Lasers typically consume a great deal of electrical current. However, LGP utilizes the benefits of diode pumped
laser technology in combination with our small frame Argon Ion Laser system to produce the same punch as a large frame laser but at
a fraction of the electrical consumption. LGP's Laser systems can be powered by the standard 120VAC \ 15 AMP (20 AMP preferred) residential
It is recommended that the chosen venue have several outlets available and at least one of those outlets be
part of a separate electrical circuit. It is important that the location of the circuit breaker box be known as well as accessible.
If LGP will be sharing the venue with another service (i.e. Disc Jockey or another presenter) it is imperative that the other service
provider have their own dedicated electric circuit. Please notify LGP regarding what electrical service is available before the start
of the event.
LGP takes laser safety very seriously and values the safety of its audience. In order to ensure
this safety many standards must be followed and may dictate what effects may or may not be performed at a particular venue.
LGP requires a considerable amount of time to setup and align our laser systems. Typical shows require 1 to 3 hours of setup
time. It is important that arrangements be made to allow LGP venue access as well as sufficient time to setup. It is reqired that
the venue NOT be occupied by anyone other than LGP personnel during setup and alignment.
Projection surface\ screen considerations:
shows require a bright white surface to project onto for the graphic and animation elements of the show. LGP typically uses a large
projection screen that can be free standing. White walls can also serve as an excellent projection surface. To comply with the audience
separation requirements it is important that the area between the laser projector and projection surface not be accessible by non
personnel. The distance between the projection surface and the laser projector is determined by the required size of the projections.
For shows involving beam effects it is required that light hazing or smoke be used in order to see these impressive
effects. If smoke machines are overly used and areas of the room become saturated this CAN set off smoke alarms. If smoke
machines are used in moderation false alarms can be avoided. However, if the show is to occur at a venue where the fire alarm system
is monitored by the fire department or external alarm companies, it is required that the alarm system be switched to its test mode.
If the audible alarm is disabled it is imperative that the system be closely monitored in case of a true alarm emergency.