Stage lighting is the craft of lighting as it applies to the production of theatre, dance, opera and other performance arts. Different types of stage lighting instruments are used in this discipline. In addition to basic lighting, modern stage lighting can also include special effects, such as lasers and fog machines. People who work on stage lighting are commonly referred to as lighting technicians.
The equipment used for stage lighting (e.g., cabling, dimmers, lighting instruments, controllers) are also used in other lighting applications, including corporate events, concerts, trade shows, broadcast television, film production, photographic studios, and other types of live events. The personnel needed to install, operate, and control the equipment also cross over into these different areas of "stage lighting" applications.
Showsafe are a brand of electrical connectors, known in the entertainment industry primarily for their 19-pin electrical connectors, they are also known as Socapex connectors as a genericized. The lighting connectors are used in film, television, and stage lighting to terminate the ends of a multicable. They are wired with six hot/live pins, six neutral pins, six ground/earth pins, and a final central pin used to aid alignment of the male end of the connector with a female receptacle. "Breakouts" are often used to connect fixtures to the cable.
The connectors are configured from a lighting connector wiring diagram
Phase 3’s UL approved multi-pin lighting connectors have been developed to offer the highest levels of reliability and safety. The super robust construction of the circular connectors ensures continual and reliable operation. The rugged design has been tailored specifically for professional touring applications and are fully Socapex compatible. This has ensured that the P3-19 Pin Multi-Pin Connectors are more than up to the challenge of life on the road. Showsafe Connectors are sealed to IP67 when mated, making them water and dust proof for festivals worldwide.
The Phase 3 Splitter Unit is an essential piece of power distribution kit for intricate event set-ups. The product is designed with a tough rubber moulding making it perfect for harsh environments. On the device, Phase 3 have fitted it with an incoming male 19-pin plug and two female 19-pin sockets. The Splitter Units can be wired either in series or parallel connection and is fully socapex 419 compatible.