Lighting pipe grids are perpendicular cross-hatches of pipe attached
to the overhead structure above a stage, or studio. It is a standard
way to mount scenery and lighting instruments. It is extremely useful
for lighting due to the multitude of locations it provides for instrument
A grid is typically comprised of several perpendicular overlapping
runs of 1-1/2" Schedule 40 black iron pipe. This size accommodates
theatrical c-clamps found on most lighting instruments.
In order for the NortrhEast Stage sales department to generate a
lighting pipe grid quote, we would need to know the following:
- Is there access to get a 21' pipe in the building and to the
- What is the height from the floor to the ceiling mounting structure?
- What is the desired height that the grid must be mounted?
- Is there a ceiling between where the grid is to be mounted and
the overhead structure?
- What is the overhead structure that the grid will be mounted
to? Is it I-Beams? What is the spacing between them? Or Is it a
- What is the wall comprised of at the height the gird is to be
- What is the spacing between pipes on the grid 4'o.c., 3' o.c.?
Please contact the experts at NorthEast
Stage for design information or a quote.
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