Electrical Tape

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AKA: LX tape, Leccy

Electrical Insulation Tape can usually be found in the pockets of most techies. Uses include taping cables to the rig, wrapping cables up, hiding bare bits of wire (No! Just No.), strapping gel frames together and attaching unsuspecting victims to unmovable objects.

LX is used on the cables to mark their length, we use a similar system to Blacklight except we don't include red or yellow, which are on all cables to indicate that they belong to Bedlam. Lengths are always rounded down and if there are two bands, then the lengths are added.

length Bedlam Colour Black Light Colour
1m Brown Brown
2m White White
3m Purple Purple
5m Blue Blue
10m Green Yellow
20m - Green
50m - Red

LX tape is also used to identify the owner of tools; the table below shows some of the combinations

Tape Colours Owner Notes
Red/Yellow Bedlam
Yellow/Green F.O.B. Friends of Bedlam Toolkit (Striped/Earth Tape)
Blue/Red Black Light If it hasn’t been hired, don’t let Hogg see it
Yellow/Black Dave Larking Theatre Manager
Red-Black-Red Duncan Grieve Moved On
Purple/Black Alistair Marshall Please Sir can I have my <insert tool> back?
Blue Colleen Patterson Will possibly add black if such a simple colour becomes an issue
Green/Black Richard Bell I hereby claim the fore-mentioned colours for my stuff!
Black/Red/Black Mark Gerrard ...see it, find it? Give it back...
Green/Black Heather Hanshaw I hereby re-claim the fore-mentioned colours from Richard cos i was here first! xx
Green Claire Freake My AJ had a band of bright green lx. Then it went missing at NSDF. Damn.
Blue/White Alex Engel These colours were hijacked with consent from David Illsley.
Blue/White/Red Dave Moffat It's mine, right!
Blue/Grey Xander Maybe I should put my colours on my LX tape...

LX tape can be used to write on, notice the indented section of the sound desk designed for this - it isn't just a coincidence. DON'T put tape on the new lighting desk . If a lantern breaks and needs to go to the bar of broken things then please put some tape on it and tell us what is wrong with it. If the mode of failure is not known mark the item FUCT - Failed Under Constant Testing!!