Stage Designs

Echo Lines

Jared Rodriguez from Landmark Church brings us this creative use of leftover fluorescent tubes. 

Color tubes and color strips run from $150-$270 each and aren’t always feasible for smaller churches. So Jared improvised.

After Jared reduced the pre-existing fluorescent lighting in the room, he had a lot of fluorescent bulbs left over. So he decided to hang them using magnetic hooks and fishing wire. They already had two PAR64 LEDs ($200 each), so he used them to add very effective color to the dead fluorescent bulbs–creating the illusion of color tubes. Total cost: about $30.

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9 responses to “Echo Lines”

  1. Jeremy says:

    Wow, really awesome. The coolness:simplicity ratio is off the charts!

  2. Tim Sherwood says:

    Have to admit that looks very nice for $30 spent. Well done Jared.

  3. Jon says:

    Definitely gonna try this one!

  4. Joel says:

    totally creative. I agree with Jeremy!

  5. Seth says:

    love this. This is such a creative yet simple design. And probably a better use of fluorescent bulbs than using them as lightsabers b/c that can get kind of dangerous…. just sayin

  6. Davian Chase says:

    I am gonna try at my concert

  7. TJ says:

    GREAT IDEA! How do they look when the house lights are up for teaching? I have LED bars that I could light these with, but wondering if they hold color when some white light is up.

  8. Jared says:

    TJ, They’ll hold up as long as you don’t point light directly at them, which should be easy to avoid, even with a small stage like ours. Our house lights are only over the seats, and just bright enough for people to read. For the stage we just use par cans front and center. here’s a link to a pic taken during teaching with the house lights on facebook:!/photo.php?fbid=10150413740128487&set=pu.274560863486&type=1&theater

  9. Jason says:

    How did you attach them to the walls?

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