This is used to mount lights to the floor. Generally called up lights, lights from the floor can be a very convenient way of lighting architectural walls and elements in short term events.
These are used to support strip lights sitting on the ground making a ground row.
The base holds a vertical pipe that a light or lights are attached to. The base should be heavier than the lights for stability. It is common to add sandbags for extra weight. If the boom gets over ten feet in height you should put a tie off cleat at the top and tie the top of the boom securely to a substantial steady architectural element.
Nicknamed Rover Stands because they are easy to move around and put one or a few lights in temporary places. Quite often in large Proscenium productions where scenery changes are massive, you will find the floor electrician placing these around to do specific jobs. Overall, they give you the ability to have lights anywhere from 3 feet off the ground to about 9 feet.
|Applied XL-11 Crank Up Stand
As simple as it sounds. Lets you hang the lights at chest level and then crank them up to 11 feet in the air. It is very common to under and overhangs lights on the “T” bar, which then lets you hang 8 lights.
|Applied XL-16 Crank Up Stand
Larger and more sturdy than the XL-11, you can go up to 16 feet in the air. It also has different top pieces so you can either have a cross bar or attach truss pieces. This unit will very often be the floor support for a small truss system over a stage.