What to Know Before Adding Lasers to Your Lighting Rig

What to Know Before Adding Lasers to Your Lighting Rig
With professional laser control and programming easier than ever, lighting designers and live event producers can add lasers to lighting rigs and use them to them enhance any array of traditional moving-head fixtures. So if your team is set on adding the allure of laser light to your next event, tour or...

5 Things You Need for a Safe and Compliant Laser Show

5 Things You Need for a Safe and Compliant Laser Show
You've booked the gig. You've spec'd your gear. You may have even pre-programmed your show. But have you taken laser safety into consideration? Read on to see the five things you must have for your laser show to be compliant. Properly labeled projectors Take a look at your laser projectors....

What is Mercury Laser Control?

What is Mercury Laser Control?
What is Mercury Laser Control? Lasers for lighting designers Launched in 2017, Mercury is our control system built from the ground up for direct control from lighting consoles. As moving lights and intelligent fixtures have developed, many people viewed lasers as either cheap effects or large, expensive, and required extensive...

Four Reasons Lighting Designers Should Use XLERATE (Plus How to Get Started)

Four Reasons Lighting Designers Should Use XLERATE (Plus How to Get Started)
Four Reasons Lighting Designers Should Use XLERATE What is XLERATE? XLERATE is our free software tool designed to be flexible and work seamlessly with your rig. Featuring previsualization support, rig management capability, content management, and more, XLERATE is the perfect tool for lighting designers who want to integrate lasers into...

PLSN Spotlights X-Laser Owner/President Adam Raugh

PLSN Spotlights X-Laser Owner/President Adam Raugh
PLSN recently spotlighted X-Laser owner/president Adam Raugh in a piece about what we do here at X-Laser! Author Debi Moen covers what we do here at X-Laser, from Mercury to compliance support, and the changes Adam made when he took over the company in 2016.  "Working with a customer base...

Freebie Friday - Halloween 2021 Mercury Content Pack!

Freebie Friday - Halloween 2021 Mercury Content Pack!
FREE Spooky Gobos for Halloween It's spooky season, and to celebrate we have new Mercury gobos just in time for Halloween! Our talented electronics assembly tech and in house laser artist Julie created a bunch of laser gobos for X-Laser users. These gobos are specifically for Mercury-enabled laser systems.  There are...

5 Words Media Awards Second #FreeChurchAV Winner

5 Words Media Awards Second #FreeChurchAV Winner
Ohana Baptist Church Wins a Free Lighting & AV System Valued at $231,000, Caleb Surface of Ohana Baptist Church in Honolulu, Hawaii became the second winner of the #FreeChurchAV giveaway. The installation was recently completed, after 5 Words Media CEO Daniel Gourley announced Ohana Baptist Church as the winner in January...

How To Submit Your Annual Report, Stress-Free

How To Submit Your Annual Report, Stress-Free
The Deadline to Submit Annual Reports is Fast Approaching But don't let that stress you out. As the September 1st deadline approaches, laser users everywhere are likely dreading the long, tedious process of submitting their annual report to the FDA.  The report is required for renewing your variance and for adding...