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The Knight of Illumination Awards To Be Held at The Troxy in East London

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The TroxyLONDON — Organizers of the annual Knight of Illumination (KOI) awards, to be held Oct. 5, 2014 during PLASA London, announced a new venue for this year's ceremony: The Troxy, an Art Deco theatre and concert venue in East London. The venue, originally built as one of the largest cinemas in 1930's England, is a grade II listed building that has played host to such 1940s-era standouts as the Andrews Sisters and Dame Vera Lynn to, in more recent years, Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker and electro-pop trio London Grammar. This year's event, the seventh annual ceremony, is being organized by the ALD, Ambersphere, Clay Paky and the STLD.

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Messe Frankfurt Acquires LED Expo, Media Expo Trade Events in India

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LED expo logoINDIA - Messe Frankfurt has acquired two of India's leading trade fairs, LED Expo and Media Expo. LED Expo takes place annually in both Delhi and Mumbai, and is the only event in the industry focused solely on LED products. Media Expo occurs once a year in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata and is the largest exhibition for the signage and advertising industry. This takes the number of events organized by Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India to 14. 

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4Wall Los Angeles Names Jessica Brownell Account Executive

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4Wall Los Angeles Names Jessica Brownell Account ExecutiveLOS ANGELES - 4Wall Los Angeles named Jessica Brownell account executive. Brownell, who previously served as a project manager for ETC and an account manager for ELS, will focus on rentals and sales while also assisting the 4Wall Systems division. “Jessica is a great fit for our location," said Jeff Mateer, 4Wall LA VP of Business Development.  "Her experience in our market and in the lighting industry as a whole will make her a great resource for our customers.” 

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Calling All Desk Jockeys! Let Us Know if You’ve been Using a Treadmill Desk at Work

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A treadmil desk from TreadDeskLAS VEGAS — Are you one of the growing number of people who are looking to an alternative to sitting on a chair at your workplace everyday by installing (and using) a treadmill desk? If so, we want to know about it! If you know of someone else in our industry who uses one of these, please provide their contact details as well.

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Don't Miss Out! Nominate a Hometown Hero Lighting Company This Week

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2014 Hometown Hero NominationsLAS VEGAS — This year's window of opportunity to nominate companies worthy of receiving a Parnelli Award for Hometown Hero Lighting Company of the Year hasn't slammed shut yet; the deadline is July 31, 2014. But while the annual PLSN newsletter alert informing readers that they only have scant days before the nominations period closes is still a week away, there's no reason to wait until that final reminder. Do a worthy company proud by taking a minute to nominate them for the honor today.

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Projection Connection News

Pearl Jam Lightning Bolt Tour Gets Video Support from CT in U.K./Europe

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CT supports Pearl Jam video director Blue LeachMILTON KEYNES, U.K. - Working with video director Blue Leach, Creative Technology provided video gear in support of a 12-show U.K./European tour leg that was part of Pearl Jam's ongoing world tour in support of the band's 10th studio album, Lighting Bolt, which was released last fall. The tour leg began in Amsterdam in mid-June and finished with a concert here July 11. The shows featured a form of I-Mag (in black and white), a rarity for the band's live shows.

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Mitch Schellenger, LD for Third Eye Blind, Includes Nexus 4x4 Panels in Show Design

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Mitch Schellenger, LD for Third Eye Blind, Includes Nexus 4x4 Panels in Show DesignSUNRISE, FL – For Third Eye Blind’s 2014 Spring/Summer Tour, LD Mitch Schellenger has been using a rig with 22 Nexus 4x4 LED panels from Chauvet Professional, based here. Chauvet Professional relayed Schellenger's comments on how he was able to use the fixtures within a lighting design that takes its inspiration from the hues of a sunset - including the "green flash" phenomenon noted by some who have watched the setting sun.

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International News

Lightconverse Offers Workshops in Shanghai and Guangzhou, China

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CHINA - Lightconverse held a series of workshops featuring the company's lighting visualization software products in Shanghai and Guangzhou earlier this year.

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LD Jason Ayala Uses Chauvet Fixtures to Light Many Hopes Gala

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NEW YORK – A collection of 16 Chauvet PVP S5 LED panels lit up the DJ booth and dance floor at the second annual Many Hopes Gala. The panels were part of a lightshow created by LD Jason Ayala who praised their flexibility and brightness. “There were no moving fixtures in this party, just uplights and the panels,” he said. “We relied on the panels to bring the party-like atmosphere to the dance floor and they didn’t let us down.”

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Projection Connection News

LED Screens Bring Crowds Closer To The Action of 'Le Tour de France'

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BRADFORD, Yorkshire, U.K. - As the Tour de France got underway, large LED screens powered by LEDView image-scaling technology from Calibre UK were positioned along the course. The screens were supplied by Lightmedia and Big TV – both of which specified Calibre's LEDView530 as their large-display image scaler of choice for the Grand Depart.

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