ETC Plans Big LDI

by Jacob Coakley

ETC will exhibit their new, four-color ETC ColorSource LED PAR fixture at LDIETC is planning a booth full of new for LDI. This will be the first year ETC demonstrates their newly-acquired line of Vortek rigging at their booth. ETC will also exhibit GDS architectural luminaires in their booth as well as their Echo control system, part of ETC’s Unison architectural systems. The ColorSource LED PAR will also be on display, along with ETC’s Nomad systems.

ETC to turn the lighting world upside-down at LDI 2014

Middleton, WI (6 November 2014) –At the LDI 2014 tradeshow, November 21st to 23rd, in the Las Vegas Convention Center, ETC will definitely turn heads, thanks to a variety of new products and a gravity-defying stand design in booths 2891 and 2991.

New products

Many ETC products are making their LDI debut this year, including:

Vortek rigging products

LDI 2014 will be the first time that ETC is demonstrating Vortek® technology. In September, ETC acquired the Vortek rigging division of Daktronics, which expanded the ETC Rigging™ family of products to include a variety of custom-engineered, heavy-lift, high-lift and high-speed rigging solutions, such as orchestra shell, grand drape and scoreboard lifts, synchronized acoustic panels, and motorized packaged hoists.

GDS architectural luminaires

ETC’s LDI 2014 booths will also include GDS luminaires for the first time. ETC is the North and South American distributor of GDS products, including award-winning ArcSystem LED products, ArcLamp screw-based replacement LED lamps, and BluesSystem dimmable LED running and work lights.

Echo architectural control system
ETC will have a display of Unison® architectural systems at LDI, including the new, award-winning Echo™ control system, which brings intelligent, independently-controlled power to architectural installations of any size and budget. The Echo system helps buildings meet growing energy codes and maximize energy savings.

ColorSource PAR
The ColorSource™ PAR LED luminaire produces the broadest color range and richest light possible from a four-color LED luminaire. It is affordable and incredibly easy to use, making it the perfect choice for venues with even the smallest budgets.

Nomad and Nomad Puck on-the-go lighting control
The tiny Nomad™ dongle plugs into a computer, turning it into a lighting controller that runs both ETC Cobalt® and Eos®/Element™ software. Nomad Puck™ offers all the flexibility and capabilities of Nomad, but comes in a secure mini-computer that only allows ETC applications to be installed.

Source Four LED Series 2 Daylight HD and Tungsten HD
The Source Four® LED Series 2 Daylight HD and Tungsten HD arrays are designed for broadcast use, offering flicker-free operation and high-definition lighting. Incredibly bright, the Daylight HD array produces variable cool-white (4000 to 6500K) light and the Tungsten HD array creates adjustable warm-white (2700 to 4500K) light.

ETC demo lounge
Room N115 in the Las Vegas Convention Center will house ETC’s demo lounge. Visitors can take a break from the busy show floor to enjoy fresh-baked cookies, try out Ion® and Element control consoles, and see head-to-head comparisons of ETC LED luminaires and how they work together to create the best light for any installation.

Student Session
ETC will host its popular Student Session at LDI, on Saturday, November 22nd, at 5:15pm, in ETC’s demo lounge N115. All students are welcome to the session, where they can ask questions of ETC employees, learn more about the company, and win exclusive swag. Students must pick up a pass from the registration desk of ETC’s booth beforehand in order to take part.

LDInstitute classes
ETC Outreach and Training Specialist Ellen White will teach four console-training sessions as part of the LDInstitute™ program. To get more information about the sessions and to register, visit

To get a pass for the LDI show floor, register at and enter ETC’s exhibitor VIP passcode: E168.

For more information on all of ETC’s products, visit