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 - 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
Yellow/Black Dave Larking ex-Theatre Manager
Red-Black-Red Duncan Grieve Moved On to better things.
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/Black/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/Red/White Dave Moffat It's mine, right!
Blue/Silver Xander (like "Cher") Maybe I should put my colours on my LX tape...
Blue/Green Denise Wood I'm reserving this in advance for the tools I will someday have!
Blue/Black/Red Alex 'Mal' Mead I know have lots of stuff but none of it is tagged
Yellow/Brown Neale Dutton They're not Terry's they are mine.
Orange/White Felix Trench Inspired.
White/Black/White Jamie McQuilkin Because one day I might actually have stuff worth stealing...

LX tape can be used to write on. If a lantern breaks please put some tape on it, write what is wrong with it and leave it on the back desk of the tech box. If the mode of failure is not known mark the item FUCT - Failed Under Constant Testing!!