Beam Control

Beam Bender

City Theatrical Beam Benders  allow the light output of a lighting fixture to be located at a right angle to the fixture. A fixture can point horizontally and shoot its light straight down, or can point straight down and output its light horizontally. 

Designers have many uses for the Beam Bender, including shooting around obstructions, working with low grids in which a fixture pointing straight down would be an obstruction, and on dance sidelight booms to light the maximum of dancers’ legs without lighting the floor.

City Theatrical Beam Bender

City Theatrical's Beam Bender is ideal for theatres and studios with low ceilings, and is most commonly hung close to the ceiling to bend beams of light downwards to help lighting professionals gain vertical space.

Lighting Designer Jules Fisher brought us the idea of the Beam Bender and we built the first ones for his New York production of A Christmas Carol



Name A B Part Number
Beam Bender 6 ¼" 12"
Beam Bender 7 ½" * 14 ¾"
 8 ½"
Beam Bender S4 Mini 5 ½"
 3 3/16"
Beam Bender, ColorSource Spot Jr. 12" 7" 1404
Beam Bender, Altman Phoenix 6 ¼" 12" 7" 1405


*The 7 ½” Beam Bender does not fit into XDLT lenses for ETC Source Four LED Series 3 fixtures.


Beam Control Accessory Sizing Chart for ETC Standard, EDLT and XDLT Lenses
 ETC Source 4 LED Series 3 Users: Find the Beam Control Accessory Sizes you need for ETC Standard, EDLT, and XDLT Lenses. Download the: Beam Control Accessory Sizing Chart for ETC's EDLT / XDLT Lenses (PDF).

Additional Information

  • Attaches easily to any Source Four™ , SL, Shakespeare or Selecon Pacific ellipsoidal for flexibility in fixture placement
  • Ideal for shooting around scenery or other obstructions
  • Adjustable mirror for controlling angle and spread of beam
  • Especially useful for dance designers needing maximum light output at floor level
  • Made in the USA
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