Lance Tucker from The Vineyard Community in Johnstown, OH brings us this homemade star grid for their back wall.
They used 280 C7 Gold LED Retrofit Christmas light bulbs with Satco C7 sockets hung with plastic tile trim strips. They painted the strips black so they virtually disappear against the back wall. Each vertical strip of lights was controlled via its own dimmer channel. This gave them the ability to do fades, chases, and other simple effects. They plan on expanding this to cover more of their back wall in the near future.
They also had 14 vintage Edison and tube bulbs hanging from the ceiling. Total budget for this design was approximately $600.
To complete the overall design and lighting effects they also had the following lights in use:
6 Martin MX-10
2 Martin Mini Mac
2 Martin 250
6 Color Key LED Stage Par 64 – 1 Watt
8 Color Key LED Stage Par 64 – 10mm
4 Ellipsoidal Theater Lights