Electronic Theatre Controls: ColorSource CYC

by Michael Eddy
The ColorSource CYC from ETC can either hang from a pipe or sit on the floor to light a cyc
The ColorSource CYC from ETC can either hang from a pipe or sit on the floor to light a cyc

ETC introduces the ColorSource® CYC, a dedicated cyclorama fixture designed with the sole purpose of creating beautiful, smooth washes of light on a cyclorama or wall. This is the first ETC fixture to use this innovative five-color mix of red, green, blue, lime, and indigo for expanded range and color control. With a compact and lightweight design, it fits easily on your stage floor or hangs from a pipe.

Because the ColorSource CYC fixture is fanless, and all-LED, they consume a fraction of the power of other standard cyc fixtures. And LED means no more color filters; your budget can go toward something other than replacing lamp after expensive lamp, and the saturated color filters that burns through after a couple of shows.

The ColorSource CYC comes complete with a hanging yoke and power cable. The ColorSource CYC has a built in accessory for spill control. The fixture comes standard in black with white and silver finish options available.

Product Features

  • All LED (RGBI-L)
  • Rich, bright light
  • Fanless operation
  • Stand-alone presets and sequences
  • Simple setup and user interface


  • LED Details: 42 Lumileds Luxeon C LEDs
  • Max Lumens: 4,117
  • Lumens Per Watt 31
  • L70 Rating (Hours to 70% output): 50,000 hours (estimate pending testing data)


  • Colors Used Red: green, blue, indigo and lime
  • Color temperature range: Variable
  • Calibrated Array: Yes
  • Red Shift: No


  • Beam angle range: N/A (asymmetrical)
  • Gate size: N/A
  • Aperture size: N/A
  • Pattern projection: No
  • Pattern size: N/A
  • Camera flicker control/Hz range: 1,200 Hz (default) and 25,000 Hz (via RDM)


  • Input method: DMX-512 via 5-pin XLR or RJ45 connector
  • Protocols: DMX
  • Modes: (Footprint) 5 channel - IRGBS (5)
  • Direct - IRGBILS (7)
  • 1 channel - I (1)
  • RGB - RGB (3)
  • RDM configuration: Yes
  • UI type: 7-segment address display
  • Local control: Yes
  • Onboard presets: Yes (12)
  • Onboard sequences: Yes (5)
  • Onboard effects: No
  • Fixture to fixture control: Yes
  • Local level control via UI


  • Voltage range: 100V-240VAC, 50/60Hz
  • Input method: powerCON in and thru
  • Inrush: 39A (first half-cycle) at 120V
  • Fixtures per circuit: 9 (20A switched circuit, R20 module or similar)
  • Wattage: (Typical/Standby) 133W/1.4W
  • Current draw: 1.11A at 120V


  • Ambient operating temp: 0-40° C (32-104° F)
  • Fan (controllable): No (N/A)
  • Droop compensation: Yes
  • dB range: 18.5dBa average at 1m
  • BTUs/hour: 418


  • Materials: Die-cast aluminum and plastic
  • Color options: Black, white, silver or custom color
  • Mounting options: Yoke and floor
  • IP rating: IP-20
  • Weight: 10.3 lbs (4.67 kg)
  • Included accessories Hanging yoke, power cable

Further information from ETC: www.etcconnect.com