Types of Equipment

This is a new section and will be filled out with more details in the coming months (January 2017)

Each page below contains information about the evolution of specific equipment, along with examples from the archive.

Although these are all from the world of stage lighting, which is where we have most archive material at the moment, the aim is to cover all aspects of entertainment technology. 

Archive Contents (by equipment type)


  • Architectural Control & Dimming [16 matches]
  • Architectural Luminaires [29 matches]
  • Colour Changers [20 matches]
  • Control - Direct [30 matches]
  • Control - Manual [63 matches]
  • Control - Memory [274 matches]
  • Control Software [11 matches]
  • Dimming and Multiplex [128 matches]
  • Drafting Tools [1 matches]
  • Effects [103 matches]
  • Film/TV Lighting [59 matches]
  • Gas Lighting [1 matches]
  • Installation [10 matches]
  • Lanterns (Named) [168 matches]
  • Lanterns (Patt. Numbered) [105 matches]
  • LX Rigging and Stands [22 matches]
  • Media Servers [4 matches]
  • Moving Lights [168 matches]
  • Projection [11 matches]
  • Rigging [3 matches]
  • Scenic Automation [6 matches]
  • Scenic Products [6 matches]
  • Smoke & Haze [38 matches]
  • Software [12 matches]
  • Sound - Amplifiers [11 matches]
  • Sound - Microphones [8 matches]
  • Sound - Mixing [38 matches]
  • Sound - Monitoring [1 matches]
  • Sound - Playback [14 matches]
  • Sound - Processing [12 matches]
  • Sound - Recording [3 matches]
  • Sound - Sources [2 matches]
  • Sound - Speakers [12 matches]
  • Stage Mangement, Props, Model Theatre [6 matches]
  • Staging [0 matches]
  • Tools and Testing [9 matches]
  • Video Production [3 matches]