Brent Wernsing from New Walk Church in Zephyrhills, Florida brings us these great modular light bulb wall panels.
Each week they meet in a YMCA (portable church) and setup Saturdays from 2pm-5pm then tear down Sunday nights at 8pm-10pm. They have 2 sheds on site and 2 portables for kids classes where they can store stuff.
They averaging about 1400 people each weekend, between four services.
To satisfy their portability needs, they decided to do walls in sections that they could attach to their truss. They truss is 12 feet high and 22 feet wide. So they made ten, 2×8′ panels out of plywood that they painted black. They made the panels out of 2×4 plywood – sturdy enough and as light as possible for setup and tear down ($250 on wood/paints/screws/etc). Then they added two, Crown Bolt 25 lb. Handy Hooks($1.27ea) from Home Depot to each panel to hang them to their trussing. They bent the hooks to help them hold more securely.
Once they had the panels done they drilled twelve 2.3 inch holes – evenly separated so the holes would span the entire panel. And those holes were duplicated in every panel so that it would line up all the way across the wall once it was all put together.
They bought five 48′ (56′ with 8ft of lead cord) strings from Party Lights.com. Each string holds 24 bulbs each. Since they only had 12 bulbs per panel, they ended up cutting the strings in half to have 24′ strings with 12 bulbs per string. They capped off the ends.
They had 10 panels total so they needed 120 bulbs and the string they purchased used 25watt A-19 Bulbs. They bought 130 bulbs to be safe. They bought their bulbs at Party Lights.com too.
They hooked each panel individually to a 4-channel DMX dimmer pack (five dimmer packs total).
To finish off the design they added nine par56 cans above the truss.
For each series/event they simply add a logo in front of the light bulb wall panels.