Light Palette (1978 - 1988)
Strand Century product
1978: 256 max channels, 512 dimmers, 200 cues memorised
First used on Beatlemania, lit by Jules Fisher
1980: 1000 channels with 8 submasters.
This desk was the first use of VDUs in lighting control (by Strand).
The final version, known as V6E, was discontinued in April 1988.
Manchester Palace Theatre, 240 ways
Edinburgh Playhouse, 182 dimmers (later updated to V6E software), still in use in 1999?
- His Majestys Theatre, Aberdeen
- The Old Vic, London
- Phoenix Theatre
- Manchester Palace Theatre
- Empire Theatre, Liverpool
- Edinburgh Playhouse
- Pro Palette (1988 July - 1990 September)
- Mini Light Palette (1984)
- Mini Light Palette 2 / MLP2 (1987)
- Light Palette 2 (1984)
- Light Palette 3 (1987)
- MiniPalette (1980)
Photo: Light Palette (1978)
Click on thumbnail to enlarge
From Strand Archive
LSI: Classic Gear - Light Palette (November 2010)
From Lighting & Sound International
Exhibits in the Backstage Heritage Collection
Catalogue & Journal Entries for Light Palette in the Backstage Heritage Collection