Aria LED Music Stand Lights  


My group LOVES the new Aria stand lights, mainly the fact that they light the whole page, so you're not squinting to see the bottom corners.  The depth also accommodates our 2-inch thick binders SO much better than the old Manhassets.
I’ve used LED music lights before. They don’t light up the page well. Why are these different?
We use many more LEDs than other music lights. Our scientific design focuses light on the bottom of the page, providing even coverage. Most other LED stand lights use alkaline batteries and therefore provide lower current to the LEDs to conserve power. Aria Solo and Diva plug into the wall to deliver stronger light than incandescent lights. Aria Forte and Brio use high-current batteries to deliver brightness equivalent to our brightest plug-in light.
Will the LEDs ever burn out?
Our LEDs are designed for 100,000 hours of continuous use. That’s 34 years if they are used 8 hours a day, 365 days a year.
My stand has a thick lip at the top and other music lights don't fit. Will Aria?
Yes. Aria is designed to fit all solid desk stands with a top lip up to 0.45" thick, including Manhasset, Hamilton, Belmonte, On-Stage, Peak, Desca, Wenger, K&M, Nilton, Petersen, and most others.
Can I use Aria with my portable stand?
Yes, if the stand has a solid desk, Aria will fit properly. However, Aria is not designed for use with wire stands.
Can I use Aria on my piano or organ?
Aria attaches to the music desk, so the desk should be as tall as your music in order for the music to fit under the light. Since the metal clips can make indentations or scratches in softer woods, we recommend against using Aria on fine wooden music desks without protection. (Clipping Aria onto a piece of 13” by 20” black foam core, available at office supply stores, can solve both issues.) Plastic or metal desks are fine.
How can a two-watt stand light outperform a 40-watt stand light?
Unlike incandescent bulbs, LEDs are more efficient, with most of the power converting to light rather than heat. After a little use, incandescent bulbs in stand lights begin to deposit metal (tungsten) on the inside surface of the glass and you’ll notice that the light output degrades as the bulb gets blacker. Because our LEDs are directional, Aria is designed to focus all of the light on the page rather than on the inside of the stand light.
I heard that 40-watt bulbs are going away. Is that true?
Yes. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 required that most incandescent bulbs no longer be made after January 2014. At the moment, there are some exemptions for specialty bulbs, but by 2020 all traditional incandescent bulbs must be phased out. Aria lights exceed the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 requirements for low-power lighting. And since Aria LEDs have a 25- to 40-year life span, finding replacement bulbs is not be necessary.
Why is the light so wide?
Unlike other lights, Aria is designed to give you maximum coverage on the page. The 14-inch wide design allows light to reach every corner on full-sized sheet music. With stand extenders, you can easily cover four pages of music.
Can I use Aria lights with batteries?
We recommend the recharegable Aria Forte or Brio if you need a battery-powered light. The Aria Solo and Diva are designed for use with wall power only.
Can I use Aria Brio or Aria Forte when plugged in?
Absolutely. Our rechargeable lights are designed to allow operation either plugged in or operating on battery. The Aria Forte can also charge while you use it.
Can I leave my Aria Forte or Aria Brio light plugged in all the time?
You bet. Our rechargeable lights contain a processor which monitors the charge. When the battery is fully charged, it stops charging. Many of our customers leave their light plugged in at home for use and just remove the power cord to take it to gigs.

 
We have a symphony orchestra. Are there quantity discounts for Aria?
Aria lights are used by major symphony orchestras like New York, Boston and Toronto. A 20% discount starts at just five lights. And orchestras get even larger discounts, due to their size. Online quantity discounts are available for up to 200 lights. Contact us for a budgetary quotation or pricing on higher quantities.
Can I take Aria with me to gigs?
Yes you can. Aria stand lights are portable. You may want to consider our soft carrying bag, which has a convenient carrying handle. For complete versatility, the rechargeable Forte and Brio work plugged in or on battery.
Are they so bright that I need to dim the light?
Because the light is so even across the page, the light won’t be blinding even in dark situations. You’ll just see the bottom of the page better. However, we do offer an inline dimmer for use in jazz clubs and pits.
Can I use theatrical dimmers with my Aria Light?
Yes, with our DMX decoder. Because LEDs require a constant voltage, line voltage theatrical dimmers do not work with LED power supplies. Even when they are fully on, line voltage dimmers can damage switching power supplies. For smaller groups, we recommend our inline dimmer. For larger groups such as for pits, bands, or orchestras, use our DMX decoder that allows your theatrical lighting system full-range dimming of Aria Diva or Aria Solo lights.
Is Aria durable enough for the school environment?
Absolutely. Aria is designed with heavy gauge aluminum construction and bonded with a thick black powder coated surface. It stands up to the rigors of the classroom just as well as the best music stands.
Can I plug multiple Aria stand lights into a power strip?
You bet. All Aria power adpaters are designed to allow multiple lights to be plugged into a single strip. A six outlet strip supports six stand lights. As it should be.
I’ve seen LEDs flicker before. That would be distracting, wouldn’t it?
Yes, it would be. That’s why Aria is designed to operate on DC current, providing flicker-free illumination. Our dimmers and DMX decoder use high-frequencies which are flicker-free and allow the lights to be recorded on video for television.
Do you ship to Canada?
Yes we do. Bear in mind that orders shipped from the US to Canada require you to pay the Canadian harmonized sales tax (HST) and a $10 advancement fee by the carrier. The carrier will invoice you separately for these charges.
Where are your lights made?
All of our lights are assembled in the USA with domestic and foreign components.
What is your return policy?
If you are not 100% satsified with your purchase, you may return it within 30 days for a full refund.
Where I can I try one?
Aria is carried by more than 2,500 music retailers and six distributors. Check with your local music store, or ask them to order it if they don’t have one in the store. You can also purchase one directly from Aria Lights, if you prefer.
Can I order additional power supplies or batteries?
Yes. Power supplies and batteries are avilable on our accessories page.
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