Monthly Newsletter – January Edition

Monthly Newsletter – January Edition

Welcome to the A.C. Entertainment Technologies monthly newsletter. Here we’ll keep you up to date with company news, the best products of the moment and any other exciting updates we have.

The Latest News…

YES Events pleased with PROLIGHTS performance via AC-ET

YES Events demo their new PROLIGHTS Ecl JRZIP Profile - News Article

UK – Established in 1999, YES Events are the skilled team behind a wide variety of UK events. Their ability to deliver projects of any size with their in-house services, means you can rely on them to realise your vision.

We got a call from our friends at YES Events who wanted to expand their already extensive technical inventory. Ben Steppenbeck, the Northern Lighting Sales Manager here at A.C. Entertainment Technologies, liaised with Tom Chennels, Managing Director of YES Events.

Tom was in search of a LED Profile that was suitable for outdoor use but was smaller than other IP rated options on the market. After talking through options with Ben, YES Events opted for the PROLIGHTS EclProfile JrZIP.

Click here to read the full article

AC-ET’s product picks of the month…

Take a look at our favourite products this January!

Luminex | Gigacore 30i
Allen & Heath | D – Live
Sixty82 | TPM Truss Series
Green Hippo | Nevis










Check out our other products!

We offer a vast range of quality products suitable for many sectors, take a look…

LightingAudio | Video | Rigging 

Click here to contact our Sales team and find out more.

What we found interesting…

This month we wanted to share the history of fader and lighting desks:

The history of Lighting Desks - Black and white image - Saturable Choke dimmer

The Origins of the Fader Desk

Many people use Lighting Desks on a daily basis but have you ever wondered how we came to know and love these brilliant pieces of kit? If so, read on… Let’s start at the beginning.

The invention of thyristor electronic dimming enabled the brightness of incandescent lamps to be reduced. This forged a path for the early fader desks. Their origins were simple ones – only having two or more rows of channel faders (pre-sets) controlled via master faders. This allowed cross-fading between two different lighting states.

These types of desks were commonplace in schools, with desks like the Strand Mini 2, Eltec, Furse and many others being a widely recognised fixture. It was rare that more than 24 channels were used with six-channel dimmer packs.

One throwback that was still in use when thyristor dimming was introduced was the Strand LC, which used Saturable Choke Dimmers.


Tourflex Cabling News

Bringing you the latest from Tourflex Cabling

Tourflex Cabling had a great year in 2022 with their custom cable manufacturing, making enough cable to stretch from our High Wycombe HQ all the way to Barcelona!

We’ve increased stock, hired more staff and are ready to meet your demands in 2023. Bespoke Cable Manufacturing for Lighting, Audio, Rigging & Video Applications. Contact us today for more information.

Don’t forget to follow Tourflex Cabling on social media:

Tourflex Cabling Facebook 

Tourflex Cabling LinkedIn 


Product preview…

Get a sneak peak of the PROLIGHTS Smart Batwash LED in action!

Click here for more information on the PROLIGHTS Smart BatWash LED

A.C. Entertainment Technologies Monthly Newsletter | January Edition
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