Top Hats serve two functions in entertainment lighting: To control light spill or to reduce the viewing angle to the lens. Sometimes poor fixture optics or poorly maintained lenses can cause light to be directed into the audience or onto scenery, and top hats can help control that. It is also often objectionable to the audience or camera to see the bright source of the light and top hats can shield the bright source from view. All of our black top hats and half top hats are flocked on the interior to reduce light reflection.
Our Stackers top hats are tapered so they stack, but they don’t stick together. Since they stack, they take up very little space on the shelf or in the truck. We got the idea from lighting designer Mike Baldassari who needed a way to conserve shipping space on a European tour. Stackers perform exactly like a standard top hat but store in a tiny fraction of the space. The interior of Stackers is flocked to reduce light reflection.
Stackers™ fit Source Four, Source Four PAR, Source Four Jr, Source Four Zoom, Selecon Pacific, Altman Shakespeare, and many others. Sorry, Stackers™ do not fit Strand SL, or Source Four 14° and may not fit all lighting fixtures. Please call us with any questions.
- Tapered so they stack, but they don't stick together
- Lightweight aluminum construction
- Black flocked interior
- Saves space in storage and transport
- Patent Pending
For more information, check out City Theatrical's website