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Warm white, cold white – do you know why?

November 29th, 2012 Posted in worth knowing Tags: ,

For a lot of our spots, we indicate the temperature of the white light. However, that has nothing to do with the warmth of a spot, but with the „color“ of the white light. So why are we talking about temperatures?

To explain that, we have to go back in time. The famous men, who essentially contributed to classifying colors by temperature, were Lord Kelvin and Max Planck. In the 19th century, the latter found out that a black metal body glows in different colors when heated by electromagnetic radiation. The higher the temperature of the metal, the shorter the wave lengths of the light emitted by the black body. That means: The body starts glowing in a in a dark red color at low temperatures and becomes brighter and brighter. In those days, temperatures were measured in the unit „Kelvin“, named after the Lord. This way, the classification of colors in degrees Kelvin developed. Concerning color temperatures, the prefix “degrees” is not used nowadays

This is why we still speak of color temperatures today. Take this as a rule of thumb: The higher the color temperature is, the cooler the light appears. A warm white is at 3300 K, a cold white at approx. 5600 K. Sun light, by the way, is a „cold“ white at almost 6000 K.

So if you see a spot with the description „warm white“ or „cold white“ in future, you know exactly what it means. By the way: Warm white colors create a rather harmonious mood, cold ones create a more realistic daylight atmosphere.

Controlling light has never been so comfortable

November 9th, 2012 Posted in EUROLITE Tags: ,

The DMX Commander 24/48 of Eurolite makes controlling light convenient. It allows you to control 48 channels via 24 faders and call 36 scenes directly via 12 faders and 3 pages. Over all, 48 programs can be memorized via 4 pages. There are also RDM functions and the possibility to switch the wait-timer from 0 – 2 minutes to 0 – 10 minutes.

But there’s more to it than that: The Commander 24/48 supports you whenever possible. It shows active scenes and chasers with its intelligent status LEDs. You can save scenes and chases on a USB stick via USB connection. Firmware updates can also be transmitted by USB.

That’s how the Commander 24/48 makes it easy for you to work. It’s particularly suitable for smaller stages, which use LED effects as accents, and for applications with few channels: Like for example in theatres or clubs.

EUROLITE DMX Commander 24/48 User manual


Lighting effects with mounting hole

November 7th, 2012 Posted in EUROLITE Tags: ,

Space miracle – As a mobile DJ or solo entertainer, you struggle with two things: Little space and little time for set up. It’s good that both these problems can be solved at one go: With the Eurolite light effects with mounting hole.

The effects with mounting hole have the advantage, that they can be mounted on speaker stand or tripod. This way, speaker and light effect can be combined and need less space. It’s also possible to combine the KLS system and effects. The mounting is easy and quick – perfect for everybody who has little time and space.


The following effects come with a mounting hole:

 EUROLITE LED MAT-Bar 4×64 Matrix strip

 EUROLITE LED MAT-Bar Hybrid matrix bar




 EUROLITE LED FE-Bar RGBAW Flower effect

 EUROLITE LED PIX-3 Flower effect

Import orders in the online shop

November 6th, 2012 Posted in worth knowing Tags: ,

Some of our customers do not order online yet, because it seems to be a big effort for them. That’s true if you want to add 56 single articles to your cart. But there’s a quick and easy way to order many articles online:

That’s what the import function in our online shop is for. With that function, small orders as well as big orders can be imported  effortlessly and quickly.

Here’s how it works:

1. First you need to log in.

2. When logged in, you can go to your cart and…

3. …click on „to cart“ in the right corner.

Now you see your empty cart. You can now import your order.

4. Therefore, you click on „Cart import CSV“ and then on „choose file“ (5.).

6. Now all you need to do is choose the right file with the stored data for your order.

7. As soon as the order has been chosen, you can start the import by clicking „Import“. You’ve got the possibility to add your imported order to your cart or to replace the cart by your imported order.

You can immediately see the prices of the articles now and if they are in stock. If you want to, you can change the amounts now in order to adjust them to the packaging units. You can also add other articles.

That’s how the CSV should look like:

article number; amount

e. g. 51704210; 5

Have fun importing!

Steinigke goes PayPal

November 6th, 2012 Posted in News, worth knowing Tags:

Until now, you could pay via bank transfer or debit at Steinigke. These possibilities will still be there in the future – but there’s something new, too:
From now on, customers of Steinigke can pay via PayPal online. PayPal is the leading payment service worldwide. So payment becomes easier, faster and more secure – PayPal offers a lot of advantages.

: Fast payment – fast delivery

PayPal offers the possibility to pay your outstanding accounts immediately online. For customers, this has the advantage, that payment is done and won’t be forgotten. As soon as the invoice has been paid, the order is processed and shipped. So the ordered products reach you more quickly – and can be used sooner.

: Security for buyer and seller

Payment with PayPal is secure for everybody involved. As a customer, you can decide, if you want to pay with credit card or via debit. As the money is not transferred directly from buyer to seller, but to PayPal, there’s no risk. Paypal guarantees for a purchase protection.

: For free

Payment with PayPal online is free for our customers from Germany and Austria.
Until December 31st 2012, paying via PayPal is also free for customers from Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.