Lighting trusses are the structures designed to hang large scale light shows. They are often part of modern stage productions, as they provide a safe and reliable way to support lighting equipment while minimizing the visual impact on the performance space.
Lighting truss structures are used to mount and position a variety of sound and lighting equipment, rather than using lighting stands. Rigging equipment is used to mount the lights to the truss and potentially the truss to the venue. They can be configured in a wide range of shapes and sizes to accommodate different lighting setups. The trusses can be suspended from rigging points above the stage or can be mounted on stands.
There are many types of lighting truss products available, each with their unique features and applications. When choosing lighting truss, it's important to consider factors such as weight capacity, size and compatibility with other equipment.
Straight Segment Box Truss - This is the most common type of truss system, consisting of circular shaped truss tubes that are connected by diagonal braces. The four tubes form a square shape when connected with the braces. They are used for all size events, and they're available in various lengths and sizes.
Triangular Truss - This type is triangle truss, and its commonly used for hanging lighting equipment from smaller, floor mount systems. They are popular for DJ setups and small events. The Global Truss Truss System and Arch System are complete set-ups that use these triangular trusses. But you're able to make your own systems with the truss segments, trussing corners, and base plates.
Circular and Curved Truss - This type of truss has a circular shape and is designed to support lighting equipment in a circular pattern, often over a dance floor or at a trade show booth. They are commonly used for larger events, concerts and festivals.
I-Beam Truss - This truss has an I-beam shape, and its often used to span longer distances, when the load is not heavy enough to require square trussing. Often, I-Beam, or ladder trussing, is used in the same set-up as traditional F34 square trussing.
Ground Support Truss - This type of truss is designed to be mounted on the ground using stands or tripods, making it ideal for situations where it's not possible to hang trusses from rigging points above the stage.
Global Truss Arch System
The Global Truss Arch System is a type of lighting truss system that is used to create a complete truss arch for stage and event productions. This complete truss package consists of several truss sections, corners, and base plates that are connected together to form a curved arch shape.
The arch system is made up of triangular truss sections, which are lightweight and easy to assemble. The truss sections are made from high-quality aluminum, making them strong and durable.
The Global Truss Arch System is versatile and can be used for a wide range of applications, including concerts, festivals, and corporate events. The arches can be used as a backdrop for a stage, as a support structure for lighting and sound equipment, or as a decorative element to create an immersive experience for the audience.
The arch system is designed to be easy to assemble and disassemble, making it ideal for use in touring productions. The truss sections can be quickly connected together using specialized connectors, and the entire truss system can be transported in compact cases for easy transport and storage.
Truss Totem Packages
Truss totems are a popular solution for DJs, bands, and event producers who want to create a visual element for their performances. Each traditional truss totem typically includes a square truss segments, a top plate and a base plate. This will create a totem or tower system. However, in place of the square truss unit, you can use a pair of I-Beam trusses or four single truss poles can to create a similar effect, especially if truss scrims are used.
The truss totems typically are made from lightweight aluminum and come in a range of sizes. The truss sections are interconnected using specialized clamps or connectors, which allows them to be stacked on top of each other to create the totem structure.
The top plates are used on totem packages to make it easier to mount a single moving head on top of the truss totem. This can create a dramatic visual effect and enhance the overall atmosphere of a performance or event.
Overall, truss totems are a versatile and effective solution for creating an elegant element for live performances, and they are commonly used in DJ sets, concerts, and other live events.
A more compact way to create truss totems is with use of I-Beams in packages such as the ProX Flex Tower Platform Totem Package. This complete truss package includes a folding base plate and top plate, a flight case, and four I-Beams.
Trade Show Booth Trussing
Lighting Truss is a great idea for a trade show booth for several reasons:
Sturdy and Versatile - It is designed to handle heavy loads and can support a variety of display materials, such as banners, graphics, lighting and more.
Easy to Customize - Trussing is so easy to customize, allowing you to create a booth that fits your specific needs. It comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, and you can configure it in many different ways to create a unique and eye-catching display.
Modular Design - You can add or remove sections as needed to adjust the size and shape of your booth. This makes it easy to adapt to different trade show environments and booth sizes.
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