Review: Blizzard Lighting Turbo Scan

Posted on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

by Craig Rutherford

LDI 2016 was populated by many memorable displays and booths, not the least eye-catching of which was a giant (playable) Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Robots display built by Blizzard Lighting and ModTruss. The Wisconsin-based company has been involved in the lighting industry since 2010, when they sold their first fixture, the Flurry.

Automated moving lights today tend heavily in the direction of moving head fixtures — scanners are a relative scarcity; a rare bird indeed. Nevertheless, they have a significant advantage in one area: pan and tilt speed. The top speed of a moving mirror with its negligible mass can be screaming in comparison to all but the fastest moving heads, though the trade-offs are pan and tilt range. Today, we’re looking at one of these not-often-seen moving mirror fixtures, the Blizzard TurboScan.

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Australian Distributor: Phantos Lighting