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Theatrelight New Zealand is dedicated to the design and manufacture of lighting control equipment for the entertainment industry which has reliability and ease of use as its major attributes. Theatrelight supplies a flourishing export market to many countries worldwide. Theatrelight equipment is installed in many major venues in Australia and New Zealand, in Southeast Asia, and in Japan and Korea. Theatrelight’s largest installation base is in the Peoples Republic of China, where its control desks and dimmers are installed in many of the country’s theatres and television stations.


Theatrelight announces new dimmer designs for LED bulbs

Theatrelight has designed new hardware and firmware for their reliable and rugged SCR dimmers to control a large number of dimmable LED bulbs per dimmer channel. The hardware uses our same robust SCRs, but with circuit changes to cope with the highly capacitive load presented by LED fittings. The firmware changes include a stepless fade resolution from DMX or analogue input, and the provision of two new dimming curves for fast and slow LED dimming. These products when used in large LED installations provide a reliable and cheaper option than high power IGBT (trailing edge) dimmers.

To find out more click here.


New RDM8 DMX Splitter with XLR and quick connect plug-in terminal versions now in stock

The RDM8 is a transparent in-line RDM splitter used for connecting a large number of RDM devices such as moving lights, LED Luminaires, smoke machines, dimmers etc to an RDM control panel. It may also be used as a DMX splitter in a DMX only system, or as a filter in an RDM system to prevent RDM commands affecting legacy DMX devices. It provides bi-directional transfer of data according to the RDM ENSA standard between its floating input (RDM “response” port) and its 8 isolated outputs (RDM “command” ports). The RDM8 is compatible with protocols ANSI E1.11 (DMX) and ANSI E1.20 (RDM).

To find out more click here.


FL1000 Worklight/Floodlight now available with 3200K LEDs for rehearsal and scene painting


Theatrelight's F500 LED Fresnel now in stock

The TL-F500 is a white LED Fresnel spotlight suitable for general lighting in small theatres and TV studios, and for exhibition and lighting display including art galleries and museums. It is available fitted with colour runners to hold colour or UV filters and beam shaping barndoors for theatre use, or without colour runners for general display use.

A number of lens types, wattage ratings, and colour temperature options are available in both models, with either 3 or 5 pin XLR connectors, or RJ45 ethernet connectors for DMX over Cat 5 or Cat 6 cable.

The F500 can also be ordered fitted with an internal wireless DMX card by Lumen Radio (WDMX compatible) with either an internal or external high gain antenna.

For specification sheet click here.

Theatrelight introduces Contact 12

The Contact 12 provides remote control via DMX of switched power supplies for Moving Lights, LEDs, and any other appliance requiring reliable DMX controlled On/Off power.

For further details click here.



Theatrelight NZ introduces 1000 watt equivalent LED Worklights

The TL-FL1000 is a 100 watt LED floodlight housed in a rugged die cast case suitable for use as a interior work light or floodlight for theatres and general area lighting. Its major benefits over an equivalent floodlight using an incandescent bulb are the marked savings in power and maintenance costs. Measured at the same distance, the light from the FL1000 is more than a bare 1000 watt incandescent worklight, but with 10% of the power costs of the older type bulb .. For further details click here.


Theatrelight NZ introduces 8 way DMX splitter with screw-terminal option

Theatrelight NZ introduces 8 way DMX splitter with screw-terminal option In response to customer requests, Theatrelight NZ have introduced their well known 8 way DMX splitters with screw terminal outputs. For further details click here.


Theatrelight NZ introduces Wireless DMX Transmitters and Receiver


In response to customer requests, Theatrelight NZ have introduced a range of wireless DMX transmitters and receivers housed in the same rugged mount-anywhere case as used in our popular SP4 DMX splitters and ED2 and DE2 Artnet- DMX units.

Both Lumen Radio (CRDMX tm) and Wireless Solutions (W-DMX tm) models are available to suit customers with stock based on either manufacturer. 

For further details about these standards see
Lumen Radio:
Wireless Solutions:

For further details click here.

LDR Luminaires now in stock!

Come by our showroom to test out this exciting new range of products.

Theatrelight appointed NZ distributor for LDR Luminaires

Theatrelight is pleased to announce they have been appointed sole NZ agent for LDR of Italy. Luci della Ribalta, or LDR as it is known around the world, started business in 1997 with the aim of providing the theatre lighting market with high quality yet affordable luminaires.

Theatrelight announces ROHS capability

Theatrelight is pleased to announce that it can now manufacture any of the products in its range to be ROHS compliant. Please contact us should you wish to take advantage of this capability. New distributor enquiries from countries in which ROHS is a requirement are welcome.

New Product Announcement: DB-Pack

Theatrelight's DB-Pack is a 19 iinck rack mount power distribution power supply for LED luminaires, moving lights, and other inductive and capactive loads which need manually switched power.

More details HERE

NovaLink now in stock

Theatrelight's new NovaLink control panels are now in stock. The NovaLink 24 patches 24 channels to 512 DMX Channels, while the Novalink 36 patches 36 channels to 1024 DMX channels. Both boards are ideal for controlling the many DMX channels used by LED luminaires.

More details HERE

Theatrelight announces new distributor for Indonesia

Theatrelight is pleased to announce the appointment of PT Monalisa Tunggal Jaya of Jakarta as an authorised Theatrelight distributor for Indonesia.

Contact details HERE

Theatrelight appointed NZ distributor for Altair Wireless Communication products

Theatrelight is proud to be appointed the New Zealand distributor for Altair Wireless Talkback products.

Altair offers a cost effective alternative in reliable wireless talkback communications for theatres, production companies, event, film and production crews. The new Digital Wireless Intercom systems are available in up to 4 or 8 wireless beltpack systems, which can be linked together to create larger systems. Being component based, you can start with a single Master Base Station and Wireless Beltpack, and add additional units as budgets permit.

Click HERE to see the range...

New Product: SwitchPack DMX

The SwitchPack DMX is a reliable DMX controlled mains power supply for LED luminaires, moving lights, and other inductive and capactive loads. It is available in three versions: SwitchPack 1210 (12 channels at 10 amps), SwitchPack 1220 (12 channels at 20 amps) and SwitchPack 630 (6 channels at 32 amps), with terminal or a selection of socket backs.

The standard 19 inch rackmount case contains either 6 or 12 Solid State Relays for remote switching of loads by DMX control. Solid state relays generate very little electromagnetic interference compared to hard switched Relay contacts.

Meteor Patch system introduced

The Meteor is now available with a matching hardpatch. The Meteor dimmer outlets are wired to 12 sockets with 24 Tapon plugs on flexible leads wired to DIN rail terminals. Another 3 sockets are included for permanent power. Each of these independent sockets is fitted with a power-live indicator, and supplied from its own MCB. Ideal for school halls and other smaller venues, this model is an efficient and economical method of patching permanent waylines to a number of wall-mounted dimmer packs. Click HERE to see the Meteor Patch system.

Meteor F Fluorescent Controller introduced

The Meteor F Fluorescent Controller converts DMX-512 signals to 12 outputs each of 0-10 volts DC. The 10 volt outputs can be used for dimming large scale fluorescent lighting installations, or to control Solid State Relays or other suitable devices. Each controller can typically control up to 1200 fluorescent fittings for energy efficient installations in theatre auditoriums, concert halls, museums, and other public areas. Click HERE to see the Meteor F Fluorescent Controller specifications.

Streaming ACN added to the ED2 Ethernet Receiver

ESTA's Streaming ACN protocol (sACN) has been added to the ED2 DMX-over-Ethernet receiver. The ED2 can now receive three standards of DMX-over-Ethernet packets: Art-Net, ShowNet and sACN. Click HERE to see the ED2 Receiver specifications and the matching DE2 DMX-over-Ethernet transmitter


Theatrelight at the PALME Beijing 2011 Show

Theatrelight recently attended the PALME exhibition in Beijing. This is one of Asia's most important lighting and sound show and attracted a lot of attention. Products exhibited included the Tourmaster, the PID II Plug-in Dimmer cabinet, and the new DMX over Ethernet transmitter/receiver units, the DE2 and ED2.


Theatrelight PID II finalist in NZ Hi-Tech Awards

The Theatrelight PID II has made it to the finals in New Zealand Hi-Tech Award in the Dell Innovative Hardware Product category. Click HERE to find out more about the PID II Plug-in Dimmer Rack

DMX over Ethernet for PID II

Theatrelight can now fit its PID II plug-in dimmer cabinets with ArtNet compatible DMX over Ethernet receivers. Shownet coming shortly. Call Tony at Auckland 622 1187 for futher details.


Theatrelight in Vietnam

Theatrelight recently attended the PALME exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). This was Vietnam's first international lighting and sound show and attracted a lot of attention. Products exhibited included the Tourmaster, and the PID II Plug-in Dimmer cabinet.

Following the exhibition, Theatrelight is pleased to announce ITCSTAR of Hanoi as a distributor for Vietnam. Further details are on the agents page.

Managers Sandy and Jenny Gao from Theatrelight's Zhongshan factory together with Verran, our helpful Vietnamese tranlsator.


Rex Gilfillan explains the operation of a 60 channel version of the PID II Plug-in Dimmer cabinet. The same size cabinet, if fitted with 4 channel modules, provides a very compact installation of 120 ten amp dimmers.


Review of the Cuemaster II, April 2010 edition of CX Magazine, Australia

New Products:

Theatrelight is pleased to announce the following new products:

PID II: Professional plug-in dimmer system for TV and Theatre

Tourmaster: 24 & 48 channel lightweight touring dimmers

Quasar Wallmount: Architectural digital dimmer

RackPack I: 6 & 12 channel digital dimmer

Please see our Dimmers page for details.