Power cables are used in many lighting applications, both permanent and temporary. Stage lighting cables, however, are often different from the cables used in commercial lighting fixtures. They closely resemble lighting fixtures used in industrial environments since they need to hold heavy and strong lights. The cables also need to be durable, as they are often run throughout sets and tend to get walked on by cast and crew members.
Our Custom Stage Lighting Solution
One customer in the business of designing, building, and installing stage lighting contacted Allied Wire and Cable to help design a cable that would be used to hang accent lighting on a stage. The customer knew they needed a 20 AWG, five conductor cable, but needed help meeting other requirements.
Since the stage lighting cable would be used in a mobile light display, there were two components the customer needed to be made custom. First, the cable needed to be more flexible than the standard lightning cable, so the overall outer diameter was reduced. Second, since the lighting fixture was heavy, the cable needed to be designed so that all of the weight would not be placed on the conductor while the fixture was in motion. In order to do this, a stainless steel strength member was incorporated into the cable.
Allied Wire and Cable’s custom cable experts are experienced in designing and manufacturing custom cables for all types of industries, even those that you wouldn’t typically think to associate wire and cable with. If you need a cable that requires more than the stock product can provide, visit our Custom Cable Design Center or call 800-472-4655 to be put in touch with an Allied Wire and Cable custom cable expert.