Dealer AppreciationJanuary 31, 2019
Thanks to CSD of New Haven, IN for providing photos of their Nappannee Missionary Church installation which featured Leprecon APC Architectural Control. Click here for their story: www.csdus.com/about-us
2021 CalendarJanuary 31, 2019
Upcoming Holiday Schedule for 2021
May 31, 2021 Memorial Day Closed
July 5th, 2021 Celebrating Independence Day
September 6, 2021 Closed for Labor Day
November 25 & 26 Closed for Thanksgiving
CAE Philanthrophic LinksJanuary 29, 2019
Corporate philanthropy is a general term for the actions that businesses take to improve their communities and society in general. Corporate philanthropy can include donations of money or of time and labor at community centers., or working on community improvement projects. CAE owners, Jim and Rhonda Fackert donate their time helping to keep the Huron River clean, working on Island Lake State Recreation projects, and Friends of Lakelands Trail.
New APC Star Hub IntroducedSeptember 11, 2017
The APC Star Hub offers another option for providing integrated power and data distribution for the APC-DMX controlled wall stations. The original APC Hub provides power and data distribution for a single daisy chained panel system. The new APC Star Hub includes an internal RDM capable DMX splitter supporting up to four wired sets of APC panels wired in a star configuration.
NEWS*** Product Manuals and Product Warranty Registration Now Available On-LineJuly 25, 2017
In our effort to be environmentally friendly, all Leprecon product user manuals and the product warranty registration form will be available on the Leprecon website exclusively.
To download your specific product manual, please select the ‘Support tab’ at the top of our website page and then scroll down to select your specific product found on the left side of the page, then click on the specific product.
To register your product for your ‘Two Year Warranty’ please download the warranty card form under the ‘Support tab’, scroll down to ‘Warranty Information’ and then click on the ‘Link to Warranty Form’. Please complete and return your warranty form via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leprecon XC-350 ConsoleJune 25, 2015
The Leprecon XC-350 lighting console is designed to easily control intelligent, LED and conventional fixtures using encoders, faders, buttons, software and touchscreen.
Easy enough for a new user yet powerful enough for the professional user, the XC-350 is comfortable running improvised performances in live entertainment and production to tightly scripted theatrical shows for theatre, educational and houses of worship.
Features include effects engine, custom chase patterns, over 9000 cues, Quick Looks, submasters, stacking playbacks, 512 intensity channels, 1024 DMX or 2048 Ethernet (ArtNet) channels.
Monitor is required, touchscreen optional. Console ships with Littlite® high intensity lamps, cover and AC powercord.
Watson Remote Power Management Grows Another Leg!May 30, 2014
Leprecon is pleased announced the release of a new model of the popular Watson™ Remote Power Management Products. Designed to be located near the fixtures, the new Watson-208 features a 2-pole 20-amp relay designed for delivering 208 to 240V AC power to electronic fixtures.
Leprecon Receives Neutrik 2013 premierPARTNER AwardNovember 14, 2013
Hamburg, Michigan, USA – November 2013 – Leprecon LLC, a leading provider in theatrical lighting consoles, power distribution and dimming systems today announced that Leprecon has received the “Neutrik 2013 premierPARTNER Award” for their new and innovative Watson Power Management products.
The premierPARTNER Awards recognize ten select companies that have developed an innovative product that incorporates Neutrik-brand connectors and meets the highest level of innovation for their segment of the industry. The Neutrik premierPARTNER Awards program is extremely selective. As Neutrik connectivity products are engineered for professional users, only the most high-end and innovative solutions are eligible for the award, which is presented to less than 1% of the company’s USA customer base. The use of Neutrik connectors demonstrates to a potential customer that quality matters.
Don Stauffer, Leprecon Engineering Manager and designer of Watson Power Management products commented, “I'm very pleased that Leprecon has been recognized with this partnership award. We've used Neutrik products exclusively for many years; the quality of their components is a natural fit with Leprecon products. When developing Watson switching products, Neutrik power and data connectors were my first choice for this new design.”
“Watson” Power Management is a new and innovative solution for delivering AC power and DMX data to electronic fixtures such as LED’s and moving lights. Watson uses one DMX control channel or by simply monitoring DMX data, turns fixtures off when they are not in use; saving power, extending fixture life, and isolating expensive electronics from power line glitches.
Headquartered in Hamburg, MI, Leprecon® LLC is a leading supplier of professional lighting solutions. Leprecon manufactures a wide array of theatrical lighting consoles, power distribution and dimming systems to theatrical production, rental, and installation companies that support concert, corporate event, houses of worship, educational and professional theater.
Pictured receiving award: Jim Fackert, Leprecon President and Don Stauffer, Leprecon Engineering Manager.
Leprecon Updates LPC Controller LineSeptember 16, 2013
Leprecon announces the release of a new version of the popular LPC series lighting console. The new consoles features Version 3.0 software and three front panel encoders for parameter control.
The new Version III console has three front panel encoders allowing for quick access to color, beam and position parameters. The new V3 software features an enhanced programming interface for easier recording, and supports DMX over Ethernet using the universal Art-Net protocol along with many other new features. Updated products include the LPC-48, LPC-96, and LPC-24‘Lil’ Wing consoles.
Additional V3 Software features include:
-Improved ‘Cue Stack’ functions
-Ability to edit all parameters on the ‘Cue List’ screen.
-‘Lock’ Submaster – Locks specific Submaster(s)for access on all Pages.
-'Stage Capture’ feature for copying multiple active scenes including attributes of LED and ML to a new destination with the ability to edit at a later time.
-Improved ‘Group’ screen view.
-Increased performance when programming large shows.
-Upgraded DMX shutdown when powering off.
-Enhanced support for adding fixtures with multiple modes.
-Special 'blackout' handling for LED fixtures with improperly implemented dimmer function.
-Software fixes and improvements.
**NOW SHIPPING** APC - Architectural Preset Control SystemMarch 1, 2013
The new APC Series Architectural Wall Station Control system from Leprecon provides the perfect solution for integrating both architectural and theatrical lighting control into a single DMX based system. APC components are easy to install, wire and configure.
The APC System includes a series of Preset Button wall stations along with the optional Power Hub. Preset panels are available in one, three, six or 12 button preset looks plus Off, all with programmable fades. Standard Cat5 cable and RJ45 connectors are used to interconnect the panels in a system.
The Power Hub provides power for up to 10 APC panels. Standard 5 pin XLR connectors are used for DMX in and out, and a RJ45 connector is used for connecting to the Preset panels. The Hub adds optical isolation for the dimmer output, and transmits DMX data with optimized timing that works well with low cost ‘DMX Challenged’ LED fixtures.
**NOW SHIPPING** Watson Power Management ProductsMarch 1, 2013
First introduced at LDI 2012 and now shipping, “Watson” Power Management from Leprecon is a new and innovative solution for delivering AC power and DMX data to your electronic fixtures.
Using one DMX control channel or simply sensing DMX data, Watson turns fixtures off when they are not in use; saving power, extending fixture life and isolating expensive electronics from power line glitches. An additional isolated DMX output adds extra DMX capacity, and adds a firewall between fixtures and the rest of the control system. The programmable LED display is used for setting the mode and time delay for Power On/Off for each Watson unit.
The LPC family has gotten bigger!January 20, 2012
Powerful yet intuitive, the LPC-24S Lil’ Wing is a compact, fully featured controller designed to be used with Windows running on a laptop or PC. The Lil’ Wing gives you:
12 Submasters and 12 faders with bump buttons
Three encoders for programming LED or Automated Fixtures
Cue Stack controls; Go, Back, Hold with crossfade slider
Quick Look playbacks
1024 control channels on 2-DMX outputs
Compact and economical version of the LPC Series
Designed to be used with Windows systems from Windows 2000 to Windows 7
Fully featured LPC software, including all LED and Automated Fixture controls
Software can be used as off-line editor when not connected to the ‘Lil Wing
Ideal for travel or limited space applications
Outputs and connections:
2 Universes - 1024 DMX channels on two XLR connectors
USB connection to PC
Dimmable Littlite ® work lamp
Includes external 12V power supply and a standard A to B USB cable
Will be on display at USITT 2012 in Long Beach, Booth # 380
"New" Wireless DMX stand-alone transmitters and receiversOctober 11, 2011
The LWS series wireless DMX-512 stand-alone transmitters and receivers from Leprecon are the newest addition to the Leprecon wireless DMX product line. The LWS series takes its place along with Leprecon consoles and dimmers with built-in W-DMX and the Wireless Solutions W-DMX brand stand-alone transmitters and receivers. The LWS series offers complete compatibility and reliability with other W-DMX products in the industry.
All LWS models will be on display at LDI 2011 in Leprecon booth #369 and WFX Show, booth # 336.
Leprecon President Jim Fackert to receive 2011 Parnelli Visionary AwardJuly 7, 2011
Leprecon is pleased to announce that Jim Fackert, President and Founder of Leprecon, LLC will receive the 2011 Parnelli Visionary Award. Jim will receive his award at the Parnelli Award gala dinner on October 29, 2011 at the Peabody Orlando.
Started in 2001, the Parnelli Award serves to recognize pioneering, influential professionals and other contributors to the Live Event Industry.
Click here to read PLSN article.
Leprecon addresses supplier concerns after earthquakeMarch 21, 2011
The shocking combination of earthquake, tsunami and damage to several nuclear power plants has affected many aspects of Japanese manufacturing. Concerns about the supply of components...
LPC Consoles w/ML & LED Control!January 6, 2011
The end of 2010 marked the completion of an extensive upgrade to the LPC controller series. Version 2 software allows the LPC desks to control a variety of LED and Intelligent fixtures. The easy to use interface developed for LPC conventional instrument control has been extended with new screen controls for setting color, beam and position as well as intensity.
The newly released software also supports larger monitors, such as the 19 inch Touchmonitor offered by Leprecon for use with the LPC.
Upgrades for V1 consoles are available, contact us at email@example.com for details.
Leprecon aris® lighting control illuminates National Czech & Slovak MuseumAugust 12, 2010
When the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa needed lighting for their new exhibit they called upon the services of designer, Scott Wiley of Sound Concepts to help them out. The project originally started in 2009 after the epic 2008 flood devastated the NCSML campus, creating over $11 million in damage.
Their goal was not only to re-build, but to create an exhibit depicting how the 2008 floods affected both the NCSML and the historic Czech neighborhoods.
The NCSML wanted the exhibit to include an interactive lighting display using a topographical model with pictures of downtown Cedar Rapids, showing both the flood lines of 2008 and 1993 (the previous highest flood level recorded, matching an older record flood from 1929). Museum visitors would be able to press a button next to explanatory paragraph and illuminate the corresponding picture for a visual representation and then self-cancel after a few moments.
Sound Concepts was brought in to the fold in early 2010 to help out with the NCSML project. Scott Wiley was given the task of not only lighting the exhibit but lso designing a system where finished construction precluded running conduits for larger wire bundles. Wiley’s design relied heavily on the aris® Architectural Interface system and customized wall stations from Leprecon. A custom version of the AI-512 software was created expressly for this project. This allowed the AI processor cards being used to detect the button pushes, and a LD-360 DMX adapter card being used to drive dimmable LED’s in the topographic model. MR16 Micro Ellipse and 3.5” ellipsoidal fixtures were supplied by Altman Stage Lighting.
Wiley was able to bring together off-the-shelf technology from the architectural and advertising signage worlds to create a reliable, custom solution that requires no attention from Museum staff during daily operations.
Leprecon releases LPC Software Version 1.5February 12, 2010
Leprecon has just released Version 1.5 software for the LPC series console and added a second model, the LPC-96V, to their latest console line. The LPC series is perfect for users who desire a back to basics approach in a conventional lighting desk but also require that the feature set grow along with their system needs.
First introduced in the spring of 2009 at USITT, the LPC series is now available in 2 models: the LPC-48V and the newer LPC-96V. The LPC-96V will support the use of 96 single scene faders or operate as a two scene 48 channel preset console with 20 pages of 48 submasters. Both offer hands on fader control for dimmers and LED’s and can utilize the optional touch screen for an enhanced user interface.
Each console now supports version 1.5 software. Features include:
- 512 control channels
- 2 universes of DMX (1024 outputs)
- Cue copy function
- On-screen keypad and QWERTY keyboard
- Other features including an option for W-DMX wireless transmitter
Current LPC owners are encouraged to contact the factory to arrange for their free Version 1.5 software upgrade. Please contact Michelle Gyde in our Service Department at 888-422-3537, extension 202 for a Return Authorization number.
LP-1600 Plus control console updateApril 16, 2009
We have had a recent change in the availability of our Leprecon LP-1600 Plus or video series consoles. As it turns out, the computer has been discontinued in these units and there is no other replacement available. As of April 2009, the Plus models will no longer be available.
Please make a note that the following model numbers have been discontinued:
90-15-1603....LP-1600-24/48 with VGA & 3.5 inch disk drive
90-15-1607....LP-1600-37/72 with VGA & 3.5 inch disk drive
90-15-1611....LP-1600-48/96 with VGA & 3.5 inch disk drive
You can still purchase the Non-video LP-1600 series models as listed on your 2009 Dealer price sheet. These models include our LP-1624/48, LP-1636/72 and LP-1648/96.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have quoted or were considering the LP-1600 with VGA & disk drive there is another option... the new LPC series console.
The LPC-48V is the first in a series of new consoles from Leprecon. It is equipped with VGA output, an optional touchscreen interface, a 10-digit keypad, and USB for file storage and software updates.
Leprecon aris™ system wins “WFX New Product 2008 award!December 11, 2008
Leprecon’s new aris™ Architectural Interface System recently won “ Best Overall Lighting Product” from Worship Facilities Expo, better known as WFX. The award was presented at the 2008 show held in Houston Texas November 6-7th. The Worship Facilities Expo focuses on a wide range of technology including lighting and audio/visual for houses of worship.
The aris™ Architectural Interface System consists of the AI-512 and optional control surfaces to give you complete control at your fingertips. Housed in either a compact wall mount or 2ru rack mount chassis, the AI-512 contains all the necessary hardware and software to interface with and control any DMX lighting system. All 512 DMX channels can be used for architectural or stage lighting and easily recalled from a number of different interfaces such as our aris™ wall stations, any DMX console, or our aris™ Ethernet stations, including the exclusive 15 inch integrated touch computer.
The software of the aris™ system allows for energy management via astronomical clock event triggers, the creation of dynamic looks via DMX snapshots and the ability to network the system and gain access from anywhere in the world.
"The aris system has been a great addition to our architectural control products, especially in the HOW market, adds Ed Cheeseman, Sales Manager for Leprecon. The aris system is extremely easy to use and provides a variety a features necessary to create the ideal lighting environment even on a modest budget."
West Coast Sound & Light Interviews Leprecon Sales ManagerJuly 7, 2008
West Coast Sound & Light podcast airs the week of July 7th and features Paul Doty from WCSL and Ed Cheeseman, Sales Manager for Leprecon.
Paul conducts an in depth interview with Ed Cheeseman at InfoComm 08 in Las Vegas to learn more about the company, it's history and new products.
To hear the the interview via podcast, just click below.
Click here to access podcast.
Wireless Dimmers Now ShippingApril 3, 2008
Leprecon is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Wireless DMX in their ULD series dimmers. First shown at LDI 2007 show in Orlando FL November 16 – 18th, wireless DMX is an optional add-on package to the recently introduced ULD series dimmers. With the wireless receiver built-in to the ULD dimmers, users can now conveniently and reliably control up to 512 channels of DMX.
AI-512 V1.4 software shipping!March 31, 2008
March 2008 - Leprecon has released Version 1.4 Software for their Litescape Series AI-512 Architectural Interface.
The AI-512 V1.4 software includes Astronomical Clock allowing users to set events based on local sunrise or sunset, double the number playbacks for up to 24 individual looks and DMX mapping of the Lockout function are just a few of the new features users will come to appreciate. The AI-512 software is easily configured and programmed via a web browser, requiring no additional software.
The AI-512 Litescape Architectural Interface, introduced in May 2006 was designed to enable wall panels from the Litescape system to work in conjunction with Leprecon MX and VX series or DMX-512 controlled dimming installation systems. Housed in a 2RU chassis, the AI-512 is equipped with DMX In/Out, an Ethernet connection for programming via a laptop, dual RJ connectors for connecting remote wall panels, and a USB port for show storage and software uploads.
Go to the AI-512 product page
Leprecon adds Wireless DMX to Dimmers...November 29, 2007
Leprecon has just added wireless DMX control to their latest line of dimmers. First shown at LDI 2007 show in Orlando FL November 16 – 18th, the wireless DMX will be an optional add-on package to the recently introduced ULD and LDS series dimmers. With the wireless receiver built-in to the ULD or LDS dimmers, users can now conveniently and reliably control up to 512 channels of DMX. Available 1st quarter 2008.
Leprecon LDS-610 wins “WFX New Products” award!November 28, 2007
Leprecon’s new LDS-610 Dimmer Stick has walked away with yet another award, this time for Best Lighting Equipment in the Theatrical Dimmer category. The award was presented at the 2007 WFX show held in Atlanta GA October 25-26th. The Worship Facilities Expo focuses on a wide range of technology including lighting and audio/visual for houses of worship. With over 5000 attendees and over 400 exhibitors, WFX is quickly becoming a must attend for anyone involved in the House of Worship market.
The LDS-610 also won Best Product award at InfoComm ’07, which was held June 15-21st in Anaheim CA. InfoComm International® is the largest audiovisual and information communications tradeshow in the world with over 800 exhibitors.
Leprecon appoints new distributor in Poland...October 15, 2007
Leprecon is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Show Design, as it’s exclusive distributor in Poland. This announcement comes following the recent debut of the of the LP-X series console to the Polish market. The LP-X48 and LP-X24 were both on display during the Music Media show held in Krakow this past September. As commented by Marek Czarnik, Managing Director of Show Design, “the interest level for the LP-X product was very strong and the quality of the product offers a great value.”
Established in 1996, Show Design offers the highest quality equipment from lighting, audio, truss and staging. The markets they serve range from theatres, TV studios, stage and various applications needing sound and lighting products.
“Leprecon is committed growing our European presence and aligning with a company like Show Design further strengthens that commitment”, explains Ed Cheeseman, International Sales Manager for Leprecon.
LDS-610 Dimmer Wins "RENTAL & STAGING SYSTEMS" AwardJuly 20, 2007
Leprecon’s new LDS-610 Dimmer Stick won Best Lighting Product from Rental & Staging Systems at the 2007 InfoComm show held in Anaheim, California from June 19th -21st. Designed as an installation product where limited space and available power are an issue, the LDS-610 dimmer stick was introduced in the fall of 2006.
Leprecon’s Sales Manager, Ed Cheeseman who accepted the award at InfoComm 07 says “ We are honored to have been chosen for this award and excited at the level of interest we’ve had on the LDS-610 since first displaying it at LDI 2006. This product further legitimizes our commitment to the installation market and should be a great tool for schools, theatres, churches and various other venues that need quality distributed dimming.”
The LDS-610 is continually being specified for all types of venues and began shipping in December 2006. Leprecon, LLC manufactures a complete line of dimming and control for live entertainment and permanent installations. Control includes architectural wall stations, memory consoles and moving light consoles. Architectural dimming systems, tree mount and rack mountable dimmer packs as well as complete custom dimmer and power distribution racks built to customer’s specifications.
LD-360 MicroPlex Series Dimmers DiscontinuedMay 9, 2007
Leprecon has had a long successful run with our microplex dimmers, however, the time has come to discontinue these models. We anticipate these units to be available through May 2007. After such a date we suggest you contact us for availability. We expect replacement parts to be available for an undetermined amount of time.
90-06-0022, LD-360-MPX, 6 Channel Dimmer Pack
90-06-0023, LD-360-MPX-HP, 6 Channel Dimmer Pack
Leprecon Architectural Interface AI-512May 1, 2006
Leprecon AI-512 Links Litescape Panels to DMX Dimmers
The AI-512 Litescape Architectural Interface is the latest addition to the Litescape Architectural Series from Leprecon. Housed in a 2RU chassis, the AI-512 is equipped with DMX In/Out, an Ethernet connection for programming via a laptop, dual RJ connectors for connecting remote wall panels, and a USB port for show storage and software uploads. The AI-512 will now enable wall panels from the Litescape system to work in conjunction with Leprecon MX and VX series or DMX-512 controlled dimming installation systems.
The AI-512 software allows any system to be easily configured and programmed via a web browser, requiring no additional software. DMX snapshots for fast programming, the ability to merge DMX data with the control console, and a real time status display for set up and configuration are just some of the features users will come to appreciate.
Link to demo software
LP-X Version 4 Software releaseDecember 1, 2005
Leprecon has released Version 4 Software for the LP-X series consoles. New in Version 4 is a revised Moving Light Programmer screen that has dramatically improved access to programming data such as Labels, Effects, Timing & Attributes. Pan & Tilt control can now be adjusted not only with the encoders but with the on-board trackball, an external mouse, or the
X Y pad on the touch screen. Also enhanced is the Run Screen for both the Playback & Stack sections, enhancements include Moving Light Scene Information, Playback & Scene titling, and Scene Preview. Other improvements include Fixture Label Import, added Softpatching functionality, & there’s now an on screen keypad for data entry.
Version 4 Software is now available to all LP-X users as a free download from their website (www.leprecon.com) and is also shipping with every LP-X24 or LP-X48.
Go to the LP- X Series product page
Free Download - Version 4 for your LPX console
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