Lighting Technology Chicago 2017

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Lighting Technology Chicago is an industry event about collaboration and partnership. LTC brings the Chicago entertainment and architectural lighting markets together for networking training and collaboration.

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NPU Racks

NPU Rack

ILC has added three Network Processing Racks to our inventory. Read more …

“Illumination” Morton Arboretum 2016

As the leaves and temperatures fall we’re reminded that winter is just around the corner. Beginning on Friday November 17th Morton Arboretum in Lisle IL, comes alive with “Illumination”. ILC and Lightswtich have partnered again this year to bring Illumination to Morton using some of the most unique and beautiful lighting effects available. Read more …

HOG4

ILC is pleased to announce, through a strategic partnership with High End Systems/Barco, the Hog 4 product is now in place for ILC’s production and rental customers. Read more …

Meet the Crew-Tony Winarski

Meet the Crew

Tony is our Warehouse Manager at ILC. Read more …

MSI Transportation Gallery

The Transportation Gallery at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry is a world-renowned collection of exhibits showcasing the history and innovation of transportation in America. Exhibits include a scaled model of the Wright Brothers 1903 flyer, a United Airlines 727, various military aircraft, a diesel locomotive and “The Great Train Story”, a model of the train evolution between Chicago Illinois and Seattle Washington. The gallery was originally lit with incandescent track fixtures with a limited ability to tune the color temperature and a high complexity of maintenance. Read more …

Troubleshooting a VL3000 That Won’t Strike

The VL3000 series of fixtures has a fairly simple lamp circuit, with several obvious places to check for trouble. If your fixture isn’t lamping on, there’s a few easy troubleshooting steps to take. Don’t just replace the lamp! Most of the time the failure is somewhere else, so there’s a few things to check first.
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PowerRack-Innovation at the Core of the Lighting System

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Power and Data distribution are at the core of every lighting system. Similar to your office internet connection or the pipes and wires in your house, we often take them for granted and in many cases don’t notice them until they don’t work properly. ILC believes that to play to win, we must supply our clients with best in class power distribution and data systems to support the lighting system. For many years, ILC has utilized PowerRACK from Lex Products to support the large format power distribution needs of our clients. PowerRACK is a robust product offering hydraulic magnetic and electronic overcurrent protection with 100% rated breaker capacity along with options for both 120v and 208v continuous use. The 48 circuit PowerRACK product has been a staple of ILC’s fleet for several years. In addition to adding more 48 circuit PowerRACK’s to our fleet, ILC has worked with engineers at Lex Products to design a more compact PowerRACK with a specific use in mind.

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Crew Picks – Tyler Ellis

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I was asked to write a ‘crew pick’ for a piece of equipment, which in an industry full of gear and gearheads could be a very broad, encompassing question or a snap-to answer depending on the day. Our trade has nuts, bolts, cables, trucks, computers and Rube-Goldberg contraptions we call lights, the catalog is huge and always changing. The best equipment keeps doing its job for a long time, hopefully with little maintenance to great effect.
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Tech that Tuesday: Pre-Tech

ILC is pleased to introduce Tech that Tuesday, a curated series of articles on lighting technology, maintenance and repair. The tech process is a very important part of ILC’s overall service. We hope this information is useful to all users of intelligent lighting products. In future articles, ILC’s repair team will be going through maintenance and service procedures for common fixtures. In our first edition of TTT we’ll feature ILC’s line tech process for the VL3000 fixture. While many of these techniques are unique to the VL3000 similar techniques can be transferred to other fixtures and brands. Read more …