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

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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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    3 Discussions


    5 years ago on Introduction

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


    5 years ago

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


    5 years ago on Introduction

    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.