 1996)
96 channels with 24 or 48 submasters, or 144 channels with 24 submasters with channel faders. 
Celebrity Plus 2  (1987)
DC90 Dimmer Racks and Modules  (1987)
Galaxy 3  (1987)
999 channels
Light Palette 3  (1987)
800 channels
Litescan - Showchangers  (1987)
400W HTI moving profile
Mini Light Palette 2 / MLP2  (1987)
200 channels. Smaller version of Light Palette 3
Taskmaster - Showchangers  (1987)
Controller for Showscan moving lights
Impact  (1987 - )
350 control channels with proportional patching to 960 dimmers
Action 24 / Action 48  (1987 - 1990)
24 or 48 channel, 99 memory lighting control system
Act 3  (1987 - 1994)
3 channel dimmer rack (3 x 20A dimmer)
Cantata  (1987 - ?)
UK: 1200W Range
USA: 1000W Range
PALS  (1987 - ?)
Precision Automated Lighting System
Microdimmer  (1988)
Pro Palette  (1988 July - 1990 September)
US Market - designed as a direct replacement for Light Palette V6E (black & white version)
Lightboard M Junior  (1989)
As Lightboard M but without faders
Multidim  (1989)
Lightpalette 90  (1989 - 1996)
576 / 1536 channels
Gemini 2+  (1989 September - 1995)
340 channels, dual colour video displays, increased system memory.
CD80 1.2kW Pack  (1989?)
24 channel compact dimmer
Finesse  (1990)
MX  (1990)
12,24,48 channels, 2 presets.
Premiere  (1990)
Quartet  (1990)
650W
24 channel demultiplexer  (1990 - ?)
Control of 24 analogue dimmers.
EC90  (1990 - ?)
Modular digital dimmer with reporter
LX  (1991)
12,18,24 channels, 2 preset. 
CD80 Digital Pack  (1992)
Colour Call Scrollers  (1992)
Optique Range  (1992)
Mini Light Palette 90  (1992 - 1996)
576 channels, 20 submasters, 8 timed or manual playbacks. 
GSX  (1993)
25, 50, 75, 100, 125 channels using Genius software
Software: Genius  (1993)
Application Software for Genius desks (GSX, LBX)
Draco  (1993 - )
20kW Tungsten Halogen
Galaxy Nova  (1993 - 1996)
999 channels
LD90  (1993 - ?)
Digital Dimming
Alto  (1994)

Fresnel, PC and profile spotlights 2000 & 2500W

Digital Environ / DE90  (1994)
Digital Environ Dimmer Cabinets
LBX  (1994)
25, 50, 75, 100, 125 channels, memory and manual. Genius operating system.
System 6  (1994)
Compact wall-mounted dimmer cabinet: 6 x 15A or 6 x 20A dimmers
Toccata  (1994)
Act 3+  (1994 - ?)
Act 6+  (1994 - ?)
6 channel dimmer rack (6 x 10A dimmer)
430  (1994 November)
Uses Genius Pro operating software. 30 submasters.
530 / 550  (1995)
Genius Pro operating software
Hyperbeam  (1995 - ?)
Hyperbeam 1200 / Hyperbeam 1288 - Automated Spotlight
Videolux  (1995 - ?)
Low Energy Fill
530i / 550i  (1996)
Genius Pro operating software
Andi DX  (1996)
Modular Dimmer System
SN100 Series Shownet Node  (1996 - )
Brio  (1996 - ?)
18/30 & 25/50 Zoom 'Coolbeam' Profile Spotlights 600W
Toccata Effects Projector  (1996 - ?)
Pirouette  (1996 - ?2002)
Automated Wash Light
520 / 520i  (1997)
Portable desks with Genius operating system
Shownet  (1997?)
Ethernet nodes for 500 series console with Networker software installed.
300 Series  (1998)
Manual / Memory Desk (48/96, 125/250 channels) with Genius Pro software
310 / 510i  (1998)
Show Controller / Backup unit
HMI Daylight Fresnel  (1998 - )
Range of Daylight Fresnels for Film / TV use. 
PAR  (1998 - )
Quartzcolor range 200W - 6kW
Dig 6  (1998?)
6 channel digital dimmer
SL Profile  (1999)
575W/600W, Axial Coolbeam Spotlight 
Studio  (1999 - )
Tungsten Fresnels
Architectural SL  (2000 - )
Range using CDM lamps with 8000 hour lamp life
SLD96  (2001?)
Dimmer rack
301 Backup Console  (2002)
100 Series Manual Control Desk  (2002 - 2010)
200 Series  (2002 - 2011)
3 Pack  (2006)
3 way dimmer pack
6 Pack  (2006)
4U high, 19 inch digital dimmer pack.
EC21  (2006)
Installation dimmer rack
Light Palette Range  (2007)
Using PaletteOS written by Horizon Controls
Palette Range  (2007)
Using PaletteOS Windows XP Embedded operating system, written by Horizon Controls. 
ProPack  (2008)
High density high power dimming in a 2U rack mount package
S21 IGBT Dimmer Box  (2008)
Accent  (2008 - )
DMX Preset control stations
Vision.Net  (2008 - )
Networked control devices
Coda II  (2008 - ?2014)
500W Cyc Flood
100 Plus Series Console  (2010)
12 channel, 2 preset with hold function, effects, split crossfaders with time fade.
1210  (2011)
Twelve 10A dimmer or relay switched channels in a 4U high 19 inch rack module.
200 Plus Series  (2011)
Sixer  (2011)
6-way console with Grand Master.
250ML  (2013)
250 channels and 30 moving lights & LEDs
Neo  (2014)
RelayRack  (2014)
12 channel 10 Amp Relay Panel
500ML  (2015)
Moving light console
Neo Compact 10  (2019)
Patt.100  (? - 1945)
Polaris  (to 1999)
Pollux  (to 1999)
Sirio  (to 1999)
SuperQuasar / Super Quasar  (to 1999)
Vega  (to 1999)

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