The smallest, lightest and most versatile luminarie in the Minuette range. It is equally at home on the stage of the largest theatres, a school drama stage, or lighting an exhibition. Its soft-edged controllable beam is very even and well defined. The large beam angle ranges from 18 - 57 degrees, with the optional accessory of a rotatable four-leaf barn door giving complete control of the beam shape. More Info
CCT Starlette Fresnel
This high performance rugged unit has a wide range of beam angles. Its 150 mm Lens coupled with a soft edged beam is ideal for all 'On-Stage' work. Barndoors are available on request. More Info
ETC Source 4 PARNel
With the PARNel fixture, ETC introduced a new category of product to the entertainment-lighting world. Featuring a patented wave-lens design and easy focusing knob, the PARNel lets you quickly access a range of 25-45 degree creating a smooth, soft, symmetrical field that you can spot or flood as needed. Optional accessories include Barndoors . More Info
The Fresnel (pronounced "Frennel") is a soft-edged spotlight with more control over beam angle than floods, but less control than profiles.
The lens is a series of stepped concentric circles on the front and pebbled on the back and is named after its French inventor, Augustin-Jean Fresnel (1788-1827). He developed the lens for French lighthouses so that they could be seen further out to sea and could achieve a longer focal length with a lot less glass than a standard plano-convex lens. It was first used in stage lighting in the late 1920s.
The size of the beam can be adjusted by moving the lamp and reflector closer to or further from the lens, either by a screw mechanism or a simple slide. The beam can be shaped by the four barndoors attached to the front of the lantern.