McCandless developed an early ellipsoidal reflector fixture that was then further developed by Joe Levy, who, along with his Century lighting partner Ed Kook, is credited with inventing the ellipsoidal reflector spotlight
(ERS) called the Lekolite or "Leko" (for Levy and Kook) patented in 1933.
Warfel includes in his equipment list an original Lekolite and describes it as the first ellipsoidal reflector spotlight
We have taken one of the most popular conventional lighting tools ever used, the ellipsoidal reflector spotlight, and automated it.
Some of the features of the VARI*LITE VL1000 ellipsoidal reflector spotlight include:
And in the process, Vari-Lite has given the entertainment lighting industry the ellipsoidal reflector spotlight that will automate stage lighting for years to come.
Inside of the blue enclosure, theatrical lighting products and techniques, including Source Four ellipsoidal reflector spotlights
, highlight the experiment areas for a dramatic effect.
With the purchase of 10 VARI*LITE(R) VL1000(TM) ellipsoidal reflector spotlights
, electronic retail king QVC took another step toward its goal of fully automating the studio from which its programs are broadcast 24 hours a day.
To accomplish the feat, Berner chose 50 VARI*LITE(R) VL1000(TM) ellipsoidal reflector spotlights
from Vari-Lite Inc.