How to Hang a Light

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Introduction: How to Hang a Light

This tutorial will show you how to hang a basic stage light on the catwalk.

What you will need:
-Stage Light
-Wrench
-Catwalk

Step 1: Step 1. Catwalk

Climb up to the catwalk with the light you want to hang. Make sure to bring a wrench with you. Find the spot on the catwalk where you would like to hang the light.

Step 2: Step 2. Hanging the Light

Hold the light over the edge, then pull it back towards you so that the C-clamp on the light is on the bar. Tighten the screw as much as you can with your fingers, then tighten another quarter turn with a wrench. Attach the safety cable so that it loops through the yolk and around the pipe.

Step 3: Step 3. Plugging It In

Take the cord from the light, plug it into an empty one from the catwalk, and twist them so that they lock.

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    Yeah, I flipped the order, clip the safety cable first, before hanging it.

    Jobar007 is correct you should connect the safety wire first. When using any theatrical lights you should always care for safety first.

    It's interesting that you hang the light before connecting the safety wire. When I was in college, we were taught to clip the safety first and then hang the light so in case we dropped it, it would end up in the seats below.